Friday, March 30, 2007

One More Update on Samson

Simon Capet elucidates and expands on why the Irgun was selected as the miodel for his modern-day terrorist:-

Capet said he grew up in IRA-era Britain and lost college acquaintances on Pan Am 103, which was bombed over Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988. He said he was struck by the pervasiveness of these violent acts throughout history.

"Why do we repeat the same mistakes over again?" he wondered.

Samson is an examination of a political and personal struggle, but updated to make it more relevant to modern audiences by drawing parallels with ongoing conflict in the Middle East, he said.

"Samson could be any 'freedom fighter'," Capet said.

So, if Samson could be any "freedom fighter",

a) why didn't he choose an IRA fighter?

b) if he lost a friend on the Libya bombing of Pan Am, why didn't he choose an

c) why didn't he choose an Tamil Tiger or someone from Al-Qeida?

d) if he doesn't like Jews, oh, oops, did I really write that?

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