OBAMACSI.COM: "Homeland" is an American psychological thriller television series that depicts U.S. military veterans as terrorists trying to attack America. The terror suspects have now transitioned from the Islamic/Arab type to the white American U.S. military veteran type. In the pilot episode of "Homeland", the main character, Sergeant Nicholas Brody, rapes his estranged wife before scoping out the U.S. Capitol building in Washington D.C. for upcoming terror attack.
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Title: "Homeland" TV Series
Date: October 2, 2011
Abstract: "Homeland" is an American psychological thriller television series created by Howard Gordon, Alex Gansa and Gideon Raff. The series stars Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison, a CIA operations officer who has come to believe that an American Marine, who was held captive by Al-Qaeda as a prisoner of war, was turned by the enemy and now poses a significant risk to national security.
The series will be broadcast in the United States on the cable channel Showtime, and is produced by Fox 21. It is due to premiere on October 2, 2011. The first episode was made available online, over two weeks prior to broadcast, with viewers having to complete some tasks to unlock access.The series follows Carrie Mathison, a CIA operations officer who, after conducting an unauthorized operation in Iraq, is put on probation and reassigned to the CIA's counterterrorism center in Langley, Virginia. While she was conducting the operation in Iraq, Carrie was warned by an asset that an American prisoner of war had been turned by Al-Qaeda. Carrie's job is complicated when her boss, Director of the Counterterrorism Center David Estes, calls Carrie and her colleagues in for an emergency briefing. It is then that Carrie learns that Nicholas Brody, a U.S. Marine Sergeant who had been reported as missing in action in Iraq since 2003, has been rescued during a Delta Force raid on a compound belonging to terrorist Abu Nazir. Carrie comes to believe that Brody was the American prisoner of war that her asset in Iraq was talking about. However, the federal government and her superiors at the CIA consider Nicholas Brody a war hero. Realizing it would be next to impossible to convince her boss, David Estes, to place Brody under surveillance, Carrie approaches the only other person she can trust, Saul Berenson. The two must now work together to investigate Brody and prevent another terrorist attack on American soil
Based on Gideon Raff's Israeli series Hatufim, also known as Prisoners of War, Homeland was created by Howard Gordon, Alex Gansa and Gideon Raff in early 2010. On September 19, 2010, Showtime place a pilot order for Homeland, this was the first project David Nevins had undertaken since leaving Imagine Entertainment to become president of Showtime. Howard Gordon, Alex Gansa and Gideon Raff wrote the pilot, Michael Cuesta was attached to the project as director, with Howard Gordon, Alex Gansa, Gideon Raff, Avi Nir and Ron Telem serving as executive producers.
Casting announcements began in November 2010, with Claire Danes first to be cast, Danes portrays Carrie Mathison, "a driven CIA officer battling her own psychological demons." Next to join the series was Mandy Patinkin as Saul Berenson, "the smart and politically savvy CIA Division Chief Saul Berenson who is Carrie's main champion in the intelligence upper echelon and her sounding board." Laura Fraser was next to be cast as Jessica Brody, "Scott Brody's smart, strong wife." Next to join the series was Damian Lewis and David Harewood, with Lewis playing Scott Brody, "who returns home after spending eight years as a prisoner of war in Baghdad", while Harewood was cast as David Estes, "a rising star in the CIA, Carrie's boss David Estes is the youngest director of the Counterterrorism Center in the Agency's history." Diego Klattenhoff, Morgan Saylor and Jackson Pace were the last actors to join the main cast, with Klattenhoff playing Mike Faber, "Brody's close friend and fellow Marine, Mike Faber was convinced that Brody was dead, which is how he justified falling in love with Brody's wife Jessica", Saylor playing Dana Brody, "The Brodys' oldest child", and Pace playing Chris Brody, "Nick and Jessica's eager-to-please, self-conscious thirteen year-old son."
Filming of the pilot took place in Charlotte, North Carolina.
