Hollywood Jahilliya

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I'm an old-school liberal, like FDR or, heck, even Trotsky if I'm feeling generous. That is, I recognize a fascist enemy when I see one, and I treat it like an enemy. It's my mission (self-appointed, of course) to convince other Hollywood liberals to do the same.

19 April 2006

Too Soon? Why?

I've been rather busy, so it took a while for reports of reactions to the trailer for United 93 to reach me. I must say, I'm baffled and embarrassed that my fellow Angelinos cried "Too soon!" during it.

Too soon? Why? We've had Fahrenheit 9/11 and Syriana, only one of which admitted it was a work of fiction, and both of which got the politics exactly backwards. We've had Munich and Paradise Now, both fine films worthy of much praise in many ways, but that both whitewashed or humanized terrorists in some way. Few people raised a stink, and many lifted voices of approval.

But now we get a true story that depicts homicidal mass murderers and their crimes in an accurate light, and it's "too soon"?

I say it's about darned time. I'll leave it to director Paul Greengrass to remind us why:

"[the passengers of Flight 93] could see exactly what they were dealing with – and were faced with a dreadful choice. Do we sit here and do nothing and hope for the best, hope it turns out all right? Or do we do something about it? And if so, what can we do?"

It seems to me that those are the two choices that face us today and have faced us ever since that day."

Read the review. Hirsen is dead wrong about many things "liberal" (OK, most things), but on this one he's dead right. It hurts to admit that, but it's true.

14 April 2006

9/11: The Irish Did It!

As the fifth anniversary approaches, and at least two major Hollywood 9/11 films come down the pike, we can probably expect a sharp rise in the preponderance of 9/11 conspiracy theories. I've concocted my own for fun.

Most conspiracy theories surrounding the WTC Towers collapse hinge on the claim that someone planted thermite bombs in them to spark a collapse. The culprits, of course, are never identified. But if someone could figure out who did it, then the whole plot could be unravelled.

Following is a conspiracy theory I cooked up to answer that question. This is a fake. I do not actually believe it. But I have had fun showing it to True Believers and watching them squirm. It was concocted with the aid of links at 911Myths.com. Feel free to borrow it and have your own fun.

I KNOW WHO PLANTED THE BOMBS AT THE WTC

The part that's always bothered me was, who were these people "in the know"? None of the sites I've visited have provided me with any evidence to answer that question. So I struck out on my own, and I think I figured it out.

This article offers an intriguing clue:

Four Irish construction workers, feared dead by their families in the World Trade Center attack, turned up alive, although seriously injured, under different names in a Manhattan hospital.

The four, all natives of Co Cavan in Ireland, were among the first evacuated from the World Trade Center where they had been working under assumed names...

The Sinn Fein MP who was asked by the families to intervene, confirmed to the Irish Voice on Tuesday that the men had been found.

Earlier this week he had called on the INS to issue a statement that they would not prosecute any undocumented who were caught up in the blast.

The INS subsequently did so, and the story of the men began to emerge. Because the men are undocumented and also worked under false names, they greatly feared INS prosecution.

There have been persistent reports in the Irish community about the men since the World Trade Center blasts, though none substantiated until now.

As the Irish Voice reported last week, another undocumented Irish worker using false identification who narrowly escaped with his life stated that he saw many other Irish undocumented construction workers going up to a higher floor on the morning that the blasts occurred.

While stressing that they may have all come down safely, he says he has no information on their whereabouts.


Meanwhile, fears of INS consequences for illegals have been abated with a statement from INS commissioner James Ziglar.

According to Ziglar, any employer who lost illegally employed workers in the World Trade Center will not suffer government prosecution, nor will the workers themselves.


"Undocumented" Irish construction workers at the World Trade Center, on September 11th. Working under assumed names, going up to higher floors, engaged in unidentified tasks. Shielded from investigation and prosecution. Whereabouts currently unknown. And note that seeming Freudian slip from the one worker who was interviewed: he said "blasts," rather than "attacks." Did he know something the rest of us didn't, and still don't thanks to a well-orchestrated cover-up?

Another suspicious fact is the lack of Irish fatalities on the ground or in the towers. On 9/11 the Irish Foreign Ministry of Affairs was flooded with 2500-3000 calls to its dedicated phone lines from worried relatives. They even set up a database to track Irish citizens who were unaccounted-for. That means there were thousands of Irish workers expected by their families to have been in the area. And yet, only one Irish citizen died that day.

Only one Irishman? In New York City? I find that highly suspicious, especially considering how much influence the Irish community has in New York's police and fire departments. As one Irish magazine has admitted,

(t)he FDNY, thus, remains a family business. It just so happens that many of those families were -- and are -- Irish.

