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Friday, January 14, 2005

BBC documentary

As a rule I don't talk about foreign policy or other national issues, since that's not what this blog is about. However, I recently had this BBC documentary brought to my attention, and it is very, very good. It details the rise of both terrorism based on the distortion of Islam, as well as the neoconservative movement. There is plenty of blame to go around, and plenty of lessons we could have learned from if only we had paid attention. Either watch the documentary or read the transcript, it is well worth your time.

3 Comments:

At 10:55 PM, January 14, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I shall gladly take credit for bringing this to the attention of the guru here, though I still have to make it through parts 2 and 3. Yes, events which take 50 years to unfold are simplified to fit the 3 hour format of the show, but the picture that emerges is much more coherent and reality-based than anything you'll find coming out of the US government these days.

Albert Lee

 
At 7:38 PM, January 15, 2005, Blogger edgaralgernon said...

Sadly... the link you provided times out (at least at the time I'm posting this...)

Are there any other links to the documentary?
(I'll start searching the BBC site.)

Thanks!

 
At 9:00 PM, January 15, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Try right-clicking on the video and select Play in Real Player. That should open up Real Player in a separate window that won't time out. Worked for me.

Albert Lee

 

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