I gave 5 stars to <I>Black Hole</I> by Latif Yahia because it gives a rare glimpse into the world of oil, diamonds and real estate and the manipulations of the ones making vast sums of money in these places and to the extent they will go to maintain their positions in the present setup. And this includes murder.
Latif Yahia saw early that the Bush-Cheney Gambit to make themselves immensely rich by substituting CIA puppets for Saddam was going to fail. Latif wanted none of it and got put into the black hole by the <I> Bush Doctrine</I> that maintained there was <b>no neutral ground</b> and you were either for us or against us.
Latif writes about MI5 and MI6 and I have also written about them in my books as well. Most Americans remain ignorant about not only them but world affairs in general. The problem is that this is a world economy today. If you intend to make money today, as Latif illustrates in his book, then you had better know what is going on in this world right now.
Billions of dollars have recently been lost by numerous bankers who remained ignorant of what really was going on in this world. Latif was <u>not</u> one of these and got out of the real estate bubble <b><u>before</b></u> it burst.
I've learned a lot from your book, Latif. Thank you for writing it.
Daniel P. Fitzpatrick Jr.