Thursday, July 17, 2008

How Could Anybody Think They Blame the Jooooos?

A week or so back I linked to a New York Times review of The Reflecting Pool, a "fictional" movie about 9-11 conspiracy theories. One of the things the reviewer said (jokingly) was that the collapse of WTC-7 was covered up by:

...a complicit, propaganda-foisting media/industrial complex in the pocket of the Bush administration and the Jews and the oil industry!

Well, the director could not let this anti-Semitic claim go unanswered:

I am particularly disturbed by Mr. Lee’s injection of the Jews as culprits in the 9/11 tragedy. Which Jews is he referring to? The Ashkenazi? The Sephardic ones? The Orthodox? Perhaps the Chasidic? Such deliberate generalization is nothing but a cheap shot at discrediting my script as anti-Semitic. Had Mr. Lee paid any reasonable attention to the plot, he surely would have picked up a nice tidbit of information, which incidentally came from a Fox News source, that Israel’s Mossad issued a specific warning to the Bush Administration about the planned terrorist attacks on American soil prior to 9/11.

Bolding added for emphasis.

Well, as usual with the Troofers, that's not the case. Here's the Fox News story that Kupsc is presumably referring to.

Based on its own intelligence, the Israeli government provided "general" information to the United States in the second week of August that an Al Qaeda attack was imminent.

"General" information is not a "specific warning". I'm not in the business of trying to tell the Troofers how to run their movement, but I will give them one piece of advice. Leave out any mention of Israel and the Mossad. Maybe you're simply reporting the facts. And maybe, just maybe, you're sending a nod and a wink to the Carol A. Valentines and Eric Hufschmids of the world. Nobody outside of your movement is going to give you the benefit of the doubt on that issue.

Hat Tip: JREF Forum member Blenderhead