Just Who Runs Alex Jones and InfoWars Anyway?

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Winston Smith for usareally.com

Alex Jones’ audience is going bonkers over recent censorship of his videos and social media communications. The founder of InfoWars famous for transforming controversy into digital clout is apparently on the ropes now. With only the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution standing in the way of ruin, Jones will surely become an alternative media martyr if the censorship holds. But wait. Is Alex Jones a real saint, or is he a sinner for “The Man?”

Vimeo is the latest online media company to removed Alex Jones' InfoWars from its platform. The decision to dump Jones comes on the heels of Facebook, YouTube and Apple removing videos by InfoWars and Jones over similar terms of service (TOS) violations. The Vimeo stoppage would seem to be another nail in the coffin for the mouthy Jones, but some non-traditional media experts say the InfoWars juggernaut is really serving as a precedent, that he was always a plant by the so-called “Deep State” run by the elites. For me, watching Jones go into self-destruct mode since the election of Donald Trump is evidence something changed in the far-right of America especially. And traditional media’s coverage of the new “Jones affair” makes me even more suspicious.

Reading this New Yorker story about Jones’ plight, I get a nagging feeling we’re about to witness some real skullduggery from the globalist elites hell-bent on convincing America of RussiaGate and the need for endless war machine manufacturing. Quoting from the article by Steve Coll concerning social media companies’ “monitoring” and moderating hate speech etc.:

“Despite this surveillance, extremist activists and propagandists managed to create huge numbers of fake accounts and distribute millions of pieces of made-up or incendiary content on Facebook during the 2016 election. (They also mounted propaganda campaigns on YouTube and Twitter.) Some abusers sought merely to make money; others tried to inflame and mislead voters. Russia’s state-directed interference was intended to help elect Donald Trump, according to American intelligence agencies.” 

Coll’s welding together Alex Jones’ craziness and allegations about the Russians that have never been proven wreaks of fish smell for me. For readers who are not aware, Coll is the former president of the New America Foundation, a Washington think tank with a broad agenda on issues from national security studies, technology, asset building, health, gender, energy, education, and the economy. The New Yorker narrative is just too close to the preaching of the technocrats and the liberal order aligned against Putin, Russia, and any notion of populism. Coll weighing in with this rhetoric is just too convenient, too coincidental. It’s as if the Jones debacle was planned in a think tank.

As an exercise, let’s imagine that this New America Foundation is in cahoots with the people who created the big tech giants like Microsoft, Google, and Facebook in the first place. Let us further pretend that the “mission” of Alex Jones was to serve a greater good, some Orwellian plan to shut us all up for good. Well, it turns out the New America Foundation has been accused of hushing up journalists at the behest of Google’s Eric Schmidt. It just so happens that the think tank is funded by Bill & Melinda Gates AND the U.S. State Department as well. Remember I said, “It’s almost like a plan.”

If we assume for the moment that America’s technocrats are in bed with the so-called “Deep State,” then strategizing mass censorship using America’s most famous conspiracy theorist is not just logical, it’s brilliant. Jones, for better or worse, has cemented any kind of conservatism to far-right extremism for most people. If the elites are running the media ever wanted a human catalyst for installing Big Brother, Alex Jones is the ultimate construct. But the question remains, “Is he the alt-right straw man?” There’s evidence to suggest InfoWars is set up as a perfect diversion, a way of disproving the truth by proclaiming revelations alongside nonsense. When Alex's attorney proclaimed that Jones is only “playing a character" and describing him as a "performance artist,” this should have clued us all.

If Alex Jones was targeted as a potential agent of the “Deep State” that’s come to light recently, he must have been recruited/converted just after 1995 and the Branch Davidian Church catastrophe. Judging from Jones’ traction and the growth of his popularity, I’d say he may have rolled over sometime after he started his attacks on the Bilderberg Group, or about 2006. 

