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Before I head out on summer break, I have a small chore has been pending for a month or so; pointing out the ‘who-what-why‘ of Russ Baker is a ‘limited hangout.’ I didn’t need to write this piece, but there’s a point to be made; the impunity of the little people or one could say the Russ Bakers of this world, is of a fundamentally different quality than the impunity of the big people, for instance the Dick Cheneys of this world.

I had pointed out to Russ he is a “coward” and for whatever reasons, that had gotten under his skin (probably because it is a correct observation, we’ll come to that), and he retorted with calling me a “little shit.” Now, this “little shit” name calling business is the impunity of someone who is small, but that’s ok, the impunity of someone big wouldn’t have bothered with the small talk, they’d just send a hit-man (or hit-woman as the case might be), been there already, more than a few times, this one is dead and there’s a few more departed I’d not written about yet. Now, so long as Russ Baker confines himself to what amounts to a self-imposed limited hangout, his coward’s self-advocacy won’t have a lot to worry about beyond being embarrassed at a few things this “little shit” is about to point out.

To begin, we look at the fact Russ Baker belongs to a culture incompatible with its pretensions; that is to say it is perfectly natural he wouldn’t notice contradictions in his presentations. Here we have:

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Baker and associates’ reporting is “rigorous, relentless, and scientific” … “a determination to unearth the facts interested parties want to keep hidden; and an unflinching commitment to follow the trail wherever it leads” … “We take on controversial topics others will not touch and dig deep to uncover and name the institutions shaping our world”

But then suddenly Whoa! Dial it back!

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“I … did not mention it. “…I worried about whether the mainstream media would even dare cover it or review it fairly; … in that context the Hinckley-Bush connection seemed one provocation too far”

So, Russ Baker knows a who, believes in a what, is male and ostensibly has balls but we have to presume he doesn’t know why. Translated; ‘I’m so concerned about my reputation with mainstream and not wanting to be labeled a mental whack-job, I can’t bring myself to actually get the facts out until those facts are such old doughnuts, the most desperately obese cop wouldn’t find them appetizing’

Well, sadly for Russ, his reputation with mainstream is already shambles:

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Baker has abandoned the mainstream media and become a key player on the fringe, walking that murky line between conventional investigative journalist and wild-eyed conspiracy theorist”

So, Russ-Dude, what’s the point of giving political fellatio to mainstream? Oh but ‘we’ can hide behind ‘science’ and retain some semblance of credibility, right? Yeah, like that’ll get the Boston Magazine’s heart cockles all warm and fuzzy, enough to someday give you a Robert Bly man-hug. Science is as political as any field on this planet and resembles nothing so much as a religion with a dogma, but don’t tell anyone in ‘mainstream’ anthropology that science points to people have been in the Americas for 40,000 years, because it just doesn’t work for people who cling to incestuous ivory tower narrative.

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Russ Baker, scientist extraordinary

Oh, but ‘anthropology’ (like social psychology, journalism & intelligence) is a ‘soft’ science. It follows, in a world where it can be stated a billion people believe in virgin birth, Russ Baker will settle for nothing less than the resurrection of Frank Lloyd Wright to give ‘scientific’ weight to 3,000 or so professionally trained architects and engineers who’ve stated it was professional demolition brought down certain buildings on 9/11. This much is clear because in our conversation Russ Baker demanded a well known ‘name’ where socialization requires mainstream fellators such as Russ Baker and anyone who works at United Laboratories never subject themselves to the CIA invented ‘conspiracy theorist’ label, risk their reputations and buck peer pressure meant precisely to deter from examining the facts. Let’s try a common sense visual instead:

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Here is a steel reinforced concrete structure that had experienced multiple column failures (Northridge earthquake) and did not entirely collapse into a single pile of rubble and dust. Now, the self-described “agnostic” on 9/11, Russ Baker, with his “unflinching commitment to follow the trail wherever it leads” and “take on controversial topics others will not touch” has run scared from Dick Cheney’s Reichstag fire and the fact WTC Building 7 could not have crumbled into a pile of rubble and dust from a single column failure, something he should have known for at least 7 years. How do I know this? Well, it was pretty easy to determine from the tiniest bit of research following my conversation with Russ, a conversation I will be happy to append to this article if anyone can convince Russ Baker to give permission to publish our email exchange:

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Finally, applying the folk wisdom ‘it takes one to know one’ principle, this “little shit” can state Russ Baker is (quote me) a “chicken shit” (chicken shits are pretty small) who won’t take on the contemporary dirty deeds of the Bush crime syndicate because of who? What? Why? Afraid of that heart attack inducing needle prick? Silenced bullet? Poison pellet? Their competence isn’t always spot-on Russ, a sound fact from this “little shit”

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A former Special Forces Sergeant of Operations and Intelligence, Ronald Thomas West is a retired paralegal/investigator (living in exile) whose work focus had been anti-corruption and human rights. Ronald is published in International Law as a layman (The Mueller-Wilson Report, co-authored with Dr Mark D Cole) and has been adjunct professor of American Constitutional Law at Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany (for English credit, summer semester 2008.) Ronald’s educational background is developmental & social psychology. His therapeutic device is satire.

One of my heroes of journalism is coming to Berlin. As much as this is pleasing to me, it also provides opportunity to raise a difficult issue. That issue would be the RANK COWARDICE of Germans in the political and human rights establishment. This letter has been sent to the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights, which is hosting Jeremy Scahill’s visit, as well copied to Hans Christian Stroebel and Gregor Gysi at the German Federal Parliament (and other parties.)

Dear European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights

Great to see you hosting Jeremy Scahill. I invite you to look into a less famous case, closer to home.

My invitation for your organization is, to challenge Germany’s government on allowing JSOC, CIA & MOSSAD to run free in Germany for years engaging in criminal acts, up to and inclusive of both; the attempted rendition and assassination of this correspondent. As well, question why it is ‘responsible’ persons at the Bundestag sit on their hands with tails between legs when they damn well should have been raising their voices. It is my own firm intention there will not be any opportunity to claim ‘we didn’t know’ after the fact, like so many Germans did after the Reich’s defeat.

All the material you need to open a comprehensive investigation is located at my webpage

Most sincerely

Ron West

http://ronaldthomaswest.com

Note: This NOT my first communication sent to the ECCHR. Per typical of the several human rights organizations I have sent mails to in the past, no reply has been forthcoming.

8 October update: I received the following reply from the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights

Dear Ron West,

thank you very much for your email. The reason why we organize the event with Jeremy Scahill is to raise public awareness of JSOC and others activities. We’re also closely following US-activities on German territory as part of worldwide human rights violations. As you might have seen on our website, we’ve been active against Bush, Rumsfeld and many others in a number of European jurisdiction as well as against the German government regarding CIA-renditions. However, we’re not able to support individual cases, but will certainly have a look at them to include them in our comprehensive strategies. We’ll continue our work on the issue.

Best regards,

(Name edited out)

My reply:

Dear (name edited out)

A most sincere, absolutely grateful thank you, for your reply, a first from any Human Rights affiliated group in six years of soliciting a correspondence relating to my circumstance.

I do invite a look at my case without expectation of any commitment to individual advocacy on my behalf. I will be happy to answer any questions you may have, give you permission to speak to anyone regarding myself and I waive any right of anonymity in any reference to my alleged circumstance, when referenced in any report you may see fit to include my case in.

My kindest greetings

Ronald Thomas West

We shall see… (and if there is positive progress, any reporting here will be circumspect, per ongoing investigation)

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