Published September 04, 2009
I've been talking about Van Jones, a special adviser to the president, because he's got the president's ear and he's an admitted communist; a radical who wants to fundamentally change America.
On Thursday we learned Jones is also a 9/11 Truther.
If you don't know what a 9/11 Truther is, let me quickly tell you about them. Here's a statement from a 9/11 Truther group; after the attacks they demanded: "A call for immediate inquiry into evidence that suggests high-level government officials may have deliberately allowed the September 11th attacks to occur."
They also have a list of questions on their site that, I guess, is supposed to peak your interest in the conspiracy theory that the Bush administration let the attacks happen on purpose.
I too had a lot of questions shortly after 9/11, but none of them had anything to do with the "alleged" Flight 77 that "allegedly" blew up at the Pentagon. Nor was I asking if steel can melt or anything like that.
Here's what Truthers want answers to:
— "How could Flight 77, which reportedly hit the Pentagon, have flown back towards Washington, D.C., for 40 minutes without being detected by the FAA's radar or the even superior radar possessed by the U.S. military?"
— "Why did the Secret Service allow Bush to complete his elementary school visit, apparently unconcerned about his safety or that of the schoolchildren?"
— "How were the FBI and CIA able to release the names and photos of the alleged hijackers within hours, as well as to visit houses, restaurants, and flight schools they were known to frequent?"
— "Why did the Bush administration cover up the fact that the head of the Pakistani intelligence agency was in Washington the week of 9/11 and reportedly had $100,000 wired to Mohamed Atta, considered the ringleader of the hijackers?"
The Truthers have also questioned things like: "Was Flight 93 actually shot down by the military as a cover-up?"
If you believed our own government was responsible for the 9/11 attacks, right there on the 9/11 Truther statement, you could proudly sign your name along with such luminaries as:
No. 2: Ed Asner, actor, activist
No. 31: Janeane Garofalo, actress, comedienne, talk show host, Air America radio
No. 51: Mimi Kennedy, actress, "Dharma and Greg," progressive activist
No. 62: Cynthia McKinney, five-term congresswoman from Georgia
And coming in at No. 46: Van Jones, executive director, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
So on top of all the radical, progressive and communist nonsense coming from Obama's green jobs "czar" Van Jones, you can now add "thinks the Bush administration blew up the World Trade Centers and covered it up."
Do you know what people are saying about me on the Internet — that I'm a conspiracy theorist? If you actually believed this stuff — forget green jobs — wouldn't you want to find out who was trying to kill innocent Americans? Wouldn't that be a top priority?
I'll ask the question again: Did President Obama know about all of this before appointing Van Jones (and other radical advisers and czars)?
As of now the White House has been silent on this. As soon as they respond, we will bring that to you.
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