Scott Horton Interviews Richard Cummings

Scott Horton, January 05, 2009

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Why did America invade Iraq?

Oil? Israel? …

Jets, bombs and taxed dollars.

So says Richard Cummings as he explains the story behind his Playboy.com article “Lockheed Stock and Two Smoking Barrels“: the direct role in policy-making played by Lockheed Martin and the rest of the Military Industrial Complex and the amount of money they loot from the U.S. Treasury.

Also discussed: whether the National Review is a CIA front.

MP3 here.

Richard Cummings taught international law at the Haile Selassie I University and before that, was Attorney-Advisor with the Office of General Counsel of the Near East South Asia region of U.S.A.I.D, where he was responsible for the legal work pertaining to the aid program in Israel, Jordan, Pakistan and Afghanistan. He is the author of The Immortalists, The Pied Piper – Allard K. Lowenstein and the Liberal Dream, and the comedy, Soccer Moms From Hell. He holds a Ph.D. in Social and Political Sciences from Cambridge University and is a member of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers.

7 Responses to “Richard Cummings”

  1. George Bush and his gang are war criminals. They must be arrested and tried or United Bluff will remain a Banana Republic.

  2. Why does Obama say Iran is pursuing nuclear weapons ? There is no-ZERO-evidence for that claim. Is he mad ? Or what´s the matter ? If he goes to war with Iran, we´ll be back in 1932 FOR NO REASON AT ALL other than sheer MADNESS.

  3. “Bloody fools in the Pentagon”, said Brigadier Harbottle, Chairman of Generals for Peace, because they insist on achieving a disarming, unanswerable first-strike capability and because they don´t believe in nuclear winter. “BLOODY FOOLS, as the general said. Hello: A first-strike capability leads to Launch On Warning which leads to accidental nuclear war, the Russians don´t have time to react other than Launch On Warning becaUSE OF the bloody fools IN THE BLOODY PENTAGON. eVEN IF IT´S “ONLY” FOR blackmail, THE Russians will NEVER ACCEPT BLACKMAIL. bLOODY FOOLS IN THE pENTAGON AS bRIGADIER Harbottle stated. Bloodhy fools. We could have been here about 4 billion years more. Bloody fools in the Pentagon.

  4. 16 US Intelligence Agencies say that Iran IS NOT pursuing nuclear weapons. The UN inspectors in Iran can find NO EVIDENCE that Iran is pursuing nuclear weapons. So, the UN sanctions against Iran are illegal. Consequently, why does Obama say that Iran is pursuing nuclear weapons ? IS OBAMA MAD ???

  5. THERE´S ZERO EVIDENCE THAT IRAN IS PURSUING NUCLEAR WEAPONS. THE LATEST CIA FINDINGS SAY THAT IRAN STOPPED A ALLEGED NUCLEAR WEAPONS PROGRAM IN 2003 BUT THE ONLY EVIDENCE THAT THEY HAD A WEAPONS PROGRAM UNTIL 2003 IS A FORGED LAPTOP. I REPEAT: THERE´S ZERO EVIDENCE THAT IRAN HAS A NUCLEAR WEAPONS PROGRAM. IT´S PROBABLY MOSTLY ISRAELI PROPAGANDA.

  6. When Israel set out to get the bomb, the were pursuing the “Iron Fist” strategy which has always been their policy….Strike so hard, they are afraid to think of any resistance…….They only understand FORCE

    The Iron Fist with Nuclear weapons was seen to be invincible…….No one would DARE challenge Israel

    And then it happened….The unthinkable.. First, Iranian leaders said something like…we are not afraid to take a NUCLEAR STRIKE from Israel………. Then came the 2006 Lebanon war in which Israel was reduced to killing civilians and destroying Lebanese civilian housing to show it’s Iron Fist…….

    And all the murderous carnage is broadcast LIVE to 1 billion Muslims by THEIR media

    So to people who could read the writing…… All the force was driving Israels adversaries to go NUCLEAR………And Israel [with almost no land] began to see that two or three well placed medium yield weapons would make the State of Israel a wasteland…for the Jews at least..

    Now Israel finds itself in the unenviable position of trying to seiz/control large areas outside of it’s QUESTIONABLE mandate…..and stave off PROGRESS……….in this case progress of it’s foes in their military capabilities, I.E. Nukes……….

    The concept of a minority making a state on some one else’s land is dubious at best………. Upping the STAKES to NUCLEAR war is better left to those with large landmasses and larger populations…..so they can take a few strikes.

    The time for Israel to put away the pipe that makes the dream of a greater [stolen] Israel………

    Enough was stolen from the people who had lived there for a thousand years already in 1948….

    To risk it all to get some more……..It’s what ruins gamblers……….Let it go and live in peace.

  7. Fabulous! One of the best interviews I have ever heard. This is journalism at its finest. I have alerted all my friends.
    Is it a coincidence that Lockheed rhymes with “greed”? A mountain of dead for a fistful of dollars. America is terminally ill.

    Why not just own up on the US dollar bill? “In Greed We Trust”

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