Mastermind: the many faces of the 9/11 architect, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed

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Ten Years after killing some three thousand people on September 11, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed (KSM) calmly prays facing Mecca in a military prison cell-but not facing American justice A man of many faces, KSM delights in manipulating the media, the courts, even President Obama himself. KSM twice tried to kill President Clinton and the pope and bragged that be beheaded Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl. He planned attacks on shrines, stadiums, and skyscrapers, from Los Angeles' U.S. Bank Tower to London's Big Ben clock tower. He dreamed up the 'shoe bomb,' the radio-active 'dirty bomb,' and even aimed to blow up the Panama Canal. The baffling question is why? Why would a brilliant engineering student embark on a career of mass murder? And why, even though he was disliked by Osama bin Laden, did he rise to the top of Al Qaeda? In Mastermind, you will learn-

How KSM may have dreamed up his first assassination while still a student in North Carolina Why KSM fought alongside Iran-backed forces in Bosnia The untold story of KSM's rivalry with Osama bin Laden What KSM's nickname inside Al Qaeda has to do with his love of buckets of KFC How the plotting of 9/11 nearly failed due to 'office politics' Why KSM 'needed' to personally behead Daniel Pearl How KSM's waterboarding helped the CIA stop terror plots already in motion, saving thousands of lives How the ACLU and Janet Reno raised #8.5 million to fund the legal defence of KSM and other admitted terrorists How Obama administration officials contrived to keep KSM alive-and lied to the families of 9/11 victims How KSM got soldiers to take down the American flag at Guantanamo Bay Why it may be more dangerous to execute KSM than to keep him alive

Mastermind is the first book-length investigation of KSM's life. It combines on-the-scene reporting on three continents, thousands of documents, reports from intelligence agencies in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and the United States, as well as eyewitness accounts and exclusive interviews. It reads like a fast-paced spy thriller, but has serious implications for our lives and our security.

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The bestselling author of Shadow War and Losing Bin Laden exposes the sinister Al Qaeda mastermind behind 9/11.

Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the architect of the 9/11 attacks, has carried out many of the biggest terrorist plots of the past twenty years, including the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, the Millennium Plots, and the beheading of Daniel Pearl. As the world awaits his trial, bestselling author and investigative journalist Richard Miniter brings to life his shocking true story.

Based on more than one hundred interviews with government officials, generals, diplomats and spies-from the United States, Europe, the Arab world, and Afghanistan-and on the ground reporting from Morocco, Egypt, Israel, Afghanistan, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Guantánamo Bay, Miniter reveals never-before-reported Al Qaeda plots and surprising new details about the 9/11 attacks.

He also shows how Khalid Shaikh Mohammed was radicalized in America and takes us inside terrorist safe houses, CIA war rooms, and the cages of Guantánamo Bay.

While thoroughly reported and strongly sourced, this is a pounding narrative that reads like a thriller.

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subject_facet Audiobooks, Mohammed, Khalid Shaikh, -- 1965-, September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001, Terrorists
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