To draw connections between wars of aggression and the destruction of our environment, this video is being shown as a benefit for Cascadia Summer. It's evermore important that we all recognize the connection between war, brutality at home, and destruction of the environment. Let us all remember that the system that is dropping bombs on families is the system that is waging war on working class people of the world is the same system that is using police brutality to shelter itself from the dissent of the people is the same system that is raping our forests. That system is capitalism. We are being attacked from all sides. Now, more than ever, we must be united in our struggles. Come learn what the system doesn't want you to know(while you still can).
Hidden Wars summary
On August 2, 1990 Saddam Hussein launched his troops against Kuwait, triggering the first major international crisis of the post-Soviet Union era. But, was this invasion a suprise in the first place? Were all diplomatic means really utilized to try to resolve the issue peacefully? Was there any threat from the part of Iraq against Saudi Arabia or any of the other Gulf states? Why wasn't Washington's rhetoric against Saddam ever matched by any real support to the Iraqi opposition groups? What purpose can the embargo over Iraq serve if it is not to weaken Saddam Hussein, a result it has evidently failed to achieve to this day? What is behind this mysterious "Gulf War Syndrome" that goes on affecting thousands of Gulf War veterans and local populations and more and more of them every day? A two-year investigation,"Hidden Wars of Desert Storm" brings answers to all of these questions based on documents never before seen on television and backed by interviews of such prominent personalities as Deset-Storm Commander General Norman Schwarzkopf, former Attorney General Ramsey Clark, former UN Iraq Program Director Dennis Halliday, former UNSCOM team-leader Scott Ritter and many others. A large selection of archival footage, moving images recently brought back from Iraq, an original sound-track scored by accalaimed composer Fritz Heede and narration by two-time British Academy Award winner, Actor John Hurt, all contribute to making "Hidden Wars of Desert Storm" fast-pased, informative, and emotionally impactful.