I have the utmost respect for Robert Baer as a person and loved "See No Evil" recommended it to many because the book was not only illuminating but you could feel his passion and patriotism unfolding as the book progressed. This book had none of that. I hope he has not become bitter or he needs a paycheck. He is better than that.
This book hits the nail on the head and is a wake up call to us all of the dangers looming in the sands of Arabia. Dangers, which if not checked, will certainly overshadow the horror of 9/11. Americans will certainly not be hapopy to learn of the cozy relationship of their leaders with the Saudis, bankers for world terror, and how US national interest continues to take second place to the individual greed of American leaders as well as those of their Saudi bedfellows. But I fear that Americans will do nothing until it is too late. An all too often symptom in the American people.
This book might appear informative to those who are big on current events and small on history but to understand middle eastern politics, including the emergence of Al-Qaida, you have to know the underlying factors (i.e. history). The author is right that Saudi Arabia has problems but to say that it's evil and that it has created Al-Qaida is just pure ignorance and is only distracting us from the root cause. O' Jerusalam is worthwhile reading for those who would like an unbiased and educated understanding of what the problem is - only then can we tackle it. This book isn't worth 50 cents.
This book is full of informative surprises. It is understandable and clear, wich is good if you are not familiar with the subject as i was. I would reccomend this book to anyone that wants to learn more about the middle east and their communication with america.
This book is just another confirmation that the politicians here in our country really don't care about the American People, only the money that foreign facists can provide.It makes you want to tear up your voter registration card and boycott the electoral farce.
Muslim oil is evil... but so is our addiction to it.
An eye opener as to just how deep the rabbit hole goes. Muslim Country oil is evil in that it funds terrorism and the MURDER of innocent civilians (women/children). We support the terrorism by purchasing it! It is an endless cycle that we must break. The only way to break it is to 1>unconditionally support the war on terror, 2>aggressively explore/create alternative fuel sources, 3>drill Alaska while we execute #2, 4>buy oil from non-OPEC sources. This is a long term, painful, realistic plan.
Not sure how we can support the CIA - but they are doing a fantastic job and we need more people like Robert Baer in the agency and in government.