Wednesday, June 29, 2011
First hour: Live from London: U.K. 9/11 truth leader Ian Henshall, author of 9/11 Revealed: The New Evidence reporting on Richard Gage's triumphant UK tour. From Ian's newsletter:
9/11 Sceptic Richard Gage takes London and Bristol by Storm David Aaronovitch, 9/11 believer, Promises Debate. Some 250 people braved a chilly Monday evening to hear world renowned US architect Richard Gage demolish the US governments' version of 9/11 at the main lecture room in the Royal Institute of British Architects this week. The Times' David Aaronovitch, a leading media cheerleader for the official 9/11 story, was present and accepted a challenge to debate the issue in public.The meeting in Bristol the next day saw an even higher turnout. People were turned away from the standing room only meeting at Colston Hall.
In contrast to the corporate media outlets in London, the local media coverage of the Bristol event included a front page article in the Bristol Evening Post entitled '911:The Bombs Theory', a double page spread and a leading article entitled 'In Praise of Richard Gage' who is described as a 'brave man'. Richard Gage did an interview on Radio Bristol on the Tuesday morning and other local radio stations all covered the event including Jack FM, Bristol Community Radio and Ujimma Radio. As a result of extensive leafleting of the Bristol University Engineering Department and a mailshot to every Architechtural and Engineering practice in the city there was a good turn out from the professional community....
Second hour: Webster Tarpley reports from Tripoli, Libya -- offering a very different take on events in that country than the one we heard from Gordon Duff last week! (Note: We may also get a report from Franklin Lamb, also in Tripoli, whose take on events in Libya also differs markedly from Gordon's!)
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Guest, Dr. Robert Abele. Dr. Abele (Ph.D. Marquette University) teaches philosophy at Diablo Valley College in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is the author of two excellent recent articles The Corporate Media Complex: Drawing Back the Veil on the U.S. Propaganda Machine and The US as a National Security State. He is also the author of three books: A User’s Guide to the USA Patriot Act; Democracy Gone: A Chronicle of the Last Chapters of the Great American Democratic Experiment; and The Anatomy of a Deception: A Reconstruction and Analysis of the Decision to Invade Iraq.
Dr. Abele is a strong defender of academic freedom and the Constitution, as exemplified by the following commentary he did for KVMR radio in Sacramento (he now does them for KPFA in Berkeley).
The Extremist Attack on College Education
Last week I talked about the Republican attack on the public education system of America by the closing of all of the public schools of New Orleans and the firing of all its teachers. Today I would like to underscore another, more recent, attack. It centers on Dr. Kevin Barrett, a professor at the University of Wisconsin, who Republican senators and even the Republican governor of Wisconsin are attempting to fire. The reason: he has included in his course on Islam an examination of the evidence that the U.S. government was involved in the attacks of 9/11 to further their aims in the Mideast. This is absolutely a legitimate issue for a professor to raise, provided it fits in with the course content. Yet right-wing Republicans are so afraid of anyone who says anything that steps out of line from the official version of contemporary issues that they are willing to harass and even attempt to terminate professors who try to get their students to think about the evidence and problems with the evidence that are contained in contemporary issues with which they disagree. That is what education is all about; yet the right-wing is attempting to excise it from the system. I have already commented on David Horowitz and the attempts of his organization to have conservative viewpoints legislated as part of the laws of various states. The stories of Dr. Barrett in Wisconsin and the teachers of New Orleans are just the latest in this frontal assault on reducing education and critical thinking in America. Now consider this: Webster’s dictionary defines “fascism” as the forcible suppression of opposition, centralized control of money, and racism, among other things. From what we have seen in New Orleans and Wisconsin, fascists are at the doors of our educational institutions. Unfortunately for the Republican party, most of these fascistic voices come from their side of the aisle.
Since I prefer to examine the thoughts of the Founders as a touchstone of my criticisms of the right-wing of American politics, I will quote James Madison and Thomas Jefferson as being representative of the Founders’ nearly unanimous view on the function of education. James Madison said: “Learned Institutions ought to be favorite objects with every free people. They throw that light over the public mind which is the best security against crafty & dangerous encroachments on the public liberty…What spectacle can be more edifying or more seasonable, than that of Liberty & Learning, each leaning on the other for their mutual and surest support?” (Letter to William T. Barry, August 4, 1822).
