‘Vast stupidity’: Oliver Stone slams ‘dumb’ US sanctions against Russia

[Editor’s note: I have never been sure what to make of Oliver Stone, a man who likes to portray himself as an opponent of the elite, someone who is not afraid to delve into areas that might cause much embarrassment and annoyance among said elite.

However, he has enjoyed a long and successful Hollywood career and made many well-financed major productions, something that makes me suspicious as if he was truly dangerous to the elite, he would surely never have been given a dime to make a movie.

Another area of concern is the movie JFK, which is a sophisticated psyop in my opinion, a limited hangout in motion picture form that correctly focuses on the Garrison investigation and the Permindex corporation, but completely fails to identify Permindex as a Mossad front nor does it make any mention of Israel at all.

The producer for JFK was Arnon Milchan, a self-confessed Mossad operative who no doubt made sure Stone studiously avoided any mention of Israel in the movie. The source material for the film was the book Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy by Jim Marrs, a charismatic Texan who himself is a limited hangout.

FBI memo regarding the illegal supply of Klystrons to Israel, an operation that Milchan was deeply involved in.

So what is Oliver Stone? A willing agent of disinfo or simply a useful idiot who can be relied upon to make a compelling movie that superficially appears to be a threat to the powers that be, but in reality, is completely benign? Ian]

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‘Vast stupidity’: Oliver Stone slams ‘dumb’ US sanctions against Russia

US film director Oliver Stone has written a scathing Facebook post over Washington’s passage of the Russia sanctions bill. He suggested that US intelligence agencies aren’t doing their job and are misleading the public in the “false-flag war” against Moscow.

The post, which Stone titled ‘Mid-Summer Anger,’ begins by slamming Congress for passing the bill.

“I guess ‘American Exceptionalism’ includes the vast stupidity inherent in having two giant oceans to distance us from the rest of humanity,” he wrote.

“With all the Apples and Microsofts and computer geniuses we have in our country, can we not even accept the possibility that perhaps our intelligence agencies are not doing their job, and maybe, just maybe, are deliberately misleading us to continue their false-flag war against Russia?

“Or for that matter, that Russia itself may not be that invested in screwing up our vaunted democracy with such sloppy malware as claimed?”

He pointed to a “strong statement” put out by the Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS), a group of former US intelligence officers are challenging the assessment that Russia hacked the Democrats during the 2016 presidential election.

Referring to a report issued by VIPS, Stone said that “with this report alone…much less the overt lying and leaking that’s been going on, both James Clapper (‘We don’t do surveillance on our own citizens’) and John Brennan (‘Drones and torture? None of our business) should be investigated as thoroughly as Michael Flynn, Jared Kushner, Trump’s son, etc.”

Stone also slammed the ‘Brennan-Clapper Report’ which was given to former President Barack Obama in January, during his final days in office.

The report claimed that US spies cited intercepted communications between Russian officials who called Trump’s victory a geopolitical success for Russia, as evidence of Russian interference. It also said that US intelligence identified the ‘go-betweens’ who allegedly handed over stolen Democratic Party emails to WikiLeaks.

He went on to accuse those in Washington of not thinking independently, and instead blindly relying on mainstream media.

“Somebody out there in DC, please explain to me this omission of common sense. Are the Washington Post and the New York Times so powerful that no one bothers to read or think beyond them? It seems the TV stations in this country take their copy from them.”

Stone said he hopes Europe can “independently judge and discard” the sanctions against Russia, which “are as dumb as giving out medals to Generals who keep losing wars.”

The renowned film director went on to accuse Congress, the media, and the military-industrial complex of “literally dying” for a war.

“I now fully realize how World War I started. People in power never really thought it would happen, and when it did, thought it’d be over in weeks. You should know the rest of that history. It doesn’t end well,” Stone concluded.

