Tag Archives: Israel

Tuesday Mornin’ Coffee

Your Morning Coffee Reads

The Deafness Before the Storm

The Persecution of John Kiriakou

Why is Georgia Secretly Giving Student Test Scores to Military Recruiters?

Israeli Leader Sharpens Call on U.S. to Set Limits on Iran

How We Became Israel

Remember When Obama Thought the FISA Amendments Act Was Imperfect?

Monday Mornin’ Coffee

Your Morning Coffee Reads

America’s refusal to extradite Bolivia’s ex-president to face genocide charges

Forget Iran, it’s Israel’s Nuclear Gun Pointed at Obama’s Head The Greatest Myth of American Politics?

The tug o’ war at Bagram

India and Pakistan sign landmark visa deal

China’s Presumptive New Leader Is Mysteriously Absent;

Turkey puts 44 journalists on trial for terrorism and backing pro-Kurd group

May 26 – Today on Antiwar Radio

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Robert Parry, Gareth Porter, More

Today on Antiwar radio with Scott Horton:

Robert Parry will be on to discuss his new piece, Cheering Netanyahu’s Intransigence.

Bio: Robert Parry is an American investigative journalist. He was awarded the George Polk Award for National Reporting in 1984 for his work with the Associated Press on the Iran-Contra story and uncovered Oliver North’s involvement in it as a Washington-based correspondent for Newsweek.

In 1995, he established Consortium News as an online ezine dedicated to investigative journalism.

Parry has written several books, including Lost History: Contras, Cocaine, the Press & “Project Truth.” (1999) and Secrecy & Privilege: Rise of the Bush Dynasty from Watergate to Iraq (2004).

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Gareth Porter will be on to debunk David Sanger’s latest propaganda on Iran.

Bio: Gareth Porter is an American historian, investigative journalist and policy analyst on U.S. foreign and military policy. Porter has written regular news reports and news analysis on political, diplomatic and military developments in regard to Middle East conflicts for Inter Press Service since 2005.

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May 20 – Today on Antiwar Radio

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Gene Berkman, John Seiler, Phil Giraldi, Christopher Anders

Today on Antiwar radio with Scott Horton.

In continuation of our tribute to Alan Bock, Gene Berkman and John Seiler will both be on to discuss the impact of Bock’s work on the libertarian movement.

Background:

Bios: John Seiler has been an editorial writer with The Orange County Register for 19 years. He is also is the managing editor of CalWatchDog.com. Owner of the legendary Renaissance Books bookstore in Riverside. In 1972 he helped found the Libertarian Party in California.

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Phil Giraldi will be on to discuss Obama’s speech as it relates to Israel. Read Giraldi’s latest here.

Background:

Bio: Phil Giraldi Is a former “counter-terrorism” specialist and military intelligence officer of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and a columnist and television commentator who is the Executive Director of the Council for the National Interest, a group that advocates for more even handed policies by the U.S. government in the Middle East. Giraldi served the CIA for eighteen years in Turkey, Italy, Germany, and Spain and speaks those nations’ languages.

He has written columns on terrorism, intelligence, and security issues for The American Conservative magazine, Huffington Post, and Antiwar.com and op-ed pieces for the Hearst Newspaper chain. He has been interviewed by Good Morning America, 60 Minutes, MSNBC, FOX News, National Public Radio, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the British Broadcasting Corporation, al-Jazeera, al-Arabiya and other outlets. During the 2008 presidential primaries, Giraldi served as a foreign policy adviser to Ron Paul.

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Christopher Anders will be on to discuss the new Congressional measure to sanction extreme war powers. Read about it here.

Bio: Christopher Anders is senior legislative counsel in the ACLU’s Washington Legislative Office.

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April 26 – Today on Antiwar Radio

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Jason Leopold, Joey King, Jack Hunter, Roi Maor

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Jason Leopold will be on to discuss more evidence of psychological research on detainees in US custody as relating to the latest release of Wikileaks documents.

Background Reading

Bio: Jason Leopold is an investigative reporter and the deputy managing editor at truthout.org. He’s the author of the national bestseller, News Junkie, a memoir.

Joey King will be on to discuss the Veterans for Peace position on Libya. Read the statement here.

