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July 30, 2007

Olbermann Airs "Interesting Theory" That Pat Tillman Was Victim of Administraion/Pentagon Ordered Political Assassintion; Sullivan, Of Course, Follows Suit

Olbermann video (this is the finger I flourish when I air unhinged conspiracy theories).

Andrew Sullivan -- Ron Paul supporter, natch -- has had a colorful and far-ranging history of "just airing" crank conspiracy theories in the past. So far, we've witnessed him claim:

* Cheney intentionally shot his friend in that "so-called hunting accident"

* Bush manipulated the timing of the arrests in the SkyBomb case, in order to distract from Ned Lamont's primary victory over Joe Lieberman (a primary he had already won, by the way -- wouldn't it have been more helpful to Lieberman to time the arrests before the primary election?)

and of course

* Cheney and Rumsfeld conspired to deliberately lose the war against the insurgency in Iraq in order to prove their belief that nation-building doesn't work and the military shouldn't be doing such a thing

Well, if you've gone that batshit bugfuck crazy, I guess it's hardly a stretch to imagine Cheney ordering the hit on Tillman. If you're going to deliberately murder 3500 US troops, what's one more? (That's a link to the Malcontent, by the way, not Sullivan; click guilt free.)

Allah... points out Sulivan doesn't expressly blame Bush or Cheney as culprits. (Neither did Malcontent say this, by the way; the gloss is mine.)

He claims instead that the "increasing sectarianism" of Bush's army might have caused soldiers in a religious fervor to murder the "proudly atheist" Tillman.

Yeah. Okay.

When Allah wrote to me, I said "Yes I know" and also "Bullshit," because this is the thinnest of veneers to provide plausible deniability for what he really believes and what he really means to insinuate.

Again: Someone who believes Cheney murdered 3500+ US servicemen in order to prove his point about nation building cannot possibly believe He Who Cannot Be Shamed would have any hesitation about ordering a hit on Tillman just to keep him from meeting Noam Chomsky.

(BTW, as a reader asked, "Why not just kill Noam Chomsky?" Indeed! Cut out the middleman! Chop off the head of the snake!)

Cheney deliberately shoots his friends in the face with a shotgun, after all -- apparently just to let them know not to cross him.

Either way, the jerkoff is mindinsane. As it stands, he's accusing Rangers, serving in Afghanistan, of murdering the "proudly atheist" Tillman in some state of bloody religious rapture. Soldiers, it seems, are given to murdering fellow soldiers who don't share their religion.

Really? I can think of one recent instance of this, but it didn't involve a Christian angry about an atheist.

Why soldiers in Afghanistan give two shits about Tillman's beliefs about the war in Iraq (as the main line of the conspiracy theory goes) is quite beyond me.

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posted by Ace at 06:41 PM

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