Always Read to The End!
Classic example is this story. It's a pretty humdrum response to the Monbiot article from somebody whose name sounds vaguely familiar, and I'm debating whether it's worth blogging and then I swallow my gum:
Tim Sparke is executive producer of Loose Change Final Cut.
Well, so he's in our wheelhouse. Now actually I had heard of Sparke before; he was mentioned in the very favorable piece the Guardian as being the international distributor of Loose Change:
"This is unlike anything I have worked on," says Tim Sparke of MercuryMedia, which handles international distribution for the film. "It has forced millions of people to question whether they can trust big media, and by bypassing the broadcasters through internet distribution it has altered the media power balance profoundly. With a little money and passion, anyone can make an important film."
However, given that Sparke appears to be the source for the claim that the show had aired on Irish TV (it was cancelled thanks to diligent work by the JREF crew), he may be inflating his importance.
At any rate, Sparke should fit in with the Loosers based on this quote:
Monbiot suggests that thousands of people must have been involved in the conspiracy, as if the official story must therefore be true. We have no clue as to how many (though some suggest probably fewer than 1,000); but wasn't the Manhattan project, involving 100,000, kept secret, even from Vice-President Truman, until weeks before the first atom bomb was dropped?
Truman had been Vice President for 82 days when President Roosevelt died. He was quickly briefed on the Manhattan Project and was of course brought up to speed shortly thereafter. And as we have discussed many times, comparing the Manhattan Project to 9-11 is profoundly offensive and flawed. Offensive because it compares keeping quiet about a secret project that will help your country to victory in a major war, to keeping quiet about a plot that resulted in the death of thousands of Americans. Betraying the Manhattan Project was treason; so would have been participating in the 9-11 fantasy plot.
And, sadly, flawed because some Americans did betray their country; Stalin was well aware of the Manhattan Project.