Bio: Joey King was Distinguished Military Graduate from Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville. He graduated from the following Army schools: Airborne, Ranger, Pathfinder, Air Assault, Infantry Officer’s Basic Course, Jungle Expert, and the Infantry Officer’s Mortar Platoon Officer’s Course. He was served with the 82nd Airborne Division and the Airborne unit in Vicenza Italy.

He was a platoon leader and company executive officer. He resigned from the active army in July 1987 and later resigned from the Reserves. He is on the board of http://www.veteransforpeace.org/.

Jack Hunter will be on to discuss John McCain. Read his latest here.

Bio: Jack Hunter – also known as the Southern Avenger – is a conservative radio host and political commentator in the United States. He appears every Tuesday and Friday morning on WTMA News-Talk 1250 AM. Hunter is also a weekly contributor to the Charleston City Paper.

Hunter is also a contributing editor to both Taki’s Magazine and The American Conservative Magazine, while often filling in for Constitutional conservative Sirius Radio talk show host Mike Church and appearing as a weekly guest on The Savage Nation. He co-wrote Kentucky Senator Rand Paul’s book The Tea Party Goes to Washington.

Roi Maor will be on to discuss how a group of preeminent Israelis is calling for a Palestinian state, 1967 borders. Read his piece here.

Bio: Roi Maor is an activist for social rights and human rights in Israel and Palestine, living in Tel Aviv. He has been published in ynet, Ha’aretz and the Jerusalem Post. Roi has worked for several NGOS, including Yesh Din and the Association for Civil Rights in Israel. He currently works as the Director of International Relations in Bimkom – Planners for Human Rights. He has a regular blog at 972 Magazine, 972mag.com.

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April 21 – Today on Antiwar Radio

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John Glaser, Gareth Porter, Charles Goyette

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John Glaser will be on to discuss his latest piece, Exporting Tyranny through Foreign Aid.

Bio: John Glaser is an editorial assistant at The American Conservative.

Gareth Porter will be on to discuss the latest Wikileaks revelations about Israel’s push toward war with Iran.

Background:

  • Read the Haaretz article here.
  • Read Gareth’s latest piece here.

Bio: Gareth Porter is an American historian, investigative journalist and policy analyst on U.S. foreign and military policy. Porter has written regular news reports and news analysis on political, diplomatic and military developments in regard to Middle East conflicts for Inter Press Service since 2005.

Charles Goyette will be on to talk about the economy

Bio: Charles Goyette is an American talk show host and writer. He is a libertarian-conservative commentator, who is noted for his outspoken anti-war views, his opposition to the war in Iraq, and his economic commentary. He is the author of the New York Times bestselling book The Dollar Meltdown: Surviving the Impending Currency Crisis with Gold, Oil, and Other Unconventional Investments, which Congressman Ron Paul calls “a must read,” and investor Peter Schiff describes as “…a sensible plan to protect your wealth.

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April 18 – Today on Antiwar Radio

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Guests: Mel Frykberg, Noam Sheizaf, Nick Mottern

Today on Antiwar radio with Scott Horton:

Mel Frykberg will be on to discuss violence in Gaza. Read his latest piece here.

Bio: Mel Frykberg is a journalist with IPS News. He lives and works in Gaza

Noam Sheizaf will be on to discuss the Fogel family murders in Israel and the subsequent collective punishment of Palestinian settlers by the IDF.

Background

  • Read Noam’s piece here
  • Read the latest here

Bio: Noam Sheizaf is an independent journalist and editor. He has worked for the Tel Aviv local paper, Ha-ir; for Ynet.co; and as deputy editor for Maariv daily news. His work is published in Haaretz, Yedioth Ahronoth, The Nation, and other publications. He currently publishes the Promise Land blog at 927Mag.com. Noam lives in Tell Aviv and served for 4.5 years in the IDF.

Nick Mottern will be on to discuss a little known bill that has passed, allowing for military drones in US skies. Read his piece here.

Bio: Nick Mottern is the Director of Consumers for Peace (http://www.consumersforpeace.org/), peace activist, and writer. He is frequently published at TruthOut, War is a Crime, Op-Ed News, as well as others.

