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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.… Read the rest

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Jeremy Scahill: CIA Disinformation?

Douglas Valentine sent this message to his email list today:

Jeremy Scahill at the Nation as posted at AntiWar.com says “the CIA was the darkest of the dark, now it is JSOC.” He says, “The CIA used to have the ultimate freedom–now that freedom is in JSOC’s hands.” And he says, “JSOC/Special Mission Units [have] more freedom to expand or absorb traditionally CIA missions,” because they don’t report to Congress.

Is Scahill telling the truth? Or is this CIA disinformation?

Thoughts, anyone?

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