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“All the Awards It Receives”
“Hotshots” looks at a movie!
Zero Dark Thirty is the fascinating story of the hunt for Osama bin Laden by the C.I.A. and the attack by SEAL Team 6 on his compound in Pakistan which ended with his death.
It was directed by Kathryn Bigelow, who previously directed the 2009 The Hurt Locker, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture and for which Bigelow won the Academy Award for Best Director, the first time a woman had ever won that award.
That feat could easily be duplicated with this outstanding film.
The title refers to 30 minutes after midnight, and Jessica Chastain stars as Maya, based on the real C.I.A. agent who was most responsible for the work it took to track down and locate where bin Laden was hiding almost 10 years after the attack and destruction of the World Trade Center in New York City.
Chastain has already won an award for this role and most likely will win many more awards for her outstanding acting in this film.
We see Maya at a so-called “black site,” where she is observing the “enhanced interrogation” of a detainee, which is being conducted by Dan, a fellow agent.
Dan tells the detainee, “When you lie to me, I hurt you.”
And Dan does, which is a bit ingenuous, because how can you tell that a person is lying when such interrogation tactics are being used on him?
Maya is based in Pakistan, and we learn that she didn’t volunteer for this assignment to track down bin Laden, but she was appointed to it because Washington believes she is a “killer” at her job.
While we watch Maya and her colleagues gather the evidence they need in order to uncover the whereabouts of their target, we also see the terrorist attacks around the world that occurred during those years, which were attributed to al Qaida, if not to bin Laden himself.
Maya concentrates her search on one man, Abu Ahmed, whom she believes to be the courier for bin Laden, and time is lost over a confusion brought about by his name.
In fact, Arab names are confusing and hard to understand by westerners, including those in the audience.
Familiar actors also appear in the film, but Chastain stands out.
Zero Dark Thirty deserves all the awards it receives.
I’m Dan Culberson and this is “Hotshots.”
The Taliban have threatened to target Malala again and she was given tight security for her journey to the UK on Monday.
She and two other schoolgirls were attacked as they returned home from school in Mingora in the Swat Valley almost a week earlier.
The gunman who boarded the van in which she was travelling asked for her by name before firing three shots at her.
Malala is widely known as a campaigner for girls’ education in Pakistan. In early 2009 she wrote an anonymous diary for BBC Urdu about life under the Taliban, who had banned all girls in her area from attending school.
In Boulder, protesters gather at the Valmont power plant known as the “pollution boat” to call for a cleaner form of power with Gas Powered Electricity also know as Killer Coal. In media news, printed media is still on the downfall and devices like the ipad, kindle and other e-book readers are starting to shine in the publishing market. Pakistan has been giving an ultimatum to root out Taliban, on that note South Park has had to cut back on racial slurs due to terrorist threats against the writers and Heather heads heads off to Washington D.C. to bring us world news.
You may say this sound like madness. Or ask what the hell are you talking about?
You won’t be saying that if radical Islamic elements of a middle eastern country drops several real nukes on American cities. Imagine seeing New York city in flames after a middle eastern Muslim country detonates a high powered nuke in lower Manhattan and renders half of the eastern seaboard uninhabitable.??
Then what I am saying won’t seem so crazy. You will wonder , how could this have happened?.
I am convinced that it will happen. I am also convinced at this point that president Obama has no idea what he is doing or is up against. He reminds me of early attempts by Brittan to negotiate with the Nazis. It was bullshit and caused WWII. I claim we are already in the early stages of WWIII. There is no negotiating with radical Islam. They are bound and determined to destroy the west put us all under Sha’aria law and live in their simple desert world alone while we burn.
So here’s my plan. Afghanistan is a lost cause. We already lost that war. The Taliban have shadow governments in most of its provenances, just waiting for us to leave. Between them and Pakistan they have the money and wherewithal to nuke us and they will when we exit Afghanistan.
Other countries of concern are Iran, actually the whole damn middle east and north Africa and North Korea.
But lets talk about the middle East. If we sent an invasion force to the middle East, conquered them occupied them and drag them kicking and screaming int the 21 century, we may be able to save the world. Otherwise we are going to burn in our homes here in America. When I say an invasion force I am talking about an allied force of 1 or 2 million troops. No fooling around. Occupy every city town mountain and out post and put an end to Afghanistan as it exists right now. Occupy it the way we occupied Japan and Germany after WWI. Build bases there and leave them there. Kill there heroin production and kill anyone who fights us. and then move right across the middle east WWII style. We have been fighting in the middle east since the 1980s and we could have ended this a long time ago. Or we can just stay home and wait for the nukes. It’s a shit sandwich and we are going to have to take a bite.
Also, as far as I am concerned Obama or Romney: they are both the same. neither are capable of leading this country from nuclear annihilation. Actually, they are both cut from the same cloth. Nice guys. Civilized. Unfortunately, there are a bunch of barbarians out there who aim to kill us all, very soon.
So this is well beyond petty American politics.
Watch this WWI channel and see what i mean: <a href=”http://www.justin.tv/military_history#/w/2969917904/6″>http://www.justin.tv/military_history#/w/2969917904/6</a>
from the land of doom
Jann Scott Live talks from the Channel 1 Network studios about Nazi government control of our public access airwaves and the right to free speech. Jann also hits on the concerns of North Korean nuclear weapons and the Islamic control or oil. Last but not least Jann gives a Nazi a hug.