US Is Editing 'The Killing of Osama' Film
Jack D. Douglas
by Jack D. Douglas
by Jack D. Douglas: Obama's
War Against Pakistanis
The first U.S.
edited version of "The Killing Of Osama" made it look like one Seal
found Osama and his wife in their third floor bedroom, the surprised
and unarmed Osama used her as a shield so the Seal shot her first
and then him. It did not seem to occur to them that this made the
Seal both a coward – or a terrified incompetent – and a war criminal.
By the second day they had edited this scene to have the wife rushing
at the Seal, presumably scaring him witless, so he shot her and
then shot the unarmed old Osama who was either sitting around or
standing around doing nothing but, presumably, looking dumb. This
still left the Seal a coward and war criminal, so on the third day
they started editing it to have Osama sitting next to a pistolo
and an AK-47 which he apparently was too witless, too scared, or
too incompetent to use to defend his wife and himself. This still
left the Seal a coward and a war criminal, so they started whispering
the Seal thought Osama was wearing a suicide vest, in spite of that
being a bit bulky and uncomfortable under his nighty.
will get the Seal off the hook for cowardice, war crimes and frightful
But it will
still get panned by the film critics once they start remembering
that Osama was a great warrior leader in Afghanistan fighting the
whole vast Red Army and their continual helicopter attacks, working
underground with the CIA and their Pakistani intelligence allies,
and a master at hiding and escaping from vast armies encircling
him and declaring him "A Dead Man," as in the wild mountains of
They have to
do some more editing on that final scene, since the credibility
of the whole movie depends on it.
have to do some big editing of the scene on the carrier giving Osama
a Muslim burial in the sea "in accord with Muslim laws and traditions,"
which has been totally panned by the Muslim review scholars as "pure
schmaltz." Even the Democratic law professor representing the Party
at Harvard Law, Alan Dershowitz, joined us secular critics in an
op-ed in The Wall St. Journal today in arguing that, if they
really wanted to show the world what happened on the set at Abbatobad
and that the Seals really murdered [oops, sorry, "bravely took out"]
Osama and not some unarmed, innocent Pakistani retiree, they would
have had a full scale, normal, SOP police forensic investigation
of the body and the scene, just like in all normal movies about
real police work. The way Obama tells it the U.S. looks like some
two-bit hit man from Jersey dumping the mutilated body of a deadbeat
on some coke deal into the water off Staten island.
think even Hitler's film propagandist – Riefensthal – would not
be able to touch up this botched script and film well enough to
sell it to any competent person over thirteen. Sure, they can get
away with it in the short run. JFK and LBJ got away with all kinds
of filmatic Big Lies about Vietnam in the short run. LBJ even got
away with the Warren Commission absurdities in the official investigation
of JFK's murder and the Tonkin Gulf blooper in the short run, but
the intelligent public finally caught up with them (though many
do not yet even know what the Tonkin Gulf scene LBJ proclaimed but
did not actually shoot was about). Bush 2 got away with the Vast
Lies about Iraqi WMD's in the short run, but he is now a joke.
even the full-scale, secret Navy forensic examination of JFK's body
left some historical zingers flapping around, which have encouraged
a lot of people to look deeper into the whole murder mystery and
its resolution proposed by the Warren Commission. Obama's Mafioso
version of dumping the victim's body into the sea immediately will
raise a lot more serious questions than I or Dershowitz have raised
so far, once intelligent people get thinking about it.
already starting to whisper, "Hey, if Osama's wife is really still
alive, why not get her critical review of the White House's latest
version?" Once the commander of the Navy carrier planes scrambled
in the Tonkin Gulf was able to break lose from the total stand-down-and-shut-up
ordered by the brass he said there were no North Vietnamese ships
and that blew up LBJ's film. If some other brave Seal does not accidentally
shoot her in her bed in the hospital, the testimony of "the wife
of Osama" or whoever she says she is might blow up Obama's film.
If Obama is
not careful, this movie they keep editing in full public view will
make him a total joke very quickly and his box office receipts will
plunge. Or people will see it as so bungled that it becomes a "cult
film" spoofing neo-John Wayne Hero fliks and make a bundle by making
D. Douglas [send him mail]
is a retired professor of sociology from the University of California
at San Diego. He has published widely on all major aspects of human
beings, most notably The
Myth of the Welfare State.
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