Scott Horton Interviews Jason Ditz

Scott Horton, March 11, 2011

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Jason Ditz, managing news editor at Antiwar.com, discusses the differing reports on whether Libyans want outside intervention or not; the media’s acceptance that the US government is with the Mideast protesters, though the autocrats were supported right up to the end; the Algerian protests that succeeded in getting the Emergency Law repealed but not the corresponding restrictions; why Israel may now be powerless to stop an Egypt-style Palestinian uprising demanding independence; the potential for Croatian protests to spark revolution in other non-Muslim European countries; and some advice to Saudi Arabian protest planners: don’t give advance notice, or the state will shut you down.

MP3 here. (21:52)

Jason Ditz is the managing news editor at Antiwar.com. His op-ed pieces have been published in newspapers across the country.

2 Responses to “Jason Ditz”

  1. FYI, HillBillary announced that democracies in Egypt and Tunisia are welcome as long as they meet the USG definition and criteria of democracy and their new leaders are approved by the USG. This is the change we can believe in.

  2. Though the classical Muslim scholars have warned against raising arms against (even corrupt) leadership this was done not to legitimize their rule, but to ward off a situation that could lead to more strife and further bloodshed – case in point: Iraq. However, it boggles the mind that some can equate civil war with peaceful protest that respects both blood and property.

    It is reported that the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said that the greatest jihad (struggle) was to speak a word of truth in front of an unjust ruler.

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