The Panama Deception

92 minutes 9.0/10

The Panama Deception documents the untold story of the December 1989 U.S. invasion of Panama; the events which led to it; the excessive force used; the enormity of the death and destruction; and the devastating aftermath. The Panama Deception uncovers the real reasons for this internationally condemned attack, presenting a view of the invasion which widely differs from that portrayed by the U.S. media and exposes how the U.S. government and the mainstream media suppressed information about this foreign policy disaster.

The Panama Deception includes never before seen footage of the invasion and its aftermath, as well as interviews with both invasion proponents like Gen. Maxwell Thurman, Panamanian President Endara and Pentagon spokesperson Pete Williams, and opponents like U.S. Representative Charles Rangel (D-NY.), Panamanian human rights workers Olga Mejia and Isabel Corro and former Panamanian diplomat Humberto Brown. Network news clips and media critics contribute to a staggering analysis of media control and self censorship relevant to any news coverage today, particularly during times of war.

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  • AJ

    America is Doomed. America will regret all the suffering and pain it is causing innocent people in Iraq, Panama, Afghanistan…etc
    I hate The American Government!!!

  • natts

    This film is BS and very anti American … There are so many untruths I wouldn’t know where to start ….

    • Cam

      America has a history of doing this kind of thing and so (as an American myself) I’m inclined to disagree with you.

    • SeanQ38

      When I heard the Panamanian civilian say we used laser weapons that cut people in half and cars clean in half I knew this was a bias anti American video. Even worse was the weapon we used that fired poison darts that made people bleed out. I mean come on.

  • Nerdzilla

    Very biased and strongly influenced by ideology.
    A documentary shouldnt be militarist OR pacifist propaganda.

    • darthangel

      Could you even make an attempt at evidence or is that just too much trouble?

  • natts

    The film does great disservice to the Panamanian and American people who gave there lives to free this country from a brutal drug dealing dictator … The far left ideology displayed in this documentary is sickening, and should be exposed for what it is. Lies

    • Paul

      America’s history is one of intervention, genocide, invasion, and occupation in support of the capitalist class. Panama is merely one example of this. The lives of ordinary people don’t matter to America’s power elite, except when they can be used for propaganda purposes. When the truth is told, then the willfully ignorant call documentaries like this biased. The great disservice is done to ordinary people in countries like Panama by the ilk of George Bush or other warmongers.

    • steve

      We the united states freed panama!!!!! Give me a break, the only thing we did there is take control of the panama canal, be stole it right under the noises of the panama peopke..I guess you are a believer that a gecko can sell insurence too !!! America is brain washed….

  • Malfeor

    I’m not sure how accurate this documentary is; I will definitely look into it for myself.
    However, the fact that something is “Anti-American” or “Un-American” does not, by itself, mean that it is not worthy of consideration. I am American, but given the stark choice between “Anti-American” and “Anti-Truth”, I will reluctantly choose “Anti-American”.
    Having said that, I’m neither dismissing or accepting this doc at face value. Always verify.

  • Kate G.

    Sad that the TRUTH is un- American open your eyes…

  • SeanQ38

    To hear in this doc how American boys who were raised on farms and in suburbs were to supposedly dragged civilians out of cars and lined them up and riddled their bodies with bullets. Ran people over with tanks. Its too much. Not to mention civilians say we used laser weapons that cut cars in half. Also weapons that fired poison darts that caused massive bleeding. Its too much Anti American propaganda. I’ll admit to much force was used in urban areas and many died because of it but to say all these atrocities committed by kids who have never even seen a dead body is ridiculous.

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