And yet again we are treated to Glenn Beck all but declaring himself a prophet, saying that everything he has ever predicted has come true and is continuing to come true. This time he’s claiming that Muslim reactionaries in Libya are going to crash planes into the Saudi oil fields.
For the last several days, Glenn Beck has been hyping the fear that terrorists may have captured nearly a dozen commercial airplanes in Libya, which they intend to crash into oil fields in Saudi Arabia in order to take down America.
On his radio show yesterday, he raised the threat once again, warning that if this happens “it is lights out for the Western way of life.” Beck went on to caution that while he is not predicting that this is going to happen, he does have a track record of having been right about everything he’s warned about for the last decade (or so he likes to pretend).
“I’m just telling you,” he said, “that all of the things that we have spoken about on this program for the last ten years … everything we’ve spoken about, they’re all now poised to happen.”
Does he really not think that we’re tracking those planes? The moment one takes off from the Libya airport, we (or Israel, Egypt or Saudi Arabia) would shoot it down.