Thomas Jefferson drafted a bill entitled “A Bill for the More General Diffusion of Knowledge,” which opened by stating bluntly that the only way to avoid nefarious individuals from perverting democracy into tyranny was education of the young. Most important, in Jefferson’s Report of the Commissioners for the University of Virginia (August 4, 1818), he stated explicitly that the main goals of college education should be “To enable him to calculate for himself, and to express and preserve his ideas…in writing…to develop the reasoning faculties of our youth, enlarge their minds, cultivate their morals, and instill into them the precepts of virtue and order…and, generally, to form them to habits of reflection and correct action...” If Republicans and religions do not want college professors to examine unpopular ideas, how are these mandates Jefferson sets for colleges to be met?
Continuing on, Thomas Jefferson said it best: “If anybody thinks that kings, nobles, or priests are good conservators of the public happiness, send them [to an American college]. It is the best school in the universe to cure them of that folly.” Even more, Jefferson said that where people replace education with what he calls an “adoration” of wealth or nobility, that country is ripe for despotism (Letter to George Wythe, August 13, 1786). If Jefferson’s admonition is true at all—and I think it is—then the Republicans who attack college-course content today are engaging in folly.
Notice the repeated emphasis of Madison, Jefferson, and the other Founders regarding two themes: the emphasis on thinking, and the connection between thinking and remaining free. As Madison put it, you have to have liberty and learning together in order to have a healthy democracy. Yet this is the very thing the right-wing in today’s political climate is attempting to sever. The question is why. The attackers all seem to think that they have the best idea as to what should or really should NOT be taught. But Madison’s and Jefferson’s ideas were good then, and they remain good ideas today. Good public schools result in a healthy democracy, and without healthy schools, democratic government is open to a take-over by despots. Such is our situation today.
So right-wing, Republican attacks on education today can only be for that most egregious of all vices according to our Founders: that is, raw political power, one of the most faction-causing vices in open government, according to Madison and other Founders. Their aim can only be to divide the country and thereby conquer it for themselves.
But we have seen that the attack of the government, both state and federal, on the public schools of New Orleans and the attack of certain legislators on the content of what university professors teach are both attacks on the backbone of a healthy democratic nation. We have seen this in the words of our Founders. In my estimation, education is the final barrier that stands between freedom in the Founders’ understanding and the despotism of a corporate and religiously-controlled culture. We need to support our schools in any way we can from such intrusion, and this starts with keeping an eye on our local schools and colleges to see if the fascists are at their doors yet. Our schools are democracy’s last hopes in America; let’s keep them free from fascist influence.
Saturday, June 25, 2011
First hour: Jim Fetzer explains his latest article "9/11: Seismic Proof + Video Fakery = An Inside Job." I don't understand the relationship between the seismic proof (Ross and Furlong's study showing that the first explosion in the North Tower happened 14-17 seconds before the plane impacts) and the video fakery issue. But apparently Jim does...
Note: Dr. James Fetzer will be speaking on July 20 at the University of Minnesota-Duluth campus in Bohannon Hall Room 90 starting at 7 pm, with doors opening at 6 pm. That hall seats 350 people. Jim's talk is titled: "Were the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq justified by the events of 9/11/01?"
Second hour: Stephen Lendman on Turkish-Israeli relations, Permanent US Iraq and Afghanistan Occupations Planned, Breaching Gaza's Siege, and much more. Along with discussing the new boats to Gaza and the permanent occupations, we'll compare notes on Turkey, where I spent two weeks in mid-May.
Friday, June 24, 2011
First hour: Host Peymon Mottahedeh interviews controversial truth- seeker and patriot movement author-broadcaster Victor Thorn of WingTV, author of 9/11 on Trial, a 2005 courtroom-style brief for controlled demolition, and 9/11 Evil -- one of the few books to focus on the Israeli/Mossad connection to 9/11...as well as other books on Obama, the USS Liberty, and anarchism. Not to mention the terrific 9/11 truth insert he designed for Poker Face's Peace or War CD.
