Book recommendation: “Terror at Beslan” by John Giduck.

“For a single religion to spawn so much hatred, so much inhuman capacity to commit violence against the innocent–even if those innocent are the citizens of a perceived enemy nation or culture–there must must be a cause. That cause cannot be the preaching of tolerance and peace so often ascribed to it.”

- Terror at Beslan (page 376)

John Giduck of the Archangel Group wrote a shocking and terrifying book on the terror attacks that took place on September 1, 2004 on a school in Beslan, Russia. Not only shocking and terrifying because of his detailed portrayal of what took place, but also because this same type of attack has been promised to come to America, and that Beslan was only a dress rehearsal for what we are to experience.

I don’t read many secular books but this is one that I highly recommend. Giduck details the history of conflict in Russia that led up to the horrific attack on the innocent men, women, and children at the Beslan school on that fateful day. He also details the initial attack as well as the counter-attack by Russian forces. Giduck even chronicles the history of Islam, including the laundry list of terrorist acts perpetrated by the “Religion of Peace” on innocents around the world. Giduck also gives warning to those in America’s schools, law enforcement, and private sector of what to look out for, because it’s not a  matter of if, but when a similar attack occurs on our soil; the terrorists have made this clear, including Bin Laden.

Here’s what others are saying about the book:

“Don’t just read this book, study it and apply it.” – Lt. Col. Dave Grossman

“This should be required reading for law enforcement and school officials alike.” – Connie Bond, Editor of The Police Marksman Magazine

“An explosive expose of Russian failure and what America must do to protect its children.” – John A. Anderson, Retired Sgt. Major U.S. Army Special Forces

“Without doubt, in my 37 years of law enforcement the Beslan tragedy . . . makes for one of the most chilling analyses and accountings of any event I have ever experienced. Only 9/11 was more appalling to me.” – Ed Ray, Director of Security, Denver Public Schools

You can purchase this book on Amazon where currently it is rated at 5 out of 5 stars.

Warning, the books contains graphic descriptions and images. The book also contains profanity on page 238.

I’ve included the following video to acquaint you with what this book is about.

Finally, here’s another great video and a great detailed review of the book.

“With our destruction as the common goal that has brought them [terrorists] together, how is it that our survival has not yet served as the common goal necessary to bring us together?”

- Terror at Beslan (page 327)

4 thoughts on “Book recommendation: “Terror at Beslan” by John Giduck.

  1. What happened at Beslan was a horrible tragedy, but Russia bears much of the blame. The North Caucasus Region has never had a tradition of Wahhabi or Salafi forms of Islam. After the 19th century conquest, the genocidal deportations under Stalin, and then the two Chechen Wars of the 90′s…these people have been driven beyond the point of endurance. It is no surprise that radicalism has taken root. The same thing could happen here. It doesn’t excuse the radicalism and murder, but what do you expect from unbelievers? If more than 10% of your population has been eradicated, fallen people are not going to take it. They have no means to fight the mighty Russian state and its military. So yes, they resort to publicity and drastic tactics. It’s all wicked.

    It’s the same here. In the nineties numerous authors tried to warn that America would be suffering Blowback as a result of its 20th century post-War foreign policies. America has manipulated, corrupted, schemed, and murdered all over the world. Something like a 9/11 was inevitable…..and Bush’s Wars will only do more harm in the long run.

    Yes, these people are evil…but so is the Russian government. The 9/11 attackers were evil, but so is the American government. Economic and Cultural Imperialsm are also realities that few here think about. The targeting of the World Trade Center said a lot.

    Empires do what they do…and lost people fight back. But I am baffled that so many Christians think there’s any difference between American F-16 or drone pilots pushing a button from 10,000 feet and the guy who straps an explosives vest on. They’re both murderers.

    The threat to the Church of Jesus Christ isn’t the late Shamil Basayev, Bin Laden, Ahmadinejad, or Nancy Pelosi.

    It’s people like Pat Robertson, Joyce Meyer, Joel Osteen, Chuck Colson….they’re destroying souls and syncretizing Americanism with Christianity…..

    Singing America the Beautiful tomorrow morning during the gathering of the church is spiritually more destructive than anything Al Qaeda can do.

    Protoprotestant
    http://www.proto-protestantism.blogspot.com

  2. Dear protoprotestant,
    Jon Giduck covers the long history of tension in that region in the book.

    Now, you said:

    “What happened at Beslan was a horrible tragedy, but Russia bears much of the blame.”

