Scott talks to Danny Sjursen, who has now finally retired after more than a decade in the U.S. army. Sjursen has been outspoken about his opposition to the American war state throughout most of his time in the military, and points out that the United States has lost on basically every single foreign policy goal since 9/11. He wonders when people will realize that they live under an empire, and finally reject all of the propaganda.
Discussed on the show:
- “George Carlin Shell Shock” (YouTube)
- “Empire of Absurdity: Recycled Neocons, Recycled Enemies” (Antiwar.com Original)
- Somali Civil War (2006–2009)
- A People’s History of the United States
- McCollum memo
- The Soho Forum
- “2/22/19 Chas W. Freeman on the Threat of Nuclear War with China” (The Libertarian Institute)
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.
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