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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Liberal candidate Leslie Hughes: 9/11 Truther?

Remember Jack Layton talking about his pal, Barry Zwicker? Zwicker is the "leader" of the Canadian 9/11 "Truth" group. And remember who broke that story? (No, it wasn't the Western Standard, although we have been digging into stories like this for a while). It was Liberal blogger Jason Cherniak.

Cherniak made a really big deal about Jack Layton's ties to the Truth groups. And now it turns out that Kildonian-St. Paul Liberal candidate Leslie Hughes is a super-duper-truther.

From Dawg's Blawg:

Here's Lesley Hughes, running for the Liberals in Kildonan-St.Paul, on the 9/11 attacks:

"German Intelligence (BND) claims to have warned the U.S. last June, the Israeli Mossad and Russian Intelligence in August. Israeli businesses, which had offices in the Towers, vacated the premises a week before the attacks, breaking their lease to do it. About 3000 Americans working there were not so lucky."

I await Cherniak's denunciation of the Liberal Party for running one of those Troofer anti-Semites he's been going on about.

And here's Jay Currie, who often appears on the Al & Mike Show, part of the Western Standard radio network:

"(I have been trying to reach Ms. Hughes campaign office for confirmation…line’s busy.)

Update: Reached the Campaign Office and spoke to the very pleasant campaign manager, Selina Bieber. They are aware of the story…the Globe and Mail had called. they are trying to verify it. I left my number and said I’d be happy to talk to the candidate.)

Update II Smoking Gun! At the lovely “Canada Wants the Truth Blog” from 2007 “Barrie Zwicker and Lesley Hughes to speak Thursday September 6th, Winnipeg MB Canada

Thursday on the 3rd floor of Mondragon (91 Albert street.) for 7:30 PM, featuring Author, Media Critic Barrie Zwicker & Fromer CBC jounalist, Editor of Canadian Dimension (www.canadiandimension.com) Leslie Hughes will be discussing 9/11.”

Hey, isn’t Barry Zwicker Smilin Jack’s Troother pal??

Update III And here is a report of Ms. Hughes as a panelist at a Troother event."

Here, meanwhile, is The Black Rod:

And speaking of unreported stories---what about that coverup of the 911 bombings of the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon.

Now that's an unreported story -- according to a well-known Liberal candidate.

Lesley Hughes, step right up. Yes. Former CBC radio host Lesley Hughes. Now running against Conservative Joy Smith in Kildonan-St.Paul.

She's a 9-11 Truther.

She was upfront about her views in a 2002 column headlined Get The Truth. You know, the one where she wrote how the Jews with offices in the World Trade Towers got advance warning of the terrorists attacks. Yeah, that one.

And from that "Get the Truth" article:

Truth may have been the casualty of war in former ages, but this war is different. While major media busy themselves waving flags, a global network of independent journalists, who have no interests to protect, no secrets to hide, are tracking and documenting its development on a daily basis.

Among the best: the Web site The Emperor's New Clothes (www.tenc.net) and Mike Ruppert, editor and publisher of From the Wilderness newsletter out of California (www.copvcia.com) .

Using and sharing only published and sourced news stories from world media, and official documents of various governments either leaked or available under freedom of information acts, these journalists have assembled a disturbing picture, which suggests CIA foreknowledge and complicity of highly placed officials in the U.S. government around the attacks on the World Trade Center Sept. 11.

Bottom line: That's the story of this election. It isn't any actual political issue like, say, free speech and expression, or whether or not we should legalize marijuana, but this--the candidates embarrassed and sometimes forced to resign for what look like past "indiscretions."

Google is the enemy. If you want a political career, don't blog or say or do anything that can be accessed somehow via a Google search.

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"Every politician, every member of the clerical profession,
ought to incur the reasonable suspicion of being an interested supporter of false doctrines, who becomes angry at opposition,and endeavors to cast an odium on free inquiry.
Fraud and falsehood only dread examination. Truth invites it."
-- Thomas Cooper
(1759-1839)
Source: Liberty of the Press, 1830

Posted by: JC | 2008-09-25 3:45:48 PM


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6kZXIszkcA&feature=related

Bill Clinton thinks it was an inside job.

Posted by: The Stig | 2008-09-25 4:24:34 PM


Libertarian Party's got 'em too, fellas.

