The Vigilantism of ‘Zero Dark Thirty’

By: Sunday January 13, 2013 11:30 am

The Oscar-nominated film Zero Dark Thirty depicting the hunt for Osama bin Laden opened everywhere in the United States this weekend. Coincidentally, the date it opened was also the eleventh year anniversary of the opening of the Guantanamo Bay prison.

Much has been written about the film throughout the past month, particularly how it shows torture helped the US government obtain the information necessary for eventually finding Bin Laden. Less has been written about the vigilantism of the film.

 

You know that kidnapped doctor rescued by SEAL Team Six over the weekend?

By: Monday December 10, 2012 7:15 pm

You know that kidnapped doctor rescued by SEAL Team Six over the weekend?

Well, Dr. Dilip Joseph worked for a non-profit called “Morning Star Development.” That’s an odd name for a relief organization. So, you type it into Google and up pops a slick, well-designed website for an NGO that was founded just ten years ago. Hmmm, what happened ten years ago? Anyway, you click around a bit, fail to find a list for the Board of Directors and then stumble on this mission statement…

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