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Scott Horton Show - Just the Interviews

Scott Horton Show - Just the Interviews

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This podcast is for individual interviews on the Scott Horton Show. See the Q & A show feed to hear Scott answer listener questions and for the full show archives. Scott Horton is the author of Fool’s Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan, and is the

Latest Episodes

7/6/20 Ramzy Baroud on the Steady Annexation of Palestine

Scott interviews Ramzy Baroud about the Israeli annexation of Palestine, including Trump’s role as perhaps the most acquiescent president in American history in going along with the agenda of the Israeli government. Most recently this has meant acceding to Netanyahu’s plans for massive annexation of the West Bank. Although Israel has appeared to back down slightly from its aggressive annexation plan, Baroud is adamant that this is merely a public posture to deflect international criticism, when in reality these Palestinian territories have always been under de facto Israeli control, and will continue to be so. And although Trump has been unusually indulgent with the Israelis, Baroud suspects that a Biden presidency wouldn’t be any better. Baroud laments the fact that the Palestinian perspective is never portrayed in the mainstream media, and so almost everyone in the U.S. only ever hears a deceptive, pro-Israel narrative. Ramzy Baroud is aUS-Arab journalist and is the editor-in-chief of thePalestine Chronicle. He is the author ofMy Father Was A Freedom Fighter: The Untold Story of GazaandThe Last Earth: A Palestinian Story. His new book isThese Chains Will Be Broken: Palestinian Stories of Struggle and Defiance in Israeli Prisons. Follow Ramzy on Twitter@RamzyBaroudand read his work atRamzyBaroud.net. This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by:NoDev NoOps NoIT, by Hussein Badakhchani;The War State, by Mike Swanson;WallStreetWindow.com; Tom Woods’Liberty Classroom;ExpandDesigns.com/Scott;Listen and Think Audio;TheBumperSticker.com; andLibertyStickers.com. Donate to the show throughPatreon,PayPal, or Bitcoin: 1Ct2FmcGrAGX56RnDtN9HncYghXfvF2GAh.

44 MIN4 d ago
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7/6/20 Ramzy Baroud on the Steady Annexation of Palestine

7/3/20 Ron Enzweiler on the Russian Bounties Hoax

Ron Enzweiler exposes some of the falsehoods behind the developing story about supposed Russian bounties on American soldiers in Afghanistan. For one thing, outlets like the New York Times have implied that there is consensus among America’s intelligence agencies on this story—in reality, says Enzweiler, the NSA, who monitor nearly all Taliban cell phone traffic, “strongly dissented” from the CIA’s initial claims. Even the Department of Defense, which thoroughly investigates every U.S. death in Afghanistan, hasn’t found evidence to support the idea that the Russian government is paying bounties to the Taliban. All of the media commotion, of course, is being used as an excuse to keep this war going forever. The timing of the story is certainly suspicious, coming on the heels of President Trump’s claim that he’d like to pull all troops from Afghanistan before the election. Discussed on the show: “The Russian Bounties Hoax” (Antiwar.com Original) “Who To Believe on Afghan In...

31 MIN5 d ago
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7/3/20 Ron Enzweiler on the Russian Bounties Hoax

7/3/20 Trita Parsi on John Bolton’s ‘Israel First’ Foreign Policy

Trita Parsi discusses John Bolton’s tenure in the Trump administration, during which time he worked tirelessly to sabotage any form of negotiation between the United States and Iran. Bolton is a fierce advocate for America’s alliance with Israel, says Parsi, which often means acting in ways that are actually quite harmful to American interests. Netanyahu, Parsi explains, worries that any peace between the U.S. and Iran would threaten Israel’s position as the dominant superpower in the Middle East, and it would no longer be so easy for them to accomplish the things the Netanyahu government wants to do, like annexing more and more Palestinian territory. Unless you have the warped neocon worldview, however, Scott and Parsi agree that attempted American hegemony in the Middle East can only mean disaster for the true interests of the American people. Discussed on the show: “John Bolton can stomach Kim Jong Un’s North Korea, but not Iran” (Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft...

