I believe they were planned for 9/11, and the movie was an excuse. I think many may be realizing this.
But, now I am also wondering, what’s with this movie, anyway? I am also wondering, was not the Arab Spring supposed to be about Arabs wanting democracy and free speech?
It is the strangest thing. If you look at the trailer for the movie “Innocence of Muslims,” it looks like they put it together for a dime and a stick of gum; certainly not the 5 Million dollars it is claimed to have been spent.
They did not seem to put any real effort into it. Not only that, but the trailer is as boring as heck!
If they were going to make a movie to start World War III, at least it should have been done better, right? It should have been something that might interest someone, right? Certainly, they could not have expected anyone to want to go sit through the two hours watching it and not fall asleep.
The trailer itself was only seen about 1000 times when first reported on September 11, so most of the rioters had not even seen it. There was no way that trailer would have gone viral.
Most of us in the U.S. did not know about it. So how did people in the Mideast?
Which really made me wonder, was the movie itself a sham, intended only to start something? Was the movie made for the purpose of being an excuse for war?
What was this really all about, and who paid to produce this piece of garbage?
Fox News’ Hollie McKay reported the ‘Innocence of Muslims’ producer’s used a false name, and the actors say they were duped and overdubbed. According to McKay,
“Fox News.com’s research on public and private databases, business filings, and people finding services came up empty on [the producer’s name, Sam Bacile.] Israeli authorities also claim to have no records of him being a citizen, although he said in interviews to be both a citizen of America and Israel.”
“When Bacile’s legitimacy began to be questioned, the AP traced the phone number they had called to Nakoula Basseley Nakoula. Nakoula, 55, a Coptic Christian, said he was the manager of the company that produced the anti-Muslim movie, but denied that he had posed as Bacile. However, Nakoula has frequently used alias names in the past, including Erwin Salameh and Nicola “Bacily,” among others.”
“Bacile” also claimed in his initial interview with the AP that “The Innocence of Muslims” was shown to a mostly empty theater in Hollywood earlier this year, which has since been pinpointed as L.A’s Vine Theater. A worker at the theater told FoxNews.com:“The film we screened was titled ‘The Innocence of Bin Laden’,” adding that the film was in English without any subtitles or Arabic. The worker said it was a “small viewing.”
McKay further writes,
“The supposedly two-hour feature is said to have cost $5 million to make, with “mom and pop” donations coming in from across the world, although many are scratching their heads with regards to how the clearly unprofessional, no-name and no production value film – as projected by the 13-minute trailer – could possibly have cost that much.”
“One independent film producer told FoxNews.com, ‘There is absolutely no way that film could have cost five million…More likely, five dollars… It looks like a hoax’.”
“A representative for the California Film Commission said that no filming permits were given …related to the film’s title. While it seems the film may have been shot in large part via green screen, filming in any public place requires a permit, and it is hard to imagine that the 45-person crew – along with 60 actors as “Bacile” told the press – could have gone completely unnoticed over the three-month period. … nobody in the film industry we talked to had any knowledge of it, nor did they recognize any of the actors in it.”
“SAG/AFTRA told FoxNews.com that it was not one of their films, thus they have no way of tracking it or determining who attended the castings or participated in the production.”
“The cast and crew have said in a statement that they were “shocked by the drastic re-writes of the script and lies that were told to all involved,” and one of the actors said “she had no idea she was involved in such an offensive movie, and that was simply given a script entitled “Desert Warriors.” Another actress reportedly said that the original script didn’t have a Prophet Muhammad character, only a man named “George.”
If the actors were duped, they are not the only ones. It sure feels like all of us are being duped. Unfortunately, that has not been unheard of throughout our world’s political history. In fact, manipulation of the masses has happened far too often.
It does not appear that this movie was ever intended for distribution. Just a few minutes looking at the trailer are all that is necessary to know this was not a movie Americans would be interested in.
The movie used as an excuse to spark the Muslim outrage was not meant to interest us. It was only made to be offensive to Muslims, and it was made here, in America, in order for us to be in a position of blame.
Distribution of the movie was not necessary. Just posting the incredibly long 15 minute trailer on YouTube, with a call to “whomever“ to let them know it was up, was all that was necessary to do the job.
I have no idea the true genesis of this movie or the riots, and I am not assuming that Obama had a hand in it. But he is accountable for how he has reacted.
What cannot be forgotten is President Obama’s own words and expressed sentiments. In his book, the “Audacity of Hope,” he clearly stated, “I will stand with the Muslims, should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”
Nor can it be forgotten President Obama’s own actions as he prepared to meet with the Muslim Brotherhood while snubbing the Israeli Prime Minister.
If this movie, these riots, and the brutal murder of American diplomats are the result of someone’s narcissistic quest for power, or some group’s horrid political chess game, God be with us. I pray the truth, one way or the other, is uncovered quickly.
Is a movie just being used as an excuse? Has the Arab Spring just been turned into a Middle East excuse? Has the Middle East excuse turned into Muslim anger spreading across the Middle East?
Danielle Jones-Wesley contributed with Hollie McKay to the Fox News report – which can be read in its entirety at: http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2012/09/13/innocence-muslims-producer-identity-questioned-actors-say-were-duped/#ixzz26My4O6Kh