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Anti-truther witch hunt fizzles at Oberlin College

Will prestigious liberal arts school sponsor a debate on false flags?


A rabid little Fox is drooling and gnashing its teeth.

But that hasn’t stopped Oberlin College from respecting the academic freedom of Professor Joy Karega, who is being witch-hunted by the neocon-Zionist network for speaking honestly about 9/11 and the two 2015 Paris false flags.

According to the outraged Likudnik tabloid the New York Post:

Karega … wrote on numerous Facebook posts that she believes Israel was the mastermind behind numerous terrorist attacks around the world including 9/11 and the Charlie Hebdo slaughter in Paris.”

In a written statement, Oberlin President Marvin Krislov offered an obligatory denunciation of “anti-Semitic conspiracy theories,” while at the same time defending academic freedom:

“I am a practicing Jew, grandson of an Orthodox rabbi. Members of our family were murdered in the Holocaust. As someone who has studied history, I cannot comprehend how any person could or would question its existence, its horrors and the evil which caused it. I feel the same way about anti-Semitic conspiracy theories. Regardless of the reason for spreading these materials, they cause pain for many people — members of our community and beyond … I am also the son of a tenured faculty member at a large research university. My father instilled in me a strong belief in academic freedom. I believe, as the American Association of University Professors says, that academic freedom is ‘the indispensable quality of institutions of higher education’ because it encourages free inquiry, promotes the expansion of knowledge, and creates an environment in which learning and research can flourish.”

On Monday, I had emailed a debate challenge to the Oberlin student newspaper,Krislov and 17 other key Oberlin professors and administrators. Perhaps it had helped sway Krislov. Here it is:

To the administrators, faculty, staff and students of Oberlin College (emailed 2/29/2016)

It has come to my attention that a member of the Oberlin faculty, Professor Joy Karega, is being witch-hunted by the same forces that drove me out of the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2006. Specifically, Professor Karega is being hounded for suggesting that the Charlie Hebdo attacks may have been a false flag event, and that Israel and its extremist Prime Minister may have helped orchestrate the crime.

Such views may sound odd or unusual to uncritical consumers of Western mainstream media. But in fact they are both widespread and well-supported by considerable evidence.

Globally, a substantial majority of Muslim intellectuals, as well as those non-Muslim intellectuals who follow alternative media, would tend to agree with Professor Karega. Their interpretation is supported by evidence presented in a book I edited, We Are NOT Charlie Hebdo: Free Thinkers Question the French 9/11.

In that book, which features 22 leading public intellectuals representing a wide variety of backgrounds and viewpoints, bestselling Israeli author and investigative journalist Barry Chamish – a right-wing Zionist himself – suggests that Netanyahu should be considered a key suspect in the apparent false flag attack on the Charlie Hebdo offices. Evidence for that interpretation is presented in several of the essays.

As the editor of We Are NOT Charlie Hebdo and its follow-up volume ANOTHER French False Flag?  I would be happy to visit Oberlin to participate in a debate or symposium about these critically-important issues. Those who disagree with me (and with 40 leading public intellectuals represented in the two books) should be eager to defend their views using logic and evidence rather than ad hominems.

If Professor Karega’s critics are not willing to participate in a free and fair debate, their hysteria and name-calling ought to be of no concern to educated people, including the Oberlin College community.

Student groups interested in sponsoring such a debate or symposium may contact me by email at kbarrett(at)merr[dot]com.

Also, I would like to offer copies of We Are NOT Charlie Hebdo and ANOTHER French False Flag at half price to members of the Oberlin community. If you’d like a copy, simply email me at kbarrett(at)merr[dot]com from an Oberlin.edu address.


Dr. Kevin Barrett

As of Thursday, I had not heard back from any of the 19 Oberlin recipients. So I decided to compose another missive, this one directed to Marvin Krislov.

To Oberlin University President Marvin Krislov,

Thank you for standing up for academic freedom in your recent statement implicitly referring to the witch-hunt of Professor Joy Karega.

As a human being, and the son and grandson of human beings, who has studied history, I cannot comprehend how anyone could question the existence of that Holocaust known as World War II, in which more than sixty million of our fellow humans were murdered. Nor can I understand how anyone can question the evil which caused that war, namely British imperialism, with lesser contributions from other imperialisms. (All realist historians acknowledge that the two World Wars were essentially the same war, launched by the British to pre-emptively destroy a rising German empire.)

