Editors, Executive Intelligence Review
4.0 out of 5 stars Beyond Six on Detail, Loses Credibility on Mistakes,February 20, 2012
I have never been one to seek out conspiracy books. Reading in 98 categories, it was not until the combination of 9/11 and the multiple legalized crime bubbles that exploded in 2008-2010 that I finally realized I had been oblivious to the obvious that books such as this have been addressing for years, with more mainstream books finally starting to come into play.
This book has mind-boggling detail, most of it credible. It loses considerable credibility in making truly outrageous claims such as Executive Order 12333 being the order that authorized the framing and then incarceration of Lyndon LaRouche, an individual who cannot be stereo-typed. Indeed, this is a man that is so complex, stepping back and forth over the line — the very thin line — that separates sheer genius from errant lunacy — that I strongly recommend a reading of his Wikipedia page before reading the book. LaRouche is a convicted criminal — I see that — but I respectfully submit that every partner in Goldman Sachs, Morgan, Citi-Bank and others is an unindicted unconvicted criminal solely because the US Government lacks the intelligence and integrity to go after them.
I'm not going to summarize the book — it makes my head hurt. I will give it an 80% and say this: we desperately need a capacity to produce public intelligence in the public interest. As I look at fifty years of sorrowful empire capped off in recent years by clear evidence of “control fraud” on the part of the US Government — not just legalizing massive crimes against humanity by Goldman Sachs et all, but also actively participating in the drug trade, the arms trade, casting a blind eye on the slave trade, illegal immigration, etcetera — I have to come to the conclusion that the US Government at the political (elected, appointee) level, and generally at the senior rank (uniformed flags, senior executive service) level, are not at all interested in the public interest. Instead they pursue an agenda that benefits the very few while impoverishing the many.
This book names names, including Henry Kissinger, and it is my personal view that there is a sufficiency of information in this book, and ten others I link below, to indict Henry Kissinger and many others for high crimes against the Constitution and public law. It is crystal clear that the US Department of Justice is not about Justice, it is about covering up high crimes and misdemeanors, and crafting theatrical exists for those who have financially terrorized the US public — I am disgusted by the recent mortgage fraud settlement, 2,000 dollars for each of 13 million homeowners cheated out of their homes — this is like a one half of one per cent “fine” on tens of billions of dollars in criminally-derived profits.
It makes me sick to my stomach to contemplate the failure of every major institutional type in the USA — academia, civil society, commerce, government, law enforcement, media, military, and non-governmental / non-profit. I wrote a preface, “Paradigms of Failure” for one of my books, both the book and the preface are free online. Below are ten other books that support this one, all with similar warts, but all in the aggregate comprising an incontrovertible indictment of the US Government for betrayal of the public trust across the board.
Tragedy & Hope: A History of the World in Our Time
The Naked Capitalist
9/11 Synthetic Terror: Made in USA
Griftopia: A Story of Bankers, Politicians, and the Most Audacious Power Grab in American History
The Two Trillion Dollar Meltdown: Easy Money, High Rollers, and the Great Credit Crash
Vice: Dick Cheney and the Hijacking of the American Presidency
9-11 Descent into Tyranny: The New World Order's Dark Plans to Turn Earth into a Prison Planet
How The World Really Works
Obama: The Postmodern Coup – Making of a Manchurian Candidate
The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
These are only ten, our limit for any one Amazon review. I have created two lists of lists of book reviews that are easily found at Phi Beta Iota the Public Intelligence Blog, under the Books page.
It hurts me deeply to contemplate that portion of this book that must be considered incontrovertible truth. The book has warts — all of us — all governments, all organizations — have warts. What hurts so much is knowing that there is enough truth in this book to make it impossible to ever again fall for the deception inherent in the concept of what Matt Taibbi calls in Griftopia (page 32, burned into my memory), “a highly complicated merger of crime and policy, of stealing and government.”
I know from direct conversations with senior Senate staff that there is absolutely no interest in changing how they play “the game,” and indeed they are largely oblivious to the fact that a revolution is taking place in the USA, non-violent for now, certain to become wildly violent after we crash again in 2013 or at the latest 2014.
I have posted two super lists that are easily found by searching for the exact titles below:
Matt Taibbi: GRIFTOPIA – RECAP
Why Isn't Wall Street in Jail? + US Fraud RECAP