Geraldo Rivera Fights Fox Hosts Over Trump’s Iran Attack

Geraldo Rivera Fights Fox Hosts Over Trump’s Iran Attack

>>Fox News has done what you would expect
it to do in the follow-up to Donald Trump’s decision to assassinate Iran’s top military
commander. They are defending him and they’re doing so
aggressively. However, there was one person on Fox that
kinda surprised me, and that was Geraldo Rivera, take a look.>>Now we have taken this huge military escalation. Now I fear the worst. You’re gonna see the US markets go crazy today. You’re gonna see the price of oil spiking
today. This is a very, very big deal.>>And I don’t know if you heard, but this
isn’t about his resume of blood and death. It is about what was next. We stopped the next attack. That’s what I think you’re missing.>>According to the Secretary of State.>>So we should allow the next attack?>>By what credible source can you predict
what the next Iranian move would be?>>Right, so Secretary of State and American
intelligence provided that material.>>Well, they’ve been excellent. They’ve been excellent. The US intel just has been excellent. Since 2003, when we invaded Iraq, disrupted
the entire region for no real reason. Don’t for a minute start cheering this on. What you have done, what we have done, we
have unleashed->>I will cheer it on. I will cheer it on.>>Then you, like Lindsay Graham, have never
met a war you didn’t like.>>That is not true, and don’t even say that.>>If President Trump wanted de-escalation-
>>We should just let him kill us for another 15 years.>>If President Trump wanted de-escalation
and to bring our troops home. What this was a reaction to-
>>What about the 700 Americans who are dead? Should they not be happy because of him?>>What about the tens of thousands of Iraqis
who have died since 2003? You have to start seeing things. What the hell are we doing in Baghdad in the
first place?>>So you want-
>>Why are we there?>>So you want-
>>Why aren’t these forces home?>>You’re blaming President Bush for the maniacal
killing of Saddam Hussein?>>I am blaming President Bush. I am blaming President Bush in 2003 for those
fake weapons of mass destruction that never existed.>>My goodness.>>And the con job that drew us into that
war.>>Every once in a while there is someone
on Fox who has this like strange moment of clarity, and it’s always a fascinating thing
to watch. Especially when they’re debating someone like
Brian Kilmeade who just responds, I will cheer it on I will cheer it on. He’s such a clown. So Geraldo Rivera’s absolutely right. I mean, I love the fact that he cited the
ridiculous, I mean, it was a lack of intelligence indicating that Saddam Hussein had weapons
of mass destruction. The American people were lied to, and we engage
in a preemptive war. And something very similar is happening today. As we know, Mike Pompeo couldn’t name anything
specific when it came to Soleimani and how he allegedly served as an imminent threat
to the United States. Where’s the intelligence on that? Can we see it? No, we can’t. Which means that he’s lying, right? So it’s just a repeat of what we went through
in 2003. We’re still in Iraq.>>Yeah.>>And I love the fact that Geraldo is calling
it how he sees it. Because we need that in the media, especially
on a platform like Fox News.>>Well, also, the good thing that Geraldo
did is that he questioned even the premise that we’re fit to dictate the events in the
Middle East. I mean, and he was even mentioning dead Iraqis,
which you never hear in the US media->>Right, absolutely.>>Even amongst liberals. You never hear what about the tens of thousands
of Iraqis we killed? Which is probably even more than that but,
so yeah, I mean, it is like a glitch in the matrix a little bit when something on Fox
goes like that and you kind of have to agree with them. But at the same time it made me feel a little
bit heartened that this does feel like it’s different from 2002. Cuz I remember that time really well I and
it felt at the time that everyone was on board with the war. Like that everyone was cheering it on, enthusiastic. There was a vibrant anti-war movement, but
outside of that sort of what at the time was a relatively fringe position there was genuine
enthusiasm to go into Iraq. I just don’t see that now. Even Kilmeade who is like a brain dead automaton
can’t even muster up the, he says the words but I don’t feel the same conviction.>>Yeah, I think you’re right. Now, I’m seeing similarities, and we’ll go
to examples of that in just a minute. But I think what makes this different is the
country’s in a different place right now. Remember, the Bush administration tried to
