by Jim Fetzer
It was bad enough when Kevin Barrett published a blog that grossly distorted what I have reported about recent events involving Stew Webb, Jeff Rense and Gordon Duff, where Duff fired Webb while he was on the air with me and Preston James. Not long thereafter, he added an "Editor's Note" trashing an article by Robert O'Dowd, which raised questions about the military operation, JADE HELM. And when I spoke up on behalf of O'Dowd and explained why he appeared to be right, I was given the boot, too.
I subsequently took him to task for his unprofessional and offensive behavior, which included taking down my four most recent and important articles about the Boston bombing and another on (what I take to be an authentic) "confession" of Ringo Starr that Paul McCartney had died in 1966 and been replaced. Now Kevin has compounded the matter by featuring Gordon on his "Truth Jihad" radio show, where Gordon took the opportunity to issue a string of false statements, including a fabricated conversation.
During his appearance, Duff claims that I am a purposeful deceiver who cares nothing about truth or his own credentials or the reputation of Veterans Today. The facts of the matter are precisely the opposite. I am dedicated to the pursuit of truth, as anyone who knows me knows from their own experience. And it has been costly, including in this instance, because Duff appears to have deleted the 150 articles that I published with VT on JFK, 9/11, Sandy Hook, the Boston bombing and more since 5 July 2011.
An striking illustration of Duff's stunning duplicity is that he claims the article on "Ringo's Confession" was libelous since I am asserting that the person who identifies himself as "Paul McCartney" today is not the original "Paul McCartney". But I did not merely assert that to be the case: I included forensic evidence in the article that these are two different people (where their palates, their teeth, their ears, their faces, their skulls and even their heights are different)! And truth is an absolute defense against libel.
I doubt that Gordon even read the article and, while Kevin acknowledged that the forensic evidence "is interesting"(during a Truth Jihad Radio show about it), he seemed to be incapable of admitting that it's not simply interesting but decisive as proof we are talking about two different persons. I have learned through the years that Kevin has a hard time admitting that he is wrong, where I can recall exactly one time he has done that (which was allowing that he had let the caller to this show become verbally abusive).
Gordon, however, was another matter entirely, where he made up a story about a conversation with me that never happened, where he claims I told him that I could care less about the truth of JADE HELM or the reliability of my sources but was going with the story anyway! But that is a complete and total fabrication. Not only did the alleged conversation never take place, but from from the beginning, I have been concerned with identifying sources and reflecting the range and variety of the evidence about JADE HELM:
"The Real Deal", Episode #45 (April 20, 2015):
For my first show about JADE HELM, for example, I invited three other parties to join me in a mutual collaborative attempt to sort out what is going on here--Terri from Nebraska, Preston James and Dennis Cimino--to kick around the available evidence and consider alternative hypotheses. We all agreed that this involves more than 12,000 troops from the National Guard and that it is clearly not "an ordinary training drill", which is the song and dance that's been coming from Gordon Duff since the beginning.
"The Real Deal" Episode #46 (April 22, 2015):
The next "Real Deal", I featured Robert O'Dowd, the former Marine whose article about JADE HELM Gordon had trashed and I had defended, where I observe that an op that endures for two month is not a drill but an occupation. Duff has attacked discussion of JADE HELM as "fear porn" and an attempt to create hysteria in the public, where our concern is that there are too many signs that this is the initiation of martial law in the US, especially against the background of the PATRIOT ACT, creation of DHS, construction of 300 FEMA camps and acquisition of 2-billion rounds of .40 calibre hollow point ammo.
"False Flag Weekly News", broadcast April 23, 2015:
To watch "False Flag Weekly News" 04/23/2015, click here.
Because Kevin was engaged in a book tour promoting his We are NOT Charlie Hebdo (2015), which I applaud, I did the show solo, as occurs from time to time. Because of my concerns over JADE HELM, I spent the first 20 minutes of the 30 minute show on that subject, where we publish links to our stories and you can find 20 links to the sources I was specifically citing. The closing of the Walmarts and their conversion, which includes installing 8-9' fences, covering their windows with dark plastic sheeting and ripping up floors to remodel them for novel purposes are among the signs that have been bothering me the most.
"False Flag Weekly News", broadcast on April 30, 2015:
To watch "False Flag Weekly News" 04/30/2015, click here.
When Kevin returned the next week, he challenged me again and again about JADE HELM. It was not a pleasant experience. I rather strongly suspect that Gordon had been talking with him about me and my "obsession" with JADE HELM which, he would have insinuated, was not only harming my credibility but that of VT and (now) of Kevin Barrett. So Kevin set out to put me in my place, which is easier said than done, and I responded because, unlike Kevin, I had done my homework, which he had not. Some listeners have written to say that they were appalled by Kevin's conduct, which was also true for me.
Kevin has repeatedly said that he does not know the sources I have been citing, where I had explained already in "Ringo's Confession" that it is the content of articles and videos and how they hang together with other available information, where the coherence of the data is our most important criterion about what is most likely to be going on. If we wait until our sources are impeccable and the situation is now certain, that may mean the operation was a success and we are clustered together in a FEMA camp:
our challenge is to take a lot of uncertain sources and figure out what's going on. If we wait for epistemic certainty, it will (in this case, for example) be too late to do anything about it. I share with the late Capt. May the position that we are better to sound the alarm (when evidence warrants) and be wrong than not sound the alarm and suffer the consequences... which could be meeting in FEMA camps or losing our heads (literally, not just figuratively). I would be glad to be proven wrong, but the risk we run is that I and many others just might be right. The handwriting is on the wall.
After all, what "sources" does he find credible? The Warren Report (1964)? The 9/11 Commission Report (2004)? The New York Times? As I observed in my response to his blog, Kevin gets everything right--except the facts! And when Duff fabricates a story suggesting I don't care about the truth or my sources but just liked the story and wanted to tun with it, he is not talking about me but about himself, where this appears to be a classic case of projection. Compare what I have said and sourced with what he has said and sourced: the contrast could not be more striking. One of us may be a liar, but that would not be me.
Jim Fetzer, a former Marine Corps officer, is McKnight Professor Emeritus on the Duluth campus of the University of Minnesota. He hosts "The Real Deal" on MBC M/W/F from 8-10 PM/ET.