Antiwar Radio: John Glaser

John Glaser, editorial assistant at The American Conservative magazine, discusses his article Exporting Tyranny through Foreign Aid; the Arab Spring rebellions being put down by autocrats supported by US money and weapons; how NATO intervention has extended the Libyan War and given the rebels an incentive to refuse ceasefire negotiations; how foreign aid is used to achieve policy goals, not for humanitarian purposes; buying up Middle East despots on the (relative) cheap to gain significant influence in regional politics; and the 150 countries (out of around 192 total) that receive some amount of US aid.