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Shadow War: The Untold Story of How Bush is Winning the War on Terror
10.07.04 | Richard Miniter

Posted on 10/07/2004 8:38:10 PM PDT by Mia T

Shadow War: The Untold Story of How Bush is Winning the War on Terror

by Richard Miniter


Shadow War by Miniter, Richard Shadow War
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The unreported story of the War on Terror is that we can win it, and that the victories are being won now. In Shadow War: The Untold Story of How Bush is Winning the War on Terror, Richard Miniter, author of the bestseller Losing bin Laden, explains why. (Order both Shadow War and Losing bin Laden together and save almost 50%.) Drawing on material he gathered from court records, government reports, and other authoritative documents, and during travels and interviews with top-level officials in Baghdad, Khartoum, Cairo, Manila, Hong Kong, Paris, London, and elsewhere -- as well as New York and Washington -- Miniter answers the three most burning questions regarding the terror war:

 

  • Where is Osama bin Laden?

     

  • Why hasn't there been another terrorist strike inside America since September 11, 2001?

     

  • Is President Bush winning the war?

     

This is a thrilling story of sleeper cells and patient plots, phone intercepts and covert operations, boldly triumphant captures and heartbreakingly close escapes. Miniter offers compelling evidence, much of it never seen before, that bin Laden is not buried on some Afghan battlefield, but is healthy and in command. He reveals that the common assumption that Osama is in Pakistan is probably false -- and proves that the terror mastermind is actually being sheltered by a member of President Bush's "Axis of Evil."

Miniter also goes beyond the biases and distortions of the evening news to demonstrate that since September 11, 2001, al Qaeda has made many attempts to kill large numbers of Americans. So far, these attempts have failed -- because they have been thwarted. Far from failing to keep up with what radical Muslims are doing, intelligence officials, according to Miniter, are defeating a plot somewhere in the world every day. Miniter shows how the Bush Administration's aggressive execution of the War on Terror -- including everything from aerial bombardment and covert operations to relentless counter-intelligence and patient police work -- has kept the terrorists at bay.

So are we winning the War on Terror? Miniter says yes - and provides details about the more than 3,000 al Qaeda operatives have been seized or slain in 102 countries since September 11, 2001. He takes you inside the Bush team's clandestine efforts against the global terror network, showing how right the President was when he told the world in March 2004 that "some two-thirds of al Qaeda's key leaders have been captured or killed; the rest of them hear us breathing down their necks." Miniter also reveals what is likely to be the War on Terror's next battlefield, and how al Qaeda hopes to determine the outcome of this fall's presidential election.

 

Get the real story of the War on Terror:

 

Revealed: the al Qaeda attempt on President Bush's life

 

The al Qaeda cell in New York that was recruiting Muslim-American youth for attacks against America as long ago as 1998

 

Did American or allied troops let bin Laden get away? A careful examination of all the available evidence

 

A surprising account of bin Laden's secret refuge -- in Iran! An exclusive account based on the testimony of two Iranian intelligence officials who saw Osama and his henchman al-Zawahiri disguised as Shi'ite clerics

 

Osama's whereabouts: his travels in Pakistan and elsewhere in 2002 and thereafter

 

Published for the first time: top-secret documents concerning bin Laden's relations with Iran

 

A complete list of all top al Qaeda officers, including final status: killed, captured or at large

 

Bin Laden's desperate bid for Iranian support -- including his pledge to Ayatollah Khamenei: "If I die, my followers will be told to follow you"

 

Three reasons why Iran would harbor one of the world's most notorious terrorists and risk the wrath of the West

 

The extraordinary secret deal that Iranian officials offered to the United States in 2003 in an attempt to ease sanctions against Iran

 

Why bin Laden insisted on waging a worldwide war against America over the objections of many of his senior advisors

 

Richard Clarke: how he switched from fighting a covert war against Osama bin Laden to one against Condoleeza Rice

 

The National Security Council plan to strike bin Laden and other top Islamic terrorists: scheduled for final review by the President on September 11, 2001

 

Two key reasons why al Qaeda selected North Africa as its post-Afghanistan staging ground in 2003

