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02-01-2009, 12:33 AM
Received the below via e-mail. This one has not popped up on my radar screen yet. Book is a free download or available for purchase via Amazon. See links at end of quote.

E. M. Van Court said, "You might try sharing it with forum members on the www.Smallwarsjournal.com (http://www.smallwarsjournal.com/) discussions boards. They have lively conversations among a wide range of academics, military professionals, and concerned citizens on topics like those in your book."So, we ask you to consider our new book. It is a riveting novel that probes the deepest thoughts of radical Muslim terror.
Concerned about terrorism and national security, 63 people, who met only onthe Internet, came together to write the book. The result is an electrifying novel about a moderate Muslim who forms a small group of people to defeat terrorism and make millions of dollars in the process.
A major plus for the book is the combined expertise of the many writers. They include journalists, scientists, stockbrokers, federal agents, Muslims, martial-artists and elite military men, and others. These experts wrote an extremely creative book that, in real life, should actually work to stop terrorism.
They met in cyberspace on “ads for writers” at the free Craiglists site. The unifying factor was their desire to educate people about radical Muslim thought and to develop a way to end terrorism. The result is the astonishing book, Terror Terror Terror.
To allow as many people as possible to read the book, the entire book is available absolutely free at: http://www.terrorterrorterror.com. (http://www.terrorterrorterror.com/) It is also included as an attachment to this email. Feel free to forward the book to anyone you choose.
For your reviews, the Amazon link for the book is: Amazon link. (http://www.amazon.com/Terror-solution-Muslim-terror/dp/1577066537/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1225308389&sr=1-1)
Thank you for your consideration,
The Authors

02-01-2009, 01:00 AM
I refered this guy... Hope it isn't too big a faux pas. I mentioned it in the SWC forum (http://council.smallwarsjournal.com/showthread.php?t=3192&page=18), and reviewed it on Amazon (be sure you vote "yes" under my review :wry:).

Another reviewer posted and incited some commentary following my review. In general, I think it is more about catharsis for the authors than a substantive solution.

Rex Brynen
02-01-2009, 01:09 AM
I, for one, had never before thought of the wisdom of destroying Qom with a stolen nuclear-armed Tomahawk as a way of defeating jihadism (http://www.terrorterrorterror.com/). Clearly I'm in the wrong business.

First they take control of an airplane and crash it into the Muslim icon. As expected, the resulting turmoil increases the price of oil and the group earns large sums of money on the oil futures they bought.

With this wealth they buy a thermo nuclear weapon and delivery system and use it on the center of teaching of radical Shiite Islam. It quickly becomes obvious to radical Muslims that their militant method of taking over the world will not work.

I particularly enjoy the way the novel highlights such critical details as this:

An armed guard carrying a British L24A1 assault rifle, stood by the door.(p. 175)

*waits for Wilf to react....* :D

Ken White
02-01-2009, 02:04 AM
(Who knew a guy could carry a weapon like that... :D)

02-01-2009, 03:03 AM
(Who knew a guy could carry a weapon like that... :D)

Yeah, there was also a reference to a U.S. Government employee as a "GS-17". Kind of like a GLG-20, I suppose.

Ken White
02-01-2009, 04:01 AM
The L24A1 was a 1950s weapon -- not an Assault Rifle by a long shot (no pun intended). There used to be a GS 17. There were Supergrades GS16 through GS18 back in the day. Jimmy Carter's Civil service Reform Act did away with 'em in 1978 and they're now the SES 1-4 types.

Of course, since the blurb says it was written by 63 people, maybe just one of them is old... :D

Fantasyland, like Mastercard is everywhere you want it to be...:eek:

William F. Owen
02-01-2009, 12:51 PM
*waits for Wilf to react....* :D

React as in being a weapons pedant or published novelist? :D

An L42A1 (google search) was the drill version of a .50 ranging rifle! -so not a lot of good to anyone! - Maybe he meant an L42, which was the issue sniper rifle until the L96 came along.

02-01-2009, 05:36 PM
I made it to page 100, and I think that is a good place to stop.

Van’s Amazon review (http://www.amazon.com/review/R1SZ8FN089TYP6/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm) nailed it. “As a political tract; This is a Jonathan Swift: "A Modest Proposal" for Islamic terrorism.” I got a good laugh at that line.

It is remarkable that a collaborative of 65 could produce something that is readable, if not somewhat enjoyable. That is an interesting concept; perhaps it is an endeavor that this council would like to pursue? That said, the premise of the book is fundamentally flawed, and contains numerous errors (for example: Hezbollah is decidedly not a Sunni group p.38.). I have a hard time believing that Muslims actually worked on this project, but will give the authors the benefit of the doubt.

In chapters 7,9,10,11 (note: there is no chapter 8) the authors characterize the First Chechen War (1994-1996) as a morally clear cut war against terrorism. I consider this wide of the mark; if anything in the past 20 years the North Caucasus seems to be the place where moral decisiveness went to die. The authors continue with the black and white portrayal of the Chechen conflict by harping on the tragic events of Beslan, and continually using the expression “Muslim baby killers”. Again, a look beyond the base narrative of that terrible event would reveal that it was not so clear cut.