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My Movie Watchlist Share this page:. Trade Paperback. About The Book. About The Authors. Monika Jensen-Stevenson. If she did, and still published such an inaccurate account, why? On pages , Ms. Jensen-Stevenson introduced a source who is typical of many sources she relied on for information in her book. On these two pages she introduced her readers to a person named Scott Barnes.
She devoted much of her book to Scott Barnes' claim that in late he was sent on what she described as "a multi-purpose mission sanctioned by the CIA, the Drug Enforcement Agency [sic] DEA , and one of the Pentagon's secret intelligence units, when he saw Americans in a Communist part of Indochina.
Barnes' is a well-known public figure. He is the guy that passed the bogus information to Mr. Ross Perot that caused him to pull out of the Presidential race a few years ago. Scott Barnes never served in any intelligence position with any branch of the armed services, the Department of Defense, the intelligence community, or the DEA - or any other agency of the Federal Government. He served a brief hitch in the U.
Army, but was discharged early and barred from re-enlistment. For example, one time in he came to the American Embassy and reported that he had personally observed and photographed American POWs in Cambodia in June Asked to describe the circumstances, he described how he swam across the Mekong river that forms the border between Thailand and Cambodia. Well, what about this claim? First , as a quick look at a map of the region will confirm, the Mekong does not form the Thai-Cambodia border - not anywhere.
In fact, the Thai-Cambodia border is a land border. Second , Scott was never able or willing to provide copies of the alleged photos, as he promised to do. Third, a check of the Embassy's visitors log and inquiries with Embassy employees revealed that Scott was eating in the Embassy cafeteria at the time he was allegedly swimming across the alleged river to photograph the alleged POWs.
As you might imagine, DoD analysts found it hard to place much confidence in Scott's story. One of Scott's favorite tricks was to visit a government building, for example the American Embassy in Bangkok, identify himself as an American citizen, and claim that he had just received some important information e.
Usually, an unsuspecting official would invite him in, listen to his story, take a few notes, give a copy of his business card to Scott, thank him for the information, and, after Scott left, send a brief report through appropriate channels. Now the visitors log confirmed the fact that the visit took place, and confirmed the name of the person that met with Scott. What's more, Scott had the person's card. After that, Scott could, and sometimes did describe the content of their conversation much differently than the officer he met had reported or recall.
But so what - after all, it was the word of this stalwart defender of POWs and mom's apple pie against the word of some faceless "bureaucrat. Any journalist or writer worthy of the titles, certainly an Emmy Award winning journalist, should have the knowledge and skills needed to verify a potential source's credentials.
Jensen-Stevenson ask her readers to put faith in Scott Barnes' stories? Your own government, at all levels, is at war with the American culture, the American economic and military superiority, the American identity, American citizenship, American education literally everything that has made America unique for three hundred years is under assault from within. Unless this trend is immediately rectified, any attempt to protect your country from external enemies will be useless.
What are you prepared to do about that? Author by : John M. She knew that aside from the fantasy of marriage, family, and white picket fences, something inside was challenging her to find her own truth. Willow is now in her early thirties, and what she thinks is an innocent trip to Florida to visit her dying grandmother actually turns into a transformational experience - a journey into what defines not just love for another, but love for one self.
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