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  • The Complete Chinese War Preparedness And Military Update

    01/20/2014 3:54:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 1/20/14 | Tyler Durden
    With China increasingly in the news involving some new diplomatic or geopolitical escalation, a new territorial claim, the launch of a brand new aircraft carrier, or just general chatter of military tensions surrounding the aspirational reserve currency superpower, it is time for yet another update of the complete "military and security developments involving the people’s republic of China", courtesy of the annual report to Congress discussing precisely this issue. The only Org Chart that matters:
  • Islamist takeover complete: Morsi Fires Top Defense Brass

    08/12/2012 3:45:40 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 23 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 8/12/2012 | Gil Ronen
    Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi has sacked the entire leadership of the country's defense establishment. Among the officials and officers fired are Defense Minister Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, and Chief of Staff Sami Anan. Morsi appointed Abdul-Fatah al-Sessi as Defense Minister and Lieutenant-General Sidki Sayed Ahmed as Army Chief of Staff. A judge named Mahmoud Mekki was appointed vice president. Morsi also ordered the retirement of the commanders of the navy, air defense and air force. The retired navy commander, Lieutenant-General Mohan Mameesh, was named as chairman of the Suez Canal. Morsi also cancelled all constitutional changes that gave the military enlarged...
  • Alec Baldwin considers entire film career a 'complete failure'

    11/30/2009 6:52:24 PM PST · by george76 · 106 replies · 3,181+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 30 Nov 2009
    Alec Baldwin, the US actor, has said he has lost interest in acting and considers his film career a failure. "I consider my entire movie career a complete failure," he told the magazine. "The goal of moviemaking is to star in a film where your performance drives the film, and the film is either a soaring critical or commercial success, and I never had that." Baldwin has expressed interest in politics in the past but did not say in the interview what he intended to do if he quit acting.
  • Iraqi Air Force Completes First Phase of Key Training

    10/01/2009 4:35:12 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 226+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Jeff Mullett, USA
    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE BASRA, Iraq, Oct. 1, 2009 – Members of Iraq’s 70th Air Reconnaissance Squadron completed the first phase of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance training with Minnesota National Guard’s 34th Red Bull Infantry Division’s intelligence section here. Iraqi air force pilots in southern Iraq conduct pre-flight checks before training at Contingency Operating Base Basra, Iraq, Sept. 5, 2009. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Ebner  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Iraqi fighter pilots who have combat experience from the Iran-Iraq War -- some with as many as 800 hours of combat flight time -- worked with soldiers...
  • Netanyahu: No complete West Bank building freeze

    09/14/2009 3:42:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 291+ views
    Seattlepi.com ^ | 9/14/09 | ARON HELLER
    JERUSALEM -- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday rejected U.S. calls to freeze all settlement construction in the West Bank and east Jerusalem, angering Palestinians and putting a New York summit in question. Netanyahu's announcement came on the eve of a crucial meeting with President Barack Obama's Mideast envoy, George Mitchell, who is trying to arrange an Israeli-Palestinian summit on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly session next week.
  • Iraq Assistance Group Completes Mission

    06/04/2009 6:14:46 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 209+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Staff Sgt. Luke Koladish, USA
    Iraq Assistance Group Command Sergeant Major Hector Davila and Commanding General Brig. Gen. Keith C. Walker, case the units colors on the patio of the Joint Visitors Bureau, Camp Victory, June 3. The function of the IAG has been merged with the Multi-National Corps-Iraq staff. Photo by Staff Sgt. Luke Koladish, Multi-National Corps - Iraq. BAGHDAD — After more than four years of leading the Iraqi Security Force (ISF) development line of effort, the Iraq Assistance Group (IAG) conducted a casing of colors and patch ceremony here on the Camp Victory Joint Visitors Bureau hotel patio, June 3."On the backs...
  • My piece about Hunter ending his candidacy (Vanity)

    01/19/2008 9:51:57 PM PST · by wastedyears · 147 replies · 163+ views
    The things I could say to the Hunter detractors will give the Mods and JimRob massive heart attacks. But I won’t do that. I do hope you’re all happy now. You, along with the others and the lame-stream media, have succeeded in forcing Hunter to drop out. After him, there isn’t any other Conservative in the race. No, Thompson doesn’t come close as he’s supported amnesty, campaign-finance reform and voted to give China permanent MFN status. You all have succeeded in forcing our absolute best chance of turning this country around to drop out. The one man who won’t sell...
  • Odierno Calls for ‘Full, Complete’ Partnership With Iraqis

