by Robert Wenzel Economic Policy Journal
Recently by Robert Wenzel: The Killers Among Us
Just yesterday, I became aware of a documentary on the 1989 US invasion of Panama. Although I had some familiarity with the details of the invasion, it all came from MSM. I had no idea that the invasion resulted in thousands of Panamanian civilians killed by US forces.
The documentary is strong in not only providing details of the invasion and what went down, but it is also strong in detailing how the military kept the press away and how back home, Dan Rather, Tom Brokaw and Peter Jennings erroneously reported Panamanian casualties in the 50 to 250 range.
Once you see this documentary (produced in 1992), your mind will quickly turn to more recent US military actions and you will wonder what we are not being told about them.
Reprinted with permission from Economic Policy Journal.