Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The Scott Horton Show

8/13/18 Phil Weiss on American Jewish Support for Israel

Phil Weiss of Mondoweiss.net talks Israeli occupation of Palestine and why so many American Jews, particularly on the political left, are willing to go along with it. In large part, he explains, it’s because the collective memory of Jewish persecution is too raw to conceive of Israel as an aggressor. There’s also a lot of influence from the Israel lobby in the democratic party, so average voters just toe the line. Weiss sees reason for optimism in Trump’s presidency, however, because it may allow liberals to credibly oppose his policies in support of Israel.

Discussed on the show:

Philip Weiss is the long-time editor of Mondoweiss.net. Follow him on Twitter @PhilWeiss.

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8/10/18 Oliver Imhof on Civilian Casualties in Iraq

Airwars reporter Oliver Imhof joins Scott to talk about all the Iraqi casualties from coalition drone bombing and artillery strikes. Because of the difficulty and danger involved in getting into these war zones, the numbers are hard to verify, but almost certainly they are higher than the official statistics coming from our own and other governments.

Discussed on the show:

Oliver Imhof is a freelance journalist specializing in foreign policy and international affairs. Read his work at The Guardian and Airwars, and follow him on Twitter @oimho.

This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: Kesslyn Runs, by Charles Featherstone; NoDev NoOps NoIT, by Hussein Badakhchani; The War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.comRoberts and Roberts Brokerage Inc.Zen Cash; Tom Woods’ Liberty Classroom; ExpandDesigns.com/Scott; and TheBumperSticker.com.

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8/10/18 Sheldon Richman on Palestinian Property Rights

Sheldon Richman joins the show to talk about Khaled Al Sabawi, and his attempt to provide current property titles to Palestinians on the West Bank, about the many abuses of the Palestinians at Israeli hands, including displacement through settlements on the West Bank and even targeted killing of civilians, both of which the Israeli government does with impunity. Richman explains that the Palestinian Authority is just an enforcer of these policies, and is often complicit in carrying them out. Finally, Scott and Sheldon discuss Western sympathy for the plight of the Palestinians and why it’s often lacking.

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: Kesslyn Runs, by Charles Featherstone; NoDev NoOps NoIT, by Hussein Badakhchani; The War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.comRoberts and Roberts Brokerage Inc.Zen Cash; Tom Woods’ Liberty Classroom; ExpandDesigns.com/Scott; and TheBumperSticker.com.

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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 of nuclear weapons development, and the long pattern of US administrations ignoring the fact that Israel has nuclear weapons, in violation of numerous acts of Congress.

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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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 those things when it’s in their political interest—otherwise they’re perfectly happy to put up with tyranny and hope Americans don’t notice. Carpenter fears that the growing turmoil in Venezuela may be yet another opportunity for military intervention by an American president.

Discussed on the show:

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: Kesslyn Runs, by Charles Featherstone; NoDev NoOps NoIT, by Hussein Badakhchani; The War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.comRoberts and Roberts Brokerage Inc.Zen Cash; Tom Woods’ Liberty Classroom; ExpandDesigns.com/Scott; and TheBumperSticker.com.

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8/08/18 Brian McGlinchey on Lawsuit Against Saudi Arabia and 9/11 Incompetence

Brian McGlinchey talks about his exclusive interview with retired FBI agent Ken Williams, the author of the ignored “Phoenix Memo” that may have prevented 9/11 had it not been ignored, regarding the 9/11 victims civil lawsuit against Saudi Arabia. “Kenneth Williams was told by the FBI’s Office of the General Counsel not to cooperate with attorneys representing 9/11 victims in their suit against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia because it could harm US – Saudi relations.” William was later told the Trump White Houses’s pursuit of warm relations with kingdom comes first.

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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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 with Saudi Arabia, and their support for rival groups in Yemen, including al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey is a UK-based freelance journalist who actively writes about political and social issues in the West, the Middle East and North Africa.

He started blogging innocently in early 2015. My work soon spread rapidly, and then I felt inspired to submit my articles to news outlets.

He writes for/has written for The New Arab (Al Araby Al Jadeed), Middle East Eye, openDemocracy, Tribune magazine, The Globe Post, Mint Press News, Counterpunch magazine, Morocco World News, Evolve Politics and many others.

 

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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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 years at the Department of State including a year in Iraq. He is the author of We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People and the novel Hooper’s War. He is now a contributing editor at The American Conservative magazine. Follow him on Twitter @WeMeantWell.

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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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 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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8/01/18 Nasser Arrabyee on 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.

 

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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