35 MIN1 w ago
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7/3/20 Trita Parsi on John Bolton’s ‘Israel First’ Foreign Policy

7/3/20 Tom Woods on How the Pentagon Makes Us Poorer

Scott talks to Tom Woods about his latest free ebook,The Pentagon vs. The Economy. Woods examines the many ways America’s military-industrial complex distorts the economy, often applying Frederic Bastiat’s principle of “seen vs. unseen” to demonstrate just how many resources are diverted away from the productive economy, toward the project of killing foreigners abroad. Woods has written the book with minimal political slant, so that readers on both the left and the right can find agreement on this vitally important issue. Discussed on the show: The Pentagon vs. the Economy Pentagon Capitalism: The Political Economy of War NSC-68 Tom Woods is the host of theTom Woods Showand the author of numerous books includingReal Dissent. Follow him on Twitter@ThomasEWoods. This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by:NoDev NoOps NoIT, by Hussein Badakhchani;The War State, by Mike Swanson;WallStreetWindow.com; Tom Woods’Liberty Classroom;ExpandDesigns.com/Scott;Listen and Think Audi...

28 MIN1 w ago
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7/3/20 Tom Woods on How the Pentagon Makes Us Poorer

6/29/20 Matthew Hoh on the Dubious Russia-Afghanistan Bounty Story

Scott interviews Matthew Hoh about the recent claim that the Russian government has been paying bounties to Taliban militants to kill U.S. soldiers. The headlines have made it sound as though this is a confirmed and well-sourced story, when in reality, Hoh explains, it’s all coming from anonymous American intelligence sources without so much as an attempt at independent verification of, say, specific soldiers that this is supposed to have happened to. Moreover, says Hoh, Russia has very little to gain from such a policy, and a lot to lose. The people who would benefit from increased tensions with Russia are the war hawks in the U.S. government and the big players in the arms industry. Just like with the hundreds of other lies told by the U.S. government and sold by the media to benefit powerful military-industrial complex interests, we should be highly skeptical. Discussed on the show: “Is Big Media Echoing Accusations to Demonize Russia and Continue Afghan War?” (Institute for P...

38 MIN1 w ago
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6/29/20 Matthew Hoh on the Dubious Russia-Afghanistan Bounty Story

6/26/20 Hans Kristensen on the Bleak Outlook for Nuclear Arms Control

Scott talks to Hans Kristensen about the state of the world’s nuclear weapons arsenals. Immediately after the Cold War, says Kristensen, the U.S. and Russia drastically reduced their nuclear stockpiles, making the world significantly safer. Since then, however, this trend toward disarmament has begun to slow and even to reverse. At the same time, more countries have developed their own nuclear weapons programs. Scott thinks this has more to do with the financial incentives of the military-industrial complex than it does with the possibility for real global hostilities—but that doesn’t make the situation any less dangerous. Discussed on the show: “SIPRI Yearbook 2020” (SIPRI) “Nuclear weapon modernization continues but the outlook for arms control is bleak” (SIPRI) Hans M. Kristensen is an Associate Senior Fellow with the SIPRI Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-proliferation Programme and Director of the Nuclear Information Project at the Federation of American Scientists. Fol...

31 MIN1 w ago
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6/26/20 Hans Kristensen on the Bleak Outlook for Nuclear Arms Control

6/26/20 Jim Bovard on American Atrocities in Kosovo and Korea

Jim Bovard exposes the false claim that Bill Clinton presided over a peaceful administration, pointing out the horrible atrocities of the “humanitarian” intervention in Kosovo. Clinton launched this intervention, says Bovard, as a distraction from his personal scandals, under the dubious guise of saving the ethnic minority Albanians from genocide at the hands of the Serbians. Of course, as with many of America’s wars, this one turned out to be based on lies; ultimately hundreds, if not thousands, of civilians were killed becauseof U.S. intervention. Scott and Bovard also discuss the U.S. military’s war crimes during the Korean War. Discussed on the show: “Kosovo Indictment Proves Bill Clinton’s Serbian War Atrocities” (The Libertarian Institute) Hillary’s Choice “The Korean War Atrocities No One Wants to Talk About” (The American Conservative) Pentagon Papers Jim Bovard is a columnist for USA Today and the author ofPublic Policy Hooligan: Rollicking and Wrangling from Hell...

