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It's the Oil, Stupid,
This review is from: The Secret War Against the Jews: How Western Espionage Betrayed The Jewish People (Paperback)
This is a withering expose, almost unintended and beyond its basic purpose of documenting the 'secret war against the Jews', of the most unintelligent aspect of government a la Machiavel, the Intelligence factor lurking in the shadows. The problem, of course, is that the facts of unnamed 'sources' from the 'old spies' are not fully trustworthy and the whole book is no doubt plausibly deniable. The material requires cautious reading therefore because of the danger of still further disinformation. What a portrait starting with Jack Philby, Ibn Saud, and the Oil Companies, of sordid politicians and their obscure affairs, starring notably the infamous Allen Dulles! The book outstrips its theme in many ways, and while I am all ears to any case for the behind-the-scenes espionage against the Jews (the evidence is certainly convincing), the implications move beyond this question to how we are to take our politics at all, given this degree of dishonesty by all parties, up to and including Bush 41, the object it appears of Syrian blackmail. If one cannot take all the claims as established, one can certainly take the warning to beware of politicians once and for all as beyond redemption.
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Initial post: Feb 18, 2010 10:53:40 PM PST
Monika Radford says:
It's hard to read and understand what you wrote, and I have a degree in English literature. Not a single sentence makes sense.
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 25, 2013 8:15:28 PM PDT
Ronald E. Jones says:
Hope that degree wasn't very expensive!
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 11, 2014 2:48:26 AM PDT
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William Shelton says:
In defense of Radford's degree, the reviewer seems deliberately to have obscured their points amidst clouds of unnecessary clauses. Said clauses are poorly written, to boot. I understand punning with "intelligence" and wanting to bring up Machiavelli, but what means "the most unintelligent aspect of government a la Machiavelli"? The CIA, for instance, may be the stupidest part of government, though it has fierce competition. But how could intelligence be the stupidest part of Machiavellian government? Wouldn't it need spies more than most? It's just this sort of haphazard piling on of ideas that justifies the above poster in not knowing what the reviewer is on about.
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