Posts Tagged ‘iraq war video’

Stories From The Front: Al Anbar Province

Friday, June 6th, 2008

This is fascinating: Stories from the men and women of the military who are stationed in the Al Anbar Province, in their own words. . Part 1 of 4:

November 30th Solution – Eugene McCarthy Commemmoration Video

Friday, November 30th, 2007

This is a video commemorating the 40th anniversary of former Minnesota Senator ‘s announcement that he would run for president as an anti-Vietnam War candidate. McCarthy’s opposition was a major force in the anti-war movement of the 1960s. The video contrasts McCarthy’s opposition to that war with our current situation in Iraq and asks who will be our next Gene McCarthy.

The video and were produced by Vance Opperman, the man who led the 1968 McCarthy campaign on the U of M campus. I created the web site.

The Blood Of My Brother Trailer

Friday, December 8th, 2006

With , perhaps he’d do well to see , a new documentary about the Iraq war. This description is from :

The Blood Of My Brother takes the viewer behind the scenes of
the growing Shia insurgency with scenes of fighting and death on the
streets of Sadr City and Najaf. The Blood of My Brother brings war-torn
Iraq to life with intimate detail. This is the closest most will ever
come to being there, kneeling in prayer amidst a thousand Muslim
worshippers, the roar of low-flying Apaches, riding atop a sixty-ton
tank, driving with masked resistance fighters to attack American
positions, fleeing the threat of an overwhelming response, the blood in
the street, a tank on fire, or the cold, distant stare of a dead Iraqi
fighter.

Iraq Uploaded – Iraq War Videos

Friday, July 21st, 2006

I became fascinated with soldier-uploaded videos at . IFILM remains the best place to find war videos because of their channel. What struck me at the time was that these on-the-scene clips completely undercut the smiley, happy face the Bush adminsitration was trying to put on the war.

Tonight, MTV is putting these first-person accounts of the war on television with a new special, :

And another addressing how bands feel about their music being used as soundtracks for war videos:

Ding Dong, The Zarqawi Is Dead

Thursday, June 8th, 2006

The U.S. military has finally killed , the al-Qaeda leader in Iraq, and they’ve got video to prove it. This Centcom video is of the airstrike that killed Al-Zarqawi:

This is the Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki making the announcement (via CDRSalamander at ):

I don’t remember who said it, but it applies here: The only thing some people understand is a gun to the head. Good riddance to this psychopath. Here he is in his own words (from EyeRaki at YouTube):

Finally, here’s General Rick Lynch on May 4 ridiculing al-Zarqawi (via luogocomune at YouTube):

Forgive me for being impolite enough to point out the glaringly obvious, but if al-Zarqawi is such a bumbling idiot, how come he’s survived for so long to inflict so much damage on our troops and why has it taken you so bloody long to kill the guy? Nothing like misundestimating your enemy.

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