Okay. Who is a world-famous Oscar-winning Hollywood director who has uttered some of the most anti-Semitic statements on the planet, and just yesterday added to his malignity by insisting the sarin gas attacks launched by Syrian Presient Bashar al-Assad were actually committed by Assad’s opposition?
Go to the back of the class if you guessed Mel Gibson, who has long-since apologized for his anti-Semitic remarks.
Go to the head of the class if you guessed conspiracy-fanatic, ardent-leftist and Hollywood favorite Oliver Stone.
Stone, who is obsessed with conspiracies, (see JFK, which even the leftist The Guardian described thus: “fine fictional account of John F Kennedy’s assassination dodges the truth like a magic bullet” ), offered this twisted tweet yesterday regarding Syria:
Never mind the abundance of evidence that Assad launched the attacks, Stone smells the possibility of a conspiracy, and he’s the man for the job!
Stone is the same vehement anti-Semite, according to Haaretz, who told the Sunday Times in 2010 that Jewish control of the media prevented an open discussion of the Holocaust, adding that the U.S. Jewish lobby had controlled Washington’s foreign policy for years.
Stone posited, “There’s a major lobby in the United States … they are hard workers. They stay on top of every comment, the most powerful lobby in Washington.” Stone said that while “Hitler was a Frankenstein,” there was also a “Dr. Frankenstein … German industrialists, the Americans and the British. He had a lot of support.”
Stone alleged Israel had distorted “United States foreign policy for years,” adding he felt U.S. policy toward Iran was “horrible.”
In 2010, Stone told the Television Critics Association’s semi-annual press tour that “Hitler is an easy scapegoat throughout history and it’s been used cheaply … He’s the product of a series of actions. It’s cause and effect … People in America don’t know the connection between World War I and World War II.” Stone added that working on his documentaries gave him the capacity to “walk in Stalin’s shoes and Hitler’s shoes to understand their point of view.”
Hitler is “an easy scapegoat.” Assad didn’t launch the sarin gas attacks?
Stone has no regard for the truth.