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Obsession "Review"

Note: This review is now posted at Amazon - click here if you'd like to rate it or comment. 


Watch the 12 minute trailer (available on Google Video) and you'll get a good idea of what to expect: Fear mongering and lies by omission. 

For instance, the trailer implies the "Radicals" are just making up an excuse to fear "the west." Is anyone so ignorant as to accept this premise? Has anyone told the producers of this film that "Operation Ajax" is now DECLASSIFIED and admitted? (You know, where the CIA went into Iran in 1953 and, using false flag attacks, overthrew the democratically elected government of Mohammad Mosaddeq. That the CIA then installed the ruthless dictator, The Shah, who brutalized the people of Iran until he was overthrown in 1979?) If that doesn't count as open "aggression" I don't know what does. 

-Seriously though, why go back that far? Just look at Iraq - read the Project for a New American Century's "Rebuilding America's Defenses" report (written in September of 2000.) In it you will find this little gem that explains exactly why hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqi men, woman and children are now dead: 

"In the Persian Gulf region, the presence of American forces, along with British and French units, has become a semipermanent fact of life." 


"Though the immediate mission of those forces is to enforce the no-fly zones over northern and southern Iraq, they represent the long-term commitment of the United States and its major allies to a region of vital importance. Indeed, the United States has for decades sought to play a more permanent role in Gulf regional security. " 


"While the unresolved conflict with Iraq provides the immediate justification, the need for a substantial American force presence in the Gulf transcends the issue of the regime of Saddam Hussein." 

I know...some of you probably still think Saddam was behind 9/11....or the Anthrax attacks, or had "weapons of mass destruction" or "had ties to Bin Laden" (or any of the other LIES that were told to sell the policy outlined above.) Wake up - it was a war of aggression, plain and simple. 

Lebanon in 2006? Anyone remember that? Let's recap: Israeli soldiers (legitimate military targets in an ongoing conflict) are caught ACROSS the border - 3 are killed and 2 are taken prisoner in the skirmish that follows. In response, "the west" provides the go ahead (and the weapons) to bomb civilian infrastructure and kill thousands of innocent civilians. Regardless of where you stand on the "Israeli / Palestinian conflict," I'm not sure how anyone could support this blatant act of collective punishment. (Hardly paints the picture of a "fabricated threat.") 

How about "modern day" Iran? Let's see, the US Government has already overthrown your government once and installed a dictator, now it has you surrounded on both sides (after invading both Afghanistan and Iraq) it has threatened a NUCLEAR "first strike," and the vice president (Dick Cheney) has openly suggested painting up US boats to look like Iranian PT boats, having the fake Iranian boats fire on US ships, and then using the incident as an excuse (blaming your country for an attack it had nothing to do with) to bomb you back into the stone age. 

Did that sink in? Let's put it this way: Iran has never overthrown our elected officials, it has never invaded our neighbors, it has never threatened us with nuclear weapons, it has never conspired to stage an incident to provide a pretext for war against us. The criminals running our government (on the other hand) have done ALL OF THE ABOVE to Iran...and yet IRAN (with a military that couldn't even defeat Saddam when he was "our guy") is a threat to US! 

Oh ya, back to the premise I'm refuting: They're just "making it up" that "the west" is a threat. 

Only a person incapable of seeing the situation from the reverse perspective could buy into this crap. I'll try one more time: (Hypothetical) China overthrows our government 55 years ago and installs a brutal dictator, we finally throw the dictator out, but then China invades Mexico to our South. Then, it fabricates a reason to invade Canada to our north (killing hundreds of thousands of INNOCENT people in the process...) With the US surrounded, it then threatens a nuclear "first strike" and conspires to CREATE an incident that makes it "look like" we attacked China (to be used as an excuse to attack us.) All along claiming that WE ARE THE THREAT!!! Would it be very hard to imagine "anti-Chinese" sentiment in the US? 

The sad truth is this: Criminals seized control of our government decades ago. The current beneficiaries (the NeoCons) only benefit from "Radical Muslims" and "terrorist attacks." (Both justify their criminal wars of conquest and the further destruction of our Constitution and Bill of Rights.) The hatred they're creating in the Middle East suits their needs perfectly. -These men (and the "special interests" that control them) are a far greater threat to our freedom and way of life than the bogeymen presented in this film. -But if they're lucky, you won't figure that out until they've totally destroyed our country.

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