This book was not one of his better book. It was an even number book. I found his odd numbered Wells book are awesome while the even numbered are not.This book was not one of his better book. It was an even number book. I found his odd numbered Wells book are awesome while the even numbered are not. Thus I am looking forward to his next " The Prisoner"....more
This book was okay for Follett, after reading the century series, or the kingbridge series, I expected better. The book was an interesting take on theThis book was okay for Follett, after reading the century series, or the kingbridge series, I expected better. The book was an interesting take on the war, the Danes perspective, which I have never thought about. ...more
I did not think this was a very good book for those who keep up with current events. For some who do not, then this would be a very good book. I likeI did not think this was a very good book for those who keep up with current events. For some who do not, then this would be a very good book. I like the author, I read his "Time" articles in every issue, but this book did not push any new issues or thought. Bremmer just renamed old ideas....more
This was a fantastic book. I loved the science, the espionage, the plot, and the characters. This was a fun book to read, and one might learn somethinThis was a fantastic book. I loved the science, the espionage, the plot, and the characters. This was a fun book to read, and one might learn something about nuclear diffusion. I highly recommend it....more
This book was informative, I learned a lot. Therefore I thought it was a pretty good book. An editorial was just published about Aleppo was just publiThis book was informative, I learned a lot. Therefore I thought it was a pretty good book. An editorial was just published about Aleppo was just published in our local paper that summed up the "Unholy Alliance" that this book speaks about--right/left--it is a very good article:
Genocide in Aleppo: Never again, yet again BY MARTIN SCHRAM Tribune News Service
The latest monument to the legacy of President Barack Obama’s Nobel Prize-winning global leadership fills our news screens.
It looks like a city of dollhouses, a tableau of grays upon grays — apartment dwellings with the walls blown away on the side facing us. We cannot look away, so we stare inside these dollhouse-like living rooms and bedrooms where children should be playing and parents should be doing chores or just relaxing.
But the dollhouses are as lifeless as they are colorless. So are the streets.
Nothing is moving; and that moves us most of all. For we know humans are still there — buried beneath the rubble. Welcome to Syria’s once-vibrant city of Aleppo.
Make no mistake: All the world knows Aleppo will forever be remembered for the villainy of Syria’s bloodstained butcher, President Bashar Assad, his equally bloodstained enabler, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, and Iran’s militias that have assisted in the street slaughter.
But it will also be remembered as yet another genocide the United States failed to act to stop. The world had higher hopes for Obama’s leadership. Years ago, after America’s still-new president addressed the potential of the Arab Spring in a speech in Cairo, the Nobel dreamers awarded him their peace prize.
But more than a decade of battles in the region had left America and its president worse than war-weary. Obama infamously drew his “red line” warning Assad against using chemical weapons — but when Assad used them, Obama didn’t respond militarily. Later, Obama, NATO and other world leaders didn’t create a no-fly zone and safe zone to safeguard Syria’s civilians.
On Tuesday afternoon, far away from Aleppo’s horror, in the United Nations Security Council, America’s U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power delivered a searing indictment of the genocide perpetrated by Syria, Russia and Iran.
Power began by recounting horrific and heart-wrenching descriptions of the slaughter of Syria’s civilians. Assad and his Russian enablers even targeted and bombed Aleppo’s hospitals so no victims could be treated.
“This is what is being done to the people of eastern Aleppo, to fathers, and mothers, and sons, and daughters, brothers, and sisters like each of us here,” Power said. She spoke of “first responders describing children’s voices from beneath the rubble of collapsed buildings. … There are no first responders or equipment left to dig them out, and no doctors left to treat them.”
Many news deliverers barely covered Power’s globally urgent message. That’s a case of media misfeasance — because there are two ways we must read Power’s powerful address. One is the way she said it — as an indictment of Assad, Putin and Iran’s leaders. The other is as an indictment of all world leaders who failed to prevent this slaughter of Aleppo’s civilians.
So: As you read Power’s indictment, insert in your own minds Obama’s name and the leaders of NATO nations and all globally involved countries who feigned powerlessness to mask war weariness.
“Are you truly incapable of shame?” Power asked. “Is there literally nothing that can shame you? Is there no act of barbarism against civilians, no execution of a child that gets under your skin, that just creeps you out a little bit?”
Power said earlier: “When one day there is a full accounting of the horrors committed in this assault of Aleppo — and that day will come, sooner or later — you will not be able to say you did not know what was happening. You will not be able to say you were not involved. We all know what is happening. And we all know you are involved.
“Aleppo will join the ranks of those events in world history that define modern evil, that stain our conscience decades later. Halabja, Rwanda, Srebrenica and now Aleppo.”
We recall former President Bill Clinton’s admission that his greatest regret was his failure to prevent the genocide in Rwanda. Soon Obama and his fellow world leaders will be appending the horror of Aleppo with apologies and sincere vows of “Never again!”
This book did not push the issue any more than other books that I have read about crooked Hilary, so it was only okay. It was an easy read. If I had rThis book did not push the issue any more than other books that I have read about crooked Hilary, so it was only okay. It was an easy read. If I had read the book first as oppose to last in the various anti-Clinton books, I probably would have rated it higher. ...more
I thought this was a good book. The characters were developed very well without losing the story. I gave the book four stars because I thought MotherI thought this was a good book. The characters were developed very well without losing the story. I gave the book four stars because I thought Mother could have been developed so much more....more