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Entries in gaddafi (7)


[AM950 Minneapolis] April 30th: John Bolton Wants the Libya Model for North Korea?

I appear on AM 950 in Minneapolis with Matt McNeil.  Today, Trump's National Security Advisor John Bolton said he supports the Libya model. For those who may not know, this is where the West and primarily the U.S. negotiated with Gaddafi to give up his nuclear weapons and ambitions in return for aid and international acknowledgement. By the way, it worked.  

Of course there was a slight problem . . . .  After the agreement, the U.S. turned on the Libyan leader and supported his enemies.  As a result, he was hunted down and sodomized and killed in a ditch.  So, while Bolton may like that plan, I'm pretty sure Kim Jung Un is not up for it.

This agreement is nowhere near done.  Lots to discuss.   


[KOA Denver] July 5th:N. Korea's Kim Jong-Un Fears He's Gaddafi

I appear on KOA Denver this morning at 8:10 a.m. e.s.t to talk North Korea. Frankly, there are no easy answers.  However, and this aint easy to say, and this is coming from a former CIA officer, if I were the leader of North Korea, I wouldn't give up my nuclear weapons and ambitions either.  As a dictator, I have to deal with two enemies, those from within and those from without.  Nuclear weapons always make those from without pause and it also gives me more leverage and capability at home.  

When Libya's Muammar Gaddafi negotiated away his nuclear weapons, what happened?  The West applauded, but he was weakened. When there was a coup de etat, what happened?  Western forces actually helped those who rose up, supported them, and ultimately, helped kill Gaddafi.  If he still had that weapons program, what they have been willing to help? Or, more likely, would they have said, nope, the risk is too high.  

In Kim Jong-Un's world, he doesn't have lots of options. He has Nucs. He could hit South Korea and he could hit Japan.  And its unlikely the U.S. could do anything to stop him.  He also has an extraordinary conventional capability that could likely kill millions in the South.  Of course, his country would be a parking lot and he would be dead.  However, if he loses his nucs, and this is the point, he could be Gaddafi.

In the end, he simpoy knows he doesn't want to be Gaddafi.



[RT Appearance] Monday, August 29th: Jack Talks International Law and Libya

I appear on the RT TV on Monday, August 29th at 6 p.m. e.t.  Now that the Rebels in Libya are moving ever closer to taking complete control, people seem to me asking questions about exactly who these guys are. Actually, this is pretty shocking considering everytime that there is a NATO sortie, we are very publicly supporting this group.  I will appear to talk about the history of the region and why American failures in the past, including Iran, Egypt and even Libya itself, make things more difficult than ever.

Hope you can watch.


[AM 950 Appearance] August 26th: Jack Talks Law and Libya

I appear on AM 950's Nancy Nelson Show on Friday, August 26th at 5 p.m. c.t.  As Libya continues to blow apart, many continue to ask the question about why the Americans should care.  Of course, they should but there a lot of reasons which the media continues to ignore.  At the same time, in the Middle East, the U.S. has a serious credibility problem.  How do we claim we are asking for democracy when we support regimes that do everyhting but support democracy?

This should be an interesting conversation. 


[America's Radio News Network Appearance] August 24th: Jack Talks Law and Libya

I appear on America's Radio News Network on August 24th at 6:30 p.m. e.t.   Libya is the 12th largest oil producer in the world and while almost all of that oil is sold in Europe, since everything blew apart in Libya, the oil has trickled to a halt.  Further, it has absolutely had a negative impact upon the international markets when economies worldwide have been struggling.  So how does all of this impact the average American consumer.

I will appear on America's Radio News Network in Washington DC to talk about that about the American role to help the rebels beat Gaddafi.  Of course, as a former CIA officer, I may have a few ideas on how the intelligent community may have also played a role.

This should be fun!


[RT Appearance] Wednesday, August 24th: Jack Talks International Law and Libya

I appear on RT TV on Wednesday, August 24th at 4 p.m. e.t. Developments are moving quickly in Libya. Rebels have not only moved in Tripoli but also into Col. Gaddafi's compound.  After 42 years, the Col's regime appears to have fallen.  The Americans and NATO certainly played a role but the real question is what happens next?

I will address U.S. interests and what the Americans are hoping for.  Of course, NATO, the Brits, the French and others have a lot of expectations as well.  What happens first?

This should be interesting.


[Joe Madison Show Appearance] August 24th: Jack Talks on International Law and Libya

I appear on The Joe Madison Show in Washington DC on Wdnesday, August 24th at 8:30 a.m. e.t.  The Gaddafi is teetering on the edge of collapse after 42 years. NATO sorties have continued to bomb his compound for months and rebels finally stormed that compound yesterday.  The real question is: what comes next.

I will appear with Joe to talk about the Arab Spring and how that played a role in Libya. Most importantly, I will talk about what this means for the future of the country and what the United States Should expect.  This should be an interesting conversation.

Hope you can listen.