Friday, August 31, 2007

Brian De Palma: Now Working For al-Qaeda !

Well, at least he admits it, and makes clear his motivations for trying to put the worst face on the American soldier as possible:

A new film about the real-life rape and killing of a 14-year-old Iraqi girl by U.S. soldiers who also murdered her family stunned the Venice festival, with shocking images that left some viewers in tears.

De Palma, 66...makes no secret of the goal he is hoping to achieve with the film's images, all based on real material he found on the Internet.

"The movie is an attempt to bring the reality of what is happening in Iraq to the American people," he told reporters after a press screening.
"The pictures are what will stop the war. One only hopes that these images will get the public incensed enough to motivate their Congressmen to vote against this war," he said.

Is it a documentary, or a propoganda film to turn the US public against the Iraqi effort and abandon them to medieval terrorists? De Palma, again in his own words:

"When I went out to find the pictures, I said (to the media) give me the pictures you can't publish," he said, adding that because of legal dangers he too had to "edit" the material.

"Edit"? Uh-huh...

"Everything that is in the movie is based on something I found that actually happened. But once I had put it in the script I would get a note from a lawyer saying you can't use that because it's real and we may get sued," De Palma said.

"So I was forced to fictionalize things...."

The final insult, to both the American and the Iraqi people:

The film, shot in Jordan with a little known cast, ends with a series of photographs of Iraqi civilians killed and their faces blacked out for legal reasons.
"I think that's terrible because now we have not even given the dignity of faces to this suffering people," De Palma said.

Of course, the Iraqi people weren't suffering under Saddam Hussein, not at all. It was a open and free society, with a leader so loved by its subjects that they kept voting to re-elect him with 100% majorities, every time...
Hey's a few photos for you:

Got a picture of this little Iraqi victim of Saddam's chemical weapons in your flick, Brian? Look at her face...

Some of the tools of the trade used by the previous regime's henchmen....

And their handiwork.

How perverted is Hollywood morality? So much so that Brian De Palma wants to leave the Iraqi people ("suffering", as De Palma insinuates, from the American presence in their country) back in the hands of the animals that perpetrated these atrocities.

The crime committed by a few renegade soldiers (remember, there are over 160,000 servicemen in Iraq) pales before the eternity of enslavement the Iraqis faced under the cruel reign of the Husseins. But that matters not; to De Palma, the ends (forcing a Vietnam-like defeat upon America) justifies the means (doing a killer propaganda job for al-Qaeda).

Ah, I guess it doesn't matter; if the above incident never happened, De Palma would have just concocted one anyway...

UPDATE 9/1: Another idiot:

Barack Obama has the aura of a rock star, says George Clooney, who also had some kind words for other Democratic presidential candidates.

"You've been in a room once in a while with a rock star. He walks into the world, and he takes your breath away. I'd love him to be president, quite honestly..."

Well, if "rock star aura" is the primary qualifier to be the chief executive of the United States, why not nominate Tommy Lee?

But like De Palma, Clooney at least displays some honesty:

Clooney — who said he made "Syriana" and "Good Night, and Good Luck," out of anger that he was labeled a traitor for questioning the decision to go to war....

I don't recall who exactly labeled Clooney a "traitor"; I am sure he was simply part of "don't question my patroitism for taking the side of every thug/despot/terrorist that attacks America" crowd, but I have to admit he sure showed us his "patroitism" by making "Syrianna", all right...


Anonymous said...

Absolutely disgusting.
"Baghdad Brian" DePalma, I mean.

Anonymous said...

And Clooney's an ass.
Why would anyone - anyone - give a rat's ass about what comes out of his mouth?
The meida does, I suppose, and that says plenty about THEM