John Feffer


John Feffer, co-director of Foreign Policy In Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies, discusses his new book Crusade 2.0: The West’s Resurgent War on Islam; how the Obama administration is “bribing Israel” with offers of bunker buster bombs and long range aircraft if Israel will wait until after the election to attack Iran; looking at the pros and cons – for Iran – in pursuing a nuclear weapon; and the lack of resolve in US policy on Syria.

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John Feffer is co-director of Foreign Policy In Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies and author of Crusade 2.0: The West’s Resurgent War on Islam. His webpage is

John has been a Writing Fellow at Provisions Library in Washington, DC and a PanTech fellow in Korean Studies at Stanford University. He is a former associate editor of World Policy Journal. He has worked as an international affairs representative in Eastern Europe and East Asia for the American Friends Service Committee. He has studied in England and Russia, lived in Poland and Japan, and traveled widely throughout Europe and Asia. He has taught a graduate level course on international conflict at Sungkonghoe University in Seoul in July 2001 and delivered lectures at a variety of academic institutions including New York University, Hofstra, Union College, Cornell University, and Sofia University (Tokyo).

John has been widely interviewed in print and on radio. He serves on the advisory committees of the Alliance of Scholars Concerned about Korea. He is a recipient of the Herbert W. Scoville fellowship and has been a writer in residence at Blue Mountain Center and the Wurlitzer Foundation. He currently lives with his partner Karin Lee in Hyattsville, Maryland.

9 thoughts on “John Feffer”

  1. O-Bomb-a surrenders his country's interests–and fate–to a Zionist entity in the Middle East. He ought to be impeached–for that, and for other things. . . .

    The bottom line is this: An Israeli and/or American attack on Iran would be a criminal act of aggression. Why? Well, uh . . . oh, yeah, Iran doesn't have nukes, and they're not the slightest threat to the U.S. or Israel.

  2. Giving Israel more powerful weapons in order to deter it from attacking Iran is like giving the little boy who loves to start fires bigger matches. But in this case it's not just the little boy who likes to watch fires burn in other people's houses, but daddy secretly enjoys it too.

  3. (@14:30) The US Government harbors a festering hatred of Iran not for the hostage taking in 1979 nor the revolution itself. The post revolution saw the long delayed execution of Mossadeq's dream of nationalizing the oil industry within its borders. The difference as pertains to the nationalization was that BP no longer owned any petroleum assets in Iran…they were all sold to US firms. US firms took the hit and that is why the US has badgered Iran ever since. The only countries to have successfully nationalized industries owned by US interests were Iran and Mexico. Other countries, particularly in Central America, can testify to brutal US military response that follows ANY tampering with US companies operating within their borders

  4. Iran won´t sell oil in Dollars. As Saddam and Kadaffy. Mossad made the IAEA-report as revealed in Jerusalem Post. Netanyahu says that the president of Iran has said that Israel will be removed from the map. It´s a mistranslation made by Mossad themselves for propaganda purposes and now Netanyahu uses Mossad´s own fabricated mistranslation as a casus belli. They learnt something from Dr med et phil Joseph Goebbels in Israel !

  5. Mechanics of deadly force — What religion is all about

    (1) Ability to compete and to kill is in direct proportion to intelligence, it being the speed at which you can rationalize a problem and take corrective action.

    (2) We are all born with a different level of intelligence, and just as handsome good looks pass from father to son, so does intelligence.

    (3) What a man feels he deserves, this is his highest priority in life, his watermark to achieve and it controls every aspect of our mind, character and personality. And as the dominant morality is that we deserve more then life, most everyone has a conscience that feels most guilty if ever they miss an opportunity to be all they can be, to own all they can own and to be a dictator over all who are on land that they own.

    (4) Judaism is the conviction that deadly force may be used to assert our rights and enable those most intelligent to be all they can be.

    (5) Islam is the conviction that we should use deadly force only in self-defense.

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