Scott Horton Interviews Philip Giraldi

Scott Horton, August 27, 2009

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Philip Giraldi, contributing editor at The American Conservative magazine and columnist for Antiwar.com, discusses the long-awaited deposition of Sibel Edmonds, Marc Grossman’s 2001 outing of CIA front group Brewster Jennings, the failure of the MSM to cover news outside the left-right paradigm, the incredible level of corruption in the U.S. government and the influence of Turkish and Israeli lobbies in Congress.

MP3 here. (26:26)

Philip Giraldi is a former CIA and DIA counter-terrorism officer, member of the American Conservative Defense Alliance and contributing editor at The American Conservative magazine. His “Smoke and Mirrors” column is a regular feature on Antiwar.com.

8 Responses to “Philip Giraldi”

  1. Whenever the FCM covers a story en masse or else ignores a plausible story completely, then you know that something is up. See Chomsky and Herman's Propaganda Model.

  2. As always, Giraldi gives us the straight goods.

  3. [...] via Philip Giraldi « Antiwar Radio with Scott Horton and Charles Goyette [...]

  4. The "guy at the end of" systematised torture is the torture victim, not the torturer, however lowly, obediemtient and memoed that torturer may be.

    The notion that it us somehow "unfair" to prosecute only the turd who wields the scalpel – better to punish none than some – is "unfair"on the victim. Would the courts not drop murder charges against a hitman if the the client' connection was unprovable?

  5. "better to punish none than some" – but neither of us said that.

    –scott

  6. Neither of you said "better to punish none than some" , though I'm unclear whether Philip would rather see just the CIA equivalents of Abu Grahib's Privates Buckstop, Scapegoat and Badapple doing time rather than no-one at all.

    Deterancewise, it is more important to prosecute those who obey illegal orders than those who issue them. The brutal bottom line is that Cheyney (and Hitler) are only "monsters" because there are so many cowards, sadists, and fools willing and indeed eager to obey them. Hanging Cheyney and his upper minionswouldn't deter the next Cheyney (such people are ultimately insane) oir his lower helpers, but hanging those who obeyed Cheyney would make his successorr less able to command evil of the ranks..

  7. I loved hearing Giraldi On National Propaganda Radio, NPR, about the CIA torture investigation. The socialist interviewing him was a little surprised to know that The American Conservative takes the stance that an investigation does need to happen.

    Unfortunately, didn't hear the whole NPR interview, and do not know if Campaign for Liberty was even mentioned. Keep up the great work Mr. Giraldi!

  8. Giraldi was on National Propaganda Radio, NPR, talking about the CIA torture investigation. The socialist interviewing him was a tad surprised to know that The American Conservative takes the stance that an investigation does need to happen.

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