Scott Horton Interviews Adam Morrow

Scott Horton, July 05, 2011

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Adam Morrow, journalist with IPS News, discusses his articles “Experts Fear Israeli Design to Balkanise Arab States” and “Gaza Crossing Lets Trickle Through;” how Egypt’s Rafah border crossing with Gaza is technically open, but fails to function as a typical international border with regard to commercial traffic; why the US and Israel retain significant influence in Egypt’s military – which still runs the country; and how Balkanization is used as an imperial divide-and-conquer strategy.

MP3 here. (21:39)

Adam Morrow writes for Inter Press Service News Agency.

4 Responses to “Adam Morrow”

  1. Great interview

  2. Thanks to Adam Morrow for pointing out that the fighting between Coptic and Muslim is being sponsored by elements of the 'old' regime, and implemented by hired thugs. Given the historical record we can safely assume that Israel and the US are bankrolling this depravity. One minor quibble is that we should not make the mistake of describing the abdication of Mubarak as a revolution, because there is still a military dictatorship running Egypt, and no discernible transfer of power has taken place.
    To date, what we have seen is a rebellion whose organisers appear to have been wrapped up and tried and imprisoned by military commissions. The country itself is surrounded by overwhelming forces of reaction, including NATO warships currently patrolling the Mediterranean. We will be able to gauge Egypt's progress only when we see the demand for the right to form free trade unions being enshrined into law, and when vitally needed food, sanitation and building materials are flowing freely through the Rafah crossing into Gaza.

  3. Regarding Scott's comment about Obama and hypocrisy, Obama has mastered the art of 'finesse'. With finesse it doesn't matter whether or not you tell the truth. It only matters how it sounds to the totally 'innocent' American ears. Style is everything, substance is nothing since Americans don't know and don't want to know. They'd rather be entertained than informed. They are information virgins and entertainment sluts.

  4. Egypt's vile military is the problem. It's still playing footsie with Washington and Tel Aviv. Egypt's got to get out from under U.S. and Israeli influence, and formulate its own Middle East policy.

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