According to today’s MSM reports this “Sam Bacile” is a dumb-ass Israeli-firster American Jew who wrote, directed, and produced Innocence of Muslims, the movie that depicts Muhammad as a bungling pervert. The MSM keep referring to him as “filmmaker” but do not list any other “films” made by this jack-ass. If producing a piece of dung like IOM gets you credited with being a “filmmaker” then any fool with a cell phone qualifies, and Lord knows there are plenty of those.
There are two main MSM articles on this. Matt Bradley and Dion Nissenbaum have a WSJ article, updated Sep12. There is also an AP article, which has borrowed heavily from the WSJ article and adds little. Both articles refer to a phone interview with this “Sam Bacile,” one conversation from his home and the other while “in hiding” but both conversations apparently identical. You never know what’s going on with reporters, who they’re stealing from, or even who they’re talking to.
However, this much is clear: no reporters have gone to any trouble to try and identify this “Sam Bacile.” If he is a wealthy land developer in Southern California, he shouldn’t be hard to find. The closest I could come in the Orange County land records is “Moises Baciles” who has been involved in a lot of transactions but sounds Mexican to me. Moises, if this is you we’re talking about, do yourself a favor and get out of town.
The so-called “movie traliers” for IOM are still up on YT but I refuse to link to them because the movie is so disgusting, and I ain’t easy to disgust. The “actors” are slimy, base, revolting amateurs, and the director is a deaf and blind pig’s ass . . . but now we are back to “Bacile.” According to WSJ, the movie cost $5 millions to make and was funded by a consortium of 100 Jews. My guess is that your chances would be better than even of finding the likes of Abe Foxman, Alan Dershowitz, and Michael Oren on that list. I doubt if there is a proper listing for “Israel,” regardless of how much it invested.
The other players in this tragedy are the Quran-burning idiot Terry Jones, a bona fide filmmaker named Steven Klein, and a nasty Coptic prick called Morris Sadek – these people are all involved in producing the film and/or promoting it. Jones and Sadek are well-known Islamophobic hate-mongers. Steven Klein may be the same slut-pimping Steven Klein who does the Madonna and GaGa shoots and vids. I’m not sure it’s the same guy, but a Muslim-baiting piece like Innocence of Muslims is certainly something we might expect from a filth-meister. OTOH the poor quality of IOM suggests someone other than Madonna’s Steven Klein, who is a brilliant technician. It will be interesting to sort this out.
The tragedy here is that violent, hateful, ass-holes like Sadek, “Bacile,” Klein, and Jones can so easily trigger events that get a good and valuable person like Ambassador Christopher Stevens killed half a world away. By all accounts I have read, Stevens was the ultimate diplomat, fluent in Arabic and French, a devoted representative of America, and an asset to the State Dept. that can never be replaced. Somewhere, somehow “Bacile,” Klein, Sadek, Jones, all of the 65 actors in IOM, and the 100 donors ought to be put on trial for Stevens’ death. Preferably in Libya. This film is the answer to the question: “If you invest $5M to inflame Muslims all over the world, how much hatred and violence can you produce?” The death of Christopher Stevens and the other embassy workers in Libya is the answer. Now the question becomes: Who gets held responsible?
I am normally pretty freaky about First Amendment free speech, particularly in religious contexts. I think there is huge latitude to take on sages like Muhammad, Moses, Jesus, and Charlie Brown. But not all speech is protected free speech. This movie is certainly not speech that is protected as free speech b/c it was produced with the intention of causing physical harm, probably death. Speech that presents a clear and present danger is never protected. And like the famous yelling of “fire” in a move theater when there is no fire, the purpose of this movie was to get someone hurt. The hate-monger filmmaker Steve Klein behind IOM is quoted by the Guardian as saying: “We went into this knowing this was probably going to happen.” (However, seeing lawsuits and criminal prosecutions on the horizon, he has backed this statement up 180 degrees.)
“Bacile,” too, is providing the lawyers lots of fodder for trial by running his mouth. He has called Islam “a cancer.” He has described the film as “political” and as a way to fight Muslims. Yeah, he wants the fight. The movie got traction by being promoted by the Christian, fundamentalist, feces-for-brains, Mulsim-hater, Terry Jones. Jones screened the trailer for his followers yesterday [Sep11.12], a day he calls “International Judge Mohammad Day.” So OK, dudes . . . looks like the fight’s on. I just hope it plays out in a federal court room.
But getting back to the lead question: what do we know about this cretin, “Bacile,” and his supporters? Not that much. Yet. Finding a photo of him has been impossible, so far. As of the moment 95% of what’s on the web is peats and repeats of the AP/WSJ article. We are told that “Bacile” (reported as aged 52, 54, or 56 — pick one) is one of those land developers who have made themselves filthy rich by destroying Southern California. But I can’t confirm that. His name should be all over the California land records. It’s not. Seems to me the AP and WSJ writers have some explaining to do. For instance, who contacted whom? How did they confirm who the person on the other end of the line was? This looks like a Dan “The Dupe” Rather story to me.
“Bacile” could be fictional for all we know. John Hudson at the Atlantic Wire has raised this point. He quotes uber-Jews/neocons/Israel-firsters Jeffrey Goldberg and John Podhoretz saying they never heard of the guy. Podhoretz tweets that the name don’t sound Jewish to him. And have a look at Sarah Posner’s piece. She, too, wonders whether there is stink here, although she seems to be pointing toward the Copts and evangelical Christians as the perps.
To me, it is beginning to look to me like another Israeli false-flag operation, timed to cause as much damage as possible to Obama right before the election. That the demonstrations in Cairo and Libya were timed for 9/11 is very, very suspicious b/c there is no other day on the calender that Americans’ Islamophobia is pulled so taut. This whole IOM thing came out in July, why do the riots happen now?
My monkey is riding the guess that “Sam Bacile” is an agent and front for Israel to produce this deadly anti-Islam movie, and that Mossad, or Kidon, or some other Israeli agents-provcateur have drummed these riots up. It sort of brings to mind the Coen brothers. Do you remember in the Big Lewbowski how they got away with a line calling Arabs “camel fuckers”? The Coen brothers just came back from Israel where they collected a $1M “prize,” probably for that line. Can you imagine what would happen if any line in any movie that screened anywhere in this universe referred to Jews as “camel fuckers?” But you know, many Jewish movie producers/directors have a way with dialog and many Jews have a biased sense of shock at cultural defamation. Which brings us to Uncle Abe.
One angle that has yet to be raised is where was Uncle Abe Foxman, the great defender against the defamation of religious causes, in this whole IOM mess? If this film had been Innocence of Jews, you know damn well that Foxman would have stormed the (Jewish controlled) MSM and the (Jewish controlled) halls of Congress and the (not so Jewish controlled) White House and demanded the blood of the producer, actors, and donors. And fair enough. But if Foxman has any sense of morals and is anything other than a media clown pushing a strict Israel firster faux outrage, he should have used his impressive powers to condemn this attack on Islam with equal vigor when it came out in July. I guess when it is his own people producing terrible, hateful, anti-Semitic trash like this film, he just sits there with his head up his fat ass, hoping the film will inflame Muslims into violence and Israel will reap some benefit from it.
Hang on, did I just call this film Innocence of Muslims anti-Semitic? Of course I did. The Arabs are Semites. Muhammad was a Semite. When you look at it, most of the violence in the world arises from Semites hating, fighting, and killing other Semites. It never ends. Probably never will. Semites have been killing each other for thousands of years and now their internecine squabbling is a threat to the entire world.