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Wednesday, 10 September 2008
Truth Experts To Debate 9/11 On Russian TV
'Thierry Meyssan reports from Moscow that he and other leading international 9/11 truth experts have completed taping a television debate which will be telecast on the first national program of Russian state television this coming Friday, September 12. This no-holds barred, free-wheeling debate, featuring strongly divergent opinions about what really happened on and about September 11, 2001, will be shown in conjunction with the documentary film Zero, produced and directed by Giulietto Chiesa and Franco Fracassi of Telemaco Productions in Rome. Russians are thus about to receive an unprecedented evening of 9/11 truth.'    The telecast will go out in the middle of prime time.
 Among the participants, General Leonid Ivashov was the commander of the Russian armed forces on September 11, 2001, and has been a leading critic of the US official version.(...)
Giulietto Chiesa is a member of the European Parliament in Brussels, representing the region around Asti in northwest Italy. Chiesa has been the leading spokesman for 9/11 truth issues in the European Parliament, and has been the prime mover behind the documentary film Zero, as well as the collection of essays by the same name which has also attracted much attention in Italy since being published in the late summer of 2007. Thierry Meyssan, the founder and leader of the Voltaire Network in Paris, was one of the first critics of the US official story about 9/11. He is the author of several books, including 9/11: The Big Lie, and Pentagate. He also organized the Axis for Peace conference in Brussels in November 2005.
Among almost a dozen Russian participants in the debate that will be televised Friday evening in Moscow, one of the most compelling speakers was a Russian cosmonaut who observed the 9/11 events from his post on the International Space Station in earth orbit. This cosmonaut recounts in the telecast that, as he watched the immense plume of smoke spread from New York out over the Atlantic, he took a large number of photos and films which were sent automatically to both Houston and Moscow.
“We have been studying these images very, very, carefully,” commented the cosmonaut pointedly, “and we have seen some highly interesting things.”(...)
Webster Griffin Tarpley is the author of 9/11 Synthetic Terror: Made in USA (4th Edition), George Bush: The Unauthorized Biography. His current book is Obama - The Postmodern Coup: The Making of a Manchurian Candidate.
Ivashov, Chiesa, Meyssan,
Russian Experts To Debate
9-11 On Russian TV Friday
By Webster G. Tarpley
Wednesday, 10 September 2008
The Large Hadron Collider (LHS/LHC): A “Doorway” To The New World Order?
“The eyes of the world are on Geneva, where scientists are expected to throw the switch … on what may be the biggest experiment ever conducted. It’s certainly the most expensive. The European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN, has spent roughly $8 billion digging a 27-kilometer tunnel on the outskirts of the city and filling it with equipment that pushes the limits of technology …”
'Reading this Newsweek report (Sep 6, 2008, announced for Sep 15, 2008 issue) and thinking…
The governments of 20 European countries, plus the U.S., invest $8 billion to reproduce conditions just after the Big Bang… But “Big Bang” is a theory, one of many hypotheses of how the universe came to be. The fact that it is the most popular and best supported theory doesn’t prove it in any way.
The problem with theories is that we’re never sure of the results of their experimental checking. In his very optimistic interview to the Telegraph, Prof. Stephen Hawking, of the University of Cambridge, says: “Whatever the LHS finds or fails to find, the results will tell us a lot about the structure of the universe”. Thus, the scientists know that the experiment can fail. It happens in science. But does it happen in politics? In other words, should we all understand that governments of 21 countries paid $8 billion without being sure they didn’t throw such a huge sum away?'
Before trying to answer these rather rhetorical questions, let’s take a look at the history of the project. The LHC in Geneva is not the first, but the second attempt. In the 1980s and early 1990s, 30 kilometers of tunnel was dug in Waxahachie, Texas, south of Dallas, to house the Superconducting Supercollider—a machine that was to be much like the LHC, but bigger and more expensive.(...)
The topic becomes more clear when we read the recent article in Scientific American, describing the less known side and purpose of the project, which “will usher in a new era not only of physics but also of computing“.
Before the end of 2008, the LHC is projected to begin pumping out a tsunami of raw data equivalent to one DVD (five gigabytes) every five seconds, with annual output of 15 petabytes (15 million gigabytes).
It is said that the challenge is “making that data accessible to a scientist anywhere in the world at the execution of a few commands on her laptop”. But what kind of data? And to whom exactly it will be accessible?
 Imagine databases like the French Edvige or others, already existing or in preparation, powered by this LHS/Globus platform, reinforced by HAARP remote control capabilities, and you get … a perfect tool to manipulate every human being on this planet!
Wednesday, 10 September 2008
Not One Cent For Gaza :
It seems the Palestinian leader is overseeing the brutal siege of his own people in Gaza without a care or thought for them.
By Yvonne Ridley
'JUST when you think the Zionist leaders have peaked in arrogance and the Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has peaked in ignorance, a new scheme comes along that is almost beyond belief, prompting me to wonder if they are all taking crack cocaine.
Apparently Defence Minister Ehud Barak and the Pharonic Mubarak opened serious discussions about the deployment of an Arab force in the Gaza Strip consisting largely of Egyptian and some Saudi troops.
Apparently the two said they would eventually like to expand the deployment of Arab and international forces to the West Bank as well, with those troops consisting largely of Jordanian forces, according to the Israeli plan.

