The only things of which we can be certain: death, taxes, and paranoid, antisemitic fantasies among Arabs and the political Left:
Ten years after 9/11, anti-Semitic conspiracy theories surrounding the attacks are “alive and well” and fueled by an entrenched propaganda industry, according to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), which issued a new report Wednesday showing how these theories have grown and evolved over the last decade.
In “Decade of Deceit: Anti-Semitic 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 10 Years Later,” ADL looks at the individuals who continue to circulate distorted conspiracy theories about 9/11, including the claim that the Jews or Israel perpetrated the attacks instead of al-Qaeda.
A new chorus of voices – who claim not to be anti-Jewish but simply anti-Zionist – have become the most popular promoters of these ideas, the Jewish group says.
The most prominent promoters of anti-Semitic conspiracy theories today are less often white supremacists and right-wing anti-Semites, ADL claims. Rather they more commonly are members of a group of anti-Israel conspiracists who see the 9/11 attacks as one of a series of “false flag” operations that Israel has carried out to manufacture a war against its Muslim enemies.
Certain conspiracy theories have increased in popularity over the past decade, according to ADL. The most prevalent anti-Semitic conspiracy theory that initially circulated following the attacks alleged that “4,000 Israelis” or Jews were forewarned and told to stay home from the World Trade Center on 9/11. While this theory has largely receded into the background, other major anti-Semitic conspiracy theories have come to the forefront.
According to ADL, the most popular conspiratorial allegations include the following:
Variations of this theory assert that the Mossad, the Israeli intelligence agency, was behind the 9/11 attacks; the “proof” is in the “five dancing Israelis” arrested on 9/11 who were allegedly celebrating as the Twin Towers burned. Today, the theory claims that the five Israelis were actually directing the attacks and began dancing when they realized that their mission of creating a “false flag” operation had been accomplished.
Too bad those 4,000 Jews didn’t get the message to stay home: plenty died on that day.
And that’s a funny one about the “five dancing Israelis” (I thought it was “nine Israelis dancing” and “eight maids a-milking”). Because everyone saw who danced on 9/11:
Oh, and did I mention the political Left?
“9/11 was a joint Bush administration/Israeli operation. It is time America to wake up and smell the thermite!”- Posted on the “9/11 Truth” page of www.DevalPatrick.com
You don’t have to be a clueless, conspiracy-obsessed moonbat to support Deval Patrick. But it sure doesn’t hurt.
Deval Patrick’s official grassroots political Web site was launched with great fanfare by Team Patrick.
You’ll find the 9/11 conspiracy page on Patrick’s Web site somewhere between “Making Renewable Energy Work in the Commonwealth” and “More Funding to Public Education.” The 100 or so postings you find there represent the worst of the worst of far-left irrationality and unadulterated kookery:
“The Bush Crime Syndicate MUST be stopped,” (emphasis theirs) reads one entry.
“Controlled demolition. Clearly,” reads another, referring to the theory that the World Trade Center was brought down by bombs (almost certainly planted by the Mossad), not by the two planes that flew out of Logan Airport that morning.
While some DevalPatrick.com posters are dispirited (“It is the birth of the 4th riech [sic] and we have no one to protect us.”), many are grateful for the forum Gov. Patrick and his campaign dollars give the “9/11 truth.”
Patrick’s defenders say that the postings on DevalPatrick.com have nothing to do with Deval Patrick, the governor. It’s a blog, they point out, and once you register, what you post is your business.
Really? So if some homophobic kook starts a “Why Gays Deserve to Die From AIDS” discussion on the governor’s Web site, he’ll leave that one up, too?
Of course not.
This is his campaign, his money, his name. And yet, as of this writing, the governor has chosen to leave this vile, anti-Semitic, America-bashing 9/11 idiocy up for five days. It’s been debated on my radio show, written about in the Boston Herald, and the entire Web site is monitored by the staff of his committee. Why is this nonsense still there?
That was four years ago, and the post is not still there. As far as I can tell, nothing is. It’s been sterilized. But I’m not at all surprised to see that the disease has moved on, like bird flu or cholera, infecting those with bad mental hygiene.
A Kosovo man has told a German court he regrets shooting dead two US servicemen at Frankfurt airport and does not understand why he did it.
Arid Uka, 21, told the court he had been radicalised by jihadist propaganda videos he watched online.
Prosecutors believe he acted alone in carrying out the first deadly attack by an Islamist on German soil.
Two other US airmen were seriously injured in the attack on an air force bus in March.
“What I did was wrong, but I cannot undo what I did,” Mr Uka told the court in Frankfurt at the opening of his trial.
Prosecutors said he had wanted to kill the airmen because they were going to join the Nato-led force in Afghanistan.
The Kosovo Albanian said he had carried out the attack after watching a video purporting to show US servicemen raping a Muslim girl in Iraq.
In fact, the video was a scene from Brian De Palma’s anti-war film, Redacted.
Now, I’m an absolutist on the First Amendment, so if Brian DePalma wants to make movies depicting US soldiers raping a Muslim girls, he should go all out. When’s Redacted II, Grandma’s Turn coming out? I just wonder why he would want to. The barbaric real-life incident he fictionalized ended with US soldiers tried, convicted, and sent to Leavenworth for 100 years (the government even asked for the death penalty on the ring-leader).
The great Stanley Kubrick withdrew (not happily) A Clockwork Orange from circulation in Britain when it seemed to inspire copycat violence. I guess all I want is for the dishonest, disgusting liberal intelligentsia to have a ball or two and own up to what it has wrought.