Scott Horton Interviews Robert Greenwald

Scott Horton, October 24, 2009

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Robert Greenwald, producer of the documentary Rethink Afghanistan, discusses the false premise used to justify the war in Afghanistan, the usefulness of breaking down war costs into broadly understandable terms, why war opponents need to speak out to their Congressional Representatives and the failure of the occupying forces in their mission (some would say) to liberate Afghan women.

MP3 here. (17:22)

Robert Greenwald is a producer, director and political activist. He is the founder and president of Brave New Films, a new media company that uses moving images to educate, influence, and empower viewers to take action around issues that matter. Greenwald’s Brave New Foundation is currently producing Rethink Afghanistan, a groundbreaking documentary being released online in real-time; the film features experts from Afghanistan, Pakistan and the U.S. discussing the United States’ flawed strategy in Afghanistan.

Under Greenwald’s direction, Brave New Films has produced a series of short political videos, including the Fox Attacks and Real McCain campaigns. One of the more notable Real McCain videos focused on McCain’s Mansions; after Brave New Films produced this video, McCain notoriously said he was not sure how many houses he owned and a media firestorm ensued. In total, Brave New Film’s short videos have been viewed over 45 million times in the past two years, inspired hundreds of thousands of people to take action and forced pressing issues into the mainstream media.

4 Responses to “Robert Greenwald”

  1. Robert Greenwald is one of my favorite documentary film makers out there. I know it sounds corny, but his film changed my life in a huge way. Prior to watching his movie: Iraq-the whole truth; I, like millions out there, didn't care much about the war in Iraq or the crimes committed by government. This movie left my jaw on the ground, unable to believe that "they" would intentionally lie to all of us to excuse starting a war.

    I spent the next several months staying up late into the night, researching and validating all of the contrary "intel" to be sure it was true -until I found the holy grail, PNAC. Since having this epiphany I have been on a tireless search for the truth and to expose the endless lies and crimes committed by government. So far, the most logical solution I can find seems to be- no government.

    http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=uncovered+t

    Thanks a million, Greenwald. Keep 'em coming.

  2. A group of 9 scientists, one of them Niels Harrit from the Uni of Copenhagen, have examined some of the dust from WTC for two years and concluded that 10-100 tons of nano-thermite was placed in the buildings. Niels Harrit was asked on Danish TV2 how it was possible to bring that much in unnoticed. Niels Harrit answered, "You have to put that question to head of security".

  3. One of the worst aspects of this one-sided war America is waging thousands of miles away from its shores is the extensive assassination of armed opposition members in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
    This butchery is happening under the absurd pretext that the mighty USA is still somehow at war in the destitute Afghanistan.
    Americans are targeting with impunity the Taleban in Afghanistan and Pakistan. And they are killing hundreds of civilian bystanders in the process.
    If anything deserves to be designated as cold-blooded and criminal on a massive scale; then this is precisely what Americans are doing in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
    United Nation General Assembly should press the Obama Administration to stop US forces from committing these acts of outright terrorism.

  4. The retired Malaysian PM (Dr. Mahathir) termed it "terrorising the terrorists". Guess who is the greater terrorist on the world stage?

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