Oliver Stone Slams "Exceptional" America's "Vast Stupidity" In Sanctioning Russia

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In a scathing Facebook post entitled "Mid Summer Anger," movie director (and infamous Putin interviewer), Oliver Stone lashes out at Washington's passage of the Russia sanctions bill, suggesting that US intelligence agencies aren't doing their job and are misleading the public in the "false-flag war" against Moscow.

Congress passed its beloved Russia sanctions last week by a vote of 419-3! The Senate followed with a vote of 98-2!!



I guess ‘American Exceptionalism’ includes the vast stupidity inherent in having two giant oceans to distance us from the rest of humanity.


With all the Apples and Microsofts and computer geniuses we have in our country, can we not even accept the possibility that perhaps our intelligence agencies are not doing their job, and maybe, just maybe, are deliberately misleading us to continue their false-flag war against Russia? Or for that matter, that Russia itself may not be that invested in screwing up our vaunted democracy with such sloppy malware as claimed? Especially in view of the strong statement put out by Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, a group of reform-minded veterans throwing a dose of acid on the infamous ‘Brennan-Clapper Report’ of January 6, 2017. With this report alone, much less the overt lying and leaking that’s been going on, both James Clapper (‘We don’t do surveillance on our own citizens’) and John Brennan (‘Drones and torture? None of our business') should be investigated as thoroughly as Michael Flynn, Jared Kushner, Trump’s son, etc.


What’s happened to Elizabeth Warren, Barbara Lee, or any of the people who’ve displayed some independent thinking in the past? Have they actually read this report? Somebody out there in DC, please explain to me this omission of common sense. Are the Washington Post and the New York Times so powerful that no one bothers to read or think beyond them? It seems the TV stations in this country take their copy from them.


I accept the US decline. That’s a given -- after all, compare our broken-down New York subway system with Moscow’s, as well as many other cities’ pristine and impeccable services. These sanctions, which I pray Europe can independently judge and discard, are as dumb as giving out medals to Generals who keep losing wars.



I still have this image burned in my brain of Petraeus with his 11/12(?) rows of ribbons, many looking like Boy Scout badges, surrounded by adoring Congressmen as he lied his way through his foreign policy testimony.


Never mind that any moment now a Dr. Strangelove-type incident can occur -- with less reaction time, say 15 minutes, compared to the 1960s 2/3 hours. We are truly at the edge as Mr. P pointed out in the documentary I made. Such Roman arrogance, such blindness, calls out for another Vietnam, another Iraq. We’re screaming for some Karmic Boot up the ass. Destroying our pride would be a favor that the gods could do us.


I can go on -- but I’m angry as you can tell. So what’s the point of going to the windows and screaming, even if I were on television? Read the report below from Sanity Inc. and pray another August (1914) passes without the war Congress, Media, and the Military-Industrial Complex are literally dying for.


I now fully realize how World War I started. People in power never really thought it would happen, and when it did, thought it’d be over in weeks.


You should know the rest of that history. It doesn’t end well.

This, of course, is not the first time Stone has pointed out the fallacies behind US foreign policy and it appears his prophetic McCarthyism on steroids perspective from December has apparently come true...

I remember well in the 1950s when the Russians were supposed to be in our schools, Congress, State Department -- and according to many Eisenhower/Nixon supporters -- about to take over our country without serious opposition (and they call me paranoid!).


It was this same media who insisted on our need to go to Vietnam to defend our freedoms against the communists 6,000 miles away. And after the Red Scare finally went away for good in 1991, let us remind ourselves that It never ended. It became Hussein of Iraq with his weapons of mass destruction, and talk of the ‘mushroom cloud.’ It became a Demon, as real as any Salem Witch Trial. It was Gaddafi of Libya, and then it was Assad of Syria. In other words, as in an Orwellian prophesy, it never ended, and I can guarantee you it never will -- unless we the people who can still think for ourselves in this existential matter, can say “Enough” to this demon act. “Enough,’ “go away” -- laugh in their faces.

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takeaction's picture

Stay away from Home Depot...nail gun section sir....

knukles's picture

On a brighter note, OJ said he'd love to take another stab at marriage when he's paroled

(What's Ollie doing upsetting the Dumbocraps Circus Parade?)

barysenter's picture

He also said under deposition that he's never brandished a weapon against anyone, ever. It's on record. He brandished his 1st class NFL body against his dead wife and beat her so bad multiple times the why are you bothering us police showed up.

