Recent Episodes of the Scott Horton Show

9/27/19 Daniel Lazare on What Trump-Ukraine Is Really About

Daniel Lazare rehashes some of the details of “Russiagate”, focusing on the obvious media malfeasance and bias against President Trump, and the theory that the so-called “intelligence community” was doing everything they could to sabotage him. The latest episode in...

9/23/19 Nasser Arrabyee with the Latest on the War in Yemen

Nasser Arrabyee comes back for an update on the war in Yemen. Saudi forces continue to bomb Yemeni cities, and American neocons continue to insist that the war is being justly prosecuted against the Iran-backed Houthis. Arrabyee says these claims of Iranian support...

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My book, Fool’s Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan came out a year ago today. It was good timing since I knew that Trump was about to launch his first escalation there and that other than that, the status quo would hold: the Taliban would continue to slowly...

Recent Episodes of the Scott Horton Show

9/27/19 Daniel Lazare on What Trump-Ukraine Is Really About

Daniel Lazare rehashes some of the details of “Russiagate”, focusing on the obvious media malfeasance and bias against President Trump, and the theory that the so-called “intelligence community” was doing everything they could to sabotage him. The latest episode in this conspiracy is the Ukraine impeachment inquiry, which democrats seem to have taken up full bore, while acting as if the Russia collusion issue never happened at all.

Discussed on the show:

  • “Another Day, Another Scandal. What the ‘Trump-Ukraine Collusion’ Is Really About” (Antiwar.com Original)
  • “The Plan to Trip Up Trump” (Consortium News)
  • “The Newburgh Sting (2014)” (IMDb)

Daniel Lazare is the author of The Frozen Republic: How the constitution is Paralyzing Democracy and a regular contributor at Consortium News. Find all of his work at his website and follow him on Twitter @dhlazare.

This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: NoDev NoOps NoIT, by Hussein Badakhchani; The War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.com; Tom Woods’ Liberty ClassroomExpandDesigns.com/ScottWashinton BabylonLiberty Under Attack PublicationsListen and Think AudioTheBumperSticker.com; and LibertyStickers.com.

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9/27/19 Jonathan Fenton-Harvey on Trump’s Pandering to Saudi Arabia

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey talks about President Trump’s close relationship with Saudi Arabia and his corresponding push against Iran. Trump seems uniquely willing to come out and say his real reasons for this closeness—that it’s all about money. Trump likes that Saudi Arabia buys billions of dollars worth of weapons from America, which he claims is good for the U.S. job market. He is willing to sacrifice civilian lives in Yemen for the sake of the domestic economy. Ironically, Trump’s isolation of Iran by primarily supporting Saudi Arabia and the UAE has actually pushed Iran closer to America’s enemies, and in a way has granted them rhetorical victories simply by the claim that they are behind every successful attack or operation in the region.

Discussed on the show:

  • “Trump’s pandering to Saudi Arabia is tearing the Middle East apart” (Al-Araby)
  • “How ties with China bolster the UAE’s bid for regional dominance” (Middle East Eye)

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey is a journalist and researcher, who focuses on political issues and humanitarian crises in the Middle East and North Africa. He writes regularly for Al-Araby and Middle East Eye. Find him on Twitter @jfentonharvey.

This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: NoDev NoOps NoIT, by Hussein Badakhchani; The War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.com; Tom Woods’ Liberty ClassroomExpandDesigns.com/ScottWashinton BabylonLiberty Under Attack PublicationsListen and Think AudioTheBumperSticker.com; and LibertyStickers.com.

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9/27/19 Ali Demirdas Explains Why the YPG Can’t Do What Washington Wants

Ali Demirdas talks about the Syrian YPG, a Kurdish organization associated with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, which America has supported against Assad in Syria. Demirdas thinks this partnership is ill-advised, and that the YPG’s chances of ruling significant parts of the country without U.S. support are low. He also outlines some of the ways America has strengthened Iran’s influence in the Middle East again and again, even though they are supposedly our biggest enemy in the region.

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Ali Demirdas, has a Ph.D. in political science from the University of South Carolina and is professor of international affairs at the College of Charleston. Follow him on Twitter @demirdasPhD.

