Blowback

Blowback
Author: Neil DeVotta
Publsiher: Stanford University Press
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780804749244
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blowback Book Excerpt:

In the mid-1950s, Sri Lanka’s majority Sinhalese politicians began outbidding one another on who could provide the greatest advantages for their community, using the Sinhala language as their instrument. The appeal to Sinhalese linguistic nationalism precipitated a situation in which the movement to replace English as the country’s official language with Sinhala and Tamil (the language of Sri Lanka’s principal minority) was abandoned and Sinhala alone became the official language in 1956. The Tamils’ subsequent protests led to anti-Tamil riots and institutional decay, which meant that supposedly representative agencies of government catered to Sinhalese preferences and blatantly disregarded minority interests. This in turn led to the Tamils’ mobilizing, first politically then militarily, and by the mid-1970s Tamil youth were bent on creating a separate state.

Blowback

Blowback
Author: Chalmers Johnson
Publsiher: Metropolitan Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2001-01-23
ISBN: 1429928115
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blowback Book Excerpt:

An explosive account of the resentments American policies are sowing around the world and of the payback that will be our harvest in the twenty-first century. Blowback, a term invented by the CIA, refers to the uninted consequences of American policies. In this sure-to-be-controversial book, Chalmers Johnson lays out in vivid detail the dangers faced by our overextended empire, which insists on projecting its military power to every corner of the earth and using American capital and markets to force global economic integration on its own terms. From a case of rape by U.S. servicemen in Okinawa to our role in Asia's financial crisis, from our early support for Saddam Hussein to our actions in the Balkans, Johnson reveals the ways in which our misguided policies are planting the seeds of future disaster. In the wake of the Cold War, the United States has imprudently expanded the commitments it made over the previous forty years, argues Johnson. In Blowback, he issues a warning we would do well to consider: it is time for our empire to demobilize before our bills come due.

Blowback

Blowback
Author: Bill Pronzini
Publsiher: Speaking Volumes
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2011-10-01
ISBN: 1612320686
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blowback Book Excerpt:

He's just gotten some bad news, and its impact has made him immobile and fearful. He's always known that the racking cough was not just something that was going to go away, that the ache in his chest was indicative of something more serious. And now he's found out that he has a lesion on his lung which could be malignant. He's set to sit and wait and do nothing else until he gets the results, but is swayed into action by a call from an old buddy of his from the service, Harry Burroughs.Harry has an isolated fishing camp in Northern California. Currently, he has several people in residence. Recent events have convinced him that the place is a powderkeg waiting to erupt into violence. Therefore, the call to Nameless. What Nameless finds on his arrival is a simmering situation, mostly caused by the presence of a very erotic woman by the name of Angela who is there with her extremely jealous husband, Ray, who is even more combustible because he's a heavy drinker. Angela is a woman who plays sweet but gets deep underneath a man's skin and is nowhere near as innocent as she would have folks believe.And then the murders start. The first doesn't seem to have anything to do with the situation when a rug dealer is killed in his van. But then the inhabitants of the camp become targets, including Nameless. He faces more than the usual share of danger as he is entombed in a cave. The book has a little bit of everything-sexual intrigue, theft, murder, violence-all leavened by Nameless searching for the truth in a high tension environment.

Blowback

Blowback
Author: James Patterson
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2022-09-01
ISBN: 1529159598
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blowback Book Excerpt:

He's America's most brilliant president ever. He's also a psychopath. US president Keegan Barrett swept into office on his success as director of the CIA. Six months into his first term, he devises a clandestine power grab with a deadly motive: Revenge. President Barrett personally orders Special Agents Liam Grey and Noa Himel to execute his plan, but their loyalties are divided. As CIA agents they've sworn to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all threats, both foreign and domestic. When the threat comes directly from the Oval Office, that's where the blowback begins. _______________________________________ Praise for James Patterson 'The master storyteller of our times' Hillary Rodham Clinton 'No one gets this big without amazing natural storytelling talent - which is what Jim has, in spades' Lee Child 'Nobody does it better' Jeffrey Deaver 'A writer with an unusual skill at thriller plotting' Mark Lawson, Guardian 'One of the greatest storytellers of all time' Patricia Cornwell 'James Patterson is The Boss. End of.' Ian Rankin

Blowback

Blowback
Author: Christopher Simpson
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 407
Release: 2014-06-10
ISBN: 1497623065
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blowback Book Excerpt:

A searing account of a dark “chapter in U.S. Cold War history . . . to help the anti-Soviet aims of American intelligence and national security agencies” (Library Journal). Even before the final shots of World War II were fired, another war began—a cold war that pitted the United States against its former ally, the Soviet Union. As the Soviets consolidated power in Eastern Europe, the CIA scrambled to gain the upper hand against new enemies worldwide. To this end, senior officials at the CIA, National Security Council, and other elements of the emerging US national security state turned to thousands of former Nazis, Waffen Secret Service, and Nazi collaborators for propaganda, psychological warfare, and military operations. Many new recruits were clearly responsible for the deaths of countless innocents as part of Adolph Hitler’s “Final Solution,” yet were whitewashed and claimed to be valuable intelligence assets. Unrepentant mass murderers were secretly accepted into the American fold, their crimes forgotten and forgiven with the willing complicity of the US government. Blowback is the first thorough, scholarly study of the US government’s extensive recruitment of Nazis and fascist collaborators right after the war. Although others have approached the topic since, Simpson’s book remains the essential starting point. The author demonstrates how this secret policy of collaboration only served to intensify the Cold War and has had lasting detrimental effects on the American government and society that endure to this day.

