363 of 375 people found the following review helpful
on January 30, 2011
Being a certified investigator & talk show host, I did my 'homework' on Susan Lindauer as her book 'Extreme Prejudice,' reads more fascinating than any Ian Fleming Novel. My conclusion...
Ms. Lindauer's story is credible, easily verifiable & conveys in explicit detail just how far the 'Powers that Be' will go in perpetrating a lie to achieve their goals. This book blows the doors off any conceived idea that our Politicians are 'For the People.' Definately a MUST READ for anyone that dares step out of the box & wants a good dose of American Political Reality.
238 of 249 people found the following review helpful
on December 20, 2010
What a powerful book ! Everyone who has believed the "official" story for us going to war against Iraq - must read this book. It's clear after reading Susan's book that the intelligence was not there for an invasion of Iraq. Since 9/11, brave people that told the true facts on Iraq - like Susan Lindauer - were silenced. The Patriot Act was - and still is - being used as a weapon against our citizens to control the narrative on the "War on Terror"... Susan is courageous and a true patriot for publishing this book - her story of abuse by our government needs to be read by the President and every Congressman before the next vote to extend the Patriot Act is taken.
96 of 98 people found the following review helpful
on January 31, 2011
After contacting Susan about a possible interview I received her book in the mail. From the moment i started the book i knew it was a true classic that every freedom loving citizen should read. Susan heavily documents the facts regarding pre 9/11 intelligence, the lead up to the Iraq war, and Iraq's willingness to help with the 9/11 investigation.
Instead of letting Susan have her day in court, the feds threw her in a military prison, put out a phony mental evaluation, and silenced her while they told the world that the bad intelligence on Iraq was the fault of unskilled assets. Susan has gone through hell simply because she wanted to stop an unnecessary war that has killed millions. For those that know the real facts of 9/11, Susan provides evidence of hijackings AND controlled demolition.
This is a must read book that is well worth the 12.60.
183 of 194 people found the following review helpful
on January 4, 2011
Susan Lindauer's Extreme Prejudice
I ordered Susan's book after hearing her interviews on the Oracle Broadcasting Network. She was a guest on Charles Giuliani's show, Truth Hertz. A stunning account on her exploits before, during, and after the Invasion of Iraq, and the corruption in the Bush White House Administration. This book delves into the 9/11 conspiracy, the trumped up Iraq war, and her being imprisoned because she spoke the truth on our corrupt government and their role in this mess. A must read, very compelling! You'll never look at the Iraq War and our government the same!
98 of 103 people found the following review helpful
Bottom line: there is an enormous amount of priceless information in the book that is the equal of Abu Ghraib but against an American citizen who was by all evidence a source if not an agent for a non-official cover officer of the CIA based in the DC area. From being ignored to being locked up without any due process to being declared mentally incompetent by people lacking all integrity to being held without trial for years, the mind just boggles. What especially troubled me was the degree to which the prisons the author was exposed to used drugs to turn prisoners who refused to confess into drug-stupored vegetables.
I remove one star because this book has not been fully developed and the author as well as all associated with the book have failed to present compelling visualizations, a timeline, snapshot biographies of the key players, etcetera. I strongly believe that this book should be reissued by a major house, with a major foreword, and tied to the Occupy Wall Street concerns about institutionalized corruption.
I RESTORE the star to a full five because the YouTube videos featuring the author are nothing short of sensational. Together with the short film Hypocrisy, this could be the "story" that breaks the back of the Empire. The author is engaging and authentic in her video appearances, I do not believe any American can understand the deep corruption in the US Government without absorbing what she has to share.
The book is TEDIOUS. It is a stream of consciousness account by the author leavened with direct quotations from testimony. If it were not so tedious it would make my blood boil with outrage, but sadly, for such an important story, what we have here is just over 450 pages of run-on text including appendices with copies of some documents and depositions.
From where I sit as a former spy who has also done counterintelligence, published books on intelligence, and generally been the leading critic of fraud, waste, and abuse in the secret intelligence and counterintelligence worlds, the following stay with me from this book:
1 CIA is using non-official cover officers to run operations within and against the Congress. Congressional staffers are both targets and sources, some may be agents (paid).
2 The author clearly had advance warning of 9/11 and communicated that warning to the intelligence community (I have written elsewhere of how nine nations warned us in advance, the FBI blew off two walk-ins in Orlando and Newark, Dick Cheney scheduled the national counter-terrorism exercise for "the day" three months in advance, etc etc.
