Saturday, June 10, 2006

Conspiracy Theorists: The Lunatics Are Among Us.

Is it just me or in the past thirty years or so have there been a proliferation of certain groups of people(wackjobs,nutballs,fruitcakes-insert your own descriptive noun in here) who believe in their heart of hearts in a large scale governmental conspiracy? The trend towards belief in governmental conspiracies started with the assassination of President John Kennedy and through the ensuing years has encompassed events such as The Bombing of Pearl Harbor right up to the horrors of the attacks on the Twin Towers on 9/11.

Now, these poor,deluded bunch of halfwits are out in cyberspace claiming that the death of Al-Zarqawi,that soulless, murdering, self righteous, religious zealot , was another link in the chain of the U.S governments involvement in the attacks on 9/11. That's right, they have so called proof that Al-Zarqawi was a (get a load of this) CIA operative as well as the 9/11 suicide pilots.And even Osama Bin-Laden is on the CIA's payroll as well.(If this is true,I wonder if Bin-Laden has any taxes taken out of his weekly paycheck.? Does he file taxes at the end of the year? The mind boggles.)

The conspiracy theorists warped and convoluted logic has them convinced that the U.S government orchestrated the attack on the Twin Towers in order to: (a.) Get it's greedy little hands on Iran's much desired oil supply. (b.) Start a war with Iran. Oh, the plot gets even thicker: President Bush deliberately lied about imagined weapons of mass destruction in order to invade Iran, take it over and steal that countries oil.

Well, I'm going to gladly throw a few large flies into their rancid ointment. First off, if we went to war with Iran because of oil, why has the price of gas jumped to $3.00 a gallon? Since we invaded that country and effectively kicked Saddam Hussain's ass to the curb,gas should be dirt cheap for us Americans. After all, we went there to steal that countries oil, so the spoils of war belong to the victor! But the price at the pump sure hasn't gone down.

Second, I'll bet the last dollar in my pocket our government would not be so coldbloodly conniving,so dastardly as to deliberately plan the destruction of the World Trade Center causing the deaths of thousands of innocent people while seriously damaging the economy of New York City, not to mention the rest of the country.

Alas, these rebels without a clue preach their gospel of conspiracy with a smug, self assured zeal. These are the kind of folks that see black helicopters flying sinisterly through the night sky. And I know a couple of people(one is a good friend of mine) who buy into this conspiracy theory when they should know better.

Sure, there was a time when I myself believed in government conspiracies and cover ups. But,as I've learned more information about certain subjects,the less I'm inclined to automatically jump on to the latest conspiracy theory bandwagon. Now, while I believe there was a conspiracy involving the assassination of John Kennedy by Lee Harvey Oswald and others , I'm not longer of the opinion that the attack on Pearl Harbor was known in advance by the U.S government and that they allowed the tragedy to occur so they could declare war on Japan, thus giving our country a reason to officially enter World War II.

Look, the conspiracy theorists will always see what they want to see;even if shown evidence to the contrary. They'll wear blinders, immune to the real truth, so they can continue spouting their brand of illogical paranoia through the internet and at public gatherings, as well as publishing moronic, half baked, paranoia inducing books on their favorite subject: Government Conspiracies. Whether or not you believe them in the end, is entirely up to you.

Friday, June 09, 2006

Good News, America. Al-Zarqawi is Dead.

This week,on Wednesday June 7,2006 Osama Bin-Laden's second in command, Al-Zarqawi, that execrable excuse for a human being, was killed during a U.S air strike at a safe house.(guess the house wasn't really that safe,huh?)Also killed in the bombing was his spiritual advisor(big joke there), who by his lack of compassion or feelings for those not of his religion,wasn't very spiritual to begin with. Another al-Quada towel head,Abu al-Masri is supposed to take the reins of this pack of murdering,unmerciful savages in Iraq.

Al-Zarqawi,known among his followers as "The Slaughtering Sheik" is believed to have been the man who beheaded American hostages Nicholas Berg and Eugene Armstrong in two particularly horrible video tapes in which the captors chanted,"God is Great!" before brutally dismembering their innocent prisoners. In their black hearts, these animals actually believe this is a Holy War and that they are the good guys.

Hey you wretched al-Quaida bastards,I've got a big,unpleasant reality for all of you to face. When you die,and I'm hoping that day'll come real soon, you ain't making it to Heaven. More than likely you'll all be roasting in Hell. They'll be no 73 virgins waiting for you to cuddle up with-more like 73 demons to torment you for all eternity. God does not condone the heinous behavior of brutal killers,no matter how many times or how loudly you invoke his name.

The thing that confounds me the most about Al-Zarqawi is that his followers consider him to be a hero.Yes,you heard that right-a hero.Oh well, there's no accounting for taste.Or poor judgement for that matter.

So the al-Quada has been dealt a serious blow via two 500 pound bombs. And while I would've been deliriously happy if Osama Bin Laden had been in that house along with his best buddy Al-Zarqawi(seeing a photo of both of their corpses plastered all over every American newspaper would've warmed my heart),I'm willing to wait. Because we'll eventually get Bin Laden. Maybe not anytime soon, but our forces are currently searching for him and they are determined to capture Bin Laden dead or alive(though I must confess, I lean more toward the dead side of the list myself). Hey Binny,you twisted psychopath, better start looking over your shoulder, 'cause we're coming for you. It's only a matter of time.