8/31/23 Branko Marcetic on the Ousting of Imran Khan and Washington’s Plan for Ukraine

8/31/23 Branko Marcetic on the Ousting of Imran Khan and Washington’s Plan for Ukraine

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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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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 5,800 interviews since 2003. Scott lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, Larisa Alexandrovna Horton.

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