NY Times Attacks Ron Paul For Living in the Real World
Gingrich-linked smear specialist Kirchick labels Paul “paranoid conspiracy theorist” for discussing manifestly provable issues
Paul Joseph Watson
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Gingrich-linked smear specialist James Kirchick is presumably nonplussed that his attempt to regurgitate the 15-year-old debunked non-story of Ron Paul’s ‘racist’ newsletters has had absolutely no effect on the polls, but he is forging ahead anyway with further attacks, this time in the form of a New York Times editorial that labels Paul a “paranoid conspiracy theorist” for discussing manifestly provable issues.
As we previously documented in our response to Kirchick’s regurgitation of a story he originally pushed four years ago, the New Republic writer is an apologist for Newt Gingrich and other neo-cons of his ilk.
Kirchick is a proud neo-con who serves as a fellow with the Foundation for Defense of Democracies in Washington, an influential neo-conservative collective funded by numerous noted billionaires. The group’s list of “distinguished advisors” includes former CIA and FBI heads. The group is virtually a lobbying front for the state of Israel, which explains perfectly why Kirchick is so upset with Paul, who has promised to put a stop to the billions in foreign aid the United States sends to Israel every year.
Sitting on the group’s Leadership Council is none other than Newt Gingrich, one of Ron Paul’s main rivals in the Republican primary. Given that association, it’s unsurprising that Kirchick has chosen to dredge up a series of debunked smears at this key time in the election cycle, with Gingrich’s campaign now imploding and Ron Paul’s popularity surging.
Kirchick’s latest New York Times hit piece moves on from the ineffectual “racist” smear (Ron Paul’s new campaign ad documents how Paul “came to the rescue” of a black man who faced prejudice for having a baby with a white woman back in the 1970′s), and instead switches to smearing Paul as a “conspiracy theorist” who advocates using violence against the government with no proof whatsoever.
Kirchick’s three major issues he cites to claim Paul is living in a fantasy world are all documented facts which only the most naive or agenda-driven observer could dismiss as “conspiracy theories”.
Linking to an Infowars.com article concerning Paul’s recent appearance on the Alex Jones Show, Kirchick highlights Paul’s assertion “that the Iranian plot to kill the Saudi ambassador on United States soil was a “propaganda stunt” perpetrated by the Obama administration.”
Far from being a deluded conspiracy theory voiced by Paul alone, this assertion was first made by retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Shaffer, whose source for making the claim was an FBI insider.
Indeed, far from being an out-there conspiracy theory, the New York Times itself entertained the notion that the incident was potentially a propaganda stunt, reporting how the dubious nature of the plot caused “a wave of puzzlement and skepticism from some foreign leaders and outside experts.”
Kirchick’s next example of how Ron Paul dabbles in ‘paranoid conspiracy theories’ is his assertion that individuals who become members of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Trilateral Commission “usually end up in positions of power”.
Far from being a “conspiracy theory,” this is again a manifestly provable fact.
As World Net Daily documents, every single presidential run-off since 1960 has included one if not two candidates who were members of the CFR, the Trilateral Commission, or both organizations.
To deny that members of the CFR and the Trilateral Commission routinely go on to occupy positions of power is like arguing that attendees of top law schools don’t routinely go on to become lawyers.
Kirchick’s third example of Ron Paul’s penchant for “paranoid conspiracy theories” is Paul’s acknowledgement of the threat posed to national sovereignty by the North American Union and the NAFTA Superhighway.
Again, to claim that the NAU and the NAFTA Superhighway are baseless conspiracy theories is like claiming that the G20 doesnt exist or that the World Trade Organization is a figment of the imagination.
Even as the Security and Prosperity Partnership, or SPP meetings, openly declared the agenda to set up a North American Union with a NAFTA Superhighway back in 2005, the establishment press pretended the whole issue was non-existent, and Ron Paul was attacked for even mentioning it during the 2007/2008 presidential campaign.
The mission to create a North American Union was also discussed in September 2006 during a closed-door meeting of high-level government and business leaders in Banff, Canada.
Earlier this year, a Wikileaks cable confirmed that the agenda to merge the United States, Canada and Mexico into an integrated North American Union has been ongoing for years.
“The cable, released through the WikiLeaks website and apparently written Jan. 28, 2005, discusses some of the obstacles surrounding the merger of the economies of Canada, the United States and Mexico in a fashion similar to the European Union,” reported the National Post.
Every issue Kirchick cites as a ‘paranoid conspiracy theory’ embraced by Ron Paul is in reality vehemently documented and manifestly provable as a concrete fact.
This is Ron Paul’s world – the world of reality and facts – not the world of Kirchick and other anti-Paul attack dogs who are so desperate to denigrate the Texan Congressman’s presidential campaign that they will openly lie to their readers by denying the blindingly obvious – and the New York Times will rush to print such garbage without battering an eyelid.