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Posted: 8/17/2005 1:43:44 PM EDT
I don't know if this book has been brought up before, but I just finished reading it and give it a big thumbs up. It gives you a better understanding of what is going on with the war on terrorism. This book also gives some of the best answers I've heard for some of the things we have done in the war. It put's the Bush administration in a whole new light. George W is definately a smart man and has long term goals that make alot of sense. You won't hear much of what is in this book coming from the media elite. I know arfcom has it's share of knuckledragger's, but for you guy's that read it's a +1.
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 1:46:36 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/17/2005 1:53:14 PM EDT
What's the authors background/credentials?
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 2:10:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By OLO:
What's the authors background/credentials?



From the jacket.

George Friedman is the founder and chairman of Stratfor. The leading private intelligence company. Friedman is the author of four books and numerous articles on national security, warfare and the intelligence business. A nationally recognized expert on intelligence and international geopolitics. He has appeared on all the major television networks and has been featured along with Stratfor in such national publications as Time, Barron's, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times Magazine.

I had never heard of him and picked the book up on a whim.
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 2:12:42 PM EDT
Thanks, I appreciate it. I just may go out and check this one out.
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 2:24:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mtchristman:

Originally Posted By OLO:
What's the authors background/credentials?



From the jacket.

George Friedman is the founder and chairman of Stratfor. The leading private intelligence company. Friedman is the author of four books and numerous articles on national security, warfare and the intelligence business. A nationally recognized expert on intelligence and international geopolitics. He has appeared on all the major television networks and has been featured along with Stratfor in such national publications as Time, Barron's, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times Magazine.

I had never heard of him and picked the book up on a whim.




I might pick it up, but I've been pretty unimpressed with Stratfor.
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 2:59:43 PM EDT
I saw him talk on C-Span's Book TV. He explained the invasion of Iraq as an oblique threat to the Saudi Arabians that their rule could be as easily overthrown if they continue funding terrorism, and we used Iraq as an example.
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 1:29:02 AM EDT

Originally Posted By raven:
I saw him talk on C-Span's Book TV. He explained the invasion of Iraq as an oblique threat to the Saudi Arabians that their rule could be as easily overthrown if they continue funding terrorism, and we used Iraq as an example.



His book doe's a good job explaining alot of the benefits of invading Iraq. I didn't realize how much the Saudi's had to do with things. There are six countries that surround Iraq. The invasion of Iraq is more about influence in the middle east than WMD's, but it's hard to invade a country under the banner of influence than WMD's.
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 8:43:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By raven:
I saw him talk on C-Span's Book TV. He explained the invasion of Iraq as an oblique threat to the Saudi Arabians that their rule could be as easily overthrown if they continue funding terrorism, and we used Iraq as an example.



I think the next time there is an Islamic terrorist attack anywhere in the world killing Americans, we should drop a very large bomb on the Royal Saudi family quarters.

Worked with Libya.

Link Posted: 8/18/2005 9:15:38 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/18/2005 9:18:52 AM EDT by Coolio]
I've read it and I agree; it's a good read.
I'd also recommend: Imperial Hubris, by Mike Scheuer and Militant Islam Reaches America by Dan Pipes.
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 2:33:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mtchristman:

Originally Posted By raven:
I saw him talk on C-Span's Book TV. He explained the invasion of Iraq as an oblique threat to the Saudi Arabians that their rule could be as easily overthrown if they continue funding terrorism, and we used Iraq as an example.



His book doe's a good job explaining alot of the benefits of invading Iraq. I didn't realize how much the Saudi's had to do with things. There are six countries that surround Iraq. The invasion of Iraq is more about influence in the middle east than WMD's, but it's hard to invade a country under the banner of influence than WMD's.




Wow, OK, now I'm definitely going to pick it up. That's the argument I've been making since the beginning.
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 3:05:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Coolio:
I've read it and I agree; it's a good read.
I'd also recommend: Imperial Hubris, by Mike Scheuer





That guy is a fucking idiot
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 4:27:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Coolio:
I've read it and I agree; it's a good read.
I'd also recommend: Imperial Hubris, by Mike Scheuer and Militant Islam Reaches America by Dan Pipes.



Are those good books?
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