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Daily Paul Radio Interviews Michael Scheuer: 'U.S. Foreign Policy Failure and Iran’s Threat of Blowback'

Michael Scheuer former CIA Head Director of the Bin Laden Unit and author of several books including Imperial Hubris joins Daily Paul Radio with Kurt Wallace for ‘U.S. Foreign Policy Failure and Iran’s Threat of Blowback’ to discuss the real threat by Iran and how they are already implanted in North America to follow through with their recent terrorist threat. He also talks about the imperial extremism in the United States against other countries and the correct position Ron Paul has on America’s role around the world.

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What About Britain?

Another question for Michael Scheuer. In this interview he claims that Israel is not a real ally of the US, unlike Britain who is a real ally.

Now it was Britain who led Eisenhower to overturn the democratically elected government of Iran in 1953. That didn't turn out so well for the US (nor, I might add, for Israel). Britain also made the case for and joined the US in the war in Iraq.

So tell me, why is Britain a real ally of the US and Israel not?

What About Britain?

Another question for Michael Scheuer. In he claims that Israel is not a real ally of the US, unlike Britain.

Now it was Britain who led Eisenhower to overturn the democratically elected government of Iran in 1953. That didn't turn out so well for the US (nor, I might add, for Israel). Britain also made the case and joined the US in the war in Iraq.

So tell me, why is Britain a real ally of the US and Israel not?

What About Britain?

One more point about Michael Scheuer and Israel. In this interview Michael Scheuer claims that Israel is not a real ally, unlike Britain.

Now, with nothing personal against Great Britain, it was the British who egged on Eisenhower to overturn the democratically elected government of Iran in 1953. It was Britain who went to war with the US in Iraq with Tony Blair's famous 45 minutes claim.

Why doesn't Michael Scheuer complain about Britain's negative effects on US foreign policy. In terms of Operation Ajax (the overthrow of the government in Iran orchestrated by the CIA) it was to protect British Oil and business interests. That didn't turn out so well for the US did it (nor did it turn out well for Israel I might ad).

So why is Britain a real ally and Israel isn't?

I Think Michael Scheuer Needs to be Asked a Few Tough Questions

Let me start by stating that I am a recent Ron Paul supporter who has come to understand and agree with his position on non-intervention.

With that said, having listed to a number of interviews with Michael Scheuer I think it's time for interviewers to start asking him a few tough questions when he talks about Israel. For instance, ask him for concrete examples of 'US Jews' influencing Congress and the White House.

Ask him to explain clear examples where this influence doesn't exist (such as selling Saudi Arabia and other hostile Arab states advanced military equipment - something that AIPAC has consistently fought against, a fight that they have consistently lost.

US Jews strongly opposed the war in Iraq - did that help get the US out of Iraq?

It's even been reported that Ariel Sharon privately warned Bush about the invasion and subsequent occupation of Iraq.

Perhaps the most offensive interview I heard with Scheuer was this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bec3VzXlkwE

I think he has it backwards - the US has often times dictated to Israel what to do. Here are some examples:

* Pressure on Israel NOT to militarily respond when Suddam Hussein fired scud missiles against Israel after the US attacked Iraq to drive them out of Kuwait

* Pressure on Israel to sign the Wye River agreement

* Pressure on Israel to make territorial concessions to the Egyptians in the Israeli-Egyptian peace treaty

* Pressure on Israel to make territorial concessions to the Palestinians

* Pressure on Israel not to attempt to militarily take out Iran's nuclear facilities [which is probably why Israel and AIPAC push so strong for international sanctions, since the US has given a Red Light to Israel handling the situation in the way they see as best]

* Pressure on Israel to halt settlement activity

* Pressure on Netanyahu to accept the two-state solution

* Pressure on Israel NOT to re-enter peace negotiations with Israel

* Pressure on Israel not to sell certain military to China

I'm not commenting on the merits of the position of the US, just that they consistently exert pressure on Israel and Israel consistently listens - the exact opposite of what Scheuer claims.

Michael Scheuer has also claimed that Americans die because of Israel. I'd like that claim backed up. For example:

* It was the US (not Israel) who overthrew the democratic government of Iran.

* It was the US (not Israel) who helped Suddam so that Iran wouldn't win the Iran-Iraq war (although it was also the US, with Israel helping/obeying, who then supplied Iran with missiles so that Iraq wouldn't win the war).

* It was the US (not Israel) who went to war to drive Suddam out of Kuwait (all that Israel got out of that was scud missiles in the heart of her cities).

* It was the US (not Israel) who decided to overthrow Iraq and install a new government.

* It is the US (not Israel) who maintains the war in Afghanastan.

I would say that it's the US's dependence on foreign oil that leads to needless American deaths. I would like him to give me concrete examples otherwise. I can think of none.

Now, I'm not saying that AIPAC doesn't have influence, that their policies are always correct or that one can never criticize anything they do. And we all know that some 30 years ago Jonathan Pollard spied for Israel against the US (today, though, it seems that it's the US who is spying on Israel).

But we need some proportion and even-handedness here - something I feel that Michael Scheueur is totally lacking. He makes blanket and at times highly charged statements about Israel and US Jews without offering any real specifics to back those statements up or being challenged on counter-examples which undermine his assertions.

And one last thing, I agree with Bill Maher - I do care whether or not there is human rights and freedoms around the world (I just agree with Ron Paul that influence and serving as a model society is a better way to do it than imposing).

I also think that one does have to be concerned about civilian casualties when fighting terrorists (something Michael Scheuer does NOT think you have to be concerned with). How, to what extent, when, etc.? Those are questions that I don't have an answer to, but they need to be asked, thought about and addressed. I think this not just because of the issue of blowback, but also because of the moral issues involved - something that Michael Scheuer seems to not be particularly concerned with.

