And speaking of kooks

January 21, 2010

Hey, kids! Did you know that the movie Avatar is proof that the US was behind the 9/11 attacks? No, really:

Malaysia’s former premier Mahathir Mohamad said on Wednesday there was “strong evidence” the US faked the September 11 terror attacks as an excuse to go to war against Muslims.

“There is strong evidence that the attacks were staged. If they can make Avatar, they can make anything,’ Mahathir told the Conference for the Support of Al-Quds (Jerusalem), as quoted by local media.

The former premier also blamed Jews for hindering progress in US foreign policy. Voicing his disappointment that Barack Obama had not yet ended the war in Afghanistan or closed the US terror detention center at Guantanamo, he explained that “there are forces in the United States which prevent the president from doing some things. One of the forces is the Jewish lobby.”

Jews “had always been a problem in European countries. They had to be confined to ghettoes and periodically massacred. But still they remained, they thrived and they held whole governments to ransom,” Mahathir said.

“Even after their massacre by the Nazis of Germany, they survived to continue to be a source of even greater problems for the world.”

I’m surprised he didn’t close the circle by arguing that, since the Jews control Hollywood, Avatar is proof the Jews were behind 9/11.

And this loon was a national leader…

But maybe it’s not just him: Islamic supremacism and its attendant, virulent antisemitism seems to be a growing problem in Malaysia.

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Dear Ron Paul: please go away

January 21, 2010

You’re not a conservative, you’re not a libertarian, you’re a kook. A crank. There are so many bats in your belfry it looks like a vampire convention. Do the Right and the Republicans a favor and go join some minor party that passes out tinfoil hats at their conventions.

Congressman Paul’s latest loony tune:

“There’s been a coup, have you heard? It’s the CIA coup. The CIA runs everything, they run the military. They’re the ones who are over there lobbing missiles and bombs on countries. … And of course the CIA is every bit as secretive as the Federal Reserve. … And yet think of the harm they have done since they were established after World War II. They are a government unto themselves. They’re in businesses, in drug businesses, they take out dictators … We need to take out the CIA.”

Maybe Ron Paul and Lyndon Larouche should run on a National Nutcase unity ticket.

LINKS: More at Hot Air.