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Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq By Dahr Jamail Amy Goodman,

  • Title: Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq
  • Author: Dahr Jamail Amy Goodman
  • ISBN: 9781931859479
  • Page: 451
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Dahr Jamail does us a great service, by taking us past the lies of our political leaders, past the cowardice of the mainstream press, into the streets, the homes, the lives of Iraqis living under US occupation If what he has seen could be conveyed to all Americans, this ugly war in Iraq would quickly come to an end A superb journalist Howard ZinnWe walk slowly under t Dahr Jamail does us a great service, by taking us past the lies of our political leaders, past the cowardice of the mainstream press, into the streets, the homes, the lives of Iraqis living under US occupation If what he has seen could be conveyed to all Americans, this ugly war in Iraq would quickly come to an end A superb journalist Howard ZinnWe walk slowly under the scorching sun along dusty rows of humble headstones She continues reading them aloud to me, Old man wearing jacket with dishdasha, near industrial center He has a key in his hand Many of the bodies were buried before they could be identified Tears welling up in my eyes she quietly reads, Man wearing red track suit She points to another row, Three women killed in car leaving city by American missile As the occupation of Iraq unravels, the demand for independent reporting is growing Since 2003, unembedded journalist Dahr Jamail has filed indispensable reports from Iraq that have made him this generation s chronicler of the unfolding disaster there In these collected dispatches, Jamail presents never before published details of the siege of Fallujah and examines the origins of the Iraqi insurgency.Dahr Jamail makes frequent visits to Iraq and has published his accounts in newspapers and magazines worldwide He has regularly appeared on Democracy Now , as well as the BBC, Pacifica Radio, and numerous other networks.
    Beyond the Green Zone Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq Dahr Jamail does us a great service by taking us past the lies of our political leaders past the cowardice of the mainstream press into the streets the homes the lives of Iraqis living under US o

    One thought on “Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq”

    1. It s time for American citizens to be confronted with the truth, with what is actually going on in Iraq Our media is controlled by corporate interests tied to executive interests and the only way to get the real story is from independent media outlets which are a under circulated and b underfunded.

    2. This book is incredibly important, because Dahr Jamail s work is important He went from being a mountain guide in Alaska to a real journalist doing the leg work in oh so dangerous Iraq that our corporate media shills won t do Mr Jamail s is a pretty amazing story It s a sad statement about our corporate media that you learn nothing of the real situation in Iraq, and the scope of the destruction we have wrought Instead the corporate media are busy serving as a bent pipe for official pronouncement [...]

    3. This is not a review but is based on an interview I had with the author It was originally published in the Georgia Straight newspaper.On a recent trip to Vancouver, American journalist Dahr Jamail recalled witnessing the horror of the war in Iraq that you seldom find in the media.In April 2004, Jamail was standing in a makeshift clinic in Fallujah It was crowded, conditions were filthy, and blood was everywhere The electricity was out, so sleep deprived doctors worked by flashlight Amid the floo [...]

    4. Beyond the Green Zone is a powerful, shocking, and meticulous account the US invasion of Iraq told from the perspective that has been largely neglected by US corporate media its victims The US military, in the wake of Vietnam, considered the media to be a great threat to its ability to wage offensive wars of counterinsurgency and occupation When the public is fully informed of the atrocities that quite naturally follow wars pitting modern armies against grass roots, popularly supported resistanc [...]

    5. Beyond the Green Zone is independent American journalist Dahr Jamail s recounting of his time in Iraq where he traveled on and off from November 2003 through February 2005 Instead of embedding himself with U.S or British troops, he visited the country independently Since many journalists got their information directly from military reports that were often skewed in U.S favor, he wanted to hear directly from Iraqi citizens In his writing, he foregoes giving a full account of the war, including th [...]

    6. Where do I even start when reviewing this book I can start by saying I found this book devastating I keep reading sections, and summarizing sections, to my husband, to the point of probably driving him crazy Me, Can you believe Really, you don t find that amazing Shocking Really, you don t This book is about, at the end of the day, what the US military has done in Iraq What is HAS done Not what the US mainstream media, through embedded reporters, report it has done But what it has actually done [...]

    7. Let me start this review by laying down the skinny I ve spent a considerable amount of time being an online editor for several websites that featured Dahr Jamail s articles, the main one being electroniciraq That site published the beginnings of the authors work as an independent freelance journalist in Iraq, who was, before the beginning of the war, a mountain rescue worker in Alaska who became fed up with the way information was coming out of Iraq So, I know the author, and that may make this [...]

