Yes, well set out and easy to follow chronology of recent actions around the war on terror
THe shocking and unbelievable events that goes on around us every day that we are oblivious of. The share detailed account and historical events blew me away.
The kander of the Author, he went about this book in a no holds barred approach, the thoroughness of the book.
I can't say that I had a favorite part, as the entire book was so captivating and riddled with jaw dropping details.
The callousness of people in power to account the lives of the innocent by standers as cannon fodder. It causes one to wonder how unimportant our families and loved ones are when spread abroad and are in the wrong place at the wrong time.
This is a must read for all to awaken us from our false sense of reality in the world that we live in.
I watched the documentary "Dirty Wars" and Jeremy Scahill has a wonderful voice and would've been 10 times better at reading this than the baritone and raspy voice of the dull reader in this case.
Monotone voice and too deep.
The facts about JSOC
Apparently. I did.
This gives context to the sound bites on the news. It might make you very angry, no matter your politics. War is hell and sometimes extreme definitive action solves a problem. Sometimes hubris can lead to shocking behavior. Americans following our foreign policy and the status of the war on terror and its costs to our freedoms and souls would likely find this useful, shocking, stirring.
I’ve been in the intelligence community for over 13 years now, including several deployments with special operations units, and this book is terrible. It’s wildly inaccurate and misleading. A simple google search or Wikipedia article could debunk most of the premises in this book.
Say something about yourself!
This is a recap of drone attacks focusing on the drone attack that killed the US citizen in Yemen, who was a fervent Muslim but no more fervent, and less proactive, than a Tea Party evangelical Christian who bombs abortion clinics.
Without due process, he was declared a terrorist. even though there is no proof that he ever killed anyone and his big crime was a cheer-leading blog. Our drones have killed more children than terrorists and the whole sordid JSOP program will probably join Japanese internment camps, segregation and Indian tribe relocation on the list of things we shouldn't have done.
If Churchill was right and 'the only thing we have to fear is fear itself' then we are certainly in trouble because we are dis-proportionally afraid relative to the threat. We should be more afraid of cars and handguns than terrorists.
I tried to make it past two hours of this book but decided the undercurrent of political judgments made toward various administrations was keeping me from thinking about the content - and it turned out that was not worth it anyway. From the beginning the narrator does little to tone done his voice, showing what I would only characterize as disgust with some politicians and their decisions. It was apparent facts were not an issue. I did not think the content was described correctly and the narration was horrible.
Say something about yourself!
Here is how to read this book. Start with the premise that that author is a sociopathic pacifist that makes Neville Chamberlain look like a war monger.....but remember, the man can write!
All one must do is the following:
(paraphrasing his favorite terrorist)
1. When he concludes an action is "wrong"....substitute the word "right"
2. When he concludes "innocent civilian casualties"....substitute "terrorists hiding behind women and children"
Allowing for these "minor" misconceptions in his conclusions, this book has given me hope that our leaders are actually doing some constructive work in the war against terror in our country.
Talk about reverse credibility!....ok I expected the rants against the Bush administration....but the way he goes after Obama has made me feel more secure about the American presidency than I have in years!
So Jeremy Scahill can keep my 11 bucks.....and Tom W. did a great narration.
Every conservitive in America should read this book (according to the above rules)
It will restore hope in our survival as a nation.