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This interview covers the vote in the UK Parliament, the critics of the preparation for war at home and abroad, Israel’s position, the role of the Saudis in fomenting military actions at a time when demonstrations in Syria were still peaceful, and the role of Hezbollah.
Blankfort refers to the long list of incidents where the US used chemical weapons in Vietnam and Iraq and supplied them or condoned their use. He also comments on constitutional issues around the War Powers Act which limits the President’s discretion to launch a war.
Jeff Blankfort is a journalist, photographer and radio host of Takes on the World, (posted on this site) a program on international affairs on public radio KZYX in Northern California. He is the former editor of the Middle East Labor Bulletin. This interview was recorded on September 8, 2013, before the then planned congressional votes.