I found his book very informative and complete, and he withheld no punches surrounding the politics and confusions--good for him. Through excellent intelligence work, British intelligence and police officials had monitored plotters as they implemented an ingenious plan of draining soft drink bottles and replacing the contents with concentrated hydrogen peroxide and other chemicals, including the use of the powdered breakfast drink Tang as an explosive accelerant. He had been held at the high-security Adiala prison when his guards reportedly decided to allow him to go to a local mosque for prayers. General Kayani saw that there was a rare opportunity to roll up a terrorist and he asked me if the U. Because I agreed with them was my simple answer.
In fact, it is more like working on a million-piece puzzle with no box top, and having millions more random pieces that look like they might fit, but actually are from different puzzles altogether. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Evidence of exactly how the planes were brought down would have been lost at sea, and the panic in the international transportation arena would have been devastating. To operate with ethics and efficacy in narco trafficking and ideological fanaticism is no small challenge. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. The liquid plot incident further drove home to me the importance of swift action, of nimble decision making, and of being able to hold and interrogate key terrorist suspects ourselves without relying on surrogates who have a different and uncertain agenda. A bogus theory from American writer Ron Suskind received great play in the media, suggesting that President Bush and Vice President Cheney had ordered the arrest of Rauf and the establishment of the draconian no liquids on planes rules to somehow influence the upcoming U.
If there was a common thread during my lengthy time at the Agency, it was that no good deed went unpunished. Read the book, and you'll understand the truth. Had they been detonated while all ten planes were at altitude over the Atlantic, there would have been a loss of life in the thousands. The Agency amused me by insisting I take a Spanish language test before hiring me. When my meeting with General Kayani ended, I departed for a local hotel. Possible ex library copy, thatâll have the markings and stickers associated from the library.
Fully disclosed here for the first time are the undercover operations and tactics implemented during the George W. In recent months, our British allies had learned of a U. If you are operating in a place like Great Britain you can confidently expect that Scotland Yard can track a criminal subject clandestinely for weeks on end. This was a patently ludicrous assertion. Above all, it's a reasoned, imperative, and fully informed case for hard measures, and an explosive and gripping account of the real war on terror— where it's been and where it's headed. About a third of my classmates flunked out. I wish all my decisions and all my actions were universally supported and applauded.
Although the plotters in the U. The United States has chosen to unilaterally disarm itself in the war on terror; in writing this book, there is no more urgent message I want to convey. Bin Laden's death is the culmination of years of covert operations and tactics largely overseen by Rodriguez. The cautious thing would have been to consult with Washington. One by one, the tools needed to successfully fight terrorism were banished, and the men and women who volunteered to carry out our nation's orders in combating al-Qa'ida found themselves second-guessed, hamstrung, and investigated-- including Rodriguez himself. In effect, the United States has chosen to willfully and unilaterally disarm itself in the war on terror. Rauf was said to have been born in England of Pakistani parents and raised in the West Midlands city of Birmingham.
The Pakistanis held Rauf in custody while the Brits rolled up the terror cells in England. The spine may show signs of wear. November 2018 Bill Harlow born May 30, 1950 is a Retired Navy Captain, author, and public relations specialist. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. Former Director of Central Intelligence About The Author Jose A. Her blatant lies regarding her knowledge and approval of these events are chilling. Readers may disagree with Rodriguez's analysis or find fault with his point of view, but each page brings detail worth considering.
After subordinates served fruit juice and tea, Kayani let me know what was on his mind. The result is an informative, insightful, entertaining and worthwhile read. And in general, the media widely denigrated the takedown of the terror cell in the U. The altered containers could easily pass through routine airport screenings that were in use at the time. I supported myself by selling time shares and real estate, which turned out to be not only lucrative but also good.
That said, the remaining photos highlight his interaction with important individuals and certainly have historical interest. In Hard Measures, Rodriguez convincingly argues for the techniques used, and uncompromisingly details when these techniques were necessary, why they worked, and how, ultimately, they contributed to the capture of the world's most-wanted terror operatives, including Usama bin Ladin. Using our clandestine technical resources, we were able to determine that planning for the strike was coming from North Waziristan in the mountainous Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Rodriguez acted to safeguard the lives of his officers and their families. He also goes on the counterattack, pointing a finger at those he says hindered the fight against Al Qaeda and other terrorist groups.