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2.71

Awesome: 38.24%
Worth A Look: 5.88%
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Pretty Bad: 0%
Total Crap55.88%

2 reviews, 22 user ratings


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Buried in the Sand- The Deception of America
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by Charles Tatum

"Faces of Death"
1 stars

Finally! A film that combats the liberal view that we should not be in Iraq! A film that argues how Iraq is better off today thanks to the removal of Saddam Hussein! Oh, wait, this is not that film.

An anchorman-type named Mark Taylor (the credits are full of initials and pseudonyms, so I am not sure if Taylor is his real name) introduces shocking video clips of torture carried out by the Iraqi government under Saddam Hussein's tyrannical rule. The viewer is treated to mutilations and public punishments based on radical interpretations of Islamic law. The video is real and disturbing. Then, the film makers quote the liberal trio of Ted Kennedy, Hillary Clinton, and John Kerry, all voicing their opinions that we should be in Iraq.

Then the video lost me. We get an assault by an Apache helicopter on Iraqis who are hiding weapons. Ted Kennedy's quote about Abu Ghraib being reopened for torture under new management after the idiotic actions of those National Guard soldiers is displayed (never mind that Saddam Hussein executed an astonishing 30,000 people at Abu Ghraib during his rule, a number George W. Bush could never touch while he was governor of capital punishing Texas).

The film makers continue to dwell on "Faces of Death"-type footage to make their point. The gore and violence is never put into any context, making one wonder where it all came from. One public beheading is credited to Saudi Arabia, negating the film's ambition to show us the torture of the former regimes of Iraq and Afghanistan.

Then the video makers finally cross the line, sealing this reviewer's negative review. The recent beheadings of American hostages in Iraq are shown without edits. I was washed over with a wave of nausea, not patriotism as these people screamed for their lives as cowardly terrorists slit their throats and removed their heads. This grimmest of footage is not here to educate, it is here to appeal to the lowest common denominator of humanity. The film makers want to sell discs and make money, and here is some shocking footage to move sales.

"Buried in the Sand- The Deception of America" is not worth your time or effort, and is certainly not even in the same league as other political documentaries out there. America is being deceived, but the people who are peddling this collection of snuff films under the banner of education and democracy are the ones doing the deceiving. Simply repulsive.

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originally posted: 10/05/04 04:09:05
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User Comments

8/20/09 Adam M Wow it seems the review above was simply too intelligent for most of you folks. 1 stars
9/06/06 jess its a wonder why we don't level the country to prevent future problems 4 stars
5/15/06 Ellie conservative propaganda 1 stars
6/13/05 Rick aka KittyWhopperDrvr I'd love to see Micharl Moore face to face with Saddam 5 stars
4/11/05 Graham Hello, I have "no truth". This is why I dislike cheap hypocritical snuff movies. 1 stars
2/11/05 Daveman Yeah, because George Bush *hates* religious fanaticism. 1 stars
12/09/04 John Cocchiola Documents the torture of brutal governments and religious fanatics. Watch it if you can. 5 stars
11/27/04 Greg Strope True Evil Uncoved 5 stars
11/26/04 Houston Peterson Good Movie 5 stars
11/22/04 Sylvia Askin, M.D. another documentary to counteract the M. Moor's & the Left. 5 stars
11/22/04 Gene Stone Cahrles Tatum probably liked Fahrinheit 9-11. A typical writer with no truth. 5 stars
11/19/04 john why did we wait 12 years to help those people? 5 stars
11/19/04 Rachel Rose gruesome but TRUE so be tough & watch it! Know your enemy! 5 stars
11/18/04 Flagwaver Great. True to the Bone! 5 stars
11/18/04 Dorothy Pujalte About time we heard the truth!! 5 stars
11/15/04 Craig The antidote to CBS 4 stars
11/15/04 WakJob Cocksucers unite ! Movie blows the big one ! 5 stars
11/13/04 Pook Complete garbage, intended to show 'our evil enemies'... rubbish. 1 stars
11/03/04 Ryan Porter Great Informational Movie 5 stars
10/13/04 abdul musa 5 stars
10/09/04 Em idiotic piece of crap 1 stars
10/05/04 tatum No, thanks 1 stars
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  21-Sep-2004 (NR)
  DVD: 21-Sep-2004

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Directed by
  Rob Cartee

Written by
  F. John

Cast
  Mark Taylor



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