Dirty Wars Writer/Producer Jeremy Scahill talks about the global wars of the US, journalists and whistleblowers under attack at home and abroad, and the military dirty work that is being done the world over in the name of America in this uncensored Buzzsaw interview with Sean Stone and Tyrel Ventura.
Scahill delivers clear information on drone strikes (with particular attention on Anwar Al-Awlaki), JSOC influence from Bush/Cheney to Obama, and the paramilitarization of the country.
Jeremy Scahill is a Puffin Foundation Writing Fellow at The Nation Institute, an award-winning investigative journalist, and the author of the bestselling Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army (Nation Books, 2008). His latest book is Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield (Nation Books, 2013). National Security Correspondent for the Nation, he has reported from Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Yemen, the former Yugoslavia, and elsewhere across the globe. He is also a producer and writer of the film Dirty Wars, selected for the US documentary competition at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.
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Buzzsaw Short Clips Playlist:
00:01 Welcome to Buzzsaw.
01:00 Welcoming Jeremy Scahill.
02:13 Are we in WWIII?
04:15 The war against Al Qaeda, the Taliban, and the rest of the world.
06:58 JSOC, seal team 6, and the us military ‘all stars’ operating without oversight.
11:57 The motivation behind killing Anwar Al-Awlaki
15:31 The perceived War on Islam.
20:14 Part II.
20:40 Journalism under attack at home and abroad.
23:35 Thoughts on Michael Hastings.
25:20 The journalists that are truly at risk.
27:25 Whistleblowers and leaks in the current political climate.
29:57 Corporate money in the electoral process–and what citizens need to do to enact change.
31:45 Weak intelligence; the drone program and instilling fear in the muslim world.
34:08 Drones and the paramilitarization of society.
36:45 Thanks and goodbye.