This recording is excerpted from the KPFK Beneath the Surface program of July 23rd. Scott Horton interviews Jeremy Scahill and is himself interviewed by KPFK producer Alan Minsky. The complete recording can be heard here.
Independent journalist Jeremy Scahill, author of Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army, discusses the too little too late Washington Post exposÃ© on ‘Top Secret America,’ how private contractors do the dirty (and illegal) work of state terrorism while providing the U.S. government plausible deniability, the ‘preparing the battlefield’ exception to Congressional oversight and how the U.S. has created a big brother surveillance state in the British model.
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