office flop of “Alexander” is cause for celebration.
Stone’s pretentious film debuted at a weak sixth place—well behind the
animated “The Incredibles” and “The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie”—is
of its debatable portrayal of “Alexander the Great” as bisexual.
“Alexander’s” director, Oliver Stone, and star, Angelina Jolie, are Soft
On Terrorism. Extremely soft. Especially Palestinian terrorism.
OLIVER STONE’S TERRORIST BUDDIES
2002 Passover Massacre, when a Palestinian suicide bomber blew up 29 innocent,
elderly Israelis celebrating the important Jewish holiday?
that, Oliver Stone paid homage to Yasser Arafat, visiting the now-deceased
Palestinian terrorist-in-chief at his Ramallah compound. As if that
weren’t enough, Stone had a friendly visit with Hamas Ramallah chief Hassan
made a sympathetic “documentary” on Arafat for HBO (“Persona Non Grata”).
It mimicks Stone’s “talent” for presenting fiction as fact—as he did in
“JFK,” “Nixon,” and “Alexander”—and glorifying malefactors and the
hate-America crowd, while denigrating American institutions—as he did in
“Commandante” (exalts Fidel Castro), “Born on the Fourth of July,”
“Natural Born Killers,” and “Platoon.”
Stone said he
made the Arafat cellu-lie in a search for "long-term classical values: what
your life was like, what the meaning of your suffering was, what regrets you
have." In case you can’t tell, the “you” and “your” refers
to Arafat. No Stone documentary on the classical values and suffering of
any of Arafat’s victims, though. Instead, Stone’s 80 hours of footage
include many interviews with Palestinian homicide bombers.
interview with famed Hollywood “Variety” columnist Army Archerd, Stone said
of the homicide bombers that he “understands why they feel the way they do.”
documented reports that the Palestine Authority used terrorism as a strategic
means to get a Palestinian State. When Archerd told him of the
anti-Semitic education of Palestinian youths and the glorification of suicide
bombing, Stone both denied and justified it, saying, "The memories are long
as are the grudges and feuds."
said, “The (Jewish) settlements (on the West Bank) . . . . The Israelis
have no business in the West Bank. The settlements have to be gotten out
of the West Bank.” How about getting Oliver Stone out of West
Hollywood?! Or better yet, the movie biz. Stone also likened Jewish
residents—including those of suburban Jerusalem—to “vigilantes of the Old
West in America.”
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So, we know
Oliver Stone supports bigoted ethnic redlining in residential areas. What
if the U.S. Government told him he wasn’t allowed to live in his Hollywood
mansion because of his ethnicity? (In a stab at exoticism, he claims to be
African-American, Anglo-Saxon, German, Jewish, Irish, and all other ethnicities
he could think of.)
ANGELINA JOLIE’S TERRORIST FRIENDS
Then there is
She spends a
lot of time in “Alexander” with snakes writhing around her, saying that she
“loves” snakes and “understands them. They became like my family, my
explain the snakes she’s hanging out with as a “Goodwill Ambassador” for
the UN High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR). In July, Jolie attended the
Arab Children’s Congress in Amman, Jordan.
Jordan’s Queen Noor and billed as a way to support children and protect their
rights, it’s really an anti-Israel, anti-Semitic hate-fest. Several
groups which organized the Congress are “charities” known to fund terror.
Dubai, which has strong ties to 9/11 hijackers and other terrorists, funded much
of the Congress.
meeting is a kid’s version of the UN Conference on Racism—where any problem
for Arab children anywhere in the Arab World (and five European countries, which
sent kid delegates) is the fault of the Jews and Israel. Through drama,
dance, painting, and crafts, they teach the children young -- all with movie
star Angelina Jolie as a willing participant and the guest of honor.
Pictures across the Arab world showed her kissing Queen Noor during the
conference, Jolie, in a Jordan Times interview, said that she “hoped to be
able to bring aid and awareness to conflict zones not covered by the media.”
But Jolie must be blind and deaf, because the only “conflicted” people she
speaks of are the most overly media-covered group, the Palestinians.
“Here, so many people have been uprooted for so long and have such terrible
living conditions,” Jolie lamented, adding that she planned to travel to
If Jolie were
truly interested, she might wonder why Palestinian refugees are still
refugees—why they live in such living conditions and why for so long they’ve
been without a country. Instead of commending Jordan “for hosting the
world’s largest group of Palestinian refugees . . . for more than 50 years,”
it just might occur to her that they are still refugees because Jordan and the
other Arab countries represented at the Arab Children’s Conference won’t
allow Palestinian refugees to be absorbed—for fear of using a political tool
against Israel. They won’t allow them to live outside the refugee camps,
own property, or use public services as regular human beings.
favorite Middle East tourist spot—the “Hashemite Kingdom” of Jordan,
Palestinians are not allowed to run their own country. Palestinians are
between 70 and 90 percent of Jordan’s population, but are ruled by Hashemites,
like King Abdullah. Instead of recognizing this, Jolie called
Palestinian refugees in Jordan “displaced” from their country, thanked
Jordan “for keeping its border open,” and commended the Jordanian government
“for hosting the world’s largest group of Palestinian refugees . . .
for more than 50 years.”
“I will always be a great supporter of children’s rights,” but she
doesn’t seem to care much about the rights of the child victims of Palestinian
terrorism, only the progeny of those who commit and support it. A
much-heralded December 2003 visitor to the Ruweished Palestinian refugee camp in
Jordan, Jolie wrote diaries lamenting the treatment of Palestinians. While
she doesn’t mention Israel by name or specifically endorse cold-blooded
murder, you get the drift. She approvingly quotes the kids and a play they
do about Jerusalem “about Arab children and how they live”:
was sold by merchants. God knows we are injured and hurt. Be patient
we will take our revenge [sic] we will take our homes back . . . .
(Smiles, fists in the air) Palestine, your name is in our veins. . .
.Their dream is to see their homeland. . . . It was very moving to hear
them speak of the dream.”
Angelina, what do these precious refugee kiddies mean by, “We will take our
revenge”? Which part of that was “very moving?” No disapproval
from Ms. “Tombraider,” anywhere. Instead, she marvels at and
sympathizes with this cute and cuddly group of “frightened” children.
In fact, Ruweished, like all Palestinian refugee camps, is a training ground for
terrorists--the future revered profession of Angelina’s new little friends.
does the government know about you?
And a lot of
the refugees at the Ruweished camp, near the border of Iraq, are not even
Palestinians. Some are Somalis. Others are the hundreds of
Palestinians living in Iraq who fled at the start of the U.S. War on Iraq.
When they wanted to return to Iraq, UNRWA (the UN agency we fund with millions,
which runs the camp) tried to coerce them to stay at the camp.
Jolie would get a clue on this is like wishing the contents of her head were as
robust as that of her lips. It’s like hoping she would, indeed be
“Gone in 60 Seconds,” instead of helping those who support “Taking
With his and
Jolie’s “Alexander” a huge flop in America, Stone said the more
sophisticated Europeans “tend to see me a little differently than they do in
Americans just see this Emperor-with-no-Clothing’s “films” for what they
really are: cinema not-so-verité.
Debbie Schlussel is a political commentator and attorney. Join her fan club or discussion group.