No Al-Qaeda ever existed - BBC documentary: The Power of Nightmares

I’ve said it before and I’ll said it again a million times; this is the most important documentary that you’ll watch in your lifetime.

If you’re going to comment on the Middle East, terrorism and going to war, you should first learn about the topics that you’re commenting on. Here’s where you start; watch BBC’s The Power of Nightmares. It will explain where radical Islam and radical neo-politics in America all came from and why they supposedly plague the world today. It’s Three parts, each 1 hour, but hey, it’s better than looking like a fool

Part 2:

The Power of Nightmares Part 2- The Phantom Victory - by Adam Curtis from Michael Roe on Vimeo.

Part 3:

The Power of Nightmares Part 3- The Shadows in the Cave - by Adam Curtis from Michael Roe on Vimeo.

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self-ownership asked: If any sort of war violence in the Middle East is blamed on Bitcoin I'll fucking lose my shit.

I’m assuming you are talking about Senator Kirk’s dumbass comment? Or did I miss something?

I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if some terrorists own bitcoins. Just like some bankers own bitcoins as well as some McDonald’s workers and some politicians and some corporations. 

It’s really silly yet really effective when politicians vilify an object or process by pointing out that evil people use that object. Just goes to show you how stupid people are to believe and fear that object because of the connection. 

It’s like saying Range Rovers are evil because terrorist financiers drive them.

“Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the citizenry.” - Thomas Jefferson. 
No wonder politicians are telling you not to listen to people who call government tyrannical.
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“Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the citizenry.” - Thomas Jefferson.
No wonder politicians are telling you not to listen to people who call government tyrannical.

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This BBC documentary reveals and analyzes the fact that al-Qaeda does not exist.
There is no such thing as “al Qaeda”, there is no one on earth who calls himself a member of “al Qaeda”. “al Qaeda” is a term made up by the U.S. government to be applied to anyone killed during in the occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan. There is no formal organization. There is no secret terrorist network.

I remember reading a few years ago that al-Qaeda was in fact an invisible bogeyman fabricated by the U.S., but could never find much about it, so I disregarded it as conspiracy hearsay. A recent documentary special aired in the UK via the BBC goes into depth about it, however. This ten-minute video focuses on the parts regarding the truth behind al-Qaeda. It’s very important, so please watch it and please reblog it.

This documentary, which has aired globally and has even been screened at the Cannes Film Festival, has yet to air in the United States, of course. Writer/producer Adam Curtis had this to say in 2008:
“Something extraordinary has happened to American TV since September 11. A head of the leading networks who had better remain nameless said to me that there was no way they could show it. He said, ‘Who are you to say this?’ and then he added, ‘We would get slaughtered if we put this out.’ When I was in New York I took a DVD to the head of documentaries at HBO. I still haven’t heard from him.”

For more information about the documentary, read here. For more information on Jamal al-Fadl, the man who was paid to invent al-Qaeda, read here.

This is a clip from BBC’s The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of The Politics of Fear

I think this 3-part series is the most important documentary of our time. It’s a must watch. 

The series dissects how the liberal movement failed America and then gave way to the Chicago Neo-Cons to create a fear-based political regime in America while at the same time, a handful of extremists changed the face of Islam through the same fear-based extremism in the Middle East. 

Here’s a link to all three parts:

PART I - Baby It’s Cold Outside

PART II - The Phantom Victory

PART III - The Shadows In The Cave

I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again, if you want to comment on American and/or foreign politics and you haven’t watched this series, you’re missing out. 

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We cannot make every community around the country invulnerable to terrorist attacks by writing large checks from Washington, D.C.

-Sen. Tom Coburn, speaking about a new report sponsored by his office that found that a Homeland Security grant program to small cities was used to buy expensive and unnecessary gadgets in the name of fighting terrorism. Columbus, Ohio bought a $98,000 underwater robot to patrol local rivers and Peoria, Ariz. spent $90,000 on security cameras and car bomb barriers for a baseball spring training field. Read more at the Los Angelels Times. (via govtoversight)

I was going to say that this is some of the most stupidly spent money I’ve seen from the government, but then I remembered how much of an exaggeration that would be considering how stupidly they spend 90% of their money.

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Isn’t all money spent by government spent stupidly? No need to redundantly add the “stupid” part.

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thefreelioness:

The Power of Nightmares, Part I

Adam Curtis’ enlightening and frightening 2004 doc series from the BBC.This one gets into radical Islam and the American neocons.  These are more reasons to look deeper into our leadership and our policies, as citizens of the world.”

I really wish I had the patience to watch this.  Has anyone else?

I started watching this last night and I watched part 2 during my lunch break, watching part 3 now. 

This might be the best real history of America and our modern foreign policy that I have ever seen. If you want to talk about politics and be taken seriously, you need to know the information that is contained in this documentary. 

All in all, it’s just shy of 3 hours long, divided into 3 parts. Watch all of it, don’t cheap out.