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.
while i am certain a lot of this book is factual, it portrays us as heartless assassins out to destroy all whom are a perceived threat. i use the word perceived as the author paints a picture basically of whomever we dont like, we send drones or special ops out to kill them. in fact, more often than not, we are told that children are killed as a result of drone strikes directed at high target values regardless of the circumstances.
for once i would like to read an unbiased slant in either direction as to what is going on. it is clear to me that the author is not an Obama fan. i believe him to be anti war under any circumstances.
if you have ever served in the military, please do not listen to or read this boook.
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.
Over 1000 Audible books purchased. I dont write reviews unlees they are very good....or very bad.
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.
Too slow, too boring. No detail on the people. No story line. No theme.
Made it 20 pages.
Some real stories.
The book is simply an endless sequence of very dated computer security homilies.
Tom's voice is fine and given a good book I'd look forward to listening to him again.
Everything but copyright.
If you are currently wearing tinfoil on any part of your body to protect from the CIA mind control lasers, this book might just be for you. The author seems to think that the root of all evil in the world comes from former Vice President Dick Cheney, and his "neo-con" minions. Personally I am surprised that he forgot to mention Mr. Cheney's horde of flying monkeys and his weather control machine. Seriously, it really is that bad.
I think if the author had stayed on his medication, the story would have been a lot more interesting. Or at least more readable.
None. From the opening paragraph, this story descends rapidly into a Progressive's nightmare view of a vast, Right-wing conspiracy.
I think I would have cut more or less all of it. And possibly offered the author something shiny to go play in the corner with. Nothing sharp though, for fear of what he might do to himself with it.
Don't bother with this one. I was hoping for a decent, first-hand account of the current wars in the Middle East. Instead, all it ends up being is the ravings of a disgruntled Leftist who is, at best, unbalanced.
I love Jeremy Schill's books, Unfortunately I was not able to read this one and wasted my money trusting Amazon. I foolishly bought a Kindle book for 9.50 and then the audio book for 3.99. It's the first time I have ever bought a book that wasn't made out of paper. I did so because I live in Japan and didn't want to wait for shipping or pay for it. Silly me, thought I could just download the book and read it. I didn't know that Kindle was a machine you had to buy. I also didn't know after you buy an audio book you also have to then buy a membership too or you wont have the password to start the book. Anyway I have "Dirty Wars" but I can't read it however if you have a membership to audible on amazon or if you own a Kindle Screw Amazon I will never ever use them again for purchasing. Kindle is my fault for being out of the loop though audible did say listen on your desktop as an option for the audible and that was pure BS you have to get a membership too and that was not mentioned until afterwards.