ENDNOTE: Scott Horton on American “involvement” in Yemen



Ep. 35 Scott Horton Chastises Bob on His Ilhan Omar Episode, Talks
About Who’s to Blame In Venezuela, and Explains the Carnage in the
Middle East
By Robert Murphy | 05/24/2019

Horton returns to the podcast to share his wealth of knowledge on a
variety of topics. Bob first gives Scott the opportunity to express his
unhappiness with the recent episode (#29) on Ilhan Omar. Then they
discuss the economic crisis in Venezuela, the carnage in the Middle
East, the Mueller Report, and finally answer questions from the BMS
Secret Facebook Group.
Mentioned in the Episode and Other Links of Interest:

  • The Scott Horton Show.
  • Scott’s book on Afghanistan, Fool’s Errand.
  • The Bob Murphy Show ep. 29 (which Scott did not like).
  • David Stockman’s antiwar.com article on RussiaGate.
  • A NYT article declaring: “[T]he White House needed to placate the Saudis as the administration completed a nuclear deal with Iran, Saudi Arabia’s archenemy. That fact alone eclipsed concerns among many of the president’s advisers that the Saudi-led offensive [in Yemen] would be long, bloody and indecisive.“
  • Weisbrot and Sachs on whether Venezuelan government or US is to blame for Venezuelan economic crisis.
  • The Case for IBC.
  • The Lara-Murphy Report.
  • How you can contribute to the Bob Murphy Show.

About the author, Robert

Christian and economist, Research Assistant Professor with the Free Market
Institute at Texas Tech, Senior Fellow with the Mises Institute, and
co-host with Tom Woods of the podcast “Contra Krugman.”

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Now this is an “adult” podcast.  Not because of the occasional “bad work” that slips out, but the topic.

If you have Democratic liberal snowflake ears or a Republican warfare big Gooferment loyalty, then you’re going to be shocked when Scott lets loose on Reagn, all the Bushes, the Clintons, and DJT45.

The “genocide” in Yemen might be a SLIGHT over statement.  When I think of “genocide”, I think of many millions killed.  Yemen has “only” racked up over a million.  I’m horrified by it but it’s hasn’t drawn any attention from the media.

In his campaign, DJT45 said the right things about “bringing all the girls, boys, women, and men home”from Afghanistan and elsewhere, that I “disliked” him less that HRC.  With her, we knew what her stance on “war” (i.e., Libya; the AfPak area, killing OBL, killing others). 

I liked Scott’s point that DJT45 had a perfect excuse for ending all this “foreign adventurism” with “not my mistake; it was the Bushes’ and BHO44’s policies”.  But for whatever reason, he couldn’t pull it off and allowed himself to be drawn into the mess. 

Scott, imho correctly, blames the Deep State putsch against DJT45 with “Russian collusion”.

In any event, you may want to list to him with a pad and pencil a few time, because when he gets on a rant, he just rolls. 

I also recommend his book “Fool’s Errand”.

I hope you’re as “touched” as I am about the “Yemen War on Civilian Infrastructure” — in the finest tradition of Abe Lincoln — and the American Navy’s blockage of food and medicine into Yemen.

Why is the USA doing Saudi Arabia’s “were work”?

Every so often I tweet to DJT45 to get us out of this humanitarain disaster.


I am ashamed of “my” role in letting this happen.

Dona Nobis Pacem

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