Chess Genius Bobby Fischer & His ‘Disastrous’ 9/11 Radio Interview
“Democracy is just a load of bullshit. It’s just a cover for the criminal nature of the Jew-nited States of America.” Bobby Fischer
Bobby Fischer was called by Radio Baguio in the Philippines shortly after the 9/11 attacks in the United States. Fischer later said about this 9/11 interview: “I was tricked.” Fischer was not in a stable condition when the Filipino radio station phoned him, and they knew what to expect from him.
Fischer biographer Frank Brady writes:
“To say that Bobby’s broadcast was one of the most hateful by an American in the history of radio would not be an exaggeration.”
Although aired over a small station in Baguio City, his interview went viral over the Internet. Numerous letters were sent to the White House and the Justice Department demanding Fischer’s arrest; many of these letters stated that Fischer’s arrest was long overdue.
Bobby Fischer was arrested on July 13, 2004, when he went to an airport in Tokyo to board a plane bound for Manila. He was shackled and sent to a local Japanese jail. Fischer spent almost nine months in jail until he was freed from prison with the help from a committee called “Free Bobby Fischer” and the Icelandic nation.
The reaction to Fischer’s 9/11 interview in the chess community was extremely negative. For example, Dutch grandmaster Jan Timman was asked if he takes Bobby Fischer seriously. Timman replied:
“No, nobody can take him seriously any more. The remarks he made after 11 September are such crazy statements that you cannot take that seriously.”
Chess grandmaster Susan Polgar said about Bobby Fischer:
“He was a sick person and became mentally ill. He deteriorated over the later years of his life. Imagine today you and I all of the sudden grow a mental illness and become crazy. What does it matter what we say?…And yes, it’s very sad the things he said and how crazy he became. It’s just unfortunate he didn’t have anyone near him to control the damage to his image from those crazy statements.”
Since Bobby Fischer’s 9/11 interview had a disastrous effect on both his personal freedom and his public reputation, this article will examine the contents of his 9/11 interview. My analysis is divided into four sections: Major Misses, Misses, Hits, and Major Hits.
1. Bobby Fischer used profanity throughout his 9/11 interview. Such use of profanity was totally inappropriate and weakened the effectiveness of his message. People tend to listen only to the profanity while ignoring the message.
2. Fischer said that the World Trade Center attacks were wonderful news and that he wanted the United States to be wiped out. Fischer said:
“I say death to President Bush! I say death to the United States!”
Fischer also hoped for the execution of the Jewish ringleaders who control the United States.
So why did Bobby Fischer applaud such violence against the United States? Fischer made it clear in the interview that he was hoping for a scenario similar to the movie Seven Days in May in which sane people take control of the country. With sane people running the United States, Fischer was hoping that the horrific crimes the United States had been committing around the world would end.
3. Fischer stated that White people came to America and robbed the land from the American Indians. He also stated that Black slaves were brought from Africa to work the land. Fischer also said that the American Indians “kept the land pristine. It was a beautiful country when the white man came” and that the White and Black people should leave the United States and the land should be returned to the American Indians.
Fischer also said that the White and Black people should leave the United States and the land should be returned to the American Indians. Fischer’s solution is not practical. We cannot force over 300 million Americans to leave the United States simply because American Indians were mistreated in the past.
- Fischer said:
“Nobody has single-handedly done more for the U.S. image than me. I really believe this. You know, when I won the World Championship in 1972, the United States had an image of a football country, a baseball country, but nobody thought of it as an intellectual country. I turned that all around single-handedly, right?”
Fischer would be correct to say that nobody in the United States has done more for chess than he did. However, to say that nobody has done more for the U.S. image than him is an exaggeration. American geniuses such as Linusim Pauling, Richard Feynman, Murray Gell-Mann and many others have also made major contributions to the intellectual development of the United States.
2. Fischer said: “Democracy is just a load of bullshit. It’s just a cover for the criminal nature of the Jew-nited States of America.” Fischer is correct that a relatively small number of people– many of whom are Jewish–run this country behind the scenes. However, Fischer needed to provide more of an explanation of how democracy is just a cover for the criminal nature of these people. Fischer also needed to change the word “bullshit” to “nonsense.”
