Saturday, January 16, 2016

Hall Gardner: Ramifications of the Paris Attacks

Update from Hall Gardner (The Wake-Up Blast) — he recently appeared on the web site with interviewer William Kern to discuss the Paris Attacks & their aftermath:

From Paris, Dr. Hall Gardner, Chair of International and Comparative Politics at The American University of Paris, talks to William Kern about the attacks in and around Paris, the mood of the city, and the French willingness to go to war against Islamic State. Dr. Gardner warns of the manipulation of acts of terrorism to justify wars, 'acts of repression', as well as heightened and excessive surveillance, and said the United States and other states did and continue to sponsor differing 'terrorist' or proxy groups because there is no agreement about how to define the word 'terrorist'. Gardner also expressed concern that major and regional power rivalries, combined with acts of terrorism, could mean that we are on the cusp of a conflict on a scale comparable to previous world wars...