08/15/12 – Flynt Leverett – The Scott Horton Show

Former State Department, CIA and NSC official Flynt Leverett discusses US policy on Syria and Iran; why most Syrians don’t support the radical Islamic rebellion; how US interference prevents a power sharing agreement and an end to violence; the Obama administration’s ideological blinders; delusions of post-Cold War American hegemony in the Middle East; why secular liberal governments rarely come to power after regime changes; and Bibi Netanyahu’s game of brinksmanship on war with Iran.

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3 thoughts on “08/15/12 – Flynt Leverett – The Scott Horton Show”

  1. Kit Maira

    Scott,
    Will your new radio programs be available as podcasts for my ipod soon? I enjoyed the convenience of auto downloading your show automatically. Keep up the good work, love the show.

  2. eCAHNomics

    Disagree with Leverett in the sense that Syria is not in any sense a civil war. It was wholly started, funded and operated by the Vile V (U.S., Turkey, Israel, Saudis, Qatar). You can add the neocolonialists too: Brits, French (some “socialist” Hollande turned out to be, not that it wasn’t obvious in advance), neoNazi Merk.

    My initial Q was: WTF was Erdogan thinking. Does he really want chaos on his border, not to mention within his own country.

    Apparently O calls Erdogan for phone sex every couple of days, and Turkish foreign minister Davutoglu has neoOttoman delusions of grandeur. You can’t make this shit up.

    The Syrian op was modeled on Operation Ajax. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1953_Iranian_coup_d%27%C3%A9tat That worked out so well for the U.S. the first time. Ajax didn’t take long for Phase I, and by all appearances, Hillary and Rice & Fabius are off their meds with rage that Assad is still there. He seems to have been prepped and shows signs of being a bit more than the feckless optometrist that he was made out to be.

    No fly zones are the way the PTB coopt the lefties.

    Pass the popcorn.

  3. humanist

    In my view, on topic of Middle East, Flynt is a top honest and courageous expert. However occasionally his takes and my amateurish views ride on different curves.

    Here is my slightly edited comment on RaceForIran.com about this Radio Show:

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