Thursday, July 28, 2011

Blankfort: "I've been Duffed!"

Truth Jihad Radio Mon. 7/25/11, 1-3 pm Central, American Freedom Radio (archived here.) Call-in number: (402) 237-2525 or post your questions to my Facebook page.

1-2 pm: Peymon and a surprise guest!

2-3 pm: Jeff Blankfort, who emailed me last week saying "I've been Duffed!" Jeff was referring to Gordon Duff's remarks on last week's Truth Jihad Radio, which are transcribed below. (Listen to the Duff interview here.) So I'm offering Jeff, one of the sharpest and most prolific voices in alternative journalism, the chance to reduff Duff.

First Section of Last Week's Interview with Gordon Duff (topic: Rupert Murdoch scandal, etc.)

Barrett

One of my regular radio guests, Jeff Blankfort, wrote me: "Kevin: There is no evidence that Rupert Murdoch is an Israeli citizen. There have been allegations that he was Jewish and I included him on the first list I made of Jews in the media but subsequent investigation did not bear that out so I removed him....He has been honored a number of times by Jewish groups like the ADL and he has given speeches expressing his undying love and support for Israel but I think that is more a recognition by Murdoch of Jewish power which could bring him down if he ever took a line that wasn't solidly pro-Israel."

Christopher Bollyn has an opposite opinion. He writes that Murdoch "has served his purpose: to sell the global deception of 9/11...the global Murdoch media empire was created with Rothschild funding and exists to spread Zionist propaganda among the English-speaking nations of the world. Murdoch's son James is in line to take over at the helm of their media empire, although it is quite likely that the empire will not survive very long after Rupert Murdoch passes away."

Let's see what Gordon Duff thinks. Welcome, Gordon Duff, to Truth Jihad Radio. How are you?

Duff
Hey, Kevin. You certainly went to the opposite poles there. To Mr. Israeli Spokesman himself, Blankfort...

Barrett
We're fair and balanced here! I'm the real "fair and balanced." Fox News stole it from me.

Duff
And Blankfort and I by the way...we're all in a round-robin email thing where we've been communicating - fighting, not fighting - for years. And Blankfort's a great writer...

Barrett
He is. And he's prolific. He cranks out almost as much stuff as you do.

Duff
Well, Blankfort got caught with his fingers in the cookie jar on Wikileaks. He came out as a powerful defender of Wikileaks, as independent, as an independent voice. And then Wikileaks of course turned out to be a Zionist-controlled intelligence operation, even spoken of as such by Zbigniew Brzezinski, that had one job, and that was to create some sort of validation for an attack on Iran. That's the whole Assange thing.

Barrett
Didn't work very well.

Duff
Wikileaks is dead! And Kevin...(laughing)...I killed him (Assange), nobody can bring him back -

Barrett
So you think this is a litmus-test issue? That if you have a writer like Jeff Blankfort, who I get along with fine - I think he's honest -

Duff
Jeff's a good guy.

Barrett
Yes.

Duff
And he's a good writer. But Jeff is not...he is not one of us. Jeff is extremely mainstream, a big defender of Israel, re-packaged as a freedom-loving anti-Zionist. He's a smart guy, he's nice people.

Barrett
I wish there were more "defenders of Israel" like Jeff Blankfort.

Duff
Well, he does a good job carrying water for them, pretending to be one of us. And that I sometimes resent. And then he's an angry guy.

Barrett
I'm sure he gets angry with you when you call him an agent! (laughter)

Duff
Kevin, one of these things about being...let's say, professionally trained. I have this built-in...can I say "bullshit" on the radio?

Barrett
(Imitating security alarm) NNNNNYYYYYAHHHH! Sorry folks, we've just been taken off the air, Homeland Security has prevented us from continuing this show due to Gordon's filthy mouth. (laughter)
Duff
And Blankfort and Israel Shamir totally pegged (the BS meter) into the red. Let's say they were more or less caught up in...and this one, this one is almost insanely bad. I work as a defense contractor. That's no big secret. I train intelligence personnel. Intelligence analysts. At a national level. And I've been doing this for a long time. So when I'm traveling on the nickel I get to stay in good hotels. When I'm in the UK, I'm with Special Branch. I have five, six SAS people with me all the time. These are my friends. Including people that are looking at getting in trouble on this Murdoch thing. People who are close to these guys are people I've known - and frankly, people I'm close to.

