Katie LaPotin, Red Alert Politics, August 15, 2013
“JFK” and “Scarface” director Oliver Stone – an unabashed liberal – called President Barack Obama a “snake” earlier this week for his role in the National Security Agency’s surveillance program, arguing that the president was more focus on silencing protestors in the U.S. than finding real terrorists.
Stone made the remarks during a speech at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan Monday.
“Obama is a snake,” he said. “He’s a snake. And we have to turn on him.”
“The Boston Marathon, they were so busy tracking down potential protestors…that they missed the bombers. It’s never about terrorists, it always becomes about the way J. Edgar Hoover did it; he brought all the weight of government to bear against protestors. He didn’t like protestors. He thought they were left-wing communists. He never could find the proof, but by the time the Vietnam War came around, as you know, 500,000 people were on the list, and they were being eavesdropped on. And where are we now? Same place,” he stated.
Stone also reiterated his comment from last month about NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden being “a hero to me,” adding that he believes Russian President Vladimir Putin did the right thing by granting him asylum. He
“I’m proud of him for doing it,” Stone said of Putin. “We need more countries to stand up to the U.S.”
Last year Stone criticized Obama in his book “The Untold History of the United States,” accusing the commander-in-chief of mimicking President George W. Bush’s policies and not changing them.
“Rather than repudiating the policies of Bush and his predecessors, Obama has perpetuated them,” he said.
He also said that he would have voted for Ron Paul over President Obama, should the former Texas Congressman have won the GOP nomination.
Watch Stone’s speech below to the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan below.