No decision I have ever made in politics has been as divisive as the decision to go to war to in Iraq. It remains deeply divisive today. I know a large part of the public want to move on.
For episode 2, click here. To watch this revealing documentary online, click here. Originally aired on BBC 2, 3 November9 pm. Written and Produced by Adam Curtis. Corrections from those with better hearing, audio equipment, or sensitivity to Arabic accents are welcome.
In the past, politicians promised to create a better world.
They had different ways of achieving this. But their power and authority came from the optimistic visions they offered to their people. And today, people have lost faith in ideologies. Increasingly, politicians are seen simply as managers of public life. But now, they have discovered a new role that restores their power and authority.
Instead of delivering dreams, politicians now promise to protect us from nightmares. They say that they will rescue us from dreadful dangers that we cannot see and do not understand. And the greatest danger of all is international terrorism. A powerful and sinister network, with sleeper cells in countries across the world.
A threat that needs to be fought by a war on terror. But much of this threat is a fantasy, which has been exaggerated and distorted by politicians. It's a dark illusion that has spread unquestioned through governments around the world, the security services, and the international media.
This is a series of films about how and why that fantasy was created, and who it benefits. At the heart of the story are two groups: Last week's episode ended in the late '90s with both groups marginalized and out of power. But with the attacks of September 11th, the fates of both dramatically changed.
The Islamists, after their moment of triumph, were virtually destroyed within months, while the neoconservatives took power in Washington. But then, the neoconservatives began to reconstruct the Islamists.Bilderberg Conferences The Bilderberg Group.
Basic reference page on arguably the world's most powerful clandestine club.
Prince Bernhard of The Netherlands - the 'father' of the Bilderberg - his Nazi background and activities surrounding his resignation over the Lockheed bribery scandal.
– Tony Blair Younger Years Tony Blair, former prime minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, was born Anthony Charles Lynton Blair on May 6, , in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Despite being born in Scotland, Blair spent the better part of his childhood in Durham, England, where he attended the Chorister School. Tony Blair says the UK is "at war with terrorism", but a senior minister warns against military action which would harm Afghan civilians.
The rants and lies of the sadistic enemy butcher Mohammad Sidique Khan. Killer of innocents for a being called "Allah", which he believes exists. "We are at war and I am a soldier", says this vile coward who targets civilians.
See copy and transcript. How all true Brits feel about "British" jihadis. Pyramid Lake is Dying Video still An investigation into the lamentable state of a paiute reservation in the Nevada desert. Tony Blair overstated the threat posed by Saddam Hussein, sent ill-prepared troops into battle and had "wholly inadequate" plans for the aftermath, the UK's Iraq War inquiry has said.