Here you will find links to Lando's books, his blogs on current affairs, as well as a documentary he produced on the West's complicity with Saddam Hussein.
Barry M. Lando, former 60 Minute Producer, author of "Web of Deceit, the history of foreign intervention in Iraq from Churchill to Kennedy to George W. Bush", and two novels, "The Watchman's File," and "Deep Strike", a tale of Russian Hackers, rogue CIA agents and an American President.
The president is Walter Stokes, elected despite serious charges of Russian hacking. He’s the villain of my new novel“Deep Strike”.
Hard to believe much of the U.S. media is letting Donald Trump get away with the supposedly “Statesman-like” speech he gave in Warsaw. There he was, like some modern-day Churchill, there was Donald Trump, questioning whether or not the Western Civilisation has the “will to survive”
As Donald Trump prepares to assume power, it’s time to recall Charles Dickens terrifying tale of another infamous split personality, “Doctor Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde.”
There are some Futurists who argue that we humans are headed for oblivion, to be replaced by a new species—a product of the current mind-boggling developments in Artificial Intelligence, robotics and machine learning. There’s no better proof for that claim than the presidential campaign just staggering to its farcical conclusion, in what is supposed to be the most advanced country on the planet.
The rabid anti-immigrant campaign of Donald Trump mirrors the racist vitriol of right-wing politicians across much of the developed world. But totally absent from what passes for political debate in the U.S. and abroad is what’s really driving those ever more incendiary movements.
France is still in shock from the horrific rampage in Nice last night. And right on cue, terrorist experts in France, Europe and around the globe—including Donald Trump and New Gingrich—are already counseling what new Draconian measures should be implemented to deal with the menace of Radical Islam.
But their mindless spewing has nothing to do with what happened in Nice.
There are rabid extremists everywhere these days, with raging rhetoric and venomous rallying cries. When their appeals to fear and violence provoke predictably, murderous actions, why shouldn’t they also be charged with complicity for the tragic results?
Why should they be able to continue to spew their volatile messages on mainstream media and across the Internet. When, in short, do societies put a reign on so-called “free speech?”
I originally posted this blog November, 2015--but feel it’s even more relevant now. It’s a “distant mirror” to the mounting hysteria in the United States and Europe today.