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National Geographic - Inside Shock and Awe
National Geographic - Inside Shock and Awe
Genres: Television, Educational, Documentary, Military & War
NR     2005     0hr 52min

Studio: Warner Home Video Release Date: 07/19/2005 Run time: 52 minutes


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Genres: Television, Educational, Documentary, Military & War
Sub-Genres: Television, Educational, Iraq War, Military & War
Studio: Nat'l Geographic Vid
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 03/29/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 0hr 52min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Excellent National Geographic Documentary! One of their very
lawfamily | USA | 12/27/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The other reviewer clearly has not watched the DVD. Probably one of those Know-Nothing,Pro-: Rape-Room/Beheading/Stoning2Death/Limb-Severing/MassGrave-Filling/Kurd-Gassing/UN-Corrupting Saddam Hussein Regime, Anti-American, Anti-U.S. Military activists, who would prefer that you think of them as "peace" or "anti-war" activists. What the "Shock and Awe" DVD shows us is the amazing and humbling power and precision of America's armed forces. The Republican Palace is hit time and time again, pounded over and over again in stunning displays of American firepower. Yet once all is said and done, it is clear that the bombings were so accurate, so precise, that the building was absolutely gutted inside, but from the outside, it simply looks like they had a fire; just a bit of blackened stone by the windows. Nothing outside is disturbed to any degree. A rabid chipmunk would have been far more dangerous to innocent Iraqi civilians than American bombers.

Not only are the bombs themselves, the delivery systems, and the war planning involved all designed to MINIMIZE innocent civlilian casualties, but in fact, according to the best information available to the United States of America, the entire war from 2003 to this moment has only cost approximately 30,000 TOTAL IRAQI CASUALTIES. This includes many groups of human casualties, from regular ba'athist army units, Republican Guart units, insurgents, and domestic Iraqi terrorists to innocent civilians. Considering how amazingly precise and efficient the U.S. Military is, the vast majority of those deaths and injuries consist of those who were fighting against the amazing American Military machine. Ten to twenty thousand Saddam-era Iraqi troops were killed in the initial combat stages. Several thousand have been killed fighting against American and new Iraqi forces, and I would imagine the vast majority of innocent civilians were put in harm's way purposely by pro-Saddam Ba'athist insurgents, terrorists, and religious militias. Very few innocent civilians have actually been killed by American forces.

The display of firepower contained herein is second to none. If you ever wished you had some of the amazing footage from the Shock and Awe, along with a lengthy discussion about the planning and the campaign in general, with many interviews and an obviously large amount of research, then this DVD is for you. Enjoy!"
Shock And Awe
Joseph W. Alves | Miramar, Florida | 07/24/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This film was awesome. Great footage of what lead to Shock And Awe, what happened during Shock And Awe, and the after effects of Shock And Awe.
They take you inside buildings that are standing and look perfectly fine only to see the insides completely gutted. This shows the amazing precision of the USA's military."