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'Dirty Wars': A must-see for Americans

http://youtu.be/VKI3p8ubRvg

Review | by Nathan Goodman

In the new Sundance film "Dirty Wars," Richard Rowley and Jeremy Scahill bring to light the brutal and often hidden reality of America's "war on terror." I saw the film on Monday night at a sold-out showing.

"Dirty Wars" follows intrepid investigative war reporter Jeremy Scahill as he exposes covert military operations that are "hidden in plain sight." Where many liberals and progressives stopped talking about the war after Obama's election, Scahill illuminates the horrors of these wars that have escalated in secret under Obama.

The story begins in Afghanistan as Scahill travels into rural Afghanistan to interview a family that was terrorized by a night raid. This family had no connections to the Taliban, yet US troops flew into their home during a party and murdered several people, including an Afghan police officer and multiple pregnant women. The US government attempted to cover up these murders.

In his investigation Scahill discovers that this night raid, and others like it, were conducted by the secretive Joint Special Operations Command, or JSOC.

Scahill's investigations find JSOC conducting covert warfare not just in Afghanistan, but around the globe. and particularly in Yemen and Somalia. Yet his reports garner indifference from Congress and the mainstream media and denials from the administration.

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This the type of ammo this movement needs to bring change...

Scahill and Rowley have my highest respect for their courageousness in reporting these incidents knowing that they could be wiped out any time by Obama's orders.

Their work is the kind that will change views and opinions. It is now our job to spread it like wildfire.

Great post.

never give up

never give up!

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Don't ever forget that the wars all all orchestrated

for the purpose of profit for the central banks and the military industrial complex. They want war and purposefully create the conflict, which enables them to carry out their agendas to control the people and finite valuable resources that humanity relies on to subsist in the modern world. They can take an entirely peaceful village and create villains out of them and in a few short hours of Main Stream Media turn Sheppard's into terrorists. That is why it is so evil. Even if every average citizen of the planet comes to this realization, we are helpless to do anything about it. Sorry, but Avatar was fiction. As nice as it would be to think an enlightened world of people would be able to stop this military empire madness, in the real Avatar the Marine a-hole would reign supreme and will annihilate the people. We are doomed unless we push the reset button and start over with the basics of life, food and shelter for everyone. This leveraged credit world that allows the corporate fascism that has taken control of the globe is a one way ticket to disaster.

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Great journalism, showing how we were manipulated into adoring

dizzy tantalizing (mostly concocted) details of the May 2, 2011 OsamaBL drama, while 30,000 hated night raids of questionable value took place in 2011.

Rick and Jeremy

Guys,
You are two very brave and courageous "investigative" reporters.
I thank you for what you've exposed, and also for showing others what "real" Americans are like.
Those warmongers dressed in combat gear, killing innocent women and children are not real Americans...They are a bunch of brainwashed, sick, psychopaths who enjoy killing for the pleasure.
After a while they get their "reward" when their conscience starts to eat away at their core, they can't stand it anymore and commit suicide.
This is the real reason there's so many suicides in the military.
The evil bastards aren't worried about losing one of their own to suicide, they can always get a new "recruit" to fight for their cause, all it takes is waving the flag and showing them some sicko films depicting women and children getting killed. If you can't take it, then you are not a man.

Here is the real reason Obama won

Because conservatives aren't going to make much stink about his undeclared wars, and if Romney had won, the libs might be making a stink about them.

If Paul won, all of the wars would end. There's no way the "printers that be" were going to let that happen.

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"Take hold of the future or the future will take hold of you." -- Patrick Dixon

Glenn Beck

I am sorry this is likely not the place to post this but Beck just now said on his radio show the GOP should be over and he supports a 3rd party. He also said he supported Rand Paul to do it. To me this is VERY strange. Beck was no friend of Ron's in the last election, so unless Rand has gone VERY soft on us something is odd here. Just wondering if anyone else heard this.

I do agree the GOP is a loser, they have sold true conservatives out long ago and this election they definitely put up a false 'choice.' Those that supported the gop I believe did so because they though they were helping but it was obvious they were not.

Thanks for sharing...I'll

Thanks for sharing...I'll look forward to the movie. I am quite a fan of Jeremy Scahill's work.

