Sunday, June 29, 2008

Target Iran - Scott Ritter and Seymour Hersh

I posted part of this interview back in May, but here’s the whole program from C-SPAN’s Book TV series with former UN weapons inspector Scott Ritter, author of Target Iran: The Truth About the White House’s Plans for Regime Change and Seymour Hersh, Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist for The New Yorker magazine.

Interestingly enough, National Newswatch has Hersh’s latest article in The New Yorker called “Preparing the Battlefield” as it’s lead story this morning (kind of an usual source for them) and he was also featured on this CNN’s Late Edition program today.

Update: More here on the rising tensions in the Middle East with threats and counter-threats of air strikes by Israel and Iran. As the Guardian notes, this “comes at a time when a resolution has been put forward in Congress calling for a naval blockade of Iran led by US warships. The proposal calls for the United States to lead an international effort to cut off the country by sea, something that would almost certainly by seen as an act of war by Iran. The resolution has got huge support from Israeli politicians and the country’s highly effective lobbying industry in Washington, led perhaps inevitably by Aipac, which has made the issue its legislative priority.” According to a former top CIA analyst Larry Johnson, “The war drums are beating. There is no doubt about that.”