make it appear as though Iraq was somehow involved in 9/11.>>Yeah.>>When it wasn’t.>>Right.>>So that enthusiasm in 2002 I think had
a lot to do with the intentional misinformation about Iraq. And then also look, I mean, we have been at
war in Afghanistan and Iraq for a long time now and we know what the cost is, both financially
and when it comes to human lives. And so, yeah, Americans are sick of it because
chances are someone you know or you yourself has a family member who has paid the consequences
of this military profiteering.>>Right, I would say that the political theater
around this moment has striking parallels to the lead up of what was happening with
Bush administration and the drumming of war in Iraq, but also in Afghanistan in general. I think about this Howard Zinn quote where
he says, how can you have a war on terrorism when war itself is terrorism, right? So we rarely think about the framing of national
security. We just jump in, especially traditional media,
and yes, there was a fluke in Geraldo Rivera and his rant which was phenomenal. But if you’ve been watching Geraldo, he’s
actually taken surprising stances in this last year defending Ilhan Omar and Rashida
Talib against attacks, vicious harassment by Trump. And so this is kind of, I think, him really
having a moment of morality, and his own moral clarity, around what this administration alledged
to stand by, which was supposed to be ending endless wars.>>Right.>>And then seeing what this was a continuation
of in the worst possible way, right? And that’s what Bush’s attack represented,or
the Bush administration’s involvement, continued occupation in Iraq, continued involvement
in Afghanistan also represented. But I will also add that it’s not just the
lack of intelligence, it’s fabricated intelligence.>>Totally.>>And also the rhetoric that we use to talk
about it. When we talk about the preeminent strike,
and there’s intelligence to suggest that they’re never gonna release, that this is something
that we had to do. Well, I would urge people to substitute preemptive
with aggressive because that’s what the US has been doing but, again, under the veil
of terrorism and that’s how we get away with it.>>Right, look, it’s like walking into someone’s
home.>>Yeah.>>Right? And shooting them dead.>>And then saying I suspected that this person
was gonna harm me in the future and so I had to-
>>It’s stand your ground laws.>>Yeah.>>It’s absolutely stand your ground laws
and this is the culture of America.>>And look here’s the thing, right? So I know that there are gonna be bad actors,
dishonest people who are gonna watch our coverage and they’re gonna try to make it seem as though
we’re defending someone like the person who just got assassinated.>>Yeah, Soleimani, yeah.>>That is, Soleimani, that is not what’s
happening here. We acknowledge he’s a bad person.>>Yeah.>>But you also have to acknowledge that Mohammed
Bin Salman’s a bad person. Saudi Arabia, bad actor, very much involved
in 9/11. But we work with the bad people all the time,
right? So don’t buy into this narrative about like,
this is about national security. This is about keeping people safe. Especially when they can’t provide the fabricated
intelligence that they keep citing.>>This is the other thing that I just wanna
add really quickly, because this proves that the US is just aligning with its own interests,
not aligning with good or bad people. But the US had listed the IRGC as a terrorist
organization back in April. So you know that something was in the works. At the same time, a couple of years ago, what
did they do? MEK, which is, some people would say, a guerrilla
terrorist organization, they delisted them off of the terrorist list because people like
Giuliani and Bolton were getting money from this group. And so they had hedged their bets on MEK taking
over and usurping the current Islamic revolutionary movement. So these guys are just looking out for themselves. And that’s the big issue and Soleimani, I
do want to add this too, is definitely not a good guy either. And there are people in the region that are
rejoicing in this moment because they’ve seen the bloodshed that his tactical strategic
involvement in Syria and Lebanon, putting down protests. He was just coming back From Beirut to Baghdad,
actually, making sure that the protests were not gonna upset or destabilize Hezbollah. And so going from there to Iran’s involvement
in Iran, and of course Iraq and putting down protests in Iran themselves, there’s not a
lot of love lost on this guy. But that also doesn’t mean we didn’t need
to put the region in a position to become horribly destabilized.>>Further destabilized, right?>>Right.>>So it’s not simply about what the Trump
