3 september 2009
Recently I saw the motion picture The Siege (1998), starring Denzel Washington and Bruce Willis. For those who haven’t seen it. The movie is about a wave of terror attacks in New York by Islamic fundamentalist, and is lead by a Sheik called Ahmed Bin Talal. As the terror attacks continue, the US government responds by declaring martial law, sending US troops, into the streets of New York City.
Terror attacks, Islamic fundamentalist, New York and a Sheik with ‘Bin’ in the name. One can’t help start thinking about the tragic events of 9/11. So during the movie I began to wonder… who wrote the script of the movie? So I visited the Internet Movie Database website to find out.
Lawrence Wright it states on IMDB. Is this the same guy from The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11? Popped into my mind.
Well, I got that quickly confirmed with a big YES, after the visit of the website: www.lawrencewright.com
When I was looking at the Filmography of Lawrence Wright Internet Movie Database I noticed two things. One that he isn’t really into screenplay writing. Secondly his credits appear for the writing of “Noriega: God’s Favorite”. A movie that has a serious political undertone. One can’t deny that there’s some serious interest from the political realm that the public is pushed into a certain view when it comes to Latin and South America. See what’s happening these days over there with Honduras and Venezuela and all.
An interesting fact is that there were plans by Oliver Stone to make a motion picture of the novel, starring Al Pacino. Stone eventually cancelled it, cause after doing his own inquiries he found out that the novel was a complete false presentation, of the real events around the life of Noriega.
So far so good.
Time to do a search for Lawrence Wright on youtube:
4. part1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuTQ6ystWrw
Well, what can I say. I almost fell of my chair by what I found out by watching the footage. For example. It appears that Lawrence Wright is a member of the Council of Foreign Relations (CFR). He also knew the head of security of the Twin Towers.
In the video “Conversations with History: Lawrence Wright” on youtube Lawrence tells that Lynda Obst approached him for writing the script of “The Siege”. On the website of Lynda Obst you can read that during the production of The Siege she was based at FOX. And as we all know FOX is one big propaganda machine.
All coincidence? Personally, I don’t think so.
To me the movie “The Siege” is a clear example of psychological warfare. Planting a seed in the (subconscious) minds of public/audience.
What do you think?