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In the Words of Our Enemies Hardcover – June 1, 2007
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Years before September 11, our enemy warned us--and we weren't listening. We are being warned today--by enemies like Iran, North Korea, and radicals and terrorists across the globe--but we are still not listening.
Sounding the alarm is bestselling author Jed Babbin (former deputy undersecretary of defense), who exposes the demagogues, dictators, and death squads openly threatening America--with potentially devastating consequences, if we aren't alert to the danger.
Full of stunning detail, In the Words of Our Enemies reveals:
* What the Islamists themselves are saying about their plans for America--mass murder followed by imposition of Islamic sharia law
* How Venezuela's Hugo Chavez is leading a radical anti-American revolution that aims to organize the world's oil supplies against America
* Why China's plans go beyond regional hegemony to driving the United States out of the Pacific
* How even so-called "friendly" countries, like Russia, are conspiring against us
* How many countries have threatened to use nuclear weapons against America (it's more than you think)
Highlighting our enemies' own words, Jed Babbin gives you, the reader, an insider's intelligence report on the dangers we face. In the Words of Our Enemies gives you the knowledge you need to be forewarned and forearmed in defending America.
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The anti-Americanism is deep and profound as is the anti-Jewish sentiment. Some say that they don't hate Christians and Jews because they are the people of the Book. Well, what is said here certainly raises some questions about that hyperbole. They cannot both be true and I think one can trust what they say at home more than what they say to us.
This also raises questions about our own media and why we rarely get these hate filled words reported to us more regularly and more honestly. Are our media trying to coddle us into their preferred point of view? Rather, shouldn't they report the news and views from around the world and let us decide what to think about what is being said to and about us?
However, the Jihadists only occupy the first seven chapters. China, Putin's Russia, North Korea, Fidel Castro, and Hugo Chavez each get their own chapters. Again, their words for home consumption are much more frank about their intentions than we usually get in our own newspapers and television news.
Get this book, read it, and then talk about it with your friends. Once you are aware of this material, you will view the news coverage you watch and read somewhat differently. Jed Babbin also provides good web sources such as MEMRI that provide material from the Jihadist sites and often provide us with English translations.
"America stands alone in a global struggle for freedom and 'Judeo-Christian' civilization (whatever that means) against the forces of evil Islamo-fascism (again, whatever that means)!"
There is much truth in the sentiments of that statement, but there is also much fear-mongering. The end result of such a deluge of books like these leaves most people, unfortunately, susceptible to cynicism and wary of the motivations (and funding) of whoever writes them.
Jed Babbin's book is different. Babbin's book concentrates on the writings and transcripts of a host of folks whose opinions of the United States runs from mild disdain to passionate hatred.
What should be most appreciated about IN The WORDS Of OUR ENEMIES is that --unlike someone such as Mark Steyn, for example-- Babbin doesn't merely harp on Islamist fanaticism. There are chapters devoted to the Russians, Latin Americans, Koreans and Chinese. Babbin's reporting on the anti-Americanism of the Chinese is really what won me over in the end. He is one of the few right-wing commentators out there who has the foresight and guts to call the Chinese what they truly are: A people and nation who hold little if any appreciation for America, its people, or culture. He makes it quite clear that China is an expansionist rival for political and economic dominance, a nation which will be the cause of many of our problems in the near future. As someone who feels that the true threat to our way of life is China, I appreciate his position on this matter.
Whether you are of the Left or Right, or any shade in between, this is a book worth reading.
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This category of book--if only they had been written in the 1930s--what we could have avoided in death, maiming and carnage. Read morePublished on March 24, 2008 by Dr. Victor S. Alpher
For too long we have shrugged our shoulders as people pronounce hate against us. Whereas we might regard their statements as hate speech if they were said in our country or if one... Read morePublished on February 10, 2008 by Seth J. Frantzman
I was born and grew up to age 11 without a television...I find television "entertainment" as well as "news" is extremely devoid of answers to todays problems. Read morePublished on September 28, 2007 by GARY R TOMS SR
This is one of the most timely, but at the same time one of the most scary, books I have read lately and, I believe, tells it like it is. Read morePublished on September 3, 2007 by Gene Laramy
Anyone who has not yet awakened to the peril we all face as freedom loving people should read this book. One cannot fail to make the comparisons to the years leading up to WWII. Read morePublished on August 11, 2007 by H. Jackson
One needs only to read the titles of the other books published by Jed Babbin to understand the goal of this book. Read morePublished on August 11, 2007 by Ethanial
I found Jed Babbin's collection of speeches and writings by the muslim leaders of militant Islam to be chilling and frightening. Read morePublished on August 7, 2007 by Donald A. McGowan