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