    12/19/2007 3:43:56 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 92+ views
    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq, Dec. 19, 2007 – There must be a “full and complete” partnership between coalition and Iraqi security forces for success in the country, the coalition’s day-to-day commander of ground operations in Iraq said here today. Army Lt. Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, commander of Multinational Corps Iraq, spoke as the 1st Cavalry Division – commanded by Army Maj. Gen. Joseph F. Fil – transferred authority for Multinational Division Baghdad to the 4th Infantry Division – under Army Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Hammond – during a ceremony here. Odierno said that when the 1st Cavalry took command of the Multinational...
  • Engineers Complete $266-Million Project

    09/06/2007 5:22:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 253+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Mohammed Ali
    The Nasiriyah Water Treatment Plant got 10 clarifiers. The project also included three booster pump stations, five elevated storage tanks and a pipeline of more than 100 kilometers. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers photo Engineers Complete $266-Million Project Water treatment plant to deliver clean water to 500,000 residents. By Mohammed Aliwi U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Gulf Region South AN NASIRIYAH, Iraq, Sept. 6, 2007 — The Gulf Region South district of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has completed one of the largest water projects in Iraq - a $266-million facility in Al Shatra to provide thousands of...
  • Engineers Complete 112 Projects in Iraq

    08/03/2007 6:36:49 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 325+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Gulf Region Division
    BAGHDAD, Aug. 3, 2007 — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Gulf Region Division, completed 112 construction projects between June 30 and July 27, 2007 – bringing the total number of completed projects to 3,998. Currently, there are 576 construction projects ongoing – all funded through the Iraq Relief and Reconstruction Fund, the Development Fund for Iraq, the Commander’s Emergency Response Program, the Economic Support Fund and the Iraq Security Forces Fund. Water projects that were completed this month include three network projects in Sadr City in Baghdad Province – each totaling $1.9 million. Each potable water project included laying...
  • Army Engineers Complete 64 More Projects

    03/06/2007 5:02:21 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 302+ views
    BAGHDAD, March 6, 2007 — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Gulf Region Division completed 64 construction projects between Feb. 23 and March 4, 2007 – bringing the total number of completed projects to 11, 395. Currently, there are 1,696 construction projects ongoing – all funded through the Iraq Relief and Reconstruction Fund, the Development Fund for Iraq, the Commander’s Emergency Response Program, the Economic Support Fund and the Iraq Security Forces Fund. “Clean, accessible drinking water is tantamount to good health, and access to fuel helps improve the burgeoning economy here. We are committed to seeing that the Iraqis...
  • Afghan Soldiers Complete Training in U.S.

    11/06/2006 4:20:44 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 368+ views
    FORT POLK, La., Nov. 6, 2006 -- The Joint Readiness Training Center here has conducted joint training missions with U.S. military branches and forces from Germany, Australia and other countries. Now JRTC has added the Afghan National Army to its list of warrior alumni. U.S. Army Pfc. David Mclane visits with Afghan National Army Team Leader Asadullah Sarwari (center) and Platoon Sergeant Gulabgul Rub, during a Joint Readiness Training Exercise at Fort Polk, La. U.S. Army photo  '(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. From Oct. 25 through Nov. 4, nearly 50 soldiers from the Afghan National Army trained alongside...
  • Soldiers Complete Projects in Zafaraniya

    08/15/2006 6:05:13 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 224+ views
    Defend America News ^ | http://www.defendamerica.mil/articles/aug2006/a081506td1.html?ID=452
    Soldiers Complete Projects in Zafaraniya Soldiers from Forward Operating Base Loyalty completed several beautification and improvements projects in Zafaraniya during the month of July. By U.S. Army Sgt. Tanasha Stachelclzyk FORWARD OPERATING BASE LOYALTY, Iraq, Aug. 15, 2006 – Multi-National Division – Baghdad soldiers from 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, completed several beautification and improvements projects in Zafaraniya and the area outside of FOB Loyalty during the month of July.The projects included five playgrounds, two soccer fields, a soccer park and a sewing co-op. “I have the best job. I get...
  • Air Force Security Forces Complete Tour in Iraq

    07/12/2006 6:36:31 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 411+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Sgt. Waine D. Haley
    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Cody Nelson (left), with the 28th Security Forces Squadron, Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., and Senior Airman Brandon Alsop (right), with the 151st Security Forces Squadron, Utah Air National Guard, practice firing the MK19 machine gun. U.S. Air Force courtesy photo Air Force Security Forces Complete Tour in Iraq For the last six months Contingency Operating Base Speicher has been kept safe and secure by the outstanding work of Air Force security forces. Sgt. Waine D. Haley 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment TIKRIT, Iraq, July 12, 2006 -- For the last six months Contingency...
  • Initial Report on Haditha Killings Complete

