Scott Horton Interviews Kelley B. Vlahos

Scott Horton, July 24, 2009

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Kelley B. Vlahos, a Washington, D.C.-based freelance writer, discusses how the CIA successfully undermined Somalia’s Islamic Courts Union and created something much worse, the paltry U.S. troop contingent in Afghanistan compared to the 600,000 troops needed to pacify the country, the generally counterproductive Global War on Terror and how military failures become justifications for expanded and prolonged occupations.

MP3 here. (26:54)

Kelley Beaucar Vlahos, a Washington, D.C.-based freelance writer, is a longtime political reporter for, a contributing editor at The American Conservative magazine and featured columnist.

5 Responses to “Kelley B. Vlahos”

  1. [...] U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling on the international community to back the installed “government” in Somalia (LAT). Kelley Vlahos discussed Somalia on AntiWar Radio Thursday. [...]

  2. Holocaust in Vietnam, Cowardice in Rwanda, mass murder in Iraq, torture in Cuba to name a small portion of the last half century’s wonderful achievements by the West. The United States and its allies are Genocides champions. All non-white victims, all forgotten. I am ashamed of my skin.

  3. Deliberate crisis creation, followed by "needed" crisis management are at the centerpice of Western politics, especially that of British / USA. Terrorists, fundamentalists, leftists, dictators, etc against reformers, free speech, human rights, etc. The West prospers by killing innocent peoples of the world and looting; shameful civilization!

  4. [...] are trying to overthrow Somalia’s government’ (BBC). AntiWar Radio host Scott Horton interviewed Kelley Vlahos on U.S. threats toward Eritrea and U.S. intervention in Somalia July 24. Prof. Jeremy [...]

  5. First of all, these stories about arms shipments to Somalia are untrue. Secondly, any Eritrean involvement in Somalia is not military. It’s a matter of paying back the debt, since they helped Eritrea before.

    The accusations about supporting terrorists have been fabricated to scapegoat Eritrea for the bloody mess, that Ethiopia and the US have created in Somalia.

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