Scott Horton Interviews Jason Ditz

Scott Horton, June 08, 2010

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Jason Ditz, managing news editor at Antiwar.com, discusses the reports emerging from flotilla activists released from Israeli custody, why the fleeting nature of media news cycles may defeat efforts to debunk Israel’s propaganda blitz and the missing-in-action official US government response to the killing of Furkan Dogan.

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Jason Ditz is the managing news editor at Antiwar.com.

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  2. You can see a video of him being released by the israelis at the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFRBk2ZEfek
    The video shows him being released from israeli captivity. He is seen being escorted by two israeli soldiers and bleeding heavily.
    The israelis cannot get their lies straight. If this guy's a terrorist, why did the israelis release him? The fact that they released him proves beyond a doubt that he is not a terrorist in the eyes of the israeli government. Accordingly, we he to examine his actions from the now established standpoint that he is what he says he is – a human rights activist who disarmed pirates on the high seas in defense of unarmed civilians on board a multi-national humanitarian aid flotilla.
    Don't hold your breath waiting for the puppet Obama should award this man the Department of Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Award. Rather, the u.s. government will treat him exactly as their masters in tel aviv instruct. If you look closely, you can almost see the puppet strings.

  3. Jason, Scott…..verify this……if true this one is huge big one…..it is a comment I sent to TheRaceForIran.com

    IMPORTANT NEWS BREAK

    This morning by using Google News / Iran I saw an item under “Iran Scientist in US ‘kidnap’ row: BBC” When I clicked on it I read “The Iranian Government says it has evidence that one of its Nuclear Scientists was abducted and being held in the US against his will”

    I was curious what kind of EVIDENCE that could be. So, based on the info provided by the article I continued searching using “Iran nuclear Amiri”. In Youtube I found a very important video in Farsi (length of 4:08 m). In this video the Iranian scientist explains how he was abducted by CIA and Saudis and was tortured by members of US intelligent Agencies in USA, forcing him to confirm in a TV program the lies that US government is basing its Iran policy on them.

  4. part 2

    For those who speak Farsi here is the URL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPL0_LXipEM

    I thought since the content of this Farsi video is related to principles expressed in Race for Iran I better translate the important content and let you people know about it.
    :
    Here is a quick translation:
    ………………
    Today is 17th of Farvardin 1389 (April 5, 2010)… right now I, Shahram Amiri, professional (expert) and researcher of the University of Malek Ashtar am in Tucson Arizona USA.

    I was kidnaped on 13th of Khorad 1388 (May 3, 2009) in a joint operation of Terror and Kidnaping teams of the Intelligent Services of CIA and Estekbarat? of Saudi Arabia.

    I was transferred to an unknowable (unknown) house in Saudi Arabia. Inside this house I was injected with drugs for making me unconscious. When I woke up I was next to a Big American person on my way to USA.

  5. part 3

    During the eight months that I was kept in USA I was subjected to severe torture and psychological pressures by Interrogation teams of US Intelligent Agencies. The main aim of the pressures by these teams …by torturing me….in fact the objective was ….they were demanding I should take part in a TV interview with one of the US News Services….and confirm (claim) that I am an important verification of the Iranian Nuclear Program…and….I defected to USA with my own request….and…in this message of defection I carry a series of very important documents and credentials from my country together with a Laptop (computer) that contains secret document of Iranian Military Nuclear Program.

    The main goal of all this is to exert political pressure on Islamic Republic of Iran…in fact…convict (condemn) Iran…..also proving (verifying) these lies that US is continuously presenting against Iran.

  6. part 4 (last)

    Here I ask the Human Rights Organizations and those who are involved in freeing the captives kept in foreign countries to take this case….in fact I was unjustly kidnaped from a third country and was brought to USA. My request is to use all their power and influence (actions) in order to free me.. facilitating my return to my beloved country of Iran.

    Now I direct my message to my endearing family…….if one day….really they see this (video) and hear my last words…I ask them to be patient.
    ……………………

    How did Amiri managed to produce and send the video to Iran? Is this like NIE that stopped Bush from attacking Iran? I had many puzzling questions after Iranians captured Rigi…..now this……is a patriotic American (or a group) helping Iran to stop another heinous war?.

    This morning I also found the false ABS claim of Amiri’s voluntary defection. Watch it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjIw102n_4k it is very telling.

