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Member of Obama's Staff is a 9/11 Truther

'Green Jobs' Adviser's Past Could Stir Trouble for White House at Critical Time

President Obama's "green jobs" adviser could become a mounting liability for the Obama administration, as the latest revelation about Van Jones shows his belief that the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks may have been an inside job.

Jones joined the "9/11 truther" movement by signing a statement in 2004 calling for then-New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer and others to launch an investigation into evidence that suggests "people within the current administration may indeed have deliberately allowed 9/11 to happen, perhaps as a pretext for war."

The statement asked a series of critical questions hinting at Bush administration involvement in the attacks and called for "deeper inquiry." It was also signed by former Rep. Cynthia McKinney and Code Pink co-founder Jodie Evans.

The discovery comes after Jones had to apologize Wednesday night for "offensive words" he uttered in February when he called Republicans "assholes." He said the remarks "do not reflect the views of this administration" and its bipartisan aims.

But such statements just scratch the surface of Jones' past commentary.

He also has consistently leaned on racially charged language, pointing the finger at "white polluters and the white environmentalists" for "steering poison" to minority communities, as he makes the case for lifting up low-income and minority communities with better environmental policy.

A declared "communist" during the 1990s, Jones once associated with a group that looked to Mao Zedong as an inspiration.

Jones' exceptional past is reminiscent of associations noted during the presidential campaign, when then-Sen. Barack Obama doggedly fended off claims that he was tied to radicals and overzealous activists.

But with now-President Obama entering the perhaps trickiest phase of his young presidency -- building the kind of consensus around health care reform that President Clinton could not -- a divisive figure could prove disfiguring.

"In this environment, I think the Obama administration should be very careful of its dealings with anybody who can be labeled communist accurately," said Christopher C. Hull, an adjunct government professor at Georgetown University who runs the public affairs firm Issue Management.

"That's just going to play to the political sensibility that those on the right have that the Obama administration is socialist, literally socialist. ... It is unwise to bring in people who actually do label themselves socialist or communist."

Jones has mellowed considerably since the '90s. In some respects, he is about as mainstream as environmentalists come -- with recognition streaming in from high places over the past few years.

He's won plaudits from former Vice President Al Gore, who declared, "I love Van Jones," in an interview with The New Yorker.

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio penned the write-up on Jones when the presidential adviser was featured in Time magazine's 100 "Most Influential People."

"Steadily -- by redefining green -- Jones is making sure that our planet and our people will not just survive but also thrive in a clean-energy economy," DiCaprio wrote.

Jones was also named one of the magazine's "Heroes of the Environment 2008." He's earned a slew of other recognitions from other publications and institutions. He was even named one of Salon.com's "Sexiest Men Living" in late 2008.

Plus he's the author of the 2008 New York Times best-seller, "The Green Collar Economy."

Now a member of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, his book's central premise is that environmentalism and green jobs can lift up the economy and lift up low-income Americans.

He is the founder of Green for All, which focuses on creating green jobs in poor areas. He helped the city of Oakland pass a "green jobs corps" program in 2007. Green jobs is also one platform of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, which he co-founded in 1996.

He also co-founded Color of Change, an advocacy group that focuses on black issues, after Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Jones' history has drifted between mainstream activism surrounding issues of race, poverty and the environment, and activity he has described as "revolutionary."

Originally from Tennessee, Jones graduated from Yale Law School in 1993. But his life took a turn after he was swept up in arrests during a rally following the Rodney King verdict.

Jones has claimed he was monitoring police activity at the time, but that he met people in jail who changed his thinking.

"I met all these young radical people of color -- I mean really radical, communists and anarchists. And it was like, 'This is what I need to be a part of,'" he said in a 2005 interview with the East Bay Express. Jones told the newspaper he stayed in San Francisco, and for the next 10 years worked with a lot of the people he met in jail. Months after the King verdict came down, Jones said, "I was a communist."

At the time he became involved with a group called Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement (STORM), which described itself as committed to Marxist and Leninist ideas. He also started putting pressure on police in San Francisco, monitoring and drawing attention to allegations of police brutality. He was quoted accusing the police department of "killing black people."

He became a vocal critic of the federal government during the Bush administration. He and groups he was associated with assailed "U.S. imperialism" after the Sept. 11 attacks and called the assumption that an Arab group was responsible a "rush to judgment." He later co-signed the petition calling for an investigation into government involvement in the attacks.

For conservative critics, he has -- as Hull warned -- served as a ready target.

"You can't nominate all of these czars ... and then say, well, you know, I'm not responsible for all these people," said conservative commentator Ann Coulter. "People will start to blame Obama."

The White House has voiced great confidence in Jones, announcing in March that the "green jobs visionary" would in his new role advance the goal of improving energy efficiency and tapping renewable resources.

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Van Jones

Just found this by goooooogling:

"In September of 2009, Jones issued a statement regarding the 9/11 truth letter saying "the petition that was circulated today, I do not agree with this statement and it certainly does not reflect my views now or ever." He has not yet provided an explanation of how or why his name appeared in the letter however."

- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van_Jones

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Janice...

Or whoever was responsible for getting the sigs for that petition should explain exactly how they came about getting his name on it.

http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2009/09/controversial-obama-admi...


Do these people deserve to know how and why their loved ones were murdered? Do we deserve to know how and why 9/11 happened?

