RUSH: Jeff in Middletown, Ohio, welcome to the EIB Network, sir. Hello.
CALLER (crackling cell call): Rush, it is an honor to speak with you.
RUSH: Thank you.
CALLER: Hey, I want to comment something we don't hear much about. We're getting ready to bomb the moon, and what kind of message does that send not only to the world but to the universe if there is life out there, such -- such aggressive action? It's really surprising to me. You know, we don't know actually what is living on the moon.
RUSH: Let me give you the details of this. I actually think what this is is a test of the new weapon that... (laughing) I think it's a test of the new weapon that we learned about yesterday, the Massive Ordnance Penetrator, the MOP. This is a... (interruption) I don't know, seems like a lot of military weapons sound like tools in a porno movie. Massive Ordnance Penetrator." What it is is a bunker-busting bomb. It's supposedly being developed to be able to take out Iranian nuke sites 200 feet below ground, and the Pentagon's working on it and getting ready to deploy it on the B-2 bomber, which is the stealth bomber. So maybe this is a test run for the MOP, the Massive Ordnance Penetrator. We are going to bomb the moon. NASA, Friday, tomorrow, we're going to bomb the moon, no preconditions, no negotiations!
What did the moon do to us? Is somebody up there on the moon doing things that only Obama knows about? We're going to bomb the moon. You know why? The stated reason for bombing the moon near the South Pole of the moon, is they want to find out if in the explosion, the plume, if there's water. It's an unending quest for life. 'Cause we're all gonna die, you know. Leafy green vegetables, yesterday, were reported to be the number one cause of death now from Center for Science in the Public Interest so we're all going to have to go somewhere eventually. And maybe the moon's a rest stop on the way to Alpha Centauri. (interruption) Yeah. You would think that Obama would try sanctions first to see if the moon would give us the water.
This is going to be televised. They've got a camera on the thing, and the Massive Ordnance Penetrator gets launched from the rocket as it approaches the moon, the camera on the rocket will follow the missile for like four minutes, and then it explodes. But the Massive Ordnance Penetrator penetrates the moon first. And there's supposed to be a giant plume that even amateur astronomers with their home telescopes should be able to see. And you have to ask: Why? Why do we care at this stage? People in Detroit are starving. People in Houston are starving. Hell, people everywhere are starving and we're bombing the moon! The moon didn't provoke us, the moon's not attacking, the moon's not getting any closer. So the question: "Is there water there? Then maybe there's life somewhere underneath. Maybe there has been life somewhere before on the moon." I understand the quest. You know, we are strange creatures.
We have the vanity that makes us believe that improving our standard of living typified by the kind of cars we drive can destroy our climate, and thus, our ability to live. We are so vain, we actually think we have this ability, this power. At the same time, we have this massive inferiority complex. "There have to be other people out there! There have to be other life forms," and naturally, if there are, they are all 25 billion times as smart as we are -- and that's why we must find them! "Because they have learned how to have peace forever: No war, no bombs, no sickness, no pestilence, no insects, no cockroaches. They are smarter, wherever they are, than we are, and yet we have such vanity that we can destroy our own planet, and we are in the process so we have to find somewhere else to go, someday, and the moon is an inviting target. It's relatively close. But the guy's right. If there are smarter people than us out there -- and, of course, goes without saying they would have to be -- and they have brought peace throughout the universe except for earth and we're bombing the moon, this could set up a retaliatory attack! You know, wait 'til the meteorites organize when they hear about this, folks.
RUSH: Steppenwolf: "Rock me, baby. Rock me, baby. All night long." Well, the moon is not going to be pristine, but I really think we ought to drop the MOP on Iran and see if there's any water underneath there. If we want to find water, let's drop the MOP on Iran.