Antiwar Radio: Ivan Eland

Ivan Eland, Senior Fellow at The Independent Institute, discusses the US contribution to violence and political instability in Somalia, how al Qaeda affiliate groups are primarily concerned with local issues and simply use the moniker for prominence and fundraising, nationalist movements that are mislabeled “Islamic” because mosques are often the only available forum for political dissent and how the US government characterizes Osama bin Laden as irrational in order to dismiss his stated grievances.