‘Unpleasant cloud of death’: Jack Black, Morgan Freeman make video supporting Iran deal
Actors Morgan Freeman and Jack Black joined forces with Queen Noor of Jordan and former US Ambassador to Israel Thomas Pickering to suggest that the result of the Iran deal falling through would have dangerous consequences.
The video was produced by Global Zero, a non-profit organization with the stated mission of “the elimination of all nuclear weapons.”
“It would be like a really dark unpleasant cloud of death,” Black says, referring to the possibility of a nuclear attack on the United States in a tongue-in-cheek manner.
Queen Noor makes it clear that paranoia about Armageddon isn’t what they are selling, though. “We’re not actually worried about Iran dropping a nuclear weapon on the United States," she says.
“It is true that if Congress sabotages this deal, there would be nothing stopping Iran from getting the bomb,” Pickering adds. “That would likely spark an arms race throughout the region.
“Ultimately, we could be forced into a war with Iran, another dangerous, drawn-out and expensive conflict in the Middle East with many lives lost,” says Freeman.
Meanwhile, Natasha Lyonne from the popular “Orange is the New Black” TV show chimes in with: “Don't let some hot-headed member of Congress screw this up.”