Monday, June 6, 2011
Actor Peter Fonda Denounces President Barack Obama
Fonda called him a traitor over the handling of the aftermath of the Gulf oil spill last summer.
Fonda, a Hollywood leftwinger, who starred in the 1969 cult classic road movie "Easy Rider" was in Cannes for the premiere of "The Big Fix" by Rebecca and Josh Tickell.
The actor is an outspoken environmentalist and co-producer of the film which centers on the explosion of the BP oil rig Deepwater Horizon, the ensuing spill and its consequences, accused Washington of trying to gag reporting on the issue.
Fonda said: "I sent an email to President Obama saying, 'You are a f(expletive) traitor,' using those words... 'You're a traitor, you allowed foreign boots on our soil telling our military -- in this case the coastguard -- what they can and could not do, and telling us, the citizens of the United States, what we could or could not do'."
Fonda, who said he sent the email last month, appears in "The Big Fix" trying to get on to Louisiana beaches to assess the impact of the biggest oil spill in US history, only to be turned away by BP clean-up personnel.
Speaking at a press event at the American Pavilion to promote the film, Fonda denounced BP as "a bunch of Brits. I thought we kicked them out a long time ago. They tried to get back in in 1812, but they didn't make it."
Peter Fonda is the brother of actress Jane Fonda, who became famous for supporting the Viet Cong in their war against South Vietnam and the USA in 1972.
After making radio propaganda broadcasts for the North Vietnamese, Miss Fonda stated that the American POWs were:
"liars" and "military careerists and professional killers" who are "criminals according to the law."
Posted by Marty4650 at 7:04 PM