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Offline madras

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bbc 2 now "taxi to the darkside"
« on: Monday 8 October 2007, 11:28:24 PM »
first 5 mins is shocking,US  conduct in iraq prisons. US servicemen testimony aswell
Bullshitters misrepresent themselves to their audience not as liars do, that is, by deliberately making false claims about what is true. In fact, bullshit need not be untrue at all.

Rather, bullshitters seek to convey a certain impression of themselves without being concerned about whether anything at all is true. They quietly change the rules governing their end of the conversation so that claims about truth and falsity are irrelevant.

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Re: bbc 2 now "taxi to the darkside"
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 4 March 2008, 10:22:41 AM »
Missed this at the time....

Taxi to the Dark Side

Apart from Sicko, the Best Documentary category at this years academy awards was dominated by American made films about the 'troubles' in Iraq/Afghanistan (Michael Moore was already ahead of the curve on that one).  Taxi to the Dark Side took the award and you have to be impressed at oscars persistence in rewarding those that tear a new arsehole for the Bush Administration. 

Scathing, it shows that war crimes commited in Guantanamo, abu graib and Bagram which contravened the Geneva convention were comparable with nazi torture.  In particular that they were conceived at the highest levels of office and repeatedly acknowledged by top brass.  The difference being disciplinary action has been taken only against those at the lowest levels, against soldiers that carried out the vaguest of orders.  While George Bush and his cronies are guaranteed immunity from prosecution under laws signed and passed by themselves.

The film was made by the director of Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room and has a similar anger in the face of corruption & institutionalised criminality.  Well worthwatching.