Note what this wire story about the “political action” in movies says about Oscar nominee “Syriana” and its producer-star, George Clooney: “Clooney and his Section Eight production partner Steven Soderbergh also put their clout on the line to produce “Syriana,” writer-director Steven Gaghan’s journalistic investigation of the machinations of the U.S. government and oil companies in the Middle East.” Has George ever “put his clout on the line” to tell the history of the Syrian Assad family’s long support for Hezbollah, Hamas, and other terrorist groups who have murdered Americans, Israelis, and other innocents for decades?
The sickest and most egregious display of anti-Americanism and ignorance of Islamic terrorism might be “Valley of the Wolves Iraq,” a Turkish-made film with Hollywood veterans Gary Busey and Billy Zane. One article describes it as “American soldiers in Iraq crash a wedding and pump a little boy full of lead in front of his mother. They kill dozens of innocent people with random machine gun fire, shoot the groom in the head, and drag those left alive to Abu Ghraib prison – where a Jewish doctor cuts out their organs, which he sells to rich people in New York, London and Tel Aviv.”
Steven Spielberg, Mr. Hollywood, who twisted the terrorist murder of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympics into a criticism of Israeli anti-terrorism tactics in his Oscar-nominated “Munich,” provides the rationale behind the burst of political statements, “These movies are asking sensitive questions about racial intolerance and Middle East politics…Some of it is due to our own insecurity about the voices representing us in government right now. We feel like our government has set us adrift, and we’re trying to make our voices heard. We’re telling them to be worried about these things.” Excuse me, we’re supposed to be “racially tolerant” of terrorists?!
There are NO movies about our heroes in Afghanistan who liberated a country from the Taliban’s and Al Qaeda’s murderous grip – not one movie about the detective work that went into the arrest and conviction of Americans who funded Islamic terrorism in the 1990s through the misuse of charities and companies – not one in-theater movie about the victims of the 9/11 attacks and the heinous plot intended, as Bin Laden said afterwards, to kill up to 30,000 innocents. Many of the biggest stars won’t visit troops in Iraq, even in the safest zones. Spielberg’s statement says it all – these movies are about supporting the “Hate America” movement, and Hollywood really doesn’t care about terrorism.