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Antiwar Radio: Joe Lauria

Independent investigative journalist Joe Lauria discusses his article “Security Council Blames Syria for Attack;” allegations that the Houla massacre was actually Sunni rebels killing pro-government Alawites and Shia; why Bashar al-Assad deserves the blame for Syria’s civil unrest; the media’s scant coverage of al-Qaeda’s presence within Syria’s rebellion; Russia’s strategic interests in Syria aside from the Tartus naval port; why NATO intervention would almost certainly worsen the crisis; and the revenge massacres likely to follow in the wake of Syrian regime change, with a Sunni Islamist government in charge.

Antiwar Radio: Joe Lauria

Independent investigative journalist Joe Lauria discusses Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s request for full UN membership during his speech to the General Assembly; how most media coverage has failed to distinguish between statehood (some 130 countries already recognize Palestine) and the various degrees of UN membership; charting Palestine’s options and chances of success in the Security Council and General Assembly; how Palestine’s upgrade to “observer state” would grant them access to the International Criminal Court and sovereign control of their territorial waters – two things Israel’s defenders want to avoid; and why European countries may eventually take over the “honest broker” role, played so poorly by the US for decades.

Antiwar Radio: Joe Lauria

Independent investigative journalist Joe Lauria discusses – live from Cairo – the throng of Egyptians re-filling Tahrir Square in celebration of Hosni Mubarak’s resignation; how Egypt’s constitutional reforms could be an early source of division among the protesters; the duplicitous post-WWII US foreign policy of supporting dictators while talking about “exporting democracy;” how Egypt’s broad-based and peaceful revolution undermines the terrorism and religious extremism of al-Qaeda; and how the protests in Bahrain put the Obama administration in a bind: whether to support a brutal monarchy or give up a crucial naval base.

Antiwar Radio: Joe Lauria

Independent investigative journalist Joe Lauria discusses the ongoing U.N. conference on nuclear nonproliferation, the Obama administration’s attempt to propose a nuclear-free Middle East without acknowledging Israel’s nuclear weapons, Hillary Clinton’s pronounced lack of diplomatic acumen, why South African-style nuclear disarmament might be in Israel’s future and how US foreign policy encourages nuclear proliferation.

Antiwar Radio: Joe Lauria

Independent investigative journalist Joe Lauria discusses the 2009 General Assembly of the United Nations, Muammar Gaddafi’s energetic denouncement of the U.N. Security Council and every recent U.S. military action, observations that Obama’s rock star aura remains intact, Iran’s obligations and alleged violations under their IAEA Safeguards Agreement, the politics of climate change and the UN Security Council’s war powers.

Antiwar Radio: Philip Giraldi & Joe Lauria

Philip Giraldi & Joe Lauria discuss the MSM’s refusal to investigate Sibel Edmonds’s blockbuster allegations, the wide and deep bipartisan corruption at the highest levels of U.S. government, how big media’s money and influence is needed to assist in pushing the story forward, the close working relationship between the American-Turkish Council and AIPAC and how Douglas Feith and Richard Perle helped turn U.S. government officials into foreign intelligence assets.

Antiwar Radio: Joe Lauria

Joe Lauria, freelance reporter and co-author with former senator Mike Gravel of the new book A Political Odyssey, discusses his article “The Personification of the Military-Industrial Racket,” McCain foreign policy adviser Randy Scheunemann’s long, diabolical history as a chief neocon and war-salesman, McCain’s side-jobs as a foreign asset first for Iran and now Georgia and how luring Russia to retaliate against Georgia may have been instigated to strengthen McCain’s campaign and ratchet up arms sales.

MP3 Here.

Antiwar Radio: Joe Lauria

Investigative reporter Joe Lauria discusses the series he co-wrote for the London Times about the Sibel Edmonds case, including the 30 year Washington connection to the A.Q. Kahn nuclear black-market operation, the difficulty in corroborating stories about such a secretive subject, the inability of American mainstream media to diverge from the status quo, how the Tinner family fits into the story and the history of the military-industrial-congressional complex as told in the new book he’s co-authored with former senator Mike Gravel, A Political Odyssey.

MP3 Here.