Democracy Now’s interview of Jeremy Scahill: Assassinations, Drones, Dirty Wars, Asymmetric Warfare, and Africa’s Bleak Future

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Jeremy-Scahill-DNstudio
To say that Democracy Now! is a powerhouse when it comes to tackling some of the most important issues of our time is an understatement. Since their inception in 1996 they have shared and provided a perspective that most mainstream media outlets have been restricted from reporting.

We were privy to an excellent example of such reporting on April 23-24 when Jeremy Scahill, “the National Security Correspondent for The Nation magazine and author of the international bestseller Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army”, was interviewed by Amy Goodman.

The first part of the interview is focused on Scahill discussing the implications of Obama’s kill list and the details of the administration’s assassination of Anwar al-Awlaki and his 16-year-old Denver-born son Abdulrahman, two U.S. citizens killed by drones strikes in Yemen in 2011.

In part 2 Scahill talks about the documentary based on his new book, “Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield”, and gives us a glimpse into what the future holds in regards to asymmetric warfare, pays tribute to the importance of Wikileaks, and explains the reasons why the future of Africa looks so bleak.

The relevance and significance of this interview will most likely only be apparent in retrospect so it is well worth noting and well worth the watch.

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  • Guest

    Interesting interview. Thanks Salviad. Looking forward to this video.

    salviad

    • http://twitter.com/TedHeistman Ted Heistman

      Fake!

      • Charlie Primero

        No worries. I’ll conspire with the CIA liaison here at DisInfo to make it look real. :-)

        • http://twitter.com/TedHeistman Ted Heistman

          That was a spambot imitating you like a bug using cryptic coloration! or was it???!!??

  • Charlie Primero

    Interesting interview. Thanks Salviad. Looking forward to this video.

  • http://twitter.com/TedHeistman Ted Heistman

    Let’s just build a new civilization from the ruins of the one we no longer care about

    • Anarchy Pony

      And let’s try not to exterminate and extirpate Indigenous people this time around.

  • moremisinformation

    I like a lot of Scahill’s reporting. But he’s a little slow to the punch on some of the more nefarious aspects of the paradigm. Ayman al-Zawahiri’s relationship with U.S. intelligence comes to mind.

  • kowalityjesus

    Jesus. Jesus. Africa needs Jesus. Jesus Christ. I can’t say it enough. Jesus.
    Jesus. Jesus. Jesus. Africa needs Jesus. Desperately. Desperately. Desperately. Jesus, desperately. Desperately. Desperately. Desperately.
    Desperately. Repentace, desperately. Humility, desperately. Desperately. Truth, real love, accountability, desperately. Desperately. Desperately. I can’t say it enough. Desperately. It needs real God. It needs the real God. -Lauryn Hill

    • Calypso_1

      Nigeria’s Jesus Force just did a pretty good number on a Boko Haram village.

      • kowalityjesus

        “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only one who does the will of my Father in heaven.” Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name? Did we not drive out demons in your name? Did we not do mighty deeds in your name? ‘ Then I will declare to them solemnly, ‘I never know you. Depart from me you evildoers.’” Matthew 7:21-23

        • Calypso_1

          Scary.

    • Noah_Nine

      yikes