Sunday, 10 April 2016

Another Hollywood Propaganda Film

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[Ed. note – Yesterday Iposted an article about an upcoming Hollywood film entitled “War Dogs,” about Pentagon weapons dealing and the selling of arms to militias the US has supported in Iraq and Afghanistan–and specifically about two Jews who got involved in such operations. Now Paul Craig Roberts informs us of another movie–“Patriot’s Day,” about the Boston Marathon bombing. It looks like Hollywood is becoming more and more a propaganda arm of the US government. If you look at old films like “Casablanca,” you can see that it always performed something of this sort of role. Casablanca, released, I believe, in 1942, was basically made to promote the US war effort against Germany. But the Patriots Day movie–if we perhaps envision what the final cut might look like–could end up bolstering the official government version of what many believe to have been a false flag attack. If so, it would be carrying propaganda a step further than anything we ever saw produced back in the 1940s or 50s.
Roberts points out that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted and sentenced to death on some very dubious evidence, and that given the US government’s track record on lying about things like weapons of mass destruction, there is absolutely no reason to believe any of the prosecutorial claims in the Tsarnaev case. And then he offers the following comment: “One wonders how much the Boston Marathon Bombing movie makers have been paid for setting the official story in stone.”
He also shares with us a very interesting statement by John Remington Graham, an American attorney who, at the request of Tsarnaev’s aunt in Russia, submitted an amicus curiae brief in the case. Graham believes Tsarnaev is not guilty and that US officials are deliberately carrying out a miscarriage of justice. ]
Update on the Boston Marathon Bomb Case–Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is Not Guilty
Paul Craig Roberts
Movies are used to set official stories in stone, and a movie is going to be made about the heroic capture of a badly wounded 19 year old kid, not old enough to buy a beer, who, despite being shot up and severely wounded, is alleged to have written a confession in the dark on the side of a boat under which he was hiding to escape execution. Apparently, the 10,000 troops who violated the US Constitution and searched the houses of a shutdown Boston without warrants are going to be credited for “saving America from terrorism.”
I find it difficult to believe that a shot-up kid, who had to be put into intensive care when he was discovered, who was hiding from execution under an upturned boat, spent what little energy and life force he had left writing a confession in the dark on the inside of a boat. What convenient instrument to write with did he happen to have on hand?
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