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The Host and the Parasite - How Israel's Fifth Column Consumed America Paperback – Mar 30 2007


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  • Paperback: 532 pages
  • Publisher: Dandelion Books; 1st Edition edition (March 30 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1893302970
  • ISBN-13: 978-1893302976
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 2.7 x 25.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 885 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,942,304 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Harrison Koehli TOP 500 REVIEWER on Nov. 23 2007
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The Host and the Parasite is the most comprehensive account of the rise of American fascism, its causes, facilitating factors, and implications for the future. Felton analyzes the profound effect of simplistic and authoritarian political and economic theories, in particular "Straussian" economics, in concert with equally dangerous religious fanaticism and political Zionism.

This combination of elements has created an opening for people like Bolton, Perle, Bush, and Cheney to ascend to influential leadership positions. That is, people without conscience who give full support to a foreign pathocratic regime: Israel.

Felton examines the many myths behind the justification for the Iraq war, both official and alternative, and demonstrates that none of these reasons hold up. His conclusion is the only tenable one: Iraq was invaded for the sake of Israel.

The book also has the most compact and informative account of the events of 9/11, including the stories that most other researchers ignore. That is, the Israeli spy operations in the months leading up to 9/11 and the Israeli Mossad agents that were arrested in New York on 9/11.

In short, The Host and the Parasite is a thorough and logical analysis of American foreign policy and the truth behind the "War on Terror".
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By D. Saykaly on June 30 2007
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"The Host and the Parasite" is an extraordinarily important book that traces America's slide into fascism and subservience to a foreign power.

Felton argues persuasively that 3 groups have converged and come to dominate American policy for the benefit of Israel. Those 3 groups are: the neo-conservatives; the Republican evangelicals (Christian Zionists); and Jewish Zionists. He backs up his analysis with over 800 footnoted references to government, scholarly and media sources.

Felton refutes the traditional progressive view that Israel is merely a client state of America. If this is so, he asks, how has America come to pursue policies that are so utterly contrary to America's own national interest while being so highly beneficial to its junior partner?

Felton also refutes the theory that 'it's all about oil', arguing that the first Gulf War was the last American oil war and that the 2nd Gulf War ignored the interests of American oil companies, increased American oil costs and reduced American national security. How could this have happened? The 2nd war, he demonstrates, can only be adequately explained by the take-over of American foreign and domestic policy for the benefit of Israel.
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171 of 213 people found the following review helpful
One of the most important books of the last ten years June 27 2007
By D. Saykaly - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
"The Host and the Parasite" is an extraordinarily important book that traces America's slide into fascism and subservience to a foreign power.

Felton argues persuasively that 3 groups have converged and come to dominate American policy for the benefit of Israel. Those 3 groups are: the neo-conservatives; the Republican evangelicals (Christian Zionists); and Jewish Zionists. He backs up his analysis with over 800 footnoted references to government, scholarly and media sources.

Felton refutes the traditional progressive view that Israel is merely a client state of America. If this is so, he asks, how has America come to pursue policies that are so utterly contrary to America's own national interest while being so highly beneficial to its junior partner?

Felton also refutes the theory that 'it's all about oil', arguing that the first Gulf War was the last American oil war and that the 2nd Gulf War ignored the interests of American oil companies, increased American oil costs and reduced American national security. How could this have happened? The 2nd war, he demonstrates, can only be adequately explained by the take-over of American foreign and domestic policy for the benefit of Israel.

Felton's book integrates a remarkable range of relevant material, including:

- the decline of American republican government from Viet Nam to the present;
- the rise of American fascism since the Reagan years;
- the rise of the pro-Israel lobby in America and its growing influence on the presidency from 1948 until now;
- the subjugation of America's Congress and Senate by the pro-Israel lobby;
- the anti-democratic philosophy of Leo Strauss and its corrosive influence on America via the neo-conservative movement;
- the growth and goals of the Project for a New American Century (PNAC) and other right wing think tanks;
- PNAC's search for a new 'Pearl Harbour' to permit the restructuring of America;
- The Israeli foreign policy goal of dismembering Iraq to ensure Israeli regional domination;
- the demonization of Islam;
- the origins and rise of the religious right in America and its obsession with Israel;
- the planned attack on Iran that is being pushed by Israel and its proxies in America;
- the extremely gloomy prospects for America to "return to normal".

