The latest (mis)adventures of Jerome Corsi
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Corsi also said that while in was in Nairobi he was hoping to meet with Barack Obama's half-brother, George, saying he had a check for him. George is reported to have told the press that he has no interest in meeting with Corsi.Skip to next paragraph
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In 2005 Corsi published "Atomic Iran: How the Terrorist Regime Bought the Bomb and American Politicians," which claimed that Democratic politicians are corrupted by Iranian money and support Iranian mullahs and Iran's quest for nuclear weapons.
Also in 2005 he co-authored (with Craig R. Smith) "Black Gold Stranglehold: The Myth of Scarcity and the Politics of Oil," a book which questions the "truism that oil is fossil fuel" and endorses the concept of "abiotic oil" production, a view not supported by any kind of scientific consensus.
Corsi has also claimed that "President Bush is pursuing a globalist agenda to create a North American Union" (a theoretical union of Canada, Mexico and the US) and has circulated claims that on 9/11 the World Trade Center towers collapsed due to explosives inside the building.
But regardless of the oddity of his views, writes the Nairobi Business Daily, deporting Corsi was not the correct action for the government to take.
The paper quotes the European Court of Human Rights Standard, which wrote that “freedom of expression is applicable not only to ‘information’ or ‘ideas’ that are favorably received or regarded as inoffensive, but also to those that offend, shock or disturb the State or any sector of the population.... Such are the demands of that pluralism without which there is no democratic society.”
Sadly, concludes the Business Daily, "Kenya failed the test."