Published on May 10, 2013
Noam Chomsky, Jeremy Scahill, and Amy Goodman discuss the book “Dirty Wars” (Full Speech and Discussion)
It’s the dirty little secret of the War on Terror: all bets are off, and almost anything goes. We have fundamentally changed the rules of the game and the rules of engagement. Today drone strikes, night raids, and U.S. government–condoned torture occur in corners across the globe, generating unprecedented civilian casualties. Investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill (author of BLACKWATER: The Rise of the World’s Most Mercenary Army) traces the rise of the Joint Special Operations Command, the most secret fighting force in U.S. history, exposing operations carried out by men who do not exist on paper and will never appear before Congress. No target is off-limits for the JSOC “kill list,” even a U.S. citizen. Director Richard Rowley takes us on a chilling ride with whistle-blower Scahill. Dirty Wars is a battle cry for the soul and conscience of an America few of us know exists.
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Sierra Adamson talks to Jeremy Scahill, author of Blackwater and writer for The National, about some of the under-reported issues such as drone strikes in the Middle East, Obama’s kill list/Disposition Matrix, NDAA, use of the Espionage Act against whistle-blowers. Jeremy talks about the assassination of the 16 year old American citizen, Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, who was killed by a drone strike authorized by President Obama and the response Robert Gibbs recently gave us when we questioned him on it. He discusses the left’s disregard of their anti-war principles in favor of being loyal to leaders in their own party and the war propaganda that is fed to Americans through mass media.
Videos mentioned at the beginning of this interview:
Robert Gibbs – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MwB2znBZ1g&feature=plcp
Peter King – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6GQr8m5cOY&feature=plcp
Jeremy Scahill’s upcoming documentary investigates the implications of America’s foreign policies and the covert war in Yemen. http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/peopleandpower/2012/03/201231105957403222.html
To find out more about Jeremy: http://www.thenation.com/authors/jeremy-scahill
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