So, all those first responders called to the scene, hundreds of them killed, and only one Irish fatality. Who called all the Irishmen and told them not to show up? Could it have been someone in the NYPD or FDNY?

Of course, those "undocumented Irish workers" (yeah, right) couldn't have pulled it all off by themselves. They had to have help. Who helped them? To answer that question, it helps to dig a little deeper into their connections.

Notice that the first person their families called was a Sinn Fein member of Parliament. Anyone recall why Sinn Fein was in the news, just weeks before 9/11? Let me refresh your memory:

...the news that three well-known members of the Provisional IRA were being held in custody after apparently taking part in a five-week summer training camp with a Colombian terrorist group had thrown another spoke in the wheels of the peace process.

Exactly what the IRA men were up to in the malaria-ridden jungles of South America remains a mystery. But one thing is for certain, nobody believes they were merely engaged in "sightseeing", as they have told prosecutors...

Sinn Fein has been trying to distance itself from the three men, but the crampons the party hierarchy attached to the moral high ground after Unionists rejected the IRA's moves on decommissioning have begun to slip.


These IRA men were accused of working closely with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia (FARC in Spanish), "a well-armed...guerilla group funded by drug money." And it turns out FARC have some interesting connections of their own:

One point in the original proffer made the case for links between FARC and al Qaida, including the presence of FARC personnel in Afghanistan as part of a close relationship between the two groups. "It is believed that FARC terrorists have received training in Al Qaida terrorist camps in Afghanistan," Beers says in the original document.

Could FARC's admitted "close relationship" with al Qaida have aided the Irish masterminds of this plot in setting up their patsies? Perhaps there was a Columbian motive in gaining a share of the distribution end of the lucrative opium market, which could restart once the Taliban had been overthrown.

More likely, to my mind, is that the al Qaida connection is a smokescreen. There are signs of American involvement all over this. Remember the article up above, and those "undocumented" Irish workers at the WTC. Those were potentially important witnesses; indeed, supremely important, since it's pretty clear they were involved in planting the bombs. Were they detained or questioned to find out what they were doing? No, the INS simply agreed to let them go, at the behest of Sinn Fein, and they were flown out of the country in a hurry. Dont you find that strange?

And then there's Richard Haass, US special envoy from President Bush himself. Guess where he was on September 11 2001? Why, in Dublin, of course:

Richard Haass, then a United States special envoy, was in Dublin for a meeting with Bertie Ahern, then Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister), when news of the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington were passed to the two men. Richard Haass decided to continue with his meetings in Dublin and then to travel to Belfast for pre-arranged meetings with political leaders in Northern Ireland..

President Bush's special envoy, meeting with Irish political leaders, on the same day that "undocumented Irish construction workers" were seen going up to the high floors of the Trade Towers, and later spirited away without being questioned? Thats one hell of a coincidence, isn't it?

While in Dublin, Haass would almost certainly have met and worked with Richard Egan, the U.S. ambassador to Ireland. And guess who Egan was photographed with only a month before 9/11?

Ambassador Richard Egan was photographed meeting Joe Cahill, the former head of the IRA's financial network, this month in a publicity coup for Sinn Fein at a time when the United States was launching a war on terrorism.

The same article points out, "Egan is a former businessman from Massachusetts who was the founder and CEO of EMC, a computer data storage company." EMC is a big player in the IT world, who work with government agencies and have done very well for themselves since 9/11:

Automated networked storage solutions from EMC are currently being utilized by many federal and regional government agencies, as well as by leading corporations around the world. Higgins noted that, since 9/11, corporations have focused on the need to implement systems...

I guess we're supposed to think this is all a coincidence. But I think the evidence is pretty clear -- indeed, it's irrefutable -- that Irish elements within the U.S. government orchestrated the 9/11 attacks. I wouldnt be surprised if the hijackers were disguised Irishmen, or perhaps Muslims kidnapped from Afghanistan by FARC and handed over to the IRA for brainwashing, as part of the frame-up job against Al-Qaeda.

And here you all are arguing nonsense, ignoring the real threat. Shame on you. Every "debate" you have -- whether youre pro- or anti-"conspiracy" -- is a distraction that keeps you from focusing on this sinister Irish cabal. It gives them all the cover they need to continue with their shadowy conspiracy, which I've dubbed "Operation Shamrock." That may be the title of I book a devote to this subject one day, if I live long enough to get it compiled.

I guess my Pa was right when he used to say, "never trust a Paddy."

08 April 2006

"Islam Is The Matrix"

Some of it's a bit farther than I would go, but in broad scope, it's spot-on. The great totalitarian threat of our time comes from Islam's Religious Right, not Christianity's. Wake up, Hollywood.

I'll be back soon with more to say. Sorry for the absence.

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