Scott Horton Interviews Philip Giraldi

Scott Horton, June 10, 2012

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Former CIA officer Philip Giraldi discusses the corrupt narco-state of Afghanistan; the Russian mafia’s control of heroin distribution to Western Europe; former CIA Deputy Director for Operations Jose Rodriguez’s torture defense (and book promotion) on the talk-show circuit; Secretary of State Clinton’s promotion of internet freedom while President Obama wages cyber warfare on Iran and plans an internet “kill switch;” Obama’s dictatorial powers under the National Defense Resources Preparedness Executive Order; and how government surveillance has increased so dramatically since “Total Information Awareness” was halted by Congress in 2003.

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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 Antiwar.com.

11 Responses to “Philip Giraldi”

  1. NATO Restricts Air-strikes on Taliban in Civilian Homes

    “When there is concern over the presence of civilians, air-delivered munitions will not be employed while other means are available,” said a senior United States defense official.

    Problem is, the civilians and Taliban are one, as the vast majority of Afghans support the Taliban and oppose the illegal Karzai government, the election of Karzai being a fraud and a mockery of justice.

    So, NATO is increasing vengeance, increasing terrorism and perpetuating a rich ruling class dictatorship.

  2. NATO Restricts Air-strikes on Taliban in Civilian Homes

    “When there is concern over the presence of civilians, air-delivered munitions will not be employed while other means are available,” said a senior United States defense official.

    Problem is, the civilians and Taliban are one, as the vast majority of Afghans support the Taliban and oppose the illegal Karzai government, the election of Karzai being a fraud and a mockery of justice.

    So, NATO is increasing vengeance, increasing terrorism and perpetuating a rich ruling class dictatorship.

  3. Brutal imperialism of the highest order was the Obama ordered invasion and destruction of computer control systems inside Iran’s nuclear enrichment facility. Giraldi is correct, “Its an act of war and Obama should be impeached.”

    So, planet earth is a paradise for Empires, no international law is there to restrict Empire USA and our being a one-world government is just a matter of time.

  4. Thanks to Phil Giraldi's wonderful if not brilliant analysis and articulation, many Americans who harbor an open mind can understand clearly that both the Bush and Obama Administrations have engaged in "wars of aggression" without Congressional authorization. Under international convention and statute of which the US is signatory, the US stands in grave breach of convention and law. Our drone program, for example, is reminiscent of the Nazi "Buzz Bomb" strategy that terrorized London during WWII, torture has become commonplace, civilian casualties are routinely ignored unless the media spotlights them however infrequently. In short, we seem to have replicated what we abhored at another junction in history. Future historians will endeavor to write when faced with mountains of evidence in existence that the US is the real as opposed to the rhetorical power now terrorizing much of the world.

  5. I understand that poppy is less water intensive crop than others.

  6. Is the DoD any more competent at cyber war than they are at other kinds of war?

  7. Ron Paul is too busy trying to get veep for Rand.

  8. I agree with Giraldi…where is the OUTRAGE!!! It's mind blowing that we are engaging in such tactics while threatening war against Iran because of non-compliance etc.. It's downright scary.

    That went right over Horton's HEAD.

  9. The U.S. and Israeli governments are the most evil on earth. They're heedless of law, morality, and everything else, it seems.

    Keep nullification and secession in mind. . . .

  10. ralph fletcher
    “I agree with Giraldi…where is the OUTRAGE… engaging in such tactics while threatening war against Iran… That went right over Horton’s HEAD.

    Not so, for the point Scott was trying to make is that not hardly a one of our presidents could claim that no assassinations were committed by their Administration. Especially since Truman, when he founded Empire USA by assassinating 220,000 civilians in order to nuke terrorize the world.

  11. Mainstream society — Worshipers of a church-state religion

    Rick — “That is what should happen. But it won’t. Instead we will continue the empire”

    Reading what was posted by Rick we see a perfect description of a secular solution to our criminal government. Problem is, it will never happen until we have a moral solution to our immoral society, for we have an ingrate state religion that creates a most ingrate society.

    Church of the Creator
    “Endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life…”

    So, instead of society having a grateful mind toward nature, realizing that life is a free gift and everything we own belongs to nature, society worships the ingrate illusion that life is an “unalienable Right” due and owned to us. Which gives society no choice but to have conviction that we have an “unalienable Right” to the food, shelter and wealth needed to have life. Which gives a deceived society no choice but have conviction that we deserve 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.

    NEW CONSTITUTION
    (1) All men are not created equal, and that is why it is criminal for high achievers to own more land and wealth then the slow and careful thinking laboring class.

    (2) Life is not an unalienable right due and owed to us by nature, giving us an ingrate superiority over nature, but a free gift that we do not deserve from nature. A gift that should humble and give us a desire to never violate the laws of nature, especially never violate natural instincts that give us compassion and pity for those endowed with less of an ability to achieve by nature.

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