Administration did and how it impacted Iran or its military. It’s about what comes after that.>>Absolutely.>>And then one final thing, because we haven’t
mentioned it all through the show yet and it’s important to mention history, right? And mention how US aggression, not just recently
but throughout the decades, has led to the moment that we’re experiencing right now. Look, the United States just engaged, orchestrated
a coup in Bolivia to rid the country of a popular leader, Evo Morales, right? Now, leftist leader, of course. The US has a history of doing coup d’etats
everywhere, including Iran in 1953. The United States decided we’re gonna do a
coup. We’re going to get rid of a democratically
elected Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadegh, and those actions lead to consequences. So when people ask, why is it that these Middle
Eastern countries hate us so much? They don’t hate us cuz they’re jealous of
us, okay? Don’t listen to idiotic superficial morons
like Bill Maher, okay? Open a book, look into history, and understand
how US aggression toward democratically elected leaders in other countries has led to the
experience that we’re seeing today, period.>>Yeah, the other thing that I would add
is that just two weeks ago the Washington published something called the Afghanistan
Papers which showed that basically everything that the government has told us about the
war in Afghanistan since 2001, from the very beginning, Bush administration, Obama administration,
and the Trump administration, has been a lie. Basically everything has been a lie. So whatever narrative the Pentagon or the
State Department pushes now on this intervention, whether there was some sort of imminent strike
coming on behalf of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard, it’s all lies. You can’t trust any of it, any of it. And that’s what drives me crazy about the
way the media reports, and not just Fox News but like the New York Times. They’ll just parrot whatever the State Department
or the Pentagon says uncritically when they themselves just uncovered that everything
about the Afghanistan War was a lie, basically everything.>>Right.>>Right. They’ll just repeat the same mistakes over
and over again in regurgitating State Department talking points.>>Right.>>Yeah.>>Yeah, and as you were saying, there’s a
formal public narrative that is being discussed in traditional media and then there’s informal
policy that’s happening on the ground through our military, through our intelligence, through
the Pentagon. An example of that is our involvement between
1980 and 1988 in the Irani-Iraq War that happened. We formally were supplying Iraq, but informally,
through the Contras, selling weapons to Iran. So we are just really in the game, as you
were saying, of destabilizing the region for our own economic benefit. Which usually means expanding military involvement,
which means private contractors winning out or hold over nuclear weapons that Saddam had
stockpiles of that we accused him of having from us in the 1980s. So I love that you were urging people to take
a look at the history of our involvement in the region because it’s not only just been
1953.>>It’s throughout the decades
>>It’s throughout the decades. And then also, this is something else we talked
about earlier, Nando and I, was when we say no war with Iran, we should take a step back
because we have had economic sanctions on Iran and that is a form of warfare.>>Yes.>>And who suffers? It’s always the people. And I love the fact in the earlier hour you
were talking about, and Geraldo Rivera too, that the people on the ground are an afterthought
to us in the US. And we think about, it’s gonna be World War
III just because we think that American troops are gonna come back in body bags. That’s our only conception of what it means
for us to be violently involved. And I think we just have to not only learn
about our history, but expand our understanding and our compassion for what our country has
done to other people, and, again, why they hate us for that.>>Right, look, there’s a reason why our public
schools don’t teach us about the US orchestrated coups abroad, right?>>Yeah.>>It’s because our government wants to keep
its people stupid so we get scared every single time they fear monger about the boogeyman
abroad. And we essentially allow them to carry out
the type of aggression that we’re seeing today. We need to be smarter than that and we need
to avoid repeating the same mistakes. And it’s devastating that we keep making the
same mistake over and over again.