    8. 50 of 55 people found the following review helpful First Rate Journalism, October 6, 2007 Dahr Jamail is one of the only unembedded journalists covering the U.S occupation of Iraq, and this is his published report Beyond the Green Zone is a harrowing account of a brutal occupation which refuses to be covered and discussed honestly in the corporate media Jamail has uncovered a record of war crimes and crimes against humanity that is difficult to stomach he has finally brought us the much needed p [...]

    9. I have a deep regard for Dahr Jamail and the brave reporting he has done As he said in his Afterword, if Americans knew about the suffering our government and military have inflicted and continue to inflict on the Iraqi people, the occupation would be over by now He exposes U.S war crimes from bombing hospitals to using banned chemical and incendiary weapons on civilians , the complicity of the media in selling the war and covering up its reality, and the repressive occupation that has stoked I [...]

    10. Deserves some full three stars out of three for the information presented Even though the book is organized chronologically, the book is very messy and offers most of the time a visual description of what the author is seeing That is in and by itself extraordinary, however it offers very little background information, and I feel that I didn t understand much on why anything happened Quite often the book is repetitive and I had the impression that I got it from the first 20 pages that it was bett [...]

    11. this book is what journalism should be about dahr jamail risked his life not only by going to iraq as an unembedded journalist, but by actually following the trails of dangerous leads in order to bring america the devastating truth about this insane war if the fourth estate had been doing its job, our citizenry would never have allowed this war to happen amy goodman wrote the forward she is both a published author and a big part of democracy now i listen to it on the radio which is independent j [...]

    12. Thank you, Dahr Jamail Thank you for placing yourself at risk in order to bear witness and write this book The backstory to the invasion of Iraq needs to be circulated and read in order to counter corporate media Jamail s book needs to be on the same shelf of war correspondents as Ernie Pyle, Martha Gelhorn, Michael Herr, Phil Caputo, Dexter Filkins, and Bernard Fall.Musing on these dispatches, I recall how the United States has used the Boston massacre as a rally cry at the beginning of the Ame [...]

    13. As far as a real and true account of what America s corporate media failed to report, this book was great On the otherhand the author failed to gain solid sources and the accounts seemed a bit non auhoritative I could appreciate how well the author embedded the reader into the atrocities that the Iraqi people suffered at the cost of free market globalization carried out by the US and other developed powers It would have been nice to see many detailed examples of US military responses to the atr [...]

    14. No book I ve ever read Ilan Pape s magisterial work on the foundation of Israel may be the only exception has filled me with anger Although some may scoff at the idea, or indeed yell demagogy as they genuflect to the powers that be I think Tony Blair, George Bush and all the architects of the criminal war in Iraq must be brought within the orbit of the law That s unless MLK s famous quote proves prescient The arc of the moral universe is long, but it always bends towards justice.

    15. This book is not very easy to read because the content challenges the very notions that one can sit quietly at home and read about whatever one chooses, and perhaps for that reason alone, it is worth your time Your investment is rewarded with a deep understanding of how complicit all Americans are in the disaster, devastation, torture, and slaying of over 655,000 Iraqis, than half of which are women and children, as well as the devastation of the country, economy, and so much humanity Jamail le [...]

    16. Jamail offers readers a gripping recount of the US invasion of Ir q, as told through the eyes of Ir qis themselves I remember picking up my own copy in my first semester studying journalism Years later, and the passages still resonate with me The honesty of his work the way he gathered stories and interviews to evoke a larger and often unwelcoming truth inspired me to continue with journalism Thank you for this, Dahir Jamail.

    17. I just caught on Book TV C Span 2 the end of an talk by Dahr Jamail, the author of this book, at a Unitarian Universalist church in San Diego His perspective on the differences between the reporting of conditions in Iraq and the actual conditions that he observed there is one well worth reading and sharing I definitely want to read this book

    18. I literally cannot imagine the would without this book It should be required reading for anyone with any opinions about the US s military posture and the Iraq War The mistakes we made in Fallujah will affect us for generations.

    19. Dahr Jamail is an independent journalist doing some of the most important work anyone can do telling the stories of Iraqis themselves and what this terrible war has done to their lives He tells the stories with facts, pathos and candor.

    20. Definetely a must read materjal for everyone who cares about liberty, democracy and modern day warfare and welle truth 100% quarenteed that after reading this book you think differently of the Iraqi people The contrast between mainstream media and the real situation is just not comperable.

    21. Iraq still facing the aftermath of the imposed war in the name of chemical weapons, not only the country is a wreck now, the entire region actually.

    22. very important book about this crazy wart easy to read, which is a good reason to read it pretty depressing actually

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