Likewise, in America, aspirants to the Presidency must affirm belief in God, Lee Harvey Oswald as the lone assassin of JFK, and jet fuel fires as the cause of the collapse of the Twin Towers. Those who say otherwise are not serious contenders for power.
Donald Trump, this week, made his pledge of allegiance to all three pillars of American state legitimacy.
Responding to rival Republican presidential contender Ben Carson, who questioned Trump's Faith, Trump asserted "I am a man of faith" and "I'm a believer, big league, in God and the Bible."
So, OK, Trump's made the pledge on the virgin birth, the Holy Ghost and the Risen Christ.
Now onto the Kennedy assassination. In an interview with Bloomberg hosts Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, Trump was asked:
Do you believe that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone.To which he responded:
I believe he acted alone, yes.Never mind that Oswald denied having anything to do with the killing. Never mind that Oswald was never charged with, let alone tried for, the killing. Never mind that Oswald was murdered while in police custody. Never mind that Lyndon Baines Johnson and the CIA had much better reason than Lee Harvey Oswald for wanting Kennedy dead. Never mind that Earl Warren, US Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, who presided over the inquiry into the Kennedy assassination, stated that:
We may not know the whole story in our lifetime.And finally, the WTC Towers. Asked by a 9/11 Truther:
As a builder of many skyscrapers, you know they're built to be strong. Many people have questions about how those towers came down.Trump responded with a question to reporters in the room, "Is this guy some kind of conspiracy guy?"
But it is only natural that Trump defends the official conspiracy theory about 9/11 — you know, the one about 19 hijackers with box cutters who did aerobatics with airliners though they weren't fit to fly a Cessna two-seater — because Trump was among the first to outline the official story. On 9/11, 2001, Trump was at ground zero where he gave an interview to a German TV reporter during which he spelled out what became the official explanation for the fall of the Twin Towers (and Building 7, which was not hit by an airliner):
...the tremendous amounts of fuel that was dumped on the building and... sixteen hundred degrees temperature. I guess that's more than than anything could take...Which is exactly what the NIST report concluded four years later.
And the bit about 1600 degrees was a very effective piece of misdirection, deliberate or otherwise, since to a German audience 1600 degrees would mean 1600 degrees Celcius, just above the melting point of steel, which is 1492 degrees Celcius.
But jet fuel fires burn only as hot as 1600 degrees Farenheit, Farenheit being the American scale of temperature measurement. Thus, Trump's 1600 degrees equates to less than 800 degrees Celcius, well below the melting point of steel.
So on all the essential articles of faith that make a loyal servant of the American Empire, Trump is absolutely sound. And he objects to the Iran nuclear deal, because it jeopardizes, not America, but Israel. Yeah, this guy is absolutely sound. In fact he is the ultimate establishment anti-establishment candidate.
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