September 03, 2009

Obama Green Jobs "Czar" a 9/11 Conspiracy Nut? [UPDATED]

Is Van Jones, President Obama's "Green Jobs Czar" a 9/11 Truther? Looks like it:

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To give him the benefit of the doubt, it could be that someone else signed Van Jones up for the 911Truth.org statement. But it seems right in line with his radicalism -- including his membership in one of the most radical Marxist organizations in the US.

Right: Van Jones with Obama. van_jones_obama.jpg

He claims to have "evolved" from hardcore communist in the early to mid-1990s to "revolutionary eco-capitalist" -- whatever the hell that means -- in the late 1990s.

One wonders if he has "evolved" enough to reject the 9/11 conspiracies which claim that the US government were behind the attacks now that he is part of the US government?

Remember, this statement with Van Jones' name on it came out in 2004. Perhaps now that Bush-Hitler isn't in power, the 9/11 conspiracy narrative no longer serves Jones' purposes?

Whether he has "changed" or not, this is pretty outrageous. Even in Obama's circle of friends where adherence to communism might be considered a quirky yet respectable position, I can't fathom that Trutherism would be socially acceptable.

I can't say I'm the biggest Glenn Beck fan -- nothing personal, I don't watch any of the talk shows on any of the "news" networks; I just don't like the format -- but of late CJ has been on a crusade against Beck, characterizing him as some sort of nut because Beck has been using some pretty out there language (I am told) to characterize Obama's "czars" as radicals.

Jones already admits he was a radical Marxist. If also turns out that as recently as 5 years ago he was a 9/11 Truther, I wonder if CJ will have to rethink his Glenn Beck is a nut position?

Gateway Pundit has more. Thanks to Mongol.

PS- I just sat down at the computer after teaching a riveting (IMHO) lecture on the allegory of the cave, so I haven't checked out anything beyond Jim Hoft's post yet. Expect updates.

UPDATE: Mongol is following up on this better than I am, so I'll just go ahead and put his comments into the body of the post as an update:

"To give him the benefit of the doubt, it could be that someone else signed Van Jones up for the 911Truth.org statement."

That was one of my earlier thought too, but look at the following:
Remember my false alarm about scrubbing? Well what I found out was that Rachel Ehrenfeld, Ph.D. used to be #28 there. She's no longer on the list. Reason being she asked to be removed and after multiple requests she was finally removed in late July 2007. Whether she believed it or was signed up for the list by someone else aside, she was removed after she asked.

This brings me to the following two very ugly alternatives.
1) VJ didn't know about it and was signed up for the list by someone else. But if that's the case, can someone please explain to me how did the VETTER-IN-CHIEF miss it? And if they didn't miss it why they haven't requested it to be removed?

2) VJ did sign up for the list himself, which makes him a TRUTHER (really no huge suprise from my side as anyone who subscribes to commie philosophy doesn't have everyone home). Which brings up the question once again. If the WH knew and did nothing, what does it tell about WH? and if they didn't know, what does it say about their competence? What in this latter case to prevent a foreign agent (including Al Qaeda) from penetrating our executive branch?

Any way you look at it, this is really bad. All right scratch that, it's plain horrible.
Good questions.

UPDATE: AllahP:

And no, there’s no chance that he was mistakenly added to the list.
Thrown under the bus in 4 ... 3 .... 2 ...

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 11:32 AM | Comments |