Saturday, January 31, 2015

The Twelfth Man's Shame

Having grown up in Washington State, I've been a Seahawks fan since I was an infant. Unfortunately we have had to put up with our coach's ill-thought-out comments which have drawn truther interest.

Pete Carroll is a conspiracy theorist, at least that is how the conspiracy theory goes. And it is one that has gained the Seattle Seahawks coach an unlikely following from the "9/11 Truth" movement in the lead-up to his attempt to win back-to-back Super Bowls.
Two years ago, Carroll met with former Army chief of staff and four-star general Peter Chiarelli and, according to Deadspin citing "sources," brought up many popular conspiracy theories concerned with the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, on the World Trade Center and quizzed Chiarelli about their veracity.
Yeah, keep your silly speculation to yourself coach. Leave the super-sekrit-magico-nano-thermite to the Truthers. The only explosions that matter right now concern the Legion of Boom.


AE911Truth is latching on to this idiotic quote as part of a mailing campaign.  Of course they are missing the obvious difference, that deflating the footballs, if it even happened, would quite simply only require the cooperation of one or two people, quarterback Tom Brady and the equipment manager. Various permutations of Truther fantasies however require the complicity of the military, several intelligence agencies, the FBI, the NYPD, the Secret Service, dozens of explosives technicians, much of the media, NIST, Congress, various members of two presidential administrations and the terrorists themselves. In fact entire sections of the University of Phoenix stadium itself could be filled to capacity with the conspirators.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

A Reminder of What Rand Paul Will Have to Overcome

His dotty dad's website, for starters.  The Ron Paul Institute put up a post by 9-11 Truther Paul Craig Roberts suggesting that the Charlie Hebdo massacre was a false-flag operation:

The Charlie Hebdo affair has many of the characteristics of a false flag operation. The attack on the cartoonists’ office was a disciplined professional attack of the kind associated with highly trained special forces; yet the suspects who were later corralled and killed seemed bumbling and unprofessional. It is like two different sets of people.

Usually Muslim terrorists are prepared to die in the attack; yet the two professionals who hit Charlie Hebdo were determined to escape and succeeded, an amazing feat. Their identity was allegedly established by the claim that they conveniently left for the authorities their ID in the getaway car. Such a mistake is inconsistent with the professionalism of the attack and reminds me of the undamaged passport found miraculously among the ruins of the two WTC towers that served to establish the identity of the alleged 9/11 hijackers.
Of course, the miracle passport did nothing of the kind; it was merely one small bit of evidence in a much larger chain.

Lew Rockwell's website is amazed that the "neocons" are willing to throw Paul Craig Roberts under the bus:

As for the column run by RPI, it was written by Paul Craig Roberts, PCR is a  a former Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury and former associate editor of the Wall Street Journal. WSJ is, of course, considered by those in the know, the War Street Journal, i.e. an outlet controlled by the neocons. And PCR was an assistant Treasury Secretary during the period neocon favorite Ronald Reagan was president.
So what?  Roberts is a nut.  As a reminder, Barbara Honegger was in the Reagan Administration too; she's also flipped her lid (actually in her case she showed signs of being wacko beforehand).

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Egotists for 9/11 Truth

To promote his new 2015 membership drive Richard Gage is now flacking himself :

And at the $25 per month level, you’ll receive, in addition to the documentary DVD, this gem of a framed photograph, signed by me and two renowned 9/11 researchers, Dr. David Ray Griffin and Dr. Steven Jones.

For the Truther fan boy who has everything! Seems a bit steep though. That comes out to $300 a year. Russell Wilson visited my office for a fundraiser for his charity and one of my coworkers won an autographed ball from him for less than that, and he even threw the ball to her! Then again, there are three of them...

Monday, January 05, 2015

Truther Videographer Sonnenfeld to Face Murder Charge for Killing His Wife

A story that has hung out there for years is about to have some resolution:

Mr. Sonnenfeld, who has claimed that he has proof that the American government had prior knowledge of the Sept. 11 attacks, and who has gained a following among like-minded conspiracy theorists, has said the government and prosecutors colluded to frame him for his wife’s death in order to silence him. The Denver district attorney’s office has denied these allegations.

Argentina’s courts had rejected extradition requests from the Justice Department, saying the district attorney’s office could not guarantee Mr. Sonnenfeld would be spared the death penalty in Colorado if convicted. But in a new ruling, the Argentine Supreme Court said it now had the assurances it needed to approve the extradition of Mr. Sonnenfeld.

You know how it is; if he really had evidence that the government had foreknowledge, he would have his lawyers reveal it prior to the trial and create a sensation.  Instead I expect the attorneys to negotiate some sort of plea deal, which of course the Truthers will claim included him not mentioning his 9-11 evidence.