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Is The Oregon Truth Alliance "grassroots" or "astroturf"?

by Jenny Sparks Thursday, Sep. 27, 2007 at 11:56 AM

When I first wrote this, I had no idea how close my suspicions might be. Since, I've been told by friends that none other than Nico Haupt has been posting his hysterial guesses about my identity, less than a day later, at his blog: Mind, not too long ago, they were all certain I was a fat, cigar chomping, FBI agent, so go figure. From a bloke who believes no planes hit the towers on 9/11, this wackiness is to be expected. The "Judy Wood-space beam" crowd will swallow it of course, but the rest of us know better. The desparate attempt to scare me--pathetic that it is- does confirm my research below is not far off the mark, chums...

from Jenny's diary~

We're going to play "connect the dots". Whether it's fair or not, we are judged by our allies and supporters. Unless we go out of our way to qualify the relationship, people will make assumptions by association, whether explicit or implicit.

Below is a rough chart of associations cobbled together from the events of the past three weeks. It is by no means complete--just a beginning[EDIT--underscores show horizontal connections--the dashes are just to keep spacing. Sorry for any confusion!]:

Team Larouche

-------Vermont Greens____?_______Lyndon Larouch


-----------------Bruce Marshall____Webster Tarpley__Jim Fetzer__NicoHaupt


-------------Craig Hill---------------------John Leonard----------Capt. Eric May

----------------------------------------------------------|----------------- --------|(Port. Nuc. Inqt.)

----------------------------------------Leland Lehrman--------------Ginny Ross

----------------------------------------------------------|--------------(Oregon Truth Alliance,

---------------------------------------------"Epimanes"----------PDX 911Truth Alliance)


-------------------------------------------------Dick Eastman

So let's analyze the players:

Vermont Greens--while I'm a green sympathizer, I'm becoming less and less impressed with this lot. Seem to be more brown than green.

Craig Hill- Assistant Treasurer--sent me this lovely email:

Bruce Marshall--equally underwhelming --insulted Cosmos on TRR:

Both have connections to LaRouche and Tarpley--

Lyndon Larouche--shadowing everyone like an approaching storm. If you haven't already, read more about him here:

Webster Tarpley--once highly regarded 911 researcher. Now little more than a joke everyone is eager to forget. But it's hard will the following defending him--

John Leonard- His publisher. 'Kay, that wasn't a surprise.

Leland Lehrman--fellow scholar who believes the protocols of Zion are a historical document.

"Epimanes" a man (or woman?) of many faces, that is "sock puppets". Banned from 911Blogger for linking to Holocaust denial sites to support his arguments.

Dick Eastman a member of the yahoo group We The People United--recently sending some of us email suggesting many of the 911 sites, including 911Blogger and are run by government agents.

Jim Fetzer--widely discredited 911 scholar, has defended Tarpley and supports Tarpley's assertions that those who exposed the KW hoax are agents. On Tarpley GCN Sept 20th broadcast he shared the contents of an email from-

Captain Eric May--owner of the Portland Nuclear Inquest yahoo group

and the center of the "Nukes are falling" hysteria. Also has written articles about his worries of "Jews in Hollywood". Complains in his email that agents are harrassing his group and the Oregon Truth Alliance run by-

Ginny Ross--does not see Eric May's "Jew" obsession as a hinderence to helping him get media exposure.

Nico Haupt--the less said the better. I include him because of his connections to Fetzer and support of DEW and I know he had registered with the Oregon Truth Alliance soon after Ginny created the site. His roll, if any, is uncertain at this time.

What do all these people have in common? They ALL support and endorse the Kennebunkport Hoax and none of them believe Webster owes an apology for calling four of the alleged signers "Dahliar 4", among other insults.

Now any small local group could get caught up is something larger by accident. But the Ginny Ross' involvement with groups that have a history of "getting caught up" in problems and not learning from their mistakes has been long.

Take the PDX 9/11 Truth Alliance, who had repeated problems, or supported dubious stories, during the year+ she has been a member:

And now, with her new Oregon Truth Alliance group, we have more of the same--at least as far as dubious stories are concerned:

Anyone Who Ever Had A Heart: The Kennebunkport Warning Revisited

We can thank our mate Winter Patriot for this bit. (Follow the links to his blog). Mind, if you don't follow his linked text, you might be confused into thinking my comment on his blog was a PM. But he's beside the point.

The point is that Ginny Ross and the Oregon Truth Alliance heartily and publicly endorse and support the Kennebunkport Warning as is, and are continuing to spread it far and wide, in direct opposition to the wishes and concerns expressed by Cindy Sheehan, Dahlia Wasfi, Ann Wright and Jamilla El Shafei --who have, without equivocation, stated that they did not endorse such a warning and in defiance of their wishes to have their signatures removed.

And that's what the Oregon Truth Alliance is up to lately--helping Webster's lame attempt to drive a wedge between the Truth Movement and the Peace Movement. Thanks, Ginny, thanks alot. You are not helping, and the longer you keep at it, luv, the more it looks deliberate.

Recently, on Webster Tarpley's GCN comedy program--sorry, radio program,-- who of all people came on to defend Ginny Ross and the Oregon Truth Alliance, but Jim Fetzer:

(between 1:19:58 and 1:28:36)

FETZER: You'll like this Webster. I got an email from Captain Eric May--who's a retired Army intelligence officer--and one of the best and most astute critics of what is going on in relation to 9/11--who sent the following--" I believe that you"--he sent this to you, but I know you may not have seen it yet--"are right that the more prolific of our antagonists in the Kennebunkport Warning matter were professional agitators.

