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Posted on Aug 7, 2011
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Rachel Weisz plays a U.N. worker in Bosnia in “The Whistleblower.”

By Richard Schickel

“The Whistleblower” tells the story of Kathryn Bolkovac (Rachel Weisz), a young American police officer, who, finding herself at loose ends, takes a high-paying U.N. job in Bosnia in 1999. There, she more or less innocently stumbles across a case involving the trafficking of young women for purposes of prostitution, or, to call the crime by its rightful name, sex slavery. It does not take her long to discover that what appears to be an isolated instance is, in fact, a vast conspiracy, involving hundreds of people and millions of dollars—and the complicity not only of the American company charged with bringing order out of the chaos that was Bosnia in those days, but of police officers and even U.N. personnel.

Bolkovac essentially has no help in her investigations; mostly her outrage is greeted with winks and nods (and bureaucratic indifference) from colleagues and superiors (notable exceptions are provided by Vanessa Redgrave as the head of a women’s rights and gender unit and David Strathairn as a U.N. official). But she is particularly touched by the stories of two trafficking victims, and soon her office walls are covered with photos of criminal suspects. More important, she begins participating in raids on the brothels, where conditions are far more brutal than even she suspected. In time, Bolkovac is fired from her job, but she does manage to get out with evidence, which she uses to call attention to the horrendous conditions in Bosnia.

Much good it does her. In the week I saw this film, there were new reports of similar conditions in India and of an international child pornography ring being busted in the United States and elsewhere, some victims of which were scarcely more than infants. One despairing thinks that this is a crime that has no end. Its victims are too anonymous; they have almost no one to speak for them and the world simply hurries on to more “important” criminal activities.

Nor is “The Whistleblower,” which is a first feature for director Larysa Kondracki, a perfect introduction to the subject. It is a very blunt film and it does not scant on the brutality visited on its imprisoned victims, which is a good thing. In the passages involving the two young women whose fates claim most of Bolkovac’s attention, Kondracki’s style is strong and rather touching. The victims’ fear—quite justified as it turns out—about coming forward with their stories is palpable. They are being asked to lay their lives on the line for a cause they know is dubious at best.

But the film is curiously suspenseless, jerked to wayward life only by the occasional police raid or exposé of conditions within the brothels. Weisz is a lovely and earnest actress, but her character is insufficiently menaced by the criminals she is investigating. She spends more time trying to interest her employers in what she has discovered than in active conflict with the criminals. There is something plodding about the film. You hate to say it, but more suspenseful (and fictionalized) plotting might have improved the commercial chances of this film.

But perhaps that doesn’t matter in the end. A statement has been made on a subject that generally has not been treated in the movies or, for that matter, in the press. And that’s important. In the summer, when we are always in the mood for fun and frolic, “The Whistleblower” is an easy movie to ignore. But we should not. For all its flaws and hesitations, it is a significant film, worth attending and thinking about. Outrage—even impotent outrage—is an appropriate response to it. Maybe sometime someone will heed its call.

Richard Schickel, whose celebrated and prolific career spans 50 years, has been the film critic for Time and Life magazines, has written more than 20 books and has produced, written and directed numerous documentaries.

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By Gabriel, August 15, 2011 at 4:27 pm Link to this comment

@PatrickHenry: good call wink

The problem is much worse than that. After Moses died “merchant jews” [they don’t even deserve a capitol letter] turned to slavery not just for prisoners of war but as a trade. They are the ones who destabilized the whole region by such a destructive trade and by other Unlawful trading. Even Romans didn’t take kindly to it.

Previously King Solomon locked away The 300 Essential Books of All Knowledge due to same idiots.
As far as I remember 10 Northern tribes of Israelites / 10 lost tribes of Israel were evicted and kicked out for such practices by Assyrians.

- 1 went to Khyber Pass, border of Afghanistan & Pakistan and now run the region. The MOST lawless & violent region on Earth for 1,000’s of yrs.
- Another made it as far as China - they didn’t dare screw with Chinese, but did steal a lot of knowledge to further themselves
- 3 went North to Kurdistan, Armenia and Russia - where their US and EU buddies are supporting them to take over the regions
- 1 to Africa: Ethiopia Somalia areas to hide the Ark til Templars rediscovered it. Templars rediscovered Usury via their banking system and built their safe passage to Promised Land
- 1 to Northern Africa along the Mediterranean coast as they still have a Priestly community there
- 4 went to Europe and blended into population til they gained power and decimated much of Europe’s tribes. They then based themselves in France, Germany, Italy, England, Switzerland, Poland and all major centers of Commerce.

