Tue, 15 Jan 2013 3:27p.m.
Reviewed by Laura Frykberg.
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15/01/2013 8:35:56 p.m.
Kathryn Bigelow said: “We depicted a variety of controversial practices and intelligence methods that were used in the name of finding bin Laden. The film shows that no single method was necessarily responsible for solving the manhunt, nor can any single scene taken in isolation fairly capture the totality of efforts the film dramatizes.”
So torture, what she calls an “intelligence method,” wasn’t solely responsible for bin Laden’s capture,it was partially responsible. Jessica Chastain admitted that there was a link made in the film to the needed information and the torture to get it, but went on that this was a “murky, gray area - “it’s complicated.” Lets make it simple then!!! Torture is, literally and in essence, a crime against humanity. Like rape, it is a systematic attempt to violently degrade people and rob them of their very humanity. Any government which not only tolerates such things but which, from its highest offices, justifies and insists on them as ‘instruments of policy’… once exposed,any government which does not prosecute the perpetrators but instead provides them in advance with immunity…reveals itself as a system that requires such crimes, and such criminals, for its functioning. Any people that does not resist such crimes, and demand prosecution of the torturers and, even more so, those who formulated the policy at the highest levels, reveals themselves to be complicit in those crimes. And in passively allowing the humanity of others to be degraded and attacked, they lose their own.” There is an implicit criticism in the film that Obama ended the detainee and torture program, This is a lie Gitmo is still going strong as is a far worse place - Bagram where NZ troops have regularly delivered "fresh meat" for the grist.
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