Essay: America’s Invasion of Panama
What the Americans did during that the international community including the
U N did not support invasion but at the end of the day, they went ahead and caused so much suffering to people of Panama. When a country is at war with another the armed should face one but one another but in Panama so many innocent civilians including women and children where caught in the crossfire. Whole villages were bombed and they could burn for days on end without any help, only for the Americans to show up later and dig mass graves to bury the dead. The media on the other was of no much help to the people of Panama. It told so many lies to the world that all was well during the invasion to the extent that the much-needed help could not be delivered. For example, one is left wondering why bombing of whole slums did not make it on the front pages of some U S dailies like the New York Times or the Washington Post.
The film is a wake-up call to the respective governments to always strive to do what is right. If the Americans had done their research properly then they have had gone for the war. The makers of the film should have gone a step further and interview a few American soldiers who fought in the war as they would told their side of the story. The film is of good quality since it gives one an insight to what was happening on the ground