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Archive for July 27th, 2010

Not Too Proud.

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Whatever you think of David Cameron, and I try not to, you have to admire his gall.

Cameron is, at the present moment, sucking up to the Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, which must be a bit of a come down for a British PM.

Still, these once imperial powers have more in common than people will often admit.

Perhaps Cameron could inquire about Turkey’s treatment and murder of Kurds?

Or maybe the Turkish Prime Minister is advising Cameron on how to avoid charges of torture, or collusion with torture?

Anyone that needs reminding of Turkey’s appalling human-rights record could do worse than read Amnesty international’s and Human Rights Watch’s summaries.

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27/07/2010 at 15:47

Oliver’s Excuse?

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More entertainment news, astute readers will have read about Oliver Stone’s weird and racist views.

As a bit of a joke, I am asking readers to speculate on the type of defence that Oliver Stone will make after his slippage into Mel Gibson territory.

What will Oliver “The Jewish domination of the media” Stone argue:

1. That he was misquoted?
2. [Use the Tonge/Young excuse]. That he took an over-emotional approach to the topic?
3. He was drunk?
4. He’s another victim of Elders of Zion?
5. It was mistaken identity, Mel Gibson did the interview, Stone wasn’t even in the country.
6. “Some of my best friends are….”
7. Your choice…

Please share your insights into Oliver Stone’s mentality, a potential prize for the funniest.

PS: See Oliver Stone: The Living Embodiment of the Red-Brown Alliance.

(H/T: CiF Watch)

Update 1: Z Word blog puts it succinctly, Oliver Stone is an Antisemite.

Update 2: Granted I don’t follow him much, but I hadn’t fully realised what a seriously demented individual Stone was:

“Earlier this year, Stone told assembled reporters during Winter TV Press Tour that his 10-hour documentary Showtime documentary entitled “The Secret History of America” will show that Adolf Hitler was “an easy scapegoat” and will help put the mass murderer in context.

“We can’t judge people as only ‘bad’ or ‘good.’ [Hitler] is the product of a series of actions,” Stone says. “It’s cause and effect. People in America don’t know the connection between WWI and WWII.”

I am speechless.

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27/07/2010 at 00:35