 

How al Qaeda has continued to test airport security after 9/11

 

Al Qaeda's attempt to stage terror attacks at sea, to affect vital ports and shipping lanes -- and the clandestine ways they have been stopped

 

The July 13, 2004, arrest that revealed the true extent of al Qaeda's plans for a major attack in America before the presidential election

 

The immense impact that the Socialist victory in Spain after the March 11, 2004, terror bombings in Madrid has on the worldwide War on Terror

 

Why the insiders -- the National Security Council, the CIA, the FBI, other intelligence services, and the Defense Department -- think the War on Terror is going well, while the press and public wonder darkly if the terrorists are winning

 

Here, then, is the story of daring conspiracies to kill hundreds and desperate efforts to safeguard millions. It is a largely untold tale of a secret war that sprawls over four continents. On its outcome turns the future of the free world. Says Miniter: "If the press covered World War II the way they cover the War on Terror, we would have seen exhaustive coverage of the carnage of the Pearl Harbor attack but missed entirely Doolittle's raid on Tokyo, the heroic defeat on Wake Island, the desperate defense of Guadalcanal, and the come-from-behind victory in the Battle of Midway. With a press like this, at the end of 1942 America would have no idea whether World War II was a hopeless cataclysm or a purposeful march to victory." Shadow War is the much-needed corrective to this skewed and dangerous perspective.

 

hillary talks:ON TERROR

(viewing movie requires Flash Player 6, available HERE)


 


election update!
JOHN KERRY IS UNFIT~THE SERIES

YOO-HOO! SECURITY MOMS:
THE TERRORISTS ARE TARGETING YOUR KIDS!

DEBATE ONE
NO GYP SHEET


Est-ce que je peux?
préemption et l'essai global

KERRY'S "GLOBAL TEST" FOR PREEMPTION:
WHY SECURITY MOMS WILL VOTE FOR BUSH


Diane Sawyer Nails Kerry Peril
PREEMPTION + KERRY'S EX POST FACTO REASONING

WINDSURFER WATERLOO
why the surfboard--not the snowboard--is (to mix war metaphors) Kerry's Achilles' heel

Windsurfing in the Persian Gulf

John "One Position on Iraq" Kerry's 1971 Replay

YOO-HOO DAN RATHER!
KERRY'S BELATED "HONORABLE" DISCHARGE:
Is a less-than-honorable discharge and clinton "pardon" behind Kerry's refusal to sign form 180 to release ALL of his records?

RATHERGATE IS ANOTHER WATERGATE: The Nexus

CARL BERNSTEIN: RATHERGATE MAY BE ANOTHER WATERGATE

CLUELESS: O'REILLY AND PODHORETZ ON RATHERGATE

THE KERRY-RATHER-BARNES FORGERIES DECONSTRUCTED

HEAR THE FIRST VEEP DEBATE NOW! (the whole ball of wax)
CHENEY WARNS AMERICA: THIS ELECTION IS ABOUT OUR SURVIVAL
KERRY-EDWARDS TRIES TO SHUT DOWN DEBATE

KERRY'S VIETNAM FIXATION
PART 1: advice from bill

Kerry's new W offensive

YOO-HOO! UNDECIDEDS + "PERSUADABLES"
HEAR THE SPEECH JOHN KERRY DOESN'T WANT YOU TO HEAR

(WHY INFORMED, RATIONAL DEMOCRATS WILL VOTE FOR BUSH)

DECONSTRUCTING ZELL MILLER

EXPLOITING MAX CLELAND

Kerry is UNFIT #21: THUMBSUCKER SERIES
BOARDHEAD TO THE RESCUE


The Left's Fatally Flawed "Animal Farm" Mentality
(Why America Must NEVER AGAIN Elect a Democrat President)


Kerry is UNFIT #20: THUMBSUCKER SERIES
PREEMPTION-
(the whole ball of wax)

CONTEMPLATING KERRY'S "GUT"

A PRESIDENT KERRY MAY BE ABHORRENT
...BUT IS IT EVEN CONSTITUTIONAL?


getting kerry's goat
john kerry lacks presidential temperament

Two Psychologists on Kerry: Dangerous on National Security

YOO-HOO! followthemoney.org. . .
OVER HERE!