Cartridges and Firearm Identification

Cartridges and Firearm Identification
Author: Robert E. Walker
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2012-11-26
ISBN: 1466502061
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cartridges and Firearm Identification Book Excerpt:

At a time when crime scene television shows are all the rage amongst the civilian population, knowledge of firearm forensics is of paramount importance to crime scene analysts, police detectives, and attorneys for both the prosecution and the defense. Cartridges and Firearm Identification brings together a unique, multidisciplined approach to questions that arise regarding ammunition and firearms within the context of investigation. Supplying essential practical information about firearms and ammunition in a clear, easy-to-follow format, this volume: Defines and depicts photographically all varieties of firearms Presents investigative concerns of firearms evidence from the perspectives of evidence preservation and safe handling procedures Introduces readers to the standards of measurement used to classify ammunition, including the significance of names, adjectives, and other descriptors used in conjunction with ammunition cartridges Categorizes and identifies ammunition head stamps from cartridges produced around the world Provides ammunition manufacturing practices for dozens of nations The text offers a methodology for the identification of unknown firearms as well as ammunition of questioned identity. The author explains the terminology and describes each group of firearms and the aspects that identify the weaponry—including property marks, proof marks, and patent dates. Lavishly illustrated, this comprehensive reference includes case studies to support the text, making it a premier reference for all those responsible for the complicated task of investigating firearms and cartridges.

Rhetorical Agendas

Rhetorical Agendas
Author: Patricia Bizzell
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2006-04-21
ISBN: 1135604894
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rhetorical Agendas Book Excerpt:

This edited collection offers a broad consideration of contemporary rhetorical scholarship, tied to political, ethical, and spiritual themes. Originating from the 2004 conference of the Rhetoric Society of America, the contents of this volume reflects the conference themes of rhetorical agendas in current theory and research. The volume starts off with transcripts of the talks presented by the conference's featured speakers. The essays that follow are organized around five key topics: history, theory, pedagogy, publics, and gender. These chapters address subjects ranging from religious identity to civil rights; from weapons of mass destruction to literacy testing and electronic texts, reflecting the wide array of areas under study across the rhetoric discipline. With contributions from well-known scholars as well as newcomers, the breadth and diversity of this collection make a significant contribution to rhetorical scholarship, and will stimulate additional work. As such, the volume will be of interest to scholars and students in rhetoric studies in speech communication, English, and related disciplines.

Force Multipliers The Instrumentalities of Imperialism

Force Multipliers  The Instrumentalities of Imperialism
Author: Maximilian Forte
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 0986802174
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Force Multipliers The Instrumentalities of Imperialism Book Excerpt:

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Author: https://www.chinesestandard.net
Publsiher: https://www.chinesestandard.net
Total Pages: 15
Release: 2017-09-15
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

GB T 33646 2017 Translated English of Chinese Standard GBT 33646 2017 GB T33646 2017 GBT33646 2017 Book Excerpt:

[After payment, write to & get a FREE-of-charge, unprotected true-PDF from: [email protected]] This Standard specifies the determination method of ester compounds (ethyl acetate, sec-butyl acetate, dimethyl carbonate) in the motor gasoline. This Standard is applicable to determine the motor gasoline, ester compounds with concentration of 50mg/L ~ 2000mg/L; this Method can also determine beyond such content range; however, the precision is not investigated.

Information Circular

Information Circular
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1977
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Mines and mineral resources
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Information Circular Book Excerpt:

Collateral Language

Collateral Language
Author: John Collins,Ross Glover
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2002-11-01
ISBN: 081477265X
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Collateral Language Book Excerpt:

Terrorism, jihad, fundamentalism, blowback. These and other highly charged terms have saturated news broadcasts and everyday conversation since September 11th. But to keen ears their meanings change depending upon who's doing the talking. So what do these words really mean? And what are people trying to say when they use them? Each of the thirteen essays in Collateral Language offers an informed perspective on a particular word or phrase that serves as a building block in the edifice of post-World Trade Center rhetoric. In some cases this involves a systematic examination of the term in question (e.g. "anthrax" or "unity")its historical roots, the development of its meaning and usage in the U.S. over time, and its employment in the current context. In other cases authors provide a set of more philosophical or autobiographical reflections on a particular idea (e.g. "vital interests" or "evil"), suggesting a need to consider the ethical and moral implications of using the concept uncritically. In every instance, however, the overriding goal is to give the reader a set of practical tools to analyze the political language that surrounds all of us at this critical point in our nation's history. Witty, informative and highly readable, Collateral Language is a lexicon of political terminology and an indispensable tool for understanding the current conflict.

