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3/7/18 Aaron Maté on Year 1 of Russiagate and its consequences

Aaron Maté of The Real News joins Scott to discuss two of his latest pieces for The Nation, “Hyping the Mueller Indictment” and “What We’ve Learned in Year 1 of Russiagate.” Maté explains why he thinks the Trump-Russia collusion case is much ado about nothing and how Trump’s pre-election attempts to de-escalate tensions with Russia have been misconstrued as collusion. Scott and Maté then discuss how the centrist left, with the help of Facebook and corporate media, is using the Russiagate conspiracy to double down on the Hillary Clinton wing of the Democratic party.

Aaron Maté is a host and producer at The Real News and writes regularly at The Nation. Follow him on Twitter @AaronJMate.

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This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: Zen CashThe War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.comRoberts and Roberts Brokerage Inc.LibertyStickers.comTheBumperSticker.com; and ExpandDesigns.com/Scott.

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3/7/18 Grant Smith discusses the best moments from the Israel Lobby and American Policy conference

Grant F. Smith returns to the show to review the Israel Lobby and American Policy conference which was held last weekend in Washington, D.C. Smith begins by explaining who Ha’aretz columnist Gideon Levy is and the challenge that antiwar writers have in the Israeli media. Scott and Smith then run through the different speakers from the conference, highlighting the best moments from all of their speeches, all of which can be watched in full at the Israel Lobby and American Policy conference website.

Grant F. Smith is the author of a number of books including “Big Israel: How Israel’s Lobby Moves America” and “Divert!”. He is director of the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy in Washington, D.C.

This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: Zen CashThe War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.comRoberts and Roberts Brokerage Inc.LibertyStickers.comTheBumperSticker.com; and ExpandDesigns.com/Scott.

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3/7/18 Rose Massett previews her upcoming documentary “Refugee Is Not My Name”

Rose Massett is the director, producer and director of photography of a new documentary, “Refugee Is Not My Name.” In her discussion with Scott, Massett explains the scope of the project, the goal of which was to put a face and a story to the millions of displaced people who have been singularly identified with the refugee crisis. Massett worked with a pair of teams who went to Greece to help NGOs and make “Refugee Is Not My Name” by telling the stories of refugees and volunteers. Massett then describes the challenges many refugees face after they receive asylum. For more, watch the trailer for “Refugee Is Not My Name” here and help support the project by donating to its GoFundMe page.

Rose Massett is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she earned a degree in Film and Television production.

This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: Zen CashThe War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.comRoberts and Roberts Brokerage Inc.LibertyStickers.comTheBumperSticker.com; and ExpandDesigns.com/Scott.

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3/6/18 Ray McGovern returns to discuss Vladimir Putin’s unveiling of Russia’s latest nuclear weapons

Ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern returns to the show to follow up on Russia-United States relations in the aftermath of Vladimir Putin’s recent speech in which he unveiled new nuclear weapons. McGovern details the history of Russian-American relations, dating back to the days of the USSR from World War II to the fall of the Berlin Wall and the lead up to the Vladimir Putin years of the present. McGovern draws parallels between the Cuban Missile Crisis and the current escalation of tensions and explains how close the United States and Russia came to a full nuclear disarmament during the Reagan years. Scott and McGovern then discuss how American intervention in Ukraine over the past five years has provided flint for the fire today. Finally, McGovern tells Scott the message he pleaded with George HW Bush to pass on to his son in the lead up to the Iraq War.

Ray McGovern is the co-creator of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity and the former chief of the CIA’s Soviet analysts division. Read all of his work at his website: raymcgovern.com.

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This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: Zen CashThe War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.comRoberts and Roberts Brokerage Inc.LibertyStickers.comTheBumperSticker.com; and ExpandDesigns.com/Scott.

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3/9/18 Tim Shorrock on Negotiating with North Korea

Tim Shorrock returns to the show to discuss Trump’s decision to negotiate with North Korea. According to Shorrock the media has largely completely ignored the role South Korean Moon Jae-in has played in making diplomacy between the U.S. and North Korea possible. Shorrock then describes the threats North Korea has faced from the United States since the Korean War, and why ending U.S. hostilities is a necessary precondition for real diplomacy. Finally Shorrock discusses the militaristic streak among liberals.

Tim Shorrock is the author of “Spies For Hire: The Secret World of Intelligence Outsourcing” and a regular contributor to The Nation and the Korea Center for Investigative Reporting. Follow him on Twitter @TimothyS.

Discussed on the show:

This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: Zen CashThe War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.comRoberts and Roberts Brokerage Inc.LibertyStickers.comTheBumperSticker.com; and ExpandDesigns.com/Scott.

