➵ Ghost Wars Download ➾ Author Steve Coll – Buyphenergan500.us

Ghost Wars The News Breaking Book That Has Sent Shockwaves Through The Bush White House, Ghost Wars Is The Most Accurate And Revealing Account Yet Of The CIA S Secret Involvement In Al Qaeda S Evolution It Won The Pulitzer Prize In 2005.Prize Winning Journalist Steve Coll Has Spent Years Reporting From The Middle East, Accessed Previously Classified Government Files And Interviewed Senior US Officials And Foreign Spymasters Here He Gives The Full Inside Story Of The CIA S Covert Funding Of An Islamic Jihad Against Soviet Forces In Afghanistan, Explores How This Sowed The Seeds Of Bin Laden S Rise, Traces How He Built His Global Network And Brings To Life The Dramatic Battles Within The US Government Over National Security Above All, He Lays Bare American Intelligence S Continual Failure To Grasp The Rising Threat Of Terrorism In The Years Leading To 9 11 And Its Devastating Consequences.

➵ Ghost Wars  Download ➾ Author Steve Coll – Buyphenergan500.us
  • Paperback
  • 712 pages
  • Ghost Wars
  • Steve Coll
  • English
  • 23 October 2019
  • 0143034669

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  1. says:

    Oh, okay, you want us to capture him Right You crazy white guys 1979 is certainly a dividing line in my life It was the year that Iranians stormed the embassy in Iran and took Americans hostage This was quickly followed by the Soviet invasion in Afghanistan I can remember thinking to myself, Why do the Iranians hate us so much and why would anyone want Afghanistan Like most Americans, before I could actually formulate an opinion about Afghanistan, I first had to go find it on a map If Oh, okay, you want us to capture him Right You crazy white guys 1979 is certainly a dividing line in my life It was the year that Iranians stormed the embassy in Iran and took Americans hostage This was quickly followed by the Soviet invasion in Afghanistan I can remember thinking to myself, Why do the Iranians hate us so much and why would anyone want Afghanistan Like most Americans, before I could actually formulate an opinion about Afghanistan, I first had to go find it on a map If the hostage crisis didn t sink Jimmy Carter s presidency, certainly the utter failure of the rescue attempt hammered in the final nail As a nation we were not used to feeling helpless in the face of a threat We have always been a natio...


  2. says:

    This is probably the definitive work on the history of US involvement in the Afghanistan war against the Soviets and the resulting blowback.Coll begins with the Islamabad riot of 1979, in which thousands of Islamic militants laid waste to the US embassy while Zia was riding about on a bicycle distributing unrelated leaflets, and accompanied by much of his military Did he know about the plan and make himself deliberately unavailable It is clear that he had an agenda of his own in dealing with t This is probably the definitive work on the history of US involvement in the Afghanistan war against the Soviets and the resulting blowback.Coll begins with the Islamabad riot of 1979, in which thousands of Islamic militants laid waste to the US emba...


  3. says:

    A woman got on the train and saw me reading an old school library hardcover edition of this book She asked me what I thought of it Unused as I am sadly to sudden unsolicited displays of friendly distaff behavior, I stammered, oh, uh, ur, bluh, well, it s very good, it reads like a novel, it won a lot of awards and I am catching up on stuff I should have been paying attention to all along We all should have, the lady replied.You said it, honey While we were snug in the roaring 90 s and A woman got on the train and saw me reading an old school library hardcover edition of this book She asked me what I thought of it Unused as I am sadly to sudden unsolicited displays of friendly distaff behavior, I stammered...


  4. says:

    I got this book for free by reviewing a chapter of a writing textbook for some publisher It sat on my shelf for a year and a half while I scraped together the courage to actually read it At 500 pages, this is one long piece of nonfiction The title alone is exhausting But it won a Pulitzer So away we go The book begins shortly before I was born, when the Soviets invaded Afghanistan and erected a Communist leader I don t remember this guy s name, but he never really had a strong grip on the I got this book for free by reviewing a chapter of a writing textbook for some publisher It sat on my shelf for a year and a half while I scraped together the courage to actually read it At 500 pages, this is one long piece of nonfiction The title alone is exhausting But it won a Pulitzer So away we go The book begins shortly before I was born, when the Soviets invaded Afghanistan and erected a Communist leader I don t remember this guy s name, but he never really had a strong grip on the country That s all you need to know Clearly this is going to be a scholarly review From there, things get worse for Afghanistan And then worse And then worse And then, again, worse Now when I was in high school, I wasn t very into politics I wasinto staying on top of my nearly 4.0 at all costs To an amazingly navel gazing extent But if you had asked me about Bill Clint...


