Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Interview on Antiwar Radio with Scott Horton

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of being interviewed by the inimitable Scott Horton on Antiwar Radio about my recent article, The Phantom Menace: Fantasies, Falsehoods, and Fear-Mongering about Iran's Nuclear Program.

Our discussion (consisting mostly of me rambling on and on, and Scott graciously and patiently waiting for me to stop talking) ranged from, as Antiwar describes, "the numerous failed predictions – primarily by the US and Israel – of Iran's imminent creation of a nuclear weapon; how the latest Israeli estimate of a 2015 Iran nuke is explained, not by a longtime mistaken assumption about Iran’s nuclear intentions, but by the effectiveness of sanctions, espionage and assassination; the vastly overstated Iranian 'breakout' capability that could also be ascribed to well over 100 other countries; Israel's genuine concerns of an emboldened Hezbollah and a 'brain drain' of educated Israelis migrating to the US and Europe; and how Iran's leaders are portrayed by Western media as irrational 'mad mullahs' who want to destroy the world and can't be reasoned with."

The full audio of our conversation is below. Enjoy.


1 comment:

Don Emmerich said...

Well it was wonderful listening to you "ramble on and on." I'm so glad to have found this blog! Keep it up!