Gary Leupp, Professor of History at Tufts University and CounterPunch contributing writer, discusses the very confusing Yemeni toner cartridge bomb story as told by the mainstream media, the lack of agreement even among heads of state on the plot’s most basic details, why Yemen is far more concerned with internal domestic conflicts than an al-Qaeda presence, speculation that former Guantanamo prisoner Jabir al-Fayti – who supposedly tipped off the Saudis about the packages – is a double agent, the nonexistent investigation into who (allegedly) stole the identity of the woman whose name was used to mail the packages and why this likely false flag operation could be part of a turf war between the CIA and JSOC.
MP3 here. (19:38)
Gary Leupp is Professor of History at Tufts University, and holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Religion. He is the author of Servants, Shophands and Laborers in in the Cities of Tokugawa Japan; Male Colors: The Construction of Homosexuality in Tokugawa Japan; and Interracial Intimacy in Japan: Western Men and Japanese Women, 1543-1900. He is also a contributor to CounterPunch.org.