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On Company Business (1980)

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15 April 1980 (USA)  »

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Inside the CIA: On Company Business  »

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A truthful look at how the world is run
2 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I hope that, someday, this powerful documentary gets on DVD. I bought the 3-part VHS set many years ago, and recently transfered it to DVD as the tapes were falling apart.

Naturally, the sound and image quality is not very good, so I'd love to buy a "real" DVD.

Though it deals with political issues from the 1980's it is particularly relevant in these dangerous times.

The interviewees range from former CIA Ops, mercenaries, and congressmen.

The Congressional hearings are disturbing. The arrogant Richard Helms (former CIA director) is so blatant in his disrespect for the power of Congress it tells you that he will do exactly what he wants when he wants, no matter what the laws of the land are. (sound familiar?) Former CIA director William Colby is unintentionally hilarious during an interview. All he says is "I don't know" no matter what he is asked.

However, this is not a "talking heads" documentary. The archival film used includes amazing footage of the Iran revolution against the Sha, and the bombing of the Chilean presidential palace during Allende's assassination.

A must see.


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