The War You Don’t See


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A powerful and timely investigation into the media’s role in war, tracing the history of ‘embedded’ and independent reporting from the carnage of World War One to the destruction of Hiroshima, and from the invasion of Vietnam to the current war in Afghanistan and disaster in Iraq. As weapons and propaganda become even more sophisticated, the nature of war is developing into an ‘electronic battlefield’ in which journalists play a key role, and civilians are the victims. But who is the real enemy?

John Pilger says in the film: “We journalists… have to be brave enough to defy those who seek our collusion in selling their latest bloody adventure in someone else’s country… That means always challenging the official story, however patriotic that story may appear, however seductive and insidious it is. For propaganda relies on us in the media to aim its deceptions not at a far away country but at you at home… In this age of endless imperial war, the lives of countless men, women and children depend on the truth or their blood is on us… Those whose job it is to keep the record straight ought to be the voice of people, not power.”

The War You Don't See, 9.8 out of 10 based on 45 ratings

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  • Kat

    Powerful,poignant and timely.This is a great Doc that everyone should see.

  • charango

    Brilliant!!

  • freedom

    Ok…i really feel sick now…nearly all i believed in all these years are crumbling down…..

  • http://Doc Patrick

    This is sad but needs to be seen !

  • Andrew

    Good to see a reporter standing up for the innocent. “All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing.” — Edmund Burke

  • narvell

    this video shows who the real empire of evil is, AND ITS COLORS ARE RED, WHITE AND BLUE

    • Anonymous

      France?

    • Norwegian kid

      Norway!

    • cocka-doodle-doo

      Great Britain?

    • Fancyshmancyperson

      Czech Republic?

    • Armani

      Costa Rica!

    • Aussiekid

      Australia?

    • Waka

      Puerto Rico?

  • http://www.blogtalkradio.com/empoweredwomenn Donna

    Well done. As horrible as this topic is and how clearly this doc proves the horrors.. everyone should watch this. I think if we knew what was really happening we would not be so quick to support the military industrial complex.

  • minnesota_mike

    John Pilger is a journalistic treasure, thorough, insightful and always asking the tough questions.
    Watching this timely piece reminds me of the late great American General Smedley Butler- who coined the famous line “War is a Racket” many decades before there was Vietnam (a watershed awakening for the American Public).
    Seems nothing much has changed since he spoke those words…except the scale of bloodshed, destruction and the huge profits made from such Human misery.

    Such literary works as “Confessions of an Economic Hitman” and Butlers own writings illuminate the real machinations of Empire and those whom profit from it.
    This is a MUST watch video (as I believe all of Pilgers work to be), valuable, incisive, and probing of the deep false belief systems “sold” to us all everyday- which serve only the narrowest “Elite” interests by continuing to divide and keep all of US separate from our shared Humanity.
    I rate this 10 of 10….this is Gold.

  • Johnny

    @ Donna – “I think if we knew what was really happening we would not be so quick to support the military industrial complex.”

    Wishful thinking perhaps but a nice thought anyways. At this point however I highly doubt there would be much we could do to stop it as we have been completely hoodwinked by the MIC for so long they have grown to have too great a technological advantage over us.

    I’ve heard the statement many times that the U.S MIC has technology 2 or 3 generations ahead of whatever the most advanced stuff they publicly admit to having is, but in actuality I fear this to be a gross underestimation.

    If one wants to begin to understand how truly powerful the MIC is one should look to the early 1930′s and the beginning of EM saucer technology research by the likes of Tesla and Carr and others and how the Nazi’s showed interest when the U.S did not, and the timeline of events following the collapse of the 3rd Reich in 1945 and the retaining of Nazi research and scientists by the U.S DOD.

    The crash of a prototype EM saucer in 1947 not far from an advanced research facility where many of the ex-Nazi scientists were working on ATS projects at the time was followed by the greatest propaganda campaign ever waged by the government, military and Hollywood in the form of the “sci-fi era”, forever associating UFO’s with aliens and other crazy, easily disbelieved paranormal activities.

    It’s one of if not the greatest achievement of Bernays propaganda machine directed towards American citizens in my opinion, which is why it is a system that has been followed many times since for many other issues, such as 9/11 – good luck to anyone ever trying to come close to the real truth that is buried under layer after layer of false/manipulated truths, half-truths and outright lies…did the attacks even have anything to do with the Mid-East at all or is the Mid-East just being used to distract people from what’s going on closer to home in the “backyard”?

