Beyond Downing Street Town Hall Meeting 

Featuring Nafeez M. Ahmed

Author of The War on Truth: 9/11, Disinformation and the Anatomy of Terrorism.

This presentation by eminent researcher Ahmed was recorded at the American University during the Washington, D.C. Emergency Truth Convergence Saturday, July 23 from 4-5:30PM. 

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In The War on Truth - the long-awaited sequel to The War on Freedom: How and Why America was Attacked, September 11, 2001 - Nafeez Ahmed provides the most comprehensive and controversial critique of the government's official version of what happened on 9/11. In this extensive new analysis drawing on over 1,000 references, Ahmed doubles the data and investigates the worldwide web of terrorist networks across space and time. Deconstructing the findings of the 9/11 Commission Report and the Joint Congressional Inquiry, he exposes disturbing liaisons between American, British and European intelligence services and al-Qaeda operatives in the Balkans, Caucasus, North Africa, Middle East, Central Asia and Asia-Pacific - liaisons linked not only to 9/11, but also to prior terrorist attacks including the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and the 
1998 US embassy bombings. 

Against this background, Ahmed accomplishes the most detailed and wide-ranging study to date of the powerful vested interests and intrigues responsible for the collapse of US national security in the years and months leading to 9/11. Government documents, whistleblower testimony, and the findings of official inquiries are scrutinized to trace the innermost workings of the intelligence community, revealing precisely which government policies and operations facilitated the 9/11 intelligence failure, and pinpointing the specific agencies, individuals and decisions that emasculated the US air defence system. Finally, Ahmed unlocks the underlying geostrategy of the War on Terror - the culmination of a decades-long plan to secure and expand an increasingly unstable system. For anyone who remains uneasy about government policies on, and after, 
9/11, The War on Truth is an invaluable resource that will radically alter perceptions of international terrorism, national security, and the clandestine machinery of Western power. 

"On the subject 'How and Why America was Attacked on 11 September, 2001', the best, most balanced report, thus far, is by Nafeez Mossadeq Ahmed." -- Gore Vidal 

"Nafeez Ahmed's understanding of the post 9/11 power game, its lies, illusions and dangers, is no less than brilliant. Everyone should read this wise and powerfully illuminating book." -- John Pilger 

"I wish every American who still believes in the good intentions of our government would read this book. Drawing upon his impressive research into recent history, Nafeez Ahmed skilfully exposes the real motives behind the "war on terrorism" and the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq." -- Howard Zinn 

"Nafeez Ahmed's book demonstrates brilliantly that the war on freedom is inseparable from the war on truth." -- Vandana Shiva 


Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed is Executive Director of the Institute for Policy Research & Development in London, and the bestselling author of The War on Freedom: How & Why America was Attacked: September 11, 2001, which won him the Naples Prize, Italy's most prestigious literary award. He has a first-class Masters degree in Contemporary War and Peace Studies from the University of Sussex, where he is currently a Doctoral Candidate at the Department of International Relations & Politics, researching genocide, imperialism, and structural violence. One of the world's foremost experts on international terrorism and conflict analysis, Ahmed has been a regular political commentator on BBC Southern Counties Radio, and is named a Global Expert on War, Peace and International Affairs by The Freedom Network of the International Society for Individual Liberty in California. His previous book is Behind the War on Terror: Western Secret Strategy and the Struggle for Iraq. 

Prior to founding the Institute in early 2001, Ahmed was Senior Researcher at the Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) in London, a leading human rights group with UN consultative status specializing in human rights violations in the Muslim world. There he authored IHRC Country Reports on Human Rights Practices in the Middle East, Central Asia, and Africa. 

His work in human rights and foreign policy has been recommended by leading academic institutions and is used in university courses, including the Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research at Harvard University, the Department of Communication at California State University, the College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University, the Department of Political Science at the University of Utah, among many others.

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