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First of all, unless it has to do with proper lighting to film a scene or editing the result, I could care less what Oliver Stone thinks about anything.@Red Leg, what is your take on this article and Oliver Stone’s point of view? Thanks!
Director Oliver Stone declares he 'made a mistake' when he voted for Biden, says he may start 'World War 3' — Fox NewsDocumentary filmmaker Oliver Stone spoke to commentator Russell Brand about America's political leadership, warning it is dangerously close to starting World War 3.apple.news
I believe he is simply wrong with respect to the 2014 revolution (an opinion he seems to hold with new right). The revolution was a continuation of protests that began when President Yanukovych, wanting closer ties with the Kremlin, broke with the Ukrainian parliament which had overwhelmingly passed legislation to begin a process that would lead to eventual EU membership. While I am sure the US intelligence services were happy with such a popular revolt, to dismiss it as the product of CIA manipulation is to somehow ignore Ukrainian sacrifices to achieve self-determination rather than live under the Russian boot heel.
The conspiracy crowd, of which Stone is a charter member, always amuse me. On the one hand the Nation's intelligence services are bumbling incompetents and in the next moment they are creating and leading popular resistance movements. I give a Euro-centric Ukrainian population a bit more credit.
Just to add a bit of evidence to his political confusion, he cites Nuland, Sullivan and Blinken as members of the "neo-conservative movement" who "remain deep inside our government." That would come as some shock to Max Boot and Bill Kristol.
And speaking of being caught in a Cold War paradigm, Stone needs to find a mirror. I am sick beyond tears of the notion that modern Russia has the right to somehow demand a subservient buffer zone around its borders. The Soviet Union could because it had the military presence and power to enforce it. Russia does not. FINLAND, with a nearly a thousand miles of border with Russia, is now a member of NATO. Whatever, argument Russia was hoping to make is irrevocably ended by the new reality.
Is this conflict perilous? Of course. So was the pending German invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1938. Then, the West blinked and the worst war in the history of humankind resulted a year later. Thus far, the West has risen to this challenge in spite of the rhetoric of Stone, Carlson, MTG, Trump and their ilk.