Chased Far From Reality: A Super Bowl Nuke Conspiracy Theorist Run Amok

I feel compelled to respond to some recent disinformation by David Chase Taylor, a fringe conspiracy theorist: Alex Jones Cancels Speaking Tour 3 Days After Exposure As Possible STRATFOR Double Agent. This is an atrocious hatchet piece and a good candidate for a libel or defamation lawsuit. Not only does it unfairly and inaccurately libel Alex Jones, but it attempts to put me in a bad light, as well.

To begin, Stratfor is not an “Israeli intelligence agency” nor a “private Zionist intelligence agency” as Taylor claims. It is simply a private intelligence analysis service that covers global events, run primarily for investors. Some government agencies around the world are indeed subscribers to Stratfor’s reports, but that is typical of governments gathering open source intelligence.

Furthermore, just because Stratfor in headquartered in Austin, Texas and was started the same year that Alex Jones got his start in talk radio does not mean that they are part and parcel. Correlation does not necessarily imply causation. 

And Alex Jones’s announced decision to curtail his publicity tour a few days after Taylor released an unsubstantiated rant against him doesn’t mean anything, either. In fact, his decision to cancel the later dates in his publicity tour was actually based upon his concern about a financial crisis precipitated by the upcoming Greek “credit event.” He stated this forthrightly when he interviewed me last month. Again, correlation does not necessarily imply causation. 

In January, David Chase Taylor heralded his certainty that there would be a “Zionist” nuclear terrorist attack at Super Bowl XLV on February 6, 2011. Then, after that non-event, he then claimed that he personally “…did indeed stop, or at least postpone, a state-sponsored nuclear terror attack upon America.” I think he deserves some sort of post facto Al Gore personal achievement award for that.

Lest there be any conjecture, I need to clarify some facts: Following completion of a special background investigation (SBI), I did indeed hold a top secret clearance (granted by Fort Meade on 16 May, 1983.) And I did indeed work as a U.S. Army intelligence officer. I was read on (“briefed”) to several Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) codeword programs for six years. But I was read off (“debriefed”) from access to all SCI compartments in 1990, and my security clearance lapsed a few years later. (I did have one Periodic Reinvestigation (PR) in the late 1980s, but that PR update to my clearance has long since lapsed.) I resigned my commission in January, 1993–just after William Jefferson Clinton was sworn in. I was then a Captain, pay grade O-3. My association with the U.S. Army began in September 1979 when I took my first ROTC courses, and ended in January, 1993 when I resigned. I have had no contact with the intelligence community since I left the Army. However, I did apply for an industrial secret clearance in 2005 (under an e-QIP Investigation Request), but I left the defense industry before a clearance was ever granted. At the time, clearance requests were moving at a snail’s pace, so I was never granted another security clearance. (I quit my salaried job as a technical writer in the Spring of 2006 to become a full time blogger.)

For the record: I have never been an agent of a foreign government. I am presently not an employee, asset, operative, or contractor for any intelligence agency or law enforcement agency of any government, nor am I working as an employee or contractor for any firm operating on behalf of any agency in a proprietary relationship. I no longer hold a security clearance. Since 1990 I have not been tasked by any agency nor had access to compartmented codeword programs, and I was formally debriefed in 1990. My only remaining nexus to the intelligence community is that I’m still sworn to secrecy and that I’m still subject to travel restrictions to certain countries. That is all.

David Chase Taylor has some odd beliefs that I have great difficulty reconciling with reality. Among other things, he believes that the 9-11-2001 attacks were carried out by the Israeli Mossad. He believes that the July 22, 2011, bombings and shootings in Norway were perpetrated by the Israeli Mossad. Further, he believes that Alex Jones has Mossad “handlers” but also believes that Jones simultaneously works for the Obama Administration. Sorry, but extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof. David Taylor has not provided any proof. I think that most neutral observers would call Taylor’s web site a collection rambling rants and diatribes, with a marginal readership. (BTW, the Alexa Traffic Rank for Truther News is # 17,147,276. That speaks for itself.) His site is largely dedicated to far-fetched conspiracy theory attacks on Alex Jones and Israel. Just count the number of times the word “Zionist” occurs in this web page, for instance. Among other things, Taylor claims that Alex Jones has a net worth of $50 million. That is absurd conjecture. Taylor’s request for asylum in Switzerland has apparently been ignored because it is groundless and unsubstantiated. His visa status in Switzerland is tenuous, at best.

Mr. Taylor is apparently lashing out at patriots, constitutionalists, and his fellow 9/11 “truthers.” Please pray for him.

While I don’t share some of Alex Jones’s beliefs, I still have respect for what the man is doing, and I certainly don’t think that he is a “Zionist Tool.”

Oh, and let me make a preemptive statement, for those who might claim: “There’s no such thing as a former intelligence officer.” I’m in fact about as former as you can get. For many years, I’ve been on the outside, looking in.