Joshua Blakeny: Israel Did It (Maybe)
Blakeney attracted some attention last year when he got a scholarship to study 9-11 Troof. In this video, prepared as a class for an upper level university course by his Masters advisor, Anthony J. Hall, we learn just what kind of a Troofer he is (starts about 9:00 in):
"I took sociology and came out an avid Marxist and any Marxist has to be a conspiracy theorist... I'm also very interested in the Israel-Palestine conflict... I helped to found a Solidarity for Palestine chapter at my university... Israel's fingerprints are all over 9-11 as well as elements in the United States..."
Well, that got him some negative attention from the commenters at 9-11 Flogger.
I have one bugbear - and that is the opening statement by grad student (Joshua if I'm not mistaken?). Anthony Hall handed over the opening statement to this guy (acknowledging he was junior to the others) and this young student proceeded to issue the following ill-advised speculative statement, unsupported by evidence: "Israel's fingerprints are all over 911".
Does this not gift people like journalist Jonathan Kay, who label us speculative or 'anti-Semitic'? This statement made our group cringe - I was watching with a couple of grad students. None of us is lucky enough to be on a $7700 scholarship, but we would never have presumed to make such a (non-scholarly) generalisation.
Blakeney stops by to elaborate:
If you had bothered to watch the rest of this video you would have seen that the next time I was provided with an opportunity to speak I began to elaborate on my irrefutable contention that the fingerprints of elements within the Israeli government are all over 9/11.
To say that someone's fingerprints are all over a crime is not to say they are definitely guilty of the crime. If I had said "Israel was behind 9/11" (as Prof. Truscello misinterpreted my words) I would have been implying that it had been proven beyond a reasonable doubt that Israel did 9/11. I did not claim this. I think most astute readers would not conceive of the two statements cited as being at odds with each other. I think most lawyers and judges would be able to distinguish between someone being guilty of a crime and someone's fingerprints being all over a crime. Sometimes it is the case that the fingerprints are those of the criminal. On other occasions the fingerprints are not those of the criminal.
It makes perfect sense. Just because their fingerprints are all over the operation doesn't mean they did it. Blakeney starts with a hatred for Israel, and so he naturally culls all the usual evidence which confirms his bias (Odigo, the Dancing Jews, etc.,).
It kind of makes me picture the Justice League of America sitting around their conference table, trying to dope out the perpetrator of the latest nefarious scheme:
Superman: Well, I see Luthor's fingerprints all over this crime.
Batman: Luthor? Nah, it's gotta be the Joker.
Flash: Personally I think the Mirror Master is behind it all.
Atom: You're all wrong, it's obviously Chronos!