VIDEO: New Film 'Dirty Wars' Tells Story About Presidents 'Paramilitary Assassin' GroupSubmitted by emalvini on Mon, 02/04/2013 - 14:19
VIDEO: New Film 'Dirty Wars' Tells Story About Presidents 'Paramilitary Assassin' Group
The president has a clandestine network targeting a 'kill list' justified by secret laws. How is that different than a death squad?
Dirty Wars: Jeremy Scahill and Rick Rowley's New Film Exposes Hidden Truths of Covert U.S. Warfare:
guardian.co.uk | Sunday 3 February 2013 | 09.00 EST
The film Dirty Wars, which premiered at Sundance, can be viewed, as Amy Goodman sees it, as an important narrative of excesses in the global "war on terror". It is also a record of something scary for those of us at home – and uncovers the biggest story, I would say, in our nation's contemporary history.
Though they wisely refrain from drawing inferences, Scahill and Rowley have uncovered the facts of a new unaccountable power in America and the world that has the potential to shape domestic and international events in an unprecedented way. The film tracks the Joint Special Operations Command (JSoc), a network of highly-trained, completely unaccountable US assassins, armed with ever-expanding "kill lists". It was JSoc that ran the operation behind the Navy Seal team six that killed bin Laden.