Friday, 6 May 2011

Damian Thompson on Alex Jones

Alex Jones of Infowars: Derided and mocked by MSM
Damian Thompson has posted on the danger of conspiracy theories surrounding the death of Osama Bin Laden. It sounds vaguely like he would rather like to see the sites taken down. I have to say, I find Damian's dismissal of the journalistic and investigative work of Alex Jones and his team to be quite worrying, placing a vast amount of trust in Governments that have done little or nothing to warrant his trust. I don't understand why a Catholic would trust the posturing and speeches of someone so politically indebted to Planned Parenthood, but there we go.

This week, whether Damian likes it or not, more people with impressive credentials who have served in the US Government are coming forward to express their shock and outrage at what they themselves perceive to have been a staged, theatrical media stunt with regard to the former public enemy # 1. This isn't just Alex Jones and his supporters who are now questioning the official story. It is now people who have served in Government, in the Department of Defence under different presidents and in the US Treasury.

Yesterday, Prison Planet played a devastating interview with Dr Steve R. Pieczenick, a 'top US government insider who has held numerous different influential positions under five different Presidents and still works with the Defense Department. Pieczenik shockingly told 'The Alex Jones Show' that Osama Bin Laden died in 2001 and that he was prepared to testify in front of a grand jury how a top general under Paul Wolfowitz told him directly that 9/11 was a false flag inside job.

Pieczenik, as the website says, 'cannot be dismissed as a “conspiracy theorist,” he wrote a book on psychological warfare and counter-terror for the US State Department and was the inspiration for the Jack Ryan character in the popular 1992 movie Patriot Games.'

Today, Paul Craig Roberts, author of Reaganomics and former Head of Policy at the Department of Treasury is interviewed by Infowars. He expresses astonishment at the revelations from Dr Steve R. Pieczenik asking how he can possibly say these things and keep his life. When questioned about his security Dr Pieczenik indicated that it is not in the interests of those powers to kill him because he has dirt on them as well. Also, he quite impressively said that when thousands of US troops are putting their lives on the line for the American people, why should he be any different. Brave man!

I get the general impression from Damian's article that he is more concerned that websites such as Prison Planet serve to undermine the Government because the Government is acting in accordance with national interest and so these websites help America's enemies. Efforts made to discern the truth are, in this sense, a betrayal of the national interest. In a time of war, the media, perhaps he is suggesting, has to be uncritical and just accept at face value what they are told. I have to say that, whether Iraq, Afghanistan and future wars are wars launched in the national interest or not, any Government that goes out to deliberately deceive their own population and destroy human life in order to shore up national interests is not worthy of the population's support, nor of public office. Truth matters. It should matter to the media.

Two key former, high-ranking, US Government officials have now gone on the air to pour scorn on the Osama Bin Laden affair and both have accused the Government of mass deception of the American people on a hitherto unprecedented scale. That is quite a claim to make. Their words are dynamite. Only Prison Planet is playing their words. The rest of the MSM don't want to know. Meanwhile, Damian Thompson and others just sit back and mock the website that is relaying their views. Why? Personally, I think it is just prejudice and nothing more.

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