Lets not forget

Anwar Al-Awlaki was a lunch guest of military brass at the Pentagon within months of the Sept. 11, 2001. There is a very real possibility that Al-Awlaki (and his 16 year old son) were murdered because they knew too much. Many here know WAY too much.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/10/20/al-qaeda-terror-leader-...

More video

I also found this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtT9ddHAkME

Can this also be included in the original post & embedded? Thanks.

Immoral funding of Military Industrial Complex by Federal Reserve and US taxation system must stop!!!! End illegal/unconstitutional wars! Preserve US currency!
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http://twitter.com/the_chiefe71

There's a doc on dirty Israeli ops called 'The Gatekeepers'

I'd highly recommend it as well, here's a review:
http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/the-gatekeepers.premium-1.490739

Is Dirty Wars a movie or show?

I can't seem to find it online. I mean, I found their official website, but have they not released the movie yet?

If it's showing at the Sundance Film Festival

It won't be released for a month or two probably.

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On the subject of drones, guess what Africa is getting? Yup.

[We like to supervise the Chinese (and our own) expansion into Africa.]
Here Come The Drones, Or The True Reason For The Mali Incursion
1-28-13
Given our recent discussion (here and here) of the rising importance of Africa in the world's power and money echelons, it is not entirely surprising that the NY Times reports that US military command in Africa is actively preparing to establish a drone base in northwest Africa to increase "unarmed surveillance missions on the local affiliate of Al Qaeda and other Islamist extremist groups" that American and other Western officials say pose a growing menace to the region. It would appear Niger will be the most likely place for the base - from which officials envision flying only unarmed surveillance drones though, of course, they have not ruled out conducting missile strikes at some point if the threat worsens. “This is directly related to the Mali mission, but it could also give Africom a more enduring presence for I.S.R.,” one American military official said Sunday, referring to intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-01-28/here-come-drones-or...

i dont like this lady

from "democracy now". saw her on bill maher's show awhile ago and her world views made me sick. however, i completely agree and understand and have known for quiet some time of things like what the film talks about. especially one that most people who frequent here probably know, that the CIA/military help the people in Afghanistan with their poppy plants and most likely more is going on there.

Homeland security statement: patriotism is now considered terrorism.
I love www.isidewith.com shared it with everyone I know. If anything they realize its not just a red and blue idiot running for reelection.

And it will get..

exactly zero coverage.

'Peace is a powerful message.' Ron Paul

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If it gets zero coverage then that is our fault. We should be organizing local viewings, working with local theaters and others to give these films coverage. And not just this one but others. There are plenty of networks to bring together for things like this and that way the coverage is no longer at zero.

MSM is a joke

no joke when millions of people pray for freedom.

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"The JSOC: Coming soon to an innocent family near you!

Can't these people find real jobs?

We are all on the list my friend

"...murdered several people, including an Afghan police officer and multiple pregnant women"

The enemy has no LOVE.
Evil dark heart.

We fight back by exposing these war crimes.
Thank you DeMolay for commenting.

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Where is this

film available?

The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.
-Thomas Paine

Thank you Michael Nystrom

song for you:
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song for you

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8K0qCCfeMAE

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I could only find this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKI3p8ubRvg

Searching...with watery eyes...

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Sundance

Like all film festivals, independent films typically go there to find a distributor. The festival wrapped 2 days ago, so they'll be shopping it around, typically, looking for someone (like the Weinstein Company, or someone like that), to release it. If it gets a theatrical release, it'll be several months from now. I guess if nobody buys it, they could take it to another festival to try again, or directly release it on DVD. But, given the time and expense it takes to make a film, even an independent documentary like this, they'll likely try to get it in theatres to recoup their costs.

Sundance Selects

Okay, I just answered my own question :-P

https://twitter.com/civicbakery/status/296029371649646592

Says it IS coming to theatres sometime this year. Here's the distributor:

http://www.sundanceselects.com/

Everybody go buy tickets! :-) (after they announce dates/times, of course)

and

Scahill is a bold man.

'Peace is a powerful message.' Ron Paul

and

I get drunk once again.

This world makes/kills me.

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Knock Off The Booze!

Live long and prosper my friend..We need you in the trenches Tom..

Thank you!!!

Thank you.

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