Scott Horton Interviews John Glaser

Scott Horton, March 28, 2012

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John Glaser, Assistant Editor at Antiwar.com, discusses his article “Mali Coup Has US Interventionism Written All Over It;” the coup leader’s extensive recent training in the US; how the Libyan intervention prompted the Mali coup and a crackdown on the Tuareg rebellion (allegedly linked to al-Qaeda); the endless supply of humanitarian justifications to intervene in Africa (like the anti-Kony campaign); and how the US tosses money around to influence African dictators and block Chinese economic expansion.

MP3 here. (29:38)

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. John Gaser

    “We have yet to see just how fervent the pro-Obama leftists become, because when the crap hits the fan and the election really starts going along, were going to see justification for his basically Bush style foreign policy and abuse of civil liberties and so forth. I mean, the support of this man is pure, blind tribalism. One party against the other, they just don’t care about the inconsistencies we’ve seen from Obama and Bush, and they will say, “Well Romney would be worse.” And they will seek to omit Obama’s continuous tyranny in support of all kinds of brutal imperialism in Africa, the Middle-East and elsewhere.”

  2. John Glaser

    “We have yet to see just how fervent the pro-Obama leftists become, because when the crap hits the fan and the election really starts going along, were going to see justification for his basically Bush style foreign policy and abuse of civil liberties and so forth. I mean, the support of this man is pure, blind tribalism. One party against the other, they just don’t care about the inconsistencies we’ve seen from Obama and Bush, and they will say, “Well Romney would be worse.” And they will seek to omit Obama’s continuous tyranny in support of all kinds of brutal imperialism in Africa, the Middle-East and elsewhere.”

  3. Mali coup? Or molecule? No one in D.C. knows for sure which is which.

  4. Stretching your extrapolations a bit far on basically not much real evidence, aren't you guys? Would it [your inferences or arguments] surprise me? Not at all. However, you do damage to your own argument (and, thus, other similar arguments) by making such bold claims on scant real evidence.

  5. Surrounding China by taking over Africa. Now there's a plan that makes sense…

  6. You should definitely wait until the U.S. does a full scale invasion, costing trillions of dollars and millions of lives and decades of time before having enough evidence to speculate about U.S. intentions. Past patterns, training foreign militaries, coups in which U.S. has a role, none of that is evidence at all. Thanks for pointing that out.

  7. Don't forget Kenya, where oil was just discovered. A son of Kenya would be the perfect person to lead that charge.

  8. Charles Taylor (Liberian war criminal) was smuggled from his Boston prison in the 80s to Mexico, Libya, Ivory Coast and then in Liberia to wage a war that killed millions in exchange for spying on Muhamad Khadafi on their behalf.

    The CIA supported Savimbi in Angola for 26 years and he killed 500K-1million Angolans in exchange for diamond.

    The CIA supported Mobutu Seseseko in DR Congo for 32 years and every body knows that kleptocrat in the world. The CIA and the MOSSAD supported John Garang in South Sudan for 21 years just to be able to partition Sudan – at the cost of 2million lives.

    The CIA killed Patrice Lumumba in DR Congo to install Mobutu……….. I can continue all night and the list will go on and on.

    The current state of Africa is directly related to imperial operations after 4 centuries of slavery and 2 centuries of colonization.

    Us military bases are virtually everywhere in Africa from Mali to Bakassi in Cameroon to Kenya.

  9. Thanks to John Glaser for highlighting the Honduran coup of 2009 and its parallels with what's going on in Mali. We seem to be glimpsing an attempted re-colonization, or 'soft' colonization of both West Africa and Latin America.

  10. why is EVERY interview saying that the "file is not found"??

  11. Mali — The big blockade

    Now that the nations surrounding Mali have decided to block all trade and travel with such a military dictatorship, exactly what will the West do next? This being a West inspired soft coup with much brutal imperialism and plunder to follow.

  12. American people are nice, but their government is a devilish one. Why can’t the people rise up against their bad leaders ?

  13. It’s all in the genes

    People of Africa are overly friendly, cooperative and helpful, while the people of Western Europe are overly demanding, dominant, aggressive and enslaving. That’s what I always say

  14. thanks for all the help….assholes

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  16. Nice picture.

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