Breaking the Silence / a documentary by John Pilger

John Pilger dissects the truth and lies in the ‘war on terror’. Award-winning journalist John Pilger investigates the discrepancies between American and British claims for the ‘war on terror’ and the facts on the ground as he finds them in Afghanistan and Washington, DC. In 2001, as the bombs began to drop, George W. Bush promised Afghanistan “the generosity of America and its allies”. Now, the familiar old warlords are regaining power, religious fundamentalism is renewing its grip and military skirmishes continue routinely. In “liberated” Afghanistan, America has its military base and pipeline access, while the people have the warlords who are, says one woman, “in many ways worse than the Taliban”. In Washington, Pilger conducts a series of remarkable interviews with William Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard, and leading Administration officials such as Douglas Feith, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, and John Bolton, Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security.

These people, and the other architects of the Project for the New American Century, were dismissed as ‘the crazies’ by the first Bush Administration in the early 90s when they first presented their ideas for pre-emptive strikes and world domination. Pilger also interviews presidential candidate General Wesley Clark, and former intelligence officers, all the while raising searching questions about the real motives for the ‘war on terror’. While President Bush refers to the US attacks on Afghanistan and Iraq as two ‘great victories’, Pilger asks the question – victories over whom, and for what purpose? Pilger describes Afghanistan as a country “more devastated than anything I have seen since Pol Pot’s Cambodia”. He finds that Al-Qaida has not been defeated and that the Taliban is re-emerging. And of the “victory” in Iraq, he asks: “Is this Bush’s Vietnam?”

John Pilger dissects the truth and lies in the ‘war on terror’. Award-winning journalist John Pilger investigates the discrepancies between American and British claims for the ‘war on terror’ and the facts on the ground as he finds them in Afghanistan and Washington, DC. In 2001, as the bombs began to drop, George W. Bush promised Afghanistan “the generosity of America and its allies”. Now, the familiar old warlords are regaining power, religious fundamentalism is renewing its grip and military skirmishes continue routinely. In “liberated” Afghanistan, America has its military base and pipeline access, while the people have the warlords who are, says one woman, “in many ways worse than the Taliban”.

In Washington, Pilger conducts a series of remarkable interviews with William Kristol, editor of the Weekly Standard, and leading Administration officials such as Douglas Feith, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, and John Bolton, Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security. These people, and the other architects of the Project for the New American Century, were dismissed as ‘the crazies’ by the first Bush Administration in the early 90s when they first presented their ideas for pre-emptive strikes and world domination.

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  • j boogie

    pilger was a BEAST before he retired… every single one of his documentaries are like this, hope u guys post some more

  • kevibhoy67

    How come none of the google docs seem to work with me ?

    • jump2conclusions

      Kev – It is because the Google Videos server completely converted to something new entirely & they abandoned the video player format you see above 😛 I will post the update video for you now though – Look forward to tons of new additions coming soon 😉

      • Ok cheers but i cannot see the update.

        • jump2conclusions

          New docs will hit front page until they cycle out – we just got done fixing broken links for videos and all the videos are now viewable 🙂 Stay tuned Kevin we appreciate your support!

          • Nice one great stuff.I do enjoy documentaries as most of them are better than “Movies” these days.I have my own channel, if you google Royalewithcheese youll see what i mean but for documentaries i have always started my searches here.Cheers and bye the noo from bonnie Scotland.

          • jump2conclusions

            Kev – we are constantly working hard to update the actual physical list of docs on the google documentary list page – I see your page on veehd 🙂 Perhaps we can talk about having you come on board with us at google documentaries and help post new documentaries to the site. Email me and we can discuss profit sharing options as we are always seeking dedicated providers 🙂 Email: jon@googledocumentaries.com

      • Mate they still not working for me. Yes i get directed to the odd youtube doc but thats about it..Meesage me or look me up google my username royalewithcheese @ veehd . com and youll find me and my proper profile page.