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February 14, 2011

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HERVE

I recommend two books :

America's Nazi Secret by John Loftus

A Mosque in Munich (...) by Ian Johnson

Both authors have their internet site.

The first one gives lot of information about Frank Wisner Sr and about the OPC. The following letter is very interesting :

http://www.scribd.com/doc/47963038/America-s-Nazi-Secret-Loftus-OPC-CIA

The second book mentions Frank Wisner Sr and is mostly about introduction of Islamism in the Occident.

Ian Leslie

This, from the former book's Amazon review, made my smile: "I also found it odd that the Introduction was fifty-three pages in length, followed by a Preface of sixteen pages and a five page Prologue."

ejoch

things are looking up over at Newsweek (depending on your politics), Niall Ferguson now doing a column.

http://www.newsweek.com/2011/02/13/wanted-a-grand-strategy-for-america.html

Arapaho415

Niall Ferguson was on "Morning Joe" today.
11-minute, 34-second video (don't know if accessible outside US):
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3036789/ns/msnbc_tv-morning_joe/

Notably, after Niall's interview was over, Joe Scarborough made the offhand comment that he thought that Niall didn't believe the things he said. I agree; I've seen Niall a few times before, but I was taken aback by how agressively he made such points as:

To Mika Brzezinski, co-host:
"You could be forgiven for thinking that [viewing last week's Egypt results favorably]" (how generous of him)

At around the 3 minute mark, he sounds like Glenn Beck, vigorously contending that the Muslim Brotherhood stands for the "imposition and enforcement of Sharia law and the restoration of the caliphate."

At the 7:30 mark he pompously relates how he was at a security conference in Tel Aviv last week, and was surrounded by people dismayed by the amateurism of the Obama foreign policy team.

Finally, he says Obama has the potential to be worse than Bush, who achieved "some success in Afghanistan."

When the program returned after commercial break, Joe jokingly asked if Niall would be allowed to return to the Harvard campus.

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