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Thread #146940   Message #3405620
Posted By: GUEST,Tony
16-Sep-12 - 10:20 AM
Thread Name: porn+FL Rev koran burner=ambassador killed
Subject: RE: porn+FL Rev koran burner=ambassador killed
Agreed. His history includes gasoline swindling, check-kiting fraud, PCP and methamphetamine manufacturing, and snitching on higher-ups in the drugs and fraud charges for reduced sentences. So it's unlikely that he made the film for ideological reasons. He's motivated by making a fast buck, and he's willing to do harmful, illegal, and dangerous things to make it. My guess is that he did this for money. Only this time he's too afraid of his employers to snitch.

I haven't found as much about Klein, except that he's a xenophobic hate-mongering nut. And also apparently a fervent civil rights activist: While waving the gun, he told the newspaper he was standing up for his First Amendment rights in helping with the film and said he is prepared to die for those rights. He thinks shouting "fire" in a crowded theater is free speech. But it's hard to watch that video and think of someone being willing to die for it. So I question his story also.

One way that all of this could make sense is if they're both extremely stupid. That can't be ruled out. But there are too many big news stories with major political impact that depend on that assumption, so I'm always skeptical about it.