Robert Parry


Robert Parry, founder and editor of, discusses the lesson on blowback learned from US meddling in the Soviet war on Afghanistan, applied to the current war in Libya; arming unknown rebel groups for short-term policy goals, without considering the long-term consequences; the tough-guy posturing competitions among pundits and politicians that result in military solutions for every kind of problem; and why the Lockerbie bombing – often cited with a litany of other offenses committed by the Gaddafi regime – may or may not have been a Libyan operation.

MP3 here. (19:58)

Robert Parry is an investigative journalist who won the George Polk Award in 1984 for reporting on the Iran-Contra affair and uncovering Oliver North’s involvement in it. He is the founder and editor of and author of Neck Deep: The Disastrous Presidency of George W. Bush, Trick or Treason: The October Surprise Mystery and Secrecy & Privilege: Rise of the Bush Dynasty from Watergate to Iraq.

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  1. In case you didn’t know let me tell you about it.., We have said it from 1990 when the Balkan war was started by Tony Blair, Madeline Alright, Richard Holbrook, Bill Clinton and etc., we said it when NATO invaded Iraq and before that Afghanistan.., US/NATO-Israel have started the third world war.., in form of a smaller wars but all over the world.., especially where the natural resources are. The wars in Middle East didn’t produced the result they wanted.., which was Attacking Iran and Syria occupying the two countries as well.., which was the results they were expecting.., now they are going toward African nations from East and North Africa.., US and NATO can not do it alone they don’t have the resources needed to do it alone.., so they bring in a reasons or two to start a war.., like they brought in the known terrorist groups in Libya to start the chaos in Eastern Libya…, Israel therefore obligated to help out in any way it can. It wouldn’t surprise me if a report informing their (Isreal) fighter jets are among the French or the Swedish fighter jets attacking Libyan cities.

  2. As a citizen of Sweden, I strongly oppose the Swedish operation in Libya simply because it's a step closer to NATO membership and also agitating the Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb threatening to take over Algeria. I do not want to hear how Al-Qaeda is getting the know how in ABC warfare, meaning atomic, biological and chemical operations. We are fighting a faceless enemy. There is no end in sight. Why not let Israel take care of it's neighbors when it comes to foreign policy? Instead of using the U.S and NATO forces all the time, let the Israelis bomb suspected Al-Qaeda training camps and what not. As for a future war with Iran, remember how the Chinese reacted when the U.S. bombed their embassy in Belgrade? Massive demonstrations in China delivering a striking U.S. hatred over the world, also featured in Russia to some extent. So if there is a military strike against Iran, and American bombs kill Chinese oil field workers, and also massacre Russian scientists working at the Bushehr reactor, that would most certainly trigger a Third World War.

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