8 July 2008

The great hostage rescue news story movie

Is it just me or does the latest Columbian hostage rescue seem highly implausible and scripted? Isn't it odd that McCain happened to have been a POW and just happened to have been visiting Columbia? And isn't is odd that there are endless glossy documentaries that instantly appear after the rescue? And isn't it strange that the Columbian government with its savage rightwing death-sqauds who are infamous for torture and killing decided to leave the area without firing a single shot after the "rescue" was complete? Would a POW who really thought he was being transferred look into a camera and talk about his service to the "glorious Columbian military?" As scripts go, I could have written this as a high school senior between my tossing spitwads at the teacher and chugging beer in the parking lot. The CIA needs to hire a new PR team.

4 comments:

wunelle said...

I thought exactly the same thing. It seems exactly like the manufactured news with which we've become so familiar in the past seven years.

It would be nice to find out if there's any truth to the event having been staged; it would certainly put the pall of W on McC.

Karlo said...

And are we really supposed to feel sympathy for the three gun-running mercenaries from Northrop Grumman? Are we supposed to believe that corporate mercenaries are being sent to Columbia to prevent drug-running? The whole thing is a bad Hollywood script.

Pisces Iscariot said...

Check out this piece from Counterpunch

Anonymous said...

I'm sure you must mean ColOmbia.