I'll be blunt - the no so-called "conspiracy theories" policy on this site has always made me cringe. The very purpose of the pejorative term "conspiracy theory" is to discourage any sort of critical thinking, and it's highly unbecoming of a self-styled "reality-based community" to discourage individuals from offering various interpretations of the meaning and/or origins of inarguably real events. The very notion that the only acceptable discussion of reality must be centered around the accounts which we're spoon-fed by the corporate media and/or corporate puppet government, fully discredits any claim of being "reality-based" that the the powers that be on Daily Kos make.
Specifically, the inanity of this policy is illustrated by story broken by the New York Times today, which very clearly implicates the faux-progressive Obama administration, especially Holder's [In]Justice Department, in their participation in a conspiracy after-the-fact to cover up the Saudi involvement in financing Al Qaeda and, by extension, the tragedy of 9/11. Courtesy Eric Lichtblau's excellent reporting, I'll just let reality speak for itself to prove my point:
WASHINGTON — Documents gathered by lawyers for the families of Sept. 11 victims provide new evidence of extensive financial support for Al Qaeda and other extremist groups by members of the Saudi royal family , but the material may never find its way into court because of legal and diplomatic obstacles.
The case has put the Obama administration in the middle of a political and legal dispute, with the Justice Department siding with the Saudis in court last month in seeking to kill further legal action. Adding to the intrigue, classified American intelligence documents related to Saudi finances were leaked anonymously to lawyers for the families. The Justice Department had the lawyers’ copies destroyed and now wants to prevent a judge from even looking at the material.
Now, notwithstanding the fact that the Obama/Holder [In]Justice Department's conduct is coming dangerously close to outright treason here, the NY Times report in question clearly shows that it is, in fact, the 9/11 Truthers who hold the mantle of "reality-based," not those who reflexively and irrationally deny the role of criminal conspiracies in the course of human events.
To put it another way:
- The Saudis funded the Al Qaeda operation which resulted in the attacks on 9/11.
- The US government and the Bush Administration were at least criminally incompetent, failing utterly to fulfill its/their obligation to protect and defend the nation. This claim requires no more evidence than the fact that the attacks themselves occurred without intervention, and despite having foreknowledge of the impending attacks.
- It is now conclusively shown that the US government, under the current administration, is fully complicit in a (likely treasonous) cover-up of the involvement of the Saudi royalty in the attack against these United States on September 11th, 2001.
- Therefore, given the involvement in the cover-up of the financiers of the attacks by the US government, it is totally irrational and entirely delusional not to suspect prior involvement in the coordination of the attacks themselves by the American so-called "government."
I think this is plenty clear, Kos - repeal the irrational and arbitrary policy against discussion of 9/11 "conspiracy theories" on your site, or have it be relegated in status to that of jokery, clownery, partisan hackery, and/or authority-worshiping sycophancy.
The prosecution rests.