So wtf is up with the movie United 93. I have a few objections.
1. We don’t know the real story, we have a few cell phone communications, by no means could we possibly know that the way shit went down, actually went down that way. So in my opinion its about as truthful to say its a “TRUE STORY” as it is to say that the South won the civil war.
2. Am I the only one horrified that Hollywood is profiting off such a horrible tragedy. It would be different if all profits for United 93 were pledged to the families of United 93, but they are not. Its purely Hollywood profit on a horrible situation.
3. Propaganda. Its a propaganda piece designed to re-stoke our outrage. Its purely a heart tugger meant to reassure us our war on terrorism and Islam is true.
That last part is what bothers me most. Our war in Iraq has the least support ever, as does our support for the prick of a president we have in George Bush. Yet now comes out the story of United 93. Don’t get me wrong, I dont think Hollywood made the movie as a propaganda piece, but I think the media and ultimately the government is pushing it. Three different news stations I have watched are now promo-ing on how its an accurate story that everyone should watch.
I firmly believe our shadow government has happened on the idea to try and reinvigorate our desire for revenge and to shore up support for Iraq and possible war with Iran by trying to “remind us” why we are doing this war.
Funny thing is, it only reminds me that Saddam had absolutely nothing to do with 9-11 and in actuality, even with as horrible as he was, he kept the Middle east, and especially Iraq stable. There was no home for the terrorists in his country and even though he saber-rattled, he had actually obeyed all the edicts. Our oil prices were lower, terrorism attacks were lower and our approval in the world was higher.
We were totally in the right with Afghanistan, but seeing as we never even finished there, the fact that Osama can avoid the most powerful country in the world and the fact we are getting our asses kicked in Iraq and we should pull out makes me believe its totally feasible that this piece of crap movie is being greenlighted and pushed so hard by our government in another not-so subtle attempt at manipulating us.
The problem is, Americans are sheep and they will follow where the big men point.
Sieg Heil, WHERE ARE YOUR PAPERS?
Yes its happening, we are becoming just like Communist Soviet Union, China, Nazi Germany and many other lovable places.
REAL-ID act passed 100-0 in the Senate and now goes to the president to be signed. This means everyone will be required to get Federal ID so the FBI/Customs/Border Patrol/DEA/ etc can all file away info on you.
This was the reason why when Social Security numbers were made there would be no use of it as Federal ID.
This is bullshit, might as well just give up all our rights to privacy.
I am so moving out of this piece of shit country when I get my degree. Fuck them
Yes, they think this will help defend against terrorist, this just proves the terrorist won, they never think they could defeat us, but by causing us to run around, remove the rights they are jealous of, and let us live in fear we now live like they do, thus making us live in the same fear as them.
The terrorists won.
An Army Captain was found guilty of killing a wounded Iraqi they mistakenly thought was an insurgent. Now it wasn’t even that the Iraqi was killed accidently in the first salvo. They had stopped the car, killed one person and the wounded Iraqi was laying there bleeding. The Captain walked up, put the pistol to the Iraqi’s head and killed him “because he thought he would die anyways”.
How is that not the same as what we tried the Nazi’s for doing when they would take American prisoners and take them out to just shoot them? The Iraqi could not fight back (hell it wasn’t even an insurgent).
In the end, all the Army did to him was to kick him out of the service, no jail time, no other negative punishment. Considering how “noble and good” we are supposed to be, how is this any better then what Saddam, Hitler, Ho Chi Minh or any of them did.