RUSH: Well, that didn't take long, did it? Mediaite, which primarily is a TV website, they report what happens on TV with clips and so forth. Mediaite has just reported on the first hour of my program today, that maybe Bashar al-Assad was framed and set up. There's one thing they left out: the source! They did not mention Bodansky. They did not mention the website I cited. They do not mention the quotes I read from the piece. They attribute all of this speculation to me, as though I am advancing the idea that Bashar is being framed, that Al-Qaeda is nerve gassing people, not Bashar, when in fact I don't know how I could have made it any plainer.
Let me go to the phones because people have been waiting and I really do hate people waiting this long.
Walid in Cleveland, you're up first. It's great to have you here. Hello, sir.
CALLER: Good afternoon, Rush. It's an honor to speak with you, sir. How are you doing today?
RUSH: Very well. Thank you very much.
CALLER: Listen, I just want to make a comment about president Barack Hussein Obama. First of all, I'd like the American people to know he's 100% Muslim. And what's going on in Syria is not what they report. Much as I hate Bashar al-Assad and I want him to be out of power, he didn't do that to his own people. The Al-Qaeda and Hezbollah (unintelligible) Bashar al-Assad, they did that so the opposition make it look bad and the opposition needs somebody to help 'em. That's why they did it.
RUSH: That's the premise of the story that I quoted today, that Assad didn't and wouldn't do this. But you say that President Obama's 100% Muslim. He's a Christian. He goes to church.
CALLER: What church?
RUSH: The Holy Trinity, whatever it is, Reverend Wright's church.
CALLER: Oh, yeah, well, that's a Muslim church.
RUSH: No, it's a black liberation theology church.
CALLER: Well, he doesn't believe anything in the Constitution of the United States (unintelligible).
RUSH: Now, I know that parts of the Constitution are a problem for him, and he tries to get around it. I understand that. That's not even arguable. That's not even in dispute. Barack Obama and his Democrats, the leftists, think the Constitution severely way, way too much limits the government, and they want to change it. But he goes to church now and then. I've not seen him go into a mosque. What's Wright's church name? It's Trinity something. It's Trinity Baptist, whatever. But I know that Reverend Wright's not an imam, at least not in that church. That's it, Trinity United Church of Christ. Walid, thanks for the call. Appreciate it.
Helen in Alexandria, Virginia. Hi. Great to have you here.
CALLER: Good to talk to you. Thank you very much. It's back to the former Yugoslavia all over again, isn't it?
RUSH: It is.
CALLER: What you and I were talking about 20 years ago.
RUSH: In 1995, exactly right.
CALLER: These types of crimes against your people are not just Sarajevo. It happened all over the formula Yugoslavia, and people just fell for all the PR that was given out to the press, et cetera. The press was supposedly doing stories and all they did was sit in the saloons and get drunk and read their PR forms passed in front of them. And, by the way, I carried Yossef Bodansky's book in my car for 20 years, passing it out to whomever I thought needed an education. There are a lot of people.
RUSH: He's excellent. Yossef Bodansky is the piece I cited today, and he has written extensively on how this same kind of deception was in fact used in the Sarajevo -- the Bosnian Serbs -- the Muslims in Sarajevo, 1995, same exact thing being done here.
RUSH: I want to go back and tell you a little bit about Yossef Bodansky whose piece I cited today. I ran across it this morning in show prep. It dovetailed with a couple of e-mails I received on Saturday from friends, that I discounted, by the way. I thought they sounded too tinfoil hat conspiracy stuff. I discarded them. Then I see this piece, and then I learn that this is the same deception that was practiced in 1995. The same deception that was used in Sarajevo in 1995 to provoke air strikes against the Serbs for the benefit of the Bosnian Muslims.
In both cases, Muslims are involved. In both cases, Democrat Party presidents are involved. In both cases, Muslims conduct a deception, an operation of deception that we either are party to, lured into, or we are fooled by, one of the three. And Mr. Bodansky, and I read to you his resume and it's impressive. And all of this is at RushLimbaugh.com, the article, if you want you can read about him on Wikipedia. I don't want to repeat myself. I've got too much here left to do, but he's highly credible. He has written about this extensively, particularly what happened back in Sarajevo in 1995 to provoke the air strikes against the Serbs.
We're right in there, NATO. I'll never forget, it was a US operation made to look like a NATO operation. Wesley Clark ran the thing for a while. And they had this spokesman that went out there and gave daily or sometimes multiple updates a day on progress. I'll never forget, you know, I mimic people. Certain things I hear about the way people speak amuse me, and this guy, his name was Jamie something or other, and he'd go to the microphones and he would be extolling the virtues of all the different commanders in all the different theaters of operation. He'd say things like (doing impression), "Our forces there under the capable direction of general such-and-such Braithwaite Throttlewaite. Our forces are a massive success," went on and on and on.
You know, this was Clinton acting big time just like Obama is huffing and puffing here, and it was a deception. We were tricked into launching air strikes against the Serbs because we'd been convinced that the Serbs were wreaking havoc against the poor Bosnian Muslims, when in fact the attacks had been provoked by forces sympathetic to the Bosnian Muslims to create this reaction of ours. The same thing is alleged to be happening here, and Mr. Bodansky has written extensively about it.
So it's not the first time, and there are things in common. Democrat presidents, Muslims, and I'm not saying -- again, I want to be very clear -- I'm not saying Bashar Assad's a good guy. 'Cause he's brutal. He's not an angel by any stretch of the imagination.
RUSH: John if Peoria, Illinois, as we head back to the phones. Great to have you here, sir. Hello.