1. Fischer said at the beginning of the interview that he heard a BBC reporter talk about some of the horrible crimes the United States had been committing all over the world. Fischer said: “I couldn’t believe my ears!” Fischer is correct that the controlled media seldom talks about the crimes of the United States. A BBC reporter talking about these crimes is truly surprising.
2. Fischer said: “The U.S. and Israel have been slaughtering the Palestinians, just slaughtering them, for years. Robbing them and slaughtering them.” Fischer is making an accurate statement here.
3. Fischer said that the atomic bombs dropped on Japan during World War II were totally unnecessary because the Japanese were ready to surrender. Fischer is again correct here. The Japanese would have surrendered to the Allies if the Allies had given the Japanese reasonable surrender terms. Instead, the only option given to the Japanese was unconditional surrender.
4. Fischer said: “Even as a boy, you know, I never had the slightest interest in American history. Never! I knew something was rotten in Denmark…” Fischer is correct that much of what is taught about history in school is biased and misleading.
5. Fischer said:
“The United States is not going to be reasonable. It’s not going to admit it’s the bad guy, and it’s always been the bad guy. It was the bad guy in World War II, it was the bad guy in World War I…”
Fischer was making an accurate analysis here.
- Fischer said:
“I’m not afraid of the U.S. They already put me in Japan, in prison before on trumped-up charges of using drugs…I already was tortured in America for two days. So, I’m used to this kind of stuff, you know?”
Unfortunately, Fischer later had to spend almost nine months in jail in Japan on more false charges. The American government does not like people such as Fischer speaking so harshly about its policies.
- Fischer said:
“I mean, look what the U.S. did in Yugoslavia recently, since 1999. Bombed the Kosovo and other parts of Yugoslavia with depleted uranium. Now to me that is worse than an atom bomb…When you drop an atom bomb, you kill them, you’re dead, you’re suffering is over, right? With this depleted uranium, you have a lingering death for the next 10, 20, 30, 40 years. Or maybe just two or three years depending on how much of it you get. But you are never going to be the same, you see? You just have a low-level sickness and your life is a misery…What the U.S. did in Yugoslavia is worse than dropping an atom bomb…because it creates so much suffering.”
Fischer made a profound statement here. Depleted uranium bombs are extremely cruel weapons that should never have been used by the United States in any war.
- Fischer said the Jews “…made up the Holocaust. There’s not a word of truth to it.” Fischer is correct that there was no German policy of genocide against the Jews during World War II. The Jews made up the so-called Holocaust for numerous reasons.
Bobby Fischer was not an effective public speaker, and should probably have never gone on the radio to speak about anything other than chess. Fischer needed to learn to speak in a much more controlled manner without the use of profanity.
Fischer had hoped that the 9/11 attacks would result in a scenario similar to the movie Seven Days in May where sane people attempt to take control of the United States. Unfortunately, the 9/11 attacks were a false flag operation which were used as an excuse for the United States to invade Afghanistan, enact the Patriot Act, initiate the phony War on Terror, and have endless wars in the Middle East. As James Perloff has shown, Israel operatives were heavily involved in carrying out the 9/11 attacks.
Thus, Bobby Fischer’s major mistake was to underestimate the evil and deception of the American government in regard to the 9/11 attacks. The World Trade Center attacks were not wonderful news because the American government used them to perpetuate unnecessary wars and suppress freedom of speech. Fischer did not know this when his radio interview was aired. In retrospect, Fischer probably should have remained quiet until more of the facts regarding the 9/11 attacks had come to light.
 Olafsson, Helgi, Bobby Fischer Comes Homes, The Netherlands: New In Chess, 2012, p. 134.
 Brady, Frank, Endgame: Bobby Fischer’s Rise and Fall—from America’s Brightest Prodigy to the Edge of Madness, New York: Crown Publishers, 2011, p. 277.
 Ibid., pp. 279-280.
 Ibid., pp. 282-286.
 Böhm, Hans and Jongkind, Kees, Bobby Fischer: The Wandering King, London: B T Batsford, 2004, p. 89.
 https://jamesperloff.com/2017/06/30/911-simplified/; https://www.davidicke.com/video/429720/james-perloff-now-know-names-men-planned-executed-covered-911.