The reason for this nonsense? Well I believe it is because Hamas, the democratically elected government (certainly in Gaza) is doing such a good job of maintaining law and order and are growing in popularity with ordinary Palestinians      that their continued rise is viewed as a huge threat ... not just to the Zionist interlopers but to the rest of the leadership in the Arab world.
Gaza is the world's largest open air prison and its infrastructure, emergency services and day to day operations have been crippled by the brutal Israeli-led siege.
Yet despite this, Hamas - since it kicked out the corrupt Fatah fat cats last year - has managed to try and hold things together for its 1.5m citizens on the Gaza Strip.'(...)
They are living a hand-to-mouth existence and innocent men, women and children are dying in this collective punishment because they are being denied vital medicines and access to the outside world, but their support of Hamas is growing by the day. I've seen it with my own eyes and so, unlike most of the outside politicians including the Quartet's Peace Envoy Tony Blair, I am coming from a point of knowledge.
I, along with more than 40 other international peace activists, went to Gaza recently by boat to smash the seaborne part of the siege, and we saw for ourselves the dreadful situation imposed on the Gazans.
But I was also able to wander and move around freely and discovered Gaza to be among one of the safest cities in the world ... certainly much more safe than the streets of London or New York.
Crime is down more than 80 per cent since Hamas police took over - the statistics are available.

One day myself and film-maker Aki Nawaz wandered down on to the beach and took part in a lively, political discussion with ordinary Palestinians ... and some of them made it clear they did not like or support Hamas. But what we did was taken part in a full and frank discussion and such freedoms of speech are not allowed or encouraged in the rest of the Arab world.
The fact is, there is so much irrational hatred for Hamas from Israel, America and Europe that the politicians just refuse to accept the truth and the truth is the majority of Gazans love and support Hamas.
And here's why. The Hamas leadership and members are suffering just as much as the ordinary citizens of Gaza. They endure the hardship of the siege, they have their power supplies cut off, they have to put up with Israel switching off the tap water when it chooses. They, too are suffering and the people can see this with their own eyes.
It really does appear as if the Hamas leadership can not be bought or corrupted.

Millions of dollars and Euros are pouring in to the Palestinian Authority's coffers controlled by Abu Mazen and NOT ONE CENT reaches the people of Gaza. Sadly, it seems the Palestinian leader is overseeing the brutal siege of his own people in Gaza without a care or thought for them.
I've previously met both Abu Mazen and Yassir Arafat and I can tell you the former is a pale imitation of the latter. Arafat suffered daily alongside his own people and I witnessed firsthand when I went to his HQ in Ramallah in 2003.
The only financial interest Abu Mazen has in Gaza is his own obscenely luxurious Hollywood villa which nestles in uneasy splendour next to crumbling homes, ghettoes and poverty. You would think that the ordinary Gazans would want to tear down this luxurious home brick by brick but they can't ... it is being guarded and protected by Hamas!

Abu Mazen should hang his head in shame. He won't even pick up the phone to the Prime Minister Ismael Haniyeh who told me, in a private meeting earlier this month, that he has attempted several times to open talks with Abu Mazen who sits in his luxurious bolt hole on the West Bank (actually, I'm told he has several homes but like US Presidential hopeful John McMain can't be too sure of the exact number!)
The reality is if democratic elections were held in the Middle East tomorrow, Hamas would be swept to victory wherever candidates stood.

