Sunday, June 21, 2009

What's Happening to My Talk Radio?

They're coming!

Dr Paul Craig Roberts

Alex Jones

I confess that I am a big talk radio fan. Whenever I'm in my car, I am tuned to voices like Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Michael Medved, ect. And, yes, I agree with just about everything they say. Imagine my surprise when I turned on KRLA (870am) driving home from Los Angeles this evening and found myself listening to something called the Alex Jones Show (nationally syndicated out of Texas).

KRLA has a stable of good conservative voices from Dennis Prager to Michael Medved to Mike Gallagher, all of whom I listen to and respect. I had never heard of Alex Jones, however. By the time we got home, I was laughing and my wife thought I had lost my mind listening to this guy.

This evening, Jones was interviewing a guy named Dr Paul Craig Roberts, who actually was an under-secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan administration. I had never heard of him either. The topic of discussion was the uprising in Iran. Since I was driving, I couldn't take notes, so this is my recollection of what this guy was saying.

1 The youthful people who are protesting in the streets of Iran's major cities are "idiots". Why?

Because they are paving the way for Obama to launch a "shock and awe" on Iran (a beautiful and modern country according to Roberts). Yes, this is all leading to a pretense for the US and Israel to invade Iran. He also made a confusing reference to Twitter in connection with Israel's advances in cell phone technology, but to be fair, I'm not sure if he was quoting conspiracy charges by the Iranian mullahs or advancing his own conspiracy theory.

Doing a little googling on this guy, I found that he cannot be pigeon-holed so neatly as a right-winger. He apparently has attacked both political parties. According to Wikipedia...

"In an interview on August 27, 2008, on a broadcast of "The Alex Jones Show," Roberts stated that he believed that influential neoconservatives affiliated with the Bush administration were leading the United States into a nuclear confrontation with Russia over the situation in Georgia and South Ossetia. Roberts gave the conflict “almost total certainty if John McCain gets in office" and stated that the conflict would being in a time frame of about two or three years."

September 11, 2001 attacks

"Of the 9/11 Commission Report he wrote in 2006, "One would think that if the report could stand analysis, there would not be a taboo against calling attention to the inadequacy of its explanations." (see Criticisms of the 9/11 Commission Report). He has reported what he says are findings by experts that conclude there is a large energy deficit in the official account of the collapse of the three WTC buildings, and says that this deficit remains unexplained.

Roberts comments on the "scientific impossibility" of the official explanation for the events on 9/11 and says those engineers and physicists who accept this theory are wrong. On August 18, 2006, he wrote:

I will begin by stating what we know to be a solid incontrovertible scientific fact. We know that it is strictly impossible for any building, much less steel columned buildings, to “pancake” at free fall speed. Therefore, it is a non-controversial fact that the official explanation of the collapse of the WTC buildings is false... Since the damning incontrovertible fact has not been investigated, speculation and “conspiracy theories” have filled the void.

On the (back) cover of Debunking 9/11 Debunking (2007) he is quoted:Professor Griffin is the nemesis of the 9/11 cover-up. This new book destroys the credibility of the NIST and Popular Mechanics reports and annihilates his critics.Book Cover Quote

Roberts adding that the so-called neoconservatives intended to use a renewal of the fight against terrorism to rally the American people around the fading Republican Party. "The administration figures themselves and prominent Republican propagandists ... are preparing us for another 9/11 event or series of events," he said. "You have to count on the fact that if al Qaeda is not going to do it, it is going to be orchestrated."

National media

"Anyone who depends on print, TV, or right-wing talk radio media is totally misinformed. The Bush administration has achieved a de facto Ministry of Propaganda."

"The uniformity of the US media has become much more complete since the days of the cold war. During the 1990s, the US government permitted an unconscionable concentration of print and broadcast media that terminated the independence of the media. Today the US media is owned by 5 giant companies in which pro-Zionist Jews have disproportionate influence. More importantly, the values of the conglomerates reside in the broadcast licenses, which are granted by the government, and the corporations are run by corporate executives—not by journalists—whose eyes are on advertising revenues and the avoidance of controversy that might produce boycotts or upset advertisers and subscribers. Americans who rely on the totally corrupt corporate media have no idea what is happening anywhere on earth, much less at home."

So there it is, folks. Neo-cons leading the US into a nuclear confrontation against Russia over Georgia and South Ossetia, 9-11 inside job, and those Jews controlling the media.

Folks, if you meet this guy on the street, call 9-11. Don't attempt to apprehend by yourself.

Then, after Jones finished his phone conversation with Roberts, he went into a monologue which convinced me that he is an even bigger nut. Here are some of his more "salient" points.

The CIA is behind the protests in Iran.

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed?- CIA operative.

Not that they didn't torture him-they did. But it was only after they tortured his kid in front of him that he started confessing.

CIA torturers who have been thrown in prison....(keep reading)....have been silenced by the government from spilling the frijoles by being threatened with prosecution for some violation of a secrecy law.

(Has anybody out there heard about CIA officers being thrown in jail for torturing terrorist prisoners? That's strange, me neither.)

Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld? "Sickos".

He also added that while he won't leave the US himself, he is close to sending his family out of the country (while he defends the Alamo I presume).

Even though KRLA brands itself, "conservative talk radio", they need to do better than this. These guys are not real conservatives. They're just nuts.

1 comment:

Findalis said...

Sounds like a couple of real nut cases. I wonder if they also believe in the Moon landing conspiracy? I bet they do!