Wow, Thomas Cooper thinks it was an inside job? You're a nut, JC, no matter how smart you try to sound.

Posted by: no twoof for you | 2008-09-25 4:42:07 PM


Wow, Thomas Cooper thinks it was an inside job? You're a nut, JC, no matter how smart you try to sound.

Posted by: no twoof for you | 25-Sep-08 4:42:07 PM

Thomas Cooper died in 1839 doorknob. Its merely reflective food for thought...something you're obviously incapable of. Enjoy your anthill mentality though, its your right.

Posted by: JC | 2008-09-25 4:46:47 PM


Every party's got 'em, folks. There are probably moon landing deniers out there, too, they're just a lot less interesting.

Posted by: Janet | 2008-09-25 5:27:13 PM


Thanks for the heads up. She's definitely got my vote now.

Posted by: Yossarian | 2008-09-25 5:37:10 PM


Reference for the Bill Clinton smear?

Posted by: Dr.Dawg | 2008-09-25 6:13:27 PM


Dr. Dawg,

It came from Stig. Please disregard. Clinton has not, to the best of my knowledge, alleged that this was an inside job.

Posted by: h2o273kk9 | 2008-09-25 6:39:28 PM


Reference for the Bill Clinton smear?
Posted by: Dr.Dawg | 25-Sep-08 6:13:27 PM

Check out the link I posted to youtube. It's a joke you humourless twat.

Posted by: The Stig | 2008-09-25 6:49:03 PM


h2o: Chretien did!

Posted by: Zebulon Pike | 2008-09-25 6:53:04 PM


http://www.nationalpost.com/home/story.html?id=758F9920-A876-4A04-85AF-5B93736230F1

Posted by: Zebulon Pike | 2008-09-25 7:05:18 PM


Stig,
" It's a joke you humourless twat."

You need better material. When I start siding with Dr. Dawg, you know you have reached a new low.

Posted by: h2o273kk9 | 2008-09-25 7:38:14 PM


Zeb

"h2o: Chretien did!"

Wouldn't surprise me in the least. This is the guy who authorized 2 attacks on foreign nations. Coincidentally, the same number as Bush. At least Bush had the excuse he was defending his nation. What's Chretien's excuse?

Posted by: h2o273kk9 | 2008-09-25 7:40:36 PM


You need better material. When I start siding with Dr. Dawg, you know you have reached a new low.
Posted by: h2o273kk9 | 25-Sep-08 7:38:14 PM

Bwahahahaha. I guess you're not feeling scared living in Ottawa anymore. Sounds like you finally get around to reading the self-defense instruction booklet that came with your Hai Karate aftershave.

Posted by: The Stig | 2008-09-25 8:12:45 PM


h20: which two countries? Serbia and Afghanistan? The latter had full UN backing so it's appropriate. However, Chretien urged Trudeau to invade Quebec in 1970 and attack Alberta in 1980. He was minister of justice in 1980, making his role crucial in the formation of the NEP. If only we had acted in 1984 to bring the ringleaders to justice.

Posted by: Zebulon Pike | 2008-09-25 8:37:33 PM


Zeb,
Yep. Serbia and Afghanistan. Chretien is a war-monger. He bombs countries that did not attack him. Isn't that the charge against Bush? Harper?

Posted by: h2o273kk9 | 2008-09-25 9:10:49 PM


Stig,
What are you talking about? Living in Ottawa? Hai Karate?

Watching too many twoofer films got your perceptions scrambled?

What's next? Accusations that I'm a right-winger?

Posted by: h2o273kk9 | 2008-09-25 9:14:17 PM


Afghanistan was legit since the Taliban harbored the terrorists who attacked an allied country.

Posted by: Zebulon Pike | 2008-09-25 9:25:40 PM


Put aside the personal sniping folks. Even though she did not come out and repeat the truther mantra'IT WAS AN INSIDE JOB',she did say that there was advance knowledge which is the same thing. She should be gone and never allowed near children again,let alone run for office. Truthers are traitors. They want the canadian soldier fighting next to an American to doubt the fellow.It would make them so happy if our soldiers started fighting the true enemy"EVIL AMERICA"and plugged a few of the evil 'Bushhitlers'. What we need to keep the 'truthers'occupied is an updated game of Dungeons and Dragons. Hopefully most of them would perish in the heating ducts of our universities.

