Sunday, October 7, 2012

Will the Real Terrorist Please Stand Up (Soapbox 10/07/2012)

Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox
October 7th, 2012
WILL THE REAL TERRORIST PLEASE STAND UP chronicles half a century of hostile US-Cuba relations by telling the story of the Cuban five, intelligence agents sent to penetrate Cuban exile terrorist groups in Miami and now serving long prison sentences. The film highlights decades of assassinations and sabotage at first backed then ignored by the very government that launched a war against terrorism. In the film, viewers see leading terrorists, now in their 80s, recounting their deeds, and Cuban state security officials explaining why they infiltrated agents into violent Miami exile groups. The film, featuring Danny Glover and 84 year old Fidel Castro in key scenes, raises and tries to answer the question: what did Cuba do to deserve such hostile treatment? It traces key events from the Bay of Pigs and Cuban Missile Crisis, through multiple assassination attempts on Fidel Castro s life. This documentary reveals a story of violence that also echoed on the streets of Washington DC, New York and especially Miami where Cuban American critics of the bombers and shooters also wound up dead. 
Cindy interviews the filmmaker, Saul Landau, in a fascinating telling of the real story.
Saul also talks about the situation in Syria as he made a recent movie called,  Between Iraq and a Hard Place .

1 comment:

  1. Between Iraq and a Hard Place clearly depicts the trials and tribulations faced by our troops overseas. It took only a few months to send battalions to this deeply troubled terrain. They have been "in place" since 2003 and will finally leave, at least in part, by 2013. The GWB crusade continues in the former president's absence. In his own words, "It will be up to future Presidents (get the plural reference) to resolve this conflict." (some paraphrasing here.)
    Thanks Cindy for keeping the word and the faith in the same sentence.
    Warm regards,
    Dave Picariello and Joie Cook
    Educator and Poet/Painter
    San Francisco, CA 94110


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