Scott Horton Interviews John Glaser

Scott Horton, February 02, 2012

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John Glaser, Assistant Editor at Antiwar.com, discusses why Russia will veto any UN Security Council resolution for “civilian protection” or “no fly zones” in Syria; US support for Arab Spring democratic revolutions – so long as the deposed government isn’t a close ally; how Syria presents a classic case for non-intervention; and how Iran’s supposed plot to assassinate a Saudi ambassador has returned to the news cycle, thanks to National Intelligence Director James Clapper.

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

16 Responses to “John Glaser”

  1. A point sorely missed by most observers of the rising tension between the West and Iran is that even the most foolhardy and hawkish advocates of war with Iran know that a land invasion to affect a regime change is ruled out; and in that case for as long as the military conflict is confined to conventional weapons Iran would be in the position to dictate the inevitable process of escalation or de-escalation which would follow.

    This of course is not an outcome that the proponents of war with Iran have in mind. They hope that after the conflict gets started the pain of continuing the conventional war for the West in lives and treasure will hopefully rise so steeply that it becomes natural for the public opinions in America and Europe to accept the use of nuclear weapons against Iran in order to end the war.

    Even then – that is after America or Israel have dropped their first nuclear bombs on Iran – it is not at all given that Iran will stop fighting and surrender.

  2. after America or Israel have dropped their first nuclear bombs on Iran'

    The real fright is what would the response be if they do drop a bomb on Iran? Does anyone believe that Iran would not poison the jordan river to destroy the center of Israel? There are chemical which would make it impossible to use the river for a generation. There are other actions like poison the water of New york or some other attack.

    It is pure insanity to do anything because Iran is not a problem for anyone but Israel. If Israel attacks and use nuclear weapons they they dug the hole. Let them get out of any problem they create.

  3. BAD SPAM — BAD SPAM — BAD SPAM
    Aren Haich
    “the proponents of war with Iran have in mind…
    the use of nuclear weapons against Iran in
    order to end the war.”

    LIGHT
    Good span is truth, whereas bad span like the above is fiction darkness, an illusion of good hiding an intent to be enriched upon our misery.

  4. DARKNESS
    tomofsnj
    “Does anyone believe that Iran would not poison the
    Jordan River to destroy the center of Israel? There
    are chemical which would make it impossible to use
    the river for a generation. There are other actions like
    poison the water of New York or some other attack.”

    LIGHT
    If the above is true, if the Muslim Republic of Iran is such a danger to the “international community,” then NATO lead by Empire USA must immediately bomb such a satanic religion and their satanic people out of existence. Therefore, tomofsnj is a Zionist.

  5. Porter is nuts to think Obama gives a damn what the military says, its not a question of Obama lacking the guts to be clear about the US's position. Because its not the US's position. same as in Iraq they all knew the propaganda was lied and did it anyway. Obama knows Iran does not have and is not making a bomb. He doesn't care. It's not that he lacks gut to stand with the generals and tell Israel to stick it, it's that he lacks the morals. He doesn't want to say say stick it because the man is a zionist himself and only listens to the shekels. They own the media and can get him reelected and thatis all that matters to him and why during the presidential race that all this is going down the last time they made this big stick was in the 07/08 race.

  6. Ryan, I think you´re right in that Obama is totally under the control of his Puppet Masters, and anything he says can be taken as an intention to mislead the public. That guy can´t even go to the toilet without asking permission.

  7. I had rather hoped Obama was really about changing the scale, intensity and direction of Pax Americana. Thought in order to turn around a stampeding Pax Americana herd that he would just have to ride with the herd a while….. But he is just another lying Psychopathic War Pig operating as all American Presidents are required to do.

  8. Obama doesn't want war with Iran, he wants Israel to attack Iran so he can join the innocent Iranians in wiping the filthy zionist from the map. Wake up people.

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  10. DARKNESS
    tomofsnj
    “Does anyone believe that Iran would not poison the
    Jordan River to destroy the center of Israel? There
    are chemical which would make it impossible to use
    the river for a generation. There are other actions like
    poison the water of New York or some other attack.”

    LIGHT
    If the above is true, if the Muslim Republic of Iran is such a danger to the “international community,” then NATO lead by Empire USA must immediately bomb Iran back to the stone age.

    For does not above poster have a +3 in his public opinion box? And is not public opinion always right?

  11. Who rules — The 1% most wealthy? — The 51% most wealthy?

    For on the one hand we have the 1% most wealthy hand picking and campaign funding most all the politicians that get elected. While on the other hand we have the 51% most educated and wealthy always voting for the war-hawk politicians that are best able to maximize wealth for all of the 51% most greedy.

    For on the one hand we have we have the 1% most wealthy being best able to maximize control by keeping the lower half of society in a police state. While on the other hand we have the 51% most wealthy best able to maximize their excessive wealth by getting all their laboring class work done for a starvation minimum wage.

    But then, in our two class society, where only the upper half has such privileges as great jobs, terrific homes and deluxe healthcare, are not both of the same 51% most wealthy and by mutual gratification best able to enrich each other upon the misery of the lower class? And so, like the relationship of the head to the body, how can it be said that the head is separate from the body or in any way enslaves the body?

  12. If he is under their control, then how come Gareth Porter says " Mr Obama told, by way of the pentagon, Netanyahu, "that they can NOT attack Iran?"

  13. We continue to need good intelligence officials that will not get pressured by politics , like they compromised themselves for the run up to the Iraq War. Antiwar.com happens to interview good former intelligence officials.

  14. Please define ‘good former intelligence official’.
    I mean what’s the criteria? Are you able to see the lies baked in the truth some of these fellows serve you?

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