By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
Oliver Stone just went to the Islamic Republic of Iran for the Fajr International Film Festival. While he was in the country where his son converted to Shiite Islam in 2012, he referred to President Trump as the demon “Beezlebub,” more commonly known as “Baal.” He not only pictured Trump as Satan, he also basically called America the Great Satan. The Iranians must have been elated over this.
It’s ironic he would label the US and our President in those terms in a country that is the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism. A hellish Islamic theocracy that is looking to bring back the Mahdi and bring on an apocalypse. The Mahdi, to many Christians, is the Anti-Christ.
Stone told Iranian reporters at a press conference on Wednesday that while he once compared George W. Bush to John Wayne, a more apt comparison for Trump is “Beelzebub,” another name for Satan. He got that almost right… “Beelzebub” is a demon and guess what? His origins are in the Middle East, right about where Palestine is.
The media of course is praising Stone for his honesty. The Hollywood Reporter said that the radical leftist director is “demonstrating a solid knowledge of regional politics as well as Persian history.” Stone didn’t seem concerned about Iran’s history of promoting terrorism in the region. Instead, he was more than willing to trash American foreign policy in the Middle East and threw in some disparaging comments about France’s Emmanuel Macron, who recently met with Trump, just for the hell of it.
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Stone referred to the war in Iraq as a “proxy war.” He also said that US foreign policy since 9/11 is a form of “creative destruction” with the reckless goal of regime change, “no matter how disastrous the invasion of Iraq was.” Perhaps Mr. Stone should move to Tehran and be one with his terrorist buds. He won’t be missed. “We made a mess out of Iraq, Syria, Libya, but it doesn’t matter to the American public,” said Stone. “It’s okay to wreck the Middle East. … It doesn’t matter who is president — Bush, Obama or Trump, the US will break any treaty” to promote its own interests. That is very close to treason in my book.
Stone whined about Trump and Macron wanting to revise the catastrophic Obama-era Iran nuclear deal. He said it shows Macron is a man “without much sense of history or memory of the great traditions of France,” and one who clearly wants to revert back to French colonialism. Stone, a vocal critic of US foreign policy over many decades, accused President Macron of mimicking one of his predecessors Nicolas Sarkozy, who “wants to stand alongside the Americans as a sign of French power.” “This is a return to the colonialism and imperialism of the old France. This is what President De Gaulle swore off with the Algerian War in 1958-9 when he called it quits,” he said.
“Mr. Macron has to learn that he cannot be an imperialist.” He didn’t say Macron should kneel before his Islamic overlords, but he might as well have. President Trump and Macron disagree on the Iranian nuke deal and it looks at present as if Trump will pull us out of it entirely. Good. They did mention a new deal, which I hope and pray does not materialize.
Asked if he would consider producing a film focused on the Islamic State, Stone said that while it’s a “very good idea,” he cited political “blocking forces and controversies” that would try to prevent him from telling the story of ISIS “honestly.” You have got to be freaking kidding me. That’s out there for even Stone. Of course, he has a lot in common with John Kerry, whose daughter married an Iranian as well. And remember, this is the guy who made a movie that tried to lionize the traitor, Edward Snowden.
Stone also addressed the “ridiculous story” that he wanted to make a film in 2007 about then-president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, but was rejected because the president considered the director a representative of the “Great Satan,” which is how Iranian leaders generally refer to the US.
I wonder if Stone himself has converted? It sure sounds like it. His allegiance seems to be with Iran and not the US these days, that’s for certain. He is now not only a communist, but an Islamist as well. It’s a twofer.
— Reza H. Akbari (@rezahakbari) April 24, 2018