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Submitted by Sword of Islam & The Babies of Beslan (United Kingdom), Apr 21, 2006 at 15:36

I don't see much point to making the movie, myself, but I don't have strong feelings about it one way or the other. The only thing that would sway my opinion on the rights or wrongs of making it would be respect for the feelings of the families involved - and they seem to be supportive of the film from what I've read, so I guess that makes it o.k. I just can't imagine it ever being able to do them justice.

I can't imagine it being particularly 'good' unless 'political correctness' is thrown out of the window altogether. I would be incensed (in a very big way) if any empathy whatsoever was drawn from the portrayal of the hijackers and their motives for carrying out this heinous act. They were inhuman savages and should be painted as such. If it spends a lot of time focusing on the day-to-day lives of the victims before the actual flight though, focusing on their humanity and their loved ones, etc, before the terrible events of the flight itself I imagine that it has the potential to be a very powerful film indeed given the subject matter but so much depends on the script and director. Fingers crossed that it's worthy of the victims - although 'victims' doesn't really seem like an appropriate word. 'Heroes' is so much more descriptive. They all should have received medals for their heroism. Unarmed Johns and Janes taking on a bunch of sweaty ayatollahs frothing at the mouth at the sight of so many ankles with their box-cutters. Heroes. Just like the NYC firemen at Ground Zero. Have they made a movie about them, yet? It brings a tear to my eye just thinking about them storming in to rescue people just before the building collapsed. They really set the 'gold standard' for humanity and self-sacrifice and showed the world what a 'martyr' truly looks like. People need to be reminded of that example every day of every week of the year. There's no going back to 'business as usual' until we've made the possibility of anything similar every happening again an impossibility.

Let us hope that the 'Coalition of The Willing' has the same success as the comprising of JustMe, Danish/American, Mandy, PC Madness, Sidda, and Blind Sammy in chasing away the intellectually bankrupt hordes of hysterical hyenas led by Wild Wild Worse, Anothermouse, Abig Feckingfish, and not least Sarah, Keeper of the Long Lists of Irrelevancy. Blind Sammy was probably the greatest of all our allies as she had an incredible talent for self-destruction when attempting to make any kind of point - bless her little cotton socks!

God(s) bless you all.

Sword
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