By Kevin Barrett, VT Editor, with Martin Hill
Does Donald Trump know that Israel did 9/11? And is he planning to do something about it?
That is a plausible interpretation of Monday’s incident in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where my friend and regular radio guest Martin Hill – who had scored front-row seats at the Trump rally – staged some political guerrilla theater.
I can’t resist pointing out that this is exactly what I was calling for in my article:
About 20 minutes into Trump’s speech, a group of media came right down to the stage to photograph him. They were positioned between me and Trump, one foot in front of me. I didn’t know how long Trump’s speech was going to last, so I thought I should just go for it before I miss the chance. I had driven over 700 miles to get there and stood in the rain for more than 5 hours. I was not going to screw this up.
When he took a break between sentences I shouted “five Jews were arrested on 9/11 in New Jersey Trump, not Muslims.”
In an ideal world, I would have preferred to say “Why do you keep claming that Muslims were cheering on 9/11, when the only people who were actually arrested for cheering and celebarering on 9/11 were five Jewish Israelis? They were arrested, sent to federal prison, deported back to Israel and later sued John Ashcroft. They LOST their case, it was thrown out of court. This is all in police, fbi and federal court records. Stop lying about Muslims. Are you repeating this lie to “protect Israel,” as you promised to do in your first campaign ad?”
But this situation is not appropriate for that. This is a game of sylables. every single syllable is precious. You do not know how many you are going to get. You must be very loud, quick, brief, and direct. It is not the time for speeches.
As soon as I began shouting, Trump had continued into a new sentence, so he was talking at the same time. I then shouted “HEY – HEY. LISTEN TO ME TRUMP!” At that point, believe it or not, he actually stopped speaking to let me talk.
I shouted it again, very clear: “FIVE JEWS ARRESTED ON 9/11 IN NEW JERSEY, NOT MUSLIMS,” as Trump looked right at me.
I also told him the Israel did 9/11, and I called him a Zionist. Because he is one. Any one who denies that is an idiot. The record speaks for itself. He’s said so in his own words, countless times.
Some in the crowd began to boo, others tried unsuccessfully to start a weak chant of “USA! USA!”
Trump told them to calm down, relax and sit down. He actually said “No, he’s on our side.” I was on his side. I found that very fascinating that Trump would tell the crowd that I was on his side.
Here is the news video.
Go to minute 20. Transcript:
“He’s actually a Trump guy, he’s just, got a lot of energy. Okay. Shhh.
(Trump then puts index finger to mouth, making symbol to sshhh!)
“Okay, sit down. Come on. Relax. Relax. He’s on our side. Who would know it, but he’s on our side. I think.” [End 20:46.]
If pointing out that Zionists not Muslims did 9/11 makes you “a Trump guy” and puts you on Trump’s side…well, maybe I have misunderestimated Trump. It might be worth voting for him just on the 5% chance that if elected he’ll put PNAC and company on trial for treason.
Dr. Kevin Barrett, a Ph.D. Arabist-Islamologist is one of America’s best-known critics of the War on Terror.
He is the host of TRUTH JIHAD RADIO; a hard driving weekly radio show funded by listener donations at Patreon.com and FALSE FLAG WEEKLY NEWS (FFWN); an audio-video show produced by Tony Hall, Allan Reese, and Kevin himself. FFWN is funded through FundRazr.
He also has appeared many times on Fox, CNN, PBS, and other broadcast outlets, and has inspired feature stories and op-eds in the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Chicago Tribune, and other leading publications.
Dr. Barrett has taught at colleges and universities in San Francisco, Paris, and Wisconsin; where he ran for Congress in 2008. He currently works as a nonprofit organizer, author, and talk radio host.