It’s mostly a historical thesis about where we are today based on the past. It’s of mixed political bias, including interviews with individuals both on the left on the right. The thesis the author is presenting, is that we are on the line between history and current events. The historical solutions to the problems we are facing, largely inherited as there are soon going to be leaders who weren’t alive when this all started, are going to lead us (the US/the West) to “self anhilation” and that we need to rethink a solution to this problem, which requires re-evaluating exactly what got us here.
It was the work of an Iranian woman whose father was associated with the Shah’s “regime” and he was executed after the revolution while she escaped to America with her family. This was the birth of Islamism, led to the Desert 1 tragedy and also the events in the film Argo.
It starts with an introduction on the Cold War by Milt Bearden, the CIA’s man on the ground during the proxy war between the US and Soviets in Afghanistan. He introduces the major threat to the US back then as the Soviets and throughout the film discusses his role in arming the resistance and also his thoughts on how to fix the problem it has created. Next comes the inverview with ZBig and how his policy of getting the Soviets to invade Afghanistan was implemented. We won this and it ended the Cold War, but also led to the rise of Jihadism and the polarization of the Muslim world i.e. some blowback and unintended consequences.
Next comes more good stuff, the BCCI scandals, Pakistani drug dealing, medieval Islamic societies ruled by corrupt governments and the West’s general method of owning them.
It eventually concludes that we ended the Cold War, which led globalization and the rise of the multinationals, who have lobbying power and the ability to sway policy in there favor, etc, etc. Some more “leftist” type thinking here and an interview with Chomsky, although the point remains is that there is now a profit motive to continue with the status quo.
Finally, it focuses on the media’s focus on Bin Laden, and how it actually created a “north star” for terrorists and motivated them more.
Milt Bearden’s quotes at 1:00:10 are specifically worth watching, that if this trend continues it becomes a fight against the birth rate of the Muslim population and “ain’t no white folks going to win that battle”
IMO, really worth the watch.