GUS100CORRINA's picture

Oliver Stone Slams "Exceptional" America's "Vast Stupidity" In Sanctioning Russia

My response: While i may not agree with everything Oliver Stone may say, this I AGREE WITH COMPLETELY. 

Our US SENATE and US CONGRESS are made up of MORONS with REPROBATE MINDS who professing to be WISE, will become FOOLS and push the REPUBLIC over a cliff into the ABYSS.

SethPoor's picture

@knukles --- He can't cut it !

Slack Jack's picture

I have come to the conclusion that Trump is not at all what he seems. Trump is the enemy who pretends to be your friend.

I wrote the following before Trump happily agreed to sign the sanctions bill against Russia: I didn't post it immediately as I wasn't sure how true it was. I am still a little surprised at how correct it turned out to be.

The Orange Jew actually wants to enact sanctions against Russia.

However, he wants to do this while still pretending to represent those that voted for him.

That is why the House voted 419-3 for sanctions.

That is why the Senate voted 98-2 for sanctions.

That is why the press screams that the sanctions deal is veto-proof.

That is why all scream that Trump is trapped and has no other choice but to sign the sanctions bill.

All to give him a plausible excuse to sign the bill, to do what he wants, but not what his support base wants.

As many Trump supporters now suspect, Trump has actually been their enemy from the beginning.

If the Orange Jew is the real deal then he will veto this sanctions legislation.

But, Trump is not the real deal. So, he will sign it into law.

Trump is no different from Obama, Bush and Clinton.

For one thing, it appears that Obama, Bush, Clinton and Trump are all Jews.



Blacksunday3's picture

If he vetoed the bill they would have overrided it. The CIA etc have passed this Russia lie into reality. That's your opponent.

HopefulCynical's picture

Oliver Stone: "Somebody out there in DC, please explain to me this omission of common sense."

His name is George Soros. His puppet-master is Lord Rothschild.

yogibear's picture

Deep-state won't be happy  until the nukes are going off.

What an eveil bunch.

stilletto2's picture

Do something America.

Vote against every representative who voted for sanctions and world war. Vote them all, of all parties, out!

Scuba Steve's picture

Youd be too if you had a power mongers hand up your ass while you gobble puppet fiat from the puppeteer.

Sick fuks.

yogibear's picture

Who will be OJ's next Ron Goldman?


PhattyBuoy's picture

Guess OLiver went to the dark side ...

Kind of like it !

Lumberjack's picture

John Podesta is on the Russian prowl.


See his first tweet (and their responses), His second tweet that gives a link includes ZH in the link stats.

Bay of Pigs's picture

Podesta deserves a cruel, long and painful death. What an evil, twisted fucker.

Lumberjack's picture

Do read the replies he gets!

Lumberjack's picture

Russians in the window,

and underneath their beds,

Hiding in the bushes,

There's Russians in their heads.

The Russians are a comin,

There's nothing you can do,

You can try to run and hide,

But they'll be there for you.

Podesta's sayin that the end is near,


The Russians are a comin,

I'm telling you my friend.

They're gonna be everywhere,

From sea to shining sea,

This program has been brought to you,

By a witch named Hillary.

Lj 2017

Winston Churchill's picture

Like putting him in the same cell as Hitlary for the rest of his life ?

More icruel than the death of a thousand cuts.

barysenter's picture

Oiver Stone is a scumbag opportunist. He lies. He bends the truth to serve whoever pays him. Steal your face right off your head.
And he's just a little one.

barysenter's picture

You've seen his work. I'm on the ground. I also see effect.
He's an evil whore.
Tell us your real christian name, criminal.

VZ58's picture

Yeah sure, who isn't these days. At least he is speaking the truth on this aspect. Does that hurt your brain?

barysenter's picture

Check his story against the documents that haven't yet been expunged.
Track also where his funding came from. And theirs. It's right in your face.

blentus's picture

So, let me get this straight.

You accuse someone of something, but it should be us who are going to do the hard work, and 'track also where his funding came from'?

Why don't you simply just lay it all out for us, since I sure as fuck am not going to go and do research for you.

Thanks man.

arby63's picture

WTF does a movie Maker know? 

dlweld's picture

Well, what do you know about what a movie maker knows?

Groucho's picture

Congratulations! You win the stupidest comment of the day on zerohedge. Not an easy feat. Stone has been speaking truth to power for decades. What have you done?