    This is yet another great work from Mr. Pilger but unfortunately it is only the tip of the iceberg. Hopefully he has more to come on this specific subject in the future as the deceptions produced by the MIC over the last century or so are too many to count.

    But at least there are people like Pilger to chip away at the mountain of lies and at least give us hope of eventually uncovering the truth.

    10/10 for this film from me.

  • orwell

    In this time when poignant introspection is so dearly needed this film does what it’s architect has done for so long: calling it as it is. spread the truth

  • Johnlittle24

    I’m going to cut the chase: America needs to be taken OUT if there is a powerful nation in the world use your power to remove them forever. The way these people are being treated is wrong. Children in terror wrong wrong wrong reminds me of Hitler’s tactics.

  • Johnlittle24

    I’m going to cut the chase: America needs to be taken OUT if there is a powerful nation in the world use your power to remove them forever. The way these people are being treated is wrong. Children in terror wrong wrong wrong reminds me of Hitler’s tactics.

  • Dazza1964

    Words just can’t explain the way I feel….sick…10/10 …for the video and to all the people who are speaking up , to those American soldiers who are killing innocent people your time for pay back is comming real soon , to laugh and make fun of people being killed is just unbelievabe..Hitler youth…you will be destroyed by a super power and I can’t wait !!!

  • Dazza1964

    Words just can’t explain the way I feel….sick…10/10 …for the video and to all the people who are speaking up , to those American soldiers who are killing innocent people your time for pay back is comming real soon , to laugh and make fun of people being killed is just unbelievabe..Hitler youth…you will be destroyed by a super power and I can’t wait !!!

  • Anonymous

    The video isn’t loading for me, I think it might’ve been taken down. Try this link instead http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfpiBF0yWVI

  • Srabon Hasan

    war can’t be a solution !   কখনো শান্তি আনতে পারে না !  we have to work together all Muslim , Christians and the rest for the human kind ! we need peace ..we want peace , no more killing …..  

    • zoney

      I notice you did not mention the Zionists, why is that, because they are the real evil of the world?

  • Srabon Hasan

    war can’t be a solution !   কখনো শান্তি আনতে পারে না !  we have to work together all Muslim , Christians and the rest for the human kind ! we need peace ..we want peace , no more killing …..  

  • David

    This is the greatest journal of the war ,which only could of been done by John .
    I highly  recommend this film  as a reflection on the  on our conscience  .

  • David

    This is the greatest journal of the war ,which only could of been done by John .
    I highly  recommend this film  as a reflection on the  on our conscience  .

  • Lori High Priestess

    Its not a copyright issue. That’s absurd. There are no copyright issues with any other film that John Pilger has made. I have seen some places where it says the film does not exist. If you live in the USA, and you can’t see a film for free, you can buy it right? Try buying this one, and you will find that you can’t. Someone is making a lot of effort to make sure that you don’t see this. But it should be the responsibility of every single American to see it. Its got to be the single most incriminating document ever made against the US gov and its failed policies in Iraq. Now that a tribunal has found George Bush guilty of war crimes, its even more critical that people do see this. Because its very obvious he is a war criminal seeing as he manufactured lies and used them to start the illegal invasion of Iraq. As far as I can tell, this film has been banned in the USA. Imagine that, a free and democratic society banning films..Whatever will they think of next?

  • Sir Randall of Stirling

    Whoever thought that it was best to have this documentary removed is thinking along the same lines as Stalin was after the seige of Leningrad. History has shown that it is not wise to hide the truth, especially from so many people who want to know and are eager to learn…like those who voiced their opinions below. When truth feeds bravery is when power brings right to those being wronged…like those who want to see this documentary…bring peace, bring it back…

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  • marialena

    http://www.56.com/u23/v_NTkxMjIwMjA.html This is a link where you can watch the whole documentary.Youtube removed it as well and apparently it has been “banned” from many other websites.People must see this.It makes me sick to my stomach seeing what we’ve become – or better yet realizing what we always were.What is wrong with this world?Do these people have any humanity or dignity left in them?People need to wake the f up and open their eyes…and their minds and speak up..do something.How can we allow this to happen?