Hypocrisy and Invisible Pipelines
I was struck by the irony of Jim Fetzer's words, when I listened to his July 14th interview of fellow "scholar" Kevin Barrett.
His spokesmen [referring to a Wisconsin politician criticizing Barrett] have even said that they don’t need to go to ST911.org and check out the research of physicists, and aeronautical engineers and mechanical engineers and civil engineers and pilots. They don’t need to do that because they know that we are all just Bush haters.First of all, what were the names of the civil engineers again? Secondly, I was immediately reminded of an article on the "scholars" in the Chronicle for Higher Education (emphasis added):
911myths.com, a Web site run by a software developer in England, is one of the few venues that offers a running scrutiny of the various claims and arguments coming out of the 9/11 Truth movement. Mr. Fetzer has heard of 911myths.com, but he has never visited the site."I have been dealing with disinformation and phony stories about the death of JFK for all these years. There's a huge amount of phoniness out there," he says. "You have to be very selective in how you approach these things."Well I am glad they are open to contrary evidence.
Fetzer then goes on to lie about oil pipelines (emphasis added):
Look at the situation in Afghanistan today. We have had negotiations with the Taliban, where we told the Taliban that if they allowed an oil pipeline to be built across the northern part of the country, that we would bath them in gold, and if not we would bath them in bombs. They didn’t, we did. And today that pipeline, Melissa, is constructed, being constructed across Northern Afghanistan and the two massive permanent bases situated perfectly to protect it.OK, so these pipelines are being built? That is interesting. Where are they? Who is building them? What oil companies are involved. What areas are they connecting? Where are the pictures of the construction? The news reports?
Fetzer doesn't even pay attention to the basics of Afghan geography. He claims that our bases are "situated perfectly" to protect the pipeline across "Northern Afghanistan". There are two main bases in Afghanistan, the first in Bagram, just north of Kabul, and the second in Kandahar, which is in Southern Afghanistan. The only way this could be along a pipeline is if you wanted to waste billions of dollars to run a pipeline to nowhere, along the Pakistani-Afghan border.
There are a lot of other things to debunk in this interview, including more lies about PNAC, cell phones, the phrase "Allahu akhbar", and how Hugo Chavez is a great guy, but I don't have the time.