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4/13/17 Goodbye Will Grigg

Will Grigg, our good friend, and the Institute's Managing Editor, has died. Here's a little thing I recorded about it. To help support Will’s large family, you can donate to his family...

The Stress Blog

They Lied Us Into War, All of Them

And I don't just mean Iraq War II. A friend wanted a list, so I whipped one up real quick. Gulf of Tonkin 1967: McNamara knew it was a mistake before LBJ used it as an excuse to escalate. Daniel Ellsberg's firsthand account from inside the Pentagon:...

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Wed Feb 7th at 7:30 I’m doing a presentation on the terror wars for Thaddeus Russel’s Renegade University. (My previous talk on Afghanistan for Renegade University is here.) Feb 24th at 7:00 PM I’m giving a talk at Austin, Anarchy and Action at Treasure City Thrift...

Recent Episodes of the Scott Horton Show

7/27/18 Stu Smallwood on North Korea

Stu Smallwood comes back on the show to talk about President Trump’s negotiations with North Korea and what the media is saying about them. One thing that’s frequently omitted is President Moon’s leading role in the talks, which Smallwood sees as fulfillment of Moon’s years-long promise to seek peace on the peninsula. Smallwood is skeptical that we’ll see total denuclearization, given that North Korea seems to see their nuclear weapons as one of the only deterrents against military action by the U.S. and its allies, but seeking peace is certainly better than the “Washington consensus” of sanctions and animosity.

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Stu Smallwood lived in Korea for eight years and now writes about the US empire in Korea for Antiwar.com and Global Research. Follow him on Twitter @stu_smallwood.

This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: Zen CashThe War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.comRoberts and Roberts Brokerage Inc.NoDev NoOps NoIT, by Hussein Badakhchani; LibertyStickers.comExpandDesigns.com/Scott; and Kesslyn Runs, by Charles Featherstone.

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7/27/18 Tom Streithorst on America’s Real Motives for War

Tom Streithorst joins Scott to talk about his latest article, “War Doesn’t Make Sense Anymore,” in which he outlines his theory of America’s modern wars: We no longer care about winning wars at all, we just do it to make money. Of course, it’s only the political class and the military industrial complex who make any money, never mind the innocent foreigners—and Americans—we kill along the way.

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Tom Streithorst is a journalist and former cameraman for Fox News. He writes about foreign policy and economics.

This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: Zen CashThe War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.comRoberts and Roberts Brokerage Inc.NoDev NoOps NoIT, by Hussein Badakhchani; LibertyStickers.comExpandDesigns.com/Scott; and Kesslyn Runs, by Charles Featherstone.

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7/27/18 Muhammad Sahimi on Pompeo’s Ridiculous Crocodile Tears for the Iranian People

Mohammad Sahimi is a professor of chemical engineering at USC, Iranian expat and expert on Iranian and US foreign policy and relationship, on his article “Pompeo’s Ridiculous Crocodile Tears for the Iranian People“, about Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s speech to exiled Iranian monarchists in Southern California and Zionists, and supporters of MEK.

This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: Zen CashThe War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.comRoberts and Roberts Brokerage Inc.NoDev NoOps NoIT, by Hussein Badakhchani; LibertyStickers.comExpandDesigns.com/Scott; and Kesslyn Runs, by Charles Featherstone.

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7/27/18 Sheldon Richman on Depopulating Palestine, Dehumanizing the Palestinians

Sheldon Richman, Executive Editor of the Libertarian Institute, is interviewed on his new TGI, “Depopulating Palestine, Dehumanizing the Palestinians.” Topics discussed include the nationhood of the Palestinians, Israel’s attempts to delegitimize their history, and the status of the Israeli Palestinian conflict.

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

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7/28/18 Ramzy Baroud on Jewish Nation State Law: Why Israel Was Never a Democracy

Ramzy Baroud is interviewed on the latest events in Palestine. The new Knesset law and Baroud’s new article “Jewish Nation State Law: Why Israel was Never a Democracy” is explored in depth. Baroud is the author of “My Father Was a Freedom Fighter” and “The Last Earth”, and writes at palestinechronicle.com and ramzybaroud.net

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

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7/23/18 Phil Giraldi on the Russia Indictment

Phil Giraldi, former CIA officer, comes back on the show to talk about the recent Russia indictment, which he claims just doesn’t add up. For instance, why launch a criminal investigation into foreign intelligence officers that you could never prosecute in the United States? And if the indicted Russians do show up in court, the Justice Department will have to reveal its intel, normally the last thing they’d want to do. This level of intel also suggests a high-up source inside Russian intelligence, but bringing this indictment will almost certainly cause the GRU to find the source and stop any further leaks. He makes his case in depth in his recent article, “The Establishment Strikes Back.”

