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Blowback
The Costs and Consequences of American Empire

by Chalmers Johnson

  • Publisher : Metropolitan Books
  • Release : 2001-01-23
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1429928115
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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
Linguistic Nationalism, Institutional Decay, and Ethnic Conflict in Sri Lanka

by Neil DeVotta

  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN : 9780804749244
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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
A Book

by Bill Pronzini

  • Publisher : Speaking Volumes
  • Release : 2011-10-01
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN : 1612320686
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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
America's Recruitment of Nazis and Its Destructive Impact on Our Domestic and Foreign Policy

by Christopher Simpson

  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release : 2014-06-10
  • Pages : 407
  • ISBN : 1497623065
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Bullet Catcher

Bullet Catcher
A Book

by Chris Bradford

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2017-06
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN : 9781781124475
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Would you stand in the line of fire? That's exactly what Troy has been doing as a member of super-skilled team SPEAR, taking bullet after bullet to protect the Mayor of Terminus City and his beautiful daughter Pandora. But Troy's abilities might not be as permanent as he thought, and the Judge and his 'freedom fighters' are becoming even more deadly. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 9+.

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Blowback
An Enzo Macleod Investigation

by Peter May

  • Publisher : Quercus Publishing
  • Release : 2015-06-01
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9781782062127
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Puy-de-Dôme, France. A Silenced Man. Footprints in the snow lead to the murder scene of Marc Fraysse, France's most celebrated chef - brutally shot before he could make the revelation of his career. A Determined Man. Seven years on and the mystery still raw, Enzo Macleod, forensic investigator, forays into the heated world of haute cuisine to uncover bitter feuds and a burning secret. A Hunted Man. The Fraysse family history is as twisted Enzo's own. And in his pursuit of truth, the depths of deceit threaten to consume Enzo - and that which he cherishes most.

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Blowback
A Thriller

by Brad Thor

  • Publisher : Atria/Emily Bestler Books
  • Release : 2020-09-01
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 1982148233
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and #1 Publishers Weekly bestselling author, Brad Thor, comes Blowback. Scot Harvath’s counterterrorism career has just crashed and burned—thanks in part to a ruthless senator with her sights set on the White House. But when the war on terror takes a chilling turn, the president has no choice but to secretly bring Harvath back inside. Deep beneath an Alpine glacier, an ancient weapon designed to decimate the Roman Empire has been unearthed—and a shadowy organization intends to use it for America’s downfall. Racing across Europe, Harvath must secure the ultimate instrument of destruction before it brings the United States and the rest of the world to their knees.

Blowback

Blowback
A Book

by Valerie Plame,Sarah Lovett

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2013-10-01
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 1101598565
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Introducing Blowback, an exhilarating new espionage thriller by former CIA ops officer Valerie Plame and thriller writer Sarah Lovett. Covert CIA ops officer Vanessa Pierson is finally close to capturing Bhoot, the world’s most dangerous international nuclear arms dealer. One of her assets delivers explosive intel: Bhoot will be visiting a secret underground weapons facility in Iran in just a few days. But just as Pierson is about to get the facility location, an ambush leaves her informant dead. Now Pierson has two targets: Bhoot and the asset’s sniper. When all the Agency’s resources aren’t enough to protect her assets from Bhoot’s assassin, Pierson risks going rogue and jeopardizing a fellow ops officer who is also her secret lover. With each day, the pressure of the manhunt mounts, forcing Pierson to put her cover and career—and life—at risk. With rapid-cut shifts from European capitals to Washington to the Near East, and with insider detail that only a former spy could provide, Blowback marks the explosive beginning to a thrilling new series.

Blowback

Blowback
The Adventures of a Millionaire Dope Smuggler

by Michael Forwell,Lee Bullman

  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release : 2009-04-03
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 0283070846
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'I thought I was the biggest dope smuggler. I wasn't. He was' Howard Marks On 29 June 1988 Michael Forwell (aka The Fox) had it all - fast cars and speedboats, a nightclub in Bangkok, homes around the world. And a ship heading towards California carrying 72 tons of high-grade Thai marijuana, his last deal before going straight. On 30 June the DEA seized the ship in the biggest dope bust in history . . . and very soon Michael had nothing at all. A mild-mannered, public school educated Englishman who abhors violence, Michael was not the most likely drug smuggler but he was certainly one of the most successful. Now he shares his astonishing adventures as he found ever more inventive ways to smuggle dope from South-East Asia to the US. By the eighties Michael was juggling aliases, dodging the authorities and making millions of dollars. Until that final deal, too good to pass by, went horribly wrong and he was forced to go on the lam. Fast-paced and funny, Blowback takes us on an adrenalin-charged journey with a charming rogue, revealing the fun he had and the price he ultimately paid.

Cartridges and Firearm Identification

Cartridges and Firearm Identification
A Book

by Robert E. Walker

  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 2012-11-26
  • Pages : 388
  • ISBN : 1466502061
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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
Political, Ethical, Spiritual

by Patricia Bizzell

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2006-04-21
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1135604894
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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
A Book

by Maximilian Forte

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2022
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 0986802174
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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GB/T 33646-2017: Translated English of Chinese Standard (GBT 33646-2017, GB/T33646-2017, GBT33646-2017)

GB/T 33646-2017: Translated English of Chinese Standard (GBT 33646-2017, GB/T33646-2017, GBT33646-2017)
Determination of Ester Compounds in Motor Gasoline - Gas Chromatography [After payment, write to & get a FREE-of-charge, unprotected true-PDF from: Sales@ChineseStandard.net]

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  • Publisher : https://www.chinesestandard.net
  • Release : 2017-09-15
  • Pages : 15
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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[After payment, write to & get a FREE-of-charge, unprotected true-PDF from: Sales@ChineseStandard.net] 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.

