Portman and Hollywood turn coats against Assad

March 16, 2012

Natalie Portman.(JPOST/ By REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson) Frustrated by the failure of diplomats to end the killings in Syria, activists are betting stars such as Natalie Portman and the Internet can be more effective. Celebrities rallied on Thursday, the first anniversary of the conflict, in support of a message to Syrian President Bashar Assad and the United Nations: Stop One Year of Bloodshed. Actresses Susan Sarandon and Portman penned hand-written notes which campaigners posted on Facebook.

If these celebrities were serious they would apologize for their public relations recently for the Assad regime. They would start out fresh and call out the abuses of power in Jordan and other Arab nations. They would question why Kerry, Pelosi in a stupid looking burqa and most recently Dennis J. Kucinich were sent to Syria as diplomats when they were warned. They did it to spit in the face of those of us who knew better. They did it for political gain and the blood of Syrians suffer because of their arrogant actions


CBS News : Angelina Jolie: Behind the camera

November 28, 2011
Media_httpiicomcomcnw_cacphdictatorswith: Angelina Jolie with Asma al-Assad, wife of the Syrian dictator, 2009 As bona fide ambassadors for the United Nations, Jolie and Pitt travelled to Syria and met with Asma and Bashar al-Assad. The meeting is narrated, extensively, in a Vogue article called Asma al-Assad, A Rose in the Desert in which we can read: Asma likes to say, “You’re safe because you are surrounded by  people who will keep you safe.” Neighbors peer in, drop by, visit,  comment on the furniture. The president doesn’t mind: “This curiosity is  good: They come to see you, they learn more about you. You don’t  isolate yourself.” Once again, the myth of the good and beloved King and Queen. This is already odd enough since the Human Rights Watch report for Syria is called A Wasted Decade but maybe Jolie and Pitt did wonderful ambassador job and things got better, right? Here are some of the last news coming from Syria: Thirty die in protests across Syria Syria: dissolving illusions of reform Syrian troops shoot dead protesters in day of turmoil Bloodliest day in Syrian uprising as Assad troops kill ‘at least 75’  Six killed at Syria funeral processions Good job Angelina, good job Brad  Assad… who is Assad? how come CBS doesn’t report her political relationship to tyrants who commit genocide. Could it be that it would scare the funding for her movie about Bosnia? Jolie has consistently shrouded totalitarian regimes. Her relationship to the United Nations has me questioning her film dollars. (CBS 60 Minutes) Not one mention of her relationship to the Syrian regime of Assad. One wonders how she gets the funds for her film making ventures.  Angelina Jolie with Asma al-Assad, wife of the Syrian dictator,  2009. As bona fide Asma al-Assad,  The meeting is narrated, extensively, in a Vogue article called A Rose in the Desert in which we can read: ambassadors for the United Nations, Jolie and Pitt travelled to Syria and met with Asma and Bashar al-Assad.

Asma likes to say, “You’re safe because you are surrounded by people who will keep you safe.” Neighbors peer in, drop by, visit, comment on the furniture. The president doesn’t mind: “This curiosity is good: They come to see you, they learn more about you. You don’t isolate yourself.”
Once again, the myth of the good and beloved King and Queen. This is already odd enough since the Human Rights Watch report for Syria is called A Wasted Decade but maybe Jolie and Pitt did wonderful ambassador job and things got better, right? of course HRW isn’t much better then Angelina Jolie… but… you get the idea.