Podcast Show #48

The Boiling Frogs Presents Russ Baker

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Russ Baker joins us to discuss the case of the former Israeli Spy Chief Meir Dagan, who contends that Israel’s top leaders lack judgment, considers a military attack on Iran “a stupid idea”, and criticizes Israel for having failed to put forward a peace initiative with the Palestinians by foolishly ignoring the Saudi peace initiative promising full diplomatic relations in exchange for a return to the 1967 border lines. He talks about the Obama administration’s harsh and hawkish stand on Iran, the evidence pointing to a plan to create an “Arab Spring” for the Good Old Boys—CIA, banks, and oil companies, the poor journalism by the mainstream media in covering Libya and the alleged crimes committed by Qaddafi as a part of a larger disinformation effort of the sort that has always been part and parcel of war, and more!

RussBakerRuss Baker is an award-winning investigative journalist and the author of Family of Secrets- - the Bush Dynasty, America’s Invisible Government, and the Hidden History of the Last Fifty Years. He has written for The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, The Nation, The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Village Voice and Esquire. He has served as a contributing editor to the Columbia Journalism Review, and is the founder of WhoWhatWhy, a nonpartisan, nonprofit investigative news organization.

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  1. HAL 9000 says:

    Re: Pan Am 103 and the Lockerbie trial: the reason Mohmed al Megrahi was released from prison by Scotland was his conviction was not going to hold up on appeal. Key facts and evidence had been discredited. So, rather than allow the myth that Qaddafi was behind the bombings, they concocted a story that al Megrahi had only days to live and released him, thereby putting an end to the appeal (probably by prior agreement). Allowing the conviction to be overturned on appeal would have ended the reparations payments and raised the issue of whether Libya was due a refund. Moreover, it would have begged the question “what really happened?” I’ll give you one guess as to who was really behind this bombing.

  2. HAL 9000 says:

    By the way, Sibel, I enjoyed the “behind the scenes” dialogue in this podcast. Don’t know if that was intended.

  3. @HAL9000: Oh! The one time I don’t double check my podcast file!! Not intended. And I’m on my way to check it out. Blushing already…

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