on February 26, 2006
After reading 'Vengeance,' I felt drawn and yet uplifted by the man who lead a team of five into a behind-the-scenes battle with evil that is still being fought in the 21st Century. What makes this novel relevent is that these men fought fire with fire, employing the same tools used by terrorists and assassins, forty years later. Unfortunately, that vengeance wasn't fought on a larger scale and without international support or sanction, for the threat of these maniacs and their tactics still lingers over us all. It wasn't a crusade against all Islamic peoples, but one against those who committed the heinous crime of going into an Olympic compound in 1972, where men and women from all over the world were assembled in the name of peace, and killing Israeli athletes, while the world just watched -- and did nothing. On a small scale, it tells a larger story -- of one man battling with himself, and eventually with those who had assigned him an impossible task. Is it a true story? Take it a step further, as to whether President Bush lied, alone, when American troops and a coalition of other nations went to war on the controversial question of weapons of mass destruction being concealed in Iraq. In the next few weeks of this writing, tapes proving otherwise will reportedly surface to show indeed, that Saddam Hussein was planning to unleash these weapons on the world. Are we a better world without Saddam Hussein? In 'Vengeance,' five men sacrificed their lives and their consciences to tell the world that terrorism will not be tolerated. It is the prime message in 'Vengeance.' Let us hope it is the message of the future.
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