Posted by: wallyj | 2008-09-25 11:44:14 PM


False flag attacks are not exactly new. What puts 9/11 into a league of its own is the scope of it and the stakes involved. Those stakes, quite simply, are Peak Oil and the aftermath of Post-Peak Oil. Within that context, the visibile policies, philosophies, etc. that up for grabs in the Canadian federal election are relegated to pedestrian twaddle.

Posted by: Sebastian Ronin | 2008-09-25 11:47:42 PM


Truthers are traitors. They want the canadian soldier fighting next to an American to doubt the fellow
Posted by: wallyj | 25-Sep-08 11:44:14 PM

That's a HUGE assumption.Its possible to support the troops by not wanting to see them "used" in a senseless, baseless foreign intervention. And believeing whatever an evil and corrupt government tells you to believe isn't "patriotic", its gullible and loyalist.
People really should do their homework based on more than CNN and Fox propoganda. It a patriots duty to keep the government in check...not just be one of its "minions".
There are literally hundreds of reasons to at least doubt what the official story contains.
(follow the money)

Posted by: JC | 2008-09-26 6:00:00 AM


Lesly : I forgot to say that you are wonderfull.

As I write these words I see a USA train passing 1000 ft from my home, he crosses the Km 22 sign where the tracks belong to the USA from here (a mere 45 Km from Montreal) up to Maine.

Try dialing *666 (the number of the Beast as said in the Bible) on your cell ! Try it !

I want to say that the hard work in faith is believing the crazy part of the Bible, the ugly part. That part is identical t6o The Protocols of Zion = 2008 = Bible.

Posted by: Michel Lauzon | 2008-09-26 1:56:24 PM


Larry Silverstein, who made billions from the destruction of the Twin Towers, stated on PBS that he instigated the "pulling" of the third building that collapsed on 9/11, WTC7. How could this have been done immediately unless the building was prepped for controlled demolition?

Somebody please explain!

Posted by: bob klinck | 2008-09-27 12:39:00 PM


I can not believe how so many people go bubbledee over thoughts and words that are contrary to their own. It is bizzare that people are so strange and reactionary.

Imagine your reactions to the assersion that Saddam Hussain HAD weapons of mass destruction. Oh, but I saw the satellite photos, the mobile transportation trucks used, to fool the UN Inspectors, what a horrific dictator. Afterall, I saw it on every reputable Television station. It was reported by men in high level positions in the White House, top Military Brass and the President himself. Oh, it is all true I saw it with my very own eyes.

You would have to be a basement dwelling, screwy, Star Trek Watching, Flat Earth type to think the Fine Upstanding US Government and our most honorable and trust worthy media would conspire. To tell falsehoods about Weapons of Mass Destruction in Iraqi - how absurd! Do you know how many people have lost their lives? Millions! Besides, it's not like the US Military went alone. It would mean all the Governments in the Western World would have told all of thier populations lies as a means of a unjust War as well! All of the MEDIA - that alone is looney!

Yet, we all know WMD's is and was a LIE! Oh, 9/11 is so absurd... Give me a break. Best keep your nose where it is... you might loose your place in the herd!

Posted by: bean | 2008-09-27 7:13:20 PM


Hey she didnt say anything ohter than what was reproted in mainstream media, but I guess if you say anything about Israel thats not a compliment, your fired and muzzled...

Isreal is a nation state judaism is a state of mind, noth the same folks, the UN created Israel not God..I wish these canadian politicians would stand up for canada and not just poor little defencless Israel with its 300 nukes.

Posted by: Andy | 2008-09-28 11:06:41 AM


SHE CAN SAY WHAT SHE WANTS!
"I am a Canadian,
free to speak without fear,
free to worship in my own way,
free to stand for what I think right,
free to oppose what I believe wrong, or
free to choose those who shall govern my country.
This heritage of freedom I pledge to uphold for myself and all mankind."

Quote by: John G. Diefenbaker
(1895-1979) Prime Minister of Canada

Posted by: raUL | 2008-09-28 11:08:27 AM


"Bob Klinck", why would someone trying to pull off an insurance fraud admit on national TV that he was pulling an insurance fraud?

But what did he actually say?

