Iran, insulted

Day-amn, America rocks! Just look at what we can do to Iran with one movie.

“We Iranians look stupid, backward and simple-minded in this movie,” Mr. Tondro said. “Hollywood is not a normal industry; it’s a conspiracy by capitalism and Zionism. We need to come up with an answer to this and other films.”

Oh, it gets even crazier. This is a guy who had Dennis Kucinich on his program.

To Mr. Talebzadeh, it was clear that “Argo” was part of a larger plan by the American entertainment industry to remind a younger generation of the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis. “It’s the only example of aggression they have against Iran,” he said. “ ‘Argo’ just tears open the wounds in order to prepare the minds. This movie is no coincidence. Timing matters.”

Please note that when he says “tears open the wounds”, he is objecting to a movie that fairly truthfully documents the time when Iranians took over a U.S. embassy–considered United States territory–and took every American they found captive, holding them for 444 days.

And he’s not the only American to go anti-U.S. in Iran. How’s this for traitorous behavior?

Mike Gravel, a former Democratic senator from Alaska, said Hollywood had brainwashed its audiences into thinking negatively about Iran. He said it was “fundamental” to discuss the American movie industry’s ways of portraying Iran in order to prevent “an insane war.”

Think we’ll start hearing about the effect of the Iran Lobby on U.S. politicians? (Yes, that was rhetorical.)

But wait. Here’s the best of the best of the crazy:

“These movies are weapons of mass destruction against humanity,” said Isabelle Coutant-Peyre, a French lawyer who married the terrorist Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, better known as Carlos the Jackal, in a prison ceremony in 2001.

Chick marries an international terrorist who murdered, or was responsible for the murder and wounding of hundreds of civilians, and has the nerve to say that movies are weapons of mass destruction. I eagerly await her biopic, which can be titled “I married a mass murderer.”

I wanted to rent Argo anyway. Now I’ll be sure to do so. I want to see what’s pissing off the Iranians so much. And by the way: Karma’s a bitch. We Americans were pretty pissed off in ’79 when they took our people. I say we should make even more movies about the incident, if this is the reward.

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One Response to Iran, insulted

  1. Shtetl G says:

    Don’t worry, Iran is going to make its own version of Argo to set the record straight:

    Its about a group of heroic Iranian revolutionaries who hand over 20 US hostages to the US Embassy. Because that’s what they were doing in 1979, releasing hostages.

    I think I’m going to buy a bluray version of Argo when it comes out. Everyone I know has told me that it is a real tight entertaining movie plus it pisses of the mullahs in Iran. Winner!

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