Barrett
You've got friends going to jail on this one, Gordon?

Duff
Well, here's what I'm told on this, anyway. I'm told that James Murdoch's going to jail next week. They've got an arrest warrant with his name on it sitting there right now.

Barrett
Interesting. He's the heir apparent.

Duff
And Blankfort knows. Not only that the Murdochs are the Oppenheimer family, one of the great Jewish banking families...and Bollyn...Bollyn's a great researcher. A lot of places where nobody has ever gone, Chris Bollyn has gone. He does quality work, and he doesn't have an agenda. Nobody's paying Chris! (laughter) So I have a lot of respect for Chris, and we're on the same emails, the alternative journalism people. What am I saying, YOU're on these emails!

Barrett
I'm on these same emails, Gordon, and sometimes I get more than I really need to read. (laughter)

Duff
It's like five-year-olds screaming at each other. Anyway, I know we've talked about this before, but I put up a video from Press TV with Alan Sabrosky, one of my co-editors at Veterans Today, talking about Israel and 9/11. Go to Veterans Today and watch the Alan Sabrosky interview on the Press TV show Autograph.

Barrett
It's a great interview, isn't it? My interviews with Alan are great too - I did one last week - but I'm not as good-looking as that Press TV interviewer.

Duff
That's right.

Barrett
Even the hijab can't hide that this is a very attractive person, as well as a good journalist. And I guess we shouldn't be saying sexist things like this on the air either. (security alarm sound) We've just been knocked off the air again.
Duff
Susan's a looker. Which is fine. And Alan...Alan's a fun guy. He's going through some health issues here. His injured shoulder has been off for a few days. So he did this while he was in a lot of pain, which might have shown.

Barrett
I thought it was just painful to contemplate these things (Israel doing 9/11, controlled demolition of 3000 people, millions killed in subsequent wars...) Which of course it is.

Duff
Let's go over to Murdoch. And this is my private sources here. And (laughing) we're all idiots in our own sort of way. And we've got this world built on conspiracy. And the conspiracy nuts are not in alternative media. Fox News invented crazy conspiracy. Wasn't this Rush Limbaugh thing that the First Lady had murdered Vince Foster? Strangled him, and then put a gun in his hand on a park bench?

Barrett
I always thought that was crazy. And then I learned that Mike Rivero seems to believe it.

Duff
We're not going to go into this with Mike! Mike is a fun guy also. Not everybody that we deal with...Well, who can define sane any more?

Barrett
Good question.

Duff
But let's go back to why I brought up Sabrosky. Sabrosky's mainstream. He taught at West Point. He was Director of Studies at the US Army War College for five years. Sabrosky comes out of the middle of the military-intelligence world. Two years ago - I think it's maybe three or so - Alan woke up one day - we've always talked - and said, "I've had these suspicions about 9/11. I knew something was really wrong, and I wake up one day and ask myself why haven't I been taking a strong look at it, and why haven't I done something about it?" And that means that for six years, Alan, and frankly some of the rest of us, have had our heads in the sand. Because the second it happened, a bell went off in my head, and I said, yeah, yeah, fighter jets are supposed to be shooting these planes down. I know that chain of command, I know the people on it. I know you can't turn it off. Or I didn't think you could, until I found that Rumsfeld did give himself that authority. 9/11 could not have occurred other than for him to make a series of personal orders. He and Cheney, and and and and and. And then of course I'd never heard of Building 7 for a long, long time, even as a journalist. What I did here - I got a call on 9/11. This is what I was told by a New York Police Detective, a friend of mine. He called me and said they had arrested two Israelis not on the intra-sub (?) but that they had arrested these people on the George Washington Bridge with 2,000 pounds of plastic explosives in a van. And they were leaving the vehicle. They were going to close the Bridge down.