Jones never imagined in 2004

that by 2008 there would be a black president and he would be in the administration. That's why he signed it.

I talked to Janice...

And apparently she is writing something up.


Do these people deserve to know how and why their loved ones were murdered? Do we deserve to know how and why 9/11 happened?

Van Jones

I got an email from a friend (non-9/11 truth person, but knows there were lies) who said this:

"[the] wingnuts [are] claiming that Van Jones was 100% on board with the holograms interpretation of the WTC impacts. . . . Sucks the way Jones is running from this, but the spin that's being put on it is amazing -- all of the theories anyone has ever had about 9/11 are apparently hidden in this statement somewhere."

So this is the impression that average left activists are getting from what the rightwing is putting out on this. I guess it has become extremely important to take down both Van Jones and 9/11 truth.

For those who don't know Van Jones, he is a longtime progressive activist from the Bay Area.

When the bombs fell on Iraq, Van Jones was in the streets with all of us, with a bullhorn, helping to shut down the financial district of SF. He probably got arrested that day, and probably has many times. He's a dedicated and serious activist and turned that work toward Green energy.

They are trying to take down Obama with this, and likely Jones' career is at risk, so I would imagine he feels he has no choice. Describing him as advocating holograms from the birthers is so far off the charts, it shows how desperate they are, and how far they will take this.

Of course he supported the questions then, and likely, in his heart, continues to.

But he has a whole career he never imagined in front of him, and is in place to do a great deal of good, and can.

Here are the questions of the petition he signed:

1. Why were standard operating procedures for dealing with hijacked airliners not followed that day?

2. Why were the extensive missile batteries and air defenses reportedly deployed around the Pentagon not activated during the attack?

3. Why did the Secret Service allow Bush to complete his elementary school visit, apparently unconcerned about his safety or that of the schoolchildren?

4. Why hasn't a single person been fired, penalized, or reprimanded for the gross incompetence we witnessed that day?

5. Why haven't authorities in the U.S. and abroad published the results of multiple investigations into trading that strongly suggested foreknowledge of specific details of the 9/11 attacks, resulting in tens of millions of dollars of traceable gains?

6. Why has Sibel Edmonds, a former FBI translator who claims to have knowledge of advance warnings, been publicly silenced with a gag order requested by Attorney General Ashcroft and granted by a Bush-appointed judge?

7. How could Flight 77, which reportedly hit the Pentagon, have flown back towards Washington D.C. for 40 minutes without being detected by the FAA's radar or the even superior radar possessed by the US military?

8. How were the FBI and CIA able to release the names and photos of the alleged hijackers within hours, as well as to visit houses, restaurants, and flight schools they were known to frequent?

9. What happened to the over 20 documented warnings given our government by 14 foreign intelligence agencies or heads of state?

10. Why did the Bush administration cover up the fact that the head of the Pakistani intelligence agency was in Washington the week of 9/11 and reportedly had $100,000 wired to Mohamed Atta, considered the ringleader of the hijackers?

11. Why did the 911 Commission fail to address most of the questions posed by the families of the victims, in addition to almost all of the questions posed here?

12. Why was Philip Zelikow chosen to be the Executive Director of the ostensibly independent 911 Commission although he had co-authored a book with Condoleezza Rice?

http://www.911truth.org/article.php?story=20041026093059633

Hardly holograms.

Here...

It is...

http://www.911truth.org/article.php?story=20090904181706887


Do these people deserve to know how and why their loved ones were murdered? Do we deserve to know how and why 9/11 happened?

Half the country is waking up.

There are 9/11 Truth supporters throughout society, in every economic group, every industry, every branch of government, and in all ages and ethnic groups. The presence of a 9/11 Truther in the president's sphere should not surprise anyone. Every poll has shown widespread disbelief in the official version of events. The depth of support for 9/11 Truth is underestimated given the age of the polls with the most compelling argument thus far-- i.e., physical and chemical experimental proof of nanothermite in WTC dust -- having only recently come to light. Obviously the field is fertile for our efforts.

Many people still need waking up, but just as many need to shed their fear of going public with their extant knowledge. These two groups deserve equal attention. An optimal approach for each group should be formulated. One size does not fit all. To wake up the sleeping, easy-to-understand, glaring contradictions, physical impossibilities, striking anomalies, and obvious lies should be presented in tight, logical fashion. For the fearful, lead by example.

Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

He is denying it

What an ultra-maroon.

"Jones now says that he did not sign on to the ideas described in what he signed. "As for the petition that was circulated today, I do not agree with this statement and it certainly does not reflect my views now or ever," Jones said in the statement."

What the hell does that mean?

Threats.

That means someone got to him and threatened him.
Change your story or lose everything.

I watched Tavis Smiley's

I watched Tavis Smiley's State of the Black Union 2009 on CSPAN and Van Jones was a presenter. He was outstanding, very passionate and a problem solver. His mission with the greening of the ghetto is very important. I hope they don't waste his time with this. Anyone who really looks knows the OCT is a mess. Now let him get on with this passion. He can inspire the young, help them become involved with their home and give them hope about the future. He is one of my heros and this solidifies it!

or he instinctively self-censored...

which is equally sad, but he has already done a great service to us all by signing in the first place and then being "outed". I don't fault him too much for adopting a protective stance. As a public figure he risks too much. Public figures are not key; a mass awakening of the populace is. This has to occur. Anything short of that will fail. Mass awakening must happen!!!

Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.