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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Conspiracy Theories About Osama Bin Laden's Death: Alex Jones Doesn't Think It's For Real

Predictably, conspiracy theory peddler Alex Jones doesn't buy Osama bin Laden's death. He says it's some kind of diversion or something. A libertarian I know posted a video of one of Mr. Jones' typical manic rants to his Facebook page, and I could not resist commenting thusly:

'I'd just like to know is there anything that Jones doesn't believe is a conspiracy? Is it conceivable to him that like a real terrorist attack could actually happen without being a false flag attack orchestrated by the government? And if he's so skeptical, tell me why he isn't skeptical of the belief that a government too incompetent to even bring water to the Superdome somehow masterminded the 9-11 attacks and covered its tracks? To me, that's a pretty far-fetched story. As a libertarian, I'm too skeptical of the government's ability to even build a simple bridge on deadline and on budget to think that it could have possibly pulled off 9-11.

The problem with many conspiracy theories is they raise more questions and have more problems with them than the official stories they purport to debunk. They are often based off of circumstantial evidence and wild speculations as well. If bin Laden's death was a well-timed diversion for instance, why on earth would now be the best time? We were already all quite diverted by the Royal Wedding and the birth certificate controversy, which frankly made Obama look pretty good and Trump look pretty dumb. Why not do this closer to the election so Obama could reap the benefits before the sugar high wears off?

Here's an important conspiracy theory-- if everything Alex Jones says is true, then why do they let him keep saying it? Why hasn't he died in a car "accident" or something by now? I posit that Alex Jones is an inside job, a CIA agent working to keep us all riled up over shadows and wraiths while the real oppression happens right before our very eyes? I'm frankly glad that an independent voice is actually starting to gain more prominence. I'm just sad that that voice is Alex Jones'.'

Wes Messamore,
Editor in Chief, THL
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