They further spread to Americas and back to Palestine, completing a full circle.

They along their bloodlines are THE problem of today. It is they whom are holding Earth hostage via banking, printing of money, shipping, media, compartmentalization, conflicts, wars, voluntary slavery, GOD = Gold Oil Drugs trade, prostitution, weapon sales, so called Christianity for fools whom don’t look further into related records.

They stole the Ark of the Covenant / YHMH / Tetragrammaton from Egypt. A machine of ancient origin to be used by man for benefit to all .. and turned it into a threat on everyone by deriving destructive technologies from it, today’s industrial revolution and arms race. Just as in ancient Babylon they will pay, and will be destroyed.

What many don’t know is what happens to those children who disappear. Some are used as sex slaves, breeding stock for all sorts of slaves, some as experiments, some as food for cannibals and rest for use as toys. Any that don’t fit into that description are used as fertilizer, literally.

This is the world of occult societies in a nutshell. This is who runs the Western system and who are hidden from you behind many layers of deception.

It took Arabs 700 yrs to come up with a book to counter such jewish blasphemy.

Note:  What followers of so-called Jesus tried to do is restore Honor and spread all kinds of knowledge to free humanity from jewish Merchants and Romans. Maybe that’s why he spent all those years in Far East, you think, which are not commonly talked about. These are the 2 Hebrew tribes/houses that are Just, Ones who are persecuted for over 2,000 yrs and who leak information [whistle blowers], along with true tribal Shamans and other knowledgeable men and women.

Yet there’s more. There’s one more house of Hebrews, a house of men and women Rabbi’s. A house that will help humanity greatly regain Earth when humanity wakes up to the facts and gathers together against the murderous destructive oppressor merchant jews.

BTW: Before anyone starts with anti-Semitic bull, learn the difference between Hebrews and jews.

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By PatrickHenry, August 14, 2011 at 10:25 am Link to this comment


The muslims hardly have a lock on the sex trafficing for that region.,7340,L-3062297,00.html

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By Gabriel, August 14, 2011 at 1:27 am Link to this comment


If you’d get it right then there’d be no problem. It’s a large number of religions/faiths that practice slavery not just Atheists & Muslims.

Pushing one’s religion/faith onto someone else is subsequently a form of slavery. Or maybe you forget what Roman Catholic Christians did during inquisitions and to Natives of Turtle Island / The Americas.

Maybe you want to read a book called 1491 [the true history of north america] and verify it with records and documents.

Then there’s worship of Satan and Lucifer. A group most responsible for abuse of men, women and children in history, and especially today. There are 500 to 1,000 children per day that go missing due to them. Their origins date all the way back to Babylon. Same group now runs Jesuits, Illumitani, Freemasons, EU, central banks, Federal Reserve, large part of US government, Skull and Bones, many evangelist groups, multinational corporations, and most everything under Admiralty Law system.
They control both legal and illegal trade. The richer they are the more abusive.
A smaller most senior part of that group even practices cannibalism as a lifestyle. They are [supposedly] so powerful none have been arrested in last 100 yrs. Anyone who has tried has vanished permanently.

Do try to do at least a basic search before you make comments. LOL

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By esperantominoria, August 12, 2011 at 9:21 pm Link to this comment
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Hello Diamond:

“The Koran was written around 700AD. Things have
changed a lot since then: what hasn’t changed is that
there are still slaves in the world but this slave
trade is not run by Arabs, it’s run by Europeans,
Russians and Americans so your delving into the Koran
is completely irrelevant. These slaves don’t exist to
satisfy the lust of the crazed, demonic Muslims
you’re so obsessed with but the lust of all
religions, nationalities and races.”

Things have changed alot because non-Muslim
civilizations have become Dominant

If Islam were dominant like before they would still
be in the sex-slave trade.

