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Midwest Book Reviewer's Choice

Friday, October 1, 2010
Dave Aossey

Instruments of the State is a "blockbuster... chilling... rings true, " MBR Reviewer finds.

"The book is chilling and undeniably has the ring of truth," says Lois Wells Santalo of Midwest Book Review.  The complete review is given below, from the MBR website.

Instruments of the State
D.W. Aossey
Progressive Press
P.O. Box 126, Joshua Tree, Calif. 92252
16156777571, $14.95, www.amazon.com

Lois Wells Santalo

Given the interest in the subject, this book has the potential for becoming a blockbuster. It deals with a supposed American/Israeli plot behind 9/11, beginning with its bungled first attempt in 1993. Though labeled fiction, it is in fact a roman a clef in which, under fictional names, many of the characters are easily identified. Not Bush but Cheney (as Chase) is the mastermind here.

Following closely the historical account of events of the years 1993 to 2001, the author has stayed with the facts and avoided such tired fictional techniques as inventing an embattled protagonist who's onto the plot and determined to stop it. There is no contrived wannabe "savior," no chase, none of the gimmicks producing the breathless suspense of the thriller. Instead, the story seems authentic and reads like documentary non-fiction, so real the reader begins to look for footnotes.

Presenting details as if they were fact, the technique is reminiscent of The DaVinci Code. Instruments of the State is billed on the cover as a gripping political spy thriller. Personally, I did not find it so; I found it a book that required careful reading and much thought. I found myself checking out recent historical events through a history website on the Internet, since, if even part of the plot is true, then it seemed every American ought to know about it. A grave injustice has been done to Islam.

The author's theory almost totally absolves the Muslims. Not only, in this version, were no Muslims involved in the actual destruction of the Towers, but American politicians and CIA, aided by a few corrupt Israelis, planned the whole thing with the aim of turning American public opinion against the Islamic world. By painting Islam as threatening, they make it acceptable to initiate a war with Iraq and Afghanistan and guarantee our hegemony over Middle East oil reserves. The one Israeli who raises objections, the only somewhat ethical person in the book, is murdered within hours of admitting his doubts.

As everyone knows by now, the idea is not new. There are several nonfiction books available on the conspiracy theory. Andreas von Bulow's The CIA and September Eleven, currently a best seller in Europe, proposes, as does Aossey, that the Arab hijackers may not even have been aware of the planned destruction of the buildings, and that the pilot himself may not have been a Muslim.

The book is full of disturbing images: children being tortured, abused and brain-washed until they grow up ready to do anything asked of them including flying a plane into a building, a Vietnamese who remembers the Napalm attacks on his country and longs to fight back against the Western world. The reader feels tempted to protest that nothing that bad could happen through American auspices - until recollections of Abu Ghraib and other atrocities surface, along with the horrible realization that everything the author describes is possible.

Though I question the label of thriller, the book is chilling and undeniably has the ring of truth. The opening chapters call for considerable concentration as they bounce back and forth through the years with each chapter introducing a new player in the game and a new time period - but it's well worth the effort to follow the narrative since it all comes clear in the end and has the ring of truth.