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What You Should Hate / September 6, 2009

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Mark Ames, discusses the U.S. military presence in Afghanistan that surpasses the levels during Soviet occupation, how Russia benefits from (and is gloating about) a U.S./Taliban stalemate, the slim chance of Russia’s inclusion in NATO and George F. Will’s “Walter Cronkite moment” on Afghanistan.

Check out Scott Horton’s kickass radio show over at: ANTIWAR.COM

Read Ames’ Afghan piece: AFGHANISTAN SYNDROME: THERE ARE MORE AMERICANS FIGHTING IN AFGHANISTAN TODAY THAN THE SOVIETS DEPLOYED AT THEIR PEAK

MP3 here. (32:03)

Mark Ames is the author of Going Postal: Rage, Murder and Rebellion From Reagan’s Workplaces to Clinton’s Columbine and Beyond (Soft Skull) and The eXile: Sex, Drugs and Libel in the New Russia (Grove).

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  • 1. what  |  September 6th, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    The photo for this article is of Australian troops and the one inside is Russians in Chechnya, my mind is blown

  • 2. KKKK is 4 kkknowledge  |  September 6th, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    Why were you just assuming that you can kick Horton’s ass? Little guys fight to the burger.

  • 3. Sin Froneres  |  September 6th, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    Ron Paul? Lew Rockwell? This host is disturbing.

  • 4. doctor k  |  September 7th, 2009 at 9:57 am

    it’s kind of sad that in order to find someone who agrees with you about afghanistan you have to travel into the recesses of the ancap loony bin. great interview though.

  • 5. Joe  |  September 7th, 2009 at 10:59 am

    Antiwar.com was founded by Justin Raimondo who is a fellow traveler of Lew Rockwell and Ron Paul and that whole paleo-libertarian-conservative crowd.

  • 6. Roquentin  |  September 8th, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    The host was annoying, but a good interview just the same.

    While oil is certainly a huge motivator for the US and the political right’s meddling in former territories of the Soviet Union, I don’t even think you need to go that far. They’d do it all just to spite the Kremlin. Most of these people haven’t updated their opinions since the peak of the Cold War and would give at least tacit support to Chechnya through human rights just to be a thorn in Moscow’s side. You could say the same about Georgia, even though in that case the ties to oil production are a lot more clear. These are the same people that shit all over long standing Western European allies just because they wouldn’t fall in line with our whims. It’s naive to think they wouldn’t choose sides out of little more than malice. That’s a recurring theme with the neocons, their malice and greed outweighs their intelligence, even outweighs common sense. It’s the same thing that drives them to try and score the defense industry contracts to build a missile sheild in Poland and the Czech Republic….

  • 7. David  |  September 11th, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    Kill em all!!!!!!!

  • 8. Bob Bogus  |  September 11th, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    Why were you just assuming that you can kick Horton’s ass?

    Yeah, Horton know bock choy and all those other marital arts…and he’s a skateboarder to boot!


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