On April 7, 2011, Showtime green-lighted the series with an order of 12 episodes. Along with the series pickup Showtime announced that Laura Fraser would not be continuing past the pilot and her role had been re-cast with Morena Baccarin taking over the role of Jessica Brody. It was also announced that Chip Johannessen would be joining the series as a a producer, while Michael Cuesta, who had served as the director on the pilot, would join the series as an executive producer. Showtime later announced that Jamey Sheridan, Navid Negahban, Amir Arison and Brianna Brown had joined the series as recurring guest stars. Sheridan was cast as the Vice President of the United States, Negahban was cast as Abu Nazir, with Arison playing Prince Farid Bin Abbud and Brown playing Lynne Reed.
On July 21, 2011, at the San Diego Comic-Con, Showtime announced that the series would premiere on October 2, 2011. Along with the announcement of the premiere date for the series, the network also announced that the names of the characters portrayed by Claire Danes and Damian Lewis had been renamed Carrie Mathison and Nicholas Brody, respectively. The series is produced by Fox 21 (Wikipedia, 2011).
2. DHS COMMERCIALS
OBAMACSI.COM: The "Homeland" TV series just happen to coincides with the latest anti-terror videos from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in which terrorists are now portrayed as white Americans. A coincidence? Not a chance.
Title: DHS Video Characterizes Terrorists As White Americans
Date: July 22, 2011
Source: Fox News
3. "HOMELAND'S" ISRAELI ORIGINS
OBAMACSI.COM: "Homeland" is based on Gideon Raff's Israeli series "Hatufim", also known as , in which Israel "deals with the fate of IDF prisoners of war when they are caught by Arab terrorists – and what can come after." It now appears that the makers and funders of "24" and "Homeland" would like to project the Israeli worldview onto America, turning a once free country into the Gaza Strip.
Title: 'Prisoners Of War' On Israeli TV
Date: April 25, 2010
Source: Arutz Sheva
Abstract: Israeli television is beginning to focus on what can happen to IDF soldiers when they are caught by Arab terrorists – and what can come after.
The fictional series, “Prisoners of War,” (called “Hatufim” or “abductees” in Hebrew) revolves around the lives of three IDF reservists who are captured during service in Lebanon. Their fate initially is unknown, and they become symbols to the society from which they came. In their families, they are perceived as something between a misty memory, and an ever-lasting glimmer of hope – until the day 17 years later, when they return.
Only two come back alive. The third returns in a coffin.
The series follows the families, and the two remaining soldiers as they try to pick up the pieces of their lives. The questions asked as part of the program are troubling, as are the answers.
Gideon Raff, the show's creator, told the Los Angeles Times that his research revealed conflicting and complex issues. One soldier released in a prisoner exchange deal told him that for years, people blamed him for every terrorist attack that took place after the swap. Another Israeli POW said bitterly that Israel prefers dead heroes to live returnees.
Former POW David Senesh said recently in an interview that Israeli interrogations were worse than the physical brutality he suffered as a captive in Egypt.
“As a society we're busy with 'bringing the boys back home,'” Raff said. “We're preoccupied with their return and the price, but few turn their thoughts to the day after.” He said he was surprised that no one had considered addressing the issue before, noting there are some 1,500 former POWs in Israel who “live with their captivity every day and can't get rid of it.”
An American remake of the series will be offered in the United States through 20th Century Fox, which cut the deal with the Israeli network Keshet before the “Hatufim” series began shooting. Keshet provides half of the programming on Israel's Channel 2, where the show's seventh episode aired Saturday night (Arutz Sheva, 2010).
OBAMACSI.COM: "Homeland" is made by the same group as the TV show "24", which is a dubbed as a "Neo-Con sex fantasy" that "feels real". Former head of U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff, states that "24" reflects real life, and notorious Neo-Cons such as former Vice President Dick Cheney, Senator John McCain, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, and radio host Rush Limbaugh have vocalized that they are big fans of the show. Can we also assume that "Homeland" is a "Neo-Con Sex Fantasy"?
The plot depicted in the episode of "24" entitled "Terror in California", was subverted in real life at Super Bowl XLV in Dallas, Texas, on February 6, 2011.
Title: Neo-Con Sex Fantasy? The Politics Of "24
Date: January 16, 2011