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The Praetorian Guard: The U.S. Role in the New World Order

4.9 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0896083950
ISBN-10: 0896083950
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 205 pages
  • Publisher: South End Press (July 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0896083950
  • ISBN-13: 978-0896083950
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.6 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #171,314 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on January 22, 2004
Format: Paperback
I knew John right about the time he wrote this book and also met his family. The reviewer who suggested that he might be part of a CIA program in writing this book is way, way off. This man has put himself (and his family) in a very scary position and he deserves a lot of credit for coming out with the truths he knows. I knew him and did some work for him for about a year and I also knew someone else that had known him for decades. John Stockwell deserves many kudos for his courage and integrity in coming out with what he knows. You can believe the book. I hope he will come out with more.
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By A Customer on August 4, 2002
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This book explains the intricate, intense, and often unjustified involvement of the CIA in many parts of the world, through thousands of covert operations, which, according to the book and other sources, have ended the lifes of millions of people. It describes secret and obscure operations, some of which entailed the killing of people by the thousands at Angola, and others such as the one which overthrew the first democratic government in Guatemala, and the creation of the infamous "death squads" in that country and El Salvador, to murder civilians and seed terror among the people. All orchestrated by our CIA, apparently in the name of national interests. I will not say much about this, because I urge you to read the book, but many of these operations were bloody, bloody, bloody, and they were emphatically denied at official briefings to the Congress, which, needless to say, is a felony.
Stockwell goes deep, and he surely has bases to do it. He is the highest rank CIA official ever to go public. And even though this book has been censored, you still can get pretty much information from it. You will realize that most of the time, the CIA hasn't really had fair motives to carry out the operations. The real interests behind all of it are completely different from the picture that we get from the news and the official reports from our government. Reading this one will make you end up with a sad feeling after having been shown the bitterness of reality. It will make you wonder about which has been our true government, and you will want to ask if all our "liberties" and "freedoms" have been paid at the cost of millions of innocent children, women, and men from all over the world.
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By A Customer on February 5, 2000
Format: Hardcover
The Praetorian guard is so good it almost defies description. John Stockwell has finally answered the question of why elements in the U.S. Government would "want" to carry out some of the covert operations which seem to make no sense other than a desire for power or perhaps simple Sadism. Why for example would the government want to destabilize a small country, throw it into civil unrest, and have a corrupt dictator take over? What possible reason could there be for that? The answer is more down to earth, and for that reason more obscene than I had imagined. This book answered so many questions, and made certain actions by agencies in the government which seemed almost insane to me, finally make terrible sense.
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While Mr. Stockwell does not write in the manner of a Noam Chomskey, citing historical precedents, etc., but his book is still a must read for anyone concerned about the damage that is about to be perpatrated upon us as a people. Mr. Stockwell's writing is closer to a thesis style and that's why I gave it 4 stars. This, however, does not minimize the importance of the information provided. This book should be read by all those concerned with our civil liberties, the ecology, and humanitarian issues. He even touches upon two items that failed during the Bush presidency, but appears to become a reality during the Chaney presidency: the raping of our social security, and the destruction of freedom as we know it today. Back in 1990, Mr. Stockwell inadvertantly warned about what bi-partison economists are saying today. That is, the social security fund WILL NOT be bankrupt as the American people are being told. It's just seen as an extra windfall for the elite. Once this is dismantled, we will be returned to the days working 12-to-16 hours per day, 6-to-7 days per week, no healthcare, and script to buy from the company store. Knowledge is power, do yourself a favor, get knowledgeable.
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