Branko Marcetic joined Antiwar Radio this week to talk about two articles he wrote recently. The first concerns the ousting of former Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan in a no-confidence vote. U.S. officials and their friends in the media had said, emphatically, that the American government had no role in his removal. But a recently published cable appears to contradict that claim. Scott and Marcetic discuss. They then turn to the second article which examines the U.S. government’s apparent plan to extend the war in Ukraine, despite the failures of the counteroffensive.
Discussed on the show:
- “Imran Khan’s Ouster Is a Story of US Power and Propaganda” (Jacobin)
- “U.S.-Israel Plot Against Pakistan: A Desperate Imran Khan’s Big, Bad Conspiracy Theory” (Haaretz)
- “Are US officials signaling a new ‘forever war’ in Ukraine?” (Responsible Statecraft)
Branko Marcetic is a writer for Jacobin Magazine, a fellow at In These Times, and host of the 1/200 podcast. He is the author of Yesterday’s Man: The Case Against Joe Biden. Follow him on Twitter @BMarchetich.
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