Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Somebody must be doing something right redux
Anyone who has bumped into this blog more than a couple of times will have noticed that I have doubts about the Official Narrative of the July 7th bombings and the wider War on Terror
And whenever the subject of July 7th comes up I endorse the efforts of the July 7th Truth Campaign - a group of people who try very hard to research the Official Narrative of 7/7 in as objective and sensitive a way as they can
Naturally enough, there are other 7/7 sceptics out there who are little less objective and a little less sensitive about how they go about things
Some of those other 7/7 sceptics also have some pretty peculiar beliefs and opinions on other subjects
but, in the same way that I don't accuse all Labour Party supporters of being mass murdering genocidal twunts simply because they support a political party which has given safe haven and a platform to mass murdering genocidal twunts, that doesn't mean I or other 7/7 sceptics agree with or approve of some of the nonsense other self-professed 7/7 'conspiracy theorists' come out with
This should be an obvious enough point but, sadly, it appears to be too intellectually demanding for certain bloggers and other members of the 'commentariat' to grasp
A few months ago I mentioned that the BBC was putting together a documentary (sic.) about 7/7 Conspiracy Theories. I also mentioned that everyone I personally rate in the field of sceptical 7/7 research had told the BBC to go fuck itself. I speculated at the time that, cheated of its prey, the BBC would probably whisk up a few genuine nutters and/or provocateurs, pretend that they were the real™ and representative voice of 7/7 scepticism and do a number on them
A few months after my post a guy called Nick Kollerstrom hove into view - billed by 7/7 conspiracy theory debunkers as a 'leading' 7/7 conspiracy theorist and exposed (sic.) as a revisionist Holocaust Denier at more or less the same time
I love coincidences
Well, the completely unplanned, unmanaged, cross-media marketing campaign that is Operation BBC Conspiracy Files now appears to be entering its next phase
A spot of manufactured outrage in the Evening Standard...
and the Daily Telegraph...
and The Sun...
and, of course, Melanie Phillips is in on the act too...
"And now some further evidence of the BBC’s famed commitment to its public service principles of fairness, balance and objectivity for which British taxpayers stump up the licence fee. The London Evening Standard reports that the BBC paid expenses to Nicholas Kollerstrom for contributing to Conspiracy Files, a documentary about theories surrounding the 7/7 London tube and bus bombings. Kollerstrom, a Holocaust denier, has pestered families bereaved by the 7/7 bombs, claiming the attacks were an intelligence agency plot."
"The BBC treats conspiracy crackpots like this as legitimate sources of information because it produces programmes which, merely by investigating them, give credence to crackpot conspiracy theories involving Americans, Israel and the Jews. And that is because it leads the field in Britain’s current abandonment of reason and embrace of irrationality and prejudice towards America, Israel and the Jews."
Mel may be a frothy-mouthed shill but she's not a stupid frothy-mouthed shill. She must know full well that the only reason the BBC gives hand-picked people like Dr Nick occasional airtime is to smear anyone with legitimate doubts about official fairy tales by associating them with moonbats like Dr Nick.
By slagging off the Beeb for doing the interests she cheerleads for a favour, Melanie is trying have her cake and eat it. Only her mouth is probably so full of bile she probably couldn't get it down anyway
and, as with the police and politicians doing the terrorists' work for them by bigging up their capabilities at every opportunity, even if I didn't have doubts about the Official July 7th Narrative in the first place, the fact that the BBC needs to resort to such slimy tricks would just scream out to me that something about the War of Terror fable is terribly amiss
and, on the subject, of smearing by association there's a flier doing the rounds which gives the impression that some folk from J7T are appearing at a meeting with Muslim academic Nafeez Ahmed in London later this month
only they're not - I've just checked. And there's a very a good chance that the 'J7 researchers' billed in the flier are none other than every 7/7 sceptic's favourite holocaust denier Dr Nicholas Kollerstrom.
which, whether he realises it or not, probably means that Nafeez is a closet Islamorevisionst (the next exciting development in sticking the word 'Islamo' in front of something unpleasant - Islamofundamentalist, Islamofascist, Islamorevisionist, Islamokiddiefiddler, Islamotrafficwarden, etc etc)
and remember boys and girls, if you doubt what your government and newspapers are telling you you're probably a Nazi, or mad, or, more than likely, both