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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Conspiracy theories? No one does it better than West’s elite

My new piece for OpEdge on the biggest conspiracy theorists of them all.

For a long time elite establishment gatekeepers in the West have scoffed at that those who claim Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was poisoned. As to those who claimed he was poisoned by Israel - well-of course they're crazy conspiracy theorists!

Yet these same people who ridiculed the idea of Arafat’s poisoning are, by and large, the same people who assert, without any shadow of a doubt, that the murdered spy Aleksandr Litvinenko was poisoned by the Russian authorities in London in 2006.

Now we still don't know for sure that Arafat was poisoned, or that Israel was responsible, but after last week’s news that Swiss scientists have found levels of polonium-210 18 times higher than normal in his exhumed body, it is much harder for these elite gatekeepers to haughtily dismiss as ‘cranks’ those who maintain that Arafat was murdered.

What the Litvinenko and Arafat cases show us is that there are officially 'approved' conspiracy theories and those which do not receive official approval. 

You can read the whole of the piece here.


Undergroundman said...

I've lost account of the times I have been smeared as a "conspiracy theorist" for mentioning the central role of oil in the decision to invade Iraq in 2003 and the geopolitical significance of gas pipelines in both the Afghanistan war and the will to contend battle over who controls Syria. I've written extensively on Syria and Afghanistan in this respect. A number of scholars such as Michael T Klare also mention the geopolitical realities as regards energy that are routinely screened out of perception in the mainstream media when dealing with what are essentially conflicts over resources.

Anonymous said...

As Tony Benn has said many times: "In politics you have to say what you mean and mean what you say and let people make up their minds."

The unexpurgated Neil Clark is now finally emerging in RT Op-Edge once a week. Great news and what an excellent match!

Clothcap said...

Neil, decent article, one quibble, you said
"even though we still don‘t know for sure who was responsible."
Check this out -

Who attacked Ghouta with chemical weapons? – the opposition forces