Firstly, in purely cinematic terms...wow. Fantastically gritty docudrama style photography, edgy close up shots of the key players such as Harvey Keitel, last seen by this Zionist Conspirator in the excellent National Treasure delivering wonderful lines such as 'This is not a day for Um'. The characterisations were all quite believable as well, the portrait of the hideous Madeline Albright was so accurate physically and vocally that it made this Blogger want to gouge his eyes out at the sheer horror of the Wrinkled Queen Of Appeasement.
The history behind the drama went right the way back to the first World Trade Centre bombing back in 1993, and from the word go gave us convincing characterisations of the FBI and CIA teams involved with the ongoing investigations, if not always of those they were tracking. I wasnt overly impressed with the idea of Ramzi and Khalid sitting in a decadent western nightclub drinking and dirty dancing with black women in unlikely makeup - artistic licence taken a bit too far there methinks. The portrait of Zawahiri was eerily believable however.
Interestingly, the soon to be Mrs Zionist Conspirator sat through it quite happily, asking questions aplenty, particularly about Afghanistan. Now regular visitors to this Blog know exactly how I feel about Afghanistan and the way we have treated the Northern Alliance who actually did 90% of the dying and groundfighting in Afghanistan - much the same way I feel about Iraq, and the equally despicable way we treated the Kurds
who shed a large amount of their own blood and have been pushed aside. The portrait of the Northern Alliance warlord Masoud was quite excellent, I must find the name of the chap who played him.
'Are there any men left in Washington?' asks Masoud when the order not to go after Bin Laden because of worries over 'civilian casualties' (hey how does 2996 civilian casualties grab you) is given. 'Or only cowards?'
Cowards, old bean. This was the Clinton Administration.
'I bet he did sleep with her though, right?' asked the Zionist Conspirator Fiance when Clinton's infamous 'I never had sexual relations with that woman' denial was briefly screened. Well, she was only a teenager at the time so why should she know about US presidential history? A two-minute potted 'events that prove Bill Clinton was a philandering lying scumbag traitor to the American people' lesson ensued, though as I pointed out if you want a fairly clear pre-Whitehouse biopic that does everything but call its central characters Bill and Hillary, you could just go watch the excellent 'Primary Colors'
As we watched events such as the folied Millenium bomb plot unfold, we mused on the basic problem with the combatting of terrorism. Namely that people really dont take notice when a bomb plot is
foiled. It hasnt hurt anyone (well unless your an Islamic child pornographer from Forest Gate
anyway), and life just goes on as it did before. Ironically, the better the security services do their jobs, the less help and support they get from a fickle, media-brainwashed public that would rather believe the Guardian when it says that its all made up and the latest terror raids are meant to take pressure off Tony Blair in some fashion.
She did laugh when I told her that the latest bunch of bearded Islamofascists to be caught with their pants and bombmaking equipment down have had their martyrdom videos unearthed in Wycombe Forest - how embarassing for them in Court...the phrase 'bang to rights' rather covers it methinks.
I await Part 2 tonight though I will have to wait until Tuesday to watch it as Conception
has its first full pre-Committee meeting tonight in Ferndown - I will ask for a minute's silence, I hope someone else will do the same.
Because no matter how many plots we foil, we should never forget the ones we didnt.
Labels: Afghanistan, Conception, Iraq, The Missus