Pale Wire (Popscene)

Saturday, July 17, 2004

Bobby Fischer is Crazy

Dude has been arrested in Japan for some unclear reason. He may have tried to leave the country illegally or it may have been connected to something pretty mild he did to piss off the US Gov't 12 years ago.

Why is the US Gov't after Bobby Fischer? I dunno. I doubt he's dangerous, though he's certainly crazy. Not only is he a "virulent anti-semite" (despite the fact that his mother is a jew, which makes him a jew) but check this out:

Over the past five years, his occasional rants to radio stations in Iceland and Hungary, as well as the Philippines, have been full of hate against Jews and the United States.

On Sept. 11, 2001, he told a radio talk-show host in Baguio, the Philippines, that the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon were "wonderful news," adding he was wishing for a scenario "where the country will be taken over by the military, they'll close down all the synagogues, arrest all the Jews and secure hundreds of thousands of Jewish ringleaders."

Click here for the full story on his recent arrest.

In other news, I played chess this week for the first time in a good while. It was fun. I like it.