Some experts claim that Alex Jones was made part of a CIA program started way back in the 1950s for the purpose of leveraging American media. Operation Mockingbird recruited leading American journalists into a propaganda network and oversaw the operations of front groups like those that Jones is now a figurehead for. In the fallout from the early 1970s Watergate scandal that ruined the presidency of Richard Nixon, a congressional investigation, the Church Committee revealed:

“The CIA currently maintains a network of several hundred foreign individuals around the world who provide intelligence for the CIA and at times attempt to influence opinion through the use of covert propaganda. These individuals provide the CIA with direct access to a large number of newspapers and periodicals, scores of press services and news agencies, radio and television stations, commercial book publishers, and other foreign media outlets.”

According to this line of reasoning, Jones and others are part of what is known as “controlled opposition” facet of CIA and Deep State media propaganda. And who better to run interference than the man whom some say is really insane comedian Bill Hicks? That story is too long for this discussion, but Jones researchers say Hicks staged his own death to become the CIA’s control of the truth, Alex Jones. You can read about the connections in between Hicks and Jones, and entities like Kevin Booth and Sacred Cow Productions here. Forget for the moment that Jones and Hicks are dead ringers physically, the coincidence of Jones emerging in the mid to late 1990s sticks in my brain. To quote a quote from the VICE article linked above:

“Evidence indicates that Bill Hicks transitioned himself into a new 'right wing' talk-radio conspiracy-minded shock jock just as some in government were raising the alarm about Timothy McVeigh 'lone wolf' type domestic terrorists being inspired by AM radio talk jocks. Also, it was the advent of the brand-new internet-era, and so the timing was perfect to insert a glib provoking-agent into the 'alternative media' scene— someone who could get out front and the lead patriotic Americans around in circles. And so Bill Hicks apparently went to work for the CIA — transforming himself into Alex Jones, the new 'info-warrior.'”

By now you’ve begun to sense the confusion when disinformation, disinforms about disinformation – or something we can call “controlled confusion” strategy. Not knowing what to believe, the general public will cling to the most convenient and comfortable truth. And Alex Jones is the king of discomforting and sensationalist alternative news.

Still, knowing for certain whether or not Jones is crazy, an opportunist, or a CIA plant is difficult to prove one way or the other. We do know from the so-called MollyGate story that Jones has had connections to CIA backed geopolitical intelligence platform known as Stratfor. Founded the same year Jones came out of obscurity, in the same town, by former War College expert George Friedman, Stratfor is a kind of privately run CIA for business. The depth of Stratfor dealings is a subject for another report, but a close Jones associate being on their payroll rings alarm bells. According to the MollyGate story, a former Stratfor intern named Molly Maroney was hired by Jones to be editor of InfoWars Magazine. Maroney also did work for a company called Parker Media, which was supposedly a Stratfor operation. The MollyGate story goes deeper into her association with Texas State Senator  John Whitmire, and her allegedly feeding intelligence from the senator’s office back to Stratfor.

Is Alex Jones working for the CIA? It’s difficult to prove by a pay stub or WikiLeaks emails mentioning his role in discrediting alternative media. WikiSpooks lists, his father and his mother as low to mid-level CIA operatives. I will conclude for now with a section of the declassified CIA document on Project Mockingbird that investigative reporter Glenn Greenwald was sent back in 2013 under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA):

“The intercept activity was particularly productive in identifying contacts of the newsmen, their method of operation and many of their sources of information. For example, it was determined that during the period they received data from 13 newsmen, 12 of whom were identified; 12 senators and 6 members of Congress, all identified; 21 Congressional staff members, of whom all were identified; 16 government employees, including a staff member of the White House, members of the Vice President's office, an A~sistant Attorney General, and other well-placed individuals. A number of other sources were partially or tentatively identified, but the short span of the activity precluded positive identification.”

Reading these documents and correlating with other circumstantial evidence, I cannot help but imagine the usefulness for the Deep State and the CIA, of somebody like Alex Jones. If potential were the criteria for labeling Jones “CIA” anyone collaborating with Jones and InfoWars may need to reassess. And for those of us in alternative independent media, the “InforWars Example” may be the precedent that ended us all.  More on this later.  

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