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Review: The War on Freedom - How and Why America was Attacked September 11, 2001

In this issue:

Turning the Green Party Black in 2003
Green candidates win fifty percent of local races
State election analysis presents challenges to Party growth
Whither To Grow?
Greens grow as a state force in California politics
PATRIOT Act takes US to McCarthyism, and beyond
Green Party of the U.S. Opposes Iraqi Invasion
Multiparty political system needed now
UCD Campus Greens take leading role in upgrading democracy
Endorsements matter in City Council race
Editorial: FAQ - What Does it Mean to Vote Green?
Editorial: Fear of the 'enemy' masks the danger within
Review: The War on Freedom - How and Why America was Attacked September 11, 2001
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Piercing the smoke and mirrors of misinformation, this book calmly, carefully, meticulously examines the facts and evidence of the “crime of the century”, and documents the clear need for a real, open, public inquiry of 9-11.

Book review by Carol Brouillet

The War on Freedom: How and Why America was Attacked September 11, 2001, by Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed (Tree of Life Publications, July 2002)

Outside the U.S., the smokescreen is perhaps easier to see through, and, living in England, Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed has the advantage of distance. He also has drawn from his work on the history and development of the conflict in Afghanistan and the rich insights of others to pull together a clear, coherent understanding of the geopolitics of a war that had been planned for many, many years.

Ahmed’s evidence and analysis are very compelling: the U.S.’s role in creating Al Qaeda, how the U.S. funds, trains, supports Al Qaeda (and terrorism) where convenient, and uses them as an excuse for military intervention in other regions (when convenient), the blatant elevation of the security interests of multi-national oil companies above the interests of humans living in the U.S. or other countries, and the financial links between the Bush family and the Bin Laden family.

He dedicates the book to the innocent civilians murdered in the terrorist attacks on September 11th, their families, their friends, and to all the other victims of terrorism around the world, including those killed, injured and starving in Afghanistan. By understanding the role of the state in creating “terrorists” and “terrorist attacks” to further their interests and the interests of multinational corporations, we are in a better position to stop terrorism at its roots.

In the lengthy Afterword, publisher John Leonard, takes a broader historical look at the deceptions perpetuated by governments to justify their wars, and at the more controversial areas of inquiry into what actually happened. Leonard makes a good case that the “War on Terrorism” should be recognized as a “War of Terrorism.” The big lie needs to be countered by the simple truth.

Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed and John Leonard have given us an invaluable tool to cast light upon the darkest secrets of our time, in this powerful book- The War on Freedom. Now it is up to us to get out the message to the world, especially to the people of the United States and the legislators elected to serve them.

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