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

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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.

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

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

    salviad

  2. Charlie Primero | Apr 29, 2013 at 2:21 pm |

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

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

    • Anarchy Pony | Apr 29, 2013 at 8:15 pm |

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

  4. moremisinformation | Apr 29, 2013 at 11:44 pm |

    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.

  5. kowalityjesus | Apr 30, 2013 at 3:41 pm |

    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 | Apr 30, 2013 at 6:38 pm |

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

      • kowalityjesus | Apr 30, 2013 at 8:46 pm |

        “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

    • Noah_Nine | May 19, 2013 at 6:29 am |

      yikes

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