ArgoÂ is entertainment, but not an accurate account in many respects of the whole hostage story. Zero Dark Thirty is full of disinformation, not least inÂ supporting the claim that Osama bin Laden was involved in 9/11 and not a useful scapegoat.
Pepe Escobar is the author of Globalistan: How the Globalized World is Dissolving into Liquid War (Nimble Books, 2007) and Red Zone Blues: a snapshot of Baghdad during the surge. His new book, just out, is Obama does Globalistan (Nimble Books, 2009).
THE ROVING EYE
Zero Dark Oscar
- Pepe Escobar (Feb 22, '13) Asia Times
"Tension is undoubtedly rising in Los Angeles for that 'And the winner is ...' Oscars moment and the pride that will burst forth over the "liberal" leanings of leading contenders Argo, Lincoln, and Zero Dark Thirty. Yet major sponsors, as in the CIA, will merrily bask in the glow of cinematic myth - and gongs or not, nothing will beat Zero Dark Thirty as the representative of the post-modern military-industrial-security-Hollywood complex. ...In the Hollywood ethos, nothing is political; everything must be subordinated to an intoxicating haze of bipartisan hyper-nationalist myth. For Hollywood, wars and history must always be subordinated to ideology (and that explains why Coppola's Apocalypse Now - an ideology strip-tease -'is' the real Vietnam war)."....