Who Is Colonel Donn de Grand-Pre?
I was perusing over at the Loosers forum, and I discovered that our conspiratorial friends had found yet another smoking gun, a supposed retired Colonel with the rather unusual name of Donn de Grand-Pre. They described him, in an interview (from Feb. 2004) with conspiracy guru Alex Jones, as thus:
Former military pilot and chief arms negotiator for the Middle East Col. Don de Grand-Pre alleges many HUGE details of the 9/11 attacks.
Apparentely Mr de Grand-Pre has all the connections, and for years now has been spilling the inside beans on what really happened on 9/11. In fact it even earned him a mention in the famous Popular Mechanics issue. But here is more from the interview showing his connections:
Well, I'm in personal contact at least on a weekly basis with the Joint Chiefs and other select people. My computation is that 70% of us are with us. That's the higher ranking military, field grade officers, etc. and even the first three grades of the enlisted ' 70% are with us.Now from personal experience, I can vouch that in fact, 70% of PV1's, PV2's and PFC's, are not "with them", but who is this guy? If he supposedly is powerful enough to be in touch with the Joint Chiefs (he claims General Hugh Shelton is a good friend) then why haven't we heard from him before, other than a few wacky conspiracy sites?
Having looked into the backgrounds of these supposed experts before and found them to largely be complete frauds, deniers of historical facts, and lunatics who believe we are testing anti-matter weapons on Jupiter, I am a little suspicious of his claims.
According to his Alex Jones interview, he served with the OSS in World War II, and later returned as an infantry airborne officer during the Korean War, and is a retired Army Colonel. Impressive spook credentials.
However he is also listed as a retired Air Force Officer, which is it?
Colonel Donn de Grand-Pre (USAF retired, OSS)
Nonfiction author of 9-11-2001 history:
And Marine Corp Colonel. This guy really gets around.
It's been more than 25 years since retired Marine Col. Donn de Grand Pre toed the military line, but since 911 a sense of duty and honor or what he calls in Marine lingo Sempre Fi"[sic] or "Always Faithful" thrust him back into public service.He supposedly spent decades working with the top levels of the American defense establishment, but I can find no mention of him in any official capacity. He has written several books. Amazingly though, in an astonishing bit of modesty, neither his book covers, nor his Amazon entry list any sort of military rank.
What do we know about him then? Well look, what a surprise, anti-Semitic conspiracy theories and Holocaust denial:
Donn is retired military. Served in WWII and the Korean "police action". Stated reason for the book: to sound the alarm, U.S. military is being downsized, downgraded, degraded and demoralized. Barbarians/Bolshivists in charge hold the highest ranks of military office. While we find his suggested remedy frightening, he makes a case. Highly recommended reading for its documented historical facts that fill in many blanks; i.e. Swedish Jew, D. D. Eisenhower's rise to power, responsible for the death of hundreds of thousands of Germans post WWII; Holocaust hoax planned in 1919; history of Israel's creation/ creators; ongoing media blitz foments animosity toward Arabs.. the real Semites. Published in 2000, Barbarians brings us to present day.But remember, just because most of the people who propose these 9/11 theories are complete frauds and nutcases, that doesn't discredit their arguments...