Sunday, February 24, 2013

Zero Dark Thirty is the dark horse to win best picture Oscar this ev

Zero Dark Thirty is the dark horse to win best picture Oscar this evening.
As everyone who hasn't been in a cave for 12 months, this flick dramatizes the hunt for Osama bin Laden.
Many of our esteemed political class in DC earlier denounced the picture because it appeared to sanction torcher, or enhanced interrogation, by our anti-terrorist organizations.
In my humble opinion, the more important question is our executive action, assassination, of the bad guy.
Osama was a bad guy, a terrorist criminal, but he should, if possible, have been taken alive, captured, and put on trial.
Put on trail where?
Don't know, but even this evil criminal deserved to legally defend himself.
He likely would have killed himself first; and likely would have said nothing if he had been put on trial.
But 9/11 remains an enigma, wrapped in a riddle.
I have never accepted the extreme conspiracy adherent's claim that 9/11 was a home grown act, planned by our own intelligence agencies.
But there are so many questions that remain in limbo, without satisfying answers.
The result of 9/11 was a per-emptive war against Iraq; and unnecessary invasion long advocated by our neo-con militarists.
9/11 also led to a 12 year war in Afgan; a war that began as an action to vaporize the terrorist training camps; and then somehow evolved into a long exercise in nation-building; in our nation working to invent a viable central gov. in a land of local tribes, controlled by warlords.
Osama on trial may , just maybe, would have revealed why 90% of the 9/11 hijackers were from Saudi Arabia.
Could 9/11 have been a Saudi Kingdom operation that was to motivate the US to invade Iraq?
Then, of course, there is the question of US Presidential executive action, ordering the assassination of Osama.
Good luck to the producers, directors, actors of Zero Dark Thirty tonight.
The picture is not favored, but
Zol zayn mit mazel! Good luck!
I do want Sally Field to win for Supporting Actress.
She'll be able to replicate her decades ago mantra, proclaiming that everyone likes her, really likes her.
I like her.
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