I thought I recalled that Chertoff relationship, but I wasn't certain and so didn't want to mention it w/o some confirmation. I've only now learned about the other connection, which I find no less disconcerting.
I love the other comment here re the "senior researcher" for the 911 Debunking article, Benjamin Chertoff, saying he was unsure of whether he was related to Michael Chertoff, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security under President Bush and co-author of the PATRIOT Act, as if it never happened to come up in conversations among the Chertoff clan... like maybe when they were all together for some holiday, like maybe Passover? I'm referring to the former homeland security czar's dual American and Israeli citizenship, not that he is unusual in that regard. (http://www.bollyn.com/michael-chertoffs-childhood-in-israel and http://www.dailypaul.com/78153/re-list-of-dual-citizenship-o...)
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