At this point, the “Van Jones is a radical” pile-on seems almost academic. Unless the administration is entirely inept, Barack Obama’s Green Jobs Czar will clearly no longer be part of the equally-radical-but-better-at-hiding-it failed Obama administration at some point this weekend.
The only real question that remains is whether the administration will be able to successfully claim ignorance about Jones’ radical beliefs the way Obama was able claim ignorance about his other buddies like Reverend Wright and Bill Ayers during the election campaign.
Any claims that the Obama administration was unaware of Jones’ radical beliefs should be easy to debunk: Top Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett is on video saying “we were so delighted to recruit [Jones] into the White House, we’ve been watching him for…as long as he’s been active out in Oakland in all the ways, that he has, creative ideas that he has.”
“Creative ideas” indeed.
Amanda Carpenter reports that Jones’ name appears on a 2006 petition hosted by Revolution, a newspaper that self-describes as “the voice of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA.”
The petition was created by a group called the October 22nd Coalition that seeks to “meet the intensifying nationwide epidemic of police brutality with resistance on the national level” and says it works with the International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu Jamal.Other groups and individuals signing the petition include: Act Now to Stop War and End Racism, Freedom Socialist Party of San Francisco, International Socialist Organization of San Francisco, Justice4Palestinians, New Black Panther Party’s New York Chapter and the Party for Socialism and Liberation.
Jones issued a statement disavowing “Trutherism” last night, and an anonymous Obama administration official explained his 2004 signature by claiming Jones did not carefully read the 2004 petition before signing onto it. His participation in the conspiracy theory appears to run much deeper than that, though.
Gateway Pundit’s Jim Hoft, who originally broke the story of Van Jones’ 2004 ties to the radical 9/11 Truth movement yesterday, found evidence dating to 2002 that Jones supported their theory of the Bush administration deliberately allowing the 9/11 Islamic terror attacks to occur.
The claims of the nascent 9/11 Truth group, of which Jones is listed as an initial organizer, read in part.
What is the relationship between Bin Laden, his family and the Bush family and the Carlyle Group? Why were no fighter planes dispatched to intercept the four hijacked planes on September 11h , in violation of standard procedures? Who actually was in control of the “hijacked planes”? What is the U.S. relationship with Pakistan, and especially with its intelligence service, the ISI? Why did the then director of the ISI have $100,000 transferred to the man whom the FBI now calls the ringleader of the Sept. 11th attacks, and why does the U.S. not pursue this question? Did the CIA have foreknowledge of the attack, who tried to profit with put options on American, United, Merrill Lynch stock just before the attack?
The Obama administration: Blaming Bush since 2002.