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.
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.
Donald Trump stands accused of “treason” after his outrageous summit with Vladimir Putin. Those startling charges are no longer coming from the political fringes, but from mainstream politicians, officials, and the press. Despite the gravity of the situation, craven Republican leaders still refuse to act. Is the only option to hope for the best in the November congressional elections, while leaving a treasonous leader in charge of the world’s most powerful nation?
There is another path, a harrowing one, but one that might ultimately be the only way out for America. I describe it in my novel “Deep Strike” –the tale of a corrupt, dysfunctional American president, Walter Stokes, elected with the help of Russian hacking. The book was published a year ago, but it could never be more relevant.
Watching CNN’s “Inside Africa” this morning, as they cut away from normal programming about Africa to bring us live coverage of a fatal railroad accident—two dead and at least 70 injured after a major passenger train collided with a freight train.
Donald Trump’s obscene attacks against immigrants from certain benighted parts of the globe prompted me to reread some of the research I did a few years back about the origins of my own grandparents.
A deranged American president wins election with the aid of Russian hacking. Over the following months, he becomes increasingly brutish. His wild, rabid Tweets and tempestuous acts dismay even his closest supporters. He flirts with nuclear disaster. America’s basic democratic foundations are challenged. Yet Congressional leaders refuse to act. Difficult to believe this is real life.
Some top Russian generals were outraged by the decision to hack the U.S. elections. Their anger against the Russian president may ultimately have huge consequences. That's the situation in my novel, "Deep Strike", about Russian hacking, rogue CIA agents, and a new, deranged American president.
The president is Walter Stokes, elected despite serious charges of Russian hacking. He’s the villain of my new novel“Deep Strike”.
Three takes on what Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump said to each other in their secret second talk
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.”