FROM PHOENIX, ARIZONA Topic: AMERICAN AFFAIRS
CHICAGO, Nov. 15, 1998 - Tonight's nationally syndicated "Beyond the Beltway" radio show (http//www.beyondthebeltway.com) was very interesting (I thought; we'll have to wait and see what others thought of it). I've found that it was hard, at times, to get a word in edgewise between the host, his three other in-studio guests, and the many callers from across the country. Still, I managed to get some key points across from the Election '98 Bulletin, and other foreign policy issues.
The host, Bruce DuMont, (excellently!, I thought) summarized the findings of our election analysis (TiM GW Bulletin 98/11-4, 11/11/98). It seemed almost as if he were reading from the TiM Bulletin's summary paragraph (maybe he was?). Then he asked me to expound on our findings
From there, the discussion within the panel and some callers veered off to Jesse Ventura's election as a surprise Reform Party governor of Minnesota. One thing that marked that vote was the highest turnout - of 59% - one of the panelists pointed out.
In other words, when the "silent majority" of Americans chose to be heard, it spoke up in droves against the establishment parties. After Ventura's election in Minnesota, no one will ever be able to accuse the Reform Party of being a "political lightweight."
On other, foreign policy topics, I was also able to point out that
When the host, DuMont, challenged me to show how media had failed to report the truth in the case of the latest Iraqi crisis, I said
At the end of the show, the host, DuMont, graciously asked me to give his listening audience the Internet address at which our "very worthwhile" reports can be found. Which I gladly did. And he said that he was looking forward to having me back on his show.
P.S. We understand that (http//www.beyondthebeltway.com) provides playbacks from its past shows. So feel free to check them out, if interested.
P.P.S. Following the show, the host, Bruce DuMont, and the TiM editor exchanged the following correspondence...
FROM WASHINGTON, DC
[Yes, from within the Beltway. Can you believe it? Less than 24 hours after being Beyond the Beltway! -) ]
Thanks for having me on your show, Bruce. It was fun. And I am getting a lot of positive feedback. If you ever take the show to PHX, maybe we'll do it live in the studio? Thank you also for letting me plug our Web site URL. After having to spell out the whole thing, it was quite a mouthful. So I've decided to register the name "www.truthinmedia.com" or something like that instead.
By the way, if you're interested, the point I was about to make and give you an example of how this Clinton really has no coherent foreign policy was as follows (at which you had to interrupt me because of the commercial break, but we never got back to it):
Maybe you can touch on it yourself, Bruce, if the topic ever comes up again?
I also had to bite my tongue when some of your guests offered the usual worn out excuse for keeping up the sanctions against Iraq, supposedly in the hope that the people being killed by them would rise up and topple a dictator. I had some State Dept. people tell me the same thing, so I have an idea where this nonsense is coming from.
The argumen is total BS! People who talk like that should name ONE instance where the sanctions have produced a desired result (of toppling a dictator). Did in happen in North Korea? Did it happen in Serbia? Did it happen in Libya? Did it happen in Iran? Did it happen in Iraq?
Of course, not. Nor were they (the sanctions) applied consistently. We hit Iraq with the sanctions, in part, because Saddam is killing the Kurds (one of your guests said). But we look the other way when the Turkish government kills a lot more Kurds. Ditto re. Indonesia and East Timor. Etc.
When challenged about things like that, some State Dept. officials lamented to me that "regrettably, the sanctions are indeed a blunt instrument."
Bruce, sanctions are not only a "blunt instrument." Sanctions are genocide, pure and simple. And the people who advocate sanctions as a part of foreign policy should be among the first to be charged with genocide and hauled off to the Hague or whatever other World Court Tribunal court which prosecutes crimes against humanity.
I saw with my own eyes the devastating effect of the UN sanctions on the Serbs in the 1992-1996 time frame. Even the New York Times has published one of my letters about it in Oct/93. Sanctions are like burning down a forest to kill a deer. Except that they kill people, not wild game. Which makes certain nations fair game for our racist government ("Vogelfrei" - birds free to shoot at will in German).
Sorry... I got to spout off on that, but as I said, I was biting my tongue last night. If you're interested about some of my eyewitness "field reports" from the Belgrade hospitals in 1993 about the sanctions' effect on ordinary people, let me know.
Also check out... "The Latest 'Kosovo Crisis,' with Robby Noel", "Beyond the Beltway with Bruce DuMont", Chuck Harder; Free American, Radio Shows, KFYI Radio Interview, Charles Collins Radio Interview, "Globalism: Dictatoriship of Capital", "New World Order's Inquisition in Bosnia", "Globalization vs. National Sovereignty: The Princes of the 20th Century"