Philip Giraldi


This interview is from the KPFK 90.7 FM Los Angeles broadcast of July 22nd.

Former CIA officer Philip Giraldi discusses the early (incorrect) rumors that an Islamic group was responsible for the Oslo shooting/bombing; Giraldi’s insightful guess that the attack could very well be the work of a domestic terrorist with a personal agenda; the threat posed by al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula; the CIA stirring up trouble in Mogadishu; the patently ridiculous “official” reasons for US interventions; and how the US settles refugees from countries currently at war with America – and then is surprised by retaliatory domestic terrorist attacks.

MP3 here. (27:33)

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

12 thoughts on “Philip Giraldi”

  1. Kudos on Mr.Giraldi for avoiding the rush to blame Islamists for the Norway attack but the last segment where Mr.Giraldi makes an emotional (at least for him) attack on multiculturalism is awkward in light of this being the Norwegian terrorist's main grievance. Strange days.

    1. The truth is, multiculturalism is the norm for most countries throughout human history. The rare exceptions were isolated islands like Iceland and Fiji, whose monocultural inhabitants had no problem finding excuses to fight. Before the French Revolution, countries were places, not ethnic groups.

  2. Ha ha; that's pretty funny Phil. And if you should happen to kill my mother on the sidewalk as you fly into the US Government building would that be just dandy? Or would that be collateral damage of the kind you Libertarian (life can be thought out as pure and utopian) pundits condemn from Vietnam to Iraq?!

  3. "the threat posed by al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula"

    Why pretend like al-Queda even exists? Al Queda is as fake as the reasons that the US government gave us for the collapse of the Twin Towers, as phony as Saddam Hussein's "Weapons of Mass Destruction," as fraudulent as the supposed death of Osama bin Laden, and as real the "Iranian nuclear weapons program."

    1. Wow…

      …yep everything is a conspiracy theory nowadays. Just like those 2 adults who you think are your parents… think again.

      *whisper* its all a government conspiracy man!

      1. Nice comment. Now explain to me why building 7 collapsed in the same exact way that the Twin Towers collapsed even though it was not hit by a plane. Explain to me where Saddam Hussein's WMD are, and why we should believe that George Bush and his Zionist dual citizen staff of neocons had any sincere purposes behind their claims. Explain to me how a person can die two times like Osama bin Laden. And then, finally, you can explain to me how Iran can have a "nuclear weapons program" even though all of their uranium is safeguarded by the IAEA which continues to verify the non-diversion of material. Oh yeah, also tell me why the Bush administration said that Saddam's secret service met up with the "9/11 hijackers" even though though there was never any evidence presented to back that claim up.

  4. I have criticized Mr. Giraldi before for his strong support of Turks on other threads.

    But I must now praise him for his cool-headed refusal to jump to conclusions as to the perpetrators of the Norwegian terror attacks. As it turns out, he was very prescient: the perpetrator as of now (7.27.2011) is lone Norwegian.

    1. You’re right about his strong support of Turks. He is willing to look the other way on all of their human rights violations . Whether Giraldi’s kneejerk solidarity is based on emotional (or some other) reasons, it reeks of intellectual dishonesty.

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