So now you know why Israel and its Arab subordinates want to send an army in to Gaza - they are terrified that the charisma and leadership of Hamas might start to spread in the region, and that wouldn't do, would it?
Oh, and by the way, no one has officially consulted the Saudis yet - but when Israel says jump the Riyadh response is: "How high?" So don't expect any resistance from them.
And the other reason why Israel wants to bring in Arab forces, is that they might just act as a buffer or protection zone for the Zionist Army       which prefers to use its weapons on women and children but is quaking at the prospect of a real ruck with the Hamas military.

Israel is still smarting after its defeat at the hands of Hizb'Allah's soldiers in Lebanon and its military really couldn't face another spanking at the hands of Hamas troops if the current truce falters.
There is an easy solution to all of this - Israel should lift the siege and sit down for talks with Hamas - Ismael Haniyeh told me he is ready and waiting.

Yvonne Ridley and Indy film-maker Aki Nawaz are making a documentary for Press TV about the boat journey of the Free Gaza Movement and what they found when they arrived on the Gaza Strip.
Wednesday, 10 September 2008
Missile Defense: Americas Maginot Line
'Between 1929 and 1940, France embarked on a huge and costly project to build a line of fortifications which stretched from Switzerland to the Ardennes in the North, and from the Alps to the Mediterranean in the South. The aim of the wall was to defend France against any further invasions by Germany. In 1940, even as new pillboxes were being poured along the Belgian frontier, Hitler invaded France.
While Hitler's successful invasion is often viewed as the failure of the Maginot concept, in point of fact the French defenses did all they were designed to do. Hitler did not try to fight the battle the Maginot line had been designed to fight; he found an alternative.
But it was less the Maginot Line than the "Maginot Mind set" that led to France's conquest. France's leadership, having spent a great deal of money and effort on the line itself, placed all of their faith in it, and failed to plan for attacks the Maginot fortresses were not prepared to deal with. Their wargames always assumed that Germany would attack the Maginot Line head-on, and in such wargames, the French always won. When Hitler invaded, he did not try to punch through the Maginot line, he simply went around it.
Today's version of the Maginot Line is the Nuclear Missile Defense System, aka "Star Wars". The concept is that the US will build these anti-missile missiles, which will prevent a head on attack with nuclear-tipped ICBMs, and we will all be safe.'
Wednesday, 10 September 2008
Shocking Menace of Satellite Surveillance, part 1.
 'Unknown to most of the world, satellites can perform astonishing and often menacing feats. This should come as no surprise when one reflects on the massive effort poured into satellite technology since the Soviet satellite Sputnik, launched in 1957, caused panic in the U.S. A spy satellite can monitor a person’s every movement, even when the “target” is indoors or deep in the interior of a building or traveling rapidly down the highway in a car, in any kind of weather (cloudy, rainy, stormy). There is no place to hide on the face of the earth. It takes just three satellites to blanket the world with detection capacity. Besides tracking a person’s every action and relaying the data to a computer screen on earth, amazing powers of satellites include reading a person’s mind, monitoring conversations, manipulating electronic instruments and physically assaulting someone with a laser beam. Remote reading of someone’s mind through satellite technology is quite bizarre, yet it is being done; it is a reality at present, not a chimera from a futuristic dystopia! To those who might disbelieve my description of satellite surveillance, I’d simply cite a tried-and-true Roman proverb: Time reveals all things (tempus omnia revelat).'(...)
Also part of satellite technology is the notorious, patented “Neurophone,” the ability of which to manipulate behavior defies description. In Brave New World, Huxley anticipated the Neurophone. In that novel, people hold onto a metal knob to get “feely effects” in a simulated orgy where “the facial errogenous zones of the six thousand spectators in the Alhambra tingled with almost intolerable galvanic pleasure.”
...........Though not yet applied to sex, the Neurophone--or more precisely, a Neurophone-like-instrument--has been adapted for use by satellites and can alter behavior in the manner of subliminal audio “broadcasting,” but works on a different principle. After converting sound into electrical impulses, the Neurophone transmits radio waves into the skin, where they proceed to the brain, bypassing the ears and the usual cranial auditory nerve and causing the brain to recognize a neurological pattern as though it were an audible communication, though often on a subconscious level. A person stimulated with this device “hears” by a very different route. The Neurophone can cause the deaf to “hear” again. Ominously, when its inventor applied for a second patent on an improved Neurophone, the National Security Agency tried unsuccessfully to appropriate the device.
A surveillance satellite, in addition, can detect human speech. Burrows observed that satellites can “even eavesdrop on conversations taking place deep within the walls of the Kremlin.” Walls, ceilings, and floors are no barrier to the monitoring of conversation from space. Even if you were in a highrise building with ten stories above you and ten stories below, a satellite’s audio surveillance of your speech would still be unhampered. Inside or outside, in any weather, anyplace on earth, at any time of day, a satellite “parked” in space in a geosynchronous orbit (whereby the satellite, because it moves in tandem with the rotation of the earth, seems to stand still) can detect the speech of a human target. Apparently, as with reconnaissance in general, only by taking cover deep within the bowels of a lead-shielding-fortified building could you escape audio monitoring by a satellite.