The Missing Martyrs

The Missing Martyrs
Author: Charles Kurzman
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2018-11-07
ISBN: 0190907991
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Missing Martyrs Book Excerpt:

Why are there so few Muslim terrorists? With more than a billion Muslims in the world-many of whom supposedly hate the West and ardently desire martyrdom-why don't we see terrorist attacks every day? Where are the missing martyrs? These questions may seem counterintuitive, in light of the death and devastation that terrorists have wrought around the world. But the scale of violence, outside of civil war zones, has been far lower than the waves of attacks that the world feared in the wake of 9/11. Terrorists' own publications complain about Muslims' failure to join their cause. The Missing Martyrs draws on government sources and revolutionary publications, public opinion surveys and election results, historical documents and in-depth interviews with Muslims in the Middle East and around the world to examine barriers to terrorist recruitment, including liberal Islam, revolutionary rivalries, and an inelastic demand for U.S. foreign policy. This revised edition, updated to include the self-proclaimed "Islamic State," concludes that fear of terrorism should be brought into alignment with the actual level of threat, and that government policies and public opinion should be based on evidence rather than alarmist hyperbole.

Ordnance Corps Pamphlet

Ordnance Corps Pamphlet
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1960
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Ordnance
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ordnance Corps Pamphlet Book Excerpt:

The World s Assault Rifles

The World s Assault Rifles
Author: Gary Paul Johnston,Thomas B. Nelson
Publsiher: Ironside International Publishers, Inc.
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-12-15
ISBN: 1619846012
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World s Assault Rifles Book Excerpt:

The World's Assault Rifles is a definitive, comprehensive reference book covering the militaries of 50 countries in 71 chapters. Comprising more than 1,900 photographs, this book includes extensive assault rifle history, operating and locking systems, ammunition types, individual specifications and much more. With the 1200-page hardcover version weighing 9 pounds and now selling for hundreds of dollars, The World's Assault Rifles, as an eBook, offers convenient transportation and comfortable reading pleasure in the office, at home and during travel, not to mention the low cost. Now used by hundreds of military scholars and agencies world wide, The World's Assault Rifles in eBook format will provide instant fingertip access to information unavailable from any other source at an unbeatable price!

Origins of the Warfare State

Origins of the Warfare State
Author: Carl Boggs
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2016-08-12
ISBN: 1315469529
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Origins of the Warfare State Book Excerpt:

The post-World War II emergence of a full-blown state of perpetual war is arguably the most important feature of contemporary American politics. This book examines the "warfare state" in terms of a broad ensemble of structures, policies, and ideologies: permanent war economy, national security-state, global expansion of military bases, merger of state, corporate, and military power, an imperial presidency, the nuclear establishment, and superpower ambitions. Carl Boggs makes the argument that the "Good War" led to an authoritarian system that has expanded throughout the post-war decades, undermining liberal-democratic institutions and values in the process. He goes on to suggest that current American electoral politics show no sign of rolling back the warfare state and in fact, may push it to a new threshold bordering on American fascism.

United States Congressional serial set

United States Congressional serial set
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 832
Release: 1895
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

United States Congressional serial set Book Excerpt:

Report of Investigations

Report of Investigations
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1961
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Mineral industries
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Report of Investigations Book Excerpt:

The Complete Illustrated Manual of Handgun Skills

The Complete Illustrated Manual of Handgun Skills
Author: Robert Campbell
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1610597451
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complete Illustrated Manual of Handgun Skills Book Excerpt:

Tip of the Spear

Tip of the Spear
Author: Russ Diamond
Publsiher: Raintree Books
Total Pages: 434
Release: 2007-01-01
ISBN: 0980107903
Category: Pennsylvania
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tip of the Spear Book Excerpt:

In the summer of 2005, Pennsylvania state government revealed its seedy underbelly when the General Assembly gave itself and others an unconstitutional middle-of-the-night pay raise.In response, the people of the Commonwealth awoke from a long slumber and rose up in defiance of the Political Class. They made history - and the reverberations are still being felt. Things may never be the same again in the Keystone State.Beneath the battles of right versus left, liberal versus conservative and Republican versus Democrat, the Establishment strained to maintain power and continuity. Traditional political ideologies took a back seat as the very fabric of the Political Class was torn apart.In 2005-2006, Pennsylvanians got a taste of what happens when the ivory-towered crowd is running scared. But what we read in the papers and see on television is never the whole story. Follow the journey of one individual who just happened to get caught in the middle of it all and observed it from a unique perspective?

The South Slav Conflict

The South Slav Conflict
Author: Raju G. C. Thomas,H. Richard Friman
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 427
Release: 1996
ISBN: 9780815321170
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The South Slav Conflict Book Excerpt:

First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.