April 19, 2010
Editor’s note: Alex Jones and Infowars.com would like to thank all who called the authorities concerning the arrest of Aaron Dykes. Since this article was posted last night, Aaron has been released from police custody. He was charged with “disrupting a meeting or precession,” not resisting arrest as previously stated.
Compare the incident in Austin to one in California. Obama was interrupted numerous times by “gay rights” activists on Monday as he gave a speech at a fundraiser for California Sen. Barbara Boxer. The protesters were not arrested. In fact they were allowed to remain and continue heckling Obama. The activists in California were demanding action on “don’t ask, don’t tell,” while Dykes was drawing attention to war crimes committed by the Bush administration. Obviously, one is permissible while the other is not.
Infowars reporter Aaron Dykes was arrested today during a Karl Rove appearance at the University of Texas in Austin. The former Bush deputy chief of staff and notorious dirty trickster Rove was invited to the university where he was asked to talk about “his time at the White House as former President George W. Bush’s top political adviser,” according to News 8 Austin. “Rove will also share his analysis of key issues the nation currently faces, including health care, the economy and the protection of individual liberties.”
News 8’s description of Rove’s discussion covering “protection of individual liberties” is particularly ironic. Dykes was arrested during a question and answer session after he asked Rove about the Downing Street memo and a record documenting a meeting between Bush and Tony Blair where the two leaders discussed painting a reconnaissance aircraft in UN colors in order to provoke Iraq. The Downing Street memo revealed that intelligence and facts were fixed by the neocon Bush regime around the policy of illegally removing Saddam Hussein from power. The document uncovered that intelligence on Iraq prior to the war was deliberately falsified and not simply mistaken as Bush and the neocons later claimed.
In response to the question, Rove told Dykes to “shut up and sit down.” Aaron was then arrested by UT Police and placed in handcuffs. He was charged with resisting arrest, although Dykes made a point to raise his arms and declare that he was not resisting arrest or posing a threat to the police. He was then transferred to the Travis County Jail where he is being held by the Austin Police.
Infowars cameraman Rob Jacobson was also detained by UT Police but released.
Aaron Dykes was singled out and persecuted because he is an Infowars journalist. This is outrageous and should not be permitted in a country that supposedly prides itself on the Bill of Rights and the First Amendment. Dykes did not cause a disturbance and did not resist arrest as the police charge. The harassment and arrest of journalists is something that happens in third world dictatorships and should not be allowed in Texas or anywhere else in the United States.