Friday, September 04, 2009

The Troof Behind the Van Jones Story

President Barack Obama selected a guy named Van Jones to head up his green policies. He's your typical lefty, but then came word that he may have associated with the 9/11 troofer movement - he's a conspiracy monger who was pushing that the government was behind the 9/11 terror attacks.

Jones was forced to respond yesterday, and he issued a too cute by half denunciation of the statement. He says that he didn't review the statement he was signing closely enough.

Now, there is additional evidence that he was involved in planning a march in San Francisco. That site claims that Jones was an organizing member of a march to demand the truth as to what happened on 9/11. It was populated with all your typical leftist groups, and anti-war groups that had sprung up to protest the war in Afghanistan (from where al Qaeda sprung and plotted the terror attacks). Jones also worked on an underground anti-war publication.

Also, Ben Smith contacted other people named in the 9/11 Troofer statement, and while they said that they signed something that was more narrow than what finally appeared on the Troofer site, it generally matched their preferences for a government-involved conspiracy.

He does not know how his name came to be on the petition. Okay then. It's nice that he's denying that he is now not a troofer, and that he was never a troofer, but how'd that name get on there in the first place.

The problem isn't that he's a troofer, which I find absolutely repugnant, but that he's not into details - like reading comprehension. It's a damning indictment of his inability to pay close attention to detail - a key character trait for someone who is supposed to be helping switch the economy over to something that is more environmentally sustainable (taking his assumed position in government on the most favorable terms).

This also goes to his ability to read for comprehension and understanding what he's doing. If you assume that he didn't know what he was signing, then it's a damning argument against his character and judgment. If you assume that he knew what he was signing and that he signed it anyways, that too is a damning indictment of his character and judgment.

We have tax cheats confirmed by Congress to head the Treasury. We have all manner of corruptocrat in Congress and the Administration. This guy's a weasel. He might even be a closet troofer. Why shouldn't he be in this Administration? He fits in perfectly with this Administration and the Democrats in general. After all, multiple polls have found that a significant portion believe in a 9/11 conspiracy. So, Jones' position isn't that far out of mainstream Democrat party thought. His philosophy fits in perfectly with the Administration, and Obama has filled other slots with tax cheats. Trooferism isn't going to dissuade the President here.

Still, if President Obama is going to send Jones packing, he's going to do it today - on a Friday before a long weekend. What better way to send Van Jones under the bus?

Jammie notes that Jones is a Mumia supporter. Why am I not surprised?

Howard Zinn was one of the people contacted to see whether they had signed on to the troofer petition, and he said that the 9/ people lied to him and that the statements provided to him didn't go nearly as far as what the organization ended up releasing. Okay. If that's the case, why then is Zinn still associating with this organization if they misled him and distorted his position? Birds of a feather and all that.

It's an interesting sidebar to the matter at hand, that Van Jones, who also happens to be a self-declared Communist, has no place in the Administration because of his crank science connections and I have to believe that the Secret Service and FBI both made a stink about his support for cop killer Mumia Abu Jamal.

Jones is a serial conspiracy theorist - jumping from one to the next.

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