Secret Weapon: How Economic Terrorism Brought Down the U.S. Stock Market and Why It can Happen Again

Secret Weapon: How Economic Terrorism Brought Down the U.S. Stock Market and Why It can Happen Again

by Kevin D. Freeman


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ISBN-13: 9781596987944
Publisher: Regnery Publishing
Publication date: 01/16/2012
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Kevin D. Freeman, CFA, is the founder and CEO of Freeman Global Investment Counsel. In 1990, Freeman wrote a business plan for Sir John Templeton and was hand-picked by him to help build the Templeton Private Client group, which managed nearly $2.5 billion in global markets within a decade. One of the world’s leading experts on economic warfare and financial terrorism, Freeman authored the report “Economic Warfare: Risks and Responses” for the Department of Defense in 2009 and has briefed members of Congress, U.S. senators, and past and present members of the CIA, DIA, FBI, SEC, Homeland Security, Justice Department, and state and local law enforcement. He has appeared in the international media including CNBC, Fox News, Glenn Beck, the Counter Terrorist, the Washington Times, and the UK’s Daily Mail and Times of London.

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Secret Weapon 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Kirk_Freeman More than 1 year ago
This is a must-read regardless of which side of the political aisle you gravitate to. It's not about partisanship; it's about protecting our great nation from foes, foreign and domestic. It’s about 21st century warfare, and recognizing that threats exist from places we’ve never thought of before. Get the book, and most importantly, read it. Then join the movement, spread the word, contact your elected officials, and make a difference. Do not sit passively by and allow things to happen. Our country’s enemies will do no more than we let them do! Kevin’s book is just the beginning.
MargaretHemenway More than 1 year ago
Kevin Freeman's superb expose combines research and expert commentary on factors behind the 2008 financial meltdown. These factors would lead any rational analyst to suspect that sinister forces exploited known vulnerabilities within the American economic system to bring the crisis to a head. Freeman mentions that George Soros, who crashed the British pound, publicly cited short selling and credit default swaps for the 2008 meltdown. Yet now in 2012- the American public is as much at risk of another devastating economic attack and perhaps more so because of the increased non-transparency of Wall Street investors. Financial terrorism is 21st century warfare, which the US Government is not equipped yet to confront (despite DoD's financing Freeman's initial research), but which Osama Bin Laden, whom CBS once labeled the "ultimate inside trader" understood well. How many Americans even knew that there was short selling of airline stocks prior to 9/11 that may have been connected to Bin Laden? Madoff operated brazenly right under the nose of the SEC, but the damage a single Bernie Madoff can wreak pales in contrast to the damage of hostile foreign powers and terrorists acting in concert. If you care about the health of the American economy and your future economic livelihood, this is a book you can't afford NOT to read.
bworley More than 1 year ago
It's great to read a book from an author that doesn't pick sides. Mr. Freeman lays out the facts, clearly explains the success of market terrorism that has taken place in wars before today, those risks that we face NOW, and the best part - how we can defend our country and our personal finances going forward. This book makes you want to stand up for our country to protect it regardless of the political aisle you sit.
Russell_Lake More than 1 year ago
It was initially hard to believe that anyone would have the ability to systematically take down our economy. Our government and the media are telling us that it is greedy Wall Street and loose lending practices are what is harming our economy. However, the overwhelming documentation presented by Kevin Freeman in Secret Weapon tells a very different story. I feel this book will help save our nation from the outside forces that what to destroy our way of life.
Ktipton71 More than 1 year ago
The 2008 attack on US companies wasn't a Wall Street problem, it was a terrorist problem. Not only did the terrorists figure out how to take down our buildings, they have figured out how to try and crumble our financial system too! This is a MUST read. If you want to know what is going to happen next in our economy, Secret Weapon has the explanation. Secret Weapon will give you tools to prepare for our future and what you can do to protect yourself and your family. Everything Freeman has talked about in the book has happened and I think he is on to something! You don't want to miss out reading SECRET WEAPON.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well researched and documented.
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Biblical_Scholar More than 1 year ago
This is a very clear, well-written presentation of the state of our economy, in particular the equities, bonds, and futures portion. It clearly shows the methods, then details the evidence that they were used to create the 2008 crash. It also presents the current weaknesses that leave US markets open to further attacks.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author shows how the market can be manipulated by black hats, then assumes they are being manipulated without proof. Weak logic in his assumption but an overall informative read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent book, but why is it so much cheaper for the Kindle? 9.99$
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mhkrause More than 1 year ago
This is a fascinating book about a subject I would assume not too many people have thought much about. We all know that the markets crashed and our economy tanked in 2008, but why? I think Kevin Freeman's book goes a long way to telling that story. You will learn more than you ever knew about the behind-the-scenes happenings of the incredible stock market crash. Mr. Freeman lays out all of his facts and backs them up substantially with sources. He not only tells us where we've been in this conflict, but where we are headed and how to protect our selves. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is curious as to what is really happening out there on the economic terror front!
Richard_Lackey More than 1 year ago
As a fund manager and investment professional for more than 25 years, reading Mr. Freeman's book has given credence to all that a select few have known for years. Whether purposeful or not, there is clear evidence put forth in this well written book that there are well defined plans for major economic disruption some of which have already come to pass. Kevin Freeman shares both broad concepts and sordid details that allow the reader to understand cause and effect, and opens the door to solutions. It will amaze you that your own government has allowed and in many cases promoted an environment fertile for others to take grave advantage. Secret Weapon was riveting and my copy is full of underlines as I did not stop finding great information. Whether an investor, a business professional, or just as a citizen, this book is definitely worth the time. I know that I will be reading it again in the future, and referencing it for years to come.
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KellyLSL More than 1 year ago
Freeman shows what really happened in the stock market crash in 2008. Financial terrorists attacked America's economic weaknesses and are continuing their attack strategy to this day. Learn about their Three Phase attack and what our country and you can do to fight back.
tpd007 More than 1 year ago
Mr. Freeman's book addresses the questions about the financial insecurity of the U.S. monetary system. The Occupy Wall Street crowd are right to be suspicious of the markets but their focusing on the wrong enemy. Mr. Freeman clearly details how the crash of 2008 was not just coincidental. Those that cost this nation trillions of dollars carefully orchestrated the manipulation of the markets using the loosened rules of naked short selling and credit default swaps. Unfortunately, Mr. Freeman points out, the current administration is doing very little to protect the financial security of this nation and the investors that drive the economic engine. Is it any wonder that billions of dollars are sitting on the sideline? As a 24 year veteran police officer, I was very impressed with the mountain of evidence Mr. Freeman compiled in his research. Don't just read this book, encourage everyone that is concerned about the health of their personal and the nation's economy to study it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So this is what really happened during the 2008 meltdown. Not that the Wall St. bankers were innocent angels by any means. But the SEC and other reg agencies better wake up quick to this threat or we are doomed financially. Members of Congress should be required to read this book.
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