Turning Point: 9/11 and the War on Terror

Turning Point: 9/11 and the War on Terror ★★★★

This is possibly the most exhaustive documentary that I've ever watched on the subject of 9/11 and the aftermath which reshaped the world. Everything is here, 300 minutes where every facet of the eventual War on Terror is picked over. From back when the Soviets were in Afghanistan to the US Military that went into Saudi Arabia back in 1990, this looks at the bigger picture of why the attacks happened, who was responsible, and how many opportunities were missed to stop them. It has personal stories of bravery, of loss, of grief, of heroism, and some of the footage here doesn't shy away from some horrific images that were too graphic for television at the time. It's a documentary that should be used to educate, and before someone debunks the myth that only Al Qaeda crossed the line, there's an honesty here that shows that America's Foreign Policy had damaged its reputation long before their treatment of "detainees" at Guantanamo Bay made a mockery of International Human Rights Laws. History is where the secret to this conflict lies, 9/11 wasn't where it started, it was simply where it began to touch everyone, both at home and abroad, and the five different episodes in this Netflix series caters to that pretty well. It's a documentary that will push buttons, nobody can escape that, but something that hopefully we can learn from both as a society and as human beings.

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