Dirty Wars

Dirty Wars

DVD - 2013
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Today drone strikes, night raids, and U.S. government-condoned torture occur in corners across the globe, generating unprecedented civilian casualties. Investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill traces the rise of the Joint Special Operations Command, the most secret fighting force in U.S. history. No target is off-limits for the JSOC 'kill list,' not even a U.S. citizen. The director takes viewers on a chilling ride with whistle-blower Jeremy Scahill.
Publisher: [United States] : MPI Media Group, ©2013
ISBN: 9780788617201
0788617206
Branch Call Number: 355.00973 DIR
Characteristics: 1 DVD (approximately 86 minutes)

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kennybk
Nov 30, 2016

Wow ! Innocent "CIVILIANS", including children and women, are being killed by America at home and in their own country. "THAT IS WHY THEY HATE US" !

C20T11 Feb 17, 2016

Outstanding Documentary.!
It go's to Show How Horrible OUR COUNTRY has Become with MURDERING INNOCENT PEOPLE & NOBODY Accounting
for It.! EVERYONE NEEDS TO SEE THIS. WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO OUR COUNTRY,
I AM SICKENED by WHAT HAS BECOME OF THIS ONE TIME GREAT NATION.!

junior1953 Jan 27, 2016

Excellent movie. The facts of this movie keeps your attention.

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akirakato
Oct 05, 2015

This is an eye-opening and profoundly shocking documentary originally released as a documentary film in 2013, based on the book:"Dirty wars---the world is a battlefield" by Jeremy Scahill.
Anwar al-Awlaki, a Yemeni-American U.S. citizen, was killed on 30 September 2011, by an air attack carried out by the Joint Special Operations Command.
After several days of surveillance of Awlaki by the CIA, armed drones took off from a new, secret American base in the Arabian Peninsula, crossed into northern Yemen and unleashed a barrage of Hellfire missiles at al-Awlaki's vehicle.
Samir Khan, a Pakistani-American al-Qaeda member and editor of the jihadist Inspire magazine, also reportedly died in the attack.
The combined CIA/JSOC drone strike was the first in Yemen since 2002 and was part of an effort by the CIA to duplicate in Yemen the covert war which has been running in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
The Yemen government banned military drone operations after a series of botched drone strikes by JSOC, the last of which was a December 2013 drone strike that killed numerous civilians at a wedding ceremony.
Despite a ban on military drone operations, the Yemen government allowed the CIA drone operations to continue.
The drone also attacked Anwar al-Awlaki's 16-years-old son to pieces---literally vanished the innocent boy from the Earth, though the USA has never declared war against Yemen.
Oy, yes, it's a dirty war on terror, and almost anything goes.
The US government kills even its own citizen without any warrant or charge.

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empbee
Mar 10, 2015

Eye opening (or widener). Well done.
All wars are dirty but some dirtier than others.

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jimg2000
Oct 19, 2014

Politics aside, this documentary is fast paced with many newsreel footage of people and places of featured events. In sum, war equals human suffering and there are no winners. Baed on Scahill's 2013 book "Dirty Wars The World Is A Battlefield." He also authored 2007 non-fiction "Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army.

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tenet
Oct 12, 2014

Rated 1/10.

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eighthafpierce
Jul 15, 2014

I have never known there to be such a thing as a "Clean War". I found Mr. Scahill reporting style to cater to the emotional and not the objective style.

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i_am
Apr 07, 2014

The war strategists want to win the 'hearts and minds' of moderate civilian populations in the affected countries and have them rise against the extremists in their midst. However, the way war against terror is being run, it is not going to win anyone's heart and mind. Quite the opposite!

aaa5756 Apr 06, 2014

PBS has done it again very well done documentary. This movie was interesting, informative, and worse seeing!! I recommend this movie for all to see. Well worth the price of admission to any theater.

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jimg2000
Oct 19, 2014

Anwar's father: I mean, I-I don't understand. I don't understand 100% the American Constitution, but I don't believe American law will allow the killing of an American citizen because he said something against the United States.

Here was a comprehensive picture on the incident:

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/23/us-justification-drone-killing-american-citizen-awlaki

aaa5756 Apr 06, 2014

“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” -Winston Churchill

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