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  Saturday  April 6  2002    10: 46 AM

Movies as propaganda

An Actor Speaks Out
What's Wrong With Black Hawk Down

By Brendan Sexton III

In February of last year, another actor and I flew down together to Georgia for our "Ranger Orientation Training" at a place many of you might know--Fort Benning in Columbus, Georgia.

In Atlanta, we caught a shuttle plane to Columbus, and on our flight, there were a bunch of guys with Marine haircuts speaking Spanish. It took us a few moments to realize these guys were "students" of the School of the Americas, the U.S. Army's own terrorist training camp for Latin America, which is stationed at Fort Benning. That started to put things into perspective.
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thanks to Dr. Menlo at American Samizdat