Discussed on the show:

  • “The Establishment Strikes Back” (unz.com)
  • “Game On – East vs. West, again” (Harper’s)
  • “Mueller’s Politicized Indictment of Twelve Russian Intelligence Officers” (National Review)
  • “Candid camera: Dutch hacked Russians hacking DNC, including security cameras” (arstechnica.com)
  • “12/13/16 Craig Murray: DNC, Podesta emails leaked by Americans, not hacked by Russia” (Libertarian Institute)

Phil Giraldi is a former CIA Case Officer and Army Intelligence Officer who spent twenty years overseas in Europe and the Middle East working terrorism cases. He is the executive director for the Council for the National Interest and writes regularly for The American Conservative Magazine and Antiwar.com.

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

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7/23/18 Trita Parsi on Iran

Trita Parsi discusses President Trump’s recent showdown with President Rouhani over Twitter. Some have suggested that much like with North Korea, Trump is simply using harsh language as a tactic to set up negotiations, but, Parsi argues, in the case of North Korea, the rest of the region were American allies who also wanted peace—in this case Iran’s neighbors are not friendly toward America, and may even stand to gain from a war with Iran.

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  • https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1021234525626609666

Trita Parsi is the president of the National Iranian American Council and the author of Losing an Enemy: Obama, Iran and the Triumph of Diplomacy. Parsi is the recipient of the 2010 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order. Follow him on Twitter: @tparsi.

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

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7/25/18 Mance Rayder on Political Prisoner Ross Ulbricht and Silk Road

Mance Rayder is the host of the “Free Man Beyond the Wall” podcast, and the author of “Freedom Through Memedom” and the “Kids Are Not Alright“. Mance details the case of Ross Ulbricht, former volunteer for the Ron Paul campaign and operator of the Silk Road web marketplace, arrested in 2013 for operating the website as a drug kingpin. The infiltration of the site by the DEA, and subsequent arrest of those agents for corruption in his case, is detailed, as well as his two term life prison sentence received for his activities. The count of Murder for Hire was ultimately dismissed with prejudice by the prosecutor in the case, despite the fact that this was the charge used to deny him bail and was brought up by the judge at his sentencing, and various media outlets released articles falsely claiming to be proof of his guilt this crime.

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

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7/23/18 David Stockman on Trump, Treason and Tariffs

David Stockman is interviewed on current events involving the Trump, the Russia scandal, and his latest an Antiwar.com, “How Syria and Ukraine Drove the Russia Hawks Insane“. David Stockman is the ultimate Washington insider turned iconoclast. He began his career in Washington as a young man and quickly rose through the ranks of the Republican Party to become the Director of the Office of Management and Budget under President Ronald Reagan. After leaving the White House, Stockman had a 20-year career on Wall Street. He is the author of “Trumped!”“The Triumph of Politics” and his history of the financial crisis, “The Great Deformation: The Corruption of Capitalism in America”.

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

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7/21/18 Ray McGovern on Russiagate

Ray McGovern discusses the recent indictment of 12 Russian operatives, and the “Russiagate” story in general. He explains the deliberately misleading claim that “the intelligence community” agrees Russia interfered in the 2016 election, when in reality a group of hand-picked analysts made such a claim. He also explains the person or people supposedly behind the DNC email hack, known as “Guccifer 2.0”.

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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.

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

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Recent Episodes of the Scott Horton Show

8/12/18 Q and A Show

Scott and Eric answer questions from the new Reddit group,reddit.com/r/scotthortonshow

8/10/18 Grant Smith on US Lying About Israel’s Nukes

Grant Smith, director of the Institute for Research: Middle East Policy, is interviewed on his new article “Can the US Keep Lying About Israel’s Nukes?“. A new court case may force the US government to admit that they know Israel has nuclear weapons. Israel’s history...

8/8/18 Ted Galen Carpenter on Venezuela and Russia

Cato Institute Senior Fellow Ted Galen Carpenter joins Scott to talk Venezuela, Russia, and the United States’ penchant for supporting brutal regimes. Though government officials like to talk a big game when it comes to freedom and democracy, they mostly only support...

8/06/18 Jonathan Fenton-Harvey on UAE’s Destruction of Yemen

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey journalist at Middle East Eye is interviewed on his article “How the UAE is Destroying Yemen”. The UAE’s role in the expanding Yemeni war, and how the Saudis, UK and USA support the war against the Yemenis is discussed in detail. The UAE’s rift...

8/02/18 Peter van Buren on Modern McCarthyism

Peter van Buren is interviewed on his new article for the American Conservative “Donald Trump is Not the ‘Manchurian Candidate’” and the modern McCarthyism of the neoconservative and establishment attacks on the Trump Administration. Peter Van Buren worked for 24...

8/03/18 Iona Craig on US-Saudi Air War in Yemen

Iona Craig discusses her recent report for the Intercept on a Saudi airstrike in Yemen and civilian casualties in the ongoing 3 1/2 year U.S.-Saudi-UAE war there. This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: Zen Cash; The War State, by Mike...

8/01/18 Nasser Arrabyee on the Yemeni War

Nasser Arrabyee, reporter from Sana’a, Yemen, is interviewed on the status of the current battle of Al Hudaydah on the Red Sea. The Saudi war in Yemen is also discussed, as is the US’s support for the Saudis and regional tensions with Iran and the Saudi coalition....

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