To be continued… John Fleming is the author of The War of All Against All:
an Analysis of Conflict in Society

Wednesday, 10 September 2008
What Is The Secret Killing Weapon In Iraq?

'Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bob Woodward revealed to Larry King last night that the U.S. has embarked on a "secret killing program" in Iraq which has dramatically reduced attacks on coalition troops by wiping out terrorists, but what could this secret weapon possibly be?'(...)

One possibility is that the weapon is something similar that described to film maker Patrick Dillon by Iraqi infantryman Majid al-Ghazali - a frightening giant flame-thrower type device that instead shoots out “concentrated lightning bolts” or radiation bursts that result in vehicles and people being almost literally liquidized.

(...) Dillon, a battlefield medic in Vietnam, Somalia and Kosovo, stated, “I’ve seen a freaking smorgasbord of destruction in my life, flame-throwers, napalm, white phosphorous, thermite, you name it. I know of nothing short of an H-bomb that conceivably might cause a bus to instantly liquefy or that can flash broil a human body down to the size of an infant. God pity humanity if that thing is a preview of what’s in store for the 21st century.”(...)


Wednesday, 10 September 2008
Iraqi Political Prisoners and the Anti-War Movement.
By Ibrahim Ebeid
August 25,2008

'The political prisoners in U.S. occupation jails in Iraq have been suffering for more than five years. They are being tried by the Criminal Court of Iraq, created by the occupiers, on false and fabricated charges and some have been unjustly murdered. There is a hidden and declared agenda behind all these trials. The agenda is specifically designed to serve the interests of the occupation powers, whether Persian or American, to rid Iraq of its leadership by any means.

These leaders who were tried, or being tried, represent the finest of Iraqis who stood up in defense of Iraq’s independence and unity. Among those being tried is Abdul Ghani Abdul Ghafoor whom I have known since the 1970s. I knew him as a writer and as a leader, an honorable man who was dedicated to serving his country to the best of his ability. Like the rest of the prisoners, this man is facing hostile and adversarial brutal actions and humiliation. He was severely beaten inside the dock by court guards and some employees under the sight of the court judge (Mohammed Al Khalifa Irebi ), the prosecutor and his aides.'


Wednesday, 10 September 2008

UK Town Launches Its Own Currency

'Tired of soaring prices and uncertain financial markets, a small town in southern England is fighting back -- with its own local currency.
Tuesday evening, the wealthy English town of Lewes plans to launch the Lewes Pound as a complementary currency to the British pound. About 50 local traders have agreed to accept it, and organizers are selling the notes at a discount to entice people to buy them.
"If you spend a pound in a supermarket," campaigner Adrienne Campbell told CNN, "it almost immediately goes out of the community, leaks away, and then isn't remaining in the community serving the local people."


Tuesday, 09 September 2008

This Time The World Is Not Buying It
Paul Craig Roberts
'The success of the Bush Regime's propaganda, lies, and deception with gullible and inattentive Americans since 9/11 has made it difficult for intelligent, aware people to be optimistic about the future of the United States. For almost 8 years the US media has served as Ministry of Propaganda for a war criminal regime. Americans incapable of thinking for themselves, reading between the lines, or accessing foreign media on the Internet have been brainwashed.

As the Nazi propagandist, Joseph Goebbels, said, it is easy to deceive a people. You just tell them they have been attacked and wave the flag.

It certainly worked with Americans.

The gullibility and unconcern of the American people has had many victims. There are 1.25 million dead Iraqis. There are 4 million displaced Iraqis. No one knows how many are maimed and orphaned.

