Philip Giraldi


Former CIA officer Philip Giraldi discusses why the Egyptian revolution is good for everyone, even Israelis; how the Egyptian army’s refusal to fire on demonstrators finally convinced Mubarak to step down; the broad American support for Egypt’s protesters, who happen to look like us and profess to want the same things; competition for loot and power within the remnants of Egypt’s ruling class; and the sorry state of leadership in the American Conservative movement.

MP3 here. (19:37)

Philip Giraldi, a former CIA officer, is a contributing editor to The American Conservative and executive director of the Council for the National Interest. He writes regularly for

6 thoughts on “Philip Giraldi”

  1. Scott – The Army in Egypt, since every male must serve, is far more representative of their people as a whole than the US Army is here. This is a huge reason why in Egypt – the Army won't shoot their own people. The US Army, on the other hand, is predominately lower middle class and rural. IMO – they would be more than happy to shoot US demonstrators, if ordered, who will undoubtedly come from the upper – educated classes and be mostly urban. It doesn't mean we can't win here – it just means the bloodshed will be a lot more.

  2. Why did they take the warhead from the cancelled MX and put it on Minuteman-3 ? The riddle is solved if you are thinking of minimizing nuclear winter effects in a First Strike according to Professor Paul Rogers.

  3. But of course, we must take for granted as former CND Information Officer David Guinness suggested, "It´s only for Blackmail". The only possible answer is Launch On Warning, maybe even Automatic Launch On Warning because of the bloody fools in the Pentagon. If they go ahead and deploy the missiles in the three countries (Bulgaria, Romania and Poland) by 2015, it´s only a matter of short time because of Launch On Warning. That´s the gravest danger to "homo sapiens".

  4. People everywhere just want to be free. They don't want their countries invaded, bombed, or threatened. They don't want to hear any lectures from the lawless and hypocritical U.S. Government.

    You can be sure the entire Middle East feels this way.

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