35 MIN1 w ago
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6/26/20 Jim Bovard on American Atrocities in Kosovo and Korea

6/26/20 Dave DeCamp on Russia, Yemen, Israel and Syria

Scott talks to Antiwar.com News Editor Dave DeCamp about several of his latest articles. The two discuss the status of nuclear arms negotiations between the U.S. and Russia, the conflict between southern separatists and the Hadi government in Yemen, the Trump administration’s plans to allow the Israeli government to annex more of the West Bank, and a new round of sanctions on Syria. You can read all of DeCamp’s great work atnews.antiwar.comandoriginal.antiwar.com. Discussed on the show: “At Least 54 Killed as South Yemen Ceasefire Collapses in Abyan” (Antiwar.com) “Annexation could extinguish Palestinian hope. That’s dangerous.” (The Washington Post) Oslo Accords “The Imperious Caesar Act Will Crush the Syrian People” (The American Conservative) The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by:NoDev NoOps NoIT, by Hussein Badakhchani;The War State, by Mike Swanson;WallStreetWindow.com; Tom Woods’Liberty Classroom;Expand...

32 MIN1 w ago
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6/26/20 Dave DeCamp on Russia, Yemen, Israel and Syria

6/26/20 Jason Ditz on Turkey, the Kurds and the India-China Border Dispute

Jason Ditz talks about the Turkish attacks on Kurds in northern Iraq, which have taken the form of both land assaults and periodic airstrikes. These incursions began around the time the U.S. invaded Iraq, and have seen little resistance from the Iraqi government. Ditz also discusses the border dispute between India and China, which has long been simmering and recently erupted into hand-to-hand violence that killed several dozen soldiers on both sides. Ditz thinks the killing is over for the time being, but is concerned about the future of the conflict, given both countries’ age-old animosity and their possession of nuclear weapons. Discussed on the show: “Turkey Launches Ground Offensive Against Kurds in Northern Iraq” (Antiwar.com) “6/19/20 Eric Margolis on the World’s Most Dangerous Border Dispute” (The Libertarian Institute) Jason Ditz is the news editor of Antiwar.com. Read all of his work atnews.antiwar.comand follow him on Twitter@jasonditz. This episode of the Scott Hor...

21 MIN1 w ago
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6/26/20 Jason Ditz on Turkey, the Kurds and the India-China Border Dispute

6/26/20 Jonathan Hafetz on the Plight of Adham Amin Hassoun

Scott talks to Jonathan Hafetz about the troubling case of Adham Amin Hassoun, a man who was convicted in 2008 of providing material support to terrorist organizations. Hassoun was a legal resident of the United States, but is not a citizen, so upon completion of his prison sentence in 2017, the government sought to deport him. But Hassoun, born in Lebanon to refugee parents, doesn’t hold citizenship in any country, and the U.S. couldn’t find a country to send him to. Instead, they invoked an obscure section of the Patriot Act that supposedly allows them to detain Hassoun indefinitely. Hafetz and the ACLU are challenging them on this claim, fighting for the freedom of a man who by all accounts has served his time and now deserves his liberty. Discussed on the show: “Government Case Collapses Against Adham Amin Hassoun, First Man Jailed Indefinitely Under Patriot Act” (The Daily Beast) “Zadvydas v. Davis” (Oyez) Jonathan Hafetzis a senior staff attorney at the ACLU Center for D...

