Chris Hedges and Max Blumenthal: International Jihadism

Parliament Square sit-in against Syria airstrikes.

Image by Alisdare Hickson via Flickr

Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

RT America on Aug 17, 2019

Host Chris Hedges talks to author and journalist Max Blumenthal about the intimate connection between the misguided support the United States has given to international Jihadism – starting with over $1billion Washington gave to the Afghan Mujahideen in the 1970s – and the rise of neo-fascists and ultra-nationalist movements in Europe and the US.

Blumenthal’s new book The Management of Savagery: How America’s National Security State Fueled the Rise of Al Qaeda, ISIS, and Donald Trump was published in April by Verso Books.

From the archives:

Will Griffin: The Three Main Reasons Why The U.S. Invaded and Occupied Afghanistan

Abolish Terrorist Agencies by David Swanson

CIA: World’s Biggest Terrorist Organization, featuring William Blum

Ray McGovern and Jason Leopold: 9/11 Not an “Intelligence Failure” + Ralph Nader on 9/11: The Empire’s Overkill + Abby Martin: 9/11 and the Belligerent Empire

Cornered Rats. What to Do? + Skripal and Syria… The Imperative of Criminalizing Russia by Finian Cunningham + Roger Waters’ White Helmet Terrorists Speech

Chris Hedges: The Development and Nature of ISIS

Dr. Najib — A Sketch of A Man and A Country by Gaither Stewart

White Helmets Video, Macabre Manipulation of Dead Children and Staged Chemical Weapons Attack to Justify a “No-Fly Zone” in Syria by Marcello Ferrada de Noli

Chris Hedges: The Perversion of Islam

3 thoughts on “Chris Hedges and Max Blumenthal: International Jihadism

  1. I am not comfortable with the phrase “the rise of neo-fascists and ultra-nationalist movements in Europe and the US”. In modern PC-speak, any degree whatever of pro-national sentiment is labeled ‘ultra-nationalist’ or ‘right-wing extremism’. There are valid conservative positions and I think that needs to be respected by any legitimate leftist critique.

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