Article copyThis is a disturbingly persistent trend in dereistic France, the country which, if you recall, gave you the vile Lefty Thierry Meyssan, author of the best-seller translated in 27 languages "l'Effroyable Imposture" (9/11: the Big Lie), and one of the pillars of 9/11 conspiracy theories.
Now, and after Sarkozy's new minister of urban affairs Christine Boutin, the latest in a long row of trendy Gallic thruthers is empty-headed mountebank Juliette Binoche:
A Few Days in September is witty and clever, but there is a serious point behind it - with which Binoche is more than a little obsessed. She describes it as a dramatised version of the events depicted in Michael Moore's documentary Fahrenheit 9/11. It alleges that various vested interests - including state security services around the world - knew what was about to happen on September 11, 2001.Hey, I know the feeling. For instance it's very hard sometimes, even for a gentleman like me, not to use the 'c' word. So I praise the Lord and pass the humor.
While preparing for the role Binoche had long conversations with a secret agent, who consulted on the film and on whom she modelled her character. 'Of course he could not reveal everything to me, but he said a lot,' she says. 'Some things I forgot because it was just too much. Certain things I was very amazed by and when I told people close to me about them they just wouldn't believe it. Everything in there is true,' she adds, her eyes blazing with the fervour of a conspiracy theorist.
So is she saying the film is a dramatisation of real events? 'Absolutely,' she says. 'I went to see the Iranian ambassador at the time and he said of course it's true. Things that I thought were hidden and private… they were very open about it.' So she means the CIA and other agencies knew 9/11 was going to happen? 'Of course.' So is she saying it was an inside job? Or that al-Qa'eda was responsible? 'Everybody is responsible for it. If you only knew more, it's even more depressing.' She suddenly realises this is all getting a bit implausible and explodes into laughter. 'Humour is the only way we can deal with it.'
That said, it's that kind of performance by my "fellow" citizens that makes me fantasize about reviving a long lost French outdoors activity: Bitch Barbecue, and throwing my passport in, as extra fuel.
Since we're not short of hallucinated hysterics and all...
(Note to my American audience: you might want to pull a Dixie Chicks on this one.)
Muchas gracias to reader Joel B. for the tip
Comments thread (20)
2468 - tinga-tinga
she says. 'Some things I forgot because it was just too much. Certain things I was very amazed by and when I told people close to me about them they just wouldn't believe it. ... Everything in there is true,' ' she says. 'I went to see the Iranian ambassador at the time and he said of course it's true.
Brain not big enough to hold too much information being spoon-fed into it ANd confirms it via the novel approach of speaking with the Iranian ambassador. Can't make this up. How many people chit-chat with the IRANIAN ambassador anyway? What's really stunning is that soo many stupid people land acting jobs - so empty-headed they mouth other people's words for a living, and become FABULOUSLY wealthy, beyond the wildest dreams of King Midas. In the old days, people that dumb would have starved to death, early.
2470 - shezz from the land of Oz
shezz from the land of Oz
Come on, if the Iranian Amassador said it's all true then it muuuuust be true.
Are there people out there that really believe all that Cr..... sorry I'm too much of a lady to say it so I will say stuff? Please tell me it ain't so.
2471 - Iwo Gina
Iwo Gina Maryland
What in the hell has this woman been sniffing?
2473 - Iwo Gina
Iwo Gina Maryland
The Bitch Barbeque link didn't work for me. Too bad - would really liked to have seen what that linked to.
2474 - 2hotel9
2hotel9 Western Pennsylvania
Truthers are the new environazis. No proof needed, their earnest believe is all that is required.
Being a person trained in insurgency/counter insurgency and demolitions I can assure you that this woman's line of crap is just that, crap.
2475 - Ms.ManChow
Some things I forgot...Like, um, logic, maybe? Because you're too much of a dumbass to know and apply Occam's Razor effectively? All conspiracy theorists need mental enemas, quickly. Morons.
Say, how does a tin-foil hat look with haut-coture?
2476 - the dissident frogman
the dissident frogman France
That's odd, the link seems to be working here. Anyway, it goes to a short bio of Joan of Arc.
Yeah, I know. I'm being insensitive and all.
But then, you don't come here to sing Kumbaya with a bleeding-heart Frenchy, do you?
2480 - Faye_Valentine
Faye_Valentine Minnesota, USA
Jeebus jumping crap. I hope she's fucking kidding. She's kidding right? She's just trying to generate press for her movie?
2483 - SisterToldjah
It never ceases to amaze me, the shamelessness of Binoche and others who "think" like she does.
A couple of weeks ago, I watched a History Channel two hour special on debunking the various 9-11 myths (which they did, quite soundly) but what struck me were two things: 1) that there were so many myths - I had been under the assumption that there were just a few, and in reality there are a lot more than that, and 2) the sheer volume of people who believed in the conspiracy garbage. I also had no idea that the Bush-hating, 9-11 conspiracy 'film' "Loose Change" had been viewed by over 6 million people. That's a far cry from the "just a few on the fringe" claim more serious-minded lefties have made when questioned about the Truther Movement.
There are no shortage of moonbats both here and abroad, unfortunately. If I had my way about it, I'd create a country called "Moonbatia" and send 'em all there, where they could live without the military they hate, mandate the use of only one square of toilet paper per bathroom visit (as helpfully suggested by Sheryl Crow), where everyone rides a two-seater bike for transport, and where they can invite wanted dictators around the world seeking refuge from the 'evil' US to stay as long as they liked. Oh, and there would be a fence built around the country, with entrances allowing people to enter - but not leave.
Hey, a girl can dream, can't she?
2486 - the dissident frogman
the dissident frogman France
And seeing the multitudes, Sister Toldjah went up into a mountain: and when She was set, Her disciples came unto Her:
2 And She opened Her mouth, and taught them, saying,
3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for they shall win the Democratic Nomination.
4 Blessed are the sick: for they shall inherit Moonbatia.
5 With smelly fingers, and crusty underwear, quite likely.
6 millions viewers. "There's one born every minute" or some quote to that effect.
(Delighted to see you here Sis' !)