22 MIN1 w ago
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6/26/20 Jonathan Hafetz on the Plight of Adham Amin Hassoun

Latest Episodes

7/6/20 Ramzy Baroud on the Steady Annexation of Palestine

Scott interviews Ramzy Baroud about the Israeli annexation of Palestine, including Trump’s role as perhaps the most acquiescent president in American history in going along with the agenda of the Israeli government. Most recently this has meant acceding to Netanyahu’s plans for massive annexation of the West Bank. Although Israel has appeared to back down slightly from its aggressive annexation plan, Baroud is adamant that this is merely a public posture to deflect international criticism, when in reality these Palestinian territories have always been under de facto Israeli control, and will continue to be so. And although Trump has been unusually indulgent with the Israelis, Baroud suspects that a Biden presidency wouldn’t be any better. Baroud laments the fact that the Palestinian perspective is never portrayed in the mainstream media, and so almost everyone in the U.S. only ever hears a deceptive, pro-Israel narrative. Ramzy Baroud is aUS-Arab journalist and is the editor-in-chief of thePalestine Chronicle. He is the author ofMy Father Was A Freedom Fighter: The Untold Story of GazaandThe Last Earth: A Palestinian Story. His new book isThese Chains Will Be Broken: Palestinian Stories of Struggle and Defiance in Israeli Prisons. Follow Ramzy on Twitter@RamzyBaroudand read his work atRamzyBaroud.net. This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by:NoDev NoOps NoIT, by Hussein Badakhchani;The War State, by Mike Swanson;WallStreetWindow.com; Tom Woods’Liberty Classroom;ExpandDesigns.com/Scott;Listen and Think Audio;TheBumperSticker.com; andLibertyStickers.com. Donate to the show throughPatreon,PayPal, or Bitcoin: 1Ct2FmcGrAGX56RnDtN9HncYghXfvF2GAh.

44 MIN4 d ago
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7/6/20 Ramzy Baroud on the Steady Annexation of Palestine

7/3/20 Ron Enzweiler on the Russian Bounties Hoax

Ron Enzweiler exposes some of the falsehoods behind the developing story about supposed Russian bounties on American soldiers in Afghanistan. For one thing, outlets like the New York Times have implied that there is consensus among America’s intelligence agencies on this story—in reality, says Enzweiler, the NSA, who monitor nearly all Taliban cell phone traffic, “strongly dissented” from the CIA’s initial claims. Even the Department of Defense, which thoroughly investigates every U.S. death in Afghanistan, hasn’t found evidence to support the idea that the Russian government is paying bounties to the Taliban. All of the media commotion, of course, is being used as an excuse to keep this war going forever. The timing of the story is certainly suspicious, coming on the heels of President Trump’s claim that he’d like to pull all troops from Afghanistan before the election. Discussed on the show: “The Russian Bounties Hoax” (Antiwar.com Original) “Who To Believe on Afghan In...

31 MIN5 d ago
Comments
7/3/20 Ron Enzweiler on the Russian Bounties Hoax

7/3/20 Trita Parsi on John Bolton’s ‘Israel First’ Foreign Policy

Trita Parsi discusses John Bolton’s tenure in the Trump administration, during which time he worked tirelessly to sabotage any form of negotiation between the United States and Iran. Bolton is a fierce advocate for America’s alliance with Israel, says Parsi, which often means acting in ways that are actually quite harmful to American interests. Netanyahu, Parsi explains, worries that any peace between the U.S. and Iran would threaten Israel’s position as the dominant superpower in the Middle East, and it would no longer be so easy for them to accomplish the things the Netanyahu government wants to do, like annexing more and more Palestinian territory. Unless you have the warped neocon worldview, however, Scott and Parsi agree that attempted American hegemony in the Middle East can only mean disaster for the true interests of the American people. Discussed on the show: “John Bolton can stomach Kim Jong Un’s North Korea, but not Iran” (Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft...

