6/27/22 Dave Decamp on Ukraine, NATO and Antiwar.com

Download Episode. Scott interviews Antiwar.com News Editor Dave Decamp about the recent developments in Eastern Europe. First, they examine Lithuania closing the easement into Russia’s Kaliningrad territory. The move is a dramatic escalation that Scott and Decamp say points to the dangers of war guarantees. Next, they turn to the recent report in the New York Times about the CIA’s presence on the ground in Ukraine. Decamp echoes the Daniel McAdams argument that, by talking with the Times, CIA...

Ending the Yemen War

There’s a Resolution in the House, HJ Res 87, a War Powers Resolution demanding an end to all support for Saudi and UAE’s war in Yemen. The new Libertarian Party is working with all the great Yemen war activists to do a pressure campaign on Congress to support it. Massie and a few other GOPs support it. We’re also pushing the persuade the right from the right and the left from the left strategy to influence them. I believe that this really could be the margin to pass the...

6/20/22 Ramzy Baroud on Israel, Palestine and Mali

Download Episode. Scott is joined by journalist and author Ramzy Baroud to discuss the deterioration of Israeli Politics and the war in Mali. Israel will hold its fifth election in four years after yet another failure to form a government. Baroud gives some background on Israel’s issues and explains why they show that the ideals of its founders have collapsed. Scott and Baroud also discuss the war in Mali, examining how a seemingly simple intervention by NATO into Libya brought about deadly...

6/20/22 Connor Freeman on the Effort to Sabotage the Iran Nuclear Deal

Download Episode. Scott interviews Connor Freeman, Assistant Editor at the Libertarian Institute, about the ways some American and Israeli officials are hindering JCPOA negotiations. Freeman has been following the story closely and gives a thorough background on the developments since Biden took office. He also lays out the many ways Israel has been using violent means to ensure no agreement will be reached between Iran and the United States.   Discussed on the show: Connor talks JCPOA on...

6/17/22 Ray McGovern on the Russian Invasion: What He Missed and What It All Means

Download Episode. Scott is joined by Ray McGovern to discuss the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Like many, McGovern was surprised that Putin chose to actually invade Ukraine. He explains why he had been confident Russia would not invade earlier this year and how his analysis of Russia’s goals has changed since then.  Discussed on the show: “Did Obama Know ‘Russian Hacking’ Was a Fraud?” (Antiwar.com) “Some Lemmings Wear Wooden Shoes; and Factoring in China” (Antiwar.com Blog) The Doomsday...

6/17/22 Kevin Gosztola: Julian Assange Extradition Approved by the UK

Download Episode. Kevin Gosztola joined Scott on Antiwar Radio to discuss the most recent developments in the Julian Assange Case. Gosztola presents a primer on who Julian Assange is for those who are unfamiliar with him or who only know of the Collateral Murder video and 2016 election leaks. He then clarifies the charges brought against him. Last week, the UK approved Assange’s extradition to the United States. This is a step in the wrong direction, though it will give Assange’s team the...

6/17/22 Max Blumenthal on Paul Mason and British Intelligence’s Crusade Against Independent Journalism

Download Episode. Scott interviews Max Blumenthal about what’s been happening between Paul Mason and The Grayzone. Mason is a British Trotskyist turned Neocon who never stopped identifying with the left. He has built up a reputation in British media as a leftist while building relationships with British intelligence officials. After the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Mason decided to wage an all-out war on any media establishments that showed even a hint of skepticism towards the pro-NATO...

6/17/22 Douglas Macgregor on the Lies Getting Ukrainians Killed

Download Episode. Scott is joined by retired Col. Douglas Macgregor to discuss an article he wrote about the war in Ukraine. Macgregor points to the lies that got us into a situation earlier this year where a Russian invasion was inevitable and the lies that are allowing the war to grind on. He goes through how the Russian goal has shifted from one of Ukrainian neutrality to one of Russian annexation. Macgregor says there’s no going back to a Donbas region without Russian troops. The question...

6/3/22 Aisha Jumaan on How You can Help End the War Against Yemen

Download Episode. Aisha Jumaan from the Yemen Relief and Reconstruction Foundation joined Scott on Antiwar Radio to discuss the war in Yemen. Despite little to no media coverage, which Jumaan recently wrote about, the war in Yemen as well as the consequences of that war is the worst catastrophe happening in the world today. Even though progress has been made with a ceasefire, Jumaan reports on how the humanitarian crisis is getting worse. Together, they explain how you can help the grassroots...

6/3/22 Hassan El-Tayyab: Some Good News on Yemen

Download Episode. Hassan El-Tayyab came back on Antiwar Radio to give an update on the effort to end the war in Yemen. First, Scott and El-Tayyab discuss the last-minute extension of the two-month ceasefire. El-Tayyab reports that airstrikes have stopped completely and crucial fuel supplies have finally been allowed into the country. That said, there has still been some difficulty getting medicine in, although relief teams are working on the issue. They then turn to Congress, where some...

6/3/22 Tom Secker on the Pentagon’s Control Over Top Gun: Maverick

Download Episode. Scott interviewed British journalist Tom Secker about the Pentagon’s role in producing Top Gun: Maverick. The Department of Defense has an entire office set up to work with Hollywood. They give producers access to some military personnel as well as equipment in exchange for the final say over the script. Secker has gone through many documents over the years to find exactly what the military has changed in popular films. But with the Top Gun movies, the relationship is on a...

5/25/22 Mark Thornton on Paper Money, Housing Bubbles and Free Trade

Download Episode. Scott is joined by Mark Thornton, Senior Fellow at the Mises Institute, to discuss an article he wrote recently on the current housing bubble. They begin by discussing the damage that unbacked government-managed paper money does to the United States and the world. They relate that back to our current economic situation where we are feeling the effects of the enormous monetary expansion the Fed unleashed in 2020. Next, they turn to housing where Thornton, who was an early...

5/25/22 Peter Van Buren on Michael Sussmann and the Unraveling of Russiagate

 Download Episode. Scott interviews Peter Van Buren about his most recent article at the Libertarian Institute. They discuss the developments with Michael Sussmann who Special Counsel John Durham brought to trial for allegedly lying to the FBI. Their conversation examines details and the broader effect Russiagate has had on the government and media.   Discussed on the show: “Truth, Lies and Sussmann” (Libertarian Institute) What Scott thinks about Hillary Clinton “Not Another Cold War” (The...

5/24/22 Chas Freeman on America’s Messy Taiwan Policy

Download Episode. Scott is joined by Chas Freeman to discuss the history of U.S. policy concerning Taiwan. And they talk about President Biden’s recent press conference where he misstated the official U.S. policy on Taiwan for the fourth time as president.  Discussed on the show: “Not So Deft On Taiwan” (Washington Post) Chas W. Freeman was Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs from 1993-94 and served as U. S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia during operations Desert...

5/21/22 Hassan El-Tayyab: Now Is the Time to End the War in Yemen

Download Episode. Hassan El-Tayyab of the Friends Committee on National Legislation joins Scott on Antiwar Radio to discuss the effort to end the war in Yemen. Both sides have agreed to a ceasefire which has brought the level of violence down and the access to food and commerce up. But the ceasefire is scheduled to end on June 2nd. Scott and El-Tayyab hope that when that day comes, the two sides will agree to continue the peace. However, the full withdrawal of U.S. support would go much...