Barrett
That's a lot of plastic explosives. That could do some very serious damage to that bridge.

Duff
It could certainly blow the roadway out of the bridge. That's about it. And they (the police) were under the impression that there were other teams (attacking) other bridges and tunnels. They said there was a group that was going to close the Lincoln Tunnel. The guys who were picked up with the explosives absolutely were Israeli citizens. And I hadn't heard about the Dancing Israelis. If you haven't heard about this, google "Dancing Israelis" and we'll save some time on that one. But there were Israeli teams, with white vans, driving around New York trying to shut down Manhattan and push Manhattan into a panic. And that one of these teams, with explosives and weapons, was arrested. And a second team was arrested filming the planes going into the World Trade Center.

Barrett
You would think that if they're going to send some planes into the World Trade Center, and then blow up those skyscrapers and blow up Building 7, you would think that would be enough. Why would they have to go around blowing up bridges and tunnels too?

Duff
With just the "19 hijackers" and the clean passport fluttering out of the sky, it just wasn't enough. They needed a full-fledged panic. They needed... People don't know when to stop. They weren't sure the country would go absolutely bonkers, that everybody would step into line. But lo and behold, everybody stepped into line. Walter Cronkite said, there is nobody out there - you and I weren't out there at the time - there is nobody out there to speak for the United States. There was no one there, as Sabrosky said, to speak for the United States when it was attacked by Israel.

Barrett
That raises the issue: Supposedly there was a meeting of some high-level military people after 9/11. What are those guys' names...there were some colonels, basically, who said they got together after 9/11, put their heads together, understood it was an inside job and probably Israel did it. Col. Donn (de Grand-Pre) was one of these people. Do you know anything about that?

Duff
Oddly enough, I'm working on a project now in one of those US allied countries where I'm training people from a couple of government agencies. So I'm going into my dinosaur crowd. And one of them was the Chief of Intelligence for NATO. And a guy that I've got in Africa right now was the FBI's head of counter-terrorism at the time (9/11/2001). And the FBI was very much on top of the fact of who was involved and what happened. They absolutely knew. And they were aware in advance, as Susan Lindauer will tell you. And I sat through this meeting about three weeks ago in a hotel room in Washington, with...uh...a group of FBI. And we got to talk about this. They're totally on board with both of us.
Barrett
That was the impression I got when I was interrogated by the FBI at Newark Airport. After I gave them my little 9/11 rap, they were all but nodding along with me.
Duff
Yeah, they're really on board. And I generally get along well with these guys. Now the Army guys are friends. But I've got a bunch of Army Intelligence guys who to this day have never heard of the USS Liberty...I think they live in a hole in the ground somewhere. (laughter) One of them is a very close friend. And we have violent personal confrontations over this, shoving matches. And this is old guy shoving matches! The equivalent of bum fights - over these issues!

Barrett
You shove him and say "look at the USS Liberty!" Then he shoves you and says "they just mistook it for an old horse transport!"

Duff
He shoves me, and I say "Wait, your shoelace is untied." Then, WHACK! (laughter)

Barrett
Seriously, he doesn't want to even look at the USS Liberty? Or he believes the cover story, that the Israelis mistook it for a horse transport that was vastly smaller, and didn't have any of those antennaes...

Duff
He believes the cover story. But it's more than that. This is someone who has met McGonagle, the Captain of the USS Liberty, more than once. Not only a Medal of Honor winner, now deceased, but who came out as the most credible individual saying this was a purposeful attack on a...well, the USS Liberty, that's another show here, something to look into.

Barrett
I've done a couple.

Duff
I'd like to encourage listeners to go out and look into it, and then kind of wise up. They're going to have to learn how to put in their own bullshit meter, so when they turn on the regular news, their eyes start going back in their heads and --

Barrett
We call it a BS meter here for the sake of the FCC. And we'll be right back...

8 comments:

  1. Thanks for having on Blankfort. In my opinion he is one of the most honest and knowledgeable people around.

    So far Duff has been exposed as a dubious character by three journalists/researchers, including Blankfort, Carolyn and Frederick Toben.