This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: NoDev NoOps NoIT, by Hussein Badakhchani; The War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.com; Tom Woods’ Liberty ClassroomExpandDesigns.com/ScottWashinton BabylonLiberty Under Attack PublicationsListen and Think AudioTheBumperSticker.com; and LibertyStickers.com.

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9/27/19 Patrick Cockburn on the Changing Nature of Global Warfare

Patrick Cockburn discusses the recent attacks on a Saudi oil facility, an American drone, and two Japanese tankers, all of which have been pinned to various degrees on Iran. It’s unclear to what extent Iran actually was involved—it’s always possible that this is a false narrative being used to gin up tensions and cause a war—but no matter who was responsible, these attacks demonstrate the extent to which countries like Iran and Yemen could wage asymmetrical war on more powerful countries like the U.S., severely hurting their adversaries with little cost and no risk. With this in mind, those in power need be extremely cautious about America’s relationship with Iran and in the rest of the region.

Discussed on the show:

  • “The drone attacks in Saudi Arabia have changed the nature of global warfare” (Independent)

Patrick Cockburn is the Middle East correspondent for The Independent and the author of The Age of Jihad and Chaos & Caliphate.

This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: NoDev NoOps NoIT, by Hussein Badakhchani; The War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.com; Tom Woods’ Liberty ClassroomExpandDesigns.com/ScottWashinton BabylonLiberty Under Attack PublicationsListen and Think AudioTheBumperSticker.com; and LibertyStickers.com.

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9/27/19 Sheldon Richman on His New Book, ‘Coming to Palestine’

Scott interviews Sheldon Richman about his new book, a collection of essays on the history of Israel and Palestine. He explains that almost everything we’ve heard about the official narrative of the founding of Israel is wrong—far from a country of peaceful Jews constantly under threat of being pushed into the sea by a bunch of hateful Arabs, Richman says the Israelis continues to exist only by occupation, colonization, and removal of Palestinians from land that their families have occupied for years. Richman addresses another popular point of argument, which is the biblical justification for the Jewish right of return to the land. Even if you’re a fan of that argument, he says, the non-Jews in the Middle East probably have a better claim to the land than Jews who live in Europe and America, since today’s Middle Easterners are the ones that are actually descended from the Jews who were kicked out by the Romans 2000 years ago. Richman’s book is the place to go to understand this history and many other arguments around the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Discussed on the show:

Sheldon Richman is the executive editor of the Libertarian Institute and the author of America’s Counter-Revolution: The Constitution Revisited. Follow him on Twitter @SheldonRichman.

This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: NoDev NoOps NoIT, by Hussein Badakhchani; The War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.com; Tom Woods’ Liberty ClassroomExpandDesigns.com/ScottWashinton BabylonLiberty Under Attack PublicationsListen and Think AudioTheBumperSticker.com; and LibertyStickers.com.

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9/23/19 Nasser Arrabyee with the Latest on the War in Yemen

Nasser Arrabyee comes back for an update on the war in Yemen. Saudi forces continue to bomb Yemeni cities, and American neocons continue to insist that the war is being justly prosecuted against the Iran-backed Houthis. Arrabyee says these claims of Iranian support are overblown. As usual, the American media ignores most of the history and nuances of the war altogether.

Discussed on the show:– Advertisement –

  • “Saudis Pound Yemen After Houthis’ Truce Offer” (News From Antiwar.com)
  • “Saudi-led coalition launches 27 airstrikes on Yemen in 24 hours: Houthi spokesman” (China.org)
  • “Saudi Arabia begins new operation against Yemen’s Houthi rebels near Hodeidah” (The Defense Post)

Nasser Arrabyee is a Yemeni journalist based in Sana’a, Yemen. He is the owner and director of yemen-now.com. You can follow him on Twitter @narrabyee.

This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: NoDev NoOps NoIT, by Hussein Badakhchani; The War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.com; Tom Woods’ Liberty ClassroomExpandDesigns.com/ScottWashinton BabylonLiberty Under Attack PublicationsListen and Think AudioTheBumperSticker.com; and LibertyStickers.com.

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