Monday, February 4, 2008
The Truth About "Shoot Down:" It's About Payback, Not Truth
Shoot Down is a hit on José Basulto, founder of Brothers to the Rescue. It is not meant to be a slam of Castro, and if it is critical of him, it is only so incidentally and only to mask its real agenda. The documentary was financed by Maggie Khuly, mother of director Christina Khuly Eger, with the millions she was awarded from the frozen assets of the Cuban people when her brother Armando Alejandre, Jr. (and three others) was murdered over international waters at Raúl Castro's orders while flying a humanitarian mission for BTTR. Maggie Khuly blames Basulto for her brother's death much as Cindy Sheehan blames Bush for her son's death and Shoot Down is Maggie's desquite. If it also launches her daughter's career as a documentary filmmaker then that's a bonus.