Journalist Russ Baker is our guest in this Boiling Frogs interview, co-hosted with Sibel Edmonds. Baker joins us to discuss the case of the former Israeli Spy Chief Meir Dagan, who contends that Israelâ€™s top leaders lack judgment, considers a military attack on Iran â€œa stupid ideaâ€, and criticizes Israel for having failed to put forward a peace initiative with the Palestinians by foolishly ignoring the Saudi peace initiative promising full diplomatic relations in exchange for a return to the 1967 border lines. He talks about the Obama administrationâ€™s harsh and hawkish stand on Iran, the evidence pointing to a plan to create an â€œArab Springâ€ for the Good Old Boysâ€”CIA, banks, and oil companies, the poor journalism by the mainstream media in covering Libya and the alleged crimes committed by Qaddafi as a part of a larger disinformation effort of the sort that has always been part and parcel of war, and more!
Russ Baker is an award-winning investigative journalist and the author of Family of Secrets- â€“ the Bush Dynasty, Americaâ€™s Invisible Government, and the Hidden History of the Last Fifty Years. He has written for The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, The Nation, The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Village Voice and Esquire. He has served as a contributing editor to the Columbia Journalism Review, and is the founder of WhoWhatWhy, a nonpartisan, nonprofit investigative news organization.