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A PERSUASIVE ARGUMENT

Andrew Sullivan is linking to a video of a “scientific” experiment which purports to show that Dick Cheney’s hunting accident did not take place as the official story said. (The video claims that Cheney was much closer to victim Harry Whittington than Cheney has said.) Sullivan finds the “scientific” experiment, which involves host Alex Jones shooting cardboard targets, a kick-boxing dummy named Bob, a dead chicken, and a watermelon, “persuasive.”

While it is tempting not to take such things seriously, it is worth taking a look at Alex Jones. The video directs viewers to a website called infowars.com, where we are told that Jones, a documentary filmmaker and radio talk shot host, “is considered by many to be the grandfather of what has come to be known as the 9/11 Truth Movement.” “Jones predicted the 9/11 attack in a July 2001 television taping,” the website continues, “when he warned that the Globalists were going to attack New York and blame it on their asset Osama bin Laden.”

Jones presents more of his theories in his new film, TerrorStorm: A History of Government Sponsored Terrorism. (He apparently believes the 7/7 bombings in London were also part of the plot.) Other works which you might find persuasive include American Dictators: Documenting the Staged Election of 2004, a film by Jones which is described this way:

American Dictators is a 90+ minute expose chronicling the degeneration of America’s political process. Alex Jones rips away layer after layer of the false left-right paradigm and finally reveals the 2004 election for what it is — stage-managed theater that would make Shakespeare proud.

American Dictators details:

That Bush and Kerry are closely related on both sides of their families.

That Bush the Skull and Kerry the Bone have both sworn an oath to a secret society with deep connections to organized crime, intelligence agencies, and the occult.

That the “Order of Death” known as Skull and Bones has its members at the highest levels of every sector of the US economy — from banking to government.

Jones travels back to the elite encampment in Northern California, the Bohemian Grove where he infiltrated and got the only video footage of the bizarre rituals conducted by the bushes and others.

American Dictators shows that while Bush and Kerry spout different rhetoric their actions are almost identical. The film also takes a revealing look at Ralph Nader, the dark horse would-be political spoiler of ‘04.

Alex Jones takes you to the front lines of the fight against the expanding Police State: the new Super-Patriot Act and National ID Card, as well as some of the newest and most shocking revelations surrounding the September 11th cover-up.

Enjoy.

Byron York is a former White House correspondent for National Review.

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