35 MIN1 w ago
Comments
7/3/20 Trita Parsi on John Bolton’s ‘Israel First’ Foreign Policy

7/3/20 Tom Woods on How the Pentagon Makes Us Poorer

Scott talks to Tom Woods about his latest free ebook,The Pentagon vs. The Economy. Woods examines the many ways America’s military-industrial complex distorts the economy, often applying Frederic Bastiat’s principle of “seen vs. unseen” to demonstrate just how many resources are diverted away from the productive economy, toward the project of killing foreigners abroad. Woods has written the book with minimal political slant, so that readers on both the left and the right can find agreement on this vitally important issue. Discussed on the show: The Pentagon vs. the Economy Pentagon Capitalism: The Political Economy of War NSC-68 Tom Woods is the host of theTom Woods Showand the author of numerous books includingReal Dissent. Follow him on Twitter@ThomasEWoods. This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by:NoDev NoOps NoIT, by Hussein Badakhchani;The War State, by Mike Swanson;WallStreetWindow.com; Tom Woods’Liberty Classroom;ExpandDesigns.com/Scott;Listen and Think Audi...

28 MIN1 w ago
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7/3/20 Tom Woods on How the Pentagon Makes Us Poorer

6/29/20 Matthew Hoh on the Dubious Russia-Afghanistan Bounty Story

Scott interviews Matthew Hoh about the recent claim that the Russian government has been paying bounties to Taliban militants to kill U.S. soldiers. The headlines have made it sound as though this is a confirmed and well-sourced story, when in reality, Hoh explains, it’s all coming from anonymous American intelligence sources without so much as an attempt at independent verification of, say, specific soldiers that this is supposed to have happened to. Moreover, says Hoh, Russia has very little to gain from such a policy, and a lot to lose. The people who would benefit from increased tensions with Russia are the war hawks in the U.S. government and the big players in the arms industry. Just like with the hundreds of other lies told by the U.S. government and sold by the media to benefit powerful military-industrial complex interests, we should be highly skeptical. Discussed on the show: “Is Big Media Echoing Accusations to Demonize Russia and Continue Afghan War?” (Institute for P...

38 MIN1 w ago
Comments
6/29/20 Matthew Hoh on the Dubious Russia-Afghanistan Bounty Story

6/26/20 Hans Kristensen on the Bleak Outlook for Nuclear Arms Control

Scott talks to Hans Kristensen about the state of the world’s nuclear weapons arsenals. Immediately after the Cold War, says Kristensen, the U.S. and Russia drastically reduced their nuclear stockpiles, making the world significantly safer. Since then, however, this trend toward disarmament has begun to slow and even to reverse. At the same time, more countries have developed their own nuclear weapons programs. Scott thinks this has more to do with the financial incentives of the military-industrial complex than it does with the possibility for real global hostilities—but that doesn’t make the situation any less dangerous. Discussed on the show: “SIPRI Yearbook 2020” (SIPRI) “Nuclear weapon modernization continues but the outlook for arms control is bleak” (SIPRI) Hans M. Kristensen is an Associate Senior Fellow with the SIPRI Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-proliferation Programme and Director of the Nuclear Information Project at the Federation of American Scientists. Fol...

31 MIN1 w ago
Comments
6/26/20 Hans Kristensen on the Bleak Outlook for Nuclear Arms Control

6/26/20 Jim Bovard on American Atrocities in Kosovo and Korea

Jim Bovard exposes the false claim that Bill Clinton presided over a peaceful administration, pointing out the horrible atrocities of the “humanitarian” intervention in Kosovo. Clinton launched this intervention, says Bovard, as a distraction from his personal scandals, under the dubious guise of saving the ethnic minority Albanians from genocide at the hands of the Serbians. Of course, as with many of America’s wars, this one turned out to be based on lies; ultimately hundreds, if not thousands, of civilians were killed becauseof U.S. intervention. Scott and Bovard also discuss the U.S. military’s war crimes during the Korean War. Discussed on the show: “Kosovo Indictment Proves Bill Clinton’s Serbian War Atrocities” (The Libertarian Institute) Hillary’s Choice “The Korean War Atrocities No One Wants to Talk About” (The American Conservative) Pentagon Papers Jim Bovard is a columnist for USA Today and the author ofPublic Policy Hooligan: Rollicking and Wrangling from Hell...

