Scott Horton Interviews Philip Giraldi

Scott Horton, March 17, 2011

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Former CIA officer Philip Giraldi discusses CIA contractor Raymond Davis’s release from Pakistani custody after his “blood money” check cleared; the cheap and easy restitution for US killing in third world countries (aka: “Sorry about that, kid. Here’s $1500); how Col. Gaddafi’s tenacious hold on power has surprised many of his critics; how Obama’s reluctance to be “The Decider” has decreased US leverage in foreign policy negotiations; and the National Endowment for Democracy’s watchful eye on ME/NA revolutions.

MP3 here. (19:51)

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 Antiwar.com.

5 Responses to “Philip Giraldi”

  1. How much he paid to be a deplomat(clinton liez)..how much he is paid to regroup in jordan blackwaterz to kill more Quraneyoon…how much family got from USorgcrimes…7Billion dumies killing each others is NOT cool.

  2. BIGGEST SCANDAL IN U.S. HISTORY?

    Rambo Raymond's $2.34 million license to kill apparently was a gift of the very same Saudi government that has sponsored the Wahhabi madrasas and mosques that have radicalized millions worldwide. One suspects they weren't only buying his freedom, but his silence, and an end to the Pakistani investigations in the bargain, along with Obama's gratitude and his acquiescence to the butchery in Bahrain. According to mainstream Indian and Pakistani publications, Davis is implicated in plotting false-flag terrorist attacks against civilians in Pakistan to create a pretext for further US aggression; we have also recently learned that one of the bloodiest terrorists in Afghanistan has long been on the US payroll. If substantiated, those conspiracies could result in felony charges, possibly capital, against people at the highest levels of our government.

    An independent counsel investigation into this tangled, sordid web is urgently needed, and the House Republicans might well vote for one for political, rather than principled, reasons. The resulting publicity would assure that many, if not most, Democrats would support Obama's and possibly Biden's removal to ensure their own political survival. Interestingly, if Biden were also implicated and removed, that would make Boehner president. Not a pleasant thought, but he wouldn't be all that different from Obama, since both serve the same masters. And a scandal of such magnitude–the most egregious in our history–just might lead to much needed paradigm shifts on constitutional rights, international law, accountability and our relationship with the rest of the world. Not a bad tradeoff, in my view.

  3. In Britain NED stands for non-educated delinquent.

  4. I w'd'n't bet on anyone high in US government being punished for anything more serious than a speeding ticket. The Demons and Reptilians may be dumb, but they do protect each other from the rest of us.

  5. The U.S. Government's role in this sordid mess was–well, sordid. At first it claimed that Davis was a diplomat, and invoked "diplomatic immunity" for him. Only later did it acknowledge his CIA connection. Anyway, that $2 million payment to the Pakistanis was a hell of a lot more than the niggardly "blood money" payment of fifteen hundred dollars.

Leave a Reply