Recorded August 22nd. “What are you really up to?” The premise behind Task Force X as historically plausible. Amanda Waller’s sales pitch and intentions. FAQ run down.
“You notice these are criminals? They’re psychotic antisocial freaks. It makes no sense . . . I mean, you need real soldiers. Not these scumbags . . . What are you really up to?“
Answers, insights, and commentary on:
- Amazing Amanda Waller execution
- The Voice of God
- Sympathy for the Devil
- Weird weapons of war
- Project Habakkuk (ice ship) and Project X-Ray (bat bombs)
- David and Goliath and military innovation
- White House Situation Room
- What was pitched and what was actually bought
- People avoid uncertainty but actually like it
- Military Mafia connection
- Unethical human testing
- Why not heroes or soldiers
- Waller and Enchantress
- History of WMD management
- The Dirty Dozen and Filthy Thirteen
- Roy Benavidez
Frequently Asked Questions:
- Can this Squad stop Superman?
- What is the purpose of the rest of the Squad?
- What use is Harley? Boomerang? Killer Croc? Slip Knot?
- What is Waller really up to?
- Why is Katana on the Squad?
- What is the Squad’s purpose generally?
- Why aren’t elite soldiers satisfactory to Waller?
- What is the Squad’s mission specifically?
- Who shot down the first helicopter?
- Why would you send another helicopter?
- Why was GQ and his men on this mission?
- Don’t they compromise the Squad’s covert status?
- Isn’t this expending soldiers for the Squad?
- Wouldn’t two squads of soldiers be better?
- Why couldn’t conventional soldiers win if bombs are effective?
- Why weren’t the supernatural siblings more effective?
- How did Deadshot set off the C4?
- Why did Bruce need Waller’s files?
- Where was The Flash?
- Why didn’t Waller destroy the heart immediately?
- Why didn’t Waller guard Enchantress more carefully?
To learn more:
Fighting Fire With Fire | Wikipedia
Project X-Ray (bat bomb) | Wikipedia
Project Habakkuk (ice ship) | Wikipedia
War In Heaven | Wikipedia
Penal Military Units | Wikipedia
The Dirty Dozen (1967) | IMDb
White House Situation Room | Wikipedia
Lucky Luciano’s deal | Wikipedia
Unethical human experimentation | Wikipedia
Command & Control | Eric Schlosser
Filthy Thirteen | Wikipedia
MSgt. Roy Benavidez | Wikipedia
A special first-draft since I’m away for the next month! So here’s the “assembly cut” in lieu of dividing it into three polished episodes.