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ECHELON, Somebody's Listening catapults you into the global world of eavesdropping where no one has the full picture and the CIA and FBI has deployed an amazing set of tools trying to focus their vision: Echelon to intercept virtually all voice, data, and video transmissions worldwide, Carnivore to intercept Internet traffic, Magic Lantern to decode encryption, and The USA PATRIOT Act to strengthen them all. People who bought ECHELON, Somebody's Listening also bought: The Broker - John Grisham, Read by Michael Beck The Da Vinci Code: Special Illustrated Edition - Dan Brown Digital Fortress - Dan Brown London Bridges - James Patterson Hour Game - David Baldacci Barnes&Noble ? www.bn.com Blend FBI-CIA antagonism, high-tech surveillance and terrorism. Stir with reality. It doesn?t get better than that. Couldn?t put it down! Fielding L. Pope, California Former Member - White House Communications Agency Echelon takes you on a roller coaster ride through the inner workings of the intelligence community still tortured by self-doubt. Suddenly it confronts a new and unexpected threat. It's a white-knuckle ride. Hold on tight. Edmond J. Boran ? New York Retired FBI Special Agent You won't want to put it down. Don't. Pick it up. But be sure your calendar is clear... Bruce Powers, California Former Pentagon Director of Naval Aviation Plans
This in-depth pre-history of the 9/11 bombings focuses on Osama bin Laden, his fellow leader Zawahari, and the rise of al-Qaeda, including its sources in the writings of the philosopher Sayyid Qutb, who visited New York City in the 1940s and was repelled by what he saw as Western decadence. Lawrence Wright analyzes the attraction al-Qaeda has for its followers, and underscores the significance of Israel's stunning defeat of the Arab armies in 1967, a defining moment for the region. ||Wright also profiles counter-terrorism expert John O'Neill, who, as an FBI agent, hunted bin Laden, and who, having left the bureau to become head of security at the Twin Towers, perished on 9/11, taking with him his vast knowledge of al-Qaeda and its leader. Finally., he critiques the antagonistic relationship among the FBI, NSA, and CIA, claiming that their turf wars were the significant factor in the failure to prevent the 9/11 attacks.