Netflix has released a brilliant series that does an excellent job explaining the disastrous US war in Afghanistan. The series is clearly bias. It was edited in such a way that moves the viewer to the conclusion that this war was an expensive and deadly waste before it began. However, the series editors gave war apologists plenty of opportunities to weigh in. What the viewer saw in the interviews with war apologists was tunnel vision, confusion, and no clear path to victory.
According to a statement from Netflix:
“Modern history can be divided into two time frames: before 9/11 and after 9/11. This five-part docuseries from director Brian Knappenberger is a cohesive chronicle of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the U.S., offering illuminating perspectives and personal stories of how the catastrophic events of that day changed the course of the nation. From the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979 to the country’s breathtaking collapse back into the hands of the Taliban just weeks before the twentieth anniversary of the attacks, history continues to be made.”
When one watches this series, it becomes no surprise that the Afghan army, which had ten times as many troops as the Taliban, was wiped out in only a couple of weeks. It should be highly suspicious to anyone that the US leadership was surprised by what happened with the Afghan evacuation.
The wide range of guests, the powerful stories, the obvious disconnect between what was happening in the world and the fantasy thinking of policy makers in DC, makes this a very important series
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“The September 11, 2001 attacks changed the world in ways that have taken decades to understand. Twenty years later, following the longest war in American history and Afghanistan once again in Taliban control, TURNING POINT: 9/11 AND THE WAR ON TERROR answers the questions: Who attacked the U.S. and why? What breakdowns in intelligence allowed it to happen? How did decisions at the highest levels of three administrations in the war on terror bring us to this moment? The series features a wide range of interviewees including officials from multiple U.S. presidential administrations, former CIA members, and U.S. military veterans as well as Afghanistan National Army soldiers, Taliban commanders, members of the Afghan government, Afghan warlords, and Afghan civilians – many who had never spoken on camera before. It also spotlights the voices of survivors of the attacks themselves. The 5-part docuseries is a vital and illuminating chronicle of the 9/11 attacks and how those events changed the course of history.”