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Antiwar Radio: Eli Clifton

Eli Clifton, National Security Reporter for ThinkProgress.org, discusses his co-authored report “Fear, Inc.: The Roots of the Islamophobia Network in America;” naming the names of the organizations, bankrollers and bloggers that drive the fear and loathing of Muslims; why frenzies of bigotry and intolerance tend to disappear almost overnight, once the spell wears off; and a few positive signs, like Herman Cain and Rick Perry eschewing anti-Islamic rhetoric in their presidential primary campaigns.

Antiwar Radio: Eli Clifton

Eli Clifton, U.S. foreign policy writer at the Washington bureau of IPS News, discusses Lobelog’s Daily Talking Points feature that keeps tabs on the war party’s Iran hawks; contradictory evidence to the MSM’s claim that Arab governments want war with Iran; neocon efforts to scuttle the diplomatic “linkage” of the Palestine problem with other regional affairs; why Hillary Clinton’s softened rhetoric on Iran’s civilian nuclear energy program doesn’t indicate a policy shift; and how establishing a designed-to-fail sanctions regime has been a reliable way to start a war.

Antiwar Radio: Eli Clifton

Eli Clifton, writer on U.S. foreign policy at the Washington bureau of IPS News, discusses LobeLog’s Daily Talking Points on Iran-U.S. relations, the designed-to-fail nature of sanctions meant to justify military action, why Israel isn’t threatened or worried about Iran’s nuclear program and why there’s no law preventing Iran (as a sovereign nation) from withdrawing from the NPT and building nuclear weapons.