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A Very Good Book
10-15-2012, 11:01 PM #1
Accidental Stoner Member
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...even an important one,
is "Brides of Allah" by russian journalist (a real one!) Julia Yuzik.

http://www.dursthoff.de/book.php?aid=38&...abbdbb993d

Read it, and understand beyond a shadow of a doubt,
that the "war on terrorism" is the exact same fraud in Russia
as elsewhere.

The FSB (Federalnaja Sluzjba Bezopasnosti) does business much
like its western counterparts.
It's not about stopping the terrorists - au contraire.

It speaks bloody volumes, that her book was banned in Russia,
not known in the US, not talked about in Europe.

Julia got bigger balls than many, many "journalists" who call
themselves men.
Deep respect to her.

İmage


10-15-2012, 11:10 PM #2
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Reading that would make me sad.
10-15-2012, 11:16 PM #3
Octo Mother Superior
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Looks like an interesting read AS. If you have the book maybe I can borrow it sometime. Or is it actually found at the library? 13.gif
10-15-2012, 11:42 PM #4
Upāsaka Member
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Check out the books by nikolai lilin

Siberian Education

By the age of six, Nicolai Lilin had been given his first 'pike knife' by an uncle, and by the age of twelve, he had been convicted of attempted murder ...Nicolai Lilin gained his 'education' as a member of the Siberian Urkas - a small and tight-knit community of 'honest criminals' in a forgotten corner of Eastern Europe ...Siberian Education is his tale of an extreme childhood - exotic, violent and completely unique.

&

Free Fall: A Sniper's Story from Chechnya

Free Fall is a brutal but engrossing memoir of the Second Chechen War, through the eyes of a young Russian soldier. Nicolai Lilin was conscripted and then trained as a sniper in an unorthodox Russian Special Forces regiment called the Saboteurs. This elite band of men, which operated outside the purview of traditional military code, fought their way through multiple assignments, including guerilla warfare in inhospitable mountainous terrain and intense hand-to-hand fighting in urban areas. Along the way, the Saboteurs faced mercenary fighters, anti-personnel mines and torture of the most extreme kind. Both an immediate sequel to the author's previous book, Siberian Education, and a remarkable stand-alone memoir, Free Fall offers a unique perspective on one of the most controversial wars in living memory. Lilin writes with honesty and extreme cynicism, and with a sharp eye for the banality of evil. It is an unflinching, unforgiving and unputdownable read.

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If Russia does have men on the ground in Syria, fighting they will be the Saboteurs, mean bunch of SOBS. I think you would enjoy both books Accidental Stoner.
10-15-2012, 11:42 PM #5
Accidental Stoner Member
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(10-15-2012, 11:16 PM)Octo Wrote:  Looks like an interesting read AS. If you have the book maybe I can borrow it sometime. Or is it actually found at the library? 13.gif


Yup.

I bought it, finished it already.
Published in 2004-2006 something, still an essential read.

You shall have it.
10-15-2012, 11:49 PM #6
Accidental Stoner Member
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(10-15-2012, 11:10 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  Reading that would make me sad.


Yeah, sad, but also hopeful!

Nothing stands a chance of changing, unless brave people
keep on trying to reveal the truth.

Ms Yuzik went knocking on doors in Chechenya by her jolly self.
At age 22.
10-15-2012, 11:49 PM #7
Octo Mother Superior
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Very nice, thank you! cheers.gif
10-15-2012, 11:52 PM #8
Accidental Stoner Member
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(10-15-2012, 11:42 PM)Prometheus Wrote:  Check out the books by nikolai lilin

Siberian Education

By the age of six, Nicolai Lilin had been given his first 'pike knife' by an uncle, and by the age of twelve, he had been convicted of attempted murder ...Nicolai Lilin gained his 'education' as a member of the Siberian Urkas - a small and tight-knit community of 'honest criminals' in a forgotten corner of Eastern Europe ...Siberian Education is his tale of an extreme childhood - exotic, violent and completely unique.

&

Free Fall: A Sniper's Story from Chechnya

Free Fall is a brutal but engrossing memoir of the Second Chechen War, through the eyes of a young Russian soldier. Nicolai Lilin was conscripted and then trained as a sniper in an unorthodox Russian Special Forces regiment called the Saboteurs. This elite band of men, which operated outside the purview of traditional military code, fought their way through multiple assignments, including guerilla warfare in inhospitable mountainous terrain and intense hand-to-hand fighting in urban areas. Along the way, the Saboteurs faced mercenary fighters, anti-personnel mines and torture of the most extreme kind. Both an immediate sequel to the author's previous book, Siberian Education, and a remarkable stand-alone memoir, Free Fall offers a unique perspective on one of the most controversial wars in living memory. Lilin writes with honesty and extreme cynicism, and with a sharp eye for the banality of evil. It is an unflinching, unforgiving and unputdownable read.