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2/28/18 Ray McGovern on U.S.-Russia relations and the Deep State

Former CIA analyst Ray McGovern returns to the show to discuss the merits of Russian interference in American democracy, explaining what he thinks prompted the Russia scandal and why he’s convinced the supposed hack was in fact a leak. McGovern does what he can to analyze the U.S.-Russia tensions from the perspective of Vladimir Putin. McGovern then explains what he means when he says “Deep State” and why he thinks the Carter Page memo is revelatory. Why does this all matter? According to McGovern, the U.S.-Russia relations are as frayed and combustible as they have been at any point since the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Ray McGovern is the co-creator of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity and the former chief of the CIA’s Soviet analysts division. Read all of his work at his website: raymcgovern.com.

Discussed on the show:

This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: Zen CashThe War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.comRoberts and Roberts Brokerage Inc.LibertyStickers.comTheBumperSticker.com; and ExpandDesigns.com/Scott.

Check out Scott’s Patreon page.

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2/28/18 Grant F. Smith on Friday’s Israel Lobby and American Policy Conference

Grant F. Smith returns to the show to promote his upcoming conference The Israel Lobby and American Policy 2018 on Friday, March 2nd in Washington, D.C. Smith explains why this remains such an important issue for Americans and Israelis alike and details the numerous, compelling speakers slated to present.

Grant F. Smith is the author of a number of books including “Big Israel: How Israel’s Lobby Moves America” and “Divert!”. He is director of the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy in Washington, D.C.

Discussed on the show:

This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: Zen CashThe War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.comRoberts and Roberts Brokerage Inc.LibertyStickers.comTheBumperSticker.com; and ExpandDesigns.com/Scott.

Check out Scott’s Patreon page.

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2/26/18 Surviving Branch Davidian David Thibodeau recalls the Waco Massacre 25 years later

Scott interviews surviving Branch Davidian David Thibodeau on the 25 year anniversary of the Waco Massacre and the new TV miniseries partly based on Thibodeau’s book, A Place Called Waco. Thibodeau discusses the merits of the television show, gives his personal history of how he joined the Branch Davidians, and explains how David Koresh attracted people from all over the world with his biblical teachings. Thibodeau describes the day of the raid and how the crucial pieces of evidence that corroborate the Davidians’ stories were “lost.” Scott then prompts Thibodeau: “Tell me about the fire.” Thibodeau concludes with what he’s learned from his experience, reflections, and review of the evidence that’s been uncovered in the years since the tragedy.

David Thibodeau is a surviving member of the Branch Davidians and the author of A Place Called Waco. A new television miniseries, Waco is based in part on Thibodeau’s book.

Discussed on the show:

This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: Zen CashThe War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.comRoberts and Roberts Brokerage Inc.LibertyStickers.comTheBumperSticker.com; and ExpandDesigns.com/Scott.

Check out Scott’s Patreon page.

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2/23/18 Ted Galen Carpenter on the potential for war with China over Taiwan

Cato’s Ted Galen Carpenter joins Scott to discuss his article for The American Conservative “Will the U.S. Go to War With China Over Taiwan?” Carpenter starts of with an overview of the history of the conflict between China and Taiwan and the role the United States has played from the beginning. Carpenter explains how the Taiwanese deserve our sympathies generally, but not if it risks outright nuclear war.

Ted Galen Carpenter is a senior fellow for defense and foreign policy studies at the Cato Institute. Carpenter has written 10 books including “America’s Coming War with China: A Collision Course over Taiwan” and is a contributing editor at The American Conservative Magazine and the National Interest.

This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: Zen CashThe War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.comRoberts and Roberts Brokerage Inc.LibertyStickers.comTheBumperSticker.com; and ExpandDesigns.com/Scott.

Check out Scott’s Patreon page.

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2/23/18 Jonathan Hafetz on the American citizen being detained without charge in Iraq

The ACLU’s John Hafetz returns to the show to discuss the American citizen and alleged ISIS fighter being held without charge in Iraq. Hafetz explains how a judge granted the man access to a lawyer through the ACLU and how Hafetz and others have been fighting to get the man to court. Hafetz then discusses the former cases under the Bush administration when Americans were charged as enemy combatants. According to Hafetz the case will hinge on whether the AUMF allows Americans to be detained without charge and whether it can be extended to a group like ISIS that wasn’t originally included in the AUMF.

Jonathan Hafetz is a senior staff attorney at the ACLU Center for Democracy. He teaches at Seton Hall Law School and has published many books. Follow him on Twitter @JonathanHafetz.

Discussed on the show:

This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: Zen CashThe War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.comRoberts and Roberts Brokerage Inc.LibertyStickers.comTheBumperSticker.com; and ExpandDesigns.com/Scott.

Check out Scott’s Patreon page.

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