By Christina Hellmich
Considering Sept. 11, al-Qaeda has ruled American discussions of nationwide and overseas safety. but conflicting assumptions concerning the nature of the gang and the consequences of bin Ladin's loss of life abound. instead of simply delivering another biography of al-Qaeda, Christina Hellmich forensically examines the main authoritative resources on which the current figuring out of al-Qaeda is based, studying the discrepancies among what's said and what can realistically be recognized. the result's a penetrating perception into a firm that for all its notoriety is likely one of the least understood of our time.
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It didn’t get their full attention until morning. Readying for Dallas. The staff told her it would be cool that day, but a Texan’s presumption of cold is still hot by any other standard. From the window of the suite at the Hotel Texas, the weather over Fort Worth seemed unassuming, with just a little bit of rain. Still, it was November, and the area was prone to tornados and other meteorological oddities. It occurred to her that maybe she should have packed something lighter. A fabric that breathes.
Kennedy’s head fade away, hoping those sons of bitches didn’t take a curve too sudden. Sometime during the four hours it took to autopsy President Kennedy’s body at Bethesda Naval Hospital, a new casket was picked out for him. Larry O’Brien, who later went on to be commissioner of the National Basketball Association, had been waiting with Kenny O’Donnell and Dave Powers when he noticed that the handles on the bronze casket were bent. ” Moments later they were in a car, heading to Gawler’s Sons on Wisconsin Avenue.
All these bits and pieces might collaborate, turning into a story that will be told so many times that it ends up true. But at that moment, Al wanted to be selfish. Bury it inside. His, alone. Until February of 1966, the bronze casket remained in storage in the National Archives in College Park, Maryland. It seems as though it was Bobby Kennedy’s idea to get rid of it, arguing that it belonged to his family and they could do with it what they pleased. ” One can imagine that Vernon O’Neal’s initial persistence to take back the casket and display it in his Dallas mortuary must have spurred on the family’s need to destroy it.
al-Qaeda: From Global Network to Local Franchise by Christina Hellmich