Jared Lee Loughne

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‘War on terror’ targets people of color

A Hollywood casting crew is coming to the Twin Cities looking for Somali actors and extras for a movie about the kidnapping of an American by Somali pirates that ended with U.S. military snipers killing the Somali kidnappers. Tom Hanks is going to play the kidnapped American. Now, why doesn’t Tom Hanks make a movie where he portrays the “U.S. soldier convicted of killing Afghan civilians for sport” (Pioneer Press, 11/11)? If all is fair in using snipers to put bullets through the heads of individuals who are unjustly holding someone at gunpoint, then U.S. forces who illegally took Iraqis into custody should have been fair game. But no, no one can do that to Americans no matter what crimes Americans commit. Continue Reading →

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