Australian journalist Michael Ware's experiences in Iraq during the 2003 war and after.
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Only the Dead is a war story unlike any ever seen. A story of what happens when one ordinary man, Time magazine war correspondent Michael Ware, transplanted into the Middle East by the reverberations of 9/11, butts into history. Ware handpicked and given a shattering video tape by the most feared, most hated terrorists on the planet to announce his arrival of the world stage sets out on an epic journey into the deepest recesses of the conflict as he seeks answers. Answers that he thinks will lead him to the Truth.

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Another load of 'bias' from the Western Propagandist Media.
7 May 2016 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

I watched this documentary knowing I'd be annoyed, frustrated, and kind of outraged at the outright biased view this would shine on the Iraqi war that, if you do your research, you'd know it was all about the oil, never about 9/11, as G.W Bush would have you believe. The Western media had a biased skewed view in their reporting of these wars (still do). They always would show the U.S and Allies in a 'good' light, made you "get on the side of the 'good' guys", never really showing you that over 250,000 Iraqi's were killed, some of them maybe 'deserving' (if that's at all possible at times), but most of them were civilians, kids, women, who did nothing but live in a country that the U.S wanted to invade purely for oil, under the guise that Saddam had Weapons of Mass Destruction, since proved to be a total lie (look it up). Since 2003, over 500,000 Iraqi's have been killed, still for the same reason, also under false pretenses, for 'Liberation'. What a load of rubbish. Of course a lot of people in the U.S, UK and other 'ally' countries will think this is a 'great true take' on what happened, well I implore you to actually research the truth. As we speak, it's happening again, this time in Syria, for the exact same reasons, under the exact same guise, that Assad is the 'bad guy', as was Gaddafi, all for the oil, it's that black and white. But the problem is, we allow the media to lie to us, we don't question them, as they're meant to tell us the 'truth', right? Wrong. That may have been the case some decades ago (although they still used propaganda then), but now, more so than ever, our so called 'Fourth Estate' is purely set up to manipulate our view of reality. When you see news about war reported on TV (especially in most Western countries), it will mainly only show images to rouse up support for the invasions, to show the governments justification to do what they do, to go to war in the name of 'freedom'. But you will find it's all about oil control, and to support the Military Industrial Complex, which President Eisenhower warned us all of. War is a business, as crass as that sounds, it's the truth. This film proves what I thought, and knew, about media manipulation, giving you a very one sided view of war, to justify, to make the naive people who wouldn't know any better, back the troops, back the unjust war, back their corrupt governments. The only reason I gave it a 2 out of 10, is because of the respect I have for the soldiers, as they're used as pawns in these wars, and most of them don't even know it, until it's too late, or they've finally seen how they've been treated by their governments on their return.

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