Sunday, February 25, 2018

The Scott Horton Show

2/21/18 Jeffrey Kaye unveils long suppressed report about U.S. use of biological weapons in Korea

Author of “Cover Up at Guantanamo,” Jeffery Kaye joins Scott to discuss his article “The Long-suppressed Korean War Report on U.S. Use of Biological Weapons Released At Last.” Kaye details the use of different biological weapons during the Korean War, including newly confirmed claims that have been suppressed for decades. Kaye then describes the lengths he had to travel to see the evidence of U.S. biological warfare firsthand in his attempt to corroborate different sources. Lastly Scott and Kaye discuss the long history of the U.S. threatening potential whistleblowers of U.S. war crimes and the constant drum beat to war on the part of the establishment.

Jeffrey Kaye is the author of “Cover-up at Guantanamo: The NCIS Investigation into the “Suicides” of Mohammed Al Hanashi and Abdul Rahman Al Amri.” Kaye is a retired psychologist, blogger, and author. Follow him on Twitter @jeff_kaye.

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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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2/21/18 Nasser Arrabyee on Yemen’s battle for unification

Nasser Arrabyee returns to the show to update the Saudi-American war in Yemen, where the country has been split by factionalism. Scott then asks well, if there’s great factionalism, why not let the country split up? Arrabyee details the role the United Arab Emirates is playing in the conflict, the continuing blockade of the Port of Hodeidah, and the fight for control over Southern Yemen.
Nasser Arrabyee is a Yemeni journalist based in Sana’a, Yemen. He is the owner and director of yemen-now.com. You can follow him on Twiiter @narrabyee.
Discussed on the show:

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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2/19/18 Stephanie Savell on the Costs and Abuses of War

Brown University’s Stephanie Savell joins Scott to discuss her project “Costs of War” as well as her research into policing of Brazilian slums. Savell explains why she thinks Americans have a strong detachment from discussing the war on terror and how military spending and support for the wars is the only consistent bipartisan agreement. Savell then breaks down the Pentagon’s $700 billion annual budget and explains how it goes pretty much everywhere but for troop preparation. Lastly she discusses the enormous reach of the American military and its near-unlimited counter-terrorism operations across the world. Check out her latest article for TomDispatch.com “The Wars No One Notices.”

Stephanie Savell is the co-director of the Costs of War project at Brown University’s Watson Institute. Savell is an anthropologist who studies security, militarized policing, and civic engagement in Brazil and the U.S. She is the co-author of The Civic Imagination: Making a Difference in American Political Life.

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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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2/19/18 Jeff Larson on the mission of Foreign Policy Alliance

Jeff Larson joins Scott to discuss his new project working at the Foreign Policy Alliance. Larson explains how he’s helped build a coalition across the political spectrum that’s broad enough to affect significant change and still pure enough to remain ideologically sound. Larson goes through the list of resolutions outlined by the Foreign Policy Alliance and why they would dramatically improve U.S. foreign policy.

Jeff Larson is a member of the Republican Liberty Caucus and an aerospace professional with 25 years in NASA’s Mission Control. He has also been a candidate for office, a national convention delegate, an officer of a national Republican organization, a precinct chair, and a member of his county party’s candidates, vacancy, and training and development committees.

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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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2/16/18 Charles Goyette on the national debt and the future of the American economy

Charles Goyette returns to the show to discuss the national debt and the general state of the American economy. According to Goyette, the debt can grow to astounding levels, but the game ends when no one is willing to fund American debt. Goyette explains how this could happen with either a bang or a whimper and the role that U.S. foreign policy plays in the growth of the debt. He then addresses the rise of China, and the degree to which the growth of the Chinese economy is legitimate. Goyette then details how far Americans have deviated from the foundational precept of liberty and how the establishment has given up on any kind of financial probity.

Charles Goyette is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Dollar Meltdown and Red and Blue and Broke All Over: Restoring America’s Free Economy. He is finishing work on a new book about the media’s complicity in the war lies of the American Empire.