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Israeli TV report: U.S. won’t allow Israeli attack on Iran

As you may know, the danger to U.S. forces in Iraq should the U.S. and/or Israel bomb Iran is a subject covered many times on Antiwar Radio with experts ranging from Patrick Cockburn to William S. Lind, Scott Ritter, Wayne White, Philip Giraldi and others for the last few years. Well, it looks like this most serious danger was in fact the deal breaker for this White House – or for Robert Gates?. Either way, I’ll take it.

JERUSALEM, Oct 6 (Reuters) – The United States will not permit Israel to attack Iran’s nuclear program as long as American troops are stationed in Iraq, an Israeli television report quoting unnamed diplomatic sources said on Monday.

An Israeli official accompanying Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on a visit to Moscow declined to comment on the report. Olmert flew to Moscow to press Russia not to sell advanced missiles and weapons technology to Iran and Syria.

The report on Channel 10 said any strike against Iran would leave U.S. forces based in Iraq vulnerable to retaliation. Depending on who becomes the next U.S. president, troops could remain in Iraq from under two years to indefinitely.

Perhaps they read Lind’s “How to Lose an Army” in the American Conservative:

A British journalist I know, one with long experience in Iraq, told me he asked the head of SCIRI, which controls the Badr Brigades, how he would respond if the U.S. attacked Iran. “Then,” he replied, “we would do our duty.”

CBS: Israel Pushing for Iran Strikes

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U.S. officials say it comes just as the Israelis are mounting a full court press to get the Bush administration to strike Iran’s nuclear complex.

CBS consultant Michael Oren says Israel doesn’t want to wait for a new administration.

“The Israelis have been assured by the Bush administration that the Bush administration will not allow Iran to nuclearize,” Oren said. “Israelis are uncertain about what would be the policies of the next administration vis-à-vis Iran.”

Israel’s message is simple: If you don’t, we will. Israel held a dress rehearsal for a strike earlier this month, but military analysts say Israel can not do it alone.

“Keep in mind that Israel does not have strategic bombers,” Oren said. “The Israeli Air Force is not the American Air Force. Israel can not eliminate Iran’s nuclear program.”

Did the Israelis Leak New Spy Info to Thwart War?

Over at the American Conservative magazine’s blog, Antiwar.com columnist and former CIA officer Philip Giraldi reports that Israeli sources have indicated to him that the recent leak to the FBI about the new-old Israeli spy case came from inside the Israeli government toward the end of thwarting Ehud Olmert, Dick Cheney and the War Party’s plans to expand the Middle Eastern slaughter to Iran – and that there are more spies to be revealed…

Israeli sources are reporting that the FBI investigation of the Ben-Ami Kadish spy case resulted from a leak coming from inside the government of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. …

[Yosef] Yagur, who is now retired and living in Israel, was Kadish’s case officer, handling the cases of both him and Jonathan Pollard. Before the anonymous leak of information, the FBI had no idea that Kadish had been a spy for Israel. Now it is investigating a number of US citizens, including an individual who held very senior security positions in the Clinton and Bush White Houses.

How many different people fit the definition, “an individual who held very senior security positions in the Clinton and Bush White Houses”? Can’t be too many… More to the point, why would the Israeli government do such a thing as out their own agents (albeit past ones) to the FBI? According to Giraldi,

The leak of the information at the present time is believed to be linked to proposed closed congressional hearings at the end of this month in which the White House had planned to use several Israeli intelligence officers to provide evidence on the alleged Syrian nuclear program that was bombed on September 6, 2007. It is now unlikely that Israeli intelligence officers will allow themselves to be questioned because they would almost certainly be asked about Israeli spying on the US. Vice President Dick Cheney and Olmert had apparently planned on using the congressional briefings as a launch pad to intensify diplomatic and military pressure against both Syria and Iran. It is believed that the “doves” in the Olmert administration who leaked the information are seeking to make a military confrontation more difficult and are hoping that negotiations, particularly with Syria, will instead take place.

According to the LA Times, these Congressional hearings about the bogus Syria-North Korea Plutonium factory were meant by the neocons at the American Enterprise Institute to be a simple “box-checking exercise,” on the great clipboard of war in the words of AEI vice-warmonger and Ahmad Chalabi champion, Danielle Pletka.

Gareth Porter’s new article explains how the installation of General Petraeus as Royal Viceroy over the Middle East and Central Asia helps smooth the road to war. Perhaps the new and forthcoming spy revelations will help push the scales back the other way.