Washington, DC – During an interview with “The Weekly Filibuster”
radio show last night, Kentucky Libertarian Senate Candidate
Sonny Landham heightens his controversial comments by calling for
genocide of all Arabs.
RUSH TRANSCRIPT OF PORTIONS OF INTERVIEW WITH “The Weekly Filibuster”.
Sage Koontz: So are you calling for a complete genocide of the Arab
race? Is that what you’re saying? Unless they raise the white flag?
Sonny Landham: When you are in a war, you kill every thing that moves.
Sage Koontz: [Inaudible]
Sonny Landham: What?
Sage Koontz: Even if it’s an innocent person, is that a legitimate
reason to take a life?
Sonny Landham: Alright, do you consider the people that were in the
twin towers, were they innocent or where they guilty of something,
Sage, you tell me.
Sage Koontz: They were innocent.
Sonny Landham: Okay, they were innocent. So how do you think their
survivors feel about Arabs?
Sage Koontz: I don’t know sir, you’d have to askâ€“
Sonny Landham: Oh, but you do know how these poor camel-dung
shovelers feel, is that correct?
Sage Koontz: I believe that’s completely–
Matt Cavedon: This is Matt, and I’m from Connecticut and I know
people who lost relatives in the attack on 9/11 and I remember being
afraid for my life that we [inaudible]
Sonny Landham: I can’t hear you.
Matt Cavedon: I’m sorry about that. I said that I am from central
Connecticut. I live ninety minutes from New York City. People in my
town lost relatives and friends in 9/11. I live an hour away from the
nuclear submarine base and I remember that day being afraid that there
could be an attack on my state. I also know Arabs who have pined and
cried for friends that they lost in 9/11. Now I know that the
families of these victims do not support the genocide of–
Sonny Landham: They don’t, alright. You’re speaking for each and
every one of them, you’ve gone around and asked each of everyone of
them what they want to do?
Matt Cavedon: Of course not, but have you, you’re fromâ€“
Sonny Landham: Did they want to retâ€“did they want retaliation?
Matt Cavedon: Yes, did they want blind slaughter, absâ€“[olutely not]
Sonny Landham: Alright, now, do you know, did not George Bush say a
‘War on Terrorism?’
Matt Cavedon: Yes, something that the Libertarian Partyâ€“
Sonny Landham: Wait a minute, I didn’t ask about the Libertarian
Party. I just asked what the President did.
Matt Cavedon: Yes, that’s what he said.
Sonny Landham: Alright, so he said a war on terrorism. Do you know
what the definition of war is?
Matt Cavedon: I know that it’s not killing everything that moves and
committing genocide against your enemies.
Sonny Landham: That is war, my friend. That is war. That is war.
Do you thinkâ€“what do you think when the bomb was, the atomic bombs
were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki?
Matt Cavedon: Are you calling for outright genocide? Yes or no?
Sonny Landham: I call for outright bombing them back into the sand
until they surrender and if they don’t surrender, then you continue
the war. Because if you don’t, you will never have peace in the
United States. Now do you want peace in the United States or do you
want to live to some utopian ideals that are impossible in a world?
Sonny Landham: What is it that I have said about America that the
Boston Tea Party would disagree with?
Todd Barnett [Boston Tea Party Vice Chair]: Well, um, where I
disagree is, um, the, um the language that you use, umâ€“
Sonny Landham: I’m sorry, the what?
Todd Barnett [Boston Tea Party Vice Chair]: Where I disagree, Sonny,
is the language that you use. Umâ€“
Sonny Landham: What language is that, sir?
Todd Barnett [Boston Tea Party Vice Chair]: Well you refer to Arabs,
all Arabs as camel dung-shovelers, sir. And youâ€“
Sonny Landham: Well would you prefer that I use rag-heads or camel jockeys?
Ben Goodman: Do you fear that the Libertarian Party of Kentucky may
decide to take the nomination away from you?
Sonny Landham: That would be their choice, wouldn’t it.
Ben Goodman: And, ah, if they were to do that, would you continue
your bid as an independent, or…
Sonny Landham: Now we’re into hypothetical questions. This hasn’t
even come up. This hasn’t even come up. You didn’t have Libertarian
people from Kentucky on the panel tonight, you had somebody out of
Boston, or the Boston Tea Party, whatever. Uh, look, I’m the type of
person that I have beliefs, core beliefs, and I won’t trade my beliefs
for anybody. I’ll look you in the eye and tell you what I believe,
and tell you what I think, and what I feel, and what I believe. And
now unless, and I’m subject to change my mind on anything if you give
me a rational argument, show me where I’m wrong and how we, what would
be a better plan. I’m not carved in stone on things. But as long as
I believe in something and I look you in the eye and tell you “this is
what it is,” that is my word and I stick by it until somebody can show
me a better way. And as any party, I don’t care if it’s Libertarian,
Republican, Democrat, or whatever else party you can conjure up, will
not change my beliefs. My belief is a better life for the people and
giving the people an honest shake, an honest day’s work. In their
government. That’s where I stand and I don’t care what anybody else
things or doesn’t think as far as a party, now we’re talking as a
Ben Goodman: While we’re on immigration, if I’m not mistaken, you
helped to host the Council of Conservative Citizens conference in
Clarksville, IN corect?
Sonny Landham: My name was put on it, I did not actually co-host.
Ben Goodman: Okay, but if you’re name was on it, do you support the
work of the CCC?
Sonny Landham: I did a movie for them. I did a film called American
Under Attack. I produced, I dirâ€“well, it was a DVD, I produced it and
directed it for him, but I also moderatd the panel.
Ben Goodman: So would it be fair to say you support the work that they do?
Sonny Landham: I’m not familiar with the work that they do. In
reality I know that they are a conservative party.
Ben Goodman: Because while we’re talking about immigration, the CEO
of that organization said that one of the central questions in the
immigration issue is whether the USA should remain or become a third
world country. Have illegal immigrants brought the US down to a
third…third world country status?
Sonny Landham: Illegal immigration, well we don’t haveâ€“illegal
immigrants have put a drain on our economy, yes.
Ben Goodman: So by associating yourself with this organization, this
organization said that blacks, African-Americans are quote “are a
retrograde species of humanity.”
Sonny Landham: I have never heard anybody connected with that, with
that organization that said that.
Ben Goodman: So if those statements are in fact of the CCC, would you
Sonny Landham: Well I totally repudiate that. I totally repudiate
that. I’m a minority myself. I’m an Indian with Jewish heritage. So
I definitely repudiate that. Categorically.