So you know who started the whole “birther” silliness, that nutty idea that Barack Obama isn’t actually an American and is thus ineligible to be president? Benjamin Netanyahu, at least according to Wayne Madsen, a sometime Counterpunch contributor and talking head who is also the publisher of an eponymous online report covering “politically incorrect and politically embarrassing stories.” Last night, Madsen appeared on a Russia Today broadcast pointing out that leading birther spokeswoman Orly Taitz flew to Tel Aviv immediately after releasing a phony Kenyan birth certificate, and that she is from Moldova, homeland of Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman. . “Netanyahu has a very strong base in the U.S.,” Madsen said. “It’s very easy for him to bring this whole canard back.” Madsen asserted.
Worth remember: Madsen reported last year that the Emperors Club, the prostitution outfit frequented by fallen former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, was actually a Mossad front that outed Spitzer in retaliation for his investigations of Russian-Israeli organized crime rings.
Here’s the Russia Today clip:
Previously: Birthers Melt Down