VICE News has a revealing story about the CIA, with the help of the Obama White House, used Hollywood to sell the idea of torture in the Oscar winning movie Zero Dark Thirty.
The movie,VICE observers, “stongly suggested that the use of torture led the agency to bin Laden, a narrative that current and former CIA officials promoted in numerous op-eds and interviews after bin Laden was killed. That the narrative was so prominently featured in ZDT angered Senator Dianne Feinstein, the Democratic chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, who fired off a letter to the president of Sony Pictures objecting to what she called a ‘false narrative.’
Recently, I read a 1967 Washington Post column by Art Buchwald in which he estimated that it cost $323,000 to kill one enemy combatant in Vietnam. Mr. Buchwald then questioned whether the U.S. would be better off to offer Viet Cong defectors “a $25,000 house, a color TV, free education for their children and a paid-up country club membership.” Funny — haha. A $25,000 house!!!
Admiral William McRaven ordered the immediate destruction of any photos of Osama bin Laden’s death within hours of a FOIA request from the watchdog group Judicial Watch.
Rather than destroying all the photos, the U.S. government could have — and should have — released one non-graphic photo without fanfare or gloating to show a commitment to full disclosure, without offending global sensibilities.
It is the view of JFK Facts that the September 11 attacks were indeed the result of conspiracy — a conspiracy organized by Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and Osama bin Laden and carried out by the 19 hijackers.
There is no reasonable doubt that these men were the intellectual authors of the crime.
As for the notion the U.S. government was involved, I defer to Noam Chomsky, no apologist for high-level U.S. government misbehavior.
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