Jason Ditz


Jason Ditz, managing news editor at Antiwar.com, discusses the lengthening Libya intervention from “days not weeks” to an open ended commitment with no end in sight – despite Robert Gates’s assertion that Libya poses no threat to the US; how the Bahrain issue has driven a (real or invented) wedge between the US and Saudi Arabia; Yemeni protests coming to a head and spelling the end of President Saleh’s rule; protests in Syria gaining enough momentum to possibly force the end to an emergency law in effect since 1963; and how French President Sarkozy competes with the impressive warmongering of the two Liebermans, Joe and Avigdor.

MP3 here. (27:43)

Jason Ditz is the managing news editor at Antiwar.com. His op-ed pieces have been published in newspapers and other media around the world.

4 thoughts on “Jason Ditz”

  1. I love the content of these broadcasts, but I cannot listen to them anymore because the audio is so ridiculously out of whack.

    Scott's voice is always so loud it distorts, but if I turn the volume down then I cannot hear the guest. It's always like this, sometimes worse than others.

    We have a century of radio broadcasting experience to fall back on, is getting the audio balanced really that difficult in 2011?

  2. The "shamelessness" of politicians that Scott mentioned at the beginning brought to mind the image of a dog pausing in a public place to poop. Don't you wonder sometimes whether the dog is embarrassed? Then you realize that, well, he's just a dog.
    Saying one thing one week and exactly the opposite the next simply amounts to doing what comes naturally for the politician. Like a dog pooping in front of guests at a wedding reception, he has no sense whatsoever that he should be ashamed, or that we humans might be offended.

  3. Professors Walt and Mearsheimer have made a "near airtight" case in their groundbreaking book "The Israel Lobby & U.S. Foreign Policy" that the Zionists Powers That Be were the biggest pushers for the war in Iraq. Which explains why five Israeli Mossad agents were seen dancing, celebrating and filming on an adjacent building when the planes hit the WTC on 911. It also explains why the Israeli economy, unlike most other western economies, has remained in positive territory for the last eight years or so.

    And Jim Lobe, who's best known for his coverage of U.S. foreign policy, particularly the neo-conservative influence in the Bush administration, reported this back in February:

    "Two prominent senators whose foreign policy views often reflect neo-conservative thinking, Republican John McCain and Independent Democrat Joseph Lieberman, called Friday in Tel Aviv for Washington to supply Libyan rebels with arms, among other steps, including establishing a no-fly zone over the country."

    So Walt and Mearsheimer should take this and other information from Jim Lobe's piece entitled "Neo-Con Hawks Take Flight over Libya" and make yet another "near airtight" case that the Zionists Powers That Be are the biggest pushers for the war in Libya. Our war against Muammar Qaddafi is strikingly similar to our war against Saddam Hussein in that it has nothing to do with bringing freedom and democracy to the people of Libya, and it has little to do with keeping cheap oil flowing to the West. It has mostly to do with us wasting our blood and treasure on Israel so that the Israelis can continue to profit by keeping all of their neighboring countries under the iron fist of dictatorial rule.

    This is why I predict that if Obama and his neo-con masters remain on a warpath in Libya, Obama's War in Libya will become a repeat performance of Bush's War in Iraq.

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