CALLER: Yeah, Rush, good to talk to you again.
RUSH: Thank you very much. I'm glad you waited, John.
CALLER: Yeah, I appreciate it. You know, the amount of disinformation is just unbelievable. You really don't realize it. I mean, I realized it after serving in Iraq. You really can't believe maybe a third of what you see on TV, and less what you read. Anyway, to my point, why did infidels have to go 4,000 miles to take care of a, quote, Muslim problem. Why don't we use the same format that we used in Afghanistan. We had less than 150 Special Forces. Our Special Forces people and air traffic controllers attached to units, the Northern Alliance. Well, you get Turkey from the north, get the Saudis and the Jordanians from the south. And basically we give them air cover. We destroy any tanks. We can watch their movements and let the Muslims fight the Muslims.
RUSH: Yeah, I see.
CALLER: I mean, why hasn't that even been brought up? Why do the infidels have to take care of it? They hate us anyway supposedly, so why are they calling us to do their dirty work?
RUSH: So you're asking, in Syria, Bashar is a Muslim and Al-Qaeda's Muslim, what are we getting involved for, just let them hash it out?
CALLER: Well, not hash it out, but my point is, you know, we are always the problem. No matter what we do we're portrayed as the evil people, the infidels, you know, and it's --
RUSH: Oh. Oh.
CALLER: So why don't we just say, "Okay, listen, Syria, you assume that we want to get rid of Assad now, the (unintelligible) use nerve gas --"
RUSH: You know, this is a good point. Even after what we did for the Bosnian Muslims, you think it bought us anything with them?
CALLER: Nothing. Absolutely nothing. Because (unintelligible) which is exactly what they're doing now and which they continue to do, so why do we even -- we say basically you form your own equivalent of NATO. You got a guy in your backyard that's using chemical weapons, you know, weapons of mass destruction. You guys gotta (unintelligible). We'll use Special Forces. We'll give you the cover. There's a base less than a hundred miles north of Syria and Turkey that we got. It's a huge base. I can tell you there's units of the 3rd and 5th Special Forces there already. Just use them and attach it, and let 'em into the Turkey army, which is organized, the Jordanian, you know, the F-16s from Syria could be very good, why don't we just use that?
RUSH: I don't know. Instead of what?
CALLER: Instead of our troops. Basically we can put just minimal amounts --
RUSH: Well, I don't think we're gonna use our troops. I think we're gonna send in cruise missiles, you know, a couple of missiles, take 30 minutes, and then claim victory.
CALLER: But that's not gonna get rid of supposedly the bad problem --
RUSH: No, no, getting rid of the problem is not the point. The point is the picture of Obama in the Situation Room ordering the launch of the missiles. Then we got videotape, B-roll of missiles being launched. Not these, just any missiles being launched. Then we got video B-roll of explosions, and then we got the story about how Obama is a great military commander, and the problem's solved, and we showed them. We don't have to send anybody in there.
In the media the whole thing is gonna be a story. It's gonna be a smoke and mirrors story. And we're gonna have Photoshopped stills of dead Al-Qaeda, this kind of stuff, if we do this. I don't even think we're gonna send in a SEAL team. I hope to heck we don't. And I really hope that somebody doesn't produce a video between now and whenever we do this and make them really mad in Syria. Can you imagine what Assad would do if some joker in America makes a video making fun of him? Uh. I don't even want to think about it.
RUSH: Here's Steve in Madison, Wisconsin. Hello, sir. Great to have you.
CALLER: Good afternoon, Mr. Limbaugh. I'm about the same age you are. I'm kind of curious as to why we are looking a little father back into history. You know, we're the same age, we come from the Vietnam era, and I'm really seeing a lot of parallels between the administration now and what Lyndon Baines Johnson did. I mean, we have a Great Society with Obamacare, and the other thing I'm seeing is all this stuff, we're gonna go into another country where we're really not welcome in and --
RUSH: Whoa, whoa, whoa. What do you mean, "go into a country." How about another?
CALLER: Well, yes, another country.
RUSH: Libya, Afghanistan, Yemen, Pakistan.
CALLER: Why do we just randomly go into another country and throw a bunch of bombs on them? We got all the outrage about the children that have been hurt and gassed and killed.
RUSH: Yeah, because of "human rights violations," which we do not tolerate.
CALLER: Exactly! And where is the outrage from the people in this country when we're gonna go into a country again, lob a bunch of napalm on them, and do just what we did in Vietnam? Do the same thing they're doing! What the heck? Where's the outrage?
CALLER: You and I are outraged.
RUSH: I've been asking that since about 1993.
CALLER: Yes, and history is gonna prove to us once again what's gonna happen tomorrow. We're gonna lose.
RUSH: Well, the reason I'm hesitating here is he may lose, but nobody's gonna know it because that's never going to be a story if Obama's involved.
CALLER: Exactly. We don't have a press.
RUSH: It just isn't gonna be a story. That's even doubly worse, so we can end up really having the low-information crowd and Hollywood making a big movie and Obama the hero of Syria, you know, while we end up actually being humiliated in the process. Lose? I can't see that story. (laughs) Even if happened, I can't see the story.
RUSH: You know, there might be a way out of this for Bashar Assad, and that is join the Communist Party. The Democrats will not go after a communist. John Kerry tried to stop all aid to the Contras and prop up the communist government in Nicaragua -- and it wasn't John Kerry, all the Democrats. If Bashar Assad would somehow start quoting Marx and aligning himself with that way of thinking, it would give Obama and his bunch pause. They'd have to stop and reconsider.