DavidFL's picture

Truly - not an easy feat!

The Wizard's picture

Pot calling the kettle black?

DosZap's picture

He's correct on this one, and TRUMP said so.He was basically MADE to sign off on it.

FreeShitter's picture

USSA zio jews hate the White Christian Russians.

Juggernaut x2's picture

Stone should differentiate between average Americans just trying to make it day-to-day and the traitorous, Israel-loving cocksuckers in Congress

FreeShitter's picture

He should but if he even mentions "it", he gets JFK'd.

VZ58's picture

Kinda think that was his point, no? Of course he mentions that chronic lier and opportunist Elizabeth Warren, so take everything with a grain of salt!

Blacksunday3's picture

Heavy. Stone is great. Putin interviews were provactive and enjoyable. 

Juggernaut x2's picture

Hopefully all of the Trumptards will be at the tip of the spear when we take on the Russkies or Iran.

Jack McGriff's picture

Yeah, because the lefttards are some badazzes, right cocheese?  FFS, cowardly libtards like yourself cannot even defend your genitals from being taken away.  You better hope there isn't a civil war b/n lefttards and the alt-right because you will be decimated in very short order no matter what depravity you identify with.  

arby63's picture

Heaven knows you would run. You and your trolling buddies living far away but spending all your free time analyzing shit you're clueless about.

Albertarocks's picture

You're one of tens of millions of dumb sheep who are permanently tricked and trapped by the 'divide and conquer' tactics of the establishment.  You want to hate "Trumptards" as if it would be their fault if any future war with Russia were to break out.  Meanwhile, the "Trumptards" fully blame the left for any future war with Russia.  The sad fact is that Americans are completely polarized along party lines when the truth is that they should be united as fellow countrymen, turning their angry gaze toward the real cause of conflict all over the world, including this potential war with Russia.  And it isn't any of the ordinary citizens who voted for either party who want to war with Russia or Iran... it is the leftist fascist MIC establishment.  Period.  That's who you should be wishing was at the tip of the spear.  Any sane person who wasn't guided by the nose like sheep would know this.

Ex-Oligarch's picture

"...it isn't any of the ordinary citizens who voted for either party who want to war with Russia."

I wish you were right about this, but I don't think so.  Many democratic voters I know are advocating for direct military action to "punish" Russia, and now routinely toss out anti-Russian nonsense. 

These same people seem to be emotionally incapable of backing down from the factually baseless positions they take on a routine basis.  The anti-Russian narrative satisfies their immature need for a scapegoat to blame for their idiotic decision to run Ste. Hillary as their candidate, for lacking the courage to stand up to the party establishment when it became clear that their beloved St. Bernie should have had the nomination, and for their abandonment of all moral and rational principles during the prior 8 years of crony corruption and military conflagration foisted on us by St. Barry. 

It's a tantrum, a paroxysm, and it has not yet run its course all these months later.  Why should we believe that these "ordinary citizens" -- who have sat by and watched, and even cheered Obama's wars in Libya, Syria, and Ukraine -- will finally calm down and reverse course at the last moment when it comes to Russia? 

Canary Paint's picture

"when we take on the Russkies or Iran"

Unlike you, I do not think it is inevitable that this will happen. I deeply hope that it does not happen. It is so profoundly unnecessary.

I am not sure the elements in governance that act like they want this actually want this. I think they want to keep some low boil with someone scary enough to keep the military budget fat.

Your assumption that this "taking them on" must happen feeds that narrative.

DosZap's picture

Are you the Nazi correspondent?.

knukles's picture

"I remember well in the 1950s when the Russians were supposed to be in our schools, Congress, State Department -- and according to many Eisenhower/Nixon supporters -- about to take over our country without serious opposition (and they call me paranoid!)."

No Oillie, that wasn't paranoia. 
That was foresight. 

The Commie Rat Ass Bastards have taken over America! 
Thanks FDR

Doom and Dust's picture

He's got big stones coming out like this.

Goy gone rogue. Could be a movie.

FoggyWorld's picture

Stone recently did several long interviews with Putin and they are really worth watching.  I believe they are on youtube and you see really the surprises Stone ran into.  

Putin is not a thug and not anything close to stupid.   He is a thinker and is dedicated to seeing Russia grow.   He doesn't want war at all but will make sure it never again happens on Russian soil.  He has a great command of history.   We should be so lucky.