Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Obama's War: from Information Clearing House - ICH

This program contains graphic language and violent imagery. Viewer discretion is advised.


This is a 55+ minute video from Frontline. Fifty-five minutes in our busy lives nowadays is a long time, I know, but if you can, you may want to give it just a few minutes at least. (I consider the time I gave it my sacrifice for Obama's Afghanistan war. Well, the 10 minutes I've given it so far. That and my tax dollars that could be building schools, roads, saving lives here, etc. instead of blowing 'em up on the other side of the Earth. Pues, c'est la guerre, I suppose.)

1 comment:

Fran said...

Caught this on PBS last night. Wow!
While some are dazzled by the Nobel Peace Prize & others flabbergasted... we need to keep our eyes wide open.

check out this chilling video:

And notice how smoothly the approval of $681 BILLION in military appropriations for the 2010 fiscal year sailed through?

That is almost as much as they estimate 10 YEARS of health care will cost.
And let's face it-- they usually do come back for more military spending money & get it.

the rugged landscape the locals know just how to set up ambushes.

the "taliban" originally trained by the CIA.

the language barrier.

the knowledge the locals know the troops will come & go, but the taliban will remain... so they live in fear of both.

67% poverty rate.

After 8 years, the Taliban is winning, and things are getting worse.