Second hour: Kevin Barrett interviews Abu Salem Sofyan of Islamic Intelligence, co-author with Captain Eric May of False-Flag Forecast Summer 2011. Is another big false-flag attack likely as we approach the 10th anniversary of 9/11? If so, what to expect, and how to help prevent it?
Islamic Intelligence is one of the best Muslim alternative-news sites, so I'm happy to finally have a chance to actually talk to Abu Salem!
Thursday, June 23, 2011
He's tall. He's dark. He's handsome. And, unfortunately, he's dead. Can Osama's sterling character and nonpareil charisma overcome his handicap? Can a truth-telling dead man be elected President of the United States? In this essay, political strategist Kevin Barrett of TruthJihad.com answers with a resounding "yes"!
Broadcast Thursday, June 23rd (listen here): National Security insider and Veterans Today editor Gordon Duff deconstructs "Popeye history" and says Osama Bin Laden was not only innocent, but actually a good man who cared about ordinary Americans and whose real enemies were the Zionists and corrupt insiders who did 9/11.
Based on Gordon Duff''s ringing endorsement of Osama Bin Laden, which supports conclusions I have drawn from my own research, I am launching a movement to ask the Democratic party to draft Osama, rather than Obama, as its presidential candidate in the 2012 elections.
Campaign slogan: "Change the B to an S, and you'll hear a lot less BS!"
There are many reasons why Osama would be a better president than Obama. The most important is that Osama is known to be "truthful to a fault," as his former colleague in the US-sponsored Afghan liberation war, Pakistani Intelligence Chief Gen. Hamid Gul, put it. Gordon Duff, a National Security insider who has worked with Gen. Gul, echoes that assessment, saying that Bin Laden's "only crime" was that he "told the truth." Considering that every US president since Jimmy Carter has been a pathological liar, it would be refreshing and inspiring to finally elect a new president who is "truthful to a fault."
Naysayers will surely object that of course Bin Laden won't lie to us, because he's dead! How can we elect a dead man president? My response is that such bigotry against dead people is unacceptable. In 1960, Americans overcame anti-Catholic bigotry by electing John F. Kennedy; in 1980 they overcame bigotry against people with Alzheimer's by electing Ronald Reagan; in 2000 and 2004 they almost overcame bigotry against the retarded by nearly electing George W. Bush; and of course in 2008 they overcame bigotry against Irish-American bisexuals who were born in Kenya by electing Obama. Additionally, there is a precedent for sending a corpse to Washington: Missouri voters greatly preferred the corpse of Mel Carnahan to the living John Ashcroft in 2000. Given this track record, there is no reason why we could not elect a dead man President in 2012.
But could a dead man, even one as dynamic as Osama Bin Laden, really execute the offices of President of the United States? Admittedly, most dead people could not handle the stress of the office of Chief Executive. But Osama Bin Laden is not your ordinary dead man. Since he passed away in December, 2001, Osama has compiled a long list of accomplishments:
* He has conducted more than a dozen TV and audio interviews, skillfully impersonating widely disparate characters ranging from a big fat gray-beard with a broad nose, to a short, skinny little shrimp with a jet-black beard.
* He has used his amazing charisma, which would be unusual even in a living person, to inspire Americans to continue their war-on-terror crusade.
* He has skillfully evaded detection, hopping from cave to cave attached to his solar-operated dialysis machine and finally winding up in a big house right next door to Pakistani military headquarters.
* He even put up an amazing fight against the American death squad that came to re-kill him, somehow managing to unleash a stream of machine gun fire against the death squad even though he was unarmed, and somehow using his wife as a human shield even though he did not use his wife as a human shield. Terrified by his superhuman ability to defy Aristotelian logic and elementary reality, the American troops were forced to hurriedly throw his body in the ocean, just in case he came back to life again, or somebody asked to independently verify his identity.
Some people will argue that because Bin Laden was born in Saudi Arabia, and is/was not a US citizen, he is ineligible to be elected President of the United States. To such people, I respond that if Obama can release a blatantly photoshopped "birth certificate," then this Constitutional requirement is clearly no longer in force. Additionally, Bin Laden is eligible for posthumous honorary US citizenship based on his lifetime of service to the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. As Gordon Duff writes: "Sources willing to testify in court, sources silenced because of phony concerns for 'national security,' sources who have held positions of trust and/or authority, tell me Osama bin Laden always worked for the CIA until his death. Most confirm his death in December, 2001."
