Thursday, March 19, 2009

Iran as viewed by Independent Lens

Caught a show yesterday on Public Broadcasting's Independent Lens called ARUSI PERSIAN WEDDING I urge you to check your local listings for it.

The film documents a marriage between an Iranian man and an American woman. Maybe half the film covers the social aspects of the union, and the other part talks about the history of Western involvement with Iran.

Once again the colossal difference between what our "news" is telling us, and the truth, is laid out for all to see - if you'll just take the time to watch this show.

As it happens, there's also an article Loving Our Enemies, The People of Iran in today's commondreams, by John Dear on the subject of Iran. Merging his timeline of events with those in the show only sharpens the picture.


Speaking for what happens to soldiers sent to fight a war nobody (except the warmongers) believes it, Soldier suicides skyrocket and The Most Pervasive Combat Injury Among U.S. Soldiers is Invisible -- and the Pentagon Has Tried to Keep it That Way and Military Rape Reports Rise, Prosecution Still Low , and Our National Report Card on War by Olga Bonfiglio


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