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Eternal Battle Against Evil Paperback – June 17, 2011
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The thesis/underlying theme of the book is that the cartels in Mexico, pirates in Somalia, Islamic terror groups in the Middle East and South East Asia are all eerily similar and need to be combated in the same way. I can relate to the Mid East portions but this author goes much farther and demonstrates his extensive hands on experience on US/Mexico border issues, drug issues, Mid East terror issues with his work in multiple agencies.
Recommended for anyone questioning why these far flung issues that we see on cable news is relevant to us but more importantly I highly recommend to anyone considering a career in foreign affairs, military intelligence, or law enforcement.
The book promises to supply "a comprehensive strategy to fight terrorists, drug cartels, pirates, gangs, & organized crime," but doesn't even come close to delivering on that promise. Rather than a comprehensive strategy, Chabot proposes a single-minded focus on violent battle without even considering whether underlying problems exist and can be solved through other means (or at all, for that matter). Anything other than violence, in his mind, is negotiating with evil, which he won't countenance.
This is the real fatal flaw in the book, for while battling a drug trafficking organization may be effective in damaging that particular organization; it does nothing to change the black market conditions that give rise to such organizations. And while fighting Al Qaeda may do damage to a terrorist organization, it's still critical to understand the political conditions that give rise to and fuel such an organization.
If what you desire is unending violence and battles self-justified as holy, then Chabot's simplistic world-view could be appealing. But to anyone who is civilized--who desires peace and justice--Chabot's call is not only horrific and destructive, but... dare I say it... evil.
The book promises to show "how we can fight back and turn the tide for all humanity." But all we get is: 1. Evil organizations are extremely resilient and able to adapt. 2. In order to fight them, we have to be resilient as well.
That's it. Repeated ad nauseam. And rather than covering a variety of organizations, the vast bulk of discussion is specifically about the Arellano-Felix Drug Trafficking Organization (AF-DTO). I give the book one star for the detailed information about the organizational structure of the AF-DTO. If that's what you want to learn, then this book may be for you.
There is absolutely no acknowledgement of the existence of economic factors influencing the development of drug trafficking operations or the possibility of market alternatives that might change the equation. All Chabot has to offer is violence. It's a simplistic and uneducated view.
Chabot claims to be a Christian (he even talks in the book about having been personally given a direct sign from God), and the book is filled with biblical references and quotes. But it's mostly Old Testament-style violence and war mongering. Watching him try to recreate Jesus in his own image (you know, the actual "Christ" in "Christian") in a vain effort to make quotes from the Gospels support his violent and blood-thirsty desires is cringe-inducing.
This book is a vanity publishing effort, and it shows. Not only with the 42 pictures of Paul Chabot scattered throughout the book, but with the numerous grammatical errors, and a repeated significant false attribution of a quote supposedly by George Orwell that he never wrote.
Highly recommended for those involoved in security, investigations, and executive protection.
Witt Executive Security, Inc
I would also like to thank Dr. Chabot for his good work during his years working for the Office of National Drug Control as a advisor to three different US Presidents and for his patriotic work as a Navy Intelligence Officer imbedded with the "Special Forces" in the field of battle during his stints in Iraq War.
Dr. Chabot's written work is from his personal experience in the battle against evil and should be required reading for our kids in both high school and at the university, so the can know the truth about the evil of drugs; especially when so many lies are so rampant today and espoused by the pro-drug lobby.
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