Oliver Stone’s Son Says 9/11 Inside Job, Defends Hezbollah, Calls Israelis ‘European Settlers’ (VIDEO)
by Lakkana Nanayakkara
Sean Stone, son of controversial film director Oliver Stone, delivered a barrage of anti-Israel rhetoric on the Russia Today TV channel August 1st. He referred to Israel as a “crusader state” and repeatedly called Israelis “European settlers.” He said these “European settlers” don’t feel comfortable in what is “historically Palestine,” and they have no ties to Israel. He also referred to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as an “American guy.” Stone, who is a convert to Islam, also claimed that the terror attacks on New York of September 11th 2001 were an inside job and were not carried out by Islamic terrorists led by Osama bin Laden. Sean’s positions are not entirely surprising, as Oliver Stone himself has a history of making anti-Semitic remarks.
Sean Stone said he doesn’t consider Hezbollah to be a terrorist organization because it operates within Lebanon’s borders, and is only defending Lebanese sovereignty from Israeli invasion. He went on to defend Iran, and claimed that Tehran does not sponsor terrorism. Stone also asserted that the media has an anti-Islamic narrative. He claimed that the United States has killed “hundreds of thousands of people” throughout the Middle East and North Africa through drone strikes and other operations connected to the War on Terror.
Russia Today TV which broadcast Stone’s remarks is funded by the Russian government, and has been criticized for producing a relentless stream of anti-American and anti-Israel bulletins.
A video of Stone’s interview on Russia Today can be viewed below.