About Today

The sex-slave trade,that is what it is,is run by
not by Buddhists,Christians,devout
Hindus,humanist atheits,etc.

The difference

The sex-slave trade of the Muslims has the
approval of the Muslim Allah
.It is the word of
God.How can you argue with God?

The atheists who do it today do it because for them
there is no God.

All I said was what is true,I am not being
obsessive about it
:the Koran approves of
slavery,approves of having sex with a slave,even if
the man is married,it is the word of God for them.

I don’t believe it,you don’t,but they have to accept
it.Tell me what is wrong with saying something
that is true?

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By Gabriel, August 12, 2011 at 3:40 pm Link to this comment

This subject goes much deeper than most of general public realize as it’s been going on for over 10,000 yrs.

It started out as taking people from other tribes during conflicts and wars and using them as slaves. Mainly it was done to show wining tribe was not barbarian and to show reason for defending themselves. Slaves were let go after a show of humility and education about winning tribes system.

Over few 1,000 yrs anger escalated to point of keeping slaves prisoner for life. This facilitated a slave trade and sophisticated ways to justify such actions. May tribes opted to marry leading family’s sons and daughters to promote peace with mixed results. Yet the slave traders didn’t want to stop their lucrative trade in human cargo.

Free Sovereign Beings fought back with a vengeance by creating systems of Peace, such as Buddhism, and kept up the pressure wherever possible. Sex traders were executed wherever found. Babylon and many others were sacked for such and other practices.

When Constantine conducted First Council Of Nicea , a treaty between Rabbi traders and Rome, they included only those books that favored both to create the Bible. Similar for Qumran / Koran. More ancient laws forbade the ownership or trade of anyone, unfair trade [charging interest/Usury], and abusing the well being of anyone as ALL Beings Are Equal.

Over last 2,000 yrs Unlawful trading has gained momentum til we now have Banks [a totally fraudulent system], voluntary slavery via Birth Certificates under Admiralty Law [NOT under Law of The Land], anything and everything that you have “registered” is actually property of those whom you registered it to [hidden behind many layers of deception in contract and commerce law].

Follow my links back in comments throughout TD and learn how it’s done:

They -Elites- don’t care about actual you and me. They care about their product, bond in your name, a price on your head which is worth anywhere from 10 Million to 600 Million depending on country you live in.

The ONLY reason the Police search for your kid, if lost, is to regain their investment .. and that’s only if enough pressure is exerted from public or one is affluent and knowledgeable enough to cost them large. Free Sovereign kids that are not part of their registration system are used as slaves ... and even fertilizer / wars.

Whole immigration and slavery thing is about keeping the money flowing. Anyone that’s not registered is an Illegal ... and definitely not Unlawful as all have the Freedom of Choice. Anyone who studies their/Elites documents can clearly see how the Elites are perpetrating Fraud upon everything on Earth.

Main thing elites are afraid of is Sovereigns whom know the Law. Example of a Sovereign in Admiralty Court [turn up the sound and watch and listen very carefully]:
Make sure to read the description under “Show More” as well.

This works in USA and any other country that British Commonwealth has ever been in. In USA there are corrupt Judges/Administrators that will throw one in prison for profit. Your Remedy is to always demand a Jury of Your Peers trial. This means YOU get to pick your peers.

You have the Right to hire and pay for your own Peace Officers and many more rights than even your Constitution says. For those you need to search original ancient records and translate them yourselves.

In USA you have the right to arrest anyone who breaches these Rights, including the Elites, President, NSA, CIA, Homeland Security, Military Brass, etc.

What’s coming is much bigger ... where Elites and their whole system will be burned to the ground. Think French Revolution on steroids, all wars to date as only practice runs, The Biggest Rebellion in History ... since this is a Global thing.

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By ruhullaha, August 11, 2011 at 9:39 pm Link to this comment

Sex Slavery is vile and dehumanizing. Mankind should have evolved beyond such base behavior. When will the masses accept the responsibibilty for demanding and becoming involved in constructing a better world.

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By EmileZ, August 11, 2011 at 9:39 pm Link to this comment

I don’t know why I am posting this damn link.

There must be something wrong with me.

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By EmileZ, August 11, 2011 at 9:26 pm Link to this comment

Sex Slavery and Impotent Outrage. I hate movies.

