Gary Busey, a star of the new motion picture Cloud 9, is being threatened by political and religious zealots because of his latest movie role.
The Oscar-nominated actor, who plays himself in Cloud 9, is being accused of “blood libel” against Jews for his starring role in the Turkish movie Valley of the Wolves: Iraq as a Jewish U.S. army doctor who cuts out the organs of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib and sells them to wealthy foreign clients.
Valley of the Wolves: Iraq (Kurtlar Vadisi: Irak in Turkish), is described by one Turkish newspaper as “our revenge for Midnight Express.” It’s breaking box office records in Turkey, is set for release in a dozen Arab and European countries, and was at the Berlin International Film Festival last week, looking for a US distributor.
The Jerusalem Post writes: “The Busey character, listed only as The Doctor, is far removed from the Jewish stereotype in both appearance and manner, but hardly a credit to his heritage…. Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, noted that the cutting out of organs from innocent people ‘wasn't created out of thin air. It is a revival of the ancient blood libel against the Jews.’”
Debbie Schlussel (a self-styled “Jewish Ann Coulter” who was a frequent annoying caller to Howard Stern’s radio show--hey, whatever happened to Howard?) leads the attack on Busey’s life, writing in Frontpagemag.com that Busey is “now an official member of the Anti-Semite club. In the grand tradition of Hitler, the authors of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion,Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, etc., etc., etc.”
She adds: “We have a suggestion for all Jewish-American doctors: Since Gary Busey defamed you, refuse him as a patient.”
Debbie Schlussel is an idiot. Her fatwah on Gary Busey shows she’s no better than the Ayatollah or the Taliban, and if Howard Stern is still letting her call in to his satellite radio show, he ought to invite her into the studio and strap her in to the spanking machine.
Gary Busey’s an artist, as a viewing of Cloud 9, the hilarious motion picture written and produced by Burt Kearns & Brett Hudson of Frozen Pictures, and Academy Award-winner Albert S. Ruddy, will attest. The movie, starring Burt Reynolds, D.L. Hughley, Paul Rodriguez, Angie Everhart and Gabrielle Reece, is just out on Fox Home Entertainment DVD, and features the exclusive, side-splitting bonus feature, Being Gary Busey: The Cameo Outtakes!
Busey took on a difficult film role (in Valley of the Wolves, that is— in Cloud 9, he's playing Busey). He’s got nothing to apologize for. Nor does Anthony Hopkins (who plays an important part in Cloud 9), for playing Hitler.
Now watch. Drudge will pick up the story, Fox News and the talk radio idiots will then jump on the story and someone will start selling Gary Busey t-shirts of Gary Busey wearing a ticking time-bomb turban.
By the way, Busey was reportedly arrested last week at LAX. We wonder if there’s any connection.