  5. says:

    Coll s book a dispiriting read, as much for the countless missed opportunities, bungled efforts, internecine squabbling, and an all around short sightedness that was endemic to every party involved, as for the fact that the entire world knows the brutal manner in which the final act was played out is about as good a summation of what went wrong in Afghanistan in the eighties and nineties, the various ways in which the United States was implicated and involved, and how al Qaeda managed to maneuve Coll s book a dispiriting read, as much for the countless missed opportunities, bungled efforts, internecine squabbling, and an all around short sightedness that was endemic to every party involved, as for the fact that the entire world knows the brutal manner in which the final act was played out is about as good a summation of what went wrong in Afghanistan in the eighties and ninetie...


  6. says:

    It s easy to be an armchair analyst and tsk, tsk at all the missteps leading up to this or that disaster After all, everyone doing so has the benefit of hindsight We can see with perfect clarity what might have prevented 9 11 The problem is that not only do the principals involved in policymaking not have perfect foresight, but neither they nor we can know all the bad things that might have happened, but didn t, because a certain course of action what in hindsight we see as the wrong cours It s easy to be an armchair analyst and tsk, tsk at all the missteps leading up to this or that disaster After all, everyone doing so has the benefit of hindsight We can see with perfect clarity what might have prevented 9 11 The problem is that not only do the principals involved in policymaking not have perfect foresight, but neither they nor we can know all the bad things that might have happened, but didn t, because a certain course of action what in hindsight we see as the wrong course was taken Once a giant disaster happens, everyone who warned against it is elevated to the level of seers But if a different giant disaster had happened, a different set of people would receive our hosannas Was it wro...


  7. says:

    Disturbing, deeply disturbing When I was nine years old my father was deployed to Afghanistan for the Canadian Armed Forces It s no place I d ever want to visit, but as this book proves, it wasn t always what it evolved into It was beautiful once I d like to think that someday it will be beautiful again Sadly the Cold War, 9 11 and the Taliban, as well as numerous other influencing factors throughout history, have ravaged parts of the Middle East in ways that never should have happened Gho Disturbing, deeply disturbing When I was nine years old my father was deployed to Afghanistan for the Canadian Armed Forces It s no place I d ever want to visit, but as this book proves, it wasn t always what it evolved into It was beautiful once I d like to think that someday it will be beautiful again Sadly the Cold War, 9 11 and the Taliban, as well as numerous other influencing factors throughout history, have rava...


  8. says:

    Quite similar to Taliban Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia by Ahmed Rashid, except I enjoyed Taliban quite a bit .Coll wants to counterfactually state that the Clinton administration was wrongheaded in their effort to prevent nuclear weapons proliferation, stating that since Bin Laden successfully attacked the homeland From Coll s perspective, obviously the real problem was Bin Laden and terrorism, not nuclear weapons.I m sorry, but I ve got to call bullshit on most Quite similar to Taliban Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia by Ahmed Rashid, except I enjoyed Taliban quite a bit .Coll wants to counterfactually state that the Clinton administration was wrongheaded in their effort to prevent nuclear weapons proliferation, stating that since Bin Laden successfully attacked the homeland From Coll s perspective, obviously the real problem was Bin Laden and terrorism, not nuclear weapons.I m sorry, but I ve got to call bullshit on most aspects of American understanding of and response to the 9 11 attacks.First off, ther...


  9. says:

    This book was well researched and well executed I have to admit I had to keep a flow chart to track all of the incestuous relationships I will also say that my patriotism about America and our government took a severe ass whipping.Don t get me wrong, I hold no illusions, nor am I a head in the sand no pun intended type, but by the Goddess this book left me in a state of such shit that being a hermit started looking like an option.The lies, the machinations, the thievery, the dishonesty and t This book was well researched and well executed I have to admit I had to keep a flow chart to track all of the incestuous r...


  10. says:

    The CIA was created by Harry Truman in an attempt to prevent a surprise like Pearl Harbor from happening again.Ghost Wars is a detailed and fascinating book about how the CIA tried but failed to carry out that assignment before 9 11They knew about bin Laden, they followed him as best they could with a special unit that was so engaged in their job they became known around the CIA as The Manso...

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