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I haven't read the book. So I'm conscious that responding to a review that states the book should be titled "The Book You Should Either Read, Or Just Shut Up About Terrorism" leaves me hanging out there, gormlessly as it were. That aside, I still have a comment or two.

"From a pure counterterrorism standpoint, the Iraq invasion is a complete disaster. The Al Qaeda network is now bigger, with new "clusters" such as the al-Zarqawi group, Al Qaeda of Iraq. It also has a new stage on which to play out, for a global audience, the mythology and demonology of their brand of Salafist resistance."

I'm not as sure of this as you are. Not sure whether this is one of Sageman's points or one of your own. Anyway, as I see it Bin Laden intended to provoke the US into attacking him in Afghanistan. He wanted to repeat the uprising against the USSR with the USA in the chump position. It was a good plan. Afghanistan hasn't been conquered since the current Afghans took it. Instead of hanging out and getting bloodied in the Afghan mountains the US decided to detour to Iraq, with a few goals.

1. Knock out Saddam Hussein and his psychotic totalitarian regime, along with the WMDs that everybody thought he had at the time, and replace the disfunctional regime with a representative one of Iraqi design.
2. Draw al Qaeda forces into Iraq, kill, embarrass, and discredit them, their allies, and their shared brand of totalitarian Salafism.
3. Demonstrate that when it came to Muslim lands the USA was no longer on the side of dictators, but now on the side of the people of the Middle East.
4. Keep the battle away from the American homeland. After all, 1500 troops lost in Iraq is still only half as many as the number of civilians who were lost one morning in September 2001.
5. Keep the battle away from Al Qaeda's strong point in Afghanistan.

"Al Qaeda is a very small terrorist network, not a Maoist-style guerrilla organization."

I disagree. Al Qaeda is organized in cells, as is its more secretive, less repulsive, and more Leninist ally, Hizb ut-Tahrir, and there is no way to tell how big it is until you penetrate a bunch of controlling cells, extract information from the managers, and capture more of the actual leadership. While it is not Maoist in style, its cell structure does not indicate any particular size. Plus, there are many organizations that are not quite as militant as Al Qaeda but are perfectly placed to funnel new recruits to it. They need to be addressed as part of the problem.

Cheers,
Lorenzo (putting my Medici hat on)

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I don't think Sageman has all the answers. I do think, however, that this is a definitive book, the way, say, Black Like Me encapsulated the experience of racism in the United States
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