Scott Horton Interviews Stephen Zunes

Scott Horton, June 26, 2012

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Dr. Stephen Zunes, Professor of Politics and International Studies at the University of San Francisco, discusses the US Congress’s push for war with Iran on the eve of P5+1 talks in Moscow; the Sudanese migrant laborers and political refugees who risk mass-deportation from Israel; and the self defeating US anti-terrorism policy in Africa.

MP3 here. (13:29)

Dr. Stephen Zunes is a Professor of Politics and International Studies at the University of San Francisco, where he chairs the program in Middle Eastern Studies. A native of North Carolina, Professor Zunes received his PhD. from Cornell University, his M.A. from Temple University and his B.A. from Oberlin College. He has previously served on the faculty of Ithaca College, the University of Puget Sound, and Whitman College. He serves as a senior policy analyst for the Foreign Policy in Focus project of the Institute for Policy Studies, an associate editor of Peace Review, and chair of the academic advisory committee for the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict.

5 Responses to “Stephen Zunes”

  1. “Full spectrum dominance” — Dominant paradigm dominance — Dominant morality dominance

    The dominant paradigm in U.S. society, that which molds and shapes every aspect of the mind, character and personality of the mainstream majority in society, this is the illusion that everyone has a right to enrich themselves upon the misery of those less educated.

    For as the illusion goes, as every fool knows, we are all born with a perfect IQ of 100, the uneducated are evil and deserve to be poor, the rich are the most ambitious and good fully deserving to be rich, and the educated middle-class are so wonderfully ambitious that they just deserve to be rich.

  2. But does the Israeli and US military industrial complexes really want full spectrum dominance. Dont they need an enemy, and until they fully prepare us to fear China or Russia again they cant solve the Iranian issue, unless Aliens arrive to replace them as the justification in the constant expansion of military contracts and crony capitalism. Didnt George Orwell teach us that more than anything else they want an enemy to distract us with.

  3. War on Iran — A brand new game

    (1) Iran has a vastly more modern, well equipped and deadly military then any nation we have gone to battle with since World War Two.

    (2) Iran is the most highly educated nation we have engaged in combat since 1945, with three of the four nations being totally illiterate.

    (3) Greed has a limit, it’s when our Empire needs so many dead bodies to keep the world in submission, that nations who hold the moral high ground like Iran have a majority of the world in support.

    (4) If heaven intervenes in war, then it could be argued that we won the wars with North Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan because we were the better of two evils. Whereas, Empire US is the most corrupt nation on earth, Iran the most moral of all people on earth, and if the purpose of planet earth is to give the devil enough rope to hang himself, then we his most valuable disciple shall surely be strung up along side of him.

  4. (5) Actually its 5 nations, as it was our war materials that invaded Palestine in 1948, our killing machines that reinvade Gaza with every bombing run.

  5. Stephen Zunes is a shill. He is a place marker for the phenomenon called “the postmodern coup d’etat,” or a neoliberal op that sneaks in under cover of a people’s movement.

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