Jason Ditz


Jason Ditz, managing news editor at Antiwar.com, discusses the worldwide crackdown on WikiLeaks and Julian Assange; why – despite the government’s uproar about “dangerous” leaks – there’s not even a pretense of holding State Department officials accountable for their criminal actions; how Cablegate shows the US government is well aware how badly the Afghanistan occupation is going; why European governments believe Afghanistan is a lost cause but continue support out of deference to the US; and why Iraq’s fledgling government isn’t likely to survive long.

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

4 thoughts on “Jason Ditz”

  1. I think the US govt. is worried Wikileaks has cables that point to the past pres., vp., def. sec., sec. of state, and other cabinet members for waging war in Iraq on non-existent weapons of mass destruction which posed no imminent threat. These weapons including ICBM's, fighter aircraft, and other missile deterrents were disarmed, disbanded, and put out of service during the first Gulf War in the 1990's. Afghanistan, a country with massive weapons of destruction, such as heroin. opium, oil, and other natural resources, involve little support from allied countries and all the monetary support from taxation without representation. Who bears the most financial burden for these wars? If the government can't print money correctly, then how can they bring about honor to those that fight these wars?

  2. I think Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International ought to look into the case reported by Seymor Hersh about female soldiers in uniform videofilming American soldiers raping Iraqi boys in front of their mothers to force their fathers to speak out. The Nazis, the SS and Gestapo were nice people compared to The Great Satan. Fallujah is worse than Hiroshima. The bloody Pentagon is killing a lot of kids and elderly and completely innocent people in Pakistan and elsewhere. They killed about 6,000 citizens in Panama City in 1989. The FBI killed Gaitan in Bogotá April 9th 1948. And so on.
    The crazy, bloody fools in the Pentagon aim to achieve an unanswerable first-strike capability and they don´t realize as Bob Aldridge -www.plrc.org-did – that it´s suicidal. Because of Launch On Warning, of course. That´s the real danger the world faces – by 2015.

  3. Why should the state department be held accountable when those who were supposed to be held accountable after 9/11 rather got rewarded with medals by Bush?
    If you're a CIA director and have no hint before the Iranian revolution in 1979, not hint before the collapse of the USSR, not hint before the fall of the Berlin wall and no hint before 9/11, how can you be rewarded instead of been held accountable? How do you justify spending $80 billion per year for your agency?
    We're fed with illusionism 24 hrs/day. The FBI spends time training would-be terrorists and then turn around to arrest them!!

    "If you want to deceive a diplomat tell the truth because she/he has no experience with it"
    The rule of thumb is that you should never take a politician seriously because what he/she says has no value. Politicians are illusionists. that's all.

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