Scott Horton Interviews Robert Parry

Scott Horton, November 05, 2008

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Robert Parry, founder of ConsortiumNews.com and author of Neck Deep: The Disastrous Presidency of George W. Bush, discusses advances in biometric surveillance technology, the use of DARPA computer algorithms in identifying militants from afar, how the military rules of engagement in Iraq and Afghanistan allow the spontaneous execution of suspected insurgents, the historical tendency of governments to use technology designed for foreign battlefields on lawful domestic opposition, the dangerous doctrine of the unlimited presidency, the Supreme Court’s perilous liberal majority and TIA’s move to the NSA.

MP3 here. (43:11)

Robert Parry is an investigative journalist who won the George Polk Award in 1984 for reporting on the Iran-Contra affair and uncovering Oliver North’s involvement in it. He is the founder and editor of ConsortiumNews.com and author of Neck Deep: The Disastrous Presidency of George W. Bush and Secrecy & Privilege: Rise of the Bush Dynasty from Watergate to Iraq.

6 Responses to “Robert Parry”

  1. President Obama said that Iran should be barred from importing gasoline. That´s a Declaration of War, the same as HR 362 and SR 580 which were shelved for now. Does Obama really want to go back to 1932 for no reason at all. There´s ZERO evidence that Iran is pursuing a nuclear weapons program.

  2. Its funny the Orwell comparison especially if one takes the case of the FRG and the GDR into account. While Orwell’s nightmare scenario was being used in the west to demonize the east the west was being severely propagandized by the victorious allies.

  3. I wonder if Mr. Folk could tell me if in his opinion the fallout of the Iran-Contra affair framed the behaviour of Saddam post Iran/Iraq?

  4. Soon we won’t even have the mindless soldiers who might mistakenly question their orders. The computers will do the killing directly.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsYEZPQCoMw

  5. President Obama said that Iran should be barred from importing gasoline. That´s a Declaration of War, the same as HR 362 and SR 580 which were shelved for now.
    Does President Obama long to go back to 1932, and for no reason at all ? There´s ZERO evidence Iran is pursuing nuclear weapons.

  6. Claus-Erik,

    I hate to write this, but you are annoying. Even when I agree with your position, as with Iran, your insistence on being a broken record achieves nothing. Writing the same thing over and over again persuades no one. Please stop it.

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