    I have exposed Bob Nichols as one of the worst and most ridiculous journalists at VT. Nichols can't tell the difference between radiation readings

    per second and per hour. He also recommended NUKING the Fukushima nuke plant in order to save the world (this guy needs more crack in his pipe).

    It is not only that Duff is sloppy, he intentionally makes things up, as Carolyn has documented in some of her radio shows.

    Thanks, Rw, Tokyo

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  2. Peace Kevin,

    I agree with anonymous above. When I listen to Duff, it always sounds like he is talking out of his a$$. Blankfort on the other hand sounds honest and reasonable. Blankfort in response to Duff makes good, logical points about Murdoch, about the USS Liberty event, about the role of PNAC in the run up to Iraq, etc...

    Just listening to the both of them, it is very clear to me who is on the ball.

    Also, I'm sure you are aware it is not good to be uncareful/sloppy in your work. You were not happy with Jonathan Kay's many errors about you. I would assume that you do unto others as they would do unto you.

    Also, when one is sloppy, people will lose their trust in you and will not give credence to your words.

    peace.

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  3. I agree with the two previous anonymi. I find Mr. Blankfort to be very insightful and a straight shooter. He's a great resource when trying to put the pieces together. He makes sense re Chomsky and acolyte Goodman, for example. His distillation, stripped of Duff Fluff, of what we know about the dancing Israelis, is an important reminder---they were caught redhanded. Good interview.

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  4. Kevin, please forward this comment to Peymon Mottadeh. Thanks!

    Peymon, your had a most informative interview with Doug Rokke on Truth Jihad Radio on Friday, July 29, 2011, but you consistently made an error in identifying the nature and source of "depleted uranium" used in DU-tipped munitions.

    You mistakenly stated that DU is obtained from highly radioactive spent nuclear reactor fuel which should properly be buried in deep nuclear waste repositories for millenia. Doug Rokke didn't correct your error.

    DU, which is widely used by the US and other NATO countries to increase the penetrating power of munitions, is NOT spent nuclear fuel from nuclear power plants, and is NOT highly radioactive!

    DU is highly chemically toxic. When DU-tipped munitions is used in combat, it burns to generate toxic uranium oxide dust which lingers in the environment, and it is easily inhaled and ingested.

    The toxic effects of the use of DU-munitions in combat is bad enough, and causes many cases of serious illness, even without considering the known adverse health effects of LOW-LEVEL radioactivity.

    Depleted uranium (DU) contains mostly LOW-LEVEL radioactive uranium 238 which has been depleted of the much more highly radioactive uranium 235 during the processing of uranium ore to extract uranium 235 which is used in nuclear bombs, and to fuel certain types of nuclear power reactors.

    So what's the radioactive health hazard of DU, since it is actually LESS radioactive than the natural mixture of uranium 235 and uranium 238 found in minerals that occur in many environments?

    (1) When DU munitions are used in combat, the depleted uranium is converted into large quantities of small particles of oxidized uranium that is easily inhaled and ingested, and passes into the blood stream and lymphatic system, and into body tissues and cells.

    (2) Uranium particles from DU munitions have a chemical affinity for the DNA molecules in the nuclei of cells. Low levels of radioactivity, too low to be detected externally once the uranium particles have become lodged among the DNA molecules of cell nuclei, damage cell DNA, and can cause severe health effects.

    (3) There is evidence that the US and NATO military, as well as Israel, may have used UNDEPLETED uranium-tipped munitions in order to disguise the tell-tale signature of depleted uranium, which is easily identified forensically by its unnaturally depleted proportion of uranium 235.

    Undepleted uranium contains the naturally occurring ratio of uranium 235 and uranium 238, i.e. it contains more of the highly radioactive uranium 235, and its small particles are therefore more radioactive, and can cause more damage to the cell DNA.

    (4) There is some evidence suggesting that even the low radioactive uranium 238 isotope acts as a converter of natural high energy cosmic gamma radiation, as well as local sources gamma radiation and x-rays, which normally passes through cells without being absorbed, into high-energy electrons similar to alpha radiation, which is much more damaging to the cell DNA.

