Scott Horton Interviews Philip Giraldi
Former CIA officer and Antiwar.com contributor Philip Giraldi discusses the new Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act and the danger to innocent people posed by “Commissions” like the one to be created by the act, the fluid definition of “terrorist,” in the eyes of the State, super-majority complicity in the House of Representatives, the inevitable role of the neocon crazies, why it is a bad idea for Americans to tolerate violations of rights by politicians on “their” side, the reality of al Qaeda and the smartest way to fight them, the “Sunni Awakening” in Iraq, the “farce” in Annapolis, the presidential candidates, his conservative view of Iran and the likelihood of war.
MP3 here. (36:50)
Philip Giraldi is a former DIA and CIA officer, partner at Cannistraro Associates, Francis Walsingham Fellow for the American Conservative Defense Alliance, contributing editor at the American Conservative magazine, blogger at the Huffington Post and columnist at Antiwar.com.