Jimmy Carter doesn't have both oars in the water with this book. Overly critical of Israel, he forgives Arab aggression with only casual mention. Neither does he mention that the impetus for that aggression is Islam but blames more the Jews. For example, Carter condemns Israel for trying to divert Jordan headwaters but never mentions that the Arabs previously did the same thing several times. In fact, the first (albeit failed) jihad that His friend Arafat went on with 'Al Fata' was to bomb a water pumping station. In fact all of Carters critical references of Jewish retaliation is due to initial Arabic aggression. Without which,with a few exceptions, the Jews would not have done the retaliation they are accused of. Carter never met a dictator he didn't like, including Arafat. He slanders every Jewish leader in this book but never so much as mentions any of the known corruption of Arafat. He overlooks 3 conditions that give the Jews the right to occupy this area. 1. They won it in war that was started by the other side. No country is ever mandated to give back territory under these conditions. 2. The Jews were there first, regardless if his friend Arafat denies the existence of King David. 3. As opposed to Muslim destruction, the Jews have historically shown they would take care of the place and let all religions visit their shrines in peace. There are some trivial factual errors in the book as well. For example, Carter says that Yom Kippur was the only nuclear alert....yet we went to Defcon 2 at Cuban Missile crisis. There are much better reads for accuracy and less bias by Dore Gold and Max I Dimont. Or try "O Jerusalem". Carter dreams that peace in the middle east will be reached by negotiations. That would only be possible if the Arabs were in agreement, bound in some way, and centrally controlled.... instead of by verses in the Koran that say,"Kill the Christian, kill the Jew, wherever you find them", Sura 9:5. Only coloring books in the Carter library, please!
This guy is more self centered than a donut! Unnecessarily vulgar. He makes fun of Judaism and Christianity and it's single resurrection, but has no problem quoting from a religion that believes in multiple reincarnation. Full of cliches that are actually wrong e.g.; Buddhism..."whatever you resist will persist"....that's not true of bullies, fighting disease, many other things. The only reason I gave 2 stars is the last 3 minutes was very good where he illuminated how we all are not satisfied with what we have when he used a beach scene in Rio for the example.
This is fine if you are a nuclear engineer but it bogs down in technical jargon if you are not. I could only get through half and quit. By that time, only 1 accident had been named about some guys stumbling into a radioactive cave. From then to half point was jargon about how things were constructed......sorry
This book is not a bomb! It is a book that I could not put down. I was a Nuclear weapons specialist in SAC at Ellsworth and believe everything written to be true. I was actually involved and knew of some "incidents" that went unreported as well. In fact, my 28MMS Commander was called to come out at 3am after we had an electrical fire on the tug pulling 4 nukes after an alert. We put the fire out and no harm done....fire department only blocks away were too afraid to come to the site and help....for 45 minutes. But the Colonel never said good job or thanks for saving the base.....he said "You two need a haircut....and keep this under your hat"! That kind of arrogance and non appreciation for what we had just done caused me to throw up my hands, turn myself in for drugs.....and get out of the USAF. Had drug testing been done, I'm sure 90% of my squadron would still be in jail.....the cops, too! In training another team dropped a bomb a few inches to its stand. We also had a tritium leak and an armed bomb on the flight line. The American people don't know the half. This book tells the best.
The first of this book is history and therefore gets bogged down a little because of the facts that are necessary to some but not others (the reason for only 4 stars on story). I do not fault him for the details....it was just a little over my economic intellect sometimes. The reader was good enough to pull me through the doldrums. But stay with it. Wait for it. The last 3 and a half hours is pure genius that I was not expecting! Griffin succinctly and factually frames the thoughts about the Federal Reserve that I have been accumulating for years. Then he gives reasons and details that support my same theory that there is a collapse coming. He even offers solutions that COULD work and which would turn our economic death into just a hangover. BUT....(Because we have dishonest men running the country, and because the "electorate is unaware of what's being done to them and therefore unable to do anything about it"..... I believe it's never going to happen! Of course he chides me for this apathy....but I likewise chide him for his surrealism. Should be required reading for every economic student....and you, too! I rarely take the time to rate books....and when I do I rarely am this excited about giving such high marks. This is an A+ Be getting ready for the collapse!
I didn't finish the book but found the opening chapters to be so outdated as to be useless to finish.
Finally! I rarely write reviews but this one is well worth it. I have read many books on the economy and this is the most informative one of them all. Schiff, combines and defends all the pros of the Austrian economists and shows how the Marxist and Keynesians will fail. He, as far as I know, is the only one who swam against the stream and predicted the housing collapse with his logic. Now he is predicting a future government-fiat money collapse using the same reasoning. He also gives specific ideas on how to protect yourself. This may be the only author that I agree with 100 percent. The reader was perfect for the task. Excellent!
Brilliant detective work by a world hero. Daniel has found the real demons! As a studier of cults, I heard about and suspected this all along, but could not quite put my finger on it. He presents non refutable evidence. I don't know why American members have not been prosecuted for treason! Shame on Rockefeller, Kissinger, Brzezinski, Bush, Obama, Rice, the oil barons, the media and all of the others. Everyone should listen to this book. I'm going to buy the hard copy and pass it around. Thanks Daniel! ...and may God bless you and keep you alive!
Sam has assembled a lot of facts dishonestly. He overlooks and downplays the dismal governments run by atheists: Mao, Hitler (a catholic? I don't think so), Pol Pot, and even the French Revolution that produced atheists whose fanaticism was to make their people a foot shorter at the neck. For an honest disambiguation read "How Christianity Changed the Modern World" by Alvin J. Schmidt. Or better, read them together 'just for balance',lets say, and the truth will come out.
In my opinion Dimont has written a historical account of the Jews that will never be surpassed in a single volume. Read well also, it is filled with factual as well as anecdotal quips that are hard found elsewhere. His 'facts' are not unsubstantiated like religious accounts from Karen Armstrong nor biased like those of Jimmy Carter. I like the overview read previous to the chapter as well. Read this, Josephus, O Jerusalem, and the Six Days of War, and you could teach Rabbi's!
More riveting than Clancy because it is true! It took an ex military journalist who is adept at sorting through SNAFU's to finally figure out the truth about the Scorpion. God bless those families who had to endure not knowing. A must read for military and CIA types. I would like to see this author tackle the lies behind nuclear cover-ups like Palomares, as well.
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