Guest host John B. Wells (email) spoke with political scientist and personal security expert Joel Skousen about the growing government assault on privacy and liberty, as well as New World Order and war scenarios. The current security precautions such as at airports are not really to stop terrorists, but to ferret out potential dissidents and resistors who could pose a problem for the future police state, he suggested. We are already seeing the three aspects necessary to establish this police state, Skousen outlined-- a false threat of terrorism, thug-like individuals in the police, and a judiciary that won't prosecute the police.
He laid out a financial end game in which the US national debt will become untenable, with the rise of inflation, sometime between 2020-2025. People have been diverted with the false threat of terrorism in order to cover up "our real enemies," Russia & China, with whom the US will battle in a World War, he continued. "In the aftermath of that, they're going to have an excuse to walk away from the debt," because the US financial centers and computers will be destroyed.
Skousen described a Russian surgical nuclear attack on 15 American cities with military facilities such as San Diego, Seattle, Jacksonville, Norfolk, Colorado Springs, and Washington DC. While 20% of Americans will die in such attacks, he argued that nuclear attacks are survivable and promoted the idea that people construct fall-out shelters in their basements, as well as increase their self-sufficiency, as an EMP attack will knock out electricity for up to a year. He also foresees that America will go to war against Iran, probably in 2011-- the U.S. is just waiting for the right provocation.
Analyzing Airport Security
First hour guest, privacy and technology expert Lauren Weinstein discussed TSA's scanning & security procedures at US airports. Characterizing the procedures as "security theater," he commented that the "backscatter" scanners have not been demonstrated to be safe from radiation risks by an independent third party. Further, the scanners are likely to be ineffective against smart terrorists who know how to evade the system, he added.