Hollywood and the Pentagon: A Dangerous Liaison (Full Version)

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The American Army’s intrusion in Hollywood war films may surprise some. In fact, the U.S. Army secret services have had close ties with American filmmakers for several decades. The movie Top Gun, for instance, was filmed with the support and approval of the U.S. Army. There is even a special bureau, the Film Liaison Office, that oversees these issues for the Pentagon and the Capitol. It has a clear mission: studying the scripts of American war movies, deciding whether to offer them support or not, depending on their interest for the country’s military leaders.

Scripts are cut and sometimes watered down. Characters are changed and historical truth, sometimes fudged. One director might be loaned combat jets and ships, and all their equipment, enabling him to shoot the scenes written by his scriptwriters. Another director, whose script displeases the army, may be refused any kind of support. That was the case for the film Platoon, deemed overly critical of the Vietnam War. It is then up to the producers to look for shooting locations and equipment outside the United States. Often, at considerable cost.

In his Pentagon office, the head of the Film Liaison Office makes no secret of his goals. He wants to encourage films which flatter the U.S. Army, win support for its actions on the battle field, and encourage more soldiers to sign up. In short: pure propaganda. Few great war films have escaped the influence, or even the censure, of the U.S. Army. From www.cbc.ca

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Loss of Liberty – The USS Liberty Attack (Full Version)

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On June 8, 1967, Israeli warplanes and torpedo boats launched a ferocious two-hour attack against the USS Liberty, an American intelligence ship operating in the eastern Mediterranean. Of the 294 men aboard the vessel, 34 were killed and 172 were wounded.

“The Loss of Liberty” tells the shocking, long-suppressed truth about the treacherous assault, and tears to shreds the shameful official story that the attack was a case of mistaken identity.

 

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  • Cohen

    All of these videos and documentaries mean nothing until the perps are brought to justice; just like the Zios hunt doen old 90 to 100 year old Nazis, so should the *real* Americans hunt down all of those that were involved – including those that pardoned what the Zios did.

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  • ShaggerleyBax

    Any time the USS Liberty gets mentioned the Israeli shrills claim it was an accident. In other words the entire crew of a US ship of the lined lied. I don’t think so. They got caught.

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  • Its the same sort of lies as years down the road when the airliner was blown up
    over long island from a navy missle, back around 1986 i think it was, 100′s of witnesses saw a missle shoot up and hit the plane , and the official response to that was “they were all drunk.” The lies keep on pouring in, year after year.

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  • and the American taxpayer has been giving 8 billion dollars a year to Israel ever since? Why? They are our allies? BS…BS…BS!!

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