ASGAARD by D. Alan Johnson
2009 – SigInt Press – Paperback - 237 pages
A must read to capture the true power behind the creation of wars
If you want to own the minerals that are used to make just about everything the most human course of action is negotiation and manufacturing rights. What the major players behind the scene do to obtain what they want is create governmental upheavals; put the people in place they want and figure out the ways to get what they want by doing the least for most return.
This book lays out the scenario as realistically as possible of how governments, corporations, individuals and small time lugs turned an opportunity to obtain the mineral that is a key ingredient in the manufacture of computers. Every alphabet in the United States government had their hands in the revolution that over threw a government and along with contractors and private militias turned the tide their way leaving a trail of blood and bodies from one part of Africa to another. There is no concern for the people caught in this nightmare just the end goal.
There are so many players in the book and each character has a purpose and is important to the storyline from the top to the bottom of the food chain. You start the story and can’t stop reading because you have the hope that this will get better and you keep waiting for someone with a conscious to show up and say stop we can’t continue the way we are. But no one steps up and nothing ever changes. The story repeats itself over centuries and this book explains how and why it can't and won't ever stop.
It is always better to live with the devil you know as he at least is showing his true evil colors.