    06/16/2006 9:50:40 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 48 replies · 1,622+ views
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Army general investigating whether military personnel tried to cover up any part of the alleged massacre of up to two dozen Iraqi civilians in Haditha late last year has completed his report. Army Maj. Gen. Eldon A. Bargewell has sent his report to Lt. Gen. Peter Chiarelli, the second-ranking commander in Iraq, and U.S. military officials there were expected to announce that Friday, according to a senior defense official. No information about his findings was provided. The official, who requested anonymity because the announcement had not yet been made, said there is no timetable for how...
  • C-5 accident investigation board complete

    06/13/2006 6:11:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 18 replies · 1,356+ views
    6/13/2006 - SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill (AFPN) -- The results of an investigation into the C-5 Galaxy crash at Dover Air Force Base, Del., on April 3 found that human error was the cause, Air Mobility Command officials released today. The accident investigation board determined the pilots and flight engineers did not properly configure, maneuver and power the aircraft during approach and landing. Following a normal takeoff and initial climb, the C-5 aircrew observed a No. 2 engine “Thrust Reverser Not Locked” indication light. They shut down the No. 2 engine as a precaution and returned to Dover AFB....
  • America Supports You: Bikers Complete 'Ride for America's Patriots'

    05/25/2006 8:24:20 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 221+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Cheryl Harrison
    SAN ANTONIO, May 25, 2006 – Their mission here accomplished, three Virginia businessmen are scheduled to arrive home today after completing their "Ride for America's Patriots," a 3,200-mile roundtrip motorcycle ride designed to raise money for wounded veterans. Bikers representing American Legion Post 593 in Converse, Texas, lead the way for three Virginia men arriving on their "Ride for America's Patriots" May 19 after a four-day trek from Fairfax, Va. Photo by Cheryl Harrison  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. On May 15, three riders - Tom Donegan, Joe Kurnos and Bob Loy - set off in cool temperatures...
  • Afghans Report IEDs; Afghan Aviators Complete Historic Mission

    04/21/2006 6:32:33 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 423+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 21, 2006 – Afghans reported improvised explosive devices to local officials in two separate incidents today, and Afghan National Army aviators completed their first combat-support mission April 15, military officials in Afghanistan reported today. Afghan National Army Sgt. Abdul Khaliq, of the ANA's Central Movement Agency, hands a box of food to U.S. Army Sgt. Juan Trejos on an Afghan Air Corps Mi-17 Hip helicopter at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, April 12. Soldiers from ANA's Central Movement Agency trained with their coalition counterparts prior to the ANA Air Corps first aerial resupply mission in partnership with the...
  • Baqubah General Hospital Renovations Complete

    02/28/2006 3:25:35 PM PST · by SandRat · 168+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Claude D. McKinney
    Baqubah General Hospital underwent massive renovations aided by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Iraqi Directorate General of Health. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers photo by Claude D. McKinney Baqubah General Hospital Renovations Complete The upgrades will improve the working conditions for patients and health care providers. By Claude D. McKinney Gulf Region North U.S. Army Corps of Engineers BAQUBAH, Iraq, Feb. 28, 2006 — After a year under construction, the Baqubah General Hospital is finished, complete with a new incinerator and reverse osmosis water treatment system; plumbing and sewer system upgrade; architectural renovations; emergency backup generator...
  • U.S. Soldiers, Afghans Complete Road Project

    01/10/2006 4:54:06 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 572+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Jan 10, 2005 | Combined Forces Command-Afghanistan
    The "Wolverines," joined by "Team Kodiak" and Afghan soldiers and contractors, worked to complete a 66-kilometer road project before the onset of winter. By Combined Forces Command-Afghanistan CAMP WOLVERINE, Afghanistan, Jan. 10, 2006 — Commerce, transportation and travel have always been difficult in the remote windswept mountains and valleys of Zabol Province in eastern Afghanistan. That fact, however, has recently changed. In the latter part of this past year, two U.S. Army engineer companies, the 173rd Combat Support Company and Charlie Company, 864th Engineer Battalion, took a significant step in establishing stability and economic growth outside of Qalat, the provincial...
  • Engineers Complete Road in Eastern Afghanistan

