Scott Horton Interviews Jason Ditz

Scott Horton, February 01, 2012

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Jason Ditz, managing news editor at, discusses the African Union troops surging into Somalia; Burundi’s reliance on taxes from mercenary work to fund the government; the US Navy SEALs hostage rescue operation in Somalia, coincidentally conducted just before Obama’s SOTU address; why humanitarian interventionists aren’t bragging about the triumph of democracy and human rights in Libya anymore; and how the US has convinced European countries to shoot themselves in the foot by refusing Iranian oil exports (that will go to South and East Asia instead).

MP3 here. (28:57)

Jason Ditz is the managing news editor at His op-ed pieces have been published in newspapers and other media around the world.

2 Responses to “Jason Ditz”

  1. Planet earth — An aggression dictatorship

    Europeans being the most high achieving, dominant, assertive, competition loving, combative, colonizing and aggressive people on earth, quite natural is for them to have turned into slaves the Africans who are the most laid back, you go first, cooperative, supportive, friendly, smiling, submissive and do all your low age laboring work type people there could ever be.

    And this most aggressive Occupy Wall Street movement, has a single one of my careful thinking laboring-class been so assertive as to join such a high achieving thing?

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