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First hour: Ron Unz is America’s most accomplished figure in alternative journalism. If you doubt that, read his American Pravda series, look at his webzine, and let me know if you find anything comparable. Ron’s latest American Pravda entry, “Remembering the Liberty,” admirably summarizes the best available information on Israel’s June 8, 1967 attack on the unarmed spy ship USS Liberty. Ron apparently agrees with me that the single most important book on the incident is Peter Hounam’s Operation Cyanide, which offers strong evidence that then-US-president Lyndon Johnson conspired with Israeli leaders to stage a false flag attack on the Liberty, blamed on Egypt, aimed at triggering a US nuclear attack on Russian military installations in Cairo. According to witnesses cited by Hounam, American bombers loaded with nuclear weapons were less than ten minutes from hitting their targets when they were recalled. The miraculous survival of the USS Liberty, in the face of an all-out Israeli onslaught tasked with massacring the entire crew and sinking the ship, may have prevented World War III. The Liberty crew’s incredible, successful efforts to save their ship (and, it turned out, the world) may represent the greatest heroic military episode in all of American history. So why isn’t this a leading topic in our history textbooks? Why aren’t the Liberty crew national heroes? Why hasn’t Hollywood churned out dozens of blockbusters? Why is the media still lying and obfuscating? Warning: If you explore those questions, people may call you names!
Second hour, first segment: Republican Party activist Rolf Lindgren has been organizing well-attended meet-ups in Dane County, Wisconsin—and educating fellow party members about 9/11, the New World Order, the Great Reset, the USS Liberty, the Pearl Harbor “Day of Deceit,” and other controversial topics. Rolf says the Republicans have changed quite a bit since they witch-hunted me out of the University of Wisconsin in 2006 (for “corrupting the youth of Athens” with non-mainstream interpretations of 9/11). So…Is the mainstream media right about the Republican Party becoming the party of “conspiracy theorists”? And is that such a bad thing?
Final half hour: Ph.D. Metallurgist and venerable activist Joel Hirschhorn recently submitted an article to World Net Daily. Joel’s headline was “Data Manipulation Pushed Pandemic.” WND published it as “How 1 Big Lie from Fauci turned the world upside down.” Hirschhorn argues that Fauci, the CDC, and the mainstream media echo chamber deliberately confused COVID’s infection fatality rate (IFR) with the much higher case fatality rate (CFR). Hirschhorn quotes Fauci: “The seasonal flu that we deal with every year has a mortality of 0.1%,” whereas coronavirus is “10 times more lethal than the seasonal flu…The stated mortality overall of [the coronavirus] when you look at all the data including China is about 3%.”
Fauci’s math doesn’t add up. Worse, he seems to be intentionally confusing the CFR with the IFR. While the CFR—the percentage of people who die after being officially diagnosed—may indeed be somewhere in the neighborhood of 2% to 3%, there are a great many people (such as yours truly) who catch COVID but never get officially diagnosed. Meanwhile, almost all severely ill people do get diagnosed and become “cases.” That means that the actual mortality rate of COVID, the Infection Fatality Rate (IFR), is probably about one-tenth of the CFR, i.e. around or under .5%.
Would Tony Fauci really fudge his numbers? Listen to Joel Hirschhorn and make up your own mind.