Zac Goldsmith has pledged to make London’s streets safer from terrorists — in apparent contrast with Sadiq Khan, who the Tories claim is “giving cover to extremists”. So will he be calling on his old pal Max Keiser to help him?
When Goldsmith was the editor of Ecologist magazine he teamed up with “radical activist” Max Keiser to “take down” Coca Cola by devaluing the company’s shares.
Here is how the Guardian reported their 2004 alliance:
The radical activist Max Keiser has joined forces with the editor of the Ecologist magazine, Zak [sic] Goldsmith, to launch a hedge fund that will donate the profits from short-sales in Coke’s stock to the “victims of Coke’s business model in places like India and Colombia”.
Keiser is now a presenter on Kremlin-backed channel RT, and interviewed Zac Goldsmith in 2013 (screenshot above).
He is also on the record as claiming that the 9/11 attacks were part of an elaborate conspiracy to destroy a smaller building on the World Trade Center site occupied by US security officials — and that the outrage was merely “outsourced” to Islamists by unknown figures:
“The Twin Towers were not the target, they were the diversion. Building 7 was always the target.
“I always thought the Twin Towers attack was outsourced, possibly to terrorist groups.
“In Building 7 there’s a lot of stuff that people wanna know what’s in this building. A lot of records, a lot of CIA records, a lot of FBI records.
It’s not clear if Keiser believed in these theories at the time he teamed up with Goldsmith.
We asked multiple times when he first started questioning the official version of 9/11 but got no response:
@maxkeiser Hi Max, quick Q. Do you believe 9/11 was an inside job? When did you come to this realisation? Straight after 9/11 or later?
— Sunny Hundal (@sunny_hundal) May 2, 2016
@maxkeiser Hi Max, I asked earlier but got no response. You believe official version of 9/11 isn't true? When did you start to question it?
— Sunny Hundal (@sunny_hundal) May 3, 2016
Who is better placed to advise Goldsmith on counter terrorism?