Friday, August 6, 2010

Hollywood promoting War Against Iran? Say it isn't so, Schlomo

"Countdown to Zero"

Seductive, fascinating and frightening, Countdown to Zero motivates the public to support complete nuclear disarmament and to fear Iran, which is conveniently the next country the US wants to invade. Framed in no-nuke rhetoric, Countdown to Zero is not-so-subtle agitprop. The film relies on conventional geopolitics to whip up conventional audiences into another conventional state of panic. Islamo-terrorists just can’t acquire this technology! This is painfully similar to what we were told prior to the invasion of Iraq.

In 2002, Condoleezza Rice warned the world, “We don’t want the smoking gun to be a mushroom cloud.” Invading forces never found weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) in Iraq. They did find plenty of oil, though, which corporations seized for pennies on the dollar. [1] The same reason – WMDs – is now being used against Iran. When Zero mentions Islamo-terrorists seeking nuclear technology, it spotlights Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Repeatedly.
Zero features war hawks Tony Blair, Ronald Reagan, Zbigniew Brzezinski, James Baker, and Pakistan’s Pervez Musharraf, as well as spies and analysts, including Valerie Plame. Past or current members of the Carlyle Group, the Trilateral Commission and the Council on Foreign Relations share the screen with well-financed groups ostensibly focused on nuclear nonproliferation.

Some of the film’s talking heads promoted, engaged in and/or profit from the “War on Terror,” which critics deem a euphemism for Western resource wars in the Middle East. James Baker, who served under both Bushes, makes a brief appearance. Until 2005, he legally represented the Carlyle Group, a private equity firm dominated by former heads of state who profit enormously on Middle East wars. [2]

Joe Cirincione of the Council on Foreign Relations (and of Ploughshares, a non-proliferation group) [3] delivers most of the Iran-is-bad message:

“Iran is the tip of the spear. It’s the big problem that we have to solve.”

This marks a 180-degree reversal from his position in 2007 when he described to Asia Times:

“‘a group of people inside the administration who view Iran as Nazi Germany’ and who are ‘constantly exaggerating’ the threat from Iran.” [4]

But that isn’t the only inconsistency.
And be sure to check out their Faith Conversation Guide, listed on this page, but don't think that the 'Wars for Wall Street and Israel' have anything with pitting the Christian world against the Muslim one, while Judaism sits on the sidelines, licking its chops, waiting for both sides to exhaust themselves before swooping in and picking up the pieces... and whatever loot they can get their hands on that hasn't already been stolen by Wall Street con artists and other sordid types.

Wonder if they filmed part of this psyops slop in the same Tel Aviv studios they film those Adam PEARLMAN tapes and the ones showing the DEAD Bynjamin Laden talking out of sync, like you were watching a badly converted Japanese martial arts movie?

Maybe they should ask 'Phony' Tony Blair how he managed to turn the illegal and immoral war against Iraq into a 15 MILLION dollar a year windfall upon retirement.


kenny's sideshow said...

I'm amazed at the propaganda being put out. Sloppy and transparent but they think it's effective ... and maybe it is.

What about today's national 'news' story of the $5 million reward for the new al qaeda 'leader' now planning attacks on our 'homeland.' He knows America since he lived here for years. I bet he's funded by Iran ...

雅明修任 said...


Greg Bacon said...

What about today's national 'news' story of the $5 million reward for the new al qaeda 'leader' now planning attacks on our 'homeland.'

George Orwell was a genuis.

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