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Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Government Website Links to Anti-Semitic Crackpots

In my forays into the dark, unintentionally-humorous world of the September 11 forum at Democratic Underground, I found something truly shocking. No, not that Dick Cheney masterminded 9/11 or that TRADOC's General Byrnes was fired because he was about to lead a coup against the neo-cons, but something else. It seems that the U.S. State Department website links to the notorious anti-semitic, tinfoil-hat-wearing website Rense.com in a page seeking to disprove the conspiracy theory that no plane hit the Pentagon. (They're the first and second links in the third section under "The Pentagon Attack".) As a point of general interest, Rense.com is so far out that even Democratic Underground bans using it as a source. (They're also big UFO fans.)

Now, I understand why we haven't officially released any pictures of the plane inside the Pentagon -- we don't want to give the jihadis and their supporters images to put on banners. As a result, the only place to find such pictures is on various unofficial websites, most of them just as retarded as Rense. (Of course, if we did release the pictures, the conspiracy theorists would say they were photoshopped.) I know the State Department website, like many others, contains a disclaimer that "Links to other internet sites should not be construed as an endorsement of the views contained therein", but linking to Rense is ridiculous. If the webmasters at DOS wants to have a link to the pictures, they should have a buddy post them on a blog... don't give the nutcases at Rense any modicum of official sanction.

(By the way, if you'd like to read a good debunking of the various 9/11 conspiracy theories, or just want to find out what the theories are without wading in the cesspool that is DU, this Popular Mechanics article is a good place to start.)

Going deep...

7 Comments:

Blogger ninme said...

I don't get it. If the pictures exist on the internet, the Jihadis can still put them on their banners (and so far I don't think they have), so that can't be the Pentagon's reasoning, unless they think that the Jihadis need to download their banner content from official government websites, for that added thrill of irony, or not at all.

8/23/2005 12:00 PM

 
Blogger Bubblehead said...

I think it's just normal government half-logic. If we release the pictures, it can be used against the administration if the pictures do show up on the banners. (Unless it also has a picture of Bert with UBL, or the guy carrying the banner catches himself on fire trying to burn a flag; then it's funny.)

8/23/2005 2:49 PM

 
Blogger Bubblehead said...

The correct link for "catches himself on fire" from the comment above is here.

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