Ralph E. Stone's ill considered column about the CIA Pentagon co -production, Zero Dark Thirty (BDP Jan 11. 2013) promotes torture as a tool for combatting terror while perpetuating the myth that foreigners attacked the US on 9/11.
Mr. Stone writes:
1. The filmmakers had the full cooperation of the CIA, the Pentagon, and the White House.
2. Everybody knows that Osama bin Laden was killed by a team of Navy SEALS on May 2, 2011.
Mr. Stone asserts Osama bin Laden's guilt for 9/11 with no proof having ever been presented in a court of law. And contrary to his conclusion: Everybody does not know that Osama bin Laden was killed by a team of Navy SEALS on May 2, 2011.
There is no credible evidence proving that anyone was captured by Navy Seals and buried at sea. Zero Dark Thirty asserts the official fantasy that an old man operating out of a cave in Tora Bora was responsible for the the attacks at ground zero on 9/11.
Here's a question Mr. Stone failed to ask: How does the Pentagon/CIA/WhiteHouse benefit from co-producing a hollywood film depicting the US torture of detainees and perpetuating the myth that foreigners attacked the US on 9/11?
It is for those who place blame to prove their case. Skeptics are under no obligation to propose an alternative narrative.
Let's hope the film does not result in an increase in army enlistments among high school graduates who uncritically swallow the corporate media lie echoed with such bravado by by the military entertainment complex and Ralph E. Stone.