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Submitted by Don Stacey
Feb. 4, 2005

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Four forthcoming releases for Summer/Fall 2004 We welcome requests for review copies and critical endorsements in advance of publication


Webster Griffin Tarpley

This book provides an urgent answer to the failure of the US intelligence agencies, the Congressional Joint Inquiry, and the Kean-Hamilton 9-11 Commission to discover the basic facts in the September 2001 terror attacks. The author starts from the official myth of 9-11 - nineteen Arab hijackers, al Qaeda, Osama Bin Laden, the laptop in the cave in Afghanistan - and shows how this myth was fabricated during the ten days after 9-11 by media leaks from George Tenet and Richard Clarke, remarks by Colin Powell, and Bush's September 20 address to Congress. In the meantime, each of these figures has been repeatedly caught blatantly lying about Iraq and other subjects, and it is high time their lies about 9-11 be exposed. After a reality check to establish that no proof for the official account of 9-11 has ever been forthcoming, the author develops a theory of international terrorism based on the experience of the Kennedy assassination, the Red Brigades, the Baader-Meinhof group, and other recent cases. International terrorism - including 9-11 - is overwhelmingly the product of intelligence agencies, he argues, pointing out the roles of patsies and fall-guys, of networks of moles inside the government and the media, of anonymous professionals who actually carry out the atrocities the public sees, and of secret command cells in privatized paramilitary settings. Using this framework, Tarpley proceeds to analyze a score of points at which the official account of 9-11 is absurd, contradictory, highly suspicious, or just physically impossible. Answering objections, the author shows that such vital ideas in American history as the Declaration of Independence, Lincoln's House Divided Speech, and the 1860 Republican Party platform would be classified as conspiracy theories by the self-appointed neocon guardians of orthodoxy today. Tarpley outlines the long history of terrorism as a tool to manipulate public opinion in favor of war and dictatorship, from Guy Fawkes to the Maine to Operation Northwoods. Through his famous spot resolutions which rejected the Polk administration's official account of the outbreak of the Mexican War, the figure of Abraham Lincoln emerges to exemplify the classical American demand for truth and rejection of government manipulation. The book concludes with a survey of the post-Madrid threat of a second wave of terror attacks, this time with weapons of mass destruction, by 9-11 networks which so far have remained untouched, and which may now be planning a horrific October Surprise to perpetuate themselves in power through martial law.

Webster Griffin Tarpley is an activist and historian best known for his George Bush: The Unauthorized Biography (1992), which has become an underground classic on the internet at An expert on international terrorism with decades of experience, he directed the study Chi ha ucciso Aldo Moro? (Who Killed Aldo Moro?), which was commissioned by a member of the Italian government and published in Rome in 1978. He also co-authored American Leviathan: Administrative Fascism Under the Bush Regime (1991), which identified many tendencies which have become prominent today, and Surviving the Cataclysm (1999), an analysis of the world financial crisis. Against Oligarchy, a collection of his essays and speeches, appeared on the internet in 1996. He has appeared on CNN Crossfire, Charlie Rose, talk radio, and cable access television across North America.

Webster Griffin Tarpley and Anton Chaitkin

The book that made Bush 41 a one-term president He's the "Emperor of the New World Order" - and a mystery man. Until now, the public knew only what he chose to say about himself, in carefully managed media shows and commissioned puff pieces. After an intensive search through national and private archives, months of interviews with presidential insiders and opponents, using exhaustive official documentation, Webster Tarpley and Anton Chaitkin have broken through the astonishing wall of silence around George Bush. Here are the details - frightening, gory, hilarious - the background and life of the President. * How the Bush family made its money promoting Adolf Hitler and the Nazi war machine. * Jupiter Island, Skull and Bones, and other bases of power. * The 'war hero' story. * George Bush and the secret government: from global population control, to Zapata's Watergate burglars, to Iran-Contra. * Kissinger, China, and genocide in the Third World. * Bush's Leveraged Buyout Mob, or the theft of a nation. The authors have broken the code of silence which Anglo-American financial oligarchs have imposed around their conduct of U.S. affairs. Essential reading as long as this oligarchy continues to direct American politics, the Unauthorized Biography is a vivid X-ray of the private forces dominating both Republican and Democratic parties - and of the dynasty that occupies the highest seat of power in the nation. After ten years out of print, still packed with essential background information on the ruling mafiocracy.

Mathias Bröckers
The best-seller from Germany that exposed the truth about 9/11

When Pearl Harbor was attacked out of a blue sky on Dec. 7, 1941, America was utterly shocked by the perfidy of the Japanese. Today historians tell us that President Roosevelt not only had advance knowledge of the attack, he even consciously provoked it, because he wanted the US in World War II, while American public opinion before Pearl Harbor was 88% for staying out. When the WTC and Pentagon were attacked out of a blue sky on Sept. 11, 2001, America and the world were appalled at the perfidy of the attack, and the evildoers and enemy were immediately made known: Osama bin Laden and his Islamic Al-Qaeda. George W. Bush declared a world war against "international terrorism", something which found little support beforehand. Meanwhile, the evidence mounts that the US government was informed of the impending attack. Mathias Broeckers - science author, journalist and cultural editor for many years with "taz", Germany's alternative daily paper - felt misgivings from the outset about the mainstream media's chorus in unison on a single note. As if the media were all plugged into the same outlet, even the most reputable newspapers parrot the White House line on 9/11.

