Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Scott Horton 2013.09.04

First interview Sheldon Richman

Sheldon Richman, vice president of The Future of Freedom Foundation, discusses his article “We Must Not Be the World’s Policeman;” the Obama loyalists desperately grasping for reasons to attack Syria; why there shouldn’t be a “red line” anywhere requiring American military intervention abroad; too much talk about boots on the ground and not enough on collateral damage from US air strikes; and why AIPAC seems to be the only organized group pushing for war. (Duration: 30:30 — 7.0MB)

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Second interview Gareth Porter

Gareth Porter, an independent investigative journalist and historian, discusses his article “How Intelligence Was Twisted to Support an Attack on Syria;” the suspicious language used in the summary document on the chemical weapons attack; why the Israeli-sourced electronic intercept of freaking-out Syrian officials is likely fake; and the US’s strange “assessment” that the Syrian opposition didn’t use chemical weapons. (Duration: 27:24 — 6.3MB)

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Third interview Mark Kogan

Mark Kogan, a public affairs lawyer in Washington, D.C., discusses his article “Millennials Have Been At War For Their Entire Adult Lives – When is Enough Enough;” the Democratic and Republican leaders supporting US military action in Syria; and why Rand Paul’s filibusters are worthwhile even if unsuccessful. (Duration: 30:44 — 7.0MB)

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