Saturday, February 23, 2019

The Scott Horton Show

7/2/18 Grant F. Smith on Israeli Nuclear Weapons

Grant F. Smith rejoins the show to talk about the Israeli nuclear weapons program, and why no one seems willing to talk about it. He explains the scandalous facts that every American president quite literally agrees not to mention Israeli nukes, and that the U.S. government gives hundreds of billions in aid to Israel, even though U.S. law prohibits aid to countries that haven’t signed the Non-proliferation Treaty. Grant and Scott discuss anecdotes about Presidents Clinton and Trump meeting with Netanyahu for the first time, and being surprised with his presumptuousness—the U.S. president supposedly learns very quickly just how powerful Israel is in the American government, and where the presumptuousness comes from. Even President Obama, who entered office on a non-proliferation platform, quickly caved to Israel’s interests.
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Grant F. Smith is the author of a number of books including Big Israel: How Israel’s Lobby Moves America and Divert!. He is director of the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy in Washington, D.C. Follow the institute on Twitter @IRMEP.
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1/12/18 Dan Gifford on the truth and lies of Waco

Documentary film maker Dan Gifford joins Scott to discuss the new television show documenting the Waco massacre, recalls how he became interested in revealing the truth of what happened at Waco, and says if there’s one thing people take away from the interview it’s this: never talk to the police without a lawyer present. Gifford then explains the role that gun control and religion played in the standoff negotiations and raid and the subsequent destruction and corruption of evidence in the aftermath. Finally Gifford describes the setting of the final day of the standoff and the actions of the government forces during the raid and the setting of the fire—and then the cover ups that followed. Gifford’s latest article is “Will ABC really tell us what happened at Waco in 1993?

Dan Gifford is the Emmy-winning, Oscar-nominated producer of Waco: The Rules of Engagement and a former investigative reporter for CNN, The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour, and other news outlets.

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3/31/17 Tom Woods on Trump’s Obamacare repeal failure, a debt-busting infrastructure rebuilding plan, and Russiagate

Tom Woods, an author, senior fellow of the Mises Institute and host of The Tom Woods Show, discusses the 2nd annual libertarian “Contra Cruise” in October 2017; why Trump is working with former nemesis Paul Ryan on reforming Obamacare instead of the conservative Freedom Caucus; Steve Bannon’s preference for big government programs instead of Austrian free market economics; the wisdom of letting individual states and private capital provide for infrastructure improvements; and the collapse of the Russiagate story – much to the chagrin of Democrats.

5/18/18 Trita Parsi on the Iran Deal and his Black Cube Ordeal

Trita Parsi returns to the show to discuss his experience as the target of a Black Cube investigation into the grounds of the JCPOA or Iran Nuclear Deal. Parsi sets the scene of the fishing phone call he received and what he found most disturbing about the entire experience. Scott and Parsi then discuss the consequences of Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran Deal. According to Parsi, no one can fully appreciate the true importance of the deal and the expert diplomacy required to make the deal possible. He then shares his worry that, whether Trump knows it or not, this decision pushes the United States that much closer to war with Iran, and Iran that much closer to deciding to finally pursue a nuclear weapon.
Trita Parsi is the president of the National Iranian American Council and the author of “Losing an Enemy: Obama, Iran and the Triumph of Diplomacy.” Parsi is the recipient of the 2010 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order. Follow him on Twitter: @tparsi.
This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: Zen CashThe War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.comRoberts and Roberts Brokerage Inc.LibertyStickers.comTheBumperSticker.com; and ExpandDesigns.com/Scott.
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9/28/18 Asa Winstanley on Censored Israel Lobby Film

Asa Winstanley from The Electronic Infitada is interviewed on a documentary produced by Al Jazeera about the Israel Lobby. Al Jazeera managed to send two undercover reporters into the Israel lobby in the UK and in the US. The documentary was ultimately censored by the government of Qatar, owners of Al Jazeera, and now articles are leaking out about the content of the documentary. You can read some details in his article with Ali Abunimah “Censored film reveals The Israel Project’s secret Facebook campaign”

Asa Winstanley is an investigative journalist living in London who writes about Palestine and the Middle East. He has been visiting Palestine since 2004. He writes for  Palestinian news site The Electronic Intifada where he is an associate editor. He also writes a regular column for the Middle East Monitor.

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 ClassroomExpandDesigns.com/Scott; and TheBumperSticker.com.

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11/23/16 Philip Weiss on Trump and the Israel Lobby

Philip Weiss, founder of Mondoweiss.net, discusses how Trump’s election has driven a political wedge between the Democrats and Republicans who previously showed equal devotion to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu; and how the fear of anti-Semitism creates a reason for the Jewish State’s continued existence.

5/25/18 Philip Weiss on the Gaza protests and the relocation of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem

Philip Weiss returns to the show to discuss his recent trip to Israel and Palestine, where he attempted to see the opening of the new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem and get as close to the Gaza border as possible. Weiss and Scott discuss the tragedy of the Israeli massacre of unarmed Palestinians, the history of Israel-Palestine diplomacy, whether there can be any sliver-lining found in Trump’s overt support for Israel. Weiss then discusses the changes he’s seen in the American Jewish community’s views towards Israel, which Weiss believes are reflected in generational differences. He then reviews the impact that Sheldon Adelson has had on Trump’s foreign policy and American diplomatic relations with Israel.
Philip Weiss is the long-time editor of Mondoweiss.net. Follow him on Twitter @PhilWeiss.
This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: Zen CashThe War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.comRoberts and Roberts Brokerage Inc.LibertyStickers.comTheBumperSticker.com; and ExpandDesigns.com/Scott.
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6/15/18 Sheldon Richman on Trump, North Korea and Iran

Sheldon Richman, Executive Editor of the Libertarian Institute and author of TGIF “The Goal Is Freedom” every Friday on the Institute’s site, is interviewed on his new article “Trump, North Korea, and Iran.”
This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: Zen CashThe War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.comRoberts and Roberts Brokerage Inc.LibertyStickers.comTheBumperSticker.com; and ExpandDesigns.com/Scott.
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9/26/18 Phil Giraldi on Israel, Syria and Iran

Phil Giraldi comes back on the show to discuss the recent shooting down of a Russian plane over Syria and his article on the matter, The Path to World War III. He and Scott also discuss the state of the Middle East generally and United States military involvement there.

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Phil Giraldi is a former CIA Case Officer and Army Intelligence Officer who spent twenty years overseas in Europe and the Middle East working terrorism cases. He is the executive director for the Council for the National Interest and writes regularly for The American Conservative Magazine and Antiwar.com.

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 ClassroomExpandDesigns.com/Scott; and TheBumperSticker.com.

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10/12/18 Sheldon Richman on Israel-Palestine Negotiations

Sheldon Richman returns to the show to talk about his latest TGIF article, “Trump’s Middle East Delusions Persist.” He and Scott discuss the state of negotiations between Israel and Palestine and what can be done to make Americans see the truth of Israel’s many abuses of the Palestinian people.

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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 ClassroomExpandDesigns.com/Scott; and LibertyStickers.com.

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