"bombastic ass" is not the antidote to "boorish ass"
(or why Keith Olbermann Cannot Do Cleanup for Chris Matthews)

UNFIT #19:
JOHN KERRY'S "MORE SENSITIVE WAR ON TERROR"

THE COMPLEAT JOHN KERRY
WHY JOHN KERRY IS DANGEROUS FOR AMERICA

Kerry, NOT Bush, paralyzed by 9/11 attacks
Hear Kerry admit he could not think

THE DEMOCRATS ARE GONNA GET US KILLED (kerry, clinton + sandy berger's pants) SERlES 3
UNFIT #10: 9/10 mindset


THE DEMOCRATS ARE GONNA GET US KILLED (kerry, clinton + sandy berger's pants) SERlES 2
KERRY-DEMOCRAT CONTEMPT FOR NATIONAL SECURITY[annotated]


THE DEMOCRATS-ARE-GONNA-GET-US-KILLED (kerry, clinton + sandy berger's pants) SERlES1

dox in sox on lummox in box on fox

THE REAL "REAL DEAL"
(what Kerry's commanders and crewmates REALLY think of him--with transcripts)

Did John Kerry pick a running mate or hire a lawyer when he selected John Edwards?

THE MAN FROM HOPE: been there, done that

"Hope is on the way!" (the scoop)

THE TERRORISTS' USEFUL IDIOTS
all the usual suspects


A Vote for Kerry is a Vote for the Terrorists

ELECTION BOTTOM LINE:
TERRORIST SYMPATHIZER or TERRORIST ANNIHILATOR

JOHN KERRY IS UNFIT SERIES: 8/10/04 UPDATE!
taking the measure of a would-be commander-in-chief


JOHN KERRY IS UNFIT SERIES:
taking the measure of a would-be commander-in-chief


UNFIT #9-JOHN KERRY: DEADLY OPPORTUNIST
SELF-CONFESSED WAR CRIMlNAL MORPHS INTO SELF-PROMOTER WAR HERO


UNFIT #6: The Deadly Kerry-Hollywood Axis
HOW CAN YOU PUT YOUR CHILDREN'S LIVES IN ITS HANDS?


UNFIT: taking the measure of a would-be commander-in-chief
#1-making the tough choices in a post-9/11 world
UNFIT: taking the measure of a would-be commander-in-chief
#2-understanding the job description

UNFIT: taking the measure of a would-be commander-in-chief
#3-sang-froid and the "nuclear" button

UNFIT: taking the measure of a would-be commander-in-chief
#4 - Kerry champions tolerance for terrorists


sanitizing evil
Kerry Cabal Censors Nick Berg Decapitation


"Loose Cannon" Kerry's AWOL/PURPLE-HEART FRAUD

pro-islamofascist-terrorist radical chic

USEFUL IDIOTS

MOORE IS LESS--THE MOVIE

The Cycle of Violence:
NOW WITH HYPERLINKED INSTRUCTION MANUAL


JOHN KERRY'S RECKLESS TET-OFFENSIVE-GAMBIT REPLAY:
the left's jihad against America is killing our troops, aiding + abetting the terrorists and imperiling all Americans


bill clinton, boy "genius," unwittingly bares all on BBC

deconstructing clinton… "just because I could"

vetting missus clinton...

The Parallel Universe of Jamie Gorelick

nepotism + tokenism = a nancy pelosi
(or a hillary clinton)

Kerry's Belated Condemnation Focuses on Process
Kerry Lacks Moral Authority to Condemn Content

"CRY BUSH" + Iraqi-Prisoner "Abuse"
What are the Dems up to?