In short, I think people interviewing Michael Scheuer need to start asking some tougher questions - this goes for Ron Paul supporters who may find that some of his views aren't really in line with Ron Paul's views and in general for anyone who is interested in the truth of his claims and for anyone who is concerned not just with American interests, but also in find a true, honest and EFFECTIVE means of exporting more humane values around the world.

MichaelChi

Michael, your analysis and questions for Michael Scheuer are terrific. I'm glad you are a recent convert to Ron Paul's non-interventionist approach to foreign affairs, as am I. At one time I thought that being an ally to Israel was the best thing our country could do; I have since changed my mind. I believe in God's promises to Israel (specifically, in this instance, a real estate promise) and I still want to be a blessing to Israel; however, I don't think we are a blessing to Israel when we bomb her enemies for her. http://www.newswithviews.com/Daubenmire/dave265.htm

I don't think telling lies about WMD's in Iraq, as justification for attacking Iraq and regime change, is commendable. I have serious doubts about Iran's nuclear capability after being lied to about Iraq: http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2012/01/31/iraq-in-retros... . Have you ever read the analysis of Gordon Prather? Prather was a nuclear scientist, not a political scientist, who wrote numerous articles. A good article to start with is "Get Sadam Any Excuse Will Do". http://www.wnd.com/2001/12/11946/. I also recently read an article about Switzerland's non-interventionist foreign policy: http://original.antiwar.com/bwalker/2012/02/01/how-the-swiss.... Your article was the first place I've seen that Ariel Sharon warned Bush against invading Iraq. This is the best article explaining that Ron Paul's non-interventionist foreign policy isn't the foreign policy of a surrender monkey http://www.roknor.com/ . Best Regards, Jack

Initiate massive forwarding...

I sent this to everyone I know.

It's the most cogent explanation of the Middle East/Iran situation yet, and its from the one guy who knows the situation best.

Iran and Israel are the two

Iran and Israel are the two sides of one coin (WARS & DESTRUCTION).
All the US Administrations since clinton stole power in 1993 thanks to Alan Greenspan, are involved in Kissinger plan to the middleeast which is to form an Iranian crescent around Israel that allows the latter to absorb what remained of the palestinian land. They seem at war with each other while actually they are protecting the interests of each other.
Do not get fooled with wars propaganda. If a war was launched against Iran it will be a fake one like Hizbullah - Israel war in 2006.
Proofs with dates and number of what i am saying you can find them in this video on our FB page:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Muslims-for-RON-PAUL/321861037857724#!/photo.php?v=10150579860739329&set=vb.321861037857724&type=2&theater

US Playing Internet Monopoly

...apparently the internet is huge in our foreign policy dirty tricks:
http://rt.com/politics/us-internet-facebook-panarin-319/

And, in case you haven't listened to Salbuchi on what is really going on in the Middle East, listen to: "US Calls the Shots in the World, But Israel Calls the Shots in the US"

http://creepynews.blogspot.com/2012/01/adrian-salbuchi-us-ca...

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Platform for Bin Laden

So what if Bin Laden got a platform to express his terrorist motivations while on trial. It's just a point of view that can either be learned from or deemed ridiculous. I see Scheuer's argument for the killing of Bin Laden to be similar to book burning. Must we be so afraid of ideas that we will do anything to keep them from getting out?

Truth is treason in an empire of lies.

Who was it that said this? :)

I agree 100%!

Great job Kurt! You are so lucky

to have spoken with on of my heros...Michael Scheuer!

"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves." William Pitt in the House of Commons November 18, 1783
"I know major allies who fund them" Gen. Dempsey referring to ISIS

best DP Radio interview yet

best DP Radio interview yet IMO

Scheuer wants to join us

Scheuer wants to join us again soon. He spoke so highly of Dr. Paul before and after the interview, stating that anything he could do to help he would. :)

Question about interview

It seems to me that their is a fatal flaw in Mr. Scheuer's differences with Dr. Paul in regards to the killing of Osama Bin Laden.
Mr.Scheuer is for the killing of OBL as his cature would have provided a platform for OBL in a courtroom a couple of years down the road.
The fact that the U.S could have detained OBL indefinitely without trial seems like a glaring oversight by Mr. Scheuer.
Do other listeners feel Mr. Scheuer would have to be aware this fact?

Seems strange to me. Just my two cents.

Thanks for the great interview. Please keep them coming.

When I heard his answer I

When I heard his answer I thought it might open some debate. I too am interested in what other DP members think as well.

Ha I just picked up that book

Ha I just picked up that book Imperial Hubris from my old school's bookstore for a dollar... I guess its an early edition, it says its by Anonymous...

I've been finding a bunch of good books from there lately, including a few Austrian economic ones

Cool, he wrote the book under

Cool, he wrote the book under anonymous and then was outed as the author. Great book.

Wow!....Great interview!

Kurt,

You did a great job in this interview. You were very professional, covered alot of territory in a short amount of time...and asked some very good questions.
I will be sharing this....thank you.

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Thank you :) He is such a

Thank you :) He is such a comfortable guest to interview. After we talked for about 30 minutes about Ron Paul and other interesting stuff.

Would Mr. Scheuer

Be willing to be spokesman of "Intelligence Officers For Ron Paul"?! We need him out in the media more!

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Great idea! Please call me

Great idea! Please call me when you get a chance or email me at kurt@kurtwallace.com Thanks

Sweet!:)

I'll call you manana Kurt!

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is telling me "not available in U.S. store" !? anyone else having this problem? sure would like to hear this.

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