These past couple of days, I’ve spent quite a bit of time looking at a very interesting website called The Emperor’s New Clothes, authored primarily by Jared Israel. In 2001, it was one of the first websites to publish a bunch of articles questioning 9/11.
Back in November, I took a look at “Stand down” evidence on the “Emperor’s Clothes” site, including FAA web pages.
The “Emperor’s Clothes” site has many articles about covert and semi-covert U.S. sponsorship of Islamist terrorist groups around the world. See, for example, the following collections of articles:
- 2. Behind US actions, a semi-covert strategy of promoting Islamism on the page listing “Emperor’s Clothes” articles about US strategy towards Iraq and Iran
- 3. Evidence Osama Bin Laden never severed ties with the CIA. Documentation of his involvement in NATO attacks on Afghanistan in the 1980s and the Balkans during the last decade and 4. US/West European links to Islamic Fundamentalism on the page listing articles on 9-11
Jared Israel holds some views which are unusual in the 9/11 Truth movement.
For example, he’s a Zionist. On this topic, he explains his views in Some Emperor’s Clothes Articles on Antisemitism and the Arab-Israeli Conflict, especially the articles Confessions of a Once-Hopeful Leftist, or How ‘Disengagement’ Reveals the True Character of the Proposed Arab State in the West Bank and Gaza and “Yea is Yea and Nay is Nay; Anything Else Smacketh of Evil”, in which Jared Israel explains how he became a Zionist, having previously held a more typically leftist position on the Middle East situation.
I’m not sure how to evaluate the arguments he makes here. I don’t know enough about the Israel/Palestine conflict, alas. (Note to anyone posting comments here: Please refrain from dismissive or insulting remarks about either side. See my comment policy.)
Another unusual view of his: As discussed on this page, Jared Israel was one of the founders of the International Committee to Defend Slobodan Milosevic. See the Emperor’s Clothes Articles on Yugoslavia. Basically, his contention is that Milosevic has been falsely portrayed as a neo-Nazi, whereas the separatist movements really did consist of neo-Nazi and Islamic fundamentalist terrorists who were covertly aided by the U.S. and by NATO.
I’m not yet sure what to think of Jared Israel’s defense of Slobodan Milosevic, not having yet investigated this matter for myself. I do remember feeling, back in the 1990’s, that the mass media’s coverage of the conflicts in Yugoslavia seemed suspiciously one-sided, against the Serbs. And I remember feeling very uncomfortable with Clinton’s bombing of Yugoslavia. But my suspicion then was and still is that atrocities had been committed by people on both sides. Admittedly, my suspicion is just a suspicion; I have not yet really researched this matter.
Be that as it may, the topic of covert and semi-covert U.S. sponsorship of Islamist terrorism is certainly worth looking into more deeply. And, on that topic, the “Emperor’s Clothes” site is, at the very least, a useful source of leads.
I had occasion to refer to Jared Israel’s site when writing my March 14 post, To Tom: Michael C. Ruppert vs. “COINTELPRO Tool” on Afghanistan. I briefly discussed Jared Israel’s views on a possible geostrategic motive for invading Afghanistan. This morning I added a P.S. to that post, Jared Israel on U.S. sponsorship of Islamist terrorism, and on Zalmay Khalilzad, quoting the article Zalmay Khalilzad – Special US Envoy for Islamic Terror!.
Another interesting page is Wartime Witch Hunt: Blaming Israel for the Iraq War by by Dore Gold, with overview and comments by Jared Israel, refuting the common idea that U.S. invaded Iraq on behalf of Israel. Also interesting, along these same lines is Part 4 of Jared Israel’s series on Scott Ritter.