    01/05/2006 4:22:44 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 342+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Jan 5, 2005 | 1st Lt. Claudia Crossland, USA
    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, Jan. 5, 2006 – Engineers from Task Force Pacemaker recently completed the construction of a 66-kilometer major logistical road linking the towns of Shinkay and Qalat in eastern Afghanistan. Soldiers from Charlie Company, 864th Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy), Task Force Pacemaker, from Fort Richardson, Alaska, began construction of the road Oct. 20 at Forward Operating Base Sweeny near Shinkay, 20 kilometers from the border with Pakistan. They worked their way west through Daub Pass, a mountain trail renowned for its steep terrain, hairpin turns, inclement weather and lethal enemy threat. "The earth-moving engineers used dozers, scrapers and 20-ton...
  • U.S. Paratroopers Complete Operation Pizmah

    01/05/2006 3:31:18 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 654+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Jan 5, 2005 | Pfc. Vincent Fusco
    U.S. Army soldiers from B Company 2nd Battalion, 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment, make their way down a steep mountainside while on a patrol during Operation Pizmah in Dey Chopan District, Zabul Province, Afghanistan, Dec. 11, 2005. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Vincent Fusco U.S. Paratroopers Complete Operation Pizmah U.S. paratroopers in Afghanistan hunted for Taliban, as well as worked to reestablish a coalition presence in the districts of Dey Chopan, Argandab and Khaki-Afghan. By U.S. Army Pfc. Vincent Fusco 20th Public Affairs Detachment DEY CHOPAN, Afghanistan, Jan. 5, 2006 — As Operation Pizmah drew to a close Dec. 15,...
  • God sees embryos as full and complete humans - Pope

    12/28/2005 8:12:54 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 59 replies · 1,061+ views
    Reuters ^ | 12/28/05
    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - God sees embryos as "full and complete" humans, Pope Benedict said on Wednesday in an address that firmly underlined the Roman Catholic Church's stance against abortion and scientific research on embryos. "The loving eyes of God look on the human being, considered full and complete at its beginning," Benedict said in his weekly address to the faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square. Quoting Psalm 139, Benedict said the Bible teaches that God already recognises the embryo as a complete human. That view is the basis for the Church teaching that aborting or manipulating these embryos amounts...
  • Israel agrees to complete preparations for bus convoys

    12/14/2005 12:44:19 PM PST · by Esther Ruth · 4 replies · 264+ views
    www.haaretzdaily.com ^ | 21:29 14/12/2005 | Akiva Eldar and Gideon Alon
    Last update - 21:29 14/12/2005 Israel agrees to complete preparations for bus convoys By Akiva Eldar and Gideon Alon, Haaretz Correspondents, and Haaretz Staff and News Agencies Succumbing to international pressure, Israel informed the United States on Wednesday that it plans to complete preparations Thursday for operating bus convoys between the Gaza Strip and West Bank, which will start next week. Israel will issue an official statement on the matter on Thursday. Wednesday's government decision reversing a cabinet decision made last week, after the suicide bombing in Netanya, to freeze talks on the convoys until the Palestinian Authority takes significant...
  • Water Project Nearly Complete in Al Ameen (Project to Provide Potable Water, Hydrants)

    10/26/2005 5:56:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 304+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Oct 26, 2005 | Army Spc. Ben Brody
    The $580,000 project compliments a recently-completed sewer and paving project. BAGHDAD, Iraq, Oct. 26, 2005 — Residents of Al Ameen, a southeastern Baghdad neighborhood, will soon reap the benefits of their first-ever water network, courtesy of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team with construction management by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The $580,000 project is 95 percent done, and is scheduled for completion by Nov. 7. “This project will provide potable water and fire hydrants to an area that has never had a water network.” Mike Mitchell, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers “This project will provide potable water and fire...
  • Sulayminyah School Projects Nearly Complete

    10/12/2005 6:28:35 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 180+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Oct 12, 2005 | Polli Keller
    Iraqi teachers clean in preparation for the first day of school. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers photo by Polli Keller Sulayminyah School Projects Nearly Complete The school renovations included plaster repair and painting, as well as installation of ceiling fans and window screens and new playground equipment. By Polli Keller Gulf Region North U.S. Army Corps of Engineers MOSUL, Iraq, Oct. 12, 2005 — School days are here and Sulayminyah school renovations are nearing completion. Seven out of ten schools renovated in the Sulayminyah district are complete. The other three are ninety percent finished and will be ready for...
  • CIA report on 9/11 is complete (2 years after deadline, findings have yet to reach Congress)

