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Recent Episodes of the Scott Horton Show

10/12/18 Eric Eikenberry on Stopping the War In Yemen

Scott talks to Eric Eikenberry about the war in Yemen and the various efforts to stop it. A small cadre in the House of Representatives has been trying to introduce resolutions that would invoke the War Powers Act, but so far have met with little success. Eikenberry thinks that popular opinion is beginning to turn sharply against the war, thanks in part to the American media beginning to focus on it. If this shift continues, he thinks the resolutions have a chance at success.

Discussed on the show:

Eric Eikenberry is the Director of Policy & Advocacy at the Yemen Peace Project and an advocacy associate at Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain. Follow him on Twitter @eric_eikenberry.

This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: Kesslyn Runs, by Charles Featherstone; NoDev NoOps NoIT, by Hussein Badakhchani; The War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.comRoberts and Roberts Brokerage Inc.Zen Cash; Tom Woods’ Liberty ClassroomExpandDesigns.com/Scott; and LibertyStickers.com.

Check out Scott’s Patreon page.

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10/12/18 Sheldon Richman on Israel-Palestine Negotiations

Sheldon Richman returns to the show to talk about his latest TGIF article, “Trump’s Middle East Delusions Persist.” He and Scott discuss the state of negotiations between Israel and Palestine and what can be done to make Americans see the truth of Israel’s many abuses of the Palestinian people.

Discussed on the show:

Sheldon Richman is the executive editor of the Libertarian Institute and the author of America’s Counter-Revolution: The Constitution Revisited. Follow him on Twitter @SheldonRichman.

This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: Kesslyn Runs, by Charles Featherstone; NoDev NoOps NoIT, by Hussein Badakhchani; The War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.comRoberts and Roberts Brokerage Inc.Zen Cash; Tom Woods’ Liberty ClassroomExpandDesigns.com/Scott; and LibertyStickers.com.

Check out Scott’s Patreon page.

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10/10/18 Daniel Lazare on Saudi Arabia

Daniel Lazare comes back on the show to talk about Saudi Arabia, Trump, and the future Middle East politics. He explains an extremely common pattern in kingdoms and empires where after about three generations of family rule, massive upheaval or incompetence forces a total political collapse. Saudi Arabia is perched on this precipice, and their third-generation Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, seems unstable enough to provide the spark. Scott and Lazare talk about what this will mean for the region and for the United States’ influence there.

Discussed on the show:

Daniel Lazare is the author of The Frozen Republic: How the constitution is Paralyzing Democracy and a regular contributor at Consortium News. Find all of his work at his website and follow him on Twitter @dhlazare.

This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: Kesslyn Runs, by Charles Featherstone; NoDev NoOps NoIT, by Hussein Badakhchani; The War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.comRoberts and Roberts Brokerage Inc.Zen Cash; Tom Woods’ Liberty ClassroomExpandDesigns.com/Scott; and TheBumperSticker.com.

Check out Scott’s Patreon page.

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10/10/18 Patrick Martin on the Military Wing of the Democratic Party

Scott interviews Patrick Martin on his new article series, “The CIA Democrats,” in which he outlines the disturbing trend of dozens of former military commanders, State Department war planners, and outright CIA, FBI, and Military Intelligence agents seeking nomination from the Democratic Party in congressional elections. Their victories would create a strong pro-war faction within the party, since by Martin’s reckoning, only a single one of these candidates has come out with an anti-war position. In some cases it may even technically be illegal for these men and women to seek political office. Unfortunately, Martin explains, most American liberals actually think President Trump isn’t hostile enough to foreign countries, citing his ‘willingness to cozy up to dictators’ in the form of peace talks and aversion to war.

Discussed on the show:

Patrick Martin is the senior national political writer for the World Socialist Web Site, where he is the author of numerous articles.

This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: Kesslyn Runs, by Charles Featherstone; NoDev NoOps NoIT, by Hussein Badakhchani; The War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.comRoberts and Roberts Brokerage Inc.Zen Cash; Tom Woods’ Liberty ClassroomExpandDesigns.com/Scott; and TheBumperSticker.com.

Check out Scott’s Patreon page.

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10/10/18 Tim Shorrock Gives an Update on the Korean Peace Process

Tim Shorrock comes back on the show to discuss his latest article at The Nation, “Moon and Kim Stage an Exuberant Summit in Pyongyang“. The two leaders met again recently, he explains, and in a ground-breaking move agreed to begin reducing military tensions between the North and South, including the removal of land mines. As usual, the American media has portrayed the meeting as theater and seems unwilling to support the promising moves toward peace.

Tim Shorrock is the author of Spies For Hire: The Secret World of Intelligence Outsourcing and a regular contributor to The Nation and the Korea Center for Investigative Reporting. Follow him on Twitter @TimothyS.

This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: Kesslyn Runs, by Charles Featherstone; NoDev NoOps NoIT, by Hussein Badakhchani; The War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.comRoberts and Roberts Brokerage Inc.Zen Cash; Tom Woods’ Liberty ClassroomExpandDesigns.com/Scott; and TheBumperSticker.com.

Check out Scott’s Patreon page.

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10/3/18 Jim Bovard on James Comey and the Unending Bush Torture Scandal

Jim Bovard is interviewed on his syndicated article “The Unending Bush Torture Scandal“. Jim Comey’s role in saving the torture regime while a Justice Department official and colleague of John Yoo. The mainstream media’s current sainthood of Comey and how it helps to whitewash his participation in the torture program is discussed as well. Comey’s insistence that waterboarding is not torture is also referenced, as well as numerous items from Comey’s memoirs.

