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Sean Penn Takes Aim at Great Britain with Latest Left-Wing Rant

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Sean Penn Takes Aim at Great Britain with Latest Left-Wing Rant

On 02.15.12 10:00 AM posted by Nile Gardiner

Never one to shy away from a Left-wing cause, either at home or abroad, Oscar-winning actor Sean Penn has adopted the Falklands dispute as his latest liberal pet project. On a visit to Argentina to meet with Cristina Kirchner, Penn*accused Britain of ‘colonialism’*over the Falklands, and urged UN-brokered negotiations over the sovereignty of the Islands.

The Daily Telegraph*reported Penn as saying:
“The world today is not going to tolerate any ludicrous and archaic commitment to colonialist ideology,” he said during the meeting in Buenos Aires.

“I know I came in a very sensitive moment in terms of diplomacy between Argentina and the UK over the Malvinas islands.

“And I hope that diplomats can establish true dialogue in order to solve the conflict as the world today cannot tolerate ridiculous demonstrations of colonialism.

“The way of dialogue is the only way to achieve a better solution for both nations,” he said, according to the Buenos Aires Herald.

Sean Penn has a long track record of cuddling up to Latin American tyrants, including*Hugo Chavez*and*Fidel and Raul Castro.*No doubt he sees in President Kirchner the same potential, as she leads her own country down the path of Venezuelan-style ruin, with her*crackdown on the press,*assault on private pensions funds, and*interference with the judiciary. The actor*has even called for journalists to be imprisoned*for calling his hero Chavez a dictator, telling*HBO’s*Bill Maher show:
“Every day, this elected leader is called a dictator here, and we just accept it, and accept it. And this is mainstream media. There should be a bar by which one goes to prison for these kinds of lies.”

We are hypnotised by the media. Who do you know here who’s gone through 14 of the most transparent elections on the globe, and has been elected democratically, as Hugo Chávez?”

As someone who has long railed against American “imperialism”, it should come as no surprise that Penn is now targeting Great Britain too. And nothing could be a better advertisement for the foolish and futile Argentine campaign to retake the Falklands than the support of a delusional Hollywood Lefty like Sean Penn. Cristina Kicrhner must be pretty desperate to enlist the support of Mr Penn, who is now happily playing the role of Buenos Aires’*”useful idiot” over the Falklands. Who knows, she might even be able to sign up*Oliver Stone*and*Danny Glover too.

Cross-posted from The Telegraph

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