Israelis – Not Muslims – Cheered in Jersey City on
By Glen Ford
November 28, 2015 "Information
Clearing House" - "BAR"
- The corporate media don’t like Donald Trump. They used to like him
a lot; in fact, Big Business Media are responsible for making this
minor multi-millionaire into a household name. But Trump is on their
hit list, nowadays, because the Republican presidential candidate
insists on telling his own lies, rather than sticking to the list of
official lies parroted by corporate media every minute of every day.
Donald Trump told a really “HUGE” – as he would
put it – lie when he claimed to have watched thousands of Muslims
cheering in Jersey City, New Jersey, as the World Trade Center came
down on 9/11. Every corporate news outlet in the country rushed to
debunk Trump’s fictitious account. The
Washington Post offered psychological theories for why
Trump gets away with telling fantastic lies. The
New York Times said there was no evidence that Jersey City
Muslims cheered the destruction on 9/11. CNN said it never happened.
And, they were right.
However, by making only a partial correction of
Donald Trump’s prevarication, the corporate media were telling their
own lie about what happened on 9/11. There was, in fact, celebration
in Jersey City on that fateful morning, and the incident did,
briefly, make a major news splash. But the people doing the cheering
weren’t Muslims: they were five young Israelis in a white moving
van, who were observed in Liberty Park ecstatically taking pictures
of themselves framed against the smoking ruins of the Twin Towers.
News reported, the five were later arrested at gunpoint
near the New Jersey Giants football stadium. Most U.S. intelligence
sources believed the men were Israeli spies, and that their “moving
company” was an Israeli intelligence cover. They were detained for a
while, and then deported.
“Who is the biggest liar?”
In the year before 9/11 scores of young Israelis
posing as “art students” were arrested after penetrating U.S.
Defense Department and other classified sites. Both stories made
national news. The corporate media could not have avoided running
across articles on the “cheering Israelis” when they set about
debunking Donald Trump’s “cheering Muslims” account. But, not one of
them dare to mention that, yes, some people were seen celebrating
9/11 at Liberty State Park in Jersey City.
I was in a different part of the park on 9/11
morning, alone except for
Israelis with very expensive cameras, carrying phony New
Jersey press credentials, who claimed to be Polish but spoke Hebrew
to each other. The two young men were giddy with joy at the
destruction that the three of us were observing across the Hudson
Later that day, I learned from local and national
news outlets about the five Israelis who were
dancing with delight about a mile upriver from me and the
two other Israelis. Articles about Israelis celebrating 9/11 would
have come up in any search to correct Donald Trump’s tall tale – but
the corporate media kept that part of the story from the public.
They censored their own correction of Donald Trump. So, who is the
biggest liar? Trump, who lies to advance his own personal interests,
or the U.S. corporate media, who lie to the people on behalf of the
State of Israel, and Zionism.
For Black Agenda Radio, I’m Glen Ford. On the
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Israel Is Spying In And On The U.S.?
believe that there are Israelis again very much engaged in spying in
and on the U.S., who may have known things they didn't tell us
before September 11.