Author Archives: Scott Horton

04/17/14 Ray McGovern

Ray McGovern, a retired CIA officer turned political activist, discusses CIA Director John Brennan’s secretive visit to Kiev; the failed unleashing of Ukraine’s army against separatists; the frenzied (and false) stories on “Jew registration” in eastern Ukraine; John Kerry’s foreign policy disasters; and Israel’s contentment with the status quo in Syria’s bloody civil war.

04/17/14 Patrick Cockburn

Patrick Cockburn, an award-winning contributor to The Independent, discusses his 5-part series onĀ Al-Qa’Ida’s resurgence despite the ongoing war on terror; the buyer’s remorse suffered by the US and Gulf monarchies backing Syria’s rebels; and the government’s perverse incentives to make war instead of peace.

04/17/14 The Other Scott Horton

The Other Scott Horton, anĀ international human rights lawyer and blogger at Harper’s magazine, discusses the leaked summary of the Senate’s report on CIA torture; the White House’s refusal to turn over documents that likely implicate the Bush administration; what prompted CIA-supporter Dianne Feinstein’s turn against the agency; the Justice Department’s corruption and/or ineptitude; and signs of the republic’s death knell.

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04/16/14 James Bovard

James Bovard, author of Public Policy Hooligan, discusses the legislative “cluster-bombs” exploding under unsuspecting Americans; the IRS’s seizure of tax refunds from individuals who allegedly were overpaid by Social Security decades ago; how government theft is legalized through civil asset forfeiture laws; evidence that the war on drugs is finally winding down; and Americans’ increasing awareness of police brutality.

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04/14/14 Eric Margolis

Eric Margolis, an award-winning syndicated columnist, discusses how Ukraine war-fever resembles pre-WWI militarism; the American and British banks that benefit from an IMF bailout; Israel’s connection to Ukraine’s large Jewish population and ruling class; Russia’s ability to cause supply-chain problems for US troops in Afghanistan; and why the top Afghan presidential candidates all look like CIA assets.

04/14/14 John Glaser

John Glaser, editor of Antiwar.com, discusses John Kerry’s surprising admission that Israel is to blame for sabotaging Israel-Palestine peace talks; how Jewish settlements in the West Bank hurt Israel’s security and make a Palestinian state untenable; and the Likud Party’s commitment to “the realization of Zionist values.”

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