Event Title

Terrorism, Propaganda & U.S. Mideast Policy

Speaker

David Barsamian

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Description

Large parts of the Middle East today are engulfed in violence. Why? What historical factors shape the current conflicts? Iraq for example is a country in chaos and the U.S. has been intervening in Iraq non-stop for decades. What has it produced? Actual U.S. policy in the Middle East is buried in a blizzard of propaganda about democracy and human rights while in practice Washington backs feudal and repressive regimes like Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain and the Emirates as well as dictatorships like Egypt. Justification for U.S. military bases, invasions and occupations are cloaked in the garb of altruism and noble intent. Is that the way of imperial powers? When does the media question Washington's self-professed motives? While most people are ignorant about what is going on, it doesn't have to be that way.

About the Lecturer: David Barsamian, founder and director of Alternative Radio

Document Type

Event

Start Date

13-5-2015 12:00 PM

End Date

13-5-2015 1:15 PM

Location

Fairhaven College Auditorium

Resource Type

Moving image

Title of Series

World Issues Forum

Genre/Form

lectures

Contributing Repository

Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies

Keywords

Middle East, Imperial powers, Iraq, U.S. policy

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Language

English

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May 13th, 12:00 PM May 13th, 1:15 PM

Terrorism, Propaganda & U.S. Mideast Policy

Fairhaven College Auditorium

Large parts of the Middle East today are engulfed in violence. Why? What historical factors shape the current conflicts? Iraq for example is a country in chaos and the U.S. has been intervening in Iraq non-stop for decades. What has it produced? Actual U.S. policy in the Middle East is buried in a blizzard of propaganda about democracy and human rights while in practice Washington backs feudal and repressive regimes like Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain and the Emirates as well as dictatorships like Egypt. Justification for U.S. military bases, invasions and occupations are cloaked in the garb of altruism and noble intent. Is that the way of imperial powers? When does the media question Washington's self-professed motives? While most people are ignorant about what is going on, it doesn't have to be that way.

About the Lecturer: David Barsamian, founder and director of Alternative Radio