But wait a minute! Didn't Bin Laden "hate America"? How could we elect an America-hater as President?
In reality, as Gordon Duff explains, Osama loved America and Americans, but hated some of the policies of their government...the same policies that are now hated by more and more of the American people. As Duff writes, Osama "believed that a powerful Israeli lobby controlled much of the US government and that the American people would suffer terribly because of this..."
But didn't Bin Laden do 9/11? Hardly! He repeatedly denied involvement in 9/11 and deplored the killing of innocent people, including women and children. As a CIA intercept shows, Bin Laden said: "Whoever committed the act of 11 September are not the friends of the American people. I have already said that we are against the American system, not against its people, whereas in these attacks, the common American people have been killed."
And though he worked for the CIA, Bin Laden was apparently honest enough to smell corruption in his own agency. When speculating on who might have helped pulled off 9/11, Bin Laden said (according to the CIA):
"Then there are intelligence agencies in the US, which require billions of dollars worth of funds from the Congress and the government every year. This [funding issue] was not a big problem till the existence of the former Soviet Union but after that the budget of these (FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY 180) agencies has been in danger. They needed an enemy. So, they first started propaganda against Usama and Taliban and then this incident happened."
In short, Osama Bin Laden told the American people the truth about the fact that their nation has been taken over by an unholy alliance of Zionists more loyal to Israel than America, and corrupt elements of their own military-industrial-intelligence complex. This unholy alliance staged the 9/11 attacks as a pretext to seize power, plunder the American taxpayers, and terrorize any potential opposition by setting up a police state apparatus. (The step-by-step instructions for the 9/11 stealth coup d'état are outlined in Luttwak's Coup d'Etat: A Practical Handbook.)
If the dead (fake) Osama could inspire Americans to relinquish their economy, their liberty, their Constitution, and their nation's good name, perhaps the dead (real) Osama can inspire them to take these things back.
Osama Bin Laden for President!
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Kevin returns from Europe: This week's conversations include James Petras, Robert Merritt, Gordon Duff, D.W. Aossey, Mohamed Alouine & Helen Caldicott
Truth Jihad Radio Mon. 6/20/11, 1-3 pm Central, American Freedom Radio (archived here.) Call-in number: (402) 237-2525 or post your questions to my Facebook page.
First hour: James Petras, author of many critically important books and essays. His recent essay Empire or Republic: from Joplin, Missouri to Kabul, Afghanistan shows how ordinary Americans, like Afghanis and Iraqis, are victims of the treasonous architects of an unconstitutional empire. James Petras is one of the very few leftist American academics willing to address the Zionist takeover of the USA head-on. He is the author of more than 62 books published in 29 languages, and over 600 articles in professional journals.
Second hour: Robert "Butch" Merritt, former police and FBI confidential informant, author of Watergate Exposed: How the President of the United States and the Watergate Burglars Were Set Up. The book recounts how Merritt, while working as an informant for the Washington, DC police, uncovered the Watergate burglary plot two weeks in advance, and reported it to his handler: Military Intelligence agent (using his DC police job as cover) Carl Shoffler. Shoffler went on to set up and arrest the Watergate burglars, helping bring down Nixon on behalf of America's military-intelligence secret government. Merritt's first-hand testimony is credible, backed up by documentary evidence, and consistent with other revisionist Watergate historiography including Russ Baker's Family of Secrets, Colodny and Gettlin's Silent Coup, and Hougan's Secret Agenda. (Read about my interview with Russ Baker here, and listen here (second half of mp3 file).
