Scott Horton Interviews Andy Worthington

Scott Horton, October 15, 2011

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Andy Worthington, author of The Guantanamo Files, discusses the film You Don’t Like the Truth: 4 Days Inside Guantánamo about child soldier and Canadian citizen Omar Khadr’s interrogation in Guantanamo; Khadr’s travails in Afghanistan, where he was nearly killed by a US airstrike then captured and accused of killing a medic; the US government’s decision to treat child soldiers as regular prisoners in contravention of international norms; and how military commissions have made it a war crime to fight against US invasions and occupations.

MP3 here. (20:19)

Andy Worthington writes regularly for newspapers and websites including the Guardian, Truthout, Cageprisoners, and the Future of Freedom Foundation. He writes occasionally for the Daily Star, Lebanon, the Huffington Post, Antiwar.com, CounterPunch, AlterNet, and ZNet. He is the author of The Guantanamo Files and writes an eponymous blog. He directed the documentary movie Outside the Law: Stories From Guantanamo.

16 Responses to “Andy Worthington”

  1. Thank you, Andy. I'm glad that someone is keeping thsi story alive.

  2. The shameless way the U.S. and their wonderful born again Naz-ziocons treat the hapless victims is like everything else in their third-right playbook….. we HAVE seen it B4… The names change….faces are a bit different, but the PLAYBOOK is virtually identical… Especially the part AFTER gaining POWER, leadership DOMINANCE….. Next comes the legal nullification of nearly ALL rights, justice, and the RULE OF LAW…… After which the people are expected to submit absolutely to the elevated state and it's leader(s), who then control the legal system and therefore are above reproach, inquiry, litigation and prosecution……. They can kill your family and you must accept their edict… The courts have been neutered… Of course there is a method to their madness and the treasury is one of their first targets along with some high minded pursuit, like gaining some lost right, virtue or state….in which millions must perish… Every asset whatsoever, possessed by the state and it's people is subjugated to the illusory endeavor….. and any whisper of descent or questions of aptness are treated as mental deficiency…ala communism… This is where we are now…. No plot, plan or fantasy is too absurd to justify their behavior and actions, and any question of their method is knocked down as dangerous naivete or weakness…

  3. [...] few days ago, I was delighted to speak to Scott Horton of Antiwar Radio, in what was our 29th interview (available here) since he first sought me out over four years ago, but our first interview since June this year. [...]

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