Sunday, December 05, 2004

Oliver Stone and Angelina Jolie - "soft on terrorism"

Debbie Schlussel has posted a new column outlining the terrorist sympathies of Oliver Stone and Angelina Jolie.
Remember the 2002 Passover Massacre, when a Palestinian suicide bomber blew up 29 innocent, elderly Israelis celebrating the important Jewish holiday?

Right after that, Oliver Stone paid homage to Yasser Arafat, visiting the now-deceased Palestinian terrorist-in-chief at his Ramallah compound. As if that weren’t enough, Stone had a friendly visit with Hamas Ramallah chief Hassan Yussef.

Then, Stone made a sympathetic “documentary” on Arafat for HBO (“Persona Non Grata”). It mimicks Stone’s “talent” for presenting fiction as fact—as he did in “JFK,” “Nixon,” and “Alexander”—and glorifying malefactors and the hate-America crowd, while denigrating American institutions—as he did in “Commandante” (exalts Fidel Castro), “Born on the Fourth of July,” “Natural Born Killers,” and “Platoon.”

Stone said he made the Arafat cellu-lie in a search for "long-term classical values: what your life was like, what the meaning of your suffering was, what regrets you have." In case you can’t tell, the “you” and “your” refers to Arafat. No Stone documentary on the classical values and suffering of any of Arafat’s victims, though. Instead, Stone’s 80 hours of footage include many interviews with Palestinian homicide bombers.

Debbie includes similar accounts of Jolie's activities:
Jolie claims, “I will always be a great supporter of children’s rights,” but she doesn’t seem to care much about the rights of the child victims of Palestinian terrorism, only the progeny of those who commit and support it. A much-heralded December 2003 visitor to the Ruweished Palestinian refugee camp in Jordan, Jolie wrote diaries lamenting the treatment of Palestinians. While she doesn’t mention Israel by name or specifically endorse cold-blooded murder, you get the drift. She approvingly quotes the kids and a play they do about Jerusalem “about Arab children and how they live”:

“Palestine was sold by merchants. God knows we are injured and hurt. Be patient we will take our revenge [sic] we will take our homes back . . . . (Smiles, fists in the air) Palestine, your name is in our veins. . . .Their dream is to see their homeland. . . . It was very moving to hear them speak of the dream.”

We should celebrate Stone's and Jolie's failure in "Alexander".

Jolie and Queen Noor

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