Oliver Stone’s next conspiracy: Israel killed Neda

Hugo’s lickspittle (my new favorite word) unleashed: Referring to the alleged influence of the powerful Jewish lobby on U.S. foreign policy, Stone said that Israel had distorted “United States foreign policy for years,” adding he felt U.S. policy toward Iran was “horrible.” “Iran isn’t necessarily the good guy,” Stone said, insisting that Americans did not […]

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And so it goes in Venezuela

Alert propaganda minister Oliver Stone: Last week two Venezuelans, a 35-year old woman and a 41-year old man, were charged with making statements on Twitter critical of Venezuela’s banking system and face up to 11 years in prison, according to Reporters Without Borders. Fifteen more Internet users may face similar charges in the coming days.

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another useful idiot

Oliver Stone’s valentine to Hugo Chavez is likely to conjure memories of Fred Barnes’ mash note to W. — or the Senor Spielbergo biopic, “A Burns for All Seasons.” Regarding Chavez’s critics, Stone says, “Why do you seek out the dark side when the guy is doing good things?” Such as his embrace of Ahmadinejad, […]

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chavez plays to type

He’s consolidating power and silencing dissent, just as you’d expect from a Marxist thug. “Freedom of expression must be limited,” Chavez’s attorney general said while lobbying for new restrictions on Venezuela’s news media. Former Honduras President Manuel Zelaya attempted a similar power grab before being removed from office. Even his own party opposed Zelaya’s bid […]

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why is obama defending zelaya?

On principle, he asserts, but why say anything? The ousted Honduran president is allied with Chavez and Castro, and his departure should be quietly welcomed by the U.S. administration. Hell, Zelaya’s own political party wonders if he’s mentally fit to remain in office. I understand opposing military coups. I don’t understand speaking out when one […]

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21st century authoritarianism

The useful idiots cheering Hugo Chavez’s permanent takeover of Venezuela know not of what they speak. Or maybe they concur with Chavez’s assessment of Zimbabwe’s brutal dictator Robert Mugabe: “I give you a replica of liberator Simón BolÍvar’s sword . . . For you who, like BolÍvar, are and will always be a true freedom […]

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a dictator is born

Venezuelans have opted for authoritarian rule, with 54 percent voting for a referendum that eliminates term limits. Now it’s official: Hugo Chavez is the new Castro. The latest State Department human rights report cites the following government infringements in just the past few years: “unlawful killings; disappearances reportedly involving security forces; torture and abuse of […]

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good actor, useful idiot

James Kirchick reveals the conflict between Sean Penn’s portrayal of “Milk” and his associations with anti-gay dictators. “There isn’t a single individual that is taken seriously in the human rights community — whether you’re talking about Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, or Freedom House — that would describe the Castro brothers and their regime as […]

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