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British journalist Yvonne Ridley: Does power make people crazy?

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It will be publicly broadcast Tuesday, July 23rd, 11 to noon Central, (archived here).

Guest: World-famous journalist Yvonne Ridley!

Undoubtedly the best-known Muslim journalist working in English, Yvonne Ridley has written for several of the biggest British publications, as well as al-Jazeera and Press TV. She is also an accomplished documentary filmmaker and one of Europe’s best known Muslim human-rights activists. Her books include In the Hands of the Taliban, Ticket to Paradise, and God Made Me!: Who Made You?

Yvonne rocketed to fame when she was captured by the Taliban on the eve of the US invasion of Afghanistan, then apparently targeted for a false-flag operation by US forces, who wanted to kill her and blame it on the Taliban.

After surviving the false-flag plot, Yvonne kept a promise to her captors to read the Qur’an – and she was amazed at what she found. She came to Islam in 2003, and has been a leading Muslim human rights activist and engagĂ©e journalist ever since.

In this interview, we touch on many current hot issues – Egypt, Syria, Snowden and the surveillance state, and much more. In the second half of the interview, Yvonne wonders – and I do too – whether power makes people crazy.

One Thought to “British journalist Yvonne Ridley: Does power make people crazy?”

  1. What? The US behind False Flags..
    Per their normal operations of dropping atomic bombs over hundreds of thousands of Civilians in Japan and a additional 1000 Sorties the burned 12 square miles of Tokyo's Civilian's to death or in Germany and confirmed by WWII images of city after city raised to the ground as bridges, roads, sea-naval ports bombed as well as air-ports where today they are still detonating those unexploded ordinances which caused millions to starve to death.

    Iraq, Afghanistan & Libya where dams, bridges, roads, city-centers had 5,000 # fuel bombs explode over Civilians. Power plants, sewer plants, water works, telephone systems and of course these were all Military targets?

    Oddly the term false flag means covert op's like the US killing millions in East Timor, Vietnam, Guatemala, Central & So. American Latin countries. Let along the US armed School of Americas genocide soldiers of US backed Dictators.

    Why hide your War Crimes & Crimes against humanity when its clear no American has been convicted or charged for them? Like the genocide in Guatemala and the CIA man who said, "We didn't do enough" as many tens of thousands of Civilians were slaughtered and Union rep's were murdered and all for Big Businesses.

    And the call "Muslim's" terrorist's? This after the FBI finds, creates and then after 63 Billion in DHS security hands these Patsy's a bomb used to change US Laws and millions for Israeli security companies and Israeli trained US Law enforcement through the GILEE program are taken to Israel then to Gaza to be shown "Terrorist's to only return home and beat fellow Citizen's head into the cement, spray pepper-spray into their mouths as SWAT busts the wrong doors down killing of all thing the Dog who barks to protect HIS property..

    Why do things covertly through false flags when their crimes are out in the open?

    Oh, remember WE are hated for our freedoms too. Perhaps the biggest False Flag of Propaganda ever told.

    Smile! Its "American" and YOU endorse it.

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