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The CIA and Hollywood episode 6 Charlie Wilson’s War

FULL DISCLOSURE: I am no longer associated with Sibel Edmond, or BoilingFrogs/Newsbud. I think she is a con-artist and a petty and vindictive individual. If you want to know more about why I broke off all ties with Sibel you can find out more here:

Sibel Edmonds is our final guest as we dissect this shambolic re-telling of the Soviet-Afghan War.  Much of this conversation is devoted to what the film leaves out, such as Charlie Wilson being a CIA asset, the origins of Operation Cyclone being older and much more important than one drunk congressman and his ultra-right wing Christian friend and of course the likes of Jalaluddin Haqqani, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar and Osama Bin Laden who are completely absent from the movie.  This was a no-holds-barred critique of this quite shameful piece of CIA propaganda, and all the more fun because of that.  

Download The CIA and Hollywood ep. 6

Show Notes:

Charlie Wilson’s War (2007)

The Making of Charlie Wilson’s War

Who was Charlie Wilson?

The True Story of Charlie Wilson’s War

George Crile

George Crile Obituary

Porkins on FLNWO #16 Charlie Wilson’s War

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I recently had the great pleasure of joining the one and only James Corbett again.  This time around James invited me for his podcast series Film, Literature, and the New World Order for a discussion of the film Charlie Wilson’s War.

From Corbett Report:

“How and why did the Afghan-Soviet war start? What was the CIA’s involvement in the affair? Who did they support and what were they aiming at? If you’re interested in the answers to these questions you won’t find them in 2007′s Hollywood drama, Charlie Wilson’s War, but you will hear them discussed on this podcast. Join us today for another edition of Film, Literature and the New World Order as Pearse Redmond of Porkin’s Policy Review  joins us to dissect the propaganda and predictive programming of this CIA-Afghan cover up movie.”

Download FLNWO episode 16

FLNWO #16 Show notes

 

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