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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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2/16/18 Reese Erlich on the latest pandemonium in Syria

Foreign correspondent Reese Erlich returns to the show to discuss his latest article “The U.S. is Permanently Occupying Northern Syria, and That’s Trouble.” Erlich dials back to the good old days—2014—when the United States assured Americans it would not be involved on the ground in Syria. Guess what? They ended up in a ground war in Syria. Erlich then details the immense factionalism in the region, and some of the myriad incentives different groups have. Erlich then discusses the role Israel is playing in Syria and how tensions between Iran and Israel are playing out in real time.

Reese Erlich is a nationally syndicated columnist and the author of Inside Syria: The Backstory of Their Civil War and What the World Can Expect. Erlich’s revised edition of his book ”The Iran Agenda” will be published in 2018. In the meantime read his work at his website and follow him on Twitter.

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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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2/14/18 Grant Smith on the Israel Lobby and American Policy

Grant Smith returns to the show to discuss his upcoming conference “The Israel Lobby and American Policy” and the recent Al Jazeera documentary “The Lobby,” which he wrote about in a recent article for Antiwar.com “Will Al Jazeera Air The Lobby Before AIPAC Meets?” Smith also gives a detailed breakdown of the list of great speakers who will be presenting at the conference on March 2nd. You can buy your tickets to see Grant, Scott, and more through Eventbrite.

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.

Discussed on the show:

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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2/12/18 Jodie Evans on CodePink’s “Divest From The War Machine”

Code Pink’s Jodie Evans returns to the show to discuss CodePink’s “Divest from the War Machine” campaign. Evans details the confluence of congress, corporations, and civic institutions all of which support and profit from war and Code Pink’s role in raising awareness and creating a robust divestment movement. Then she lets you know how you can be a part of the solution.

Jodie Evans is the co-founder and director of CodePink. To find out more about what you can do to help divest from the war movement you can email [email protected].

Discussed on the show:

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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2/12/18 Peter Van Buren explains why he’s optimistic about diplomacy with North Korea

Peter Van Buren returns to the show to discuss the American diplomatic tensions with North Korea and his article “Don’t Be Cynical About An Olympics Detente With North Korea.” Van Buren explains why he thinks that the United States is not moving towards war with North Korea, how the Koreans created a serious window for diplomacy with their Olympic delegation, and reflects on his time living in South Korea in the late 1990s. Van Buren then makes the case that the U.S. is in constant search of an enemy, and why North Korea is the perfect foil.

Peter Van Buren worked for 24 years at the Department of State including a year in Iraq. He is the author of “We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People” and the novel “Hooper’s War.” He is now a contributing editor at The American Conservative magazine. Follow him on Twitter @WeMeantWell.

Discussed on the show:

  • Kim Yo-jong
  • Kim Yong-nam
  • “U.S. Opens Door to North Korea Talks, a Victory for South’s President” (The New York Times)
  • Walter Duranty
  • Agreed Framework
  • “1/21/18 Gareth Porter on Donald Trump’s Bluff Towards North Korea” (The Scott Horton Show)
  • “North Korea Says It Might Negotiate On Nuclear Weapons. But The Washington Post Isn’t Reporting That.” by John Schwarz (The Intercept)
  • “A grand bargain with China could remove North Korea’s nuclear threat — but it would destroy America’s global influence” (Los Angeles Times)
  • “War with North Korea would be ‘catastrophic,’ Defense Secretary Mattis says” (CBS)

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.

Check out Scott’s Patreon page.

2/9/18 Andy Worthington on Trump’s plans for Guantanamo and the rehabilitation of George W. Bush

Investigative journalist Andy Worthington returns to the show to discuss the absurd rehabilitation of George W. Bush by the left. Worthington recalls the early days of the Bush-Cheney administration and the crimes committed at Guantanamo and the murder of prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan. Worthington then breaks down the various elements of the U.S. torture network and the long draw down of Guantanamo starting in the Bush days, but which has never reaching its conclusion. Finally Worthington talks about how Obama’s preference for drone assassinations limited captures of enemy combatants and why Trump wants to revitalize the prison.

Andy Worthington is the author of “Guantanamo Files” and the director of “Outside the Law: Stories from Guantanamo.” Read his work at the Future Freedom Foundation and AndyWorthington.co.uk and follow him on Twitter @GuantanamoAndy.

Discussed on the show:

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.

Check out Scott’s Patreon page.

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