Scott Horton Interviews John Glaser

Scott Horton, October 27, 2011

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John Glaser, Assistant Editor at Antiwar.com, discusses Obama’s “let this be a lesson to the rest of you dictators (except the ones we like)” comment about the beaten, sodomized, executed Gadhafi; the doctors and nurses in Bahrain who were arrested and tortured for helping injured protesters; the continuing Bahrain protests despite the crackdowns – although the media ignores them anyway; why the Libya War was essentially waged as a PR campaign to showcase the US as a benevolent actor instead of the Arab spring antagonist; and how continued friendly relations with Uzbekistan show the Obama administration is more concerned with Afghanistan War logistics than human rights.

MP3 here. (29:46)

John Glaser is Assistant Editor at Antiwar.com. He is a former intern at The American Conservative magazine and CATO Institute.

9 Responses to “John Glaser”

  1. [...] American empire and the rising police state being employed against "Occupy" protesters. John Glaser analyzed the U.S. suppression of the Arab Spring and Obama’s cozying up to Uzbekistan. And James [...]

  2. SECURITY — ONLY IN EXPANSION

    We humans, mammals actually, are we nothing more then animals butchering animals?

    Not so, if judges by our words, for Our Declaration of Independence proclaims that some supernatural God has created all of us to be supernatural beings with an equal ability to be such high achievers — that our “unalienable Rights” be a utopian “happiness.”

    But surely so, if judged by our action, for as any fool and all fools will tell you, happiness is wealth expansion. And as a President of our Empire told us just before he committed genocide on the indigenous natives of Florida, “There is security only in expansion.”

  3. Tyrants backing tyrants or is it mobsters backing mobsters? There isn't a hairs worth of difference except that the Mafia doesn't hold a candle to the murdering US government.

  4. Former British Ambassador to Uzbek, Craig Murray accounts USA & UK sent prisoners to Uzbekistan to be tortured.

    Part 1 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNYES8KOIqY
    Part 2 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MQoG5wfx5g

    What a fine example of America & its allies spreading freedom & justice worldwide.

  5. DICTATORSHIP — BY AND FOR THE MAJORITY

    MoT, “Tyrants backing tyrants or is it mobsters backing mobsters?”

    Actually its our voting majority, our 51% most aggressive and wealthy, striving to establish a government in Libya that is also ruled by the 51% most aggressive and wealthy.

    Talk about “stability,” can any dictatorship be more stable then one orchestrated and knowingly supported by the entire upper half of society?

  6. spreading (broadcasting/spewing) “democracy “1 or three corrupted peonic elitist district sized organisms columbia wide spectrally strained & cojoined un & anti democratically, sure its not freedom thare contagously infecting, better check it up the wizards drapary, facade & false motif decorum, bs thare mutating the branches as roots rotted & decreped, false the imaged propaganda in artifice counterfeit immatation of anything genuinely real, branded as good evil masks its true ulterior intents of inane purpose, even fooling the wool of their own self respect, in fraud the masquaraid self promotes in a basis of total horsesh!t, monarchy, weather north south east or west is what it is, not something else, let alone true or undefiled, trick or treat bs, what are ya really, oh isn’t that cute, a little schmuck putz tool with a badge outta a cheerio box

  7. Al-Alawki was not the 'evil' man that they said he was. In fact he was a relatively mild-mannered devout Muslim who after watching events for several years came to the unalterable conclusion that the so-called 'War on Terror' was and is in fact a war against Islam. Having come to that realization he had a moral choice to make : Do I go on saying nothing and covering my ass, or do I stand up and oppose it? If he wanted to be true to his faith and God there was only one choice he could have made. He made it and it cost him his life and the life of his 16 year old son. Americans are afraid to look into these matters because they are afraid they will be forced to make such a choice. Do I play it safe and betray my deepest convictions or do I stand up against tyranny?

  8. Roger Lafontaine, “Al-Alawki… If he wanted to be true to his faith and God there was only one choice he could have made. He made it…”

    Alawki was not harmless, as he was not a pacifist which is what nature’s God would want everyone to be.

    If Alawki was the leader of the Arab Spring with the vast majority in support, he would not have had to advocate defensive force, as all Arab dictatorships would instantly disappear. But if in the end, defensive force such as that of Hamas and Hezbollah, if it does unite all Arabs, then without a doubt it was the best of all evils.

  9. [...] course Antiwar.com won’t seem to care whether or not Yemen, Uzbekistan or Bahrain will fall to Islamic radicals….but why are they [...]

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