Turning Point: 9/11 and the War on Terror review – a prolonged history of modern day warfare

September 2, 2021
Abirbhab Maitra 0
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Netflix documentary series Turning Point: 9/11 and the War on Terror


The documentary series focuses on the actions taken by the US before and after 9/11 from politics, the aftermath, and the future in 5 different chapters.

Netflix documentary series Turning Point: 9/11 and the War on Terror was released on the streaming service on September 1, 2021. 

It has been almost 20 years since the September 11 attacks in 2001. On the verge of the anniversary of one the deadliest terrorist attacks in the world, especially on American soil, Netflix brings a new docu-series with Turning Point: 9/11 and the War on Terror. The five part documentary series focuses on the prolonged history of the terrible incident, the whole geopolitics and the goods, bads and uglies of the aftermath.

Starting with the incident of 9/11, this series takes us back to the past to the time of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan to the Gulf Wars to give us the clear image of how this kind of rebel and terrorist organization was born and why they harbor such hatred towards Americans. But it is just the prelude to what is going to happen in future. This is all before 9/11 and is just the beginning.

Then comes the aftermath, which is deadlier than before. Slowly it unravels the intelligence failures, the authorization of use force unlimitedly, and the use of surveillance and torture, all shown with factual arguments from both sides to make the viewing experience more authentic.

The series gives us many perspectives from various different people from different hierarchies, from the highest officials to the normal people whose lives changed because of 9/11. It blends the whole concept of facts with emotions with pacy editing this gives an enjoyable watching experience.

The series consists of a large part of the Afghanistan War and so be it. It become one of the main provinces for the War on Terror. It beautifully describes how the politics worked in Afghanistan and how USA responded to it, and questions after all these years has anything changed? Does they accomplish their goal?

The docu-series is very important for us at this time when there is unrest in Afghanistan and we are seeing violent images fron there. It is us who have to understand how all this works and try to find out what is next.

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