Proud To Wear a Tinfoil Hat

Tinfoil_hat

“Har har har. Yer a conspiracy theorist. You wear a tinfoil hat.”

To which I replied, “Sir, I wear the tinfoil hat with pride, and honor.” (See image of Ersjdamoo wearing tinfoil hat, hopefully displayed above.)

On October 28, 1994 Tom Valentine, host of the shortwave broadcast, Radio Free America, put it succinctly: There are “conspiracy nuts”. And they’re identical to “health nuts”: they have been put down with that term for a long time. They’re a person who has keen insights to the ongoing problems of the world; and to the news of the world, he “reads between the lines” and he sees that there are people out there with an agenda, powerful people with an agenda. And he begins to believe it and study it, and he gets to be called, by the establishment, a “conspiracy nut”. Well, many of us are “conspiracy nuts”. And I’m proud to be a “conspiracy nut”. [1]

We are an elite group: the few, the proud, the conspiracy theorists.

Reported Newsweek: “In the chaos that followed the Isis assault on Iraq in June [2014], the Iraqi army melted away from its positions throughout northeastern and northwestern Iraq…” [2]

“Iraq faces the abyss after its military melts away” reported The Guardian on June 13, 2014. [3]

“The Iraqi army stationed in the north, which the U.S. spent billions of dollars training, melted away, surrendering valuable U.S.-supplied military equipment to the militants,” reported The Washington Post on August 8, 2014. [4]

The “news” all said the same: the Iraqi army had “melted away.” However something about the chorus of “melted away” didn’t ring true for Mike Whitney, in a report which I swear appeared in The New Yorker magazine but now can only find at a site called “The 4th Media.” Whitney noticed how the MSM kept reiterating the same “tedious storyline over and over again with only the slightest changes in the narrative.” Whitney began to notice this same “melted away” being used about the June 2014 Iraqi army seeming-fiasco. “So,” wrote Whitney, “I decided to thumb through the news a bit and see how many other journalists were stung by the ‘melted away’ bug. And, as it happens, there were quite a few, including Politico, NBC News, News Sentinel, Global Post, the National Interest, ABC News etc.” [5]

Whitney believed that the authors of the various “melted away” reports were “getting their talking points from a central authority.” Whatever the case, Whitney definitely believed “something fishy IS going on. The whole fable about 1,500 jihadis scaring the pants off 30,000 Iraqi security guards to the point where they threw away their rifles, changed their clothes and headed for the hills, is just not believable. I don’t know what happened in Mosul, but, I’ll tell you one thing, it wasn’t that. That story just doesn’t pass the smell test.” [5]

Then, about two weeks ago, the “melting away” happened again! An investigation is underway into who ordered Iraqi troops to withdraw from Ramadi, letting ISIS take the city last month, reported CNN. It is charged that Iraqi troops were ordered by their military commanders to “melt away”. [6]

Back in 2013, on or about September 4th, Secretary of State John Kerry revealed during a hearing in the House of Representatives that countries in the Arab world had offered to foot the entire bill for a U.S. military mission that destroyed the Bashar al-Assad government in Syria. Estimates of what it would cost ranged from $5 to $21 billion. Kerry declined to name the countries that had proposed paying. [7]

Sick and tired of getting our soldiers killed and injured in the Middle East, enough Americans raised their voices that the funding offer from unknown “countries in the Arab world” did not lead to American “boots on the ground” in Syria.

But what if those unknown “countries in the Arab world” decided to hire mercenaries instead? What if those mercenaries morphed into ISIS? And how do you supply ISIS with ordnance – weapons, ammunition, and related equipment? One way would be to have the Iraqi army “melt away” and abandon their supplies to the “enemy”. (Further background: U.S. Arms and Supplies ISIS, Ersjdamoo’s Blog, June 3, 2015.)

——- Sources ——-
[1] Statement by Tom Valentine, Radio Free America, October 28, 1994. http://www.whale.to/b/mullins3.html
[2] “Kurdish Land-Grab Stuns Baghdad”, by Jack Moore and Suadad Al-Salhy. Newsweek (online), January 27, 2015. Emphasis added.
[3] “Iraq faces the abyss after its military melts away”, by Martin Chulov. The Guardian (online), June 13, 2014. Emphasis added.
[4] “What led to the Islamic State’s terrifying rise”, by Ishaan Tharoor. The Washington Post (online), August 8, 2014. Emphasis added.
[5] “ISIS Fiasco: It’s Really an Attack on Iran”, by Mike Whitney. The 4th Media, June 20, 2014. http://www.4thmedia.org/2014/06/the-isis-fiasco-its-really-an-attack-on-iran/
[6] “Ramadi fell to ISIS because troops were ordered to leave, Iraq’s speaker says”, by Nick Paton Walsh. CNN, June 2, 2015.
[7] “John Kerry reveals Arab countries have offered to PAY America to carry out full-scale invasion of Syria”, by David Martosko. Daily Mail (online), September 4, 2013.

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About ersjdamoo

Editor of Conspiracy Nation, later renamed Melchizedek Communique. Close associate of the late Sherman H. Skolnick. Jack of all trades, master of none. Sagittarius, with Sagittarius rising. I'm not a bum, I'm a philosopher.
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