35 MIN1 w ago
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6/26/20 Jim Bovard on American Atrocities in Kosovo and Korea

6/26/20 Dave DeCamp on Russia, Yemen, Israel and Syria

Scott talks to Antiwar.com News Editor Dave DeCamp about several of his latest articles. The two discuss the status of nuclear arms negotiations between the U.S. and Russia, the conflict between southern separatists and the Hadi government in Yemen, the Trump administration’s plans to allow the Israeli government to annex more of the West Bank, and a new round of sanctions on Syria. You can read all of DeCamp’s great work atnews.antiwar.comandoriginal.antiwar.com. Discussed on the show: “At Least 54 Killed as South Yemen Ceasefire Collapses in Abyan” (Antiwar.com) “Annexation could extinguish Palestinian hope. That’s dangerous.” (The Washington Post) Oslo Accords “The Imperious Caesar Act Will Crush the Syrian People” (The American Conservative) The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by:NoDev NoOps NoIT, by Hussein Badakhchani;The War State, by Mike Swanson;WallStreetWindow.com; Tom Woods’Liberty Classroom;Expand...

32 MIN1 w ago
Comments
6/26/20 Dave DeCamp on Russia, Yemen, Israel and Syria

6/26/20 Jason Ditz on Turkey, the Kurds and the India-China Border Dispute

Jason Ditz talks about the Turkish attacks on Kurds in northern Iraq, which have taken the form of both land assaults and periodic airstrikes. These incursions began around the time the U.S. invaded Iraq, and have seen little resistance from the Iraqi government. Ditz also discusses the border dispute between India and China, which has long been simmering and recently erupted into hand-to-hand violence that killed several dozen soldiers on both sides. Ditz thinks the killing is over for the time being, but is concerned about the future of the conflict, given both countries’ age-old animosity and their possession of nuclear weapons. Discussed on the show: “Turkey Launches Ground Offensive Against Kurds in Northern Iraq” (Antiwar.com) “6/19/20 Eric Margolis on the World’s Most Dangerous Border Dispute” (The Libertarian Institute) Jason Ditz is the news editor of Antiwar.com. Read all of his work atnews.antiwar.comand follow him on Twitter@jasonditz. This episode of the Scott Hor...

21 MIN1 w ago
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6/26/20 Jason Ditz on Turkey, the Kurds and the India-China Border Dispute

6/26/20 Jonathan Hafetz on the Plight of Adham Amin Hassoun

Scott talks to Jonathan Hafetz about the troubling case of Adham Amin Hassoun, a man who was convicted in 2008 of providing material support to terrorist organizations. Hassoun was a legal resident of the United States, but is not a citizen, so upon completion of his prison sentence in 2017, the government sought to deport him. But Hassoun, born in Lebanon to refugee parents, doesn’t hold citizenship in any country, and the U.S. couldn’t find a country to send him to. Instead, they invoked an obscure section of the Patriot Act that supposedly allows them to detain Hassoun indefinitely. Hafetz and the ACLU are challenging them on this claim, fighting for the freedom of a man who by all accounts has served his time and now deserves his liberty. Discussed on the show: “Government Case Collapses Against Adham Amin Hassoun, First Man Jailed Indefinitely Under Patriot Act” (The Daily Beast) “Zadvydas v. Davis” (Oyez) Jonathan Hafetzis a senior staff attorney at the ACLU Center for D...

22 MIN1 w ago
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6/26/20 Jonathan Hafetz on the Plight of Adham Amin Hassoun
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