"I remember getting a call from the fire department commander, telling me that they were not sure they were gonna be able to contain the fire, and I said, 'We've had such terrible loss of life, maybe the smartest thing to do is pull it.' And they made that decision to pull and then we watched the building collapse."

So who's "they", Bob? I'll tell you - it's the FDNY. Are you accusing them of being "in on it"?

And, no, Silverstein did not make any money off the insurance payout - he rebuilt, and suffered a financial loss in the process.

Can't you kooks at least get your facts straight?

Posted by: no twoof for you | 2008-09-28 1:28:39 PM


SHE CAN SAY WHAT SHE WANTS!
"I am a Canadian,
free to speak without fear,
free to worship in my own way,
free to stand for what I think right,
free to oppose what I believe wrong, or
free to choose those who shall govern my country.
This heritage of freedom I pledge to uphold for myself and all mankind."

Quote by: John G. Diefenbaker
(1895-1979) Prime Minister of Canada

Posted by: raUL | 28-Sep-08 11:08:27 AM

agreed. the conservatives and liberals should both be on the line for this. what is the matter with asking questions? freedom of speech? i dont know what happened september 11th, i was not there. to treat a canadian like this because she thinks something is fishy, puts my freedom at risk. the conservatives and liberals put my freedom at risk.

Posted by: krista zoobkoff | 2008-09-28 2:45:58 PM


I agree with fellow libertarians, JC and Krista. Just posted on this subject at my own blog.

Posted by: Alan Mercer | 2008-09-28 5:41:09 PM


The cracking down on dissent within the mainstream parties is significant on a number of levels. It flies in the face of free speech. It seems its being used to cast a shroud over openess in government. But most significantly, it completely debauches the idea that we have any actual representaion by our elected MP's. They are there to tow the party line, and that's all. Its definately time for change. Time to clean house.

Posted by: JC | 2008-09-28 6:08:24 PM


WWW.AARONJAMESSTORY.COM- WE ARE CANADIANS ATTACKED in the United States and placed through Extrajudicial (illegal/covert) persecution and ongoing threats and attempts upon our LIVES- B/C OF BUSH/MCCAIN AIPEC U.S. FALSE WAR ON TERROR PERSECUTION/ DEATH MACHINE-

Let us not confuse Israeli government with Israeli people-Lesley was making a statement upon government corruptions not anti-semetism.
FALSE WAR ON TERROR: Weapons of Mass Destruction NEVER FOUND. Afghanistan President
U.S.A. & Khalid Karzai an AIPEC Israeli affiliate /former senior economic advisor to UNOCAL largest Oil company in Afghanistan- I.M.F (International Monetary Fund) reaps oil of the carnage and massacre of the Afghan and Iraqi people sells it at 1000% profit margin to the North American gas companies who sell it at profit to the consumer at the gas pump. Blood Diamonds and Blood Oil.
Production of Poppy seeds in Afghanistan is the basis for opium production.
The U.S. economy is based on three main facets: Drugs, Oil and War. The false war on terror is a war for the CONTROL of drugs and related manufacture, the profiteering upon the sale of military goods and munitions and the profiteering off of oil reaped in the blood of the oppressed!
The U.S backing of Georgia is a parity to the Palestinian persecution by the Israeli *Government.
Ossetia being the parity to Palestine -the Georgian president is an Israeli AIPEC affiliate Cheney's oil pipeline and the U.S economy has interests in all of these areas. Drug/Blood/Oil money. Detestable!

MY MOTHER AND I SUFFER I BLOG FROM BEHIND A BARRICADED DOOR MY FAMILY IS TERRORIZED-
MEDIA AND GOVERNMENT-AND DION-CONTINUE TO CENSOR OUR ORDEAL. Lesley tried to give public notice to our account- National Post Globe and Mail and others HAVE CENSORED- WE SP0KE TO DION IN WINNIPEG AT THEIR LIBERAL CONVENTION-he and his senior executive advisor Jean Luca Cairo promised us assistance-THEY LIED http://www.indymedia.org/nl/2007/12/897586.shtml
Now 14 ATTEMPTS UPON OUR LIVES LATER we have been turned away by government To contact my mother and I e:[email protected], ph: 204 296 6496; 204 509 1944

Posted by: Jim | 2008-09-28 8:59:33 PM



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