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Funding Evil, Updated: How Terrorism is Financed and How to Stop It Paperback – February 16, 2005
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Conservative analyst and pundit Ehrenfeld contends that our image of terrorism is all wrong. Rather than shadowy cells of young, religious martyrs, the true face of terror, she says, is an international network of corrupt state leaders, superwealthy contributors, and drug and crime kingpins. Without money, especially laundered U.S. dollars, there would be no terror, and this lively, well-documented primer reveals the sources, the amounts and the armed terror organizations they support. Not surprisingly, the author of Narco-Terrorism is at her best on the ironies of the West's appetite for drugs, which terror groups exploit for funding, arms and recruiting those who would undermine a degenerate Western society. Some readers might be alienated or distracted by the author's exhaustive yet fascinating description of the activities and funding of the PLO, Hezbollah, Hamas and Islamic Jihad, which takes up nearly half the book. Reigniting the drug war and supporting Israel are Ehrenfeld's clear national security priorities, as are other policy initiatives like regime removal and economic sanctions for states sponsoring terrorism. But the Bush administration and a succession of U.S. and Western leaders are taken to task for "a willful blindness" to the role of the international oil and drug trades in funding terror and for "lacking the political will" to confront Saudi Arabia, Iran, Pakistan and other states for their "anti-Western agenda." Ehrenfeld's prescription for ending terrorism might depend on an unrealistic hope for immediate international cooperation, but this timely expos should heat up public demand for real progress in the war on terrorism.
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"Ehrenfeld...spells out in detail where the terrorists' money comes from.... Funding Evil will make you angry..." -- Human Events
"Funding Evil should be required reading for every elected and senior government official in the U.S. and Europe." -- Aviation Week & Space Technology
"This brilliant book has a simple message: if we fail to understand them and how they operate, they will win." -- Richard Perle, Resident Fellow, The American Enterprise Institute
"[A] lively well-documented primer . This timely expose should heat up public demand for real progress in the war on terrorism." -- Publishers Weekly
Major contribution to our understanding of what policy measures are needed to thwart the financial underpinnings of this growing threat. -- Washington Times
Top customer reviews
It is easy to lose sight of how these innocuous-seeming things reverberate later with devastating results, and perpetuate the presence of terror in our lives. Even more importantly, it demonstrates the need to address ALL of these elements in our counter-terror efforts, and why we need to demand that our leaders stop ignoring these activities through strong and coherent policy and enforcement. The added element of the partnership of terror organizations with narcotics and with the many nations who permit their activities completes the broad picture of the dangerous nature of our enemies.
She clearly and eloquently lays it all out; demonstrates the relationships between these diverse groups, the convoluted paths they follow to their own destructive goals, and shows us why we need to act upon them all, and why not doing so keeps us in danger.
There is a good reason why she was sued by Saudis in the UK to prohibit the publishing of her book there. Not lost on us is the fact that only the First Amendment allowed her to publish it here, and this is why we must continue to defend ourselves from this plague which would eliminate even that right.
A true wake-up call for ourselves and our leaders!
Dr. Ehrenfeld has gone out on a limb to report these insidious activities that occur on a daily basis within ALL our societies, by an ideology whose main goal is to subjugate and conquer our free and democatic nations.
I recommend this book to those who wish to know how the enemy, that we are now being forced to confront, not only in our own backyards but globally, operates.
That Ehrenfeld has been doing her work from within what Anthony Cyril Sutton has called America's Secret Establishment.....with ties to Columbia University and Johns Hopkins, is both confusing and hopeful.
I only wish that Rachel had done more with the Texas/Mahfouz/Bath/Bush/Salem Bin Laden connections.
Another reviewer put it this way.......
What the British legal battle between Khalid Bin Mahfouz and Rachel Ehrenfeld does not show is the battle between Islam and Judaism over banking and drug flow, both of which are power incentives hiding behind, as can be seen in the New England Puritan Protestant China trading Brahmans who also made their money in the same things, religion.....all religion. In her book Evil Money, Ms. Ehrenfeld gives us a glimpse of her position and just why former CIA Director James Woolsey wrote the forward for her book, Woolsey being a Reagan/Bush deregulation-era warrior. In it Ehrenfeld says "...on July 8, 1992 bin Mahfouz was indicted by the Federal Reserve, not only for helping BCCI to violate American banking regulations....". This elevation of the Federal Reserve whose chairman, Alan Greenspan, would in only a few years lead the charge toward deregulation of markets and the repeal in 1999 of the Glass-Steagall Act that opened the door for the wholesale rape of nation by Wall Street of the U.S. banking system based on a bamboozled housing bubble, is suspicious. The Federal Reserve cannot legally indict. It was Manhattan District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthal who indicted bin Mahfouz. Indictments are reserved for law enforcement alone in the U.S., but the fact that the FBI stood down its investigation through FINCEN of bin Mahfouz and James Bath in Texas in 1992 as the Federal Reserve's battles with Mahfouz were also tightening shows the degree to which the House Bush and House of Saud had comingled U.S. interests with a foreign power....foreign powers....and how great an issue it had become in the 1992 Bush/Clinton/Perot Presidential battle. "Is it any wonder that Clinton Foundation finds no compunction, no restraint, in avoiding this treasonous behavior?" asked Lowell Wigglesworth. "Or that Bill and Hillary would want to move to Manhattan after leaving office to be so closer to Wall Street and the constant flow of foreign money whose handlers are moving closer and closer to the torches and pitchforks of a coming new revolution? It was there that James Comey had worked for both Rudy Giuliani and Judge James Walker, of the George Herbert Walker clan," said Wigglesworth.
It is a must read for anyone who wishes to understand an important component in the Western world's defense of itself against chaos and destruction.
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