Iraq is in ruins, its infrastructure destroyed by American bombs, missiles, and helicopter gunships.

We do not know the death toll in Afghanistan, but even the American puppet regime protests the repeated killings of women and children by US and NATO troops.

We don't know what the death toll would be in Iran if Darth Cheney and the neocons succeed in their plot with Israel to bomb Iran, perhaps with nuclear weapons.

What we do know is that all this murder and destruction has no justification and is evil. It is the work of evil men who have no qualms about lying and deceiving in order to kill innocent people to achieve their undeclared agenda.'



Tuesday, 09 September 2008

Revealed: Shocking Footage That Could Prove 90 Afghans - Not Seven - Died In U.S. Airstrike

'Shocking images that may have forced the U.S. military to reopen an investigation into an airstrike that killed Afghan civilians have been published in the media.
The grim, eight minute clip, filmed on a mobile phone in the aftermath of the bombing, shows rows of shrouded bodies laid side-by-side in a make-shift morgue. Among them are at least 11 children, many of them toddlers. The footage may disprove the U.S. military claim that it killed just seven in a coalition air strike in western Afghanistan last month.
Afghanistan claims more than 90 people, many of them women and children, were killed in the August 22 strike. That claim was backed by the United Nations and disputed by the U.S.'
Monday, 08 September 2008
US Genocide/Massacre Of 3000 Taliban Detainees In Afghanistan
'The film was researched by award-winning journalist Najibullah Quraishi.

Produced and directed by Irish filmmaker and former BBC producer Jamie Doran, the film tells the story of thousands of prisoners who surrendered to the US military's Afghan allies after the siege of Kunduz. According to the film, some three thousand of the prisoners were forced into sealed containers and loaded onto trucks for transport to Sheberghan prison. When the prisoners began shouting for air, U.S.- allied Afghan soldiers fired directly into the truck, killing many of them. The rest suffered through an appalling road trip lasting up to four days, so thirsty they clawed at the skin of their fellow prisoners as they licked perspiration and even drank blood from open wounds.

Witnesses say that when the trucks arrived and soldiers opened the containers, most of the people inside were dead. They also say US Special Forces re-directed the containers carrying the living and dead into the desert and stood by as survivors were shot and buried. Now, up to three thousand bodies lie buried in a mass grave.'
Monday, 08 September 2008
No Cash? No problem , If You Barter
'Miriam Brown has always wanted to visit Cape Cod, but when she recently began to plan a trip and found out she would have to pay $200 or more a night for lodging, her dream vacation seemed out of reach.
Brown, who lives in New Orleans, Louisiana, is an accountant. Her husband is a home renovations contractor. Like many people dealing with a soft real estate market and high food and gas prices, they just don't have that kind of extra cash for a trip. "I have traveled a lot in prior years, but after [Hurricane] Katrina, there's just no money for traveling," Brown said.
So she still plans to go, but she won't spend any cash at all on lodging.
Brown has joined the growing ranks of Americans who are bartering -- trading goods and services without exchanging money -- as a way to cope with tough economic times.'

Tuesday, 09 September 2008

French Revolt Over Edvige: Nicolas Sarkozy's Big Brother Spy Computer

'President Nicolas Sarkozy faced an embarrassing split in his Cabinet today over a computer system that a new French internal intelligence service will use to spy on the private lives of millions of law-abiding citizens.

Hervé Morin, the Defence Minister, broke government ranks to side with a growing revolt against Edvige, an acronym for a police database that will store personal details including opinions, the social circle and even sexual preferences of more or less anyone who interests the State.

Edvige, which is also a woman's name, was created by decree in July to store data on anyone aged 13 or above who is "likely to breach public order".'




casper sept-09here-08 (10th there)