Take one example: Col. Jenny Sparks who was harrassing the Oregon Truth Alliance, led by Ginny Ross, and the Portland Nuclear Inquest, which I lead, in the weeks before the Kennebunkport meeting. In typical agitator fashion, she claimed to do so in order to defend the 911 Truth Movement and debunk our alarmist alerting Portland to the dangers--alerting Portland to the dangers of a nuclear simulation, Noble Resolve. She and cohorts infiltrated both group lists and threw monkey wrenches in every direction before getting the boot. As a lasting memorial of the encounter, they then set up their own user group made of a mixed set of a dozen agitators and useful idiots, largely dedicated to damning me and brow beating Ms. Ross. Every once in a while I read it for amusement.

Now, I think that those of 911Blogger need to wake up and smell the roses--the movement has been massively infiltrated, and they maybe unable to sort things out. One of the reasons being that is a closely closed operation on Blogger. They operate with a kind of group think, Webster, where anyone who veers outside of a certain narrowly defined channel of researches is assulted savagely, verbally on the list.


Ah Fetzer, always good value. He might want to pass on some corrections to Captain Mayday's complaints:

I was only able to "harrass" them once, and, as I predicted, I was banned immediately after posted "Has Noble Resolve been turned into a psyop?"

This was my first--and last--post there. So, I don't know what he's on about with "monkey wrenches". Guess that one post of mine made more of an impression than I thought.

As for "cohorts", off again, chums--I'm not part of any local group--though I do have my own people who keep me informed. What's a superhero without her team?

But that's nothing beside Ginny Ross and the Oregon Truth Alliance being defended by the most discredited scholar of the 9/11 Truth Movement, Jim Fetzer. How does that happen?

Granted Captain Eric May was the one who sent the email, but it would not surprise me if he did so at Ginny Ross' request. Ginny is a member of his Portland Nuclear Inquest group, and continues to be so despite objections raised about this:

These are based on this article he wrote originally here, before they deleted the URL: burning.htm

Fortunately it was copied in full in the yahoo group message.

Now who else claims to have problems with "the Jews"? Why our Mr. Lehrman! Another defender of Tarpley's actions. He's also a defender of "The Protocols of Zion":

Soon after imgstake found this(Thank you, imgstake!), Mr. Lehrman got himself banned from And he's not the first to be banned over trying to mix Holocaust shite with 9/11. "Ephimanes" was banned from 9/11 Blogger soon after linking to this site:

Now three people defending the KW hoax, who are also willing to associate themselves with various forms of anti-semitism, and try to mix it up with 9/11 Truth, sounds less like a coincidence and more like a strategy. But what could that be?

Enter, my best guess, the "tag-team"(NOTE: What follows about Berlet is mostly speculation at this point--hence my best guess. My suspicions about his motives are because he waited 3 weeks to write his Dkos article about Tarpley re: KW hoax. I find it hard to believe he a) did not know about the dispute sooner and b) did not know Truthers were the ones to expose Tarpley. And yet he gives us no credit. I invite Berlet to explain his delay and will edit my story accordingly) :

------------------------------------------------Ford Foundation


-------------------------------------------------- Political Research Associates


---------------------------------John Foster "Chip" Berlet

Now, I've only gotten Berlet on my radar recently. From my research, seems many think he might be single handedly responsible for starting the false "the Jews did it" meme. Even if he didn't start it, he has no problem helping:

Wester is right that Berlet's PRA has received Ford Foundation funding in the past. Whether it still is, is another question. But what Webster is wrong about is any of us "hoax busters" having anything to do with Berlet:

TARPLEY: Now the other slander that we've got--and this is now the Berlet Brigade--Micheal Wosley joins in. And remember at this point people who engage in the same work are members of the Berlet Brigade. They're marching with Chip Berlet--they're stooges--foot soldiers--helpers--water carriers for Chip Berlet and the Ford Foundation. The only question is, "are they getting paid?" Are they conscious paid agents or are they dupes?


What poor Webbie misses is, if we were working for Chip Berlet--doing all this research for the Ford Foundation--Berlet would have written his DKos peices THREE WEEKS ago, instead of playing catchup last week. If anything, by timing alone, Berlet should be working for US. Sorry, luv, if anything Berlet is part of "Team Larouche" playing the "Punch" to your "Judy".

First the lame attempt to poison our relations with the Peace movement, then the lame attempt to connect us with Berlet. I'd stop while I was ahead, if I were you, Webbie--the odds don't seem to be favoring you.

Back to Ginny Ross and the Oregon Truth Alliance. I know she'd been warned about how the alliances she made might hurt her group's credibility. She acts as if she thinks her group is exempt from the responsibilities the rest of us take for granted. And now, Jim Fezter of all people is defending her. Here's what Ginny's newest friend has to say about most of us sane people in the 911 Truth movement:

FETZER: That these people don't know anything about directed energy weapons or video fakery because they won't even allow it to be discussed on their websites--I mean it's hardly surprising that they're ignorant and not up to speed if they won't review the evidence, for example at Doctor Judy Or come over to scholars and review the discussion on Steven Jones research, under the science of 911, which you can access from the home page.

There's a huge amount of evidence here--my concern has been much of Steve's position appears to be based on fake or phony evidence or evidence subject to alternative interpretation. They need to get a grip on reality.


"They need to get a grip on reality" How ironically appropriate. Words that the Oregon Truth Alliance, and any other group consorting with these wankers, should take to heart. That sound you hear, Ms. Ross, is your credibility being crushed. Continuing to push the Kennebunkport Warning Hoax, followed up by a defense by Jim Fetzer, tells anyone who is paying attention that neither you, nor your group are to be taken seriously.

Grassroots activism? We doubt it. The Oregon Truth Alliance has done nothing so far to benefit grassroots activism. And now the OTA is actively helping to hurt our peace activist allies.

That tells us all we need to know.

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