Sunday, May 27, 2012

The Oaf of Cannes; how Bernard-Henri Levy saved civilization

BHL is swanning around Cannes this week, posing for the cameras and seeking out the microphones, accompanied by a couple of actors pretending to be Free Syrian Army types on an r&r break from their struggle to liberate Syria.

Levy not only managed to liberate Libya last year, he had the presence of mind to hire a film crew to make a movie about it. The Oath of Tobruk is now on view at the Cannes film festival.

And Levy makes it plain that Libya was only the beginning. He has his sights set on liberating Syria next, and after that, who knows? In any event we'll be sure to see plenty more vanity films from Levy in the years to come.

If only Simon Bolivar had had the foresight to retain a film crew...

While Levy is busy taking unctuous twattery to new levels, it might make for a more interesting film to revisit Libya almost a year after it's liberation. News reports from the country indicate that the Libyan people have a long way to go before they regain the standard of living they enjoyed under Gaddafi.

But at least the oil is flowing again.

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