The Scott Horton Show

11/18/19 Ted Snider on the Bolivian Coup America’s Always Wanted

Scott interviews Ted Snider about his recent article, “Finally Got Him,” which explores the details behind the coup in Bolivia. Although it’s being held up as a triumph of democracy, Snider says this is obviously a coup, just like recent cases in Venezuela, Brazil, Ukraine, and many others. “Democracy”, in fact, pretty much just means whatever political outcome is favorable to the U.S. government. And for some reason, the puppets in the mainstream media are perfectly happy not to question any aspect of the standard narrative or do any real investigative reporting.

Discussed on the show:

  • “Finally Got Him: The Bolivian Coup” (Antiwar.com Original)
  • “Massacre in Cochabamba: Anti-Indigenous Violence Escalates as Mass Protests Denounce Coup in Bolivia” (Democracy Now)

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11/18/19 Reese Erlich on Palestine, Lebanon, and Iraq

Reese Erlich has the latest on some of the many conflicts in the Middle East today. He first discusses the strange fact that most Americans seem utterly unaware of what’s going on between the Israelis and the Palestinians whose land they are occupying. Too often, the narrative is simply that Israel is an advanced, first world country that wants peace, and Palestine is just a group of savage terrorists bent on murdering Israelis. Erlich moves on to discuss the latest with the demonstrations in Lebanon and Iraq, where people face appalling conditions thanks to civil unrest that in many cases was America’s fault to begin with.

Discussed on the show:

  • “A New Arab Spring in Lebanon and Iraq” (Common Dreams)
  • “In Strike That Killed 5 Children, Israel Said It Took Out Gaza Militant. Now It Isn’t Sure.” (The New York Times)
  • “West Bank settlements not illegal, Pompeo announces in historic shift – Israel News” (Jerusalem Post)
  • “Leaked Intelligence Reports Expose How Iran Dominates Iraq” (The Intercept)

Reese Erlich is a freelance journalist who has reported from the Middle East for decades. His nationally distributed column, Foreign Correspondent, appears every two weeks. He is the author of The Iran Agenda Today: the Real Story of U.S. Policy and the Middle East Crisis. Find him on Twitter at @ReeseErlich or at his website.

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11/15/19 Jimmy Dore on the Moral Bankruptcy of the Democratic Party

Scott talks to comedian Jimmy Dore about all the problems with the foreign policy positions of the Democratic presidential candidates. He and Scott agree that the only one with a halfway decent antiwar stance is Tulsi Gabbard, who the media has been trying their utmost to silence. Even Gabbard, though, has a fairly conventional view of the wars against Al-Qaeda, and what separates her is that she’s the one willing to oppose the wars America is fighting for Al-Qaeda. Dore says that all the current anti-Trump tactics simply don’t resonate with most liberals, and that something else is needed if he is to be credibly opposed.

Discussed on the show:

Jimmy Dore is a stand-up comedian and political commentator. You can follow him on the Jimmy Dore Show or on Twitter @jimmy_dore.

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11/15/19 Daniel Ellsberg on America’s Hair-Trigger Nuclear Holocaust

Daniel Ellsberg discusses the Kings Bay Plowshares case, in which he was set to testify as an expert witness before such testimony was banned by the judge at the last moment. His testimony would have centered on the threat that these Trident missiles pose to end almost all human life on earth. He says most people are totally unaware of just how dangerous the global nuclear situation is at the moment, and how easily a nuclear war could be set off. Ellsberg applauds people like the Kings Bay Plowshares 7, who are willing to put their lives and liberty on the line, and who inspired him to leak the Pentagon Papers that helped bring an end to the Vietnam War.

Discussed on the show:

  • “The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers (2009)” (IMDb)
  • “11/7/19 Francis Boyle in Defense of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7” (The Libertarian Institute)

Daniel Ellsberg is a former Marine Corps company commander and nuclear expert for the Rand Corporation. He is the leaker behind the Pentagon Papers, which revealed the truth behind the Vietnam War. He is the author of Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers and The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner.

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11/15/19 Eric Margolis on the Fall of Communism and the New Cold War

Scott talks to Eric Margolis about the history of the Soviet Union and its aftermath, in honor of the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall last week. Margolis reminds us what a mistake the Cold War was, as is the new Cold War that American neocons and neoliberals seem so intent on perpetuating. These people are not the Soviet Communists of yesteryear, and there is no reason we can’t get along with them. In fact, given the arsenal of nuclear weapons with the potential to end human life on the planet, there is every reason to be as friendly as we possibly can.

