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by Mark Steyn

Say what you like about Iran’s state-controlled PressTV, but they know how to write a headline:

Ben Affleck Could Be Hanged For War Crimes

And they mean it. The Iranians have taken Argo’s publicity slogan at face value — “The movie was fake. The mission was real” — and applied it to Ben’s entire oeuvre:

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.

And let’s not forget Daredevil (2003) in which Agent Affleck played a blind man with superpowers, and which opened only a month before the Great Satan, a superpower, stumbled blindly into Iraq. Coincidence?

Likewise, Affleck’s 2009 romantic comedy He’s Just Not That Into You opened shortly before Obama gave Gordon Brown a lousy box set of discount movies that don’t work on a British DVD player. Hmm.

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