    The aweful lesson of soldiers and civilians sickened by exposure to DU-tipped munitions, and their residues, is that chronic exposure to LOW-LEVEL radioactivity is deadly when it comes in the form of small radioactive particles that are easily inhaled or ingested.

    This lesson applies to accurately assessing the public health risks of nuclear power plant malfunctions such as the damaged nuclear reactor plants at Fukushima Daiichi.

    My source for this information is Low Level Radiation Campaign website edited by Dr. Chris Busby: http://www.llrc.org/du/dupage.htm

    Sincerely,
    Douglas Ralph Zork

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  5. Duff is not ' one of us ' and many people already know it.

    He's very entertaining but he is a bullshit artist.

    I'm a fan of your work Kevin but I must say, you sound very naive when attempting to defend the disinfo of Duff.

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  6. I disagree with most of the "so and so is disinfo" accusations that get hurled around, including this one...especially this one.

    Duff's approach to alternative media - inclusiveness, entertainment value, and (yes) a certain amount of recklessness - is a pretty good formula for building up an audience and getting the word out.

    Some people in the 9/11 truth community have reacted to the predictable ad hominem attacks by becoming hyper-careful, hyper-serious, hyper-conservative, hyper-scientific, hyper-defensive...and in some cases, downright boring. No wonder so many people would rather watch Fox or listen to Alex Jones or read Gordon Duff.

    Of course he's obviously wrong about Blankfort. But Duff's goofy accusation did give me an excuse to bring Jeff on the show and put out another great hour of radio! Nothing wrong with that.

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  7. Okay Kevin, you accept Mr. Duff's junk logic for why he talks shit and spreads disinfo but I have not. It's funny that one of his arguments is that " the other side does this stuff " but hey, isn't that what people are sick of? Isn't that why they are coming to sites like yours and others in the alternative media in increasing numbers, because theyre sick of " the other side " and their ways?

    I had to laugh at his statement about how Murdoch claimed " I'm not jewish ", yet according to Gordon's logic, this merely proves that he is in fact an orthodox jew. As Blankfort said, the jewish press loves to talk about powerful jews and if Murdoch was attending synagogues, as Duff claims his friend told him, it would be well written about in the jewish press yet there is nothing about it.

    He also claims he proved Wikileaks was an Israeli operation when he did no such thing. I imagine his large ego is what makes him such an attractive proposition for his handlers. lmao

    I found Duff's comment " I'm pretty sure the CIA thinks they are running VT " verrrrrrry illuminating. Why exactly does he think such a thing?

    He talks about Assange's non-existant relationship with Manning while it seems the two have never met. Oh silly me, this is about entertainment value, I forgot.

    Now I see that Ken o Keefe is coming under attack just like Steve Jones has been increasingly coming under attack. The game is changing, israel is becomming much more pro-active in the field of information warfare, as if they weren't already bad enough.

    I've had my suspicions about him ever since his pimping of Khalezov. He is connected to the same clique which is now promoting DEW while at the same time, promoting the mini-nuke idea. This is the cognitive infiltration Sunstein spoke of.

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  8. This lame argument of yours doesn't fly, Kevin. You don't like "disinfo accusations?" You're aware of how much disinfo is embedded in the 9/11 Truth movement, are you not? Governments being what they are, disinfo is rampant. But you say you don't like the word if it's used against your friend Duff.

    Annonymous above said you "sound" very naive, he didn't say you were naive. So what other reasons could there be for you to defend Duff the way you do? Four out of five of your comments here are anti-Duff, meaning you're not fooling anyone.

    You called Duff goofy, wrong, reckless but, somehow and at the same time, that's a "good formula for getting the word out." What word? Why didn't you question Duff on your program of 7-18-11 about his claim that an on-duty police detective called him on the morning of 9-11-01 to tell him about an arrest of two Israelis with 2000 lbs. of explosives in a van on the George Washington Bridge?? An obvious falsehood that a 9/11 expert like you can detect. Yet you let it pass, something I don't think you would do for anyone else.

    Duff uses you, Kevin, and you let him. Why? People are really seeing through him, so when his reputation goes, perhaps yours will also.

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