Fight the Empire on 11/17/11

Fight the Empire
Air date: 
Thu, 11/17/2011 - 9:30am - 10:00am
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Ray McGovern talks about Iran, an IAEA report on nuclear verification, and Israel

Host Per Fagereng speaks with Ray McGovern, who was a U.S. army officer and CIA analyst for 30 years, about Iran, an IAEA report on nuclear verification in Iran circulated last week, and Israel. McGovern recently said, "What's really new, if anything, in the IAEA report? And why are some U.S. officials, belatedly, playing it down after a lot of pre-release ballyhoo? Does this reflect a nervous attempt to rein in the 'crazies' in Tel Aviv and their neocon friends in Washington? If so, is it likely to have that effect? Poor Obama, who was recently overheard complaining, 'I have to deal with him [Netanyahu] every day.' When he talks to him today, will our President's words be guided by the [Israeli] Lobby and his fixation on Election 2012, or by a less crass, more mature awareness of the huge dangers involved if Israel provokes hostilities with Iran?"

McGovern's recent pieces include "Israel's Window to Bomb Iran," "Switching Focus from Iraq to Iran" and "Petraeus's CIA Fuels Iran Murder Plot."


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