Discussed on the show:

Eric Margolis is a foreign affairs correspondent and author of War at the Top of the World and American Raj. Follow him on Twitter @EricMargolis and visit his website, ericmargolis.com.

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11/15/19 Daniel McAdams on America’s Own CIA-backed Coup

Daniel McAdams talks with Scott about some of the unintended—or maybe not so unintended—consequences of America’s support for regime change revolutions all over the world. These include powerful drug cartels, the rise of regimes that are more extreme and violent than the ones they replaced, and immigration crises and terrorism that can come back to directly affect America and its allies. Not only is the current impeachment inquiry into Ukraine a direct result of the Obama administration’s backing of Ukraine’s revolution in 2014, it’s also a domestic example of the very same process our government has tried to encourage in other countries, says McAdams. That is, instead of our CIA funding a cabal to overthrow a foreign country’s democratically elected leaders, today we see them doing it in our own country against President Trump.

Discussed on the show:

Daniel McAdams is the executive director of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity and the co-host of the Ron Paul Liberty Report. Follow him on Twitter @DanielLMcAdams and read all of his work over at Antiwar.com.

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11/15/19 Michael Bell Sr. on Getting Justice for His Son

Michael Bell shares the story of his son, who was killed by police in 2004 at age 21. Michael Jr. was coming home after a night out, was accosted by officers for spurious reasons, and was eventually fatally shot after one officer claimed Michael was trying to take his gun from him. Michael Sr. has spent the last 15 years putting together his own investigation into his son’s death, fighting to uncover the truth and to change unjust laws about police misconduct investigations. You can find out more at MichaelBell.info.

Discussed on the show:

  • “FORENSICALLY IMPOSSIBLE- Anatomy of a Police Cover-Up (full version)” (YouTube)
  • “EXCLUSIVE: Air Force Col. Buys 24 Billboards To Expose Cops Who Executed His Son” (The Free Thought Project)

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11/15/19 Ray McGovern on the New ‘Russiagate’

Ray McGovern explains some of the background to the current Ukraine impeachment inquiry, starting with the fact that Russia is obviously just being used today as a bogeyman and a scapegoat for fears of any potential challenge to absolute American global hegemony. McGovern reminds us that after the Russiagate narrative completely fell flat, the democrats and the mainstream media shifted seamlessly to supposed Ukraine corruption, without ever acknowledging the false narrative they’d been pushing for the previous two years. In both cases it’s clear that a disgruntled cadre of deep state operatives is trying to get back at President Trump, who is both personally rude to them and politically dangerous to their continued grip on power.

Discussed on the show:

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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11/9/19 Scott’s Speech at the 2019 Ron Paul Symposium

Listen to the audio from Scott’s speech at the Ron Paul Symposium on state propaganda and the 2020 election in Texas last weekend. He talks about how important it is, now more than ever, to present a credible opposition to the neoliberal consensus that dominates both major parties today. He sees the 2020 election as a unique opportunity to show the American people that they have another option, and that the best way to do so is to attack the left from the left and the right from the right, reminding them of the most important issues behind what they should be standing for.

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11/11/19 Danny Sjursen on Reclaiming Veterans Day

Danny Sjursen advocates for a reclaiming of Veterans Day and a return to the principles of the holiday originally known as Armistice Day. Armistice Day celebrated the end to one of the bloodiest wars in world history, and Sjursen reminds us how eminently worthy of celebration that occasion is. But the modern Veterans Day is not only meaningless and soulless, he says, it also implies that there will always be veterans to celebrate. This attitude helps enable acceptance of America’s forever wars in the Middle East, and makes it more difficult to spread the antiwar cause he has dedicated himself to.

Discussed on the show:

Danny Sjursen is a retired U.S. army major and former history instructor at West Point. He writes regularly for TomDispatch.com and he’s the author of “Ghost Riders of Baghdad: Soldiers, Civilians, and the Myth of the Surge.” Follow him on Twitter @SkepticalVet.

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 Classroom; ExpandDesigns.com/Scott; Washinton Babylon; Liberty Under Attack Publications; Listen and Think Audio; TheBumperSticker.com; and LibertyStickers.com.

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