American Horrors: Regime Change in Iraq to the Rise of ISIS (Podcast)


Jeremy Scahill – Intercepted Podcast

Photo illustration: Elise Swain/The Intercept; Photo: Getty Images (3)

30 Oct 2019 – President Donald Trump is gloating over the reported death of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. This week on Intercepted: Amid the grandstanding and partisan bickering, no one wants to talk about the decades of U.S. policy that helped give rise to ISIS and al-Qaeda. Jeremy Scahill discusses how U.S. policy opened a Pandora’s Box in Iraq and Syria. Islamic studies scholar Amanda Rogers discusses the actual founder of ISIS, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, and how ISIS adopted tactics from the U.S. war on terror. War reporter Mike Giglio talks about his time on the ground covering ISIS. He documents the experience in his new book, Shatter the Nations: ISIS and the War for the Caliphate.


Jeremy Scahill is an investigative reporter, war correspondent and author of the international bestselling books Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield and Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army. He has reported from Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Yemen, Nigeria, the former Yugoslavia and elsewhere across the globe. Scahill has served as the National Security Correspondent for The Nation Magazine and Democracy Now!. His work has sparked several Congressional investigations and won some of journalism’s highest honors. He was twice awarded the prestigious George Polk Award, in 1998 for foreign reporting and in 2008 for his book Blackwater. Scahill is a producer and writer of the award-winning film Dirty Wars, which premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and has been nominated for an Academy Award. jeremy.scahill@​

Go to Original –

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Share this article:

DISCLAIMER: The statements, views and opinions expressed in pieces republished here are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily represent those of TMS. In accordance with title 17 U.S.C. section 107, this material is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. TMS has no affiliation whatsoever with the originator of this article nor is TMS endorsed or sponsored by the originator. “GO TO ORIGINAL” links are provided as a convenience to our readers and allow for verification of authenticity. However, as originating pages are often updated by their originating host sites, the versions posted may not match the versions our readers view when clicking the “GO TO ORIGINAL” links. This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a ‘fair use’ of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information go to: If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond ‘fair use’, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

One Response to “American Horrors: Regime Change in Iraq to the Rise of ISIS (Podcast)”

  1. Scratch Paddy says:

    I’m a little saddened, really, that with all the “low-down” and “special insight” we’re supposed to take away from this in depth and insider information we’re given, here, about the origins of Bagdadi and Bin Laden; his reporting still carries the complete Council on Foreign Relations and 9/11 Commission narrative and assumptions that “Arab Terrorists” had anything to do with 9/11.

    He has done lots of research in the field. Maybe he needs to spend some time doing some research, now, at home and explain why for the first (and only) time in history, three steel framed buildings “collapsed” completely, into their footprints, “as a result of [‘office’] fires”, and how this was all orchestrated by a man living in a cave, on dialysis and armed with a laptop.

    But maybe, for someone who reports for the Atlantic, even the suggestion of any other option should not be expected.