    08/20/2005 8:47:14 AM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies · 650+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 8/20/05 | Walter Pincus
    CIA report on 9/11 is complete Two years after deadline, findings have yet to reach Congress By Walter Pincus Updated: 1:39 a.m. ET Aug. 20, 2005 The CIA inspector general's report on the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks has finally been completed — nearly two years after its congressionally set deadline — but has yet to be sent to Capitol Hill because CIA Director Porter J. Goss is still deciding how to respond to its findings, according to administration and congressional sources. Inspector General John L. Helgerson's voluminous report, triggered in December 2002 by a recommendation of the House-Senate inquiry...
  • Complete election results for ALL presidental candidates(updated at 4 30 pm eastern)

    11/03/2004 2:46:38 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 3 replies · 910+ views
    chonlalonde.blogspot.com ^ | 11 3 04 | Chon LaLonde
    Update at 4:30 pm nov 3 results for all presidental candidates ALL CANDIDATES CANDIDATE VOTE TOTAL VOTE % John Kerry, Democrat 55,104,702 48% George W. Bush, Republican (incumbent) 58,640,799 51% Ralph Nader, independent 392,219 0% Michael Badnarik, Libertarian 374,741 0% Michael Peroutka, constitution party 129,162 0% David Cobb, green party 104,591 0% Leonard Peltier, peace and freedom party 21,616 0% Gene Amondson, Prohibition Party 1,895 0% Andy Andress, Unaffiliated (no websites for candidate or party )716 0% Walter Brown, Socialist Party USA 10,258 0% Roger Calero, socialist workers party 5,263 0% Earl F. Dodge, Prohibition party 122 0% Thomas Harens,...
  • Iran Says Uranium Facility Almost Complete Iran Says

    10/24/2004 4:11:14 PM PDT · by watchout · 8 replies · 1,009+ views
    ABC News | October 24, 2004 | ap
    ABC News Iran Says Uranium Facility Almost CompleteIran Says Uranium Conversion Facility 70 Percent Complete Just Days After Offer From EuropeThe Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran Oct 24, 2004 — A uranium conversion facility in Iran is nearing completion, a top official said Sunday, only days after European countries offered a deal in which Iran would reportedly have to give up all nuclear activities. State-run radio quoted Mohammed Ghannadi, second in charge of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, as saying the Isfahan uranium conversion facility in central Iran was nearing completion. "The Isfahan UCF facility is operational by 70 percent...
  • Complete John Kerry Testimony, 04/22/71

    08/26/2004 6:37:19 PM PDT · by FesterUSMC · 29 replies · 1,178+ views
    04/22/71
    Here is the John Kerry Testimony including questions.(John Kerry Testimony) Here is the Testimony in .pdf formatTestimony pdf
  • American Plan For Iraq Needs Complete Overhaul, United Nations Envoy Warns

    02/13/2004 8:25:11 PM PST · by blam · 5 replies · 177+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 2-14-2004 | Rory McCarthy
    American plan for Iraq needs complete overhaul, United Nations envoy warns Too little time left for credible elections, compounded by 'very serious danger' of civil war Rory McCarthy in Baghdad Saturday February 14, 2004 The Guardian (UK) The UN threw America's latest political plan for Iraq into disarray yesterday by making it clear that direct elections cannot be held before the June 30 transfer of power to an Iraqi authority. This was a key demand of the Shias, whose leaders set their face against the US plan to give control of the country to panels of "the great and the...
  • Astronomers complete massive online digital sky survey

    03/27/2003 3:28:43 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 544+ views
    SJ Mercury News ^ | 3/27/03 | AP - Pasadena
    <p>PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - Astronomers have completed the most thorough high-resolution digital survey of the heavens and released its 5 million images on the Internet.</p> <p>The map of the sky took four years of observations and $40 million to complete. It contains an estimated 500 million celestial objects, mostly stars but also galaxies, asteroids and comets.</p>
  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Middle East Conflict

    04/07/2002 8:36:59 AM PDT · by dennisw · 18 replies · 388+ views
    1999 and 2001 I think | Mitchell G. Bard, Mitchell Geoffrey Bard
      The writer of the book was on MSNBC and looked very good.http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0028632613/qid=1018190770/sr=2-1/ref=sr_2_1/104-0554275-4226319  17 of 22 people found the following review helpful: Remarkable, January 28, 2002 Reviewer: A reader It is really remarkable the lengths to which the Arab lobby and their longtime cohorts have gone to pan this excellent book. One would think that Amazon was in bed with them, too, since it has effectively allowed for a forum of negative comments about this book that are shallow and non-specific, saying only that "the book is bad." Sorry, but that's not helpful. Nor is the term "propaganda" that is so...