Thursday, June 23rd, 9 a.m Pacific on NoLiesRadio.org (postponed due to technical difficulties at NoLiesRadio): National Security insider and Veterans Today editor Gordon Duff deconstructs "Popeye history" and says Osama Bin Laden was not only innocent, but actually a good man who cared about ordinary Americans and whose real enemies were the Zionists who did 9/11. Gordon's searing OBL piece recalls my 2007 interview on Jessica McBride's show. McBride, the airhead wife of a DA running for Wisconsin Attorney General, was sent by the Republican high command to set me up as "Wisconsin's Ward Churchill" for the benefit of State Rep. Steve Nass who would, the next morning, catapult me to national notoriety, thereby (they hoped) scaring academics away from 9/11 truth. Late in the show, an audibly frustrated McBride loses it, practically shrieking: "Is Osama Bin Laden evil? Is he evil? Answer the question yes or no! IS HE EVIL!?!?!" My response: "Jessica, it feels like I'm talking to a two-year-old." National Security insider Gordon Duff, who knows Afghanistan and Pakistan very well, might have answered that question more directly: "No, Jessica, it's you and the people who sent you who are evil. Osama was a good guy."
Wednesday June 22nd, 1-3 pm Central, American Freedom Radio (archived here):
First hour: D.W. Aossey, author of the fictional (?) thriller Instruments of State: "The Cold War is a fading memory and a New World Order looms. As the Millennium approaches, a gang of powerbrokers scheme to control the world's resources. But first they need to convince the American people -- the paymasters of the lone remaining military superpower -- that their security is at risk...Framed in historical events from Vietnam to the 1983 Invasion of Lebanon to the Gulf War and culminating in the events of 9/11, it's a winner-take-all proposition, and murder and mayhem make for a surprise ending in this epic tale of espionage and suspense."
Second hour: Moroccan pro-democracy leader Mohamed Aliouine. Will the Arab Revolutions topple the last three big US/Zionist-puppet royal dynasties: Morocco, Jordan, and the big prize, Saudi Arabia? Exiled Moroccan pro-democracy activist Mohamed Aliouine has been living on the run across the USA and has survived multiple assassination attempts, as he helps organize the ever-bigger demonstrations that threaten to topple one of the world's longest-lived feudal monarchies...whose party-hearty homosexual billionaire king Mohammed VIth sells his nation out to the Zio-American bankster empire while posing, more mincingly than convincingly, as "Commander of the Faithful." Amir al-Mumineen my Irish Muslim Ass! The next time you go jet-skiing with your boyfriends, Mohammed VIth, please continue all the way to the Bahamas...and stay there.
Friday, June 24th: My radio show guests TBA (Peymon handles the first hour.) Then from 10 to 11 pm I'll join legendary anti-nuke activist Helen Caldicott recording an episode of Melodee's Truth Quest show at KHEN for broadcast the following week.
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Monday, June 6th on AmericanFreedomRadio
1-2 p.m. Central: Franklin Lamb, who last week was twice prevented from joining me by phone and electricity outages in Beirut. Is the third time the charm?
2-3 p.m. Central: Webster Tarpley, author of several excellent books as well as the important new article US, Pakistan Near Open War; Chinese Ultimatum Warns Washington Against Attack.
Tuesday, June 7th on NoLiesRadio
11-noon Central: Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, author of Green Deen: What Islam Teaches About Protecting the Planet.
Wednesday, June 8th on AmericanFreedomRadio
1-2 pm Central: Jim Fetzer of Scholars for 9/11 Truth, author of Render Unto Darwin, discusses Vincent Bugliosi's case for agnosticism (discussed on my show last Friday) as well as David Ray Griffin's argument that Darwinian evolution may not be compatible with the existence of God.
2-3 pm Central: Joshua Blakeney, award-winning 9/11 truth researcher & graduate student at the University of Lethbridge; critic of Jonathan Kay and his new hit-piece book Among the Truthers. (I respond to Kay's libel here.) Joshua works closely with Professor Anthony Hall, who produced a thorough review of Kay's book very quickly. (I'm still waiting for my promised review copy!)
Thursday June 9th through Sunday June 18th: Kevin Barrett on speaking tour of Germany and Belgium, guest hosts step forward!
Friday, June 10th on AmericanFreedomRadio
1-2 pm Central: Guest host Peymon Mottadeh of Freedom Law School with surprise guest.
2-3 pm Central: Another surprise.
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Monday June 13th on AmericanFreedomRadio
1-3 pm Central: Guest host Ken Freeland welcomes Ken Jenkins and Sen. Mike Gravel, who are working on the California 9/11 Ballot Initiative.