3 Where the book excels and is easily a five star book if the publisher had shown more creative commitment, is in documenting the lengths to which the government will go to lie, cheat, and otherwise abuse the Constitution, individual citizens, and the public at large. This book is an indictment of the Department of Justice (which we have recently learned claims the right to lie to the Court when it and it alone thinks it appropriate), the FBI, the CIA, and the White House consider it useful, which turns out to be most of the time.
4 The "wild card" in this story is Andrew Card, then Chief of Staff at the White House, and a direct family relation of the author. The smoking gun in this book is its documented evidence that the White House knew full well that 9/11 was coming, and leveraged that event, overlooking the 3,000 murdered (most of them in my view by controlled demolitions planted by Larry Silverstein in a massive insurance scam that was convenient to both the political government and to Wall Street (destroying all SEC files in WTC 7, never hit by anything).
I am not at all sure why the author did not get murdered while in prison with an overdose of whatever drug of choice they use these days. I have often reflected on the schizophenic nature of some of my colleagues, honorable people who try to do their best, while also playing drone or gerbil to out and out war criminals like Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, and Paul Wolfowitz, to name just three.
I recommend readers buy the book, and also search for various web options including her April 2001 YouTube (1:36:12), and the book's website. My counsel to the author would be to post the book immediately online in full text by the chapter for ease of automated translation by Google Translate. Certainly I would be glad to do that at Phi Beta Iota the Public Intelligence Blog. What this book desperately needs is the application of "cognitive surplus" such that timelines, visualizations, and other value-added sense-making can be integrated. I'd like to see a sharp two page executive summary of findings and implications.
We now know that Obama feared a coup if he prosecuted CIA officials and others including political appointees for their various high crimes and misdemeanors, and while this is understandable, it does not negate the need to return the US Government to the rule of law, a rule that has been so flagrantly violated so many times more under Obama than under Bush. I write this review in the aftermath of the first ever PUBLICIZED murder of a US citizen by drone without due process. We now know that the President (Obama) and the national security apparatchiks (led by Goldman Sachs lobbyist in the role of National Security Advisor) claim the right to kill anyone anywhere, including Americans, if they are deemed to be a threat to national security, where national security is left open-ended and can include any threat to the First Lady's vegetable garden. That pretty much makes all 99% of us a threat.
I salute the author, and the publisher, for getting the book out, and below list some other books that are advancing our understanding of the depraved nature of the US Government as now owned and controlled by Wall Street through the two-party tyranny (there are 65 parties in the USA, only two gets to loot the US Treasury at will, taking 5% political payoffs for taxpayer-funded programs).
Certainly I hope that the author prospers and that over time she and the authors of the books below are recognized as righteous and more in harmony with the Constitution than the executive or legislative branches of the US Government are today.
Edward Lansdale's Cold War (Culture, Politics, and the Cold War)
The Secret Team: The CIA and Its Allies in Control of the United States and the World (Second Edition)
JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters
An Act of State: The Execution of Martin Luther King
The Human Factor: Inside the CIA's Dysfunctional Intelligence Culture
Long Strange Journey: An Intelligence Memoir
Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA
Vice: Dick Cheney and the Hijacking of the American Presidency
Grand Illusion: The Myth of Voter Choice in a Two-Party Tyranny
Griftopia: A Story of Bankers, Politicians, and the Most Audacious Power Grab in American History
69 of 71 people found the following review helpful
on March 2, 2011
This is an INCREDIBLE story .
To realize that our Government put this HERO in jail is a crime against humanity. To know that the U.S KNEW about 9/11 MONTHS ahead of time and that the MOSSAD may have had some hand in this event or hiding the fact from Americans, would make any person enraged. The senseless war with Iraq, the hundreds of thousands of children killed, the MILLIONS of Iraq citizens killed for a FALSE pretense for America to go to war, should make this book a best seller.
To see the LIES by our own leaders,Collin Powell,The President,and betrayals by Trent Lott and John McCain to put Susan in jail will make you NOT vote for anyone of them soon.
Like Susan says in the book, EVERYTHING you think you know about the war in Iraq is a LIE.
Susan should be in a ticker tape parade down every Main street in America.
35 of 36 people found the following review helpful
on March 10, 2011
I believed the governments' story of the twin towers, but, wondered about building 7. This book isn't about that, but, it may change your mind about what actually happened. This book will change your mind about who is in charge of our government, and understand why our senators and representitives seem not to listed to us (US).
No matter what you believe, we, the sheep, are headed to the slaughter house unless we wake up. Read the book. Talk about it to anyone who will listen.