    So it’s Russia’s fault (or is as much to blame) for these innocent men, women, and children taken hostage, raped, tortured, and murdered in the Beslan school? I am sorry, but I completely disagree with you. This act was an act of terrorism. The people at the school that day were innocents.

    There is no justification for what they did. Many of those kids weren’t even old enough to spell “Muslim,” let alone understand why Muslims were murdering them, their siblings, and their parents.

    You said:

    “These people have been driven beyond the point of endurance. It is no surprise that radicalism has taken root.”

    I would suggest it’s more than that. They like to play the victim but it’s a convenient excuse to act as savages. Islam has been a bloodthirsty religion since the days of its founder. The Beslan tragedy didn’t occur simply because they were “driven beyond the point of endurance,” but it sure is a palatable way of coping with their savagery.

    You said:

    “The same thing could happen here.”

    You are spot on with that estimation, except that I would suggest that it’s not a matter of IF, but WHEN. Giduck sounds the alarm that this same tragedy has been promised to come to America.

    You said:

    “Something like a 9/11 was inevitable…..and Bush’s Wars will only do more harm in the long run.”

    Not to get political, but something like 9/11 was inevitable because Islam’s goal is world domination, period! Blaming us for why Islam hates us does not work, but sounds more like the hand-wringing liberals who want to appease everyone.

    Columnist Cal Thomas hit the nail on the head a few years back when he said:

    “The Bush administration is making a fundamental mistake when it promotes the fiction that our enemies can be made less threatening by what America says and does.”

    Additionally, blaming Bush for supposedly knowing about the threat and not doing anything BEFORE 9/11, while simultaneously blaming him for doing something AFTER 9/11 (taking the war to them) has always humored me. Politicians in America showed their true colors after 9/11. It was never about the preservation of our nation with most politicians; it was about getting re-elected. And if attacking the president was the means to win votes, then the end justified those means.

    Oh, and by the way, since Bush started “his” war (of which millions of Americans were behind him in his decision) we have not had a repeat of 9/11 on our soil . . . yet. We now have a different president and it’s only a matter of time. Additionally, had Bush not gone to war, then he’d have been attacked for not doing anything. It really didn’t matter what he did. His opponents were going to take the opposite side and attack him for whatever he did. It’s politics as usual in America.

    You said:

    “Yes, these people are evil…but so is the Russian government. The 9/11 attackers were evil, but so is the American government.”

    Yep, you are correct. But that does not bring any comfort to the families who lost loved ones to the “religion of peace.” The wrongs of one’s nation never helps you to cope with your loved one’s murder.

    You said:

    “But I am baffled that so many Christians think there’s any difference between American F-16 or drone pilots pushing a button from 10,000 feet and the guy who straps an explosives vest on. They’re both murderers.”

    One targets terrorist leaders and military installations. One targets people on airplanes taking trips to visit families, husbands and fathers working at their cubicles, and children going to school. If you can’t see the difference between the two acts, then we’ll just have to agree to disagree.

    You said:

    “The threat to the Church of Jesus Christ isn’t the late Shamil Basayev, Bin Laden, Ahmadinejad, or Nancy Pelosi. It’s people like Pat Robertson, Joyce Meyer, Joel Osteen, Chuck Colson….they’re destroying souls and syncretizing Americanism with Christianity….. Singing America the Beautiful tomorrow morning during the gathering of the church is spiritually more destructive than anything Al Qaeda can do.”

    Now that’s something I can completely agree with. The murderous hordes of Allah can only kill the body, whereas the wolves within the church kill the soul. This is why DefCon is not a political site, but an apologetics one.

    If you have not had a chance to read Terror at Beslan, protoprotestant, I recommend you pick it up. Giduck certainly doesn’t take the sympathetic angle that you do in regards to Islam’s reason for targeting innocent civilians, but I think you’d still get much out of it.

    Sincerely,
    - Pilgrim

  3. BTDT2 says:

    Unfortunately, John Patrick Giduck is not what he claims to be. He has zero military or law enforcement experience, was never in “Special Forces”, was never a SCUBA instructor, a skydiving instructor, an Olympic weight-lifting champion, or any of the other things he claims. Basically, he compiled a book full of second and third-hand information, added his own personal opinion based on zero actual experience, and had his business partners and associates write favorable reviews. Read about it at socnet.

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