Scott Horton Interviews Seymour Hersh on US Military’s Support for Assad

Seymour Hersh, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter and author, discusses the US military’s covert opposition to the Obama administration’s “Assad must go” policy in Syria, including intelligence-sharing with the Syrian army to prevent Jabhat al-Nusra and Islamic State from taking over.

Listen to the interview here or here. (Duration: 21:11 — 9.7MB)

3 thoughts on “Scott Horton Interviews Seymour Hersh on US Military’s Support for Assad”

  1. The plot thickens..

    "The British were the international power of the region, with their headquarters at Cairo, and they had dubiously defined their war aims, foreseeing the Arab lands divided between themselves, the French and a semi-independent Arab state, with a Jewish Zionist enclave in Palestine. This is more or less what came about, tentatively confirmed at the Paris Peace Conference of 1919 after incessant plotting and subterfuge.
    The French were involved as ambitious imperialists themselves. The Germans were allies of the Turks. Jews around the world were concerned about what future Israel had. The Americans were allies of the British in the war against Germany but had never gone to war against the Turks, and under the presidency of Woodrow Wilson would soon be the champions of self-determination for all peoples. The Arabs themselves were racked by rival divisions, tribal and religious. Diplomats and countless intelligence agents swarmed around the region, and thrown into the mix were early scouts of the global oil industry. All the time, battles great and small were fought in the deserts of Arabia."

    What is old is new again

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