Sean Penn Watches ISIS Beheading Videos

...because he's a method actor or something. And besides, it's Bush's fault.

Sean Penn has revealed that he watches propaganda beheading videos published by ISIS out of a sense of moral responsibility.

The actor said he chooses to bear witness to the gruesome clips, in which Americans, Britons and Kurds have been graphically slaughtered, because 'real violence' is often hidden from us. [...]

Penn has voice his opinions about ISIS before - earlier this week he told Conan O'Brien that the terrorist organization was 'created' by George W Bush and Dick Cheney.

Personally, I don't need to watch these videos to know what barbarians these ISIS savages are.

Posted by: DMartyr at 08:16 AM


1 I watched enough of the original ones personally.

Posted by: Nigel West Dickens at March 21, 2015 09:03 AM

2 Greetings:

Once again, Sean Penn brings to my mind my father's dictum for when one of my associates went beyond his pale. "Next time you see your parents," he would intone, "tell them I said they still have some work to do."

Posted by: 11B40 at March 21, 2015 10:12 AM

3 Somebody should invite Sean Penn to read the Hamas Covenant, and find out when it was signed. (hint: 1988. That was just a bit before GWB's time.)

Posted by: Valerie at March 21, 2015 10:29 AM

4 Nah. It goes back further to President Chester A. Arthur. But then HE was a Republican too, wasn't he Penn!

Posted by: Nadadhimmi at March 21, 2015 10:35 AM

5 Re#2. Sean Penn's father was Leo Penn. As big a Hollywierd Commie as Trumbo or any of the rest. An out and out Communist. Of course, his hell spawn, spoiled rich brat of a son Sean, is just as elitist as his old man; hiding behind armed guarded private gates to keep out the proletariat, while preaching Hugo Chavez style Communism from his private jet and Limo. Never forget, Sean Penn advocates gun confiscation but was filmed skulking around New Orleans during Katrina with a shotgun. Elitist Commie little prick.

Posted by: Nadadhimmi at March 21, 2015 10:45 AM

6 Greetings, Nadadhimmi:

Re: #5. Thanks for saving me all that keystroking. I find my father's line so amusing that sometimes I force it in just for the fun of the memory.

Posted by: 11B40 at March 21, 2015 10:58 AM

7 That is the same reason I watch them from time to time. Have to confront reality otherwise it is too easy to ignore what is going on.

Reading about something is a poor substitute.

IMO, every voting adult should watch at least one of these things. I think public opinion on Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Long War in general would be much different if the average American citizen actually knew the f'd up stuff going on, and that is why I think some people are so dead set against people reading about, much less watching, these atrocities.

Posted by: wodun at March 21, 2015 02:56 PM

8 My family and I have seen plenty of violence; we don't need to see any of these videos for educational purposes. And unlike Sean, we haven't run around playing at going "pew, pew, pew"...and aren't psychopathic enough to get our jollies out of watching people killed. The man's a wannabe Che without the intestinal fortitude (and that's even setting the bar that low).

I highly doubt showing the American public would help either -- this is the world of violent video games after all, and being able to rationalize just about anything (look at ol' Sean here). Nope, the problem is that most of the American public is rather like Seanie boy -- they'll never do more than play and fantasize about going all Rambo, and they'll never be in a situation (yet) to be forced to rethink their cherished sacred cows, so you run the risk of some of them getting their jollies out over stuff like this (and one should perhaps not encourage our society to be any sicker than it already is).
Nope, the only way you'd get them to finally catch a clue is to put them right in the middle of it -- and that would be failing to serve and protect, so...

Posted by: pathfinder at March 21, 2015 03:52 PM

9 I watched the Nick Berg video. I agree that every adult American should be forced to see what these savages do.

Posted by: free` at March 21, 2015 05:48 PM

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