Joe Lauria


Independent investigative journalist Joe Lauria discusses – live from Cairo – the throng of Egyptians re-filling Tahrir Square in celebration of Hosni Mubarak’s resignation; how Egypt’s constitutional reforms could be an early source of division among the protesters; the duplicitous post-WWII US foreign policy of supporting dictators while talking about “exporting democracy;” how Egypt’s broad-based and peaceful revolution undermines the terrorism and religious extremism of al-Qaeda; and how the protests in Bahrain put the Obama administration in a bind: whether to support a brutal monarchy or give up a crucial naval base.

MP3 here. (29:25)

Joe Lauria is a New York-based independent investigative journalist. A freelance member of the Sunday Times of London Insight team, he has also worked on investigations for the Boston Globe and Bloomberg News. Joe’s articles have additionally appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Daily Telegraph, The Daily Mail, The Guardian, The Montreal Gazette, The Johannesburg Star, The Washington Times, New York Magazine, ARTnews and other publications.

4 thoughts on “Joe Lauria”

  1. Why is the Egyptian military so respected? Haven't they lost every recent war? Aren't they corrupt? What's behind the population's admiration for them?

  2. U.S. support of dictators in other countries is much more about U.S. biz interests than anything else. At least since WWII, that I am familiar with, that's been the primary objective. The USG is just the enforcer.

  3. Globalists are launching a deadly, massive, geo-political reordering in the Middle-East with certainly programmed domino-like 'color' revolutions, fueled by the psychological tentacles of the intelligence controlled social networks, which are being played carelessly, like endless rounds of shots fired, or like low value gambling chips, expected to reverberate through Eastern Europe and perhaps Asia.

    This deadly revolutionary reordering game sits as a shadow to more diabolic machinations, such as the fraud of anthropogenic global warming, false cries of over-population, fear fueled war of terror, massive global poisoning with GMO and bioweapons. All the while, our Antiwar home-boys, Scott Horton and Justin Raimbo act as a cheerleaders to the bloody spectacle, like hawkers of the Roman Empire's Gladiators, the Antiwar staff persist, acting seemingly oblivious to the nature, cause and effect, source, score, etc… ad infinitum of these globalist games on the road to global governance, unconcerned of the price paid by nation states nor by doomed and imperiled peace activists.

    We the listeners of Antiwar, we watch and listen to these two cheer, slowly, slowly, we begin to see through the fog of sensationalizing the plight of millions, and we see the trees that make the forest, the individual paid media gatekeepers here, stoking some far fetched ideal, that death and disorder at the hands of militarized imperial colonies will lead to some sort of peaceful paradise, but for whom and at what cost?

    At some point, Scott, Justin or someone within the trenches at Antiwar must see yourselves, your role, who you are, there must be a moment of realization, or are you two editors of Antiwar completely programmed slaves to the power elite? Can not for one moment you address this issue seriously and critically ask of yourself what role am I playing, what questions am I failing to ask of myself and of this globalist game? Please?

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