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US has lost focus in war on terror, becoming consumed with emotions and heroic postures, says Oliver Stone – RT USA News

On the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, in a conversation with RT, award-winning director Oliver Stone condemned the American response as being rooted in an “exaggerated exaggeration to wage war” and a misguided attempt to revenge.

Stone condemned the bloody thirst for revenge that characterized the United States’ response to the attacks from the start. ““We have to have them for that” – [but] we didn’t even know who “them” were!He exclaimed Wednesday to Afshin Rattansi of Going Underground, pointing out that it was Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, rather than the more famous terrorist scarecrow Osama bin Laden, who had drawn up the whole plan.in his brain. “

We lost our focus at that point – we were terrified, horrified, but we didn’t really watch what had happened. We should have looked at why. A lot of [the government’s reasoning] was BS. It was largely an exaggerated hype to go to war by the United States and IsraelStone explained.

On US President Joe Biden’s controversial withdrawal from Afghanistan, Stone has been a rare voice of support, insisting that he “I didn’t think it was a bad withdrawal at allAnd that the feeling of crisis was inflated by the media. “I appreciate a man who doesn’t rush to judge like Bush was or Trump would be. A man who thinks things and who is deliberate… Most US presidents would bow – change their minds because of the polls,” which are “always hard on presidents. “

Stone observed that the reasons given by terrorists for the 9/11 attacks were relatively simple: the decision of former President George HW Bush to station US troops in the Saudi holy land and the increasingly “one-sided” support from the United States to Israel, despite international law. “We should have looked at why [the attacks occurred]. Bush said they envy our freedoms, but that was nonsense. They did it for two reasons, as Osama made it very clearStone continued. “Instead of disengaging at the end of the war in November, we sent a huge amount of troops, didn’t understand the scenery, went on patrol again and again, and like we did in Vietnam, [the US Army] upset people just by being there.



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Rather than raining fiery death on the people of Afghanistan and Iraq, the real heroism would have been focused on helping the victims of the attack, Stone said, explaining why he made the film. World Trade Center ”.I think the heroism is simple: it is not elaborate, it is not reported, it is done“, He said, denouncing the”emotionality and imperialismHe felt rather marked the American response to the attacks.

Stone also mentioned that he had worked hard on a pair of documentaries: one sort of a follow-up to ‘JFK’ and the other regarding climate change. He hopes that the latter, called ‘Star Power’, will be “change people’s perception of what is happening [with the climate] and can tremendously help the world to adapt.

This is why I did it. In my opinion, there is no more noble purpose in life than to serve humanity.



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