Seeking more data and more diversity of viewpoints, Broeckers took refuge in the Internet. There, with the help of a search engine, he made undreamt-of discoveries. He distilled them over the following months into a controversial documentary, which appeared in the on-line magazine "telepolis" and scored millions of hits. Greatly expanded in scope and depth, this work was brought out in book form by the German publishing house "2001." Some of Broeckers' findings: Sept. 11 is not only the date of a terrible mass murder, but also the crystallization point of bizarre inconsistencies, fantastical contradictions, discreet background moves and strategic secret operations. Has the world changed beyond recognition since Sept. 11? In fact, it had already changed before then. A few examples: Grandfather Prescott Bush financed and supported Hitler, whom the US Army then helped to eliminate. As CIA boss and power behind Reagan's throne, Father George Bush armed Saddam Hussein. Once in office as president, he lured Saddam into the Gulf War. Son George W. Bush got the funds for his first oil company from the trustee of the same company whose scion Osama he now hunts: the Bin Laden Group. Florida governor Jeb Bush manipulated voting rolls to gain the crucial votes to swing the presidential election for his brother George W. Bush. Osama bin Laden is a product of the US secret services, created for the terror campaign against the Soviet Union. General Mahmud Ahmed, boss of the Pakistani secret service ISI, which cooperates closely with the CIA, had $100,000 transferred to the "terrorist pilot" Mohammed Atta in July 2001. From Sept. 4 to Sept. 15, 2001, he was on an official visit in the USA - for "discussions about the Taliban". On Sept. 11 he breakfasted on Capitol Hill with the chairmen of the Senate and House Intelligence committees. Although the supreme command of the US Air Force was notified of the simultaneous hijacking of four jetliners, violating the most restricted "no-fly zones", it took 75 minutes before interceptors were scrambled - too late. Why did George W. Bush act as if he had first learnt of the attacks during his visit to an elementary school? When it turned out later he had already been informed an hour before, then why was no meeting held to handle the crisis? Broeckers is painstakingly thorough, and the inconsistencies in the official story are numerous: Why was no data of radio traffic or of the flight recorders ever published? Why was wreckage of the Pennsylvania crash strewn for miles over the landscape? Was it shot down after all? Why did the USA's top bin Laden investigator, John O'Neill, resign 8 weeks before the attack, in July 2001? What direct business links exist between the Bush and bin Laden families? What interests does vice-president Cheney's Halliburton company have in the trans-Afghan pipeline project? Why were secret negotiations held in 2001 with the Taliban regime about building this pipeline? Why were FBI investigations of suspicious flying students stopped by higher-ups in Washington? Why did Bush and Cheney pressure opposition leader Daschle to prevent a thorough investigation of Sept. 11 by the US Congress? Broeckers is an investigative conspiracy expert. With this book, he shows that the generally accepted official version of Sept. 11 is itself a well-thought out conspiracy theory, which points the blame to false leads. "Despite the biggest dragnet in history ", as Broeckers sums it up, "as much evidence has surfaced against the alleged chief planner Osama bin Laden and his Al-Qaeda gang, as in the first hours after the attacks: practically none." Broeckers asks who the actual beneficiaries of the terrorist attacks are, and this question brings other notorious suspects into play. He does this not in order to encourage paranoia, but for the constructive gains we need from an objective scientific discipline in the field of conspiracy. "Without appropriate conspiracy theories, our highly complex and conspiracy-laden world can no longer be properly understood." Mathias Broeckers "Conspiracy, Conspiracy Theories and the Secrets of September 11." Includes an interview with the ex-undersecretary of state in the German Defense Ministry, Andreas von Buelow, and a lively discussion of the important role of conspiratorial behavior in nature and history. All of Broeckers' sources, and the complete table of contents are available online at

Inventing The War On Terrorism
By Greg Felton

Enemies by Design is a rigorously researched exposé of the greed, corruption and racism driving George W. Bush's "War on Terrorism." Journalist and scholarly historian Greg Felton reveals how oil interests and Zionist expansionists cultivated and exploited hateful images of the Muslim world to justify aggression against Afghanistan, Iraq and Palestine. Part I of the book explores the life and background of Osama bin Laden, arch-icon of America's Muslim demonology. Through several lenses of history we see how bin Laden became an Islamist: U.S. and British Arab policy; the Soviet war in Afghanistan, Islam and jihad; the Gulf War, the Taliban, and the Saudi royal family. It becomes clear where bin Laden really fits in, and how the war on terrorism is a politically motivated sham. Felton focuses on the U.S.A. in Part II, tracing the philosophical histories of neo-conservatism and Christian-Jewish Zionism to their fusion in the 1980s, which triggered the degeneration of the American republic into a fascistic empire. Noteworthy is his incisive analysis of Leo Strauss's radicalism, which bred this metamorphosis and grew into the "War on Terrorism". In Part III we see how and why the U.S.A. was responsible for the rise and fall of the Taliban, the radicalization of bin Laden, and the destruction of Iraq - all on the altar of oil and Israel. Part IV looks at the "Project for a New American Century" and how this arms-and-oil lobby completed the subservience of the United States to Zionist goals. The final chapter analyzes the effects of Bushian militarism, including recent fiascos like Abu Ghraib, and suggests two possible alternatives for the U.S.A. This book is basic reading for understanding the Middle East and U.S. foreign policy.

Greg Felton is an award-winning columnist and investigative reporter on international politics and the media. His internationally self-syndicated columns on the Middle East appear in the Alberta Arab News,, Washington Report on Middle East Affairs and Greg was born and raised in and around Vancouver, B.C. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Russian Studies and a Master's in Political Science from the University of British Columbia. Further Information: An interview with the author, with links to excerpts from Enemies by Design, may be found here. The book is being released in Summer 2004 in a softcover edition with a 4-color cover, at least 400 pages, including index and bibliography. ISBN 0930852-567, price: $15.95.

Progressive Press and Banned Books USA are imprints of Tree of Life Publications, PO Box 126, Joshua Tree, CA 92252, on the web at Contact: John Leonard, publisher, Tel. (760) 366-2937, E-mail:

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