Tuesday, June 14th on NoLiesRadio
11-noon Central: Former Head of Pakistani Intelligence Gen. Hamid Gul and Freedom Fighter Ken O’Keefe (repeat of show first broadcast last November 2nd).
Wednesday, June 15th on AmericanFreedomRadio
1-3 pm Central: Guest host Robin Hordon joins his own special guests.
Friday, June 17th on AmericanFreedomRadio
1-2 pm Central: Guest host Peymon Mottadeh of Freedom Law School with surprise guest.
2-3 pm Central: Another surprise...
Thursday, June 2, 2011
First hour: Celebrated prosecutor and bestselling author Vincent Bugliosi makes his debut on Truth Jihad Radio! Bugliosi is the author of fourteen books, several of them blockbusters, including Helter Skelter, The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder, and now his latest bestseller Divinity of Doubt: The God Question, which makes a case for agnosticism:
“When I hear theists and atheists pontificating on how they know God does or does not exist, I can only smile at the irrationality, and yes, vanity of the notion,” writes Bugliosi, who – in court or in the pages of his books – has taken on the likes of Charles Manson, O.J. Simpson, Lee Harvey Oswald, and George W. Bush. “Since the depth of a belief should be in proportion to the evidence, no sensible person should be dogmatic about whether there is or is not a God.”
I wonder whether he thinks the first shahada -- "There is no god but God" -- is dogmatic?
Second hour: Live from Beirut, Lebanon: International lawyer Franklin Lamb, author of the new article "Is the Arab Spring spreading to US Congressional staffs?" While allegedly American congress-critters endanger whatever flaccid spines they possess by bending over in postures of grotesque supplication to kiss the the filthy nether-regions of 9/11 mass-murder suspect Netanyahu...their staff members are in revolt!
Along with the staffers' revolt, Franklin Lamb will discuss plans for Naksa Day protests scheduled for this Sunday, June 5th: "Refugees are preparing for a second display of mass civil disobedience on June 5th as part of commemorations of 'Naksa Day'. Palestinian refugees plan to once again gather at Israel’s borders between Syria and Lebanon in a repeat of actions taken on Nakba Day of this year." That is, Palestinian ethnic cleansing victims will attempt to peacefully walk back to claim the land that is rightfully theirs. Will the Zionists murder dozens of them in cold blood, as the did during the recent Nakba Day protests?
Franklin Lamb will also discuss reports of huge numbers of Israelis suddenly applying for European passports, including 100,000 for Germany alone. Has Israeli's "delegitimization" (Netanyahu) brought things to a rats-and-sinking-ships situation? Will the next "Jewish state" be in Germany--which is of course where it should be, if its raison d'être is holocaust compensation?
Franklin Lamb is the author of The Price We Pay: A Quarter-Century of Israel's Use of American Weapons Against Civilians in Lebanon and is doing research in Lebanon for his next book. He was unavailable for our scheduled interview Wednesday due to a power outage, as he explained in today's email:
I am not sure if you learned what happended yesterday in Dahiyeh just after Hassan Nasrallah's speech but our area had an additional blackout. Normally we loose power, internet etc. for 10 hours every day but yesterday enemies of Hezbollah ( so hez beleives!) pulled another one of their 'pranks' during his speech to cut off people from watching.
We just now got power back but my phone line is still not working.
I am very sorry for the inconvenience caused to you and your staff and if you want to reschedule just tell me the time and day.
Again, my apologies for yesterday and best wishes,
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
First hour: Jeff Gates will discuss his brand-new article "The U.S.-Israeli Train Wreck" :
"President Obama hopes to head off a train wreck in September at the U.N. General Assembly. That’s when member nations plan to press for an independent Palestine. The Israel lobby is furious."
In this brilliant article (on par with the rest of his work) Gates points out that the Zionists have been lying to every US president since Harry Truman, while constructing a "nuclear-armed theocratic enclave of extremists with an apartheid domestic policy and an expansionist foreign policy" whose association with the USA makes America hated around the world.
Jeff Gates is the author of Guilt By Association, one of the most important books on Zionist power in the US.
Second hour: Scheduled guest Franklin Lamb was unavailable. So I discussed my trip to Turkey, espoused holocaust denial denial, and entertained callers.