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8 Responses to "‘Vast stupidity’: Oliver Stone slams ‘dumb’ US sanctions against Russia"

  1. David Odell  August 7, 2017 at 8:01 am

    In the endeavor to record history with the primary purpose of touching the the tip of the spear, and presenting in an art form, many concessions would be made. This is just the nature of the work, and more of a statement about power systems than a single man. Truth written verbatim is seldom believed, so the wise use non-fiction to instead, to tell a story. Any man doing such would want the product to be examined, not his own personal bowel movement schedule. The most blatant intersection of Stone and the success of false narrative is his interview on Colbert after the Putin interviews. They laughed.

  2. wjabbe  August 5, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_Stone Stone is a most interesting personality. Read this article. Quote:
    “William Oliver Stone was born September 15, 1946, in New York City, the son of Jacqueline (née Goddet) and Louis Stone (born Louis Silverstein), a stockbroker.[3] He grew up in Manhattan and Stamford, Connecticut. His parents met during World War II, when his father was fighting as a part of the Allied force in France.[4] His American-born father was Jewish, although non-practicing, and his French-born mother was a non-practicing Roman Catholic.[5] Stone was raised in the Episcopal Church,[6][7] and now practices Buddhism.[8]”He dropped out of Yale two times. He served in Viet Nam with distinction: “In April 1967, Stone enlisted in the United States Army and requested combat duty in Vietnam. From September 16, 1967 to April 1968, he served in Vietnam with 2nd Platoon, B Company, 3rd Battalion, 25th Infantry Division and was twice wounded in action.[11] He was then transferred to the First Cavalry Division participating in long range patrols before being transferred again to drive for a motorized infantry unit of the division until November 1968.[12] For his service, his military awards include the Bronze Star with “V” Device for heroism, the Purple Heart with Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster to denote two awards, the Air Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal…Con’t:

    • wjabbe  August 5, 2017 at 5:26 pm

      ” For his service, his military awards include the Bronze Star with “V” Device for heroism, the Purple Heart with Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster to denote two awards, the Air Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Combat Infantryman Badge.” I believe Oliver Stone is speaking from the heart. He is reportedly worth about $50 million which is a lot of money but wouldn’t begin to make a major film today.

  3. joetv  August 5, 2017 at 8:34 am

    Put Oliver Stone’s name along side Moan Chomsky, and Amy Goodman. He fits the mold.

  4. Edward Dodge  August 5, 2017 at 7:38 am

    It’s a given Stone’s movie “JFK” would never have been made, were it based on Michael Collins Piper’s book, “Final Judgment”.

  5. Carnaptious  August 5, 2017 at 6:21 am

    Jim Marrs, author of “Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy”, died of a heart attack on August 2nd, 2017. Wikipedia has been updated to reflect that fact, for what that’s worth. Marrs was a “limited hangout”, but he did bring some important truths to a wider audience while avoiding publication of other truths that might well have brought an end to his life before August 2nd.

  6. Cold Wind  August 5, 2017 at 4:12 am

    What might even exceed the stupidity of the Congress and Trump is for Europe to accede to the sanctions by offering up only ineffectual countermeasures.

  7. davor  August 5, 2017 at 4:07 am

    We are all too very sorry to hear about US lacking enemies which is certainly a burden psychiatric diagnosis to carry on with life as a superpower or the highschool Rocky. You cannot win wars against non-corporal or imaginative enemies, at least not in “earthly” terms. You cannot be appreciated eternally for fighting made up enemies. I agree with Stone on this one. Anti-war means ultimately anti-military aid, maybe in year, ten, twenty it doesn’t matter. The only winner in Russian sanctions so far was Raytheon the way I see it and the Poles are the biggest losers of Russian sanctions, bigger than Ukrainians. And only what, not even 30 years since the Polish phenomenon in overthrowing the greatest enemy of the West. With no US military aid surely the Israelis would look to infiltrate other superpower’s defense/offense programs. But the West Atlantic guys so far show the best response.

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