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Oliver Stone makes a plea for sanity.

– America Is Not Listening –

Judging by the US MSM response to Putin’s speech on Thursday (attached below at 12 minutes), it seems we have a massive breakdown in understanding nuclear issues in this country. For us it’s a matter of boasting, I guess — Trump’s “fire and fury” and the end of Earth. But those paying attention should know that last Thursday, in a low-key but monumental response to American threats, and without much fanfare, Mr. Putin stated what Russia has been doing to protect itself from what they view as a dangerous bully. It surprised many of us, I believe most likely, our over-budgeted Pentagon and over-rated CIA with a pretty stark statement, if not proof, that the Russians can defend themselves quite well for about 12% of the defense budget we waste.

I may be wrong, but it seems that it blows to smithereens all the billions of dollars we’ve spent on ABMs. Big cutbacks are due, but already it seems the Pentagon is asking for more money to keep up with the Russians’ “threat.” The madness will grow.

But what the US doesn’t understand is what Putin is saying. And in that sense, it was a very hopeful speech to me. What he’s saying in the plainest English is: ‘Stop — before it’s too late. We don’t want to fight you! Just leave us alone! Call us names, kick us out of the Olympics, have your sanctions, but don’t keep pushing for “regime change,” aka the overthrow of the Russian State. Don’t keep pressing with your NATO threats on our borders. Don’t keep thinking that you have the upper hand. You don’t. We’re quite capable of meeting all your threats — and frankly more. We don’t have to boast.’

The whole thing smacks to me of a veteran gunfighter in a predictable Western, telling the hot-headed kid bent on proving he’s better, ‘Don’t, kid. Don’t go for that gun. Go home… to your Mama, to your wife, a glass of milk, or maybe a peaceful life… whatever. Just go.’

Maybe it’s not such a bad idea.

Gilbert Doctorow, “Missile-gate: US Intel Misses Russia’s Big Advances in Nuclear Parity,” Consortiumnews, http://bit.ly/2FgUy9H.

“Putin’s Message Couldn’t Be Clearer,” Off Guardian, http://bit.ly/2tklwaE.

Tyler Durden, “Putin: ‘Russia’s New Hypersonic Missile Can Rip US Defenses Apart,” Zero Hedge, http://bit.ly/2F4jZuJ.

Paul Craig Roberts, “Putin’s State of the Union Reveals Russian Superiority in Nuclear Weapons Technology,” http://bit.ly/2D1R8Bv.

Americans are equally misguided by the MSM on Syria. Here Jeffrey Sachs, who’ve I come to admire, presents a wise analysis of American policy in Syria and the lies floated by Hillary Clinton. This of course ties into Russia and Iran on another front. It’s all part of one big mess and we keep moving towards the dogpile. Please let us turn in another direction before it’s too late.

Jeffrey Sachs, “Ending America’s Disastrous Role in Syria,” Common Dreams, http://bit.ly/2Fgf9KW.

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You can’t write this shit, huh? No honor among terrorists.

Erdogan Accuses US of Supporting ISIS

A little reminder:

Research Paper: ISIS-Turkey Links

Washington was in bed with Turkey and the terrorists of Syria for five years. Then they approved a coup attempt against Erdogan that failed. Now Turkey turned against US. Their relationship to the terrorists is kind of murky now.

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Is ‘Wonder Woman’ War Propaganda?

Wonder Woman, who throughout the film racks up quite a body count of conscripted German youths, is not so much a princess of peace as she is a valkyrie for “humanitarian” war: a Samantha Power with super-powers and a magic sword.

…In actual history, there was no negotiated peace in World War I, but a policy of unconditional surrender and total war pursued to the bitter end. It was this warmongering, not peacemongering, that led to the immiseration and humiliation of Germany, the rise of Nazism, and an even deadlier World War…

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Let’s take a minute and think about who this terror-supporting dictator actually is, shall we?

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Cynthia McKinney in a movie! Taking on the Military Industrial Complex…

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VISION FILMS IS SET TO RELEASE POLITICAL SATIRE “The Congressman” TO ALL MAJOR VOD PLATFORMS ON JUNE 21ST2016, FOLLOWING SUCCESSFUL THEATRICAL RELEASE

June 3rd 2016, Los Angeles, CA – Vision Films is set to release political satire “The Congressman” to all major VOD platforms on Tuesday June 21st 2016, following a successful theatrical release across the country throughout April and May.  In partnership with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Vision Films will release the DVD in fall.

 

Written and directed by former Long Island Congressman Robert J. Mrazek, “The Congressman” stars Treat Williams, George Hamilton, Elizabeth Marvel and Ryan Merriman. The film follows Charlie Winship (Treat Williams), a seasoned Maine Congressman who has grown disillusioned with political infighting and special interest lobbyists.  When a video of him failing to rise during the pledge of allegiance goes viral, he finds himself entrenched in a public firestorm. 

In addition to the media backlash, Charlie must contend with a conniving lobbyist determined to ruin his career (George Hamilton) and an advisor with a hidden political agenda (Ryan Merriman). Despite everything, Charlie agrees to help protect a small coastal village in his district of Maine from a powerful fishing conglomerate—all the while growing closer to the town’s librarian (Elizabeth Marvel).  As Charlie experiences this passionate and idyllic view of the American dream, he must decide how far he’s willing to go to resuscitate his career and fight the special interest groups in Washington, DC.

Robert Mrazek says: The Congressman is a feel good movie with a message that hopefully makes an audience think in these volatile times without telling them how to think.” 

Treat Williams says: “What I look for in a film is story and character. The Congressman gave me the chance to play a wonderful character in a great story.”

Managing Director / CEO of Vision Films Lise Romanoff says: “The Congressman is the perfect combination of timely politics and entertainment. We couldn’t be more thrilled to be offering this film during an election year when people are re-evaluating American values.”

**Director, Congressman Robert Mrazek, Treat Williams, George Hamilton and Ryan Merriman are all available for interviews upon request**

For more information, screeners and images please contact:            

Sisi Cronin | Sisi@sicilypublicity.com

About Vision Films

Vision Films is an Independent Worldwide Distributor and VOD Aggregator of over 800 Feature Films, Documentaries and Music Programs from some of the most prolific independent film producers in the world.   Led by Lise Romanoff, Managing Director/CEO Worldwide Distribution, Vision Films releases 2-4 films a month, across Theatrical, VOD, DVD and television.  Shannon Godwin is Vision’s Director of Domestic Distribution and Sisi Cronin is Vision’s Publicist.