10/31/19 Dan Cohen on America’s Treasonous Support for Revolution in Syria

10/31/19 Dan Cohen on America’s Treasonous Support for Revolution in Syria

Dan Cohen discusses what he calls one of the greatest scandals in modern American history, America’s role in helping start the Syrian civil war. Under President Obama, says Cohen, the CIA started funding and arming the “moderate rebels,” who actually were mostly members of Al-Qaeda and its  offshoots. Cohen explains the various name changes that these jihadist groups have undergone, which have allowed the media and the public to pretend that America’s new alliance with these extremists wasn’t what it clearly was: nothing short of treason.

Discussed on the show:

  • “By protecting Syria’s Idlib, the US created a safe haven for Baghdadi and ISIS | The Grayzone” (The Grayzone)
  • “ISIS Leader Paid Rival for Protection but Was Betrayed by His Own” (The New York Times)
  • “Presenting The Syria Deception: Al Qaeda Goes to Hollywood (VIDEO)” (The Grayzone)
  • “The Redirection” (The New Yorker)

Dan Cohen is a journalist and co-producer of the award-winning documentary, Killing Gaza. His website is dancohenmedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @dancohen3000.

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About Scott Horton

Scott Horton is director of the Libertarian Institute, editorial director of Antiwar.com, host of Antiwar Radio on Pacifica, 90.7 FM KPFK in Los Angeles, California and podcasts the Scott Horton Show from ScottHorton.org. He's the author of the 2021 book Enough Already: Time to End the War on Terrorism, the 2017 book, Fool's Errand:Time to End the War in Afghanistan, editor of the 2019 book The Great Ron Paul: The Scott Horton Show Interviews 2004–2019 and the 2022 book Hotter Than The Sun: Time to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. He’s conducted more than 6,000 interviews since 2003. Scott lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, Larisa Alexandrovna Horton.

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