posted on Dec, 1 2008 @ 05:25 AM
reply to post by DroolsAlot
He's not banned, he's post-banned. The whole thing gets pretty complicated, but as far as I've figured out he is free to communicate with
SkepticOverlord and Springer (and other admin) and would be welcomed back under certain conditions.
Which is pretty darn generous considering that he's spent a lot of time and energy bashing ATS since their falling-out.
Here's my understanding: there was a disagreement between John Lear and another "Conspiracy Master". SkepticOverlord and Springer tried to handle
it behind the scenes so that both prominent members of ATS didn't end up with egg on their faces. Egos were bruised, private communications were made
public, things were said that shouldn't have been (probably on all parts).
John Lear was post-banned (had his posting privileges revoked) and then went on a rampage claiming that he had been banned. My impression is that it
was rather painful for the Amigos on a personal level, as they had thought of JL as a friend.
So, end result is that JL claims on C2C that ATS is a CIA front, blah blah blah, now the issue comes up every month or so when someone new finds
Here's a post
from near the beginning of the ATS Issues MegaThread,
followed by SkepticOverlord's response, that should give you the gist of the story.
The "ATS is a CIA front" story originated from a joke post
several years ago and is discussed
, among other places.
Hope that's helpful to you. If you're troubled about the circumstances surrounding John Lear's no longer posting here, I highly recommend starting
at those posts and investigating. All the information you could want is available here, you just have to look.