[Marxism] Important documentary! "9/11, Fear" and Iraq War-Online Video Free!!!(not the Mike Moore liberaljoke )

Lil Joe joe_radical at earthlink.net
Thu Nov 25 12:58:07 MST 2004

Yes, I agree with your criticism. The film is anti-the Bush clique, and
resorts to conspiracy theory on the part of a few bad men rather than an
economic analysis of the contradictions pushing US imperialism into the
M-East vis-a-vis the US/EU rivalry, controlling the EU source of oil. That
would also explain why the EU (Franco-Prussian core) together with Russia
opposed the occupation (rather than the crap about UN protocol and
'international law').

But, what would you expect? That Julian Bond the Democrat would voice a
Marxist analysis? Chomsky, and the others who were interviewed were all on
the Anybody But Bush bandwagon ala pro-Kerry. All that I am saying is that
the film provided more objective data regarding 9/11, exposed the lie as
opposed to 'faulty intelligence', and the politics of fear and in that sense
is more substantive that Moore talking about racism in the Republicans, the
personal Bush family - bin Laden 'connection', his racist attacks on the
Saudis and other such irrelevancies. I think that had "9/11 Fear" been given
the hype and negative (positive!) promotion as the Moore film, that it would
have provided a better format for discussion (critiquing it, of course) than
discussing Bush's personal shortcomings and family history.

Lil Joe

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Subject: Re: [Marxism] Important documentary! "9/11,Fear" and Iraq
War-Online Video Free!!!(not the Mike Moore liberaljoke )

"Hijacking Catastrophe" is a powerful exposition of the "neo-con"
(PNAC) wish for a "new Pearl Harbor" and its plan for imperial
expansion.  Narrated by Julian Bond, the movie however omits any
mention of Democratic Party support for the "hijacking."  It is right
to aim our criticism at Bush for he is at the helm -- and for those who
have not followed the well-developed imperial fantasies of those around
Bush this is a revealing film.  Yet just a few frames, even if added as
a post-script -- for instance, of Hillary Clinton leaping to her feet
to applaud Bush's warmongering at the State of the Union address, Tom
Daschle bear-hugging Bush, Kerry calling for 40,000 more troops to Iraq
in his nomination-acceptance, etc. -- would have made it quite a
different movie.

When we showed it this summer (I think an audience of about 80 showed
up) the film had an impact -- it was clearly disquieting and disturbing
to many who attended.  It probably helped deepen their resolve to vote
for Kerry.

Like Moore's outstanding film, there is more to the story.


On Nov 25, 2004, at 12:19 AM, Lil Joe wrote:

> 9/11, Fear, and the Selling of American Empire
> Hijacking Catastrophe is powerful, understated, straightforward and
> educational. In a single meticulously organized hour of evidence and
> analysis, viewers are treated to a thoughtful explanation of modern
> American
> empire, neo-conservatism as a driving force for the current Bush
> administration.
> Watch It Online - Now!
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