The Panama Deception
This film shows how the U.S. attacked Panama and killed 3 or 4 thousand people in an invasion that the rest of the world was against. (Sound familiar?) It won the Academy Award for best documentary.
The Panama Deception documents the untold story of the
December 1989 U.S. invasion of Panama; the events which led to it; the
excessive force used; the enormity of the death and destruction; and the
This film shows how the U.S. attacked Panama and killed 3 or 4 thousand people in an invasion that the rest of the world was against. (Sound familiar?)
The excuse given was to get the drug lord, General Noriega, who had been on the CIA's payroll for 20 years.
We see not only the devastation we did to poor cities in Panama, but also how our media was complicit in the way all of this was presented to the American public.
Some of the people featured in this video are,
Professors Michael Parenti, Peter Dale Scott, Jeff Cohen (executive director of Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting or FAIR), Mark Hertsguaard (journalist and author), Rear Admiral Eugene Carroll (Ret. U.S.N.), U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel of New Yourk, Sabina Virgo (national labor organizer) and various Panamanian human rights activists. (Actress) Elizabeth Montgomery narrates this excellent video.
Directed by Barbara Trent
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