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"Dirty Wars"

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Jeremy Scahill and Richard Rowley talk about the documentary “Dirty Wars.” Directed by Rowley, “Dirty Wars” follows investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill as he covers America’s covert wars, from Afghanistan to Yemen, Somalia and beyond. The film unfolds through Scahill’s investigation and personal journey as he chases down one of the most important stories of our time. "Dirty Wars" opens at IFC Center and Lincoln Plaza Cinemas.

Guests:

Richard Rowley and Jeremy Scahill
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Comments [8]

Amy from Manhattan

There's a lot of this I can't dispute, but: "If they couldn't imprison him,..." the US gov't. would kill al-Allaki. The guests said it themselves in that quote. Not "because they didn't think they could imprison him," or "Because they didn't think he had a right to a trial." It implies they would try to imprison him (although not necessarily that they did try).

Jun. 04 2013 01:58 PM
john from office

The grandson was killed as a message to all these pieces of dung. We will not hesitate to kill your families. So what!

These reporters are very brave with our troops lives, hope they get fragged the next time they inbed with our troops.

Jun. 04 2013 01:54 PM
John A

How does Jeremy wade through all the varied reports of the strikes - way over there. Killing civilians without a declaration of war is a bad thing - yes, but how does one know the true degree to which this happens?

Jun. 04 2013 01:50 PM
john from office

I am glad we have these noble reporters to protect us from the taliban and other Islamic nuts. I sleep better at night now. NOT

Jun. 04 2013 01:45 PM
Amy from Manhattan

I wouldn't assume "if the guy's lying naked on the floor, don't shoot him" means that's the *only* way to know not to shoot him--it could just be an example, like "Yeah, duh, don't shoot him naked on the floor, but short of that, use your judgment."

Jun. 04 2013 01:44 PM
Amy from Manhattan

"Informing" on people based on a grudge or to be paid a bounty is the same way many of the prisoners in Guantanamo Bay got there. What kind of approach do the guests think would bring more objective, accurate info on who really poses a threat?

Jun. 04 2013 01:40 PM
john from office

You wonder why the military hates the news media after Vietnam, listen to these guys. They are there to bring you the truth!, Heroically as reporters, to bring you the truth. Noble fourth estate vs Evil military.

Jun. 04 2013 01:39 PM
john from office

Here we go, heroic reporters on patrol. You are reporters, don't be the story. Horrible American troops, noble reporters prove USA is evil.

Jun. 04 2013 01:35 PM

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