Jim Bovard is a columnist for USA Today and the author of Public Policy Hooligan: Rollicking and Wrangling from Helltown to Washington. Find all of his books and read his work on his website and follow him on Twitter @JimBovard.

This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: Zen CashThe War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.comRoberts and Roberts Brokerage Inc.NoDev NoOps NoIT, by Hussein Badakhchani; LibertyStickers.com; and ExpandDesigns.com/Scott.
Check out Scott’s Patreon page.

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10/3/18 Haitham El-Zabri on Beto O’Rourke’s Support for Israel

Haitham El-Sabri, Palestinian activist and writer based in Texas, talks about the letter he wrote to the Beto O’Rourke campaign asking him about his position for on Israel and Palestine. The responsive he received was boilerplate support for Israel. El-Zabri talks about how this should be disappointing to everyone, and especially progressives who support O’Rourke.

You can see the contents of the letter here.

This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: Kesslyn Runs, by Charles Featherstone; NoDev NoOps NoIT, by Hussein Badakhchani; The War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.comRoberts and Roberts Brokerage Inc.Zen Cash; Tom Woods’ Liberty ClassroomExpandDesigns.com/Scott; and TheBumperSticker.com.

Check out Scott’s Patreon page.

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10/3/18 Gareth Porter on Trump and the American Empire

Gareth Porter is interviewed on his article for Truthdig, “Can Trump Take Down the American Empire?” Porter talks about revelations in the Bob Woodward book “Fear”, about the Trump presidency, and how they may pertain to the American Empire. Porter also talks about the Trump presidency, North Korea, and Iran.

Gareth Porter is an investigative historian and journalist on the national security state, and author of Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare. Follow him on Twitter @GarethPorter and listen to Gareth’s previous appearances on the Scott Horton Show.

This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: Kesslyn Runs, by Charles Featherstone; NoDev NoOps NoIT, by Hussein Badakhchani; The War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.comRoberts and Roberts Brokerage Inc.Zen Cash; Tom Woods’ Liberty ClassroomExpandDesigns.com/Scott; and TheBumperSticker.com.

Check out Scott’s Patreon page.

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10/5/18 Danny Sjursen on Blowback in the Mideast

Major Danny Sjursen comes back on the show to talk about the blowback from America’s many wars in the Middle East. He explains a process with which listeners of this show will no doubt be familiar, by which the U.S. sets itself up for future wars by arming and training a generation of young rebels to help fight the current wars. All too often, the veterans on America’s side of the war then become either extremists or a part of the next brutal regime that takes the place of the old one—justification for more war either way.

Discussed on the show:

Danny Sjursen is a major in the U.S. army and former history instructor at West Point. He writes regularly for TomDispatch.com and he’s the author of “Ghost Riders of Baghdad: Soldiers, Civilians, and the Myth of the Surge.” Follow him on Twitter @SkepticalVet.

This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: Kesslyn Runs, by Charles Featherstone; NoDev NoOps NoIT, by Hussein Badakhchani; The War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.comRoberts and Roberts Brokerage Inc.Zen Cash; Tom Woods’ Liberty ClassroomExpandDesigns.com/Scott; and TheBumperSticker.com.

Check out Scott’s Patreon page.

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10/3/18 Dan Cohen on Syria, Blowback, and Al-Qaeda’s Rehabilitation

Filmmaker Dan Cohen comes back on the show to discuss his latest project, “The Syria Deception,” a short documentary exposing the propaganda campaign in Hollywood and the media to rehabilitate Al-Qaeda in the eyes of the American public. Cohen and Scott discuss America’s role in instigating the war in Syria and how, more broadly, U.S. intervention triggers ever worse violence by inciting blowback from Middle Eastern civilians bent on vengeance.

Discussed on the show:

Dan Cohen is a correspondent for RT American, as well as a filmmaker, cinematographer, and editor. His website is dancohenmedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @dancohen3000.

This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: Kesslyn Runs, by Charles Featherstone; NoDev NoOps NoIT, by Hussein Badakhchani; The War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.comRoberts and Roberts Brokerage Inc.Zen Cash; Tom Woods’ Liberty ClassroomExpandDesigns.com/Scott; and TheBumperSticker.com.

Check out Scott’s Patreon page.

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Recent Episodes of the Scott Horton Show

10/12/18 Eric Eikenberry on Stopping the War In Yemen

Scott talks to Eric Eikenberry about the war in Yemen and the various efforts to stop it. A small cadre in the House of Representatives has been trying to introduce resolutions that would invoke the War Powers Act, but so far have met with little success. Eikenberry...

10/12/18 Sheldon Richman on Israel-Palestine Negotiations

Sheldon Richman returns to the show to talk about his latest TGIF article, “Trump’s Middle East Delusions Persist.” He and Scott discuss the state of negotiations between Israel and Palestine and what can be done to make Americans see the truth of Israel’s many abuses...

10/10/18 Daniel Lazare on Saudi Arabia

Daniel Lazare comes back on the show to talk about Saudi Arabia, Trump, and the future Middle East politics. He explains an extremely common pattern in kingdoms and empires where after about three generations of family rule, massive upheaval or incompetence forces a...

10/3/18 Gareth Porter on Trump and the American Empire

Gareth Porter is interviewed on his article for Truthdig, “Can Trump Take Down the American Empire?” Porter talks about revelations in the Bob Woodward book “Fear”, about the Trump presidency, and how they may pertain to the American Empire. Porter also talks about...

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