Top Secret Info “Leaked” to Hollywood Producer.
Andrew V Pontbriand
One of the most recent Hollywood Political Propaganda Movies, Zero Dark Thirty, is largely a work of fiction. The movie seems to mainly push the idea that the CIA’s torture program helped to obtain information about Osama Bin Laden, the United States bogeyman who was named as the mastermind of 9/11.
It has now been discovered through FOIA requests obtained by Judicial Watch, that Leon Panetta was actually the source for some of the information that led to the making of the movie.
During a speech at an awards ceremony on June 24, 2011 that celebrated the “capture” of Osama Bin Laden, Mr. Panetta made a few statements that were classified “top secret”. Mr. Panetta said “You have made me proud of the CIA family. And you have made me proud as an Italian to know that Bin Laden sleeps with the fishes.” – However, during the ceremony the producer of the movie, Mark Boal; was in attendance.
Due to these circumstances, the film – which was already in production as of May 2011 – was largely re-written in an obvious attempt to extend the arm of propaganda into the Hollywood movie.
The movie also served a purpose to support CIA torture, which was and still is a hot debate in the political arena, which raises more questions about what other information or “quiet funding” the movie executives received in the making of the film.
According to Judicial Watch, Mr. Panetta stated that he did not know Mr. Boal was in attendance, and that he thought everyone there had proper security clearances.
The most egregious part of the intelligence slip was that Mr. Panetta “specifically recognized the unit that conducted the raid and identified the ground commander by name,” a draft Pentagon inspector general’s report stated, Judicial Watch reported.
Judicial Watch is reported to have received over 200 pages in documents from the FOIA request to the CIA. (Source)
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