100 thoughts on “Geraldo Rivera Fights Fox Hosts Over Trump’s Iran Attack

  1. Thank you US armed forces for removing this TERRORIST from the face of the Earth. Good call POTUS Trump 2020. Tyt is fascist propaganda

  2. Do not be fooled – slimy TRump is at it again – anything goes when it comes to derailing his IMPEACHMENT and EXPULSION from office. This narcissistic sociopath will stop at nothing in his quest for money and power – not even starting a war!

  3. No one wants war, which is the r e a s o n why we eliminated Soleimani. His provocations and killings have come to an end.

  4. I'm from the UK and can remember, exactly the same lies fed to us. Exactly the same pro war media and exactly the same public support for it.


  6. Trump commited MURDER of the irranian officials, hand him over to the irranian courts of justice to be tried for MURDER

  7. Trump should be handed over to the irranian courts of justice to be tried for MURDER of government officials

  8. I have a feeling that TYT are a fifth column. I think that the US has been heavily infiltrated. Since 1979 Iran has constantly vowed to destroy Israel and the US. This has nothing to do with Trump it has to do with their religious beliefs. If we don't fight them now, our children will have to fight them. And, by that time Iran will have nuclear arms.

  9. I applaud Geraldo and damn Fox News in general. Thanks for posting this. Up until recently I haven't seen Geraldo as anything but a Murdock puppet. Iraq War – damned, Trump's action bedamned – Finally ! No way Geraldo will be invited back anytime soon.

  10. I hate every time I hear a so-called "progressive' call Soleiman a "bad actor" the way Ana just did. He wasn't good, nor was he bad, what he was for a majority of people in the Middle East a freedom fighter like Che Guevara ….who defeated ISIL  and was on the front line in the resistance of Western imperialism. In other words, a hero like George Washington, in fact, like all the founding Fathers of the US Constitution, are for Americans….who were war criminals responsible for the deaths of millions.

  11. Because of her big heart and genuineness I still like Maytha, even though she is a misguided liberal. I got NO respect for Ana who is a hypocrite on many subjects and has been caught lying about the right.

  12. The US has been a world bully for decades. It is disgusting but our press lets the government get away with these aggressive acts because it sells news. We have a truly sick society.

  13. If we really want to demonstrate our opposition to war mongers, we should all be endorsing Tulsi Gabbard. The cornerstone of her campaign is to reign in the hawks. So if we wish to send Washington a serious message of our concern for the American image abroad, Tulsi Gabbard is an earth quake of statement.

  14. This guy we just murdered, was the guy who saved Baghdad, Damascus, and REGIONS from ISIS. We fought with him. Then we joined ISIS (covertly). Stop spewing about another 'bad guy'. He was someone fighting for his own land. We sure as hell can't say that.

  15. Black Panthers were a “Terrorist Organization” but the Kkk ARE not. THEY classify anyone in opposition to their goals, A Terrorist!

  16. No… someone you agree with. So when they don't you talk debate.. sorry wrong group. You make fun of call them names..And then wonder why MILLIONS are now watching any more.

    Hey.. just search their videos. NO ONE is watching any more.

  17. 'Next attack' familiar to anybody! Pathetic group of people, well done to the only person making sense on an otherwise morally bankrupt show. This is a disaster steadily boiling away, ready to explode. Even the war mongers will be staggered at how bad this will be if it escalates.

  18. At least Geraldo Rivera was once a good reporter, when he worked for EyeWitness News, ABC. Then he was hit over the head with his EGO. Became an idiot, then a Republican. Pretty much the same thing, whichever way you look at it. lol

  19. Geraldo was probably trying to get into the news cycle himself and decided that some Truth wouldn't hurt once in a while. I don't trust the guy who says "Trump is a great friend ( and so a good President)" … see recent Bill Maher interview. He's a good friend because he wants something from you ( as a reporter, show host) and you haven't said anything critical yet, you dummy. You now see how gracious he's going to be.

  20. Murica? Once again. Trying to build yet another fake scenario for invasion, like Iraq, Afghanistan or earlier Gulf Of Tonkin. Once again Murica showing its greed for another countries resources of oil and the petro dolllar. Just like trying to force regime change in Venezuela? All over oil again. Yet they bore everyone to death with the rants about freedom and democracy? Wherever they have been, they only cause division and wars. Nothing but a Pariah state

  21. Cannot someone be sent to jail? Well if a person 'seeks' intelligence on someone and something is found due too it being asked for. Which could happen. Then use this as cause for another agenda mission it's this a murder in the western world no matter.

  22. His clarity is like all liberals they feel so much for these shitbags that it gets pendantic and absurd. The number one reason we had to go into Iraq was that we were faced with the USD devaluing. Now, you could argue that's not a reason to go to war and that you'd rather remain poor all of your existence but without Oil and USD the country's domestic quality of living is gone. Secondly Saddam Hussein was the top of the line in characters in the ME that made the world an evil place. All those that follow also would make our corruption look like kindergarten when it comes to human abuses and attacks on human rights as well as war crimes.

    You attack Trump for commiting a "war crime" for killing a guy notorious for war crimes and then bring up Saddam Hussein the biggest war criminal of them all?

  23. Geraldo is an opportunist. His main concern was about Hispanics(his people) being ill treated. It would therefore be hypocritical if he supported Trumps actions on Muslims or his attacks on the "squad".

  24. Yes, Go Trump, straight to jail. 🍊 man with small 🖐 🖐 need a orange suit to go with his