Blowback

Blowback
A Book

by Al Pessin

  • Publisher : Pinnacle Books
  • Release : 2021-02-23
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 0786046740
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“Adventure, political intrigue, suspense, and action galore.” —Steve Berry A MISSION FOR JUSTICE Explosions rock London, Paris, and Washington. Casualties number in the thousands. The President orders his covert agencies to retaliate with full force. It’s time to launch Operation Blowback. The Defense Intelligence Agency’s Bridget Davenport was in the strike zone when the terrorists attacked. Claiming responsibility is Al-Souri, a jihadist who has consolidated multiple extremist cells in Syria. He plans to establish his own rule and wage all-out war against the West. For Blowback to succeed, Bridget needs a covert operative to infiltrate Al-Souri’s forces. U. S. Army Lieutenant Faraz Abdallah is still recovering from his last mission. But both he and Bridget know he’s the only man for the job. Faraz must re-enter the terrorists’ deadly world -- before America’s enemies launch their next offensive. “Reading Blowback is like saddling a rocket. Once it gets going, hang on for the ride!” —John Gilstrap “A riveting and relentless read.” —Jon Land “Blowback kept me up all night. Al Pessin is the new Tom Clancy.” —Tony Park “A timely thriller that pulls no punches. Highly recommended.” —Ward Larsen

Blowback (A Black Cipher Files Thriller)

Blowback (A Black Cipher Files Thriller)
A Book

by Lisa Hughey

  • Publisher : Lisa Hughey
  • Release : 2011
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1452485240
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Blowback: a deadly unintended consequence of a covert operation Thirteen years ago, Jamie Hunt sacrificed everything to keep her sister protected and safe. Now she lives alone, works alone, survives alone. When a covert mission goes horribly wrong, suddenly she can trust no one. Not her boss, not her agency, not even herself. Lucas Goodman, former FBI agent turned PI, is on the trail of a missing teenager when his investigation leads him to Jamie. Despite her attempts to ditch him, Lucas tenaciously continues to shadow Jamie, realizing he doesn’t just want information...he wants her. When their investigations collide and her sister is in danger, Jamie is forced to team up with Lucas. Together they must expose the connection between agents’ murders, a missing teenager, and a sixty-year-old government conspiracy. But can she open her heart to find the truth within the lies? BLOWBACK is the first novel in the Black Cipher Files series. The Black Cipher Files is a fast-paced, edgy romance and espionage series that features hot, alpha heroes and kick-ass heroines working to uncover long-buried secrets from the past so they can save their future.

Collateral Language

Collateral Language
A User's Guide to America's New War

by John Collins,Ross Glover

  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release : 2002-11-01
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN : 081477265X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Information Circular

Information Circular
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1954
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Blowback

Blowback
A Book

by Bob McElwain

  • Publisher : Foremost Press, Inc.
  • Release : 2007-11
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN : 097897042X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Thugs burst into Dr. Wade Turklen's home, brutally assaulting and slashing the throats of his wife and two daughters. He is shot and left for dead. Was his family the victims of a random attack or was he the target, and his family killed only to cover that fact? Fueled by hatred and bent on revenge, he sets out on a mission that may very well destroy the very essence of whom he believes himself to be.

Blowback - Bull & Tiger

Blowback - Bull & Tiger
A Book

by Monica James

  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release : 2021-05-17
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN : 3864439809
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Eigentlich hätte es eine einfache Sache sein sollen. Sein Plan war, für den Tod seines Bruders Rache zu nehmen. Doch mittlerweile hätte Cody Bishop es besser wissen müssen. Nichts im Leben ist einfach. Alles hatte sich geändert, als er Lilian kennenlernte. Die Frau, die er liebt, und die ihn jetzt hasst. Was gut ist, denn je mehr sie ihn hasst, desto sicherer ist sie vor dem Bösen. Doch Lilian Hope lässt sich so leicht nicht hinters Licht führen, und will nicht nur beschützt werden, sondern auch den Mann, den sie liebt, beschützen. Die Frage ist nur, was passiert, wenn am Ende die Wahrheit ans Licht kommt. Teil 2 der Dark Revenge - Dilogie von der internationalen Bestsellerautorin Monica James.

Blowback

Blowback
An Anecdotal Look at Pressure Equipment and Other Harmless Devices That Can Kill You!

by Paul Brennan

  • Publisher : National Board of Boiler & Pressure
  • Release : 2013-05-20
  • Pages : 271
  • ISBN : 9780988954106
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Written by National Board Public Affairs Director of the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors Paul Brennan. the book connects the dots between industrial-size pressure vessels and common pressure-retaining items the public uses every day. Through compelling short stories, essays, illustrations, and rare photos, Blowback details the danger that exist when pressure equipment is misused, neglected, or defective."--Publisher description.