Armed Madhouse: Undercover Dispatches from a Dying Regime by Greg Palast

By Greg Palast

‘Razor sharp examine … exhibits why each US citizen might be quaking of their boots’ Metro, Books of the Year

‘Bill Hicks with a press go’ The List

Award-winning guerrilla journalist Greg Palast has long gone the place such a lot were too scared to unearth the grotesque fact concerning the haves and have-mores who rule our global … the United States.

Here he stories from at the back of enemy traces to bare simply how undesirable it’s received in a perilous regime: how elections are acquired and unfastened speech comes at a value. How voters are governed by means of worry. and the way our courageous new globalized global capability the negative get hammered, whereas companies silently purchase up the planet. It’s now not beautiful – yet it’s all actual …

‘Palast is likely one of the few newshounds writing who has either the anger and the wit to supply himself up as a persuasive – and extra importantly, readable – voice of the left’ Observer

‘A rollercoaster experience from Baghdad to New Orleans and Osama bin Laden’s cave to the again rooms of the Pentagon’ Big Issue

‘Very humorous … For an individual who thinks that nobody from the U.S. understands what’s occurring, Palast is the right riposte’ Guardian

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Despite her insurer’s laudable faith in miracle cures, Kimberly’s need to breathe remained after the forty days. And I thought: This is a national security threat. With the lumberyard shut and the nearby plastics plants gone to China, Al-Qaeda could quite easily gain a couple of recruits in our town: All bin Laden has to do is offer them decent health insurance. The Khan Job and the “Back-Off” Directive On November 9, 2001, BBC Television Centre in London received a call from a phone booth just outside Washington.

This is all that we had hoped for. The speaker is a grinning, chuckling, “optimistic” structural engineer, Osama bin Laden, recorded on film on December 13, 2001, in Afghanistan. Some would suggest it wasn’t really Osama—maybe it was Karl Rove in a turban stretched to six feet six. Sorry, it really is bin Laden. The point is that there is more than one flavor of evil on this sad planet. George Bush can’t account for it all, even with the help of Darth Cheney. An addiction to helping millionaires help themselves, carelessness about the deaths of thousands and a penchant for mendacity does not mean George and Dick planned the September 11 attack.

Troops out of Saudi Arabia. Bin Laden issued his demand on August 23, 1996; and on April 29, 2003, the Tuesday before the President was chauffeured by fighter jet onto the deck of the Abe Lincoln, Mr. S. troops sent packing from the Land of the Holy Places. That’s astonishing. Until George W. Bush, the United States of America has never, ever, removed all our military bases from a foreign land no matter how much locals bitched or moaned. We even keep troops in Okinawa over the island’s strong objections, and World War II ended sixty years ago.

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