:Intoxication - Under the Influence of An Idea 
Series: Title: Sub-title:
Not a Series  Intoxication - Under the Influence of An Idea  Dr. Robert Kagan and The Indispensable U.S.  
Producer: Program type: Broadcast Restrictions:
WZRD Chicago  Events and Speeches  For non-profit use only. 
Summary: Featured speakers/guests:
1st in a series of programs to explore ideas that are engaging and shaping the world. Dr. Kagan has the ear of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton who may be the next President of the US.

Libya along with Iraq and Syria were on Dr. Kagan's hit list of countries in need of "Democracy Promotion", and as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton orchestrated the bombing of Moammar Gadhafi's troops under the pretext of humanitarian intervention.


Dr. Kagan is a brilliant speaker who has the ear of powerful
people. Among them his wife, Victoria Nuland, Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, is implicated in organizing the coup against the elected (democratic) government in Ukraine to place a more compliant "elected" leader in power.

Near the end of the presentation, "what to do about the Ukraine?" was raised. His response personalized the crisis to Putin, ignored the US backed regime in Kiev's murderous attacks on civilians in the eastern Russian speaking area, and recommended placing a NATO Division on the Russian border
of a non-NATO country; the very act that the Russians have repeatedly stated they see presents them an existential threat and would lead to war. Dr. Kagan projects certainty that the Russians are bluffing. Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, who shares Dr. Kagan's ideas, thought that the deaths of 500,000 Iraqi children due to sanctions she oversaw was "worth it" to achieve the policy ends of the Clinton administration; unfortunately the program ended before Dr. Kagan was asked what would be an acceptable death toll for him to achieve his goal of subjugating Russia to US dominance. 
Speakers/Commentators: Introduction Professor Robert Pape, Dr. Robert Kagan 
Notes: Credits:
Dr. Robert Pape, professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago and founder of the Chicago Project on Security and Terrorism (CPOST), invited Dr. Robert Kagan from the Brookings Instutition, to lead off a series of talks on "ideas that really matter". Dr. Kagan is a leading exponent of neo-liberal policy. This usually involves overthrowing governments resistant to U.S. dictate to install "electoral democracy" and free markets that produce results favorable to Western Capital and corporations. Often the IMF and World Bank are involved in creating the debt that is leveraged to insure favorable opening of the economy, culture and society to US corporate advantage. The boiler plate rhetoric however is confined to Human Rights, free elections, democratic values, democracy, choice and market economy.

See Labor Beat video - Mearsheimer/Rozoff : Ukraine and NATO Expansion
( https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLz8MBxFwZ02aPXlL1WG_PSohJRtoQOEoL&v=fhILmIvBe6o ) or full audio of event at : http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/78849

International House, University of Chicago
Chicago Project on Security and Terrorism (CPOST)
International News | Human Rights | Political / Economic "-isms" | Militarism  
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View Script  International House, University of Chicago  02-15-2015  English 
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KaganTalk  128Kbps mp3 (80.7MB) Mono 
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