On the January 31 broadcast of The Savage Nation, host Michael Savage asserted, "Look, [Sen. Barack] Obama's [D-IL] not getting the nomination. If he does, I wouldn't -- well, let me just stop right there. Think John F. Kennedy Jr. and the Hyannis -- and the airplane. Think the Mena airport."
In July 1999 *, a small plane piloted by John F. Kennedy Jr., who was accompanied by his wife and sister-in-law, disappeared en route to Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, for a wedding. Debris from the plane was later found washed ashore off Martha's Vineyard. Conspiracy theorists have baselessly suggested that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton played a role in the crash so she could run for the U.S. Senate seat in New York that Kennedy was allegedly planning to pursue.
In the mid-1990s, unsubstantiated rumors circulated that the CIA, with former President Bill Clinton's knowledge, had used the Intermountain Regional Airport in Mena, Arkansas, in the 1980s to smuggle weapons to the Contras in Nicaragua and bring illegal drugs back to the United States. Conspiracy theories regarding Mena airport have baselessly implicated Clinton, and some have gone so far as to suggest that Bill and Hillary Clinton were involved in the deaths of individuals connected to the smuggling.
From the January 31 edition of Talk Radio Network's The Savage Nation:
SAVAGE: You got plenty of Harassmussens [Rasmussen] here in talk radio, get it wrong every day and yet keep getting quoted in the media. You got Bill Bennett, the drug czar, suddenly being quoted because he's been wrong about everything for so long that even that dinosaur is being talked about because it's a conspiracy to let you think that [Sen. John] McCain [R-AZ] is a justifiable candidate. So they're all part and parcel to the same spectrum. Harassmussen gets it wrong, but he's quoted anyway by the media. So, what do you want to do, move to Dubai? What a country -- what a nation that's becoming.
Look, Obama's not getting the nomination. If he does, I wouldn't -- well, let me just stop right there. Think John F. Kennedy Jr. and the Hyannis -- and the airplane. Think the Mena airport. Let's put it to you that way, for those of you who have a political memory. He's just not going there. He's not getting it. The machine won't permit it. You know, the guys from Uzbekistan won't even permit it -- never mind, you know, the Clinton machine.
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