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By diamond, August 11, 2011 at 2:29 pm Link to this comment

“In the Koran a married man can have sex with his
slaves and it is NOT ADULTERY.”

The Koran was written around 700AD. Things have changed a lot since then: what hasn’t changed is that there are still slaves in the world but this slave trade is not run by Arabs, it’s run by Europeans, Russians and Americans so your delving into the Koran is completely irrelevant. These slaves don’t exist to satisfy the lust of the crazed, demonic Muslims you’re so obsessed with but the lust of all religions, nationalities and races. It’s not about religion: it’s about money. You want to make it about religion to muddy the waters but this is not something that can be put in a religious context - it is simply about the strong preying on the weak and capitalism at its most depraved, inhuman and Darwinian. That has always been what slavery was about, whoever practiced it. It operates globally, in tandem with the drug trade and the weapons trade and is run by monsters of no particular religion.

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By ardee, August 11, 2011 at 2:53 am Link to this comment

esperantominoria, August 8 at 7:18 pm

As you have made the argument is it not up to you to cite chapter and verse? I think it si, as I think you yourself have used outside sources that give you bullshite you treat as steak.

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By Anarcissie, August 10, 2011 at 4:36 am Link to this comment

Blackspeare—When are you going to sell yourself?

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By Blackspeare, August 9, 2011 at 8:57 pm Link to this comment

Slavery in general has been given a bad name by the do-
gooders of this world.  There is in fact a benevolent side
to slavery——it provides a better life to those who would
otherwise suffer in poverty and homelessness.  Even sex
slaves in a proper environment are better off.  Those of
you who haven’t experienced the benefits of owning a slave
or two should get a first hand look before spouting your
holier-than-thou attitude.  Of course there are abuses in
the slave world and that must be eliminated, but not
benevolent slavery.

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By ruhullaha, August 9, 2011 at 8:28 am Link to this comment

I hope that this film will raise awareness of some of the crimes which are enacted on society due to the involvement of governments.  When women and children are not valued, respected and most of all protected within the structure of society, is there a worse social crime?

I am a survivor of Mk-Ultra which is a US government human experimentation program enacted upon unwitting citizens. Action is needed to ensure that awareness and education on such matters as sex slavery and Mk-ultra is kept in the public eye. Learn more about the human human cost of governmental crimes against humanity. The indifference and brutally cruel status of the continuation of these crimes do not speak will for the human condition at this time.

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By litlpeep, August 9, 2011 at 7:08 am Link to this comment

Welcome to the US bipartisan boosted globalization of Wall Street kleptocratic thuggery.

Watch it expand with another pseudo “free trade agreement” soon to enjoy more bipartisan agreement.

Keep in mind that thanks to globalization, China contributes 80% of the air pollution coming into the USA from across the Pacific.

The government is saying nothing of all those nuclear reactors apparently still melting down in Japan.

The globalization stew thickens as the stench grows.

Watch your favorite politician prove his mettle with the next pseudo ‘free trade’ legislation

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By esperantominoria, August 8, 2011 at 7:18 pm Link to this comment
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Hello Ardee,
Read the link,it has ALL the Koranic passages about
slavery.It NOT my words but the Koran’s.Read the
Koran yourself.
When I said a married Muslim man can have sex with
slave girls who are he is not married
I am citing
the Koran.

In fact,in some of those passages it is talking
directly to Muhammad and saying he can have sex with
his wives and slaves girls

Those are NOT my words,they are the Koran’s,read it
yourself.There is no ambiguity in the verses.

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By ardee, August 8, 2011 at 6:17 pm Link to this comment

esperantominoria, August 8 at 10:33 am

I doubt you have read the Koran. Just like your Christian bible it has conflicting statements throughout. Methinks you confuse the rantings of some fundamentalist mullah for actual Koranic text.

By the by, was there any statement in the article declaring either the victim or her abusers as muslim? Methinks you are just another hater in fact.

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By Gerald Sutliff, August 8, 2011 at 3:00 pm Link to this comment
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We’ve spent something like $50 billion or much more in our war on drugs while these slave runners operate unmolested?

