By Greg Palast
‘Razor sharp learn … indicates why each US citizen could 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 so much were too scared to unearth the gruesome fact concerning the haves and have-mores who rule our global … the United States.
Here he reviews from at the back of enemy traces to bare simply how undesirable it’s bought in a deadly regime: how elections are got and unfastened speech comes at a cost. How electorate are governed via worry. and the way our courageous new globalized international ability the terrible get hammered, whereas firms silently purchase up the planet. It’s now not lovely – yet it’s all precise …
‘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 trip from Baghdad to New Orleans and Osama bin Laden’s cave to the again rooms of the Pentagon’ Big Issue
‘Very humorous … For a person who thinks that nobody from the united states understands what’s happening, Palast is the fitting riposte’ Guardian
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God is on Osama’s side. 2. George is on Osama’s side. 3. It’s about the oil. A gold star if you picked #3. Osama’s Mission Accomplished On Thursday, May 1, 2003, President Bush landed on the deck of the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln. Forgetting to undo the parachute clips around his gonads, our President walked bowlegged on the ship’s deck in a green jumpsuit looking astonishingly like Ham, first chimp in space. The scene was so exciting that the media failed to notice that the War on Terror had ended on the previous Tuesday.
With his 2004 press conference, the President shifted from obfuscation to prevarication, denial to mendacity. Our report on Dr. S. intelligence, but by one of Khan’s customers, Muammar Gaddafi, the mischievous tyrant of Libya. It was Gaddafi’s last little bit of fun with Mr. Bush and Britain’s Prime Minister, Tony Blair. S. and Britain had agreed to end their trade embargo on Libya in return for Gaddafi’s shutting down his bomb program and, not incidentally, Gaddafi’s giving an exclusive oil drilling agreement to British Petroleum.
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Armed Madhouse: Undercover Dispatches from a Dying Regime by Greg Palast