Army major Danny Sjursen returns to the show to discuss his latest work for antiwar.com including “American Empathy Gap: Massacres in Gaza and US Silence.” Sjursen begins by breaking down the situation in Gaza and Palestine and makes the case that Israel-Palestine is the third rail in U.S. politics. Sjursen describes his experience on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan and the continual gripe against Israeli domination of Palestine. He then offers his solution that would allow Israel to maintain its 1967 borders and remain a democracy—so long as Israel gives up its desires for expansion. Scott and Sjursen then turn to Saudi Arabia and his article, “US Should Do the Opposite of What the Saudis Want.” According to Sjursen, you can pick any country in the world and the Saudi position will both align with the U.S. position and be contrary to the U.S. national interest.
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.
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