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No Easy Day by Matt Bissonnette, Kevin Maurer

 A Book Review by: Mark A. Goldman

Dated: 5/26/2011


My Review at

2.0 out of 5 stars Written by a pro, not a hero, November 12, 2012 

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This review is from: No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden (Kindle Edition) 

The author correctly points out that Saudi Arabia is governed by a brutal corrupt and despotic regime that keeps its people subjugated and impoverished. But he forgot to point out that this is possible only with the support and military backing of the United States. In effect the US makes sure the people of that country remain subjugated, for which the government, i.e., the Saudi family, makes sure the US receives the country's oil resources at favorable prices. Osama Bin Laden, a member of the Saudi family, seeing that the US corrupted his own family at the expense of his country's people, first turned against the Soviets and then the US and his own family in order to free and/or avenge the subjugation of his countrymen. He's not my hero, but he's not what the propaganda says he is either. Bin Laden also sought revenge for what he says was the murder of over half a million Muslim children by the United States [] when the Clinton administration bombed various parts of Iraq's infrastructure and then enforced an embargo which they knew would impoverish and deprive hundreds of thousands of children of food, medicines, and sanitation facilities causing hunger, starvation, malnutrition, sickness and death among the population, but mostly children. The US claimed that Osama Bin Laden was responsible for the destruction of the twin towers on 9/11, but never offered any proof that he was involved in any way. Bin Laden celebrated the event but denied he was responsible for it. The bulk of the evidence in my view suggests that 911 was probably an inside job. Thousands of experts around the world, including over 1,500 American pilots, architects, structural engineers, demolition experts, physicists, chemists and other scientists have petitioned the US for an honest and proper investigation to explain all the evidence that contradicts the official story, (such as why Building 7 collapsed at freefall speed, even though it was never hit by any airplane). No such investigation has taken place. So while the Obama administration celebrates and takes credit for the murder of Osama Bin Laden, those who committed crimes against the children of Iraq, and the people of Saudi Arabia, and the American people, and our troops and others who were unwittingly induced to participate in those crimes, have yet been brought to justice. I feel sorry for the author's parents who tried to do their best for their son. Unfortunately what they couldn't do is teach him how to think for himself. Or maybe they did succeed. The book appears to be written by a professional writer, probably the imbedded journalist. I'm sure this book will inspire a lot of kids to follow in the author's footsteps. They will become elite professionals who will do what they are asked to do, which, unfortunately, is unlikely to forward the cause of freedom. The book is a very well written piece of propaganda, which not surprisingly leaves out the essential truth and significance of the operation.

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