By Michael Hoffman | www.revisionisthistory.org
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Coinicidence or conspiracy? That's the question independent sleuths are asking themselves in the aftermath of the Tucson shootings that killed Federal Judge John Roll and seriously wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
The alleged perpetrator, Jared Lee Loughner, has been made to fit the familiar "lone nut" profile, complete with the requisite three names (as in John Wilkes Booth, Lee Harvey Oswald, James Earl Ray, Mark David Chapman). One of his other victims was a nine-year-old girl born on Sept. 11, 2001. Rep. Giffords attended a liberal "Reform" synagogue. Both Giffords and Roll were alleged targets of citizen displeasure over their actions relating to illegal immigration. The alleged perp supposedly wrote about government mind control.
At this point, we don't know if there is a conspiracy or not, because the U.S. media have become, with each passing year, ever more the mouthpiece of the police, the FBI and the government. We get breathless affirmation of the official story in all its particulars; anything more complex or probing is confined to the "paranoid Internet," where the likes of Jared Lee Loughner skulk and ferment.
This writer has seen no evidence of a conspiracy, or that the Cryptocracy secretly shepherded Mr. Loughner, even though Loughner's alleged attack undoubtedly pays dividends to the Cryptocracy: renewed calls for "gun control," a backlash against the campaign for control of illegal immigrants, and reanimation of the saintly aura of canonization of government officials last seen in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.
The difference between a competent conspiracy researcher (the minority) and incompetent ones (the vast majority) is that a competent one resists the impulses of his or her own wishful thinking and subjectivity. Because the Tucson tragedy pays rather significant dividends to the Cryptocracy does not signal that the Cryptocracy is behind it. True, it's quite a coincidence that such a concatenation of circumstances (pro-immigration Judaic lawmaker, pro-immigration judge, 9/11 baby, and lone nut), have all come together in Arizona on the 32nd degree line (of north parallel latitude), as if to confirm Black Panther H. Rap Brown's infamous dictum that, "Violence is as American as cherry pie."
One may amend Mr. Brown's observation with the addition of the fact that assassination is also quintessentially American, although one would never know it from the lava flow of sanctimony surrounding Saturday's attack on the two Federal officials. Our nation is "horrified and sickened." John McCain opined that the perpetrator is less than human and deserves the contempt of all. Why? Because he assassinated an allegedly good man? Surely the act of assassination itself cannot trouble Senator McCain or any American, since we regularly finance assassination with our tax dollars. Hardly a week goes by in Afghanistan or Pakistan that U.S. forces do not shoot, bomb or burn an alleged Taliban leader, never mind if we gained our intelligence about the leader from one of his business or clan rivals.
"But that's war," you say.
Alright, then, what of our taxpayer-supported "stalwart ally" in the Middle East, "Israel," that has used hundreds of "targeted killings" (none dare call it assassination), to murder Palestinians and Lebanese?
"That too is war," you say.
Really? When Mossad murdered Ariel Sharon's former collaborator, Elie Hobeika, in Lebanon in 2002, Mr. Hobeika was about to testify against Sharon at a war crime trial in Belgium. When the Israelis assassinated Dr. Thabet Thabet in Palestine, they killed a voice of reason and moderation who possessed a powerful ability to organize the Palestinian people. And don't forget the piéce de résistance, which caused the whole of the America media to chuckle -- in March, 2004 Israeli Prime Minister Sharon ordered that the crippled Sheik Ahmad Yassin be blown out of his wheelchair by missiles fired from a U.S.-supplied Apache helicopter. Oh, there was laughter and mirth in America on that delightful spring day.
Most recently we have the case of the two Iranian nuclear scientists bombed on Nov. 29. One died and the other was wounded. The wife of the wounded scientist, Mrs. Fereydoon Abbasi, was also killed. “They’re bad people” said a (U.S.) federal official who assesses scientific intelligence and spoke to the New York Times (Nov. 29, 2010).
The terrorist assassination of the Iranian scientists was business-as-usual for the U.S. media and for that matter, for America itself. The attack was reported perfunctorily, with little comment and no expression of sympathy or concern. Within a week it was down the memory hole.
In America, if we are honest with ourselves, the fact is, we believe in assassination. It's just that we only want to see the 'bad people' assassinated. The good ones, the Federal judges who rule that illegal aliens should be able to sue Arizona ranchers for defending their property too vigorously, and the Congresswoman who believes that illegal aliens should be allowed to work without "harassment" from the police, should not be assassinated.
Of course, once you open Pandora's box and fund and support hundreds of assassinations by U.S. "special forces" in western Asia, and by our Israeli "allies" in Lebanon, Iran and Palestine, then the genie is out of the bottle and the principle that "bad people" can and should be killed, is spread throughout the land. Americans may condemn Jared Lee Loughner's targets, but they cannot fail to vouchsafe his methods.
Assassination, in all circumstances, is odious, whether of a Federal judge returning from his weekly Saturday Catholic Mass, or some Afghan goatherd, back from Friday prayers at the masjid. When Ariel Sharon, who ruled the Israeli state thanks to U.S. patronage and tax dollars, rubbed out Elie Hobeika, to silence him, where was the outrage and the investigative reporting? Why didn't Congress cut-off Israeli funds?
Loughner's act of wicked assassination in Tucson becomes a justifiable act of targeted killing when the victim is an Iranian or Palestinian 'bad guy.'
We should mourn for all the victims and pity a nation so bipolar that it applauds Federally-authorized assassinations while patting itself on the back for the tears and prayers it offers to those on the receiving end of unauthorized ones.
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