Felton is generous in his praise of others who have explored some of this material such as John Mearsheimer, Stephen Walt, Jimmy Carter and Paul Findley. Felton's book, however, is a far more comprehensive study of the subject and integrates a much fuller range of issues and data to demonstrate the self-destructive nature of American policy in our time.

For those who imagine that America's Mid East policy is motivated by "love of justice and democracy", Felton reviews America's shameful and ongoing record of supporting dictators and overthrowing democratically elected 3rd world governments.

For those who pretend that America's Mid East policy is intended to serve America's self-interest, Felton reviews the appalling cost to America of its pro-Israel policy: thousands of dead American soldiers; trillions of dollars of debt incurred over the years due to higher oil costs and ruinous wars; the enmity of the world; and the destruction of the American system of republican government.

And what has America gained by supporting Israel? Nothing, Felton argues, that can begin to justify the appalling cost.

The book's cover (see above) makes it clear that 'Israel's 5th column' includes secular neo-con crooks like Rumsfeld and Cheney; Christian evangelical maniacs like Bush; and Jewish Zionist power players like Perle, Feith and Wolfowitz. Together, these people have torn up the American Constitution, dedicated America to endless war, bankrupted the country and endangered its security while cynically promoting the interests of a foreign power.
88 of 117 people found the following review helpful
Excellent reading Aug. 29 2007
By Mazin B. Qumsiyeh - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book has a rather provocative title "consumed America"; I personally believe there is much hope (exemplified by these books listed here, many others, and the overextension of the Israel lobby) that the US can (indeed must) be saved from being "consumed" by the Lobby. But the book of 518 pages contains treasure trophies of material and resources on the machinations of the lobby. How Israeli large-scale terrorism (e.g. massacres of Qana and Sabra and Shatila) went unpunished due to machinations of the lobby's domination of US policies, which in turn dominates the UN and other international bodies. The book details the many manifestations of the lobby and there is especially a useful discussion of groups like JINSA (Jewish institute for National Security Affairs) WINEP (Washington Institute for Near East Policy), PNAC (project for New American Century), and AEI (American Enterprise Institute)_ As I stated elsewhere "The Host and the Parasite is a lucid and timely compilation of information and questions that should be fodder for discussions in America and beyond. Those who trusted the US government and servile media would find this book quite revealing and certainly thought provoking. Those who believe in humanity, justice and peace will find his book a great resource of quotes and information not available elsewhere. Readers will find this book a worthwhile acquisition even when they may not agree with everything stated."
107 of 145 people found the following review helpful
The Course of Infection July 6 2007
By Harrison Koehli - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The Host and the Parasite is the most comprehensive account of the rise of American fascism, its causes, facilitating factors, and implications for the future. Felton analyzes the profound effect of simplistic and authoritarian political and economic theories, in particular "Straussian" economics, in concert with equally dangerous religious fanaticism and political Zionism.

This combination of elements has created an opening for people like Bolton, Perle, Bush, and Cheney to ascend to influential leadership positions. That is, people without conscience who give full support to a foreign pathocratic regime: Israel.

Felton examines the many myths behind the justification for the Iraq war, both official and alternative, and demonstrates that none of these reasons hold up. His conclusion is the only tenable one: Iraq was invaded for the sake of Israel.

The book also has the most compact and informative account of the events of 9/11, including the stories that most other researchers ignore. That is, the Israeli spy operations in the months leading up to 9/11 and the Israeli Mossad agents that were arrested in New York on 9/11.

In short, The Host and the Parasite is a thorough and logical analysis of American foreign policy and the truth behind the "War on Terror".
67 of 100 people found the following review helpful
Mindboggling book! A must read! June 11 2007
By Michael Santomauro - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Many rabbis and professionals have told me recently that they fear for their jobs should they even begin to articulate their doubts about Israeli policy--much less give explicit support to calls for an end to the occupation. THIS BOOK PROVES IT!
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Not Available in Kindle Format Feb. 16 2014
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I would love to read this book, but I'm hooked on Kindle, and probably will never read another paperback book in my lifetime. I wish the publisher would make this book available in Kindle format


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