Breaking the Silence: Truth and Lies in the War on Terror

A film by John Pilger is a no nonsense, unapologetic and unforgiving look at the U.S.’s use of state terrorism and consquential interventionalism in many countries throughout the world since it first appeared as a dominating power in the middle of the 19th Century. From the School of the Americas, the U.S. has trained hundreds of Latin America’s most notorious dictators from Allende in Chile who was ironically overthrown by the U.S. on Sept. 11, 1973 to Panama’s now despot leader . Not only Latin America but other regions of the world such as South East Asia have long suffered under the heavy hand of U.S. supported dictators with some of the worst Human Rights abuses in the world. Consquently, U.S. supported warlords in Afghanistan and Somalia and giving nuclear weapons during the years of the Cold War to other nations which today the U.S. deems as “Rogue States,” have proceeded to the worst humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan as the government remains mostly powerless and unfunded to provide for their citizens against the onslaught of warlords. From the closing days of the Cold War to the current “War on Terror” little is mentioned of the use of state terrorism by the U.S., presented to the general public in the form of “Democracy,” “Liberation” and “Freedom” as pretexts for invasions and what most in the world see as unprovoked militarism by a country who sets double standards and speaks hypocriscy when dealing with terrorists all the while ignoring its own use of terrorism on the world stage. Must see…Unabvailable in the U.S. (unless on online.)


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