Synopsis by Mark Deming
While political turmoil in the Middle East has long been a matter of great concern for Americans, few people understand the long history of conflict and political and economic gamesmanship between the West and the Middle East. Hidden Wars in the Middle East is a documentary which attempts to explain the past and clarify the present of this complex and often stormy relationship. The film includes interviews with: Norman Schwarzkopf, commander of U.S. military operations during Operation Desert Storm; Dennis Halliday, former director of the United Nations' Iraq Program; Ramsey Clark, former Attorney General of the United States; and Scott Ritter, a one-time team leader for UNSCOM. John Hurt narrates.
crisis, Desert-Storm, foreign-policy, Middle-East, oil-industry, political-unrest, war