---------

If Russia does have men on the ground in Syria, fighting they will be the Saboteurs, mean bunch of SOBS. I think you would enjoy both books Accidental Stoner.


cheers.gif

Thanks for the tips, P.
As soon as I can find them.

hyper.gif
10-16-2012, 12:03 AM #9
Octo Mother Superior
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Available at amazon I notice. New from 9 GBP +shipping and used from some 3 GBP. I can order for you if you want. I have an account there.
10-16-2012, 12:11 AM #10
Accidental Stoner Member
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(10-16-2012, 12:03 AM)Octo Wrote:  Available at amazon I notice. New from 9 GBP +shipping and used from some 3 GBP. I can order for you if you want. I have an account there.


I'll check adlibris.se for English or Swedish versions.
Got an account there.
May get back to ya!
Thx.
10-16-2012, 04:52 PM #11
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(10-15-2012, 11:49 PM)Accidental Stoner Wrote:  
(10-15-2012, 11:10 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  Reading that would make me sad.


Yeah, sad, but also hopeful!

Nothing stands a chance of changing, unless brave people
keep on trying to reveal the truth.

Ms Yuzik went knocking on doors in Chechenya by her jolly self.
At age 22.


I've lived now for over a half decade and I've heard and seen plenty negativity and others' pain in this world. I'm not so sure about things changing when it comes to violence against the weak and helpless, actually is it me, or is it getting worse? I'm at the point where I must balance and choose what to feed my psyche, and I choose more positive vibes than negative to take me into my golden years.
10-16-2012, 09:54 PM #12
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(10-16-2012, 04:52 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  
(10-15-2012, 11:49 PM)Accidental Stoner Wrote:  
(10-15-2012, 11:10 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  Reading that would make me sad.


Yeah, sad, but also hopeful!

Nothing stands a chance of changing, unless brave people
keep on trying to reveal the truth.

Ms Yuzik went knocking on doors in Chechenya by her jolly self.
At age 22.


I've lived now for over a half decade and I've heard and seen plenty negativity and others' pain in this world. I'm not so sure about things changing when it comes to violence against the weak and helpless, actually is it me, or is it getting worse? I'm at the point where I must balance and choose what to feed my psyche, and I choose more positive vibes than negative to take me into my golden years.



I do understand and respect that.
I'll be half a century old myself, next fall.

But I am what I am - just can't stop reading and learning and digging
and recognizing patterns.
There will never be enough time for all the fractals I want to zoom...




02-10-2013, 10:14 PM #13
Accidental Stoner Member
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It has taken me time to get around to it, but I finally went ahead
and bought myself a (Swedish) copy of "Chechnya - The Truth About
The War" by the late Anna Politkovskaya.
English version "A Dirty War"(?)

İmage

Very enlightening.
The pattern gets clearer with every turn of the page.
War is a profitable racket in itself (for those who can afford to
invest in it; be they suit or uniform of whatever nation).

It must never end, and the Global War On Terrorism is simply
an unbeatable formula for the eternal war.

Mrs Politkovskaya was one brave soul.
Peace & Respect to her memory.

Read her books - they kick ass.







10-14-2013, 08:13 PM #14
Accidental Stoner Member
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OK, I must admit I am a bit awestruck by Norwegian
world champion word-peddler Karl-Ove Knausgård.
Simply brilliant.

İmage

I remember being pretty young and fantasizing about
doing what he has done - a molecular dissection of
one's own existence, including the loopbacks of
epistemological ponderings on whether inner or outer
"reality" can be described as such at all. Sort of the
quantum mechanics of writing.

Knausgård is a modern day Marcel Proust with a magnifying
glass and double the ego -
but he doesn't bore me half as much.

I'll bloody miss him when I'm done with pt 6 of "Min Kamp"
(My Struggle). It's been what, some 3000 pages?

#6 is the last book in the series and, of course, is a detailed
inner and outer story of what happened when he published
the first 5.

Absolutely absorbing stuff, I didn't dream of anything like
Mr Knausgaard even being possible in this day and age.
Warmly recommended for any bookworm who loves language
and is interested in the human experience and condition.

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10-14-2013, 09:40 PM #15
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he is talking about the disconnect


where you mentally disconnect your soul from the body

everything physical is of no importance

Objects become Objects not worth a value that creates a concern for you .



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