By John Le Carré
The epic "New York Times" bestseller via the grasp of overseas intrigue spans the lives of 2 buddies from the riot-torn West Berlin of the Nineteen Sixties to the dirty looking-glass of chilly battle Europe to the current day of terrorism and new alliances.
Le Carre's eloquent indignation at what he sees as a duplicitous warfare in Iraq and the devious capacity hired to tarnish those that oppose it truly is changed into a fictional account of 2 former spies attempting to do correct in a post-Cold conflict global.
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Prouty offers here is an education. It is an opportunity for the reader to understand the political situation without the intervention of spin doctors or media omission and deception. Because the situation has not improved since Prouty’s nine years in the Pentagon, his assessment is even more relevant today. To fix a problem we must first understand its roots. Prouty said the most important letter of CIA was the letter “A”. “A” is for “agency”, and an agency is like a law firm working for a client.
E. S. Government, of the existence of national sovereignty. The covert operator can, and does, make the world his playground . . A. Today, in the mid-1990’s, the most important events of this century are taking place with the ending of the “Cold War” era, and the beginning of the new age of “One World” under the control of businessmen and their lawyers, rather than under the threat of military power and ideological differences. This scenario for change has been brought about by a series of Secret Team operations skillfully orchestrated while the contrived hostilities of the Cold War were at their zenith.
Government, of the existence of national sovereignty. The covert operator can, and does, make the world his playground . . A. Today, in the mid-1990’s, the most important events of this century are taking place with the ending of the “Cold War” era, and the beginning of the new age of “One World” under the control of businessmen and their lawyers, rather than under the threat of military power and ideological differences. This scenario for change has been brought about by a series of Secret Team operations skillfully orchestrated while the contrived hostilities of the Cold War were at their zenith.