Dirty Wars became one of the most talks about documentary films that gave the ugly truth about the U.S. wars against the countries that were related with the terrorist attacks which started in the U.S on 2001 that was famous as September 11 attacks or 9/11 attacks. Jeremy Scahill is the man who wrote the book which then being made as the movie.
His Early life
Jeremy Scahill was born on 18 October 1974. He was born in Chicago and was raised in Wisconsin. He decided to quit studying in the college and did few works in homeless shelters on the East Coast. His first career was an intern in the news program called ôDemocracy Now!ö in the Pacifica Radio.
In 1998, he travelled to Iraq and reported about the war and the impact of the war on the Iraq economy. When he worked as the journalist of The Nation magazine, he travelled to some countries that were being attacked by the U.S Military due to the War on Terror such as Afghanistan, Yemen and Somalia
The Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield Book
The book was published on April 23, 2013, by Nation Books. The book tells about the surprising facts about how President Obama continues the former president BushÆs doctrine about the War on Terror and. Obama was believed to give the order of drone strikes.
The Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) was being praised as the national hero after the death of Osama Bin Laden continued to do their secret operations and killed suspected terrorists and one of them that was being mentioned by Scahill was Anwar al-Awlaki and his 16 years old son Abdulrahman Anwar al-Awkali who were U.S citizens. They were killed because of the drone strikes.
The Dirty Wars Film
Later the book was made into the documentary film which was directed by Richard Rowley. Jeremy Scahill wrote the screenplay with David Riker. Scahill travelled to Afghanistan in 2010 with Richard Rowley. They came to investigate the case of JSOCÆs secret operations in Afghanistan. The travelling continued to other countries such as Yemen and Somalia. This film was being produced and narrated by Scahill.
The premiere of this film was on January 2013 during Sundance Film Festival and later was released on June 2013 in Washington DC, New York City and Los Angeles theatres. The film was being nominated in 2014 academy awards and being praised positively by several movie critics thanks to Jeremy Scahill who gave the viewers the dark side of the war.