When I tried to recover from the holidays last weekend, I watched a film from the 80s on DVD. It is set in Afghanistan during the Soviet-Afghan War. An american soldier fights together with the Afghanistan people against the evil Russians who are brutally murdering and torturing the poor people there.
While watching the film which is just a stupid action film - named 'Rambo III
', you've maybe guessed it - it constantly shows what military operations the Russians are doing to portray them as evil. Every time they do this, you'll notice that what they are showing there is EXACTLY what we are currently doing in Afghanistan. We, that's the U.S., Germany, United Kingdom, France, Austria and all the other ISAF nations
I've never seen something telling me more directly that we are the bad guys like this stupid action movie. And the funny part is that it was originally trying to do the opposite. It's a quite shocking experience. (Not that I ever thought the Afghanistan war is right. But it's still quite shocking)
Interesting note: The film ends with the words "This film is dedicated to the gallant people of Afghanistan".