Syria: Turkey Supports Terrorism, Attacks Russia; US-NATO Continue Drive for Regime Change

November 25, 2015 at 10:49 AM

Eric Draitser of appears on WBAI’s Morning Show (Nov. 25, 2015) to discuss the situation in Syria after Turkey shot down a Russian jet. Draitser explains the nature of US and Turkish support for terror groups in Syria, the importance of the Syria-Turkey border region, and the agenda for US-NATO in Syria. He also discusses the rich historical record of US support for terrorism, and how Washington uses it as a weapon in pursuit of its foreign policy objectives. (Length: roughly 16 minutes)

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US-NATO Escalation in Syria? Turkey Downs Russian Jet

November 24, 2015 at 5:39 PM

Eric Draitser appears on KPFA (94.1FM – Berkeley, CA) to provide his analysis of Turkey’s downing of a Russian jet along the Turkish-Syrian border. Draitser argues that Turkish President Erdogan used this pretext to attack Russia for destroying the terrorist groups and infrastructure that Turkey has long been supporting. He also explains Turkey’s regional ambitions of hegemony, the reason it has been set on destroying Syria, and how Russia might respond. All this and much more in this 20 minute interview.

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Terror in Europe: How US-NATO Foreign Policy Has Brought Terrorism to the EU

November 24, 2015 at 5:06 PM

Eric Draitser of provides his commentary (Nov. 22, 2015) on the latest developments in Europe as Belgium responds to a possible imminent terror attack. Draitser explains that US-NATO support for terrorism in Syria has created a jihadist monster which is now targeting Europe itself. He notes that the Paris attacks have cause some shifts in terms of policy in France and the US, but that it is unlikely to change Washington’s agenda of regime change for Syria and support for terrorism in Syria and internationally.

US Role in Syria: Counter-Terrorism or Regime Change?

November 23, 2015 at 5:01 PM

Eric Draitser of appears on Sputnik Radio (Nov. 22, 2015) to provide his analysis of the US role in Syria after the Paris attacks and the UN Security Council draft resolution against terrorism and ISIS/ISIL. Draitser argues that the US would need to stop arming and supporting a variety of terrorist groups in pursuit of regime change in Syria, but that the likelihood of such a dramatic shift in US policy is low. He also notes that there may be disagreements in Washington as to the best course of action, but the consensus is still for regime change and the destruction of the Syrian state.

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US vs China in South China Sea; Geopolitical History Lessons; Mali, Libya, and the US Agenda in Africa

November 23, 2015 at 5:00 PM

Eric Draitser of appears on CPR Sunday (November 22, 2015) with security analyst Mark Sleboda and journalist/broadcaster Don DeBar. Eric, Mark and Don discuss the ongoing tensions between the US and China in the South China Sea, and what this growing conflict means for the Asia-Pacific region and the world. They explore some of the history of geopolitical theory and analysis and debate the extent to which it is relevant to today. Also, Eric, Mark, and Don explore the issue of terrorism in Africa in light of the attack on the hotel in Mali, and the extent to which the US-NATO war on Libya is an important starting point for analysis. All this and much more in this week’s show.

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