James Bovard discusses the U.S. attorney scandal, his hopes that more criminal activity will be revealed when Gonzales is forced out, Gonzales and Bush’s obstruction of the DoJ’s NSA wiretapping probe, Bush’s secret executive order “authorizing” torture, Rumsfeld’s “sovereign immunity,” the National Security Letter scandal, the government’s craven media sycophants, the hypocrisy of conservatives when it comes to their much-ballyhooed “rule of law” as it applies to Republicans in power, Scott’s short list of Bush administration lies, the phony 9/11 commission, the shameful failures of beltway “libertarians” in opposing war and torture, and the heroic Bob Barr.
Chris Floyd discusses the rendition of an American citizen to Ethiopia until he admits he’s al Qaeda, the nearly unremarked-upon proxy war for the Warlords in Somalia, why the U.S. should leave Africa alone, the arrogant ignorance of America’s political establishments and the distracted apathy of the American people.
Bill Kelsey talks about his time as a pilot for an NGO, flying relief missions in Uganda, Sudan and Afghanistan.
Former CIA analyst Michael Scheuer discusses Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, al Qaeda, their true motives, how best to fight against them, torture, the escape at Tora Bora, the FBI and CIA in the months before September 11th, the 9/11 Commission sham, the Israeli art students, the Israel and Saudi lobbies, reports that a Pakistani general financed Mohammed Atta, Bojinka, Bill Clinton and 10 blown chances to get bin Laden and the total lack of evidence of a Saddam-al Qaeda connection.
Joshua Frank, author of Left Out: How Liberals Helped Re-elect George W. Bush, explains the relationships between the major Democratic presidential candidates and the Israel Lobby and the negative consequences.
Future of Freedom Foundation president Jacob Hornberger decries America’s dissent into totalitarianism, what the KSM “confession” reveals about Bush’s bogus Star-Chamber tribunals for “enemy combatants” at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and what it portends for the rest of us.
Former FBI contract linguist-turned-whistleblower Sibel Edmonds and investigative reporter James Bamford discuss the Department of Justice’s abuse of the “State’s Secrets Privilege” to keep Edmonds from telling all she knows about high-level corruption in the Turkish Lobby, the State and Defense Departments and the Congress, a new petition by over 30 organizations demanding hearings into her case and a new FBI whistle-blower, who’s letter the the Department of Justice’s Inspector General [.pdf] reveals that all those wiretaps Edmonds was transcribing were illegal – begun on warrants under the much easier to satisfy-Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act in cases of public corruption.
For background: My February 28, interview with Sibel Edmonds expert Luke Ryland here.
John Mueller, professor of political science at Ohio State University and author of Overblown: How Politicians and the Terrorism Industry Inflate National Security Threats and Why We Believe Them and this great Foreign Affairs article, discusses the bogus “Real War on Terror,” the Fear Industry (public and private) and the waste and violations of rights that go along with them.
J.D. Cash, an investigative reporter for the McCurtain Gazette, discusses his investigation and recent developments into the story of the “Aryan Republican Army” neo-Nazi bank robbery ring (many of whom were undercover cops and informants) and their collaboration with Timothy McVeigh in the 1995 Oklahoma City Bombing, resulting in the deaths of 168 people and one of the largest cover-ups in American history. My previous interviews of Cash here.