Grant F. Smith, John Feffer and Anand Gopal


This interview of Grant F. Smith, John Feffer and Anand Gopal is from the KPFK Los Angeles 90.7 FM broadcast of Friday, November 26. The unedited segment can be heard here.

Grant F. Smith of discusses Steven Rosen’s defamation lawsuit against his former employer AIPAC and what a renewed FBI criminal investigation could mean for the premiere Israel lobby in America.

John Feffer of Foreign Policy in Focus discusses (starting at 19:45 in the recording) the military conflict between North and South Korea and how joint US-S. Korea naval exercises near disputed maritime borders will only increase the tension.

Independent journalist Anand Gopal discusses (starting at 45:30 in the recording) the nine-year US boondoggle in Afghanistan that has now exceeded the Soviet occupation’s duration and the early missed opportunities in Kandahar when the US failed to take advantage of the Taliban’s surrender.

MP3 here. (54:20)

6 thoughts on “Grant F. Smith, John Feffer and Anand Gopal”

  1. Grant Smith has it nailed when it comes to AIPAC, the slimy, perfidious Israel Lobby. (Instead of going after antiwar groups (!), the FBI should be investigating AIPAC and Israeli espionage against this country.)

    The current Korean dust-up is none of our Goddamn business. In fact, we shouldn't even have troops in South Korea. Get 'em the hell out, and let South Korea defend itself (it's perfectly capable of that, you know).

    The U.S. has been in Afghanistan as long as the Russians were–nine years–and with equally disastrous results. Congratulations, Dubya, O-Bomb-a, and Hillary Clinton.

  2. One small thing about the Korea thing. The defence minister did not exactly resign over shame of not bombing the shit out of North Korea. It went something like this: the DM, right after the shelling from the north came out and did a press conference in which he said that the president ordered that he (DM) does everything to prevent it from becoming a full blown war. However, a day or so later, the president's spokesperson came out and denied that such ordered was issued. It is understood as the president pondering to the extremely war loving portion of the political spectrum, which in short, his base.
    So in a nutshell, the SK president sacked the DM for the sake of domestic politicking. Is it just me, or is this way too familiar?

  3. Taiwan is also a very important issue when dealing with the geo politics of the Far East, as it too could be the flash point of a US-Sino War although is all too often left out of the discussion. However, while I agree that the US should have nothing to do militarily with the region in principle, I fear the outcome of such a withdrawal for the people and the future of a sovereign, independentTaiwan, which China has been salivating over since the end of Japanese rule there in 1945.

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