Jeremy Scahill


This recording is excerpted from the KPFK Beneath the Surface program of July 23rd. Scott Horton interviews Jeremy Scahill and is himself interviewed by KPFK producer Alan Minsky. The complete recording can be heard here.

Independent journalist Jeremy Scahill, author of Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army, discusses the too little too late Washington Post exposĂ© on “Top Secret America,” how private contractors do the dirty (and illegal) work of state terrorism while providing the U.S. government plausible deniability, the “preparing the battlefield” exception to Congressional oversight and how the U.S. has created a big brother surveillance state in the British model.

MP3 here. (25:50)

(Scott Horton discusses the forthcoming U.S. military presence in Costa Rica, the political motivations behind “Islamic terrorism” and how U.S. intervention in Somalia created Al Shabaab.)

Jeremy Scahill operates the website and is a contributor to The Nation, Democracy Now, and He is the author of Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army.

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  1. Top 10 Reasons for Operation Costa Rican Fury:
    1) Costa Rica is a lot nicer than Florida.
    2) Nicaragua is super cheap.
    3) Costa Rica has a better cheaper medical system than Florida.
    4) Moving to Costa Rica will allow US military personnel to sell their property in the US.
    5) Costa Rica is a lot nicer than any of the Gulf coast states.(This needs to be stressed)
    6) There are a lot of US military veterans in Costa Rica, The US military does not get along with anyone except military veterans.
    7) The Seedier Side of "Older Gringo" Men
    8) Costa Rica is near the US, makes inviting friends over easy.
    9) The Costa Rican school system is better or more specifically, not the American public school system.
    10) Costa Rica is not in the US, think overseas tax breaks.

    It might be shot down by their 'supreme court'. Which is to say the US was invited knowing it would be shot down by the 'supreme court'.

    Is there a SOFA?

    BTW, CR is not Okinawa, there are a lot of guns legal and illegal there. I would be careful about personal behavior.

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