2/8/24 Nasser Arrabyee on How the US Airstrikes are Affecting His Country

Download Episode. Nasser Arrabyee returns to the show to give some on-the-ground insight into the U.S.-U.K. air campaign against Yemen. Arrabyee then explains the true level of influence that the Iranian regime has in the country. They also discuss some of the internal politics in Yemen and delve into the path to peace. Discussed on the show: “US Blocks Yemen-Saudi Peace Deal” (Antiwar.com) Nasser Arrabyee is a Yemeni journalist based in Sana’a, Yemen. He is the owner and director of...

2/8/24 Kyle Anzalone on Gaza, the West Bank, Yemen, Iraq and Syria

Download Episode. Kyle Anzalone joined Scott on Antiwar Radio this week to discuss developments in the Middle East. They start with the humanitarian situation and mass violence in Gaza and the West Bank. They then talk about the escalating violence in the broader region. Discussed on the show: “Israel Has Failed to Provide Evidence to Prove UNRWA Hamas Ties” (Libertarian Institute) “Israel Destroys Belgian Aid Agency Office in Gaza” (Libertarian Institute) “Amnesty Documents ‘Shocking Spike in...

2/8/24 Peter Lee on America’s Provocative Troop Deployment on China’s Coast

Download Episode. Scott talks with Peter Lee about the deployment of U.S. special forces to the island of Kinmen. Although it’s controlled by Taiwan, the island is right on China’s coast. Lee recounts the history of the military presence on the island and explains Taiwan’s reasons for stationing troops there. He and Scott also talk about the likelihood of a Chinese invasion of all of Taiwan in the near future. Discussed on the show: Peter Lee on Twitter @chinahand “US Military Advisors...

2/1/24 Mike Swanson on the Troubling State of the American Economy

Download Episode. Scott talks with Mike Swanson about where things stand with the economy and where current trends are heading. They discuss Fed policy, the boom-bust cycle, the national debt and more. Discussed on the show: The War State by Michael Swanson Why The Vietnam War? by Michael Swanson Principles for Navigating Big Debt Crises by Ray Dalio Wall Street Window Mike Swanson provides investment advice at wallstreetwindow.com and is the author of The War State: The Cold War Origins Of...

2/1/24 Eric Brakey on Using State-Level Politics to Fight For Liberty

Download Episode. Eric Brakey returns to the show to talk about his many efforts — past, present, and future — to advance liberty at the state level. They first talk about Defend the Guard and the push to get it through the New Hampshire Senate after its victory in the House. They also touch on Brakey’s involvement in passing Constitutional Carry in Maine and other states, as well as his prescient 2016 stand against provocatively sending lethal aid to Ukraine. Discussed on the show: New...

2/1/24 Matthew Hoh on What War with Iran Would Be Like

Download Episode. Matthew Hoh joins the show to talk about the dangers of a war with Iran. As Biden moves towards some kind of military response to the rocket attack that left three American soldiers dead over the weekend, Hoh has been gaming out what the first week of a war between the U.S. and Iran would look like. He and Scott work through different scenarios and discuss some of the big-picture political forces that have driven us to this dangerous point. Discussed on the show: “What the...

2/1/24 Dave DeCamp on the Jordan Rocket Attacks and the Coming US Response

Download Episode. Dave DeCamp was on Antiwar Radio this week to discuss what we know about Biden’s plan to respond to the rocket attack that killed three American soldiers. They talk about the broader geopolitical ramifications, the humanitarian situation in Gaza and the likely effects of the ICJ’s ruling against Israel. Discussed on the show: “US Plans Weeks-Long Bombing Campaign Against Iranian Targets” (Antiwar.com) “Iraq War IV?” (Antiwar.com) Scott’s interview with Suadad al-Salhy “US...

1/26/24 Trita Parsi on the Significance of the ICJ Ruling

Download Episode. Trita Parsi talks to Scott about the International Court of Justice’s (ICJ) ruling in South Africa’s case that Israel is committing genocide in Gaza. Parsi argues that this is a huge blow to Israel and that it puts the Biden Administration in a very difficult position. Discussed on the show: “ICJ lands stunning blow on Israel over Gaza genocide charge” (Responsible Statecraft) The ICJ Order Trita Parsi is the Executive Vice President of the Quincy Institute for Responsible...

1/25/24 Jason Ditz on All the Ways the War in Israel Could Escalate

Download Episode. Jason Ditz returns to the show to discuss the potential for escalation in the Middle East. Ditz has been following developments on Israel’s northern border closes and talks with Scott about the potential that Israel faces a direct war with Hezbollah. They then zoom out to the broader region and talk about the American troops in Iraq and the risk of a U.S. war with Iran. Discussed on the show: News.Antiwar.com Ditz’s recent articles “As U.S. and Militias Engage, White House...

1/25/24 Brad Pearce on the October 7th Attacks

Download Episode. Brad Pearce joins Scott to talk about the work he’s done digging into the claims that the IDF was responsible for much of the devastation on October 7th. Pearce explains the history of Israel’s evolving doctrine for preventing and avoiding hostage situations to help us better interpret what happened that day in Southern Israel. Discussed on the show: “A Hannibal Directive by Any Other Name” (The Wayward Rabbler) “A Series of Failures Proves That Israel's Security Concept Is...

1/18/24 Gareth Porter on the War in Gaza

Download Episode. Gareth Porter returns to the show to mark episode 6,000. They start with a short discussion of Porter’s next book on the Cold War before diving into what’s happening in Gaza. They talk about Netanyahu’s propaganda strategy after October 7, the risk of a wider war, whether the word genocide is merited and more. Discussed on the show: 6/14/19 Interview #5,000: The Life and Times of Gareth Porter “Who Really Started the Korean War?” (Antiwar.com) “244 US cargo planes, 20 ships...

1/18/24 Glenn Greenwald on the Legacy of the Edward Snowden Leaks

Download Episode. Glenn Greenwald joins Scott to discuss the Edward Snowden leaks and the broader fight to protect civil liberties. They start with a discussion of Greenwald’s remarkable consistency amid the dramatic evolution of America’s political dynamics. They then talk about the Snowden leaks, and Greenwald fills in some details about what happened with the documents after the initial bombshell stories had been published. At the end, the talk about the situation facing Julian Assange....

1/18/24 Max Blumenthal on the Lies Getting Gazans and Israeli Hostages Killed

 Download Episode. Max Blumenthal returns to the show to talk about some of his recent reporting about Gaza. They first discuss some New York Times reports about October 7th that are not only completely free of evidence but are even disputed by the victims being featured. They then talk about some of the evidence of friendly fire. Blumenthal has been reporting on Israelis killed by the IDF on October 7th and later while being held hostage in Gaza. He has been demonized as an antisemitic...

1/18/24 Tim Shorrock on the Dangerous and Avoidable Escalations with North Korea

Download Episode. Tim Shorrock joined Scott on Antiwar Radio this week to discuss North Korea. Although the news has been dominated by Israel and Ukraine, tensions have been rising on the Korean peninsula as well — especially as Biden has worked towards remilitarizing Japan. Shorrock and Scott discuss what’s happening, look at how close we got to a deal under Trump and revisit why this is all George W. Bush’s fault. Discussed on the show: “An Open Letter to Independent Lens about ‘Beyond...