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Antiwar Radio: Jonathan Landay

Jonathan S. Landay, national security and intelligence correspondent for McClatchy Newspapers, discusses how Libya’s popular uprising against Col. Gaddafi has descended into civil war; loyalist forces laying siege to strategic rebel-held cities; the end of protests in Tripoli; how humanitarian airlifts could be possible without bombing air defenses or maintaining a no-fly zone; and why US intervention is the least bad option for Libya, despite multi-generational US support for ME/NA autocracies.

Antiwar Radio: Jonathan Landay

Jonathan S. Landay, national security and intelligence correspondent for McClatchy Newspapers, discusses the developments in Libya, where the state is losing control and increasing violence against protesters; how the government’s use of foreign mercenaries shows their loss of control over the regular army and security forces; the re-taking of Bahrain’s own “Tahrir” Square and how the massacre of protesters radicalized the demands of reformers; why every monarch and despot in the Mideast – and beyond – isn’t sleeping well;  and how it’s hard to imagine a looming Islamic caliphate while the protesters only demand freedom and democracy.

Antiwar Radio: Jonathan Landay

Jonathan S. Landay, national security and intelligence correspondent for McClatchy Newspapers, discusses how Afghan peace talks primarily exist as fictional inventions of the Pentagon, the US divide-and-conquer strategy employed against insurgent groups that is supposed to marginalize hardliners, India’s concern that another Mumbai attack would create overwhelming political pressure for military action against Pakistan, how a US withdrawal would turn Afghanistan into “Somalia on steroids” and destabilize much of Central Asia, how the continued US presence and Afghan government corruption fuel the insurgency and make occupation unsustainable, an analysis of ethnic and political factions that shows the Taliban is not a natural political successor and the odd spectacle of Russian and US agents jointly participating in a drug raid on Afghan heroin producers.