Movie Night on The Blog

As a special treat to my not-growing-very-fast legion of readers, here is a documentary by British film maker Adam Curtis about US and British war involvement in Afghanistan, with special mention of the dangers of Wahhabism, the destructive alliance with Saudi Arabia and the failure of journalists to see, or at least say, what’s going on. It’s called Bitter Lake. It was produced largely with out-footage of BBC video and released only online. The style is sometimes impressionistic. You need two hours and fifteen minutes to see it all. I found it gripping.

Check it out:

https://vimeo.com/118890231

For those of you who happen to be in the UK, here’s the BBC link.

Daniel Williams

Published by Daniel Williams

I am a former correspondent who, for more than 30 years, did time in China, Southeast Asia, Central America, Mexico, the Middle East, Europe and Africa and covered wars that went from episodic to non-stop. My book, "Forsaken," about Christian persecution in the Middle East came out January, 2016. NextWarNotes is a news and analysis blog designed to fill gaps, provide background and think about what’s next. The name of the site comes from a 1935 article by Ernest Hemingway in Esquire Magazine called “Notes on the Next War,” in which he predicted the coming conflagration in Europe, told why it would happen and warned Americans to stay out.

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