Review (DVD): Inside Job

6 Star Top 10%, America (Founders, Current Situation), Banks, Fed, Money, & Concentrated Wealth, Capitalism (Good & Bad), Congress (Failure, Reform), Crime (Corporate), Crime (Government), Culture, Research, Economics, Executive (Partisan Failure, Reform), Impeachment & Treason, Justice (Failure, Reform), Politics, Power (Pathologies & Utilization), Reviews (DVD Only), Secrecy & Politics of Secrecy, Threats (Emerging & Perennial), Voices Lost (Indigenous, Gender, Poor, Marginalized)
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Matt Damon (Narrator)

5.0 out of 5 stars 6+ Truth Not Reaching Most Americans

February 28, 2011

AFTERTHOUGHT: What Wall Street greed did to the economy with the aid of its corrupt US Government enablers, the US Government did to US society and to global stability, spending trillions a year on the wrong things for the wrong reasons. See my chapter on “Paradigms of Failure” in the book (both here at Amazon and free online) ELECTION 2008: Lipstick on the Pig.

The other reviews are very good and I strongly recommend that whether or not you buy or rent the DVD (or watch it in a hotel as I have just done), that you read all the reviews, especially those that provide summary detail.

For myself, this movie is most extraordinary for the manner in which it pieces together the story to include very compelling interviews with many of the culprits including professors of economics who themselves were corrupted. Those who declined to be interviewed, including Laura Tyson, Paulson, Geithner, Greenspan, Summers, and a few others, are the worst of the culprits.

Compellingly–and consistent with all my reading on the two-party tyranny and the corruption of the US Government–the film is especially strong in showing with absolute clarity that the Obama Administration has been, if anything, more of a Wall Street front than any prior administration. “Nobody’s gone to jail.” Worse, there have been no serious investigations. The US Government is NOT representing the public interest.

My focus with this review is to point to ten books that I have reviewed in summary form:

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Review (DVD): Green Zone (2010)

9-11 Truth Books & DVDs, Intelligence (Government/Secret), Iraq, Military & Pentagon Power, Reviews (DVD Only), Threats (Emerging & Perennial), War & Face of Battle
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5.0 out of 5 stars Captures the Essence, Leaves Out a Lot, April 26, 2010

Matt Damon

I have mixed feelings about the movie, having read and reviewed most of the books on Dick Cheney’s treason and our going into Iraq on the basis of 935 lies to the public and the United Nations, but on reflection it captures the essence:

1) The intelligence given to one and all was false

2) CIA was not at fault–CIA (not George “Slam Dunk” Tenet, himself guilty of treason)–got it right right from both the defector son in law and the line crossers that Charlie Allen demanded: kept the cook-books, disposed of all stocks, bluffing for regional power sake.

3) Bremer was a world-class idiot in disbanding the army and ending the Baath Party

4) DIA played along–the current US military leadership has lost all of its integrity (and Panetta is not much better than Tenet was, which really surprised me)–and was all too willing to kiss up while kicking down.

There is so much left out of this (Dick Cheney, Paul Wolfowitz, Ahmed Chaliba Iranian agent of influence) that I was tempted to go with four stars but had to go with five–for what it set out to do, this movie is spectacular.

See all my non-fiction book reviews on Iraq via Phi Beta Iota, the Public Intelligence Blog.

If you like this movie, I also recommend all the 9-11 Truth Movement DVDs. What our government does in our name is nothing short of treason and a betrayal of the public trust.

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Worth A Look: Matt Damon Pumps Water.org

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Matt Damon
Matt Damon

Speaking at the Clinton Global Initiative Conference, Matt Damon announced:

Water.org commits to bringing safe dinking water and sanitation to a minimum of 50,000 people in Haiti overthe next three years. It will enhance awareness of good hygiene practices among local communities, and focus on integrating sustainable water resources management into community practices.  Water.org co-founders Matt Damon and Gary White joined Presdent Clinton on-stage to announce the commitment.

Water.org
Water.org

View their website by clicking on the photograph of a well being dug in Ethiopia.