27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
on July 28, 2011
Susan Lindauer is first and foremost a tenacious peace activist and former CIA asset who has been called the American Cassandra because of her unheeded warnings about 9/11 and other events. She is also a victim of the Orwellian named USAPATRIOT Act, provisions of which were used to silence and imprison her to keep her from telling her story at a time when it could not only have brought down the Bush presidency but also exposed the true colors of Colin Powell, John McCain, Trent Lott, her second cousin Andrew Card and lots of others.
From the time she was arrested by the FBI and indicted as an unregistered agent of Saddam Hussein, Susan begged for a trial where she could tell her side of the story and let the American public know what was being covered up. What she got instead was imprisonment inside Carswell Air Force Base in Texas where, shades of Stalin, she narrowly avoided attempts to forcibly drug her until such time as she changed her story.
Her 5 year Patriot Act ordeal ended at the very end of the Bush presidency when all charges against her were dropped with the explanation that prosecuting her "would no longer be in the interests of justice."
In the Alice in Wonderland World of the Patriot Act secret charges backed by secret evidence are permitted. Today the Patriot Act is increasingly used by the Obama administration to punish and/or silence other government truth tellers who try to tell us what our government is really doing.
If you are concerned about the direction our country is heading, I can think of no better way to begin the long, tortuous journey toward restoring our constitution and republic than to read and tell others about Extreme Prejudice, and then do everything you can think of to help get the monstrous, Orwellian-named USA PATRIOT Act repealed.
34 of 36 people found the following review helpful
on June 21, 2011
God bless Susan Lindauer. She stands as an excellent example of courage in the face of all the power of the government Beast. You know, it was Richard Nixon who was one of the first to describe the government as just that...a BEAST. Not that I'm a Nixon fan, but unlike so many cruddy politicians these days, the thing I remember him most for is that fact that he loved his wife. No whores in the closet for ol' Tricky Dick.
Back to the book. Besides filling in the details of pre-war and pre-9/11 intelligence, Lindauer also tells the Truth about Mu'ummar Qaddafi. The Libyan people love him. And those so-called "rebels", you know, the ones that are clearly linked to the CIA's creation, Al Qaeda, they are virtually ALL imports from other war-torn areas of the middle east. It is a manufactured operation there in Libya perpetrated mainly because Qaddafi refused to knuckle under and put his people in dept to international banking criminals at the IMF and its partner, the not-so-Federal Reserve. Lindauer spells it out clearly. Completely free medical care and despite what we Americans are told, they have fine medical care there with doctors trained throughout Europe. Free. Also, free education even to the PhD level. What do we have here? A scam to create more debt and college graduates that know less than a high school graduate from a mere 30 years ago. Newly wed couples receive a mortgage-free new home and the equivalent of $50,000 to start their new lives together as man and wife. And Qaddafi is far from the U.S. infiltrated Muslem Brotherhood variety of Muslim. Do some research on the Muslim Brotherhood and you will learn that they were actually infiltrated back in the 1930s by German Intelligence, soon to be Nazis. And control of the MB was taken over by the U.S. after W.W. II.
Everything we see and hear from our government and THEIR mainstream media is bogus. And about 30 Million of we Americans know it. As for the rest who don't, just try to stay out of the way. And if you really want to see something incredible, but true, google "The Great Man-Made River Project" in Libya. Qaddafi began that nearly 20 years ago. You see, a massive deep underground aquifer was discovered under the sands of southern Libya filled with what geologists are calling "ancient" water. Water that has been there since Libya was a rainforest. Super-clean, non-polluted water that is now being pumped to the populated coast to literally turn the desert into a garden....farmland actually. And he accomplished this amazing feat without borrowing one cent from the IMF. So while almost every other nation is under the IMF gun, accepting loans that could never be re-paid, and eventually forced to sell their nation's resources, mines, dams, electrical generation facilities, highways paid for by taxpayers, the nation's infrastructure, and handing over the sovereignty of those nations to the IMF and already existing global government through proxy multi-national corporations, foreign owned. It's already happening here in the U.S. Highways long ago paid for by taxpayers and toll-free, now owned by foreign interests and changed to toll roads. We've been sold out.
So what do I think of Susan Lindauer's book, "Extreme Prejudice"? It's the TRUTH! And I applaud it. Everyone should read it and understand the obvious implication: The current national government has already been over-thrown. Now the question is, what will the American Patriots do to re-claim their Individual Sovereignty and re-institute a servant government?
Thanks Susan Lindauer! You are a True American Patriot!
32 of 34 people found the following review helpful
on February 17, 2011
This is a wonderful book. A true story of how the United States government works today. Susan Lindhauer lived through a nightmare because she believed in her country. She was arrested and imprisoned without trial in order to silence her and she describes it all vividly in this book. A riveting story.