DON'T BELIEVE YOUR LYING EARS (The Perjurer Returns)
(Clinton: Claims I Turned Down Bin Laden are 'Bull')

The Mary Jo White Memo:
Documentation of clintons' and Gorelick's willful, seditious malfeasance


What is the REAL Reason for Gorelick's Wall?

giant sucking sound
KERRY MAKES DUKAKIS LOOK CONSERVATIVE, SMART + JUDICIOUS


Q ERTY6 utter failureBUMP

Lib Author Regrets Voting (TWICE!) for clinton
"Sickened" by clinton's Failure to Protect America from Terrorism


MUST-READ BOOK FOR DEMOCRATS:
How clintons' Failures Unleashed Global Terror

(Who in his right mind would ever want the clintons back in the Oval Office?)

The Man Who Warned America
(Why a Rapist is Not a Fit President)

UDAY: "The end is near… this time I think the… Americans are serious, Bush is not like Clinton."

 

 

MORE

 


TOPICS: Anthrax Scare; Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; Israel; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arkansas; US: Illinois; US: Massachusetts; US: New York; US: North Carolina; US: Texas; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bush; danrather; georgebush; leftwingmedia; losingbinladen; mediabias; oldmedia; rathergate; richardminiter; shadowwar; waronterror; wot

1 posted on 10/07/2004 8:38:11 PM PDT by Mia T
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To: Mia T

I heard Miniter interviewed today by Roger Hedgcock. I'll be picking up this book for sure.


2 posted on 10/07/2004 8:40:23 PM PDT by wolf24
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To: wolf24

bump


3 posted on 10/07/2004 8:42:25 PM PDT by Mia T (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations (The acronym is the message.))
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To: Mia T

I saw him at the end of a conversation on one of the news channels as I was busily surfing between a sports show and news.

Thanks for posting this, got to read what he has to say.


4 posted on 10/07/2004 8:44:00 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (A Proud member of Free Republic ~~The New Face of the Fourth Estate since 1996.)
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To: Mia T

Bump for later read.....


5 posted on 10/07/2004 8:50:12 PM PDT by mickie
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To: wolf24

I heard it too, chilling.


6 posted on 10/07/2004 8:56:09 PM PDT by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: Mia T
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Osama bin Laden in Iran . . . worst case scenario . . .

They connected the dots in 1998 but Senator Kerry and MSM can't seem to connect the dots in 2004.

Here is an easy to read chart of what the media was saying pre-911 (and after): Connect the Dots...Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden.

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7 posted on 10/07/2004 8:56:11 PM PDT by christie (John F. Kerry Timeline - http://www.archive-news.net/Kerry/JK_timeline.html)
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To: wolf24
I heard Miniter interviewed today by Roger Hedgcock

I heard him too,this sounds like a must read.

Hopefully some of this information will make it to the general public,so they can see what's actually being done.

8 posted on 10/07/2004 8:58:12 PM PDT by Redcoat LI ("I am the great and powerful Kerry! Look at my medals!")
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To: wolf24
Same here. This sounds even more intriguing than Losing Bin Ladin
9 posted on 10/07/2004 9:00:49 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: Mia T

I spent about an hour and a half in Books a Million today and kept hearing people ask for a book called "Shadow Warriors" and "Shadow War." There were lots of requests for "Treachery" by Gertz as well. It sounds like this is going to be a big seller.


10 posted on 10/07/2004 9:02:57 PM PDT by alnick (America: Land of the Free BECAUSE of the Brave.)
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To: quantim; Ernest_at_the_Beach; wolf24

the hillarytalks: on terror flashmovie, above, contains excerpts of the devastating cspan interview of miniter discussing his first terror book.


11 posted on 10/07/2004 9:09:19 PM PDT by Mia T (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations (The acronym is the message.))
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To: WorkingClassFilth; jla; Gail Wynand; Brian Allen; Wolverine; Lonesome in Massachussets; IVote2; ...

ping


12 posted on 10/07/2004 9:10:23 PM PDT by Mia T (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations (The acronym is the message.))
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To: Mia T; SierraWasp; NormsRevenge

Thanks!

Ping to a serious thread!


13 posted on 10/07/2004 9:26:07 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (A Proud member of Free Republic ~~The New Face of the Fourth Estate since 1996.)
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To: Mia T

I am having trouble finding the link!


