Director Oliver Stone declared in an interview that America’s focus on the Holocaust is due to “Jewish domination of the media,” and said Jews are “the most powerful lobby in Washington.”
The “Natural Born Killers” director also defended Hitler, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez in his interview with Britain’s Sunday Times.
Stone said his upcoming Showtime documentary series, “Secret History of America,” seeks to put Hitler and Soviet dictator Josef Stalin “in context.”
“Hitler was a Frankenstein but there was also a Dr. Frankenstein. German industrialists, the Americans and the British. He had a lot of support.”
He also told interviewer Camilla Long: “Hitler did far more damage to the Russians than the Jewish people — 25 or 30 [million killed].”
Long then asked why there was such a focus on the Holocaust.
“The Jewish domination of the media,” Stone responded.
“There’s a major lobby in the United States. They are hard workers. They stay on top of every comment. The most powerful lobby in Washington. Israel has [expletive] up United States foreign policy for years.”
Stone, who recently met with Ahmadinejad, said “Iran isn’t necessarily the good guy, but we don’t know the full story.”
The “Platoon” director also said that if the U.S. pursues sanctions against Iran, “it’s going to be like North Vietnam again.”
Stone has been promoting his pro-Hugo Chavez documentary “South of the Border.” He called the Venezuelan president a “brave, blunt, earthy man.”
The NewsBusters website said Stone’s interview is “shocking,” and Britain’s Telegraph newspaper called it “poisonous rubbish,” pointing out: “Far more Russians died in World War II than people from any other nation, but no individual group was targeted specifically for destruction like the Jews, and no group suffered as much proportionally to their size.”
Earlier this year, Stone told a panel of TV critics that Hitler “is an easy scapegoat throughout history and it’s been used cheaply.
“We can’t judge people as only ‘bad’ or ‘good.’”
He also praised ruthless Soviet dictator Josef Stalin, saying “he fought the German war machine more than any person.”
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