Decade of Deceit: Anti-Semitic 9/11 Conspiracy Theories 10 Years Later
Re-Discover 9/11 Web site
Posted: August 30, 2011
One of the most virulent Web sites devoted to promoting anti-Semitic 9/11 conspiracy theories is ReDiscover 9/11. The site is organized by a small group of people active in the "9/11truth movement" who promote anti-Semitic views. They are presumably frustrated that a large segment of that movement does not believe that Israel and Jews are behind the terrorist attacks. Among this group is Wendy Campbell, an anti-Israel activist; Ed Kendrick, a Missouri dentist who believes that a Jewish criminal network runs the government and media; Zan Overall, a Holocaust denier, and Adrian Salbuchi, an Argentinian who posts numerous conspiratorial videos to YouTube in which he blames "the global power elite" including Jewish groups, for creating a "New World Order." This Re-Discover 9/11group not only blames the Israeli government for carrying out the 9/11 attacks as a "false flag" operation, but also demonizes Jews and spreads anti-Semitic stereotypes. In a section titled, "Introduction: Israel & 9/11," the founders of Re-Discover 9/11 present many anti-Semitic myths about Jewish power. The introduction refers to the mainstream media as an entity whose loyalty is tied to Israel alone and asserts that the Zionist-controlled media also controls the U.S. government to the detriment of American citizens:
Zionist dominated mass media will do anything, and have, to protect the carefully constructed image of Israel as "victim" and "champion of democracy", which belie it's [sic] reality. The truth is the puppet regime of Israel is no friend of citizens of the United States. Israel is actually another tool to control the government of the United States against the will and best interests of US citizens and our cherished Constitution.
In one ReDiscover 9/11 essay, "Was America Attacked by Muslims on 9/11?" the site demonizes American Jews. Using all sorts of anti-Semitic invective, the essay declares that despite the power and opportunity Jews have had in the U.S. they were greedy for more power and have destroyed the country through their orchestration of the 9/11 attacks and subsequent wars.
America has truly been the land of opportunity for jews [sic]…Yet these jewish [sic] criminals incinerated nearly 3000 people on September 11th, 2001, and goaded our country into a "war on terror" which has cost over a million lives. The cover-up of this crime has created an outrageous scandal that is tearing this country apart. This is the most heinous, treacherous act ever committed against the United States of America. They have the gall, and the contempt for us to carry out this treasonous crime. We've been nothing but kind and generous to these people, in return they have destroyed our Republic.
Wendy Campbell has expressed her views elsewhere, as well. She published an article that contained anti-Semitic 9/11 conspiracy theories on CounterCurrents.org in January 2008. In the article, Campbell states: "I have become totally convinced that along with Americans Bush, Cheney, and Israeli-Americans Wolfowitz, Perle and their neocon cohorts, that Israeli agents played a major role in "making it happen" with regard to the 9-11 attacks.
Like others who spread these theories, those running ReDiscover 9/11 try to disclaim being anti-Semitic by saying that they are distinguishing the evil Jews whom they call "so-called self-styled Jews" from the "good, ethical and religious Jews."