Ben Affleck played a pretty convincing CIA agent in his Oscar-winning movie Argo, because Iran seems to think he really could be one.
Iran's PressTV published a report from 9/11 conspiracy theorist and author Kevin Barrett that alleged that "Argo" is a "covert operation disguised as a movie." The report sounds exactly like the movie plot; a covert operation that was done in the 1970s involving a real CIA agent, Tony Mendez, and not Ben Affleck.
The report seems to try to throw weight behind its claims by citing Barbara Honegger who was a Special Assistant to Ronald Reagan as well as a White House Policy Analyst and worked for over a decade as Senior Military Affairs Journalist with the Naval Postgraduate School. Honegger even went as far as to alledge that Affleck could be a war criminal and put to death for his crimes!
The PressTV report states:
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In a radio interview Tuesday on the Kevin Barrett Show, Honegger stated that filmmaker Ben Affleck might one day be hanged for war crimes and treason - not only for Argo, which she said is designed to pave the road to war on Iran, but also for his role in the 2001 film Pearl Harbor, an earlier intelligence operation designed to pave the road to the 9/11 “New Pearl Harbor.” According to Honegger, Affleck - like his character in Argo - appears to be a covert operator posing as a filmmaker.
On Monday at the Hoax of Hollywood conference in Tehran, Mohammad Lesani, General Secretary of the conference announced plans to sue the producers of Argo.
"Argo is made by three film-producing companies in Hollywood, the Islamic Republic of Iran is going to sue all those who have been active in the anti-Iran domain, including directors and producers.”
This lawsuit is supposedly where they will try to get Affleck to reveal his true intentions for making Argo.
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"If the makers of Argo are deposed under oath, they may be forced to reveal that their film -- like the fictitious film-within-the-film -- is a covert operation disguised as a movie," Barrett said. "One of America's leading experts on covert operations believes that Argo is the propaganda project of an intelligence agency or agencies, and that its purpose is to convince the American people to go along with Israel's plan to drag America into a war on Iran."
Barret also suggests that Affleck's 2000 film Pearl Harbor set the stage for 9/11.
"Rumsfeld’s (and Affleck's) Pearl Harbor propaganda campaign set the stage for the chorus of “Pearl Harbor, Pearl Harbor, Pearl Harbor” on September 11th, 2001," Barrett said. "On Air Force One, as Bush flew from Florida to Nebraska, the event was already being framed as a new Pearl Harbor. Henry Kissinger quickly echoed the Pearl Harbor comparison. Zbigniew Brezezinski pronounced, “It (9/11) is more murderous even than Pearl Harbor, and the psychological impact is the same.” On the evening of September 11th, 2001, George W. Bush reportedly confided to his diary, “The Pearl Harbor of the 21st century took place today.”