- Riah Hanna Abu El-Assal: El-Assal is an Anglican Bishop of Palestinian descent, who served as the Bishop of Jerusalem from 1997-2007. It may come as no surprise that he is very pro-Palestine, and very anti-the government of Israel, and speaks out very regularly about the atrocities said government is committing against the people in Gaza. Alex Jones has the Bishop on the show for an extended interview, Alex agrees with his position, and expresses support for the Palestinian people, and disgust at the actions of the Israeli government.
One day before Obama's inauguration, Alex is already declaring that Obama is going to bring "Hell on Earth," and that he is out to destroy the Constitution and everything the country stands for. It is really funny that in the future, Alex pretends that he "gave Obama a chance," when it is crystal clear that Alex was absolutely against Obama from the jump, and is actually already editing his "documentary" The Obama Deception in the evenings of January 2009.
Alex is taking every opportunity to take a jab at Obama, including this deconstruction of a Newsweek cover he appeared on:
In this clip, Alex goes over a nefarious list of the world's elites. Generally at this point in history, Alex mostly just takes aim at the Rothschild and Rockefeller families. This is a longer list of elites, and includes the likes of Donald Trump's future Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, but mysteriously does not include George Soros. Alex doesn't point out that Soros is missing. Honestly, I only bring this up to mention that thus far in 2009, Alex has not brought up George Soros at all; he just does not seem to be on the radar as far as evil "Globalists" go, which seems weird. Real weird. Probably not a coincidence.
Alex made most of his reputation and elevated his career on being the ringleader of 9/11 truth, which makes his response to a caller on this show particularly upsetting:
In the pantheon of really bad pieces of evidence that 9/11 was an inside job, this is one of the weakest, and the fact that Alex goes along with it, agrees with the caller, and very clearly indicates that he too believes that United Flight 93 landed safely at Hopkins Airport in Cleveland. It did not.
Liz Foreman, the person whose name was on the story, has come out and explained what happened with the reporting. The short version is that 9/11 was a pretty hectic day, and in the chaos, an AP story got posted on WCPO that erroneously claimed that Flight 93 had landed in Cleveland, which is not true. The plane that landed there was Delta Flight 1989, which was mistaken for United 93. Of course, the fact that Ms. Foreman has explained this error only serves as more proof of a cover-up to those who really want to believe.
The fact that Alex is so indiscriminating that he is willing to feed into and support this level of completely unrealistic nonsense should speak volumes. He is not a serious-minded person, and he gets most of his information from blogs and message boards, or worse from his callers.
I can be fairly certain that he doesn't get his information from primary sources, and this clip helps me make that case:
Here is the complete text of the 22nd Amendment:
None of that has to do with "a foreigner becoming president." It is only about term limits. The part about "no foreigners being President," that wasn't an Amendment. That's just from the regular old Constitution, in Article 2, Section 5:
It appears that Alex doesn't have much of a grasp on his favorite document of all time, the Constitution.
The other thing he doesn't have a grasp on, which just keeps coming up, is civics and how the government works. The House cannot just pass a bill that would overturn an amendment in the Constitution, and then magically that amendment doesn't fly anymore. Courts would just strike down the bill as being unconstitutional, unless the bill achieved enough of a consensus that said bill became an amendment itself. This process is spelled out in Article 5 of Alex's favorite document that he seems to know nothing about, the Constitution.
In order to overturn an amendment, you need a new amendment. This is why we have the 21st amendment, which exists solely to undo the 18th amendment, which brought us prohibition. If the House wanted to pass a bill to undo the 22nd amendment, they would need to do the same thing: secure passage of the bill in both houses of Congress with a 2/3 majority, then have the bill ratified by 3/4 of the state legislatures in the country. That is the only way to undo an amendment to the Constitution, and Alex knows it. He knows damn well they can't just pass some bill in the House and use it as a precedent against a fucking amendment. That's abject lunacy.
The other lie that Alex is playing with here (there are a lot of them) is that he is saying that this bill is being pushed through the House "at Obama's request," heavily implying that Obama wanted them to do this so he could stay in power past the limit of eight years.
Alex never clarifies, but the bill he's talking about is House Joint Resolution 5, and like all the bills Alex tries to get his audience afraid of, it died in subcommittee without ever even getting a vote. And Alex should expect that to happen, because the person who proposed the resolution, Rep. Jose Serrano (D-NY) has introduced identical bill every two years since 1997, and each time, the bill has died in subcommittee. It happened in 2001, 2003, 2005, and 2007, all while George W. Bush was in office, so it doesn't appear that Serrano's actions were motivated by keeping the presidency within one party for a perpetual dictatorship. It appears that he really just didn't like term limits.
Legitimately, when you start to see information like this, and you have a very basic understanding of how the government and world works, there are only two conclusions you can come to. Either, a) Alex Jones is a complete idiot who knows literally nothing about the things he's talking about, or b) Alex Jones knows damn well that he's lying, and he's banking on his audience's gullibility and ignorance to allow the scam to continue.
My gut tells me it's B.