When I first heard about Matt’s story, I couldn’t believe it, but I guess I shouldn’t’ve been too surprised.
Today on Antiwar radio with Scott Horton:
Gareth Porter will be on to discuss his latest piece After Bin Laden Hit, U.S. Aides Raise Dubious Hopes for Peace.
Bio: Gareth Porter is an American historian, investigative journalist and policy analyst on U.S. foreign and military policy. Porter has written regular news reports and news analysis on political, diplomatic and military developments in regard to Middle East conflicts for Inter Press Service since 2005.
Jason Ditz will be on to give a run-down of the latest in war news. See Antiwar.com.
Bio: Jason Ditz is the news editor for Antiwar.com. He is a frequent guest on RT TV and Press TV.
Andy Worthington will be on to talk about his latest piece, The Death Of Osama bin Laden And The Unjustifiable Defense Of Torture, Guantanamo.
Bio: Andy Worthington Is a British freelance investigative journalist, author and filmmaker, specializing in Guantánamo and the “War on Terror,” but also covering revolutionary movements in the Middle East, and UK politics. He writes regularly for newspapers and websites including the Guardian, Truthout, Cageprisoners, and the Future of Freedom Foundation. He also write occasionally for the Daily Star, Lebanon, the Huffington Post, Antiwar.com, CounterPunch, AlterNet, and ZNet.
His website – http://www.andyworthington.co.uk/ – is one of the top 100 world politics blogs, was archived by the British Library in January 2011, and receives around 250,000 page views every month.
Philip Giraldi will be on to discuss Osama bin Laden from the perspective of the intel community.
Bio: Phil Giraldi Is a former “counter-terrorism” specialist and military intelligence officer of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and a columnist and television commentator who is the Executive Director of the Council for the National Interest, a group that advocates for more even handed policies by the U.S. government in the Middle East. Giraldi served the CIA for eighteen years in Turkey, Italy, Germany, and Spain and speaks those nations’ languages.
He has written columns on terrorism, intelligence, and security issues for The American Conservative magazine, Huffington Post, and Antiwar.com and op-ed pieces for the Hearst Newspaper chain. He has been interviewed by Good Morning America, 60 Minutes, MSNBC, FOX News, National Public Radio, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the British Broadcasting Corporation, al-Jazeera, al-Arabiya and other outlets. During the 2008 presidential primaries, Giraldi served as a foreign policy adviser to Ron Paul.
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Are you struggling with a population reluctant to send their sons off to murder people and perhaps get exploded in someone else’s campaign of imperial aggression?
Are there brave, patriotic Michael New types in your country who refuse to fight under the flag of another power?
Well, just tell them it’s for the good of the women-folk and that they could get killed by terrorists at home if they don’t fight them “over there.”
Well, it’s the CIA manual on how to keep the French and Germans fighting in our war in Afghanistan and Pakistan. [.pdf file]