By Patricia Keeton
No different cinematic style extra sharply illustrates the contradictions of yankee society - notions approximately social classification, politics, and socio-economic ideology - than the warfare movie. This ebook examines the most recent cycle of battle movies to bare how they mediate and negotiate the complexities of conflict, category, and a military-political venture mostly long past undesirable.
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I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902–1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic 30 A m e r ic a n Wa r C i n e m a a n d M e di a s i nc e V i e t n a m for the American sugar interests in 1916.
The conflict originated when, in response to a civil war and famine in that country resulting in as many as 300,000 deaths and a failed UN peacekeeping operation, President Clinton intervened and sent in the Rangers and Delta Forces to the rescue. The American military estimated that the battle between the elite American military forces and the Aidid militia resulted in 36 A m e r ic a n Wa r C i n e m a a n d M e di a s i nc e V i e t n a m between 1,500 and 3,000 Somali casualties. The movie graphically portrays how this happened.
How shameful for you, the high and mighty commander, to lead the sons of Achaea into bloody slaughter! Home we go in our ships! Abandon him here in Troy to wallow in all his prizes—he’ll see if the likes of us have propped him up or not (Homer 1990: lines 262–275). Thersites urges the men to take the marshal of armies at his word and abandon the cause in Troy. In any event, it is not the cause of the ordinary soldiers, though it may be that of the chieftains. ” Utterly chastised, Thersites disappears from Homer’s text, though his antiwar sentiments have never seemed anachronistic.