Scott Horton Interviews Jason Ditz

Scott Horton, July 17, 2011

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This interview is from the KPFK 90.7 FM Los Angeles broadcast of July 8th.

Jason Ditz, managing news editor at Antiwar.com, discusses developments in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Somalia and Libya; the latest attempt to pin US problems in occupied Iraq on the importation of Iranian weapons; and drone strikes in Somalia and the semi-secret war against al-Shabaab.

MP3 here. (27:47)

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 Responses to “Jason Ditz”

  1. Maybe The Bard was right. I condemned his portrayal of merchant and money lender, but with 40 years of reading and watching events in the Middle East since 1967, I am ready to concede that the character Shylock was indeed an accurate portrayal of at least 50% of Israelis and 100% of the barbaric settlers.

  2. You must have read a different Bard than I did. Shylock was alone and persecuted by everyone, and I seem to remember his lovely daughter being shunned. If ever there was a justiification for vindictiveness, Shakespeare justified it with his story of Shylock. The anti-Jewish characters in that play had a lot to answer for. And in the end they got off cheating Skylock. I don't think the freeloading settlers, as they swim in their swimming pools of stolen water while they hold Palestinians in an open air jail, merit being compared to Skylock.

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