Scott Horton Interviews Jason Ditz

Scott Horton, August 27, 2011

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Jason Ditz, managing news editor at Antiwar.com, discusses the latest events in Libya; Col. Gadhafi’s schoolboy crush on Condoleezza Rice; the massacre of loyalist soldiers, including some who were hospitalized for injuries; British special forces “boots on the ground” in a door-to-door manhunt for Gadhafi; parallels with Iraq in 2003, when the Bush administration was gloating about a seemingly easy victory and couldn’t imagine an effective insurgency; and US machinations to stay in Iraq and Afghanistan for another generation.

MP3 here. (21:52)

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.

8 Responses to “Jason Ditz”

  1. The problems in Libya are the same as in Iraq and Afghanistan.
    First of all we don't understand the dynamics of the countries we intervene. The balance of power and relationships between people's in these countries or there religious, cultural backgrounds or the worldviews of the people there. So ones we are in there we find our selfs in one nasty surprise after another.
    Secondly are the people's we put in power. These are often marginal political figures in there own countries. Rather it is the Northern Alliance in Afghanistan or the LTC in Libya who's at the point of being whiped out by the sitting regimes or the salon revolutionaries of the INC who wage there 'wars and battles' in the hotel lounges in Paris, London or New York. These are people's who have no shot at coming to power except on the wings of western military might. They have never stood on there own two feets. They have limited or questionable capabilities. And the Fact that they openly call for foreign intervention, that there are willing to see there country and countryman being bomb and occupied by foreign powers so that they them selfs could come to power means that these are people with a profound lack of judgement and morality. And ones they are in power and we get to work with them we are surprised and dismayed by there LACK OF PERFORMENCE. What do you expect from a Brady's bunch like that ?
    So the problems in Libya are similar to Iraq and Afghanistan and i'am afraid that the results will be as well.

  2. i think one has to be careful about claims such as Gadhafi's alleged crush on Rice. The U.S. has a history of inventing such stories about leaders wish to malign. They did this with Noriega and Allende.

  3. Ron Paul has to be the most inept campaigner ever. He sez abortion if the most important issue. How many women do you suppose would vote for him after that, esp since the small cabal of wimmin with similar opinions like warz and have plenty of other wingnut candidates they can vote for who will kill live people while allegedly trying to save those yet to be born.

    And how many people on the east coast would vote for him after this one: http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2011/08/26/3058

  4. I'm always surprised at how many anti-war people still gobble up and regurgitate the psy-op gossip and smear campaigns as if they weren't vital parts of the invasion. It is impossible to tell truth from lies in the spook-infested MSM so it is better to just avoid the salaciousness to avoid doing NATO's work for them.

  5. [...] discussing the Libyan War last week on Antiwar Radio, Scott Horton and Jason Ditz noted this of Iraq. Jason Ditz:  It’s a good story for the media to cover about, you know, instead of covering [...]

  6. [...] discussing the Libyan War last week on Antiwar Radio, Scott Horton and Jason Ditz noted this of Iraq. Jason Ditz: It’s a good story for the media to cover about, you know, instead of covering [...]

  7. [...] discussing the Libyan War last week on Antiwar Radio, Scott Horton and Jason Ditz noted this of Iraq. Jason Ditz: It’s a good story for the media to cover about, you know, instead of covering [...]

  8. I was also in Grade 4 when Reagan bombed Libya and I say I was rooting for Qaddafi then…

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