  7. They don’t trust the Turks. I remember talking personally to Korean war veterans about the Turkish soldiers. They had high respect for them as well as a very respected Reputation for fairness. Links from antiwar.com have been a constant Counter to Propaganda. The Turkist story is panning out. 3 soldiers where taken, disarmed, and the moved down into the ship.
    Many Americans are very ignorant about geography or the middle east. Yet, Americans are basically a good people. They don’t have time to sort things out.
    My guess is the Obama administration will go where ever the political winds go, we already know the power of AIPAC in this country. America is going to NEED to wake up if THEIR ALLY Turkey, a fair ally, is telling the American people what is going on in the Middle East. THe Middle East will go where it goes, you can’t bully around the world. Look how long it took after Vietnam went where it did, and that was largely presented as anticommunist. See its our tax money that is being used to shape viewpoint of other Americans against the truth.

  8. They don't trust the Turks. I remember talking personally to Korean war veterans about the Turkish soldiers. They had high respect for them as well as a very respected Reputation for fairness. Links from antiwar.com have been a constant Counter to Propaganda. The Turkish story is panning out. 3 soldiers where taken, disarmed, and the moved down into the ship.
    Many Americans are very ignorant about geography or the middle east. Yet, Americans are basically a good people. They don't have time to sort things out.
    My guess is the Obama administration will go where ever the political winds go, we already know the power of AIPAC in this country. America is going to NEED to wake up if THEIR ALLY Turkey, a fair ally, is telling the American people what is going on in the Middle East. The Middle East will go where it goes, you can't bully around the world. Look how long it took after Vietnam went where it did, and that was largely presented as anticommunist. See its our tax money that is being used to shape viewpoint of other Americans against the truth.

  9. Scott,
    Take a look at the news article located at the following link:
    http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/06/08-12

    It seems america is willing to take action after all. Unfortunately, the action proposed by Brad Sherman is to prosecute u.s. citizens who were on board the flotilla what he calls their efforts to give "…items of value to a terrorist organization". The death penalty is implicated.

    This situation could also mean considerable difficulties lie ahead for U.N. and Red Cross workers.

  10. I can't, for the life of me, understand two things American and I've lived here most of my life. 1- the relationship between the US and Israel and 2- The relationship between a pimp and a hooker. I mean, there just isn't any reciprocity at all. I understand what the pimp benefits from the Hooker, likewise i fully comprehend what Israel gets from the US….but what does Uncle Sam and the Hooker benefit?
    in response to the above question, most Israeli appologists would say "well, we provide valuable intel to the US regarding people that wanna do it harm". Sure you do, and it is people that wanna do the US harm solely due to our entangling and blind allegiance to everything Israeli.

    In other words, the US can save billions, take the wind out of Osama's terror ship sails, instantly deflate the Muslim world's ill feelings toward the US and make the world a whole lot safer place by simply telling our fair haired boy in the middle east….it is time grasshopper! we will no longer underwrite your adventures. If you have to invade/bomb your neighbors, by all means go ahead, but do so with your own Shakels!

  11. good report, kudos.

  12. "but what does Uncle Sam and the Hooker benefit?"

    Very simple, "Uncle Sam" (politicians) remain in office via AIPAC-related bribes, I mean "campaign donations", and an absence of campaign attack ads that would surely appear if they didn't cooperate.

  13. Hey if this guy is a terrorist then it's permissible to assassinate him right? And since American politicians always do everything Israel says then Obama's probably going to order a special ops agent to kill him. Who's next? I criticize Israel all the time. Am I going to end up on the assassination list? Where's this going to end up?

  14. You make me laugh mate. "….but what does Uncle Sam and the Hooker benefit? " Total ignorance SaltMiner. Let's start with your computer Intel, Atom, pentium, Flash drive – Yes! your little USB drive you have on your key ring – All Israeli inventions/Developments. The USA provided the investment money. The Israelis provided the brains. From Diabetes treatment to pioneering AIDS research, Military technology and a zilion more development to benefit the world and the USA.
    Did you know that for a nation of Jews that represents 1/4 of a per cent (0.25) of the world population, they account for 33%, yes one third, of all Intellectual Property in the world?
    Did you get it now or shall I continue with links?

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