Ali Gharib


Ali Gharib, New York-based journalist on U.S. foreign policy and LobeLog writer, discusses his article that challenges the conventional wisdom about Iranian interference in Iraq (supposedly verified by the WikiLeaks revelations), the New York Times’ (and former Judith Miller collaborator) Michael Gordon’s career transition from ginning up war with Iraq to writing inflammatory articles on Iran, the rapidly changing negotiations on seating a coalition government in Iraq and how the NYT gives front page coverage to thinly sourced screeds against Iran and saves the exculpatory evidence for page 17.

MP3 here. (20:26)

Ali Gharib is a New York-based journalist on U.S. foreign policy with a focus on the Middle East and Central Asia. His work has appeared at Inter Press Service, where he was the Deputy Washington Bureau Chief; the Buffalo Beast; Huffington Post; Mondoweiss; Right Web; and Alternet. He holds a Master’s degree in Philosophy and Public Policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science. A proud Iranian-American and fluent Farsi speaker, Ali was born in California and raised in D.C.

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  1. Scott, you keep referring to EFPs as they have "copper cores". It is a piece of PVC pipe packed with explosives with a copper plate sealing of one side. There is no copper core, but just a concave disc with explosives behind it.

    On a general note, "tech" to make these armor piercing devices have been around since world war 1, and was used extensively in WW2. It is nothing exotic or advanced, and it "know how" does not need to be taught by IRGC, it is basic guerilla warfare knowledge and the standard way of making improvised armor piercing weapons since ww1.

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