I think most people who pass through this blog will have some conception of who David Shayler is
David has been working very hard in recent years to become a de facto spokesperson for the British based 9/11 'Truth movement' and for people who have doubts about the official narrative of the July 7th bombings
(though he is nothing to do with the July 7th Truth website and forum and has never, to my knowledge, been endorsed by the folks over there)
The thing about David is that he's always come across as being a little, er, dodgy and there are many of us in Conspiroworld™ who believe that there's no such thing as an 'ex' Meye5 operative. Bit by bit, David has been mixing 7/7 and 9/11 with Crop Circles, Ancient Sumerian tablets, Space Aliens and any other old toss he can come up with
On top of that David has received more than his fair share of access to the mainstream media - and there is another absolutely fundamental Conspiraloon™ maxim which states that any 'conspiracy theorist' who gets on telly a lot is definitely a knob
So, imagine my complete and total lack of surprise to discover, via Lord Patel's blog, that Shayler appeared on More4 News last night claiming to be Jesus
The tributes on Shayler's wikipedia page are already appearing, and disappearing, thick and fast...
Sadly, I was otherwise engaged and missed David's appearance but Lord Patel's post is corroborated by a couple of snippets I found in the Times Online...
"David Shayler, the whistle-blowing former spy who chose to denounce the security services on television while wearing a Middlesbrough Football Club shirt, is long overdue an image makeover. People was delighted to be in attendance, then, when he attempted just that at the Glastonbury Symposium, a lecture on Investigating Crop Circles and Signs of our Times lecture at Glastonbury Town Hall.
Shayler announced to a bewildered audience that he was the reincarnation of Jesus Christ, King Arthur and Leonardo da Vinci. As he neared the end of his hour-long talk, in which he repeatedly declared his divinity, he raised his arms like a Somerset equivalent of Christ the Redeemer. As rebranding exercises go, it rivals even David Icke’s elevation to the deity from goalkeeper for Coventry City."
"On Tuesday this page reported, perhaps a little dismissively, that David Shayler (the whistle-blowing ex-MI5 officer) had declared himself the reincarnation of Jesus Christ, King Arthur and Leonardo da Vinci.
Shayler himself now gets in touch to set the record straight. “I’m afraid I didn’t claim to have been Jesus or to be ‘divine’, as you suggest,” he writes, patiently. “The Jesus of the New Testament is an archetype. His name derives from the 13th Name of God in Qabalah, which helps activate the Messiah consciousness within us. I was, though, crucified with a crown of thorns and nails when incarnated as Astronges, a Jewish revolutionary put to death by the Romans at around the end of the last century BC . . . It would therefore be good karma for you to correct the wrong impressions you have given in your article.”
Obviously this is a different claim entirely, and not nuts at all. We do apologise for any embarrassment caused."
Of course, the only problem with setting up Shayler to become a spokesperson for 7/7 scepticism and then imploding him publicly as a means of discrediting everyone with doubts about 7/7 is the fact that Shayler has always been a bit suspect and few hardcore 7/7 sceptics have ever taken him seriously
...unlike Markos Moulitsas Zúniga over at the extremely popular 'liberal, progressive' US website Daily Kos who appears to be taken very seriously by his readers.
It turns out that Zúniga is probably another one of those 'ex' intelligence service guys 'who saw the light'; setting up the Daily Kos in 2002, shortly after a stint with the CIA.
There's a lot of this kind of bullshit going on these days
edit: it's only been up on blogger for 20 minutes but this post is already the Internet's destination for news about David Shayler claiming to be Jesus...
If anyone stopping by actually has any additional information I'd be grateful if they would share....
edit: Shayler's appearance on More4 News now available on Google (thanks B.)...
see also - 'I'm God, says renegade spy David Shayler' in the Daily Mail, complete with mandatory photo and references to David Icke
edit: a couple of images I originally downloaded to illustrate this post but didn't manage to work in. Waste not want not...
and if David Shayler really isn't consciously trying associate 7/7 and 9/11 scepticism with bizarre behaviour I sincerely wish him all the best in getting his shit together