I wonder how Thom Hartmann*, Rhandi Rhodes, Glenn "shoot him in the head" Beck, Rush, Levin, Ingraham, Boortz, Hannity, Savage, Huffington Post - all of them - I wonder how they will show their faces in public as quality programs such as this become the norm? This single episode belies the diluted impotent nature of their Corporamerikan propascamda shows for the slanted lies-via-omission circus acts they really are.
Here's a snippet from the purblind Huffington Post - click red lettering above to see page:
" Editor's Note: The Huffington Post's editorial policy, laid out in our blogger guidelines, prohibits the promotion and promulgation of conspiracy theories -- including those about 9/11. As such, we have removed this post."
Now - let's see how it is supposed to be done...
The first video from AlJazeera begins with a refreshingly fair presentation of the subject matter- Jesse Ventura's book: "American Conspiracies: Lies, Lies, and More Dirty Lies that the Government Tells Us." A respectful interview commences with well-reasoned questions - allowing Jesse Ventura the time required to provide detailed answers to challenging questions.
A questioner asks if Jesse Ventura may be doing these interviews more for personal financial gain vs. patriotic reasons - or if possibly he knows more than he is talking about since he held elected positions with an implication that perhaps he has information he cannot divulge publicly that is compelling him to "go public."
Jesse quotes Thomas Jefferson saying "Dissent is the highest form of patriotism" as he defends his exercise of duty as an American citizen in holding his government accountable - disregarding the opprobrium the fake Corporamerikan propascamda media goons attempt to slime upon him - all for simply asking questions.
The actual Thomas Jefferson quote, however, seems to be:
“The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive. It will often be exercised when wrong, but better so than not to be exercised at all. I like a little rebellion now and then.” There are claims that the wording Jesse uses is misattributed to Thomas Jefferson.
I'd hate to see the reaction in Amerika if Jesse used the verbatim quote since the word rebellion might place him on a "do not fly" list. However - without going to Jefferson's writings I am still relying on the internet for these "facts." Regardless, if not to the exact letter of Jefferson - Jesse's paraphrase certainly captures the spirit of Jefferson's words.
To the question about Jesse having motives other than patriotism ... well you have to listen to his answer to that one. You may agree such criticisms are almost laughable after you hear his answer.
But perhaps this caller didn't really mean it that way. Jesse Ventura did a good job answering. I wonder if he was taken off-guard by an interview program that really was "fair and balanced" as demonstrated by their actions rather than tin-hollow words a la Faux news? I wonder if he may still be extra-vigilant answering questions since most interviewers he faces in the Corporamerikan propascamda media outlets greet him with hostility, insults, ridicule, theatrics and "deer-in-the-headlights" blank stares when he asks how WTC7 fell the way it did?
In this second video segment Jesse Ventura mentions that the CIA is active within the borders of the United States despite the conflict such activity presents vis a vis their charter - where it is illegal for them to operate within the United States. Hmmm - here's a recent incident that comes to mind that makes me think he's telling the truth:
Here is a snippet from an article to get you started on your own research - see entire article BY CLICKING HERE - make up your own mind.
" Last week’s breakin at Senator Mary Landrieu’s office in the New Orleans Federal Building was more than it seemed, much more. All of the 4 arrested had been trained by the CIA and, possibly, Israel. One arrested, Stan Dai, is listed as an Operations Officer of the Department of Defense Irregular Warfare Program and a known expert and lecturer on, not only surveillance but explosives training, assassinations and “false flag operations.” If you wanted a plane to crash, an enemy to get sick and die or a building to blow up, Dai would be the man to know how to make it happen. Problem is, his skills were being used as part of a criminal conspiracy inside the United States against members of our own government."
Another question to Jesse Ventura from audience member: Time=7:38
"Many documentaries support the belief that 9/11 was an inside job. However one becomes skeptical because the U.S. government can't kill it's own people."
Jesse brings up the Gulf of Tonkin incident - good point. Which reminds me of another incident from June 8, 1967 that gives credence to doubters of the honesty and good-will of the United States government when it comes to the well-being of its service members. In this case Americans were killed by non-American forces.
U.S.S. Liberty Memorial Site - Remember the Liberty
From the site (click link below picture for more):
" Despite a near-universal consensus that the Israeli attack was made with full knowledge that USS Liberty was a US Navy ship, the Johnson administration began an immediate cover-up of this fact. Though administration officers continued individually to characterize the attack as deliberate, the Johnson administration never sought the prosecution of the guilty parties or otherwise attempted to seek justice for the victims. They concealed and altered evidence in their effort to downplay the attack. Though they never formally accepted the Israeli explanation that it was an accident, they never pressed for a full investigation either. They simply allowed those responsible literally to get away with murder."
One wonders why, if the United States government is so very concerned with the lives of our soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines that this incident remains without closure?
Another video from the left:
My hat is off to Riz Khan. I wonder if we can hire Riz Khan to give Larry King, Wolf Blitzer, Geraldo, Bill O. and the rest of them listed above training in journalism, critical thinking, manners or good listening skills? Bad idea - maybe just hire Riz Khan period. Or is that the problem - Corporamerikan Propascamda media mouthpieces are doing precisely their jobs - their masters' bidding designed - not to find truth - but to spread fear. To further agendas rather than try to get answers and truth necessary for an informed electorate. To protect their jobs by NOT reporting the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
*UPDATE MARCH 15, 2010 Thom Hartmann has earned back respect - he had Jesse Ventura on his show today to discuss his book "American Conspiracies"
- perhaps I don't understand completely the pressure radio hosts are under. Thanks Thom Hartmann for doing what you can to get the word out. I'm still piqued that you didn't give me more time to rebut you on Charlottesville, VA radio when you were speaking about your book on the Boston Tea Party when I asked why you are not speaking out more about Cass Sunstein's attacks on free speech. But thank you again for having Jesse on and making time for some discussion on the topic as a follow up - and as time goes on I'll keep listening to your show providing your freedom of speech is not infringed.
UPDATE MARCH 19, 2010 Dr Sabrosky audio interview at bottom of this article