What follows isn't so much an examination of Operation Northwoods, but how it came to be so entwined with the Kennedy assassination, very often incorrectly, writes Seamus Coogan.
Gary King responds to part 1 of Seamus Coogan's article on Alex Jones, and Seamus replies.
James DiEugenio reviews Dean T. Hartwell's book on forty years of government cover-ups.
"First of all, let's talk about what you won't find in this book. It's not about how extraterrestrials are abducting human beings, or the Apollo moon landing being a colossal hoax perpetrated by NASA, or that Barack Obama somehow is not a natural-born American citizen. I leave these speculations to others, not that I take them seriously." [from the opening chapter]
Though my extensive examination of Bermas's film Invisible Empire may seem to take us off the path of Alex Jones and the Kennedy case, Kennedy is still very much in the picture, if a little more to the background. What this does is serve to give us an insight into the poor grasp of history, society, and theology which abounds in the Jones nexus, writes Seamus Coogan.
Jones, the self-styled conspiracy baron, is so polarizing within his own crank territory, that it was hard to find any credible voices in critique of him. I hope this fills that gap, writes Seamus Coogan.
If the author had truly been serious about writing an overview of conspiracies, he might have left behind the large package of straw men gathered in this book ... [and] instead chosen from any number of real historical events, such as the 1846 invasion of Mexico led by Zachary Taylor, the 1898 bombing of the Maine leading to the Spanish-American War, Operation Paperclip, Operation Gladio, the Manhattan Project, the coup of Salvador Allende, the Gulf of Tonkin incident, Iran Contra ... there are endless examples, of which these are but a few, writes Joseph Green.
In a letter to the authors of the article "Conspiracy Theories", Cyril Wecht takes up their claim that "conspiracy theorists" typically suffer from a "crippled epistemology".
S&V bemoan the "crippled epistemology" of conspiracy believers. Ironically, they themselves suffer from a profound, even mortal, wound in their own epistemology – i.e., they persistently ignore the difference between lies and truth, writes David Mantik.
by Daniel Tencer, At: RawStory