Philip Giraldi


Former CIA officer Philip Giraldi discusses the unusual NY Times headline acknowledging that Iran is not making nuclear weapons; the possible reasons why the Times ran James Risen’s piece instead of the usual scaremongering from David Sanger; next week’s AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington; the questionable wisdom of pushing regime change in Syria; and the politicians, think tanks and policy papers bankrolled by pro-Israel billionaire Sheldon Adelson.

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Philip Giraldi, a former CIA officer, is a contributing editor to The American Conservative and executive director of the Council for the National Interest. He writes regularly for

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    1. Well, of course, the whole damn mess wouldn't have happened if President Harry Truman–the failed haberdasher, the former "Senator from Pendergast"–hadn't recognized Israel in 1948 in return for campaign contributions.

  1. It is almost comic that a small, desert theocracy of 5 million people has complete control of a large, continental secular democracy of 300 million people. But what is not funny is that the small nation has bad habits of aggression, unlawfulness, and apartheid, and the large nation has a lot of weapons and generally likes using them, somehow, somewhere, against someone.

    1. The minority has to control the media to offset their disadvantage in numbers. That is what they do. They also control the 500 important people in congress with money. This is how it is done.

    2. Israel (Zionist) control the US primarily through their ownership of the MSM and Federal Reserve System. No nation can remain free and independent when it's population is kept in a state of ignorance and it's financial system remains under the control of a foreign nation.

  2. Hey G, you aware that Scott is an anarchist, aren’t you?
    So how come you use anarchy in Libya as a negative state of affairs?
    There is civil-war there but not anarchy, realy, whats NTC then??
    Oh well, your not the only one, some others have done the same. But Scott MUST have been pretty bugged over that though.


    Government is nothing more then a monopoly on the use of force and violence, so it you want your own government, then put together a monopoly somewhat more deadly and the new government is yours. Nothing right, just or evil about it, and in the doing of it is done.

  4. Those who wish to understand the realities of modern American Middle-Eastern policy should consult 'The Controversy of Zion' by the late British journalist Douglas Reed. This work is nearly half a century old but offers a fundamental understanding of just how (and why) we are where we are today.

  5. Everyone ignorant and innocent — Everyone has some skin in the game

    So who am I to believe, all you posters here who say that Zionists get the full blame for our evil Empire? Or should I believe everyone at a Republican or Democrat convention who say that full credit for our good and godly nation goes to the wisdom of our 51% voting majority?

  6. U.S. Declaration of Independence — Freedom from morality

    To understand the impossibility of Empire USA ever being anything but an Empire, so long as it has the deadly force needed to plunder the weaker, we need to understand that USA is a theocracy governed by a religion totally void of morality.

    “All men are created equal… endowed by their Creator
    with certain unalienable rights… life… pursuit of happiness (wealth).”

    So, virtually everyone in Empire USA has an ingrate illusion that live is an “unalienable right” that they deserve from nature, not a free gift but a right due and owed to them by nature.

    And so, a conviction that we deserve life, this gives a man no choice but to be convicted that he deserves all the food and wealth needed to have life. Which gives him no choice but to have conviction that he deserves to “Be All You Can Be,” to earn all you can earn, take all you can take, own all you can own and to be a dictator over all who are on land that you own.

    Therefore, the only solution is to convince a majority of Americans that this day of life is more then anyone deserves. For with it comes a conviction that we own nothing, that everything we have belongs to those who have less then us, and most guilty do we feel if ever we fail to give all we can give.

  7. Western democracy — What “illegitimate” is all about

    Mr. Hand
    “To extract wealth from all and put it in the hands of a few.
    This is also what Assad has done to Syria.
    These kinds of governments are truly “illegitimate”

    All governments are ruled by the upper half of society, the 50% most wealthy, as everyone is selfish and this enables the 50% most wealthy to be the most selfish.

    So, to judge which nations have the best government, all you need do is look at how much wealth is owned by the lower half of society. Take Empire USA for example, the absolute worst from of government possible, as zero wealth is owned by the lower half of society, the 49% with no education but some high school you see.

    Marco Polo
    “Mr. Ellis: The US has no “State Religion, as the
    US Constitution guarantees separation of church
    and state. Our founding fathers did this to avoid
    religious fanatics mixing god and government and
    bending the will of the people to one religion, or
    placing the will of a few over any religious freedom.”

    “All men are created equal… endowed by their Creator
    with certain unalienable rights… life… pursuit of happiness (wealth).”

    (1) The teaching of a “Creator” God who makes all men equal, this is not the blind faith teaching of a church? Explain yourself?

    (2) The US Constitution does nothing to separate church and state, as the religious doctrine in the Declaration of Independence requires blind faith to be excepted — which is what a church state is all about. So, when the Constitution states, “Congress shall pass no law reflecting the establishment of religion,” it makes permanent the religious doctrine of a spiritual Creator who decrees spiritual rights.

    (3) My Christian religion teaches that God created all men to be not equal, so that true love could be enjoyed by all. For love is a giving action that produces a grateful response. Whereas, in Empire USA a fake religious doctrine has everyone giving mutual gratification to those in their class, giving equal gifts to only those in their class while giving nothing to those of a poorer class.

    (4) Our Founding Fathers started a butcher genocide of the indigenous native Americans, all had chain slaves and bond slaves and were among the most ungodly atheists the world has ever known.

    (5) I grew up in the slums of Milwaukee, Minneapolis and LA, let me guess, you never spent a day of your entire life in a slum.

    (6) Let me guess, your hairs are not old and gray like mine, your years on this earth are not even half of mine, and yet because your of the stuck-up intelligent middle-class you think your morality is better then mine.

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