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Old 08-16-2004, 02:17 AM #1
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Documentary Alternative to Farenheit 9/11

Please read in its entirety.

If you want solid evidence of wrong-doing (or intent to wrong-do) by the Bush administration you should see Hijacking Catastrophe. It is an actual documentary as opposed to whatever catchy phrase they call Michael Moore's rhetoric. It is based on excerpts from documents and interviews with ex-coworkers of Bush and his cabinet as well as other political experts. It does not utilize personal attacks on Bush and is more sophisticated than F 9/11.

The Media Education Foundation who produced it says of it:

The 9/11 terror attacks continue to send shock waves through the American political system. Continuing fears about American vulnerability alternate with images of American military prowess and patriotic bravado in a transformed media landscape charged with emotion and starved for information. The result is that we have had little detailed debate about the radical turn US policy has taken since 9/11.

Hijacking Catastrophe: 9/11, Fear & the Selling of American Empire examines how a radical fringe of the Republican Party has used the trauma of the 9/11 terror attacks to advance a pre-existing agenda to radically transform American foreign policy while rolling back civil liberties and social programs at home.

The documentary places the Bush Administration's false justifications for war in Iraq within the larger context of a two-decade struggle by neoconservatives to dramatically increase military spending in the wake of the Cold War, and to expand American power globally by means of military force.

At the same time, the documentary argues that the Bush Administration has sold this radical and controversial plan for aggressive American military intervention by deliberately manipulating intelligence, political imagery, and the fears of the American people after 9/11.

Narrated by Julian Bond, Hijacking Catastrophe features interviews with more than twenty prominent political observers, including Pentagon whistleblower Lt. Colonel Karen Kwiatkowski, who witnessed first-hand how the Bush Administration set up a sophisticated propaganda operation to link the anxieties generated by 9/11 to a pre-existing foreign policy agenda that included a preemptive war on Iraq.

Joining Kwiatkowski in a wide-ranging, accessible, and ultimately empowering analysis of American foreign policy, media manipulation, and their global and domestic implications, are former Chief UN Weapons Inspector Scott Ritter, former Pentagon analyst Daniel Ellsberg, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Jody Williams, author Norman Mailer, MIT professor Noam Chomsky, Code Pink founder Medea Benjamin, defense policy analyst William Hartung, author Chalmers Johnson, and Army Special Forces Master Sergeant Stan Goff (Ret.).

At its core, the film places the deceptions of the Bush Administration within the larger frame of questions seldom posed in the mainstream: What, exactly, is the agenda that drove the administration's pre-war deceptions? How is 9/11 being used to sell this agenda?

Link: http://www.mediaed.org/videos/Commer...rophe/#summary

Do yourselves a favor and see it.

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Old 08-16-2004, 09:03 AM #2
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you know i dont speak spanish.....
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This is just like Occupation 101. An interesting looking documentary that I will never see.
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Sounds pretty one sided again. I bet if it made $100 million there'd be a thousand sites that have 101 reasons everything in this movie is wrong.
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Sounds pretty one sided again.
Did you expect it to be independent during an election year?

Damn, even Manchurian Candidate was strategically remade for this year.
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That's a good movie. Wes Snipes is
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It wasn't a big budget film like F9/11. It was made by a non-profit organization.
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I liked Outfoxed.
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wes snipes wasn't in manchurian cantidate. It was Denzel Washington... You damn racist you

I watched Hijacking Catastrophe last week and while it was better than F 9/11 it was also full of hearsay and conjecture. Most of the sources quoted in the movie were articles written by other people in the movie. The thing i learned from the documentary was that some liberals are really really pissed off. Several times durring the film i was laughing because some of the peopel speaking were so mad they were basically incoherent. They may have been making very valid points, but if all your going to do is scream and whine how do you expect anyone to take you seriously.
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wes snipes wasn't in manchurian cantidate. It was Denzel Washington... You damn racist you
I knew that... I was just saying I liked wes snipes, that's all. Honest.
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