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Saturday, September 01, 2007

even if we all see the truth

will ALL of us demand justice? demand people who have committed crimes against humanity (king george and his court) be punished?

will we bring our men and women home?

Brian DePalma Airs "Redacted" Iraq Images in New Film

NEW YORK Critics of the war in Iraq have long charged that the press has usually whitewashed the death and violence of the conflict by refusing to publish or air some of the most graphic images. Now a famous filmmaker -- using some of the photos that newspapers have failed to print -- is trying to do something about that.The latest film by Brian DePalma, director of numerous well-known movies such as "Scarface," "The Untouchables" and "Carrie/" is aptly called "Redacted" and has just been shown for the first time as part of the Venice Film Festival. DePalma spoke to reporters there, saying, among other things, "Pictures are what will stop the war."The film centers on perhaps the most horrendous known atrocity involving U.S. troops, the gang rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl and four members of her family in March 2006. DePalma had directed in 1989 a movie about a rape by U.S. soldiers of a Vietnamese girl called "Casualties of War," starring Sean Penn and the young Michael J. Fox."All the images we...have of our war are completely constructed -- whitewashed, redacted," said De Palma in Venice, according to press reports. "One only hopes that these images will get the public incensed enough to get their congressmen to vote against the war." DePalma makes use of images he has grabbed from the Web, including soldiers' home videos and photos that have never appeared in print. There's also more standard documentary film footage and the use of fictionalized techniques and characters to avoid certain legal issues, making it into an unusual kind of "docu-drama." ..........


Anon-Paranoid said...

And not even one of them received sentences commensurate with their crimes.

There have been many war crimes committed by our troops under the orders of Rumsfeld and others all the way from Der Fuhrer Adolph Bush on down who need to be rendered to the Hague and tried as War Criminals.

God Bless.

Unknown said...

i agree with you. ultimately ALL war crimes fall into the laps (directly) of king george and his entire court. the ones who WERE actually found guilty of any crimes, walked anyway. it's a shame our men and women (and THEIR men and women and children) have to suffer