Barry Webb interviewed for intelreform.org on US drone strike in Bagdad

 

 

okay Brad Johnson here with Americans
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for intelligence reform with Barry Webb
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senior fellow at Americans for
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intelligence reform NSA Arabist and
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author so Barry last night the United
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States took a retaliatory move against
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the Iranians for the invasion of the
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Green Zone essentially so why don’t you
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just lay that out for us and tell us
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kind of how you view what’s happened
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that’s been reported so far okay the guy
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that was killed as custom sunni mani he
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was the head of the el cokes big raid as
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the jerusalem big gate which is a
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subdivision of the IRGC which he also
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headed this guy is responsible for
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forming and leading and erecting the
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so-called popular mobilization units in
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Iraq which have been tormenting the you
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know American troops for over a decade
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and also he’s kind of this pie eater
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that has spun webs throughout the whole
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world in terms of while operating Iran’s
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terrorist assets throughout the world so
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and according to American intelligence
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he was planning other operations against
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American interests so we had to take him
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out this is this is the official version
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killed along with him was a guy named
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Abu Abu al Mufti al Mohandas who is was
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his number two guy and he is an Iraqi
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Shia warden basarab but you know working
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for the Iranians for other Iranian
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generals are of the IRGC were also taken
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out so it was a huge huge victory for
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the United States in terms of the
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reactions in Iraq half of the people are
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thanking us some of them are saying they
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the only thing wrong was that it became
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way too late you know for a lot of
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people because this guy has left human
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bodies all over the Middle East yeah not
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just American bodies but everyone else
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do so you know half of them are burn
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celebrating the streets that he was
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taken out but the Iranians – Jews and
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the pro
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rannian factions within Iraq are
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criticizing this operation saying it’s a
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violation of Iraqi sovereignty
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blahblahblah where it goes from here I
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think we can expect Iranians and there’s
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and or the Stooges around the world to
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you know pull some nasty stuff at some
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point so there they’ll be you there we
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have every reason to expect some more
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lone wolf attacks that have been funded
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and trained and put into motion by the
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by the Iranians now how big those six
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guys how big a blow was that to their
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organization would you you know how
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significant is it just organizationally
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for the Iranians again I’m an Erebus I’m
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an expert on the Arab situation I’m not
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so much you know our brand and its
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internal structures it’s a huge
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psychological blow and probably it could
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be an operational blow as well
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they’ve already appointed a successor to
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city man fussing City man II but it
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might take them a little while to
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elevate other people into those
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secondary positions now you mentioned
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that Iraq itself was kind of split in
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half half were grateful and and
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Secretary of State Pompeyo put out some
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video showing people celebrating and
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carrying the Iraqi flag down the street
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and dancing and jumping around and the
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other half are condemning it what about
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the rest of the Arab world as al Jazeera
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and Arabic and and those outlets the the
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media outlets in Arabic what has been
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the overall reaction is there any trend
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is it is it strictly the pro or Amiens
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against the anti-iranian Zoar what’s the
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feel for the sorry okay Saudi own TV
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stations and media is generally
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favorable I mean they’re reporting the
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facts and also reporting the fact that
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this custom Suleymaniye you know was a
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bad you know what it deserved yeah the
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Al Jazeera which is based on clock tire
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and as pro-muslim Brotherhood their nose
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accent is very good and they reported
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all of the facts you know but who got
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killed and you know what’s going
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on but editorially they leaned towards
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Iran and Turkey so they were not quite
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as favorable about us taking outs of
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cussin cintamani you’re also seeing a
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lot of reports about Iran threatening
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and planning retaliation yeah yeah I
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have the Israelis seem to be quite
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pleased with the outcome and have come
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out in favor how about the rest of the
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West as what’s that just in general
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terms have you seen any reaction that
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has been picked up by the Arab world as
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to the west reaction I don’t I don’t
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imagine they’re reporting what Israel
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says but what about Europe and European
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Union and any of that sort of thing is
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that being picked up be sorry on the
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auto Bo TV station has reported that
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some of the media and London is very
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favorable and mentioned how you know
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this custom Suleymaniye stuff bodies all
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over the Middle East and deserve to go
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as inter as far as the West is concerned
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the only unfavorable responses are
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coming from the American Democrat Party
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yes yeah yeah that that would definitely
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be another interview that would take a
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long time
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all right well a Barry Webb thank you so
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much now you’ve written extensively on
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this and have published a book tell us
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about the book okay the name of the book
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is confessions of an ex NSA spy where
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American is allies are losing the war on
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terror I know totally recount you know
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why we are incapable of understanding
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what’s really going on in the Middle
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East and what is motivating all these
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terrorist groups to do what they do so I
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explained all of that now there’s a lot
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of books out there in the market that
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talk about Islam and told us how bad
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Islam is because of the assistance
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that’s in science I cover all those
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issues well my book is the only book
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that does two things that the others
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don’t do I go into the Islamic
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prophecies that are driving the jihadi
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impulse throughout the Islamic world and
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I also offer solutions at the end
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practical solutions that we could take
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that would that was all the
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old terrorist and his problem with
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radical Islam for a fraction of the cost
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that is going to cost us with all of
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these never-ending Wars there when I’ve
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read your book it’s excellent why would
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one go to to buy your book to buy it
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electronically you can get it through
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Amazon or Barnes & Noble to buy the
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actual hard copy paperback version
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either on my website which is very web
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author calm or invite us to give you a
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conference and all right Barry thank you
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so much appreciated okay thank you
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you

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