CAIRO, Egypt (AP) – Sharon Stone believes the Sept. 11 attacks should not have been used as a pretext for the United States to launch wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, according to her comments published Monday in a pan-Arab newspaper.
In her interview with Al Hayat, the actress also bemoaned what she called Americans’ decision to ignore the deaths of so many Iraqis. “I feel at great pain when the spotlight is on the death of 4,000 American soldiers, while 600,000 Iraqi deaths are ignored,” she said. “War is not a movie, it is a tragedy of dead bodies, victims, the disabled, orphans, widows and the displaced.”
“War is not a movie”….what a profound statement from an armchair critic who gets all of her ideas about war from movies and her like-minded actor friends.
First of all, the “sources” and the assertions made in the phoney Lancet study funded by leftwingnutbag George Soros, claiming the astronomical deaths, has been thoroughly debunked:
For a massive number of other red flags having nothing to do with the actual numbers, you will want to read the aforementioned National Journal article “Data Bomb” by Neil Munro and Carl M. Cannon. But here’s one: While it’s widely known that the Lancet authors refused to release their data to be evaluated by outsiders, there has been little talk about Riyadh Lafta.
The Lancet put Saddam-supporter Riyadh Lafta in charge of doing its household surveys and he operated essentially without supervision. Yet Lafta didn’t just work for the Saddam government; he provided and publicized the numbers to support the dictator’s claim that U.N. sanctions were causing massive deaths among tykes like these. Photo by Michael Fumento. Click for larger image.
Lafta was the man in charge of the actual collection of numbers, while another Lancet author was in Iraq but holed up in a hotel. As National Journal notes, Lafta was also a high-ranking official in Saddam Hussein’s ministry of health and there authored some of the agit-prop papers about the vast number of small children dying from sanctions the U.N. imposed after the 1990 invasion of Kuwait..
……the editor of the Lancet, physician Richard Horton…..spoke at a rally in 2006 sponsored by Stop the War Coalition, a British group set up on September 21, 2001, which is to say its purpose was to oppose punishing and defeating the perpetrators of the 9/11 attack. At the rally, Horton shouted about the “mountain of violence and torture” in Iraq – and no, he wasn’t talking about Saddam. “This axis of Anglo-American imperialism extends its influence through war and conflict, gathering power and wealth as it goes, so millions of people are left to die in poverty and disease,” he angrily added. Watch the histrionics on YouTube. This is not your father’s medical journal editor.
The study, published in 2006, was hailed by antiwar campaigners as evidence of the scale of the disaster caused by the invasion, but Downing Street and President George Bush challenged its methodology.
New research published by The New England Journal of Medicine estimates that 151,000 people – less than a quarter of The Lancet estimate – have died since the invasion in 2003.
“The authors should have disclosed the [Soros] donation and for many people that would have been a disqualifying factor in terms of publishing the research,” said Michael Spagat, economics professor at Royal Holloway, University of London.
The Lancet study was commissioned by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and led by Les Roberts, an associate professor and epidemiologist at Columbia University. He reportedly opposed the war from the outset.
His team surveyed 1,849 homes at 47 sites across Iraq, asking people about births, deaths and migration in their households.
Only 1,849 homes, and they come up with a 600,000 figure?
Professor John Tirman of MIT said this weekend that $46,000 (£23,000) of the approximate £50,000 cost of the study had come from Soros’s Open Society Institute.
Roberts said this weekend: “In retrospect, it was probably unwise to have taken money that could have looked like it would result in a political slant. I am adamant this could not have affected the outcome of the research.”
Could have looked like a political slant? These leftwingnuts have no shame for their blatant attempt at presenting fiction as fact.
Secondly, when Stone opines that 9/11 ‘should not have been used as a pretext for the United States to launch wars in Afghanistan and Iraq’ it’s apparent that the terrorist atrocity didn’t hit close enough to her house. The fact that the 9/11 perpetrators, al Qadea, and Taliban were and are supported thoroughout the Middle East, doesn’t register with this foreign policy genius.
Al Hayat published excerpts of the interview from December, when Stone attended the fourth Dubai International Film Festival in the United Arab Emirates.
Stone came to the region seeking answers for herself because, she said, the U.S. media has failed to provide Americans with the truth.
“I feel sad when I realize how much truth is being changed or obscured in the American media,” she said.
Oh they change and obscure things, alright. MSM outlets like the New York Times, Washington Post, Seattle Post Intelligencer, NBC, ABC, CBS, PBS, and CNN, have gone out of their way to portray the ‘truth’ just the way you like it. Why the dissapointment?
Could it be that boots-on-the-ground military personnel, bloggers, and news organizations like Fox News Channel actually challenge, debate, and dissect the crap they spew with counterpoints and facts? Where is her outrage regarding the thousands of Iraqis slaughtered by Saddam Hussein? The brainless bitch could use a tour of the hundreds of mass graves we unearthed.
The Tinseltown airhead even provides her take on Arab-Israeli conflicts and Iran:
The star of Basic Instinct and other movies criticized both Arab countries and Israel for failing to resolve their decades-long conflict.
She said she also opposes any military conflict with Iran.
I bet Ahmadinijhad invites her to Tehran.
In Dubai, Stone also campaigned to raise over $1 million for AIDS research and awareness about the disease which remains taboo in the Arab world.
Before she hits the Iran lecture circuit, she should know that homosexuality officially “doesn’t exist” in Iran.
Stone and the rest of her visceral, anti-American obliviots haven’t yet realized that we don’t take their opinions seriously.
We know that Hollywood liberal effetes are intellectually bankrupt, but when they volunteer their services as a mouth organ for Islamofascist propaganda, they should expect to get slammed in the process.
These people are so full of hate against George Bush and America, that they would rather support our enemies, and cling to contrived agitprop that denigrates the brave women and men who protect this country, including unfortunately, worthless Hollywood ingrates.