Sunday, November 22, 2009

KSM Trial Hilarity

The Troofers can't figure out what to do about the trial of Khalid Sheikh Muhammed. Should they protest his innocence? Should they stay away for fear that Homeland Security will brand them all a bunch of terrorist sympathizers?

Taking the latter approach is "BoneZ" at 9-11 Flogger.

I see many people calling for action at the KSM trial. But has anyone really thought about the ramifications of showing up at the KSM trial with "9/11 Was an Inside Job" signs? The Department of Homeland Security has been trying to label 9/11 truthers as terrorists for a couple years now. What will happen if a single 9/11 truth sign shows up at the trial and even hints that KSM is innocent?

It doesn't matter if KSM is really innocent or not. The government has labeled him a terrorist and is putting that terrorist on trial in a public court for the whole world to see. If any 9/11 truth signs show up at that trial, that will be the final nail in the coffin for 9/11 truth. We will be labeled as terrorist sympathizers, terrorist supporters, or homegrown terrorists. DHS would love nothing more than to see 9/11 truth signs flying around at that trial so that they can finally start rounding up the only real voice that threatens whatever agenda the criminals in our government are trying to attain.

Kevin "Hang 'Em High" Barrett takes the opposite approach:

If they win their bet and the KSM trial ends in a guilty verdict, with no visible protest from the 9/11 truth movement, the history books will record that "confessed 9/11 mastermind KSM was convicted by a jury and sentenced to death." For most Americans, that will mean "case closed." The official story will stand in the history books. "Finally, we have closure."

If, on the other hand, 9/11 truth-seekers--joined by Constitution supporters, anti-torture advocates, and honest journalists who understand that KSM was tortured into demonstrably false confessions--make a hugely visible stink about this grotesque miscarriage of justice, history's verdict will not be so cut-and-dried. And if KSM is found innocent, as he clearly will be if the jury follows the law and uses logic and evidence to arrive at their decision, the 9/11 case will suddenly be wide-open again.

Predictably, Jon Gold favors a more nuanced approach. Troofers should not be pushing the inside job story, but they should be highlighting "other" suspects:

There's nothing wrong with promoting more suspects for the crime of 9/11... bringing up the connections between the ISI and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Osama Bin Laden, Saeed Sheikh, etc... and the United States connection to terrorism over the last 30 years by use of a proxy between the CIA/ISI and "terrorists." It would also be a good place to promote the September Eleventh Advocate Letters, the Families report card on the 9/11 Commission Report, etc... I do agree with you that we should do everything within our power not to come across as "terrorist sympathizers." There are certain individuals who would like to go to the trials promoting Zionist this, Zionist that, 9/11 was an inside job, etc... I've made the point before... because of U.S. and Israeli policies in the Middle East, there is a MASSIVE resentment against Americans and the "Zionists." The people who use the word "Zionist" the most are those most affected that happen to have brown skin, and live in the Middle East (Ahmadinejad springs to mind). Those people painted as "terrorists" etc... So if we go around saying "Zionist this, Zionist that" how hard will it be to paint us as "terrorist sympathizers?" That makes sense to me. Apparently it doesn't to other people.

Ahmadinejad has brown skin? Who knew?

My take? They have to protest, or acknowledge that they are a bunch of conspiracy nutjobs with lots of theories and no conviction.

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