The 5 Unanswered Questions About 9/11
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  • September 2005
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The 5 Unanswered Questions About 9/11

James Ridgeway

The 9/11 Commission Report is widely declared to be the definitive account of the most devastating attack ever to take place on American soil, but in truth the most vital questions about 9/11 have not been asked:

Why wasn't a decade of warnings and hundreds of previous deaths enough to improve airline security? Whose interests does the FAA really protect?

Why was Dick Cheney running the country from a secret bunker on 9/11? Where was Donald Rumsfeld? And how did the Bush administration plot to use the attacks to advance their policy goals?

With al-Qaeda firmly on the radar for years, why were the FBI and CIA, the world's premier intelligence services, unable to see this coming?

What did ISI, the Pakistani intelligence organization, know, when did they know it, and whom did they tell? How did U.S. allies in the region help pave the way for these attacks?

Why didn't this "independent" commission find anyone accountable for more than 2,700 civilian deaths? Why are so many of their findings still classified? Which questions did they ask—and which did they ignore?

An ever-growing number of facts casts clouds of suspicion over the actions and motivations of many key government officials and agencies. The 5 Unanswered Questions About 9/11 cuts through the official accounts and political "spin" to the questions that lie at the heart of this American tragedy.


"Superb journalism that shines a brilliant light at what happened on 9/11—and why—The 5 Unanswered Questions About 9/11 is likely to become an instant classic of investigative journalism that puts official Washington and mainstream media to shame." —Norman Solomon, author of War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death

"Anyone who cares about America must read this book to understand what really happened on 9/11." —Peter Phillips, director, Project Censored

About James Ridgeway

Currently the Washington correspondent for the Village Voice, JAMES RIDGEWAY has authored over fifteen books, co-authored The Contenders: Hillary, John, Al, Dennis, Barack, et al., and co-directed the films Blood in the Face and Feed. He has also written for Harper'sThe Economist, New York Times Magazine, The Nation, The New Republic, Parade, Ramparts, and The Wall Street Journal.

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