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Iraq [electronic resource]: Agony of a Nation

DOC & Co
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
What, if anything, has American military power achieved in Iraq? What are the origins of the fractured nation's sectarian warfare? Are Iraqi security forces more dangerous than Islamist insurgents? This documentary features reports that U.S. and Iraqi government forces can be linked to the country's most dire security problems. Featuring interviews with high-ranking officials in the Interior Ministry and police chiefs in Mosul and Baghdad, the program investigates the actions of the so-called Wolf brigades, a U.S.-supported Shiite military group that participated in a number of anti-Sunni offensives and reportedly committed torture and other atrocities. The program also deals with other renegade militias, some trained by the same American operatives who allegedly created the Salvadoran death squads of the 1980s.
Release Date
2007
Run Time
54 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Rating
12 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Oct. 24, 2007.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Agony of a nation
Contents
  • Saddam Hussein's Execution and Violence in Iraq (2:02)
  • Kurds Versus Sunnis: Iraqi Violence in Mosul (2:40)
  • Kurdish Refugees Leave Mosul (2:53)
  • Mosul's Police at Work (3:57)
  • Sunni Prisoners in a Mosul Jail (4:00)
  • Crimes of the Wolf Brigade in Mosul (4:31)
  • Insurgents Infiltrate Iraqi Police Forces (3:33)
  • Armed Militias in Baghdad (1:26)
  • Al Qaeda in Iraq (2:08)
  • Dangers in the Streets of Baghdad (2:26)
  • Kidnappers Target Iraqi Doctors (3:15)
  • A Mass Kidnapping in Baghdad (8:13)
  • The Salvador Option: American Trained Death Squads in Iraq (6:31)
  • Americans Encourage an Iraqi Militia (2:05)
  • Sectarian Violence in Iraq: A Problem Without a Solution? (1:36)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2007], c2007.
Publisher no.
37621 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (54 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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