Find out what's been going on in our back yard in our name.
And then find out what is bending now .
If you liked the movie you'll love the book
Perpetual war is a tough topic to discuss and here the book fails to present the dynamism of Blackwater. Although characterizing many of the combatants as being human beings with a cause is commendable , I think the book would better serve the discussion if it identified two or three themes, such as the profit making war industrial complex and its ability to influence policy regardless of who's in the White House.
Put this book on your to-do.
Scahill's book on covert US (and allies) military and intelligence actions across the planet reads like an intelligence report. It presents evidence where it is known and presents multiple possibilities-including their sources-where only speculation is known allowing the reader to perform their own research and come to their own conclusions. It does not play politics; it does not play favorites. No matter where one stands on US covert action executed in the vein or name of anti-terror, I highly recommend every US citizen read this book as an introduction to the decisions being made and the raging war our military forces and intelligence agencies are being asked to wage on our behalf.
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.