As noted by the blogger Xymphora -- upon reading a post on the Smirking Chimp site -- Judicial Watch, the organization responsible for filing a FOIA request and thus bringing us earlier this week the eminently ignorable Pentagon crash video, is hooked up with Richard Mellon Scaife, billionaire bankroller of fascist neocon outfits such the American Enterprise Institute, the Hoover Institution, and the Marxist turned neocon David Horowitz's various smear operations.
Judicial Watch was created to harass and snap at the heels of Bill Clinton, a favorite pastime for the likes of Scaife and the lunatic Republican fringe now in control of Congress. "Judicial Watch, which recently released video supposedly showing a plane hitting the Pentagon, is essentially a tool of Richard Mellon Scaife, who has given 8.5 million dollars, at least, to support this organization. Though officially a watchdog group, Judicial Watch got its start by filing over 50 nuisance lawsuits against the Clintons," the post on Smirking Chimp explains.
Regardless of the fact the latest video—so rapturously embraced by the corporate media as evidence to put the "conspiracy theorists" out to pasture -- is a less than worthless distraction, the connection between Judicial Watch and Scaife, who is a documented CIA asset, puts the whole affair in context.
"In 2002, Judicial Watch received $1.1 million from The Carthage Foundation and a further $400,000 from The Sarah Scaife Foundation. The year before the Scaife Foundation had given $1.35 million and Carthage $500,000," reports SourceWatch. "In all, between 1997 and 2002, Judicial Watch received $7,069,500 (unadjusted for inflation) in 19 grants from a handful of foundations.... The bulk of this funding came from just three foundations ... the Sarah Scaife Foundation, The Carthage Foundation and the John M. Olin Foundation, Inc."
Moreover, Judicial Watch, according to David Corn on his Klayman Watch blog (Larry Klayman is a trade lawyer heading up Judicial Watch), is connected to Richard Viguerie, "the direct-mail titan" of the neocon movement. In short, Judicial Watch is nothing less than a shill for neocons, who have a vested interest -- lest the truth emerge and they be arrested and prosecuted for treason and murder—in promoting the nine eleven fairy tale and discrediting researchers interested in getting at the truth.
As noted here previously, Scaife is connected to the CIA. "In 1973, he became the owner of Kern House Enterprises, a U.S.-registered company," writes the Columbia Journalism Review. "Kern House ran Forum World Features, a London-based news agency that supplied feature material to a large number of papers around the world, including at one time about thirty in the U.S. Scaife abruptly closed down Forum in 1975, shortly before Time Out, a British weekly, published a purported 1968 CIA memorandum, addressed to then-director Richard Helms, which described Forum as a CIA-sponsored operation providing 'a significant means to counter Communist propaganda.' The Forum-CIA tie, which lasted into the seventies, has been confirmed by various British and American publications over the years, and it was confirmed independently by a source in connection with this article."
It now appears Scaife is providing "significant means" to counter and minimize the nine eleven truth movement, an urgent task as increasing numbers of Americans are beginning to question the official Brothers Grimm version of events.
Of course, even without Judicial Watch's connection to Scaife, and Scaife's connection to the CIA and the neocons, the Pentagon video, probably better called the nose cone (or con) blob ruse, is an obvious and entirely ineffectual attempt to derail the truth movement. If anything, the latest video, released after nearly five years, is simply more evidence the government is obfuscating the truth and enlisting the likes of Scaife and his minions in an ill-conceived effort to throw us off track.
Finally, if you doubt the government has fabricated bogus (and wholly sloppy) evidence, simply compare the blob video still supposedly showing the nose cone of Flight 77 with this photo of a real United Airline plane. Question: what the heck happened to the paint stripe on Flight 77 in the Pentagon video? I guess we are supposed to believe that not only did Osama's cave-dwellers miraculously defy the laws on physics on nine eleven, they also removed the paint from the plane before crashing it into the Pentagon.