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By esperantominoria, August 8, 2011 at 10:33 am Link to this comment
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Just discovered this blog.Sex slavery is a
and unfortunately from the 7th century
till the 1924
there was the sex slavery of
millions of non-Muslim women(66% of all Africans
of the Muslim slave trade were women)
because it
is authorized in the Koran.

In the Koran a married man can have sex with his
slaves and it is NOT ADULTERY


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By felicity, August 8, 2011 at 10:18 am Link to this comment

Follow the money.  The three most profitable businesses
world-wide are illegal drugs, arms and human
trafficking (for sex, for cheap labor.)  Interestingly,
trafficking in sex upsets us whereas trafficking in
cheap labor remains perfectly acceptable. And
trafficking in arms?  Perfectly acceptable - Mexico

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By Anarcissie, August 8, 2011 at 8:24 am Link to this comment

I am surprised at all your surprise.  This has been going on forever.  There was a story on the Net a few years ago of a reporter in Bosnia who was offered a teen-aged Moldovan girl for $200 because her ‘owner’ was going back to the U.S.  He ‘bought’ the girl and told her he would send her home.  She said if she went back to Moldova her family would kill her; she preferred to go to Italy to become a prostitute there, which seemed to her to be a better deal than being a sex slave in Bosnia or being killed.  He convinced her that Moldova was actually the better choice; by chance he knew of an agency in Chisinau (the capital of Moldova) who handled cases like hers, gave them a place to live and found them jobs, which isn’t easy in Moldova.  The reporter and the agency people in Chisinau are real standouts because they actually did something about at least one person.

People have a big flap about things like this every few years, I suppose because sex and children are involved.  Children and teenagers are especially victimized by slavery, sexual and otherwise, because they are weak.  There is a lot of slavery in the world, and there will continue to be as long as you all insist on war, state and class, because that’s what it’s all about, although as we become ‘civilized’ it is hidden under more and more layers of b.s., and comes to light only when there is some disturbance in the system, like a war.

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By louiss123, August 8, 2011 at 5:11 am Link to this comment

Check out the Cathy O’brien story..this issue may be far deeper and more
nauseating than you might think.

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By ardee, August 8, 2011 at 3:02 am Link to this comment

Our priorities are clearly noted here. We spend billions in weapons yet little to ensure justice.

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By REDHORSE, August 7, 2011 at 5:57 pm Link to this comment

Do any of you care enough to act on any of this? It’s bad—it’s really really bad. Stop being afraid and stop thinking you’re alone. What you see is what you’re getting. You can run but you can’t hide.

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By omygodnotagain, August 7, 2011 at 4:04 pm Link to this comment

We can use wire taps, drones and a myriad of other technological wonders to find terrorists but we can’t track down child sex traffickers…

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By kerryrose, August 7, 2011 at 3:57 pm Link to this comment


I know about the Mexican drug war and the US complicity.  I know about the illegality of the BCCC and the IMF, even the Fed.

But child prostitution? Are you saying it is true?  The US is involved?

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By diamond, August 7, 2011 at 3:22 pm Link to this comment

Kerryrose, can you possibly be so innocent? Haven’t you read ‘McMafia’ which exposes the vast global criminal conspiracy in which weapons go one way and drugs come back the other and in which Americans are heavily involved? Sex trafficking of women and children is just the most shameful part of it. I suppose you don’t know about the CIA’s involvement in the drug trade either? It’s been going on for decades and explains in part why criminality has now become the norm for the banking sector. Janet Reno once called the head of a bank in and told them not to launder ‘so much money’ - note, she didn’t tell him to stop because she knew he wouldn’t and she also knew that these people were too rich and powerful to arrest. Even Bob Gates once referred to BCCI as the ‘Bank of Crooks and Criminals Incorporated’. He certainly seemed to have a grip on reality that most Americans don’t have.  But as the head of the CIA, he would, wouldn’t he? Nearly all the heroin that comes into America comes from Afghanistan. Somehow, mysteriously, the west just can’t close the drug trade down, any more than they can defeat the Taliban (who burned the poppy fields, by the way, making revenge and occupation almost inevitable).

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By kerryrose, August 7, 2011 at 2:56 pm Link to this comment

I don’t understand.  Is the author accusing the US of conspiring with international child prostitution rings, or is that a fiction of the film?

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