14 posted on 10/07/2004 9:39:47 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (A Proud member of Free Republic ~~The New Face of the Fourth Estate since 1996.)
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To: Mia T

Thanks for this thread, Mia. I will be happy to spread the word on Richard Miniter's new book. Pinging my list of FRiends here in a few seconds...


15 posted on 10/07/2004 9:40:15 PM PDT by nutmeg ("The DemocRATic party...has been hijacked by a confederacy of gangsters..." - Pat Caddell, 11/27/00)
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To: StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; DKNY; ...
ping!

Please FReepmail me if you want on or off my infrequent ‘miscellaneous’ ping list.

16 posted on 10/07/2004 9:40:53 PM PDT by nutmeg ("The DemocRATic party...has been hijacked by a confederacy of gangsters..." - Pat Caddell, 11/27/00)
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To: Howlin; doug from upland; ALOHA RONNIE; jwalsh07

ping


17 posted on 10/07/2004 9:41:38 PM PDT by nutmeg ("The DemocRATic party...has been hijacked by a confederacy of gangsters..." - Pat Caddell, 11/27/00)
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To: nutmeg

I saw a segment on Fox about this book today; I'm definitely going to get it.


18 posted on 10/07/2004 9:43:23 PM PDT by Howlin (What's the Font Spacing, Kenneth?)
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To: Howlin

Just got through ordering mine.


19 posted on 10/07/2004 9:48:42 PM PDT by don'tspeak4me
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To: don'tspeak4me
Last time, I didn't....and I got so tired of you all talking about Losing bin Laden, I finally went to the library and checked it out. I won't be the last one this time!
20 posted on 10/07/2004 9:51:09 PM PDT by Howlin (What's the Font Spacing, Kenneth?)
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To: Mia T
I heard an interview with the author on Roger Hedgcock. Interesting book. I will definitely get it.
21 posted on 10/07/2004 10:03:47 PM PDT by Pajamajan (John Kerry- The wrong man at the wrong time. Vote for GW BUSH=THE RIGHT MAN)
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To: Mia T

I just got back from Borders, where I looked through the first few pages; it looks very good.

The back cover has, as the first laudation, praise from James Taranto. If Taranto likes it, that's good enough for me.


22 posted on 10/07/2004 10:04:58 PM PDT by zeppenwolf
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To: Mia T

This is great and so timely!


23 posted on 10/07/2004 10:11:51 PM PDT by Wolverine (A Concerned Citizen)
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To: christie

Great link - thanks. Encourage everyone to save this - has a wealth of information. You and MiaT are THE BEST.


24 posted on 10/08/2004 4:52:17 AM PDT by Elkiejg (O.K., I'll say it......National Democrats ARE UNPATRIOTIC!!)
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To: Mia T

BTTT!!


25 posted on 10/08/2004 5:48:17 PM PDT by jla
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To: jla

ping


26 posted on 10/08/2004 5:53:01 PM PDT by Mia T (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations (The acronym is the message.))
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To: Mia T

bump


27 posted on 10/08/2004 7:20:10 PM PDT by jla
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To: jla

bump


28 posted on 10/09/2004 3:00:49 AM PDT by Mia T (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations (The acronym is the message.))
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To: Mia T

I went to Amazon not to purchase, but to show the book to my son, who is starting flight training for an air national guard squadron. He hadn't heard of it, or about Al Queda's ships. Anyway, while I was there, I noticed the first couple of reviews were pretty viscious. They were countered, but I think maybe some of those here who have read the book might want to go write a review. I'm going to Books A Million tomorrow to see if they've gotten it in.


29 posted on 10/14/2004 8:09:08 PM PDT by Tuscaloosa Goldfinch (Lord, please have mercy on us and don't let John Kerry win.)
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To: Tuscaloosa Goldfinch

bump and thx


30 posted on 10/14/2004 9:14:48 PM PDT by Mia T (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations (The acronym is the message.))
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To: Mia T; nw_arizona_granny

That article you just sent me from cbn.com is here.

All the other links below the article is work by Mia. She researches, writes and makes Political Art expressions. I'm afraid the links may not work on your computer. I hope some do cause they really make an impacting statement.


31 posted on 10/19/2004 8:55:00 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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