Thursday, December 06, 2007

When You Lie Down With Dogs

Don't be surprised if nobody wants to invite you to the dinner table. I haven't covered HR1955 much around here, because unlike the kooks, I know it won't affect them. But while discussing hate and pro-terrorism groups, a representative of the Simon Wiesenthal Center included Richard Gage's nutty group, the Architects & Engineers for 9-11 Crackpottery. The shrieks of anguish have not died out yet. The Wiesenthal Center also apparently monitors 911truth.org.

Now for the most part, those places have not been hotbeds for the particularly nasty form of 9-11 Denial which rails against the "Zionists". But they have also made insufficient efforts to remove these influences from their midst. For example, 911truth.org features at least one article by Holocaust Denier and fugitive Christopher Bollyn.

Many of the movement's most cherished "facts" come from Bollyn, which is why David Ray Griffin seems to be unable to publish a paper or a book without citing Bollyn.

Any possible doubt about the statement's meaning was reportedly dispelled by Christopher Maletz, assistant director of PNAC. Christopher Bollyn says that when he asked Maletz what was meant by the need for "a new Pearl Harbor," he replied: "They need more money to up the defense budget for raises, new arms, and future capabilities," and neither the politicians nor the military would have approved "without some disaster or catastrophic event." Christopher Bollyn, "America 'Pearl Harbored,'" American Free Press, updated April 12, 2004.


There are also lots of mentions of Holocaust Denier Eric Hufschmid at that site as well. Even when they acknowledge that they don't endorse him, they can't denounce him:

Eric Hufschmid, Painful Questions (2001). A fascinating but highly speculative wild card - no direct endorsement here.


And of course Holocaust Denier Kevin Barrett gets laurels from that site.

Having won his initial battles with rightwing censors in the Wisconsin legislature, 9/11 truth champion Kevin Barrett continues to stoke illuminating controversey (sic) at the university and in the local press.
(Bolding added for emphasis).

AE911Truth is a little more circumspect, but you don't have to poke around long to find some goofy stuff. Like Judith Ann Clayton's member page, where she notes:

911 was an inside job. Our government was not simply aware, but deeply involved with all phases as was Israel.


Gee, I can't imagine how the Wiesenthal Center could find that objectionable!

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