Friday, June 14, 2013

Something REALLY Did Happen!!

Brilliant pieces from the creator of The Wire and Tom Friedman NYT journalist with whom I often do not agree.
I diverge from my usual agreement with my left of center compatriots with respect to NSA "spying" and they explain better than I exactly why. Something REALLY did happen on 9/11 and those buildings REALLY did come crashing down!!


http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/12/opinion/friedman-blowing-a-whistle.html

Dirty Wars -- Jeremy Scahill


Part political thriller and part detective story, the documentary Dirty Warsfollows investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill, author of the international bestseller Blackwater, on a gripping journey into the heart of America's covert wars, from Afghanistan to Yemen, Somalia and beyond. What begins as a report into a U.S. night raid gone terribly wrong in a remote corner of Afghanistan quickly turns into a global investigation of the secretive and powerful Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC). As Scahill digs deeper into the activities of JSOC, he is pulled into a world of covert operations unknown to the public. In military jargon, JSOC teams "find, fix, and finish" their targets, who are selected through a secret process. No target is off limits for the "kill list," including U.S. citizens. Drawn into the stories and lives of the people he meets along the way, Scahill is forced to confront the painful consequences of a war spinning out of control, as well as his own role as a journalist. Dirty Wars takes viewers to remote corners of the globe to see first-hand wars fought in their name, leaving haunting questions about freedom and democracy, war and justice. Original score by the Kronos Quartet. (Partially subtitled) Official Web Site

Is at the Kendall Theater, Cambridge, MA