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This seminal work on modern terrorism assesses the changes and continuities in Osama bin Laden’s thinking since 2002. In order to win the war against terrorism, argues Michael Scheuer, former head of the CIA’s bin Laden Unit, we must first stop dismissing militant Muslims as “extremists” or “religious fanatics.” Formulating a successful military strategy requires that we see the enemy as they perceive themselves—highly trained and motivated soldiers who believe their cause is righteous. Scheuer shows that the war has accelerated the transformation of bin Laden and al Qaeda from man and organization to, respectively, a symbol of leadership and heroism and a worldwide movement.
Through Our Enemies’ Eyes: Osama bin Laden, Radical Islam, and the Future of America, Revised Edition
5 thoughts on “Through Our Enemies’ Eyes: Osama bin Laden, Radical Islam, and the Future of America, Revised Edition”
As a rule, I try not to read books written by anonymous authors. The lack of courage to write one’s name in this case is just a licence to spew hatred and to further the far right political agends. The use of the “scare tactics” is nothing short of revolting, if it wasn’t for the great damage that it does to human relations in this time and age. This kind of crap would have been laughable if it wasn’t for the total ignorance displayed in other reviews that praise such crap.
Rating: 1 / 5
When will Americans wake up and realize the far right is taking you for the fools you are? This book is pure claptrap, and the fact that the author is “Anonymous” means no one has to take the blame for the terrible writing, the lack of authoritative sources, and the lapses in credibility. Go ahead and buy these books but one of these days you’ll realize you’ve been taken. Or maybe not.
Rating: 1 / 5
This is a load of crap, don’t even bother reading this one. Obviously he was one of the intelligence community that was listened to and relied upon heavily by this Administration. And I’m assuming Hussein is connected to all of his B.S. too! I bet the war hawks and war mongers loved this one!
At least the intelligence community let him print this one. I’ll give him that much…
Rating: 1 / 5
Is Israels’ Benjamin Netanyahu and anyone who’s read his other books will instantly recognize his tone and style.
Rating: 5 / 5
I initially heard about this book through a friend. At first, I thought it was going to be another typical book about Islam and how all Muslims are terrorists. But no, I was pleasantly surprised. I’m not done reading this book yet, but so far, it’s anything BUT what Americans hear about Muslims through President Bush. President Bush calls people like Osama, “FREEDOM HATING” … come on now, American people, how IGNORANT can someone get?! What’s even more sad is that many of you Americans actually hang on to every last word of Bush’s and praise him as though he is GOD. Bush talks about being against abortion and valuing human life, yet what is it called going to Iraq and killing thousands of soldiers and civilians? Is that not called murder, but in a different sense?
Where do we draw the line between terror and non-terror? Why are Americans not called terrorists for funding Israel annually with 3 billion dollars, and helping them kill millions of Palestinians, yet Muslims who are tired of seeing their people killed daily are? And you want to talk about suicide bombers? The Palestinians are FORCED to do this because they do not have an army as big and powerful as the Israeli army.
Sadly, Americans will be in more danger, if this same president remains in office for yet another 4 years. He is a man so ignorant that he actually sincerely believes Osama has declared a jihad against Americans because he “HATES” freedom! It’s more like the opposite: Osama WANTS freedom for Muslims and is tired of seeing them persecuted. What is happening to Muslims in the Middle East today is no different than the Holocaust, except this time, the Jews aren’t the victims, the Muslims are, and many people are turning a blind eye.
Another important note, I have read the reviews and some of you say that you didn’t like this book, because the author kept his name anonymous so thus, what he says shouldn’t be considered credible. Obviously, you people are the same people who believe everything you hear on the news at FACE VALUE. During the time this book was published, Anonymous was still a senior U.S. intelligence official and thus, the Bush Administration forbide him to use his real name. It’s not because he felt he could write anything and get away with it, without anyone knowing his name. If you’re going to disregard a book and its credibility, please have more of a basis to disregard it, rather than your own ignorance of, “Well, he didn’t write down his real name, therefore, I’m not going to read it.”
Our world is slowly coming to an end, and if Bush doesn’t get out of office [which, I must add, he ILLEGALLY forced his way into office – Gore was supposed to win in 2000], we are doomed as a society. Please people, get out of your state of ignorance. These “terrorists” are not freedom-hating. They simply want the same freedom we Americans have been endowed with. And you want to talk about terrorists? The American government is the biggest terrorist of them all. We attack any country that doesn’t have a democratic government like ours and then claim we’re “freeing” them. PLEASE! What would we all do if Sadam had invaded America and killed Bush, saying he wanted to FREE us?
It’s time to wake up and see we’re killing off our own people and with Bush in office, this jihad will continue and America will be more at risk for another terrorist attack. I recommend this book to any intellectual, open-minded person who is ready to know the truth about this war on terror. For all you people who don’t meet those qualifications, go ahead and listen to your redneck president who believes these killings are all a part of Muslims being so “freedom hating.”
Rating: 5 / 5