Bin Laden Death Movie Mired in Controversy
By Staff News & Analysis - April 02, 2012

After years on Australian television, actor Callan Mulvey is making a move into the American film market. The actor has come into his own over the last few years, starring in the small-screen police-actioner "Rush" and it seems like the weekly exhibition of his action chops must have caught the right eyes somewhere as he's now scored roles in two big films in the works this year. First up is Kathryn Bigelow's film about the hunt for Osama Bin Laden, "Zero Dark Thirty," which has already been lensing over the last month or so. As expected, there's no word on who exactly he'll play, but he joins a stellar ensemble cast that already includes Joel Edgerton, Chris Pratt, Jessica Chastain, Mark Strong, Kyle Chandler and Edgar Ramirez among others. The film hits later this year on December 19th. – IndieWire

Dominant Social Theme: We can't wait for "Zero Dark Thirty" that will tell the truth about the daring SEAL raid that killed enemy number one, Osama bin Laden.

Free-Market Analysis: Every time we think we are finished with the death of Osama bin Laden, we are thrust down the rabbit hole again. Surely we are not the only publication to question the death of Osama bin Laden, writing that he died long before May 1, 2011. We wrote about it here: Osama bin Laden is Dead Again?

Then, more recently we wrote about it in within the context of Washington's inability to provide any proof – any at all – that bin Laden had been murdered on May 1. You can see that article here: Pentagon Has No Records of Osama's Death … CIA and Admin Stonewall Requests …

In it, we pointed out that there was no evidence for the killing: no body, no photos – and now the official word from the Pentagon itself that there was no evidence it could provide. As a result it is being sued.

If the suit is not thrown out on the laughable grounds of "national security" it will be interesting to see what the trial produces. Either the Pentagon will end up looking treacherous (if it actually has evidence to provide) or incompetent. Our bet is that the lawsuits won't reach the courts.

The lawsuits are surely deserved. There is plenty of circumstantial evidence that bin Laden died of kidney failure perhaps a decade ago. In fact, CNN's medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta stated the likelihood bin Laden was extremely ill, at least, on CNN back in January of 2002, the same time then-president of Pakistan, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, stated he thought it likely bin Laden had died of kidney failure.

Those in the skeptic's camp, including many in the alternative media, hypothesize that the "killing" of bin Laden had more to do with burnishing Barack Obama's presidential credentials as a decisive war-time president than a successful assault on a the world's most wanted man.

Ironically, while the Pentagon struggles to come up with any evidences of bin Laden's death, there is no such difficulty when it comes to Hollywood. Here a movie blockbuster is being prepared by Kathryn Bigelow (see excerpt at beginning of article). She is the former wife of blockbuster director James Cameron, recently of "Avatar" fame.

It seems to us more than likely that Bigelow has somehow begun to cultivate American Intel connections. Her previous movie, "The Hurt Locker," was also a movie focused on the US war machine. Such movies supposedly show the "gritty" and emotionally difficult side of war. But in reality, almost always they contribute to the aggrandizement of the American military enterprise.

It is not entirely supposition that Bigelow is in some sense a proponent of the US military industrial establishment. In fact, she is being sued over her supposed connections by conservative "watchdog" Judicial Watch. Here's an excerpt from a report at The Wrap on the lawsuit dated January 17:

Pentagon, CIA Sued Over Alleged Meetings With Kathryn Bigelow … A government watchdog group is suing the Department of Defense and the Central Intelligence Agency, claiming the agencies are refusing to release details of their alleged meetings and communications with director Kathryn Bigelow and writer Mark Boal.

It has been alleged that Bigelow and Boal – in preparation for the script to their Annapurna Pictures movie about the killing of Osama Bin Laden – received classified information regarding his death. Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act complaint – which was obtained by TheWrap – in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., on Thursday. The group says the DoD and CIA have not complied with its FOIA requests within the legally required 20 working days.

Judicial Watch sent FOIA requests to the DoD and the CIA on August 9, seeking records of alleged meetings and communications between government officials, the makers of the Bin Laden movie and employees of Annapurna Pictures, according to the group's complaint.

According to The Wrap, suit comes in addition to an investigation launched by the Office of the Inspector General at Defense over the alleged meetings. (Whether the Pentagon will prove effective in investigating the CIA remains to be seen).

On the surface, perhaps this looks like just another weary story about how the US political and military-industrial complex are continually using Hollywood to promote military propaganda. But there is more to it than that.

Usually the scenarios are not so blatant and the initial subject matter is not so questionable. It would seem to bear out a theory we have that what we call the Internet Reformation is taking its toll on the power elite.

There is surely a Western power elite that wants to run the world and uses dominant social themes, fear-based propaganda, to frighten people into giving up power and control to globalist facilities specially prepared for that purpose.

But the Internet, as predicted, has made inroads into the promotional programs of the elite and many of these fear-based themes are not working so well these days.

As a result, the elites have begun to use authoritarian laws and regulations to push their apparent goal of a New World Order. They have also grown more sloppy about their command and control mechanisms.

It is as if they are going through the motions of their program without actually caring so much anymore as to whether people understand the parameters. In fact, this is fairly dangerous to the elite program of global governance.

There was a reason to use subterfuge all these years. There are a lot more who are NOT elites than are. Brute force, obvious promotions and obviously unfair, Draconian laws are a poor way to gain the cooperation of seven billion people.

After Thoughts

The Bigelow lawsuit and the movie that is now filming will be interesting to track in terms of the efficacy of power elite memes. It seems to us that the elite's ability to propagandize efficiently is falling apart. We'll be interested, therefore, to see the outcome of both.

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