Nor can I understand why anyone would single out some World War II victims as more worthy of remembrance than others due to their ethnicity. And I certainly cannot understand why the debate over various details about World War II outlined in Thomas Dalton’s Debating the Holocaust has been criminalized in many European countries and rendered taboo in the American academy.

You write that you are similarly nonplussed by “anti-Semitic conspiracy theories.” Are you referring to the theory that 19 young Semites, led by an older Semite on dialysis in a cave in Afghanistan, blew up the World Trade Center by using box-cutters to kindle minor office fires?

I, too, am outraged by anti-Semitic conspiracy theories. Today virtually all of the world’s Semites are the speakers of Arabic. (“Semite” is a linguistic category, not a racial one.) And I am outraged by the way Arabic Semites have been falsely blamed for the controlled demolition of the World Trade Center, the murders of innocents by large white paramilitary professionals  in Paris and San Bernadino, and many similar false flag incidents. These false flag public relations stunts have triggered the murder of more than 1.5 million people and the destruction of the homes and lives of tens of millions more. THIS is the real, indisputable and ongoing Holocaust; you and your colleagues are perpetrating it right now with your tax money, your silences and your lies. The blood of more than a million innocents is on your hands.

So while I appreciate your support for academic freedom, I respectfully request that you take the next step and sponsor a debate or symposium on false flags in general and 9/11 and the 2015 Paris attacks in particular. If you or anyone else believes they can defend the 9/11 Commission Report, or the official versions of the Paris attacks, in a debate, they should be not just willing but actually eager to put the “conspiracy theories” to rest.

I will be happy to travel to Oberlin at my own expense to participate in any such debate. Meanwhile, I am sending my three books Questioning the War on Terror, We Are NOT Charlie Hebdo, and ANOTHER French False Flag as a gift to the Oberlin College Library, where faculty and students can refer to them to understand the positions of Professor Karega and the hundreds of millions of people around the world who share her interpretations of current events.


Kevin Barrett


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12 Responses to "Anti-truther witch hunt fizzles at Oberlin College"

  1. seafrog  March 8, 2016 at 10:21 am

    Bravo Dr Barret!
    It will be a good day when one – or more of these institutions of “higher learning” actually contributes to actual Higher Learning. While it is safe to assume that Assistant Professor Karega has a sort of “Carte Blanche” – or in a fashion “Black Privilege” in this case, at least she is doing what others who cannot get their “foot in the door” cannot. I like this exhibition of “by whatever means necessary” and applaud her for her courage. Too bad others – as in MANY others of all “stripes” cannot or will not just throw it all out there time and time again until the KM machine just comes crashng down around their ears.

  2. J. Walker  March 4, 2016 at 9:23 am

    Bravo Mr Barret, please advise Mme Karega, who seems to be of african descent, not to count on the zionist controlled NAACP. For example, when professor of history, Dr Tony Martin (author of :The Jewish Onslaught), researched the involvement of jews in the slave trade and started to give courses on the subject matter, the university fired him, even though he held a tenure! The NAACP never supported Dr Martin. The NAACP received jewish seed money when founded back in 1909, was presided by white skinned jews right up till the ’70’s (Kaplan was the last jewish president) with the exception of the 1st white skinned president which not jewish. A sad state of affairs.

  3. wjabbe  March 3, 2016 at 5:36 pm

    Dr. Joy Karega is reported to have the rank of assistant professor. Unless there is something special in her contract with Oberlin College, she does not have tenure which usually accompanies promotion to associate professor although not always. Even this rank can be given without any long term job protections in today’s academy. Despite the appearance of sympathy to her academic freedom to harbor non orthodox beliefs by the college president, in no way means he will support her if and when the chips are down; in other words when the bad public relations resulting from her “views” trumps the hifalutin principles of academic freedom, especially having no tenure guarantees. She could easily face the same fate as professor James Tracy at Florida Atlantic University and I am sure she knows this. Ironically it might be her race which provides more protection than tenure might due to political correctness. She has great courage in openly admitting her unorthodox beliefs almost as if done to provoke the powers that be. Only time will tell her fate. Such is the sorry state of the academy today.

