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FRONTLINE / WORLD; Truth And Lies In Baghdad; Colombia: The Pipeline War

11/21/2002

INCLUDES ALL 2 SEGMENTS: IRAQ: TRUTH AND LIES IN BAGHDAD, COLUMBIA: PIPELINE WAR


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Series
FRONTLINE / WORLD
Program
Truth And Lies In Baghdad; Colombia: The Pipeline War
Program Number

103K1

Program Description

Truth And Lies In Baghdad - As the Bush administration attempts to build public support for military action against Saddam Hussein, FRONTLINE/WORLD journeys inside Iraq, where reporter Sam Kiley faces government intimidation and censorship as he investigates charges of brutal repression. Also featured: a report from the front lines of Colombia’s civil war, where an American owned pipeline is fueling the battle between the army, left-wing guerillas and right-wing paramilitary groups.

COLUMBIA: THE PIPELINE WAR A military helicopter rushes soldiers to a ruptured oil pipeline in northern Colombia. Rebels have bombed it once again. From the air, FRONTLINE/World reporter Saira Shah spots a black stain spreading into the green countryside. It's the latest battlefront in the prolonged agony of Colombia's civil war. General Carlos Lemus tells Shah that the 800–kilometer–long pipeline is a vulnerable target –– easy to spot and almost impossible to defend. Jointly owned by Colombia's state oil company and the Los Angeles–based Occidental Petroleum, the pipeline is attacked routinely by leftist guerrillas. "Colombian reserves may not be huge," observes Shah, "but as the Middle East becomes more unstable, the United States is desperate for oil on its doorstep." President Bush has just ordered U.S. Special Forces to go to Colombia to train the Colombian army to defend the pipeline.

Duration

00:56:46

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

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Chicago: “FRONTLINE / WORLD; Truth And Lies In Baghdad; Colombia: The Pipeline War,” 11/21/2002, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 3, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_EE4463FCA13B45A9A65FCDC979CCC7E0.
MLA: “FRONTLINE / WORLD; Truth And Lies In Baghdad; Colombia: The Pipeline War.” 11/21/2002. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 3, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_EE4463FCA13B45A9A65FCDC979CCC7E0>.
APA: FRONTLINE / WORLD; Truth And Lies In Baghdad; Colombia: The Pipeline War. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_EE4463FCA13B45A9A65FCDC979CCC7E0
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