Left of Center: By Yukkione: Brazil Revisited
Brazil Revisited
Sunday, March 05, 2006
Time : 2:56 AM


Shades of Terry Gilliam's (of Monty Python fame) movie Brazil. In case you've never seen this incredible movie, it's about a fictional government that perpetrates terrorism on it's own population to perpetuate an eternal police state. The movie itself was born of the Irish Republican Army's bombings of English targets during the 70's and early 80's, but it shows much relevance in terms of current times. It's seems that there may be English SAS operations that may involve the terrorist like bombings of Iraqi civilian targets, and that the specter of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi is being evoked to support the continued bombing of Iraqi civialian areas. By many reports Abu Musab al-Zarqawi has been dead since the beginning of the war. Our presence in Iraq must be justified. Our continued harvesting of Iraqi resources depends on a continued occupation and control of Iraqi government and military. Civil war is that justification, as is the perception of a vast terrorist network operating there. This Story will tell you much more about these events.

Reposted from one of my early, and unseen postings.

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Comments for Brazil Revisited
i believe brazil is stil showing on cable 'on demand'

i agree with you. catch it if you can

Don't have to catch it. I own the Criterion extended version. Outstanding...

...but to the issue at hand, I don't buy it. A full-scale civil war, though I agree that it's coming, doesn't serve America or the neocon agenda. Rather than making it easier to extract Iraq's resources (secure their oil, for example) it makes it much harder as I believe that it will make governmental control impossible rather than a necessity. And a huge spike in the number of deaths would just further erode the neocons grip on the executive.

But in two months, we'll know one way or the other. I'm betting that the Kurds will break off and seal their borders in May.

You may be right Kvatch, but if the kurds do seperate that may be good for us. The kurds have been our pals from the start. THe big prblem with that though lies with Turkey. Still, why did those guys have that stuff?

As for Brazil.. DeNero gives a great kitchy performance.

Oh, btw, Timothy McVay used Buttle at one of his alieses, and no one in the media caught the reference.

I forgot about that movie. good stuff

Love your Galbraith quote. Ain't it the truth.

Full disclosure: I'm a raving Brazil fan.

Excellent movie...and yes the same thought crossed my mind about the strategic bombings.....I am hoping that is not the case- but who knows..I think Kvatch might indeed be right about the Kurds...they have been very very quiet....

Add the incidents of Brazil to the lessons of Orwell's 1984 and the practicality of the Nazi propaganda machine, and you've got the script for what's being done to us, the Iraqis, and the world.

Thanks for reminding me about Brazil. Good comparison.

Certainly nobody knows for sure what's going on over there. I don't think our government has a friggin' clue who's behind what. And ditto everyone else on 'Brazil'. The fabulous Terry Gilliam.

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