    • wjabbe  March 3, 2016 at 5:41 pm

      If the average citizen and taxpayer could see the despicable activities which go on in secret, behind the same closed doors there as in most of government at every level, they would demand these cesspools of lower learning be shut down and no longer permitted to brainwash and indoctrinate their kids. Unfortunately maybe these institutions are just a reflection of the very parents who fostered these kids in the first place.

  4. medicis  March 3, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    to Dickard, I agree. Kevin, you ‘did good’. Those two excellent challenges exceeded the capacity of the Oberlin administrator for obfiscation and “anti-semitism” bullshit.

  5. medicis  March 3, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    to mylomorph (who knows where this entry will end up)… The Red Cross placed the estimate for numbers of Jews deaths in the labor camps at about 178,000 due, more or less exclusively to Typhus and starvation. All groups in camps.. gypsies, etc., suffered the same fate. Not one Jew died in a ‘gas chamber’. There were no gas chambers for humans. Anywhere.

    • medicis  March 3, 2016 at 2:25 pm

      I also wish to add….. who could have imagined the extreme hubris of the ‘tribe’ (aka synagogue of satan), to have lied so blatantly and egregiously about their “suffering” to hold the whole world hostage to their lie. For –money– and power. Who could have imagined?

  6. davor  March 3, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    Well done mr. Barrett. Some of the arch anti-semites are today in the top echelon of Likud and various worldwide groups and organizations that diabolically describe their own actions as preventing anti-semitism. 9/11 is also a proof contribution to their anti-semitism. I sympathize with all the academic community and all others that are undergoing this torture by national security Inquisition after 9/11. Not to worry, they should all re-read some of Eastern European experiences of academics and professors on questioning “stalinist truths” and find comfort in their lives, knowing that some day the corrupt will have no more material. Or is it that the laws of thermodynamics were supernaturally changed on 9/11, some Ivy League scholars would argue? Don’t think so.

  7. Peter Johnson  March 3, 2016 at 11:44 am

    The official narrative just doesn’t hold water. Building 7 compilation videos on YouTube clearly demonstrate that it was a controlled demolition — any fool can see that. YouTube footage brought up by searching for “Flight 93 no wreckage” shows without a doubt that there was no plane crash in Pennsylvania that day. Google images of aerial photos of Building 6 clearly show that it was blown up and out and not destroyed by a sideways shock from the planes hitting Buildings 1 and 2.

    There’s more, but these are the absolute no-brainers.

    So if the official story is nonsense, then who?

    Well, who won? Those who wanted to attack and destroy several Arab countries won. No prizes for guessing who they are.

    The truth will eventually out. If each person who has looked into it proves to ten people that the official story is nonsense, and each of them show ten more, then this series of crimes will be exposed and the criminals will have nowhere to hide. This president of Oberlin College is clearly aware of what happened that day and cannot in good conscience destroy someone who opened her mouth and spoke the truth.

    I salute her.

  8. mylomorph  March 3, 2016 at 11:22 am

    the official report of the RED CROSS said 20,000 black,homosexual,gypsies and other undesirables were killed in camps and not the 6 MILLION THE JEWS have been pumping out since at least 1916 read back issues of WASHINGTON POST among others.it would seem these K/M JEWS BLAME OTHER FACTIONS for what they are actually GUILTY OF.they have played the SYMPATHY CARD once to often and people are NOW seeing just what is going on.these JEWS are a danger to the WHOLE WORLD, THEY MUST BE DEALT WITH NOW.peace and justice for ALL.mylo

  9. Garry Compton  March 3, 2016 at 11:20 am

    Its about GD time someone else saw thru this BS scam that happened on 9-11. And 9-11 is just the Tip of the Ice-Berg !

  10. sierra117  March 3, 2016 at 10:45 am

    It is more han that… The WWII and the holocaust lie were created for the same purpose that is to destroy and vilify the German People for under Hitler’s leadership they started to issue FREE DEBT MONEY. Then they nationalized the central bank and defied the slavery imposed on human being by the financial and monetary systems controlled by the big private jewish banks. All the world were deceived in order to fight a war against Germany, we were told it was for democracy and freedom but actually it was in benefit of jewish bankers. Today most of the people still believe those lies so called history, and that’s the reason we have the current situation of degeneration, impoverishment and depredation fomented by the banks and etnic supremacy of the jewish people in the west.

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