 Yesterday the planes left from Charlotte and elsewhere 
with packs aboard for positioning last night for delivery today. (( tuesday))
Then WE reported this to you.
The planes flew around for awhile then returned and were on the tarmacs this morning with packs still aboard.
Some think this has to do with the attempted trade actually going through and the money being split up amongst  C.T., the Frenchman, Paulson and others. Or, they think they have split the 8.5T stolen from the IMF funds. Neither are true.
The trade was blocked Friday night at 12:30 a.m. and "they" have put out a 10M "bounty" on whoever ratted them out.
The 8.5 T theft was recovered and back in place by Sunday night.
The overnight delay was caused by the Frenchman, MR GUI/ ( "Gee") ((un gars nommé Guy?)) who was in on the theft
 and the attempted trade  described above. He has personally been blocking deliveries for six weeks.  Having arrived in Charlotte from New York he did the dastardly deed and continued his arrogant "nobody can touch me" attitude.
Today he learned that no matter how big, or how strong or how fast you are there is always someone bigger, stronger, faster. 
Today he was offered a choice; resign or face a firing squad. He resigned
after which the planes left to position the packs for delivery tomorrow. ((wednesday))
And so it is, delivery tomorrow.
                casper   9-09-08
casper 9-10-08     wednesday mid day
Friends the following Intel is for "those who need to know" and nothing written here changes in any way last nights update.
"THEY", led by BERNAKE who is now known in the inner circles as "THE BASTARD", tried another trade last night which was blocked.
THE BASTARD has now ordered TREASURY to use public funds and OUR FUNDS as collateral
and to attempt trades continuously around the clock in a desperate attempt to get one or more through.
THEY are desperate for money having made blood oath promises they can't keep to everyone from GATES and TRUMP to the QUEEN and the VATICAN to the WALL STREET INVESTMENT BANKS, FREDDIE&FANNIE, and others, many others,
and their level of desperation is now off the charts. They are trying to bail all these people and entities prior to the announcements.
The IMF is dealing with all the participants in the New York meetings including C.T. and most especially the Frenchman....
                     casper   9-10-08
more of fw10 :  ((below))
sott focus:
Editor's note: This review is of the soon-to-be-published revised edition of
 Laura Knight-Jadczyk's High Strangeness.
It includes new material, a new foreword, and should be available from Red Pill Press within the coming months!
The overall message of the book is grim. But the situation is not hopeless.
 I am very much taken by the motto of the C's, stated several times in the book: "knowledge protects; ignorance endangers."
No matter what the final truth is regarding the existence of the C's, or the Reptilians, or any other entities, I think all of us could use this as a personal motto. We live in a very dangerous world, far more dangerous, far worse, than most people realize. Yet, there is a way to safety, and it lies in understanding the nature of the reality in which we exist. This is hard work, but easily worth the effort.
I am also grateful to Laura Knight-Jadczyk for her courage in facing some of the most difficult issues human beings can face. She is a shining light in a world of darkness.
Richard M. Dolan is author of UFOs and the National Security State: Chronology of a Coverup (Hampton Roads, 2002). He speaks at conferences around the world and has appeared on numerous television and radio programs.
Visit his website at
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local news canada;
TORONTO (Reuters) - You won't find the word "religulous" in a dictionary but it's a good bet it will be on protest signs when the documentary of that name, a jab-in-the-eye at Western religion, hits movie theaters in October.
The title melds the words "religious" and "ridiculous" and the film, the brainchild of humorist Bill Maher and "Borat" director Larry Charles, pulls no punches in its attack on organized religions and their cultural impact.
"Just to question why is faith good, I think is a question never contemplated by most people" in the United States, Maher told Reuters at the Toronto International Film Festival, where the documentary debuted this week.

He and Charles said their goals are modest -- make people laugh first and generate discussion second -- and Maher added the movie culminates his 15 years of poking fun at religion in talk shows "Politically Incorrect" and "Real Time."
Born to a Jewish mother but raised Catholic, Maher counts himself among a minority of Americans who claim no religious affiliation.
"What I'm constantly saying is I'm preaching the doctrine of 'I don't know.' That's what I'm selling," he said.
With Charles behind the camera, Maher questions unsuspecting Christians, Jews and Muslims on their beliefs, at sites ranging from religious theme parks in Florida, to the Vatican and Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
Eastern religions, such as Buddhism and Hinduism, are not addressed, due to the time constraints of a movie and the lack of relevance to U.S. audiences, the filmmakers said.
Particularly grating to the pair is the mixing of religion and politics in the United States. "You can't get elected in America without having a religious affiliation. And it wasn't always that way," says Charles.
Charles uses tactics honed from directing 2006 hit comedy "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan," in which comedian Sasha Baron Cohen's profane Kazakh journalist character asked unsuspecting citizens off-color questions about race, politics and sex.
What emerged from "Borat" was a satirical jab-in-the-ribs to Americans and many of them loved it. The movie rang up $129 million in ticket sales at U.S. and Canadian box offices.