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Lawrence Wright re-creates firsthand the transformation of Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri from incompetent and idealistic soldiers in Afghanistan to leaders of the most successful terrorist group in history. He follows FBI counterterrorism chief John O’Neill as he. Learn more about The Looming Tower in the NorthNet Library System digital collection. Title details for The Looming Tower by Lawrence Wright - Wait list. The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright [PDF EBOOK EPUB MOBI Kindle] The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 .


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At least with regard to his abilities as an author, bin Laden was unusually modest: he let someone else write the words. A destroyer, even the brave might fear, She inspires horror in the harbor and the open sea, She goes into the waves flanked by arrogance, haughtiness and fake might, To her doom she progresses slowly, clothed in a huge illusion, Awaiting her is a dinghy, bobbing in the waves.

At just the right moment Atta appeared in Afghanistan, along with Ramzi bin al-Shibh, Ziad al-Jarrah and Marwan al-Shehhi, all Western-educated transplants, offering themselves up for slaughter.

The game was on.

And by the sex: like so many others who followed him, Qutb seemed simultaneously drawn to and repelled by American women, so free and unselfconscious in their sexuality. Tasty flesh, truly, but flesh nonetheless. Years later, Atta expressed a similar mix of obsession and disgust for women.

Indeed, anyone who has spent time in the Middle East will recognize such tortured emotions. Advertisement Continue reading the main story WRIGHT shows, correctly, that at the root of Islamic militancy — its anger, its antimodernity, its justifications for murder — lies a feeling of intense humiliation.

Islam plays a role in this, with its straitjacketed and all-encompassing worldview.

Islam offers dignity, even in — especially in — death. Living in the West, Atta and the others felt these things more acutely, not less. They were angry but powerless in their own countries.

The looming tower : Al-Qaeda and the road to 9/11

They did not see themselves as terrorists but as revolutionaries who, like all such men throughout history, had been pushed into action by the simple human need for justice. Some had experienced brutal repression; some were simply drawn to bloody chaos. From the beginning of Al Qaeda, there were reformers and there were nihilists.

The dynamic between them was irreconcilable and self-destructive, but events were moving so quickly that it was almost impossible to tell the philosophers from the sociopaths. They were glued together by the charismatic personality of Osama bin Laden, which contained both strands, idealism and nihilism, in a potent mix. Credit Frances M. The supervisor of the F. He was a relentless investigator, a volcanic personality and sometimes his own worst enemy.

In the end he broke himself on a government bureaucracy that could not — and would not — move as quickly as he did.

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The celebration took place not long after a pair of Qaeda suicide bombers, riding in a tiny boat filled with explosives, nearly sank the billion-dollar guided missile destroyer Cole. At least with regard to his abilities as an author, bin Laden was unusually modest: he let someone else write the words. A destroyer, even the brave might fear, She inspires horror in the harbor and the open sea, She goes into the waves flanked by arrogance, haughtiness and fake might, To her doom she progresses slowly, clothed in a huge illusion, Awaiting her is a dinghy, bobbing in the waves.

At just the right moment Atta appeared in Afghanistan, along with Ramzi bin al-Shibh, Ziad al-Jarrah and Marwan al-Shehhi, all Western-educated transplants, offering themselves up for slaughter. The game was on. And by the sex: like so many others who followed him, Qutb seemed simultaneously drawn to and repelled by American women, so free and unselfconscious in their sexuality.

Tasty flesh, truly, but flesh nonetheless. Years later, Atta expressed a similar mix of obsession and disgust for women. Indeed, anyone who has spent time in the Middle East will recognize such tortured emotions.

Advertisement Continue reading the main story WRIGHT shows, correctly, that at the root of Islamic militancy — its anger, its antimodernity, its justifications for murder — lies a feeling of intense humiliation.

Islam plays a role in this, with its straitjacketed and all-encompassing worldview. Islam offers dignity, even in — especially in — death.

Living in the West, Atta and the others felt these things more acutely, not less. They were angry but powerless in their own countries. They did not see themselves as terrorists but as revolutionaries who, like all such men throughout history, had been pushed into action by the simple human need for justice.

Some had experienced brutal repression; some were simply drawn to bloody chaos. From the beginning of Al Qaeda, there were reformers and there were nihilists. The dynamic between them was irreconcilable and self-destructive, but events were moving so quickly that it was almost impossible to tell the philosophers from the sociopaths.

They were glued together by the charismatic personality of Osama bin Laden, which contained both strands, idealism and nihilism, in a potent mix. Credit Frances M. The supervisor of the F.

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He was a relentless investigator, a volcanic personality and sometimes his own worst enemy.Some had experienced brutal repression; some were simply drawn to bloody chaos. Here is Sayyid Qutb, founder of the modern Islamist movement, lonely and despairing as he meets Western culture up close in s America; the privileged childhoods of bin Laden and Zawahiri; family life in the al-Qaeda compounds of Sudan and Afghanistan; O'Neill's high-wire act in balancing his all-consuming career with his equally entangling personal life-he was living with three women, each of them unaware of the others' existence-and the nitty-gritty of turf battles among U.

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