Philip Giraldi


Former CIA officer Philip Giraldi discusses the MEK’s rightful place on the State Department’s (admittedly flawed and politicized) terrorism list; why a lack of determined opposition (unlike to, say, Jonathan Pollard’s pardon) will probably get the MEK what it wants; why Americans never seem to catch on even after being lied into war again and again; Rupert Murdoch’s newspaper empire that specializes in printing propaganda about Iran from Israeli and British intelligence agencies; and the best way to get a “Persian summer” after the Arab spring: leave Iran alone and stop giving the regime an external enemy to blame for its problems.

MP3 here. (20:02)

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

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  1. Back in 2009 I was startled to see the MEK in the flesh outside the US Embassy in Grosvenor Square London. The were actually pitched up there in beds sleeping overnight. I'm not a regular visitor to the embassy, but this was a very unusual sight I'm sure, and more evidence that these people have been enjoying an albeit difficult 'conducted rehabilitation' for some years now. I've just done a search and found an old news report about the sleep in:,8599,192
    Ironically, at the time I was attending the annual vigil calling for the release of the Miami 5, and so I am now grateful to Hilary Clinton for making matters a little clearer on the position of her government regarding terrorism. On July 11 this year, speaking in Pakistan she noted that "We have made it clear to the Pakistani government that confronting violent extremists, of all sorts is in it's interests. We do not believe that there are any terrorists who should be given safe haven or a free pass by any government, because left unchecked, the consequences of that kind of terrorist activity and intimidation can become very difficult to manage and control."
    Given that she should at least have a degree of control in Florida USA, I look forward to the immediate release of the five Cuban intelligence agents, and prosecutions for terrorist activity arising as a consequence of the evidence the Cuban agents provided to the US authorities.

    1. Yeah, and it would also be nice if Hillary Clinton, that hack who's impersonating a Secretary of State, would condemn the terrorism of Israel, our "51st state."

  2. But but but, like the drunk at the party who thought that if he said it one more time, and a little bit louder, surely everyone would understand.

  3. The U.S. does not want an Iranian Spring. It wants to replace mullahs with U.S. puppets. Regime change only in one direction is the point, and that is not toward the Green Movement.

  4. Americans never seem to wise up after being lied into war. This is a most unfortunate trait. It's just another reason why the U.S. is on the way out. . . .

    Rupert Murdoch is a notorious neocon whose publications are a propaganda outlet for the Mossad.

  5. John Bolton needs to go ahead with it and dunk his mustache in some Nitroglycerin, get a plane ticket and take care of business himself if he's so hellbent on taking out the mullahs.

  6. The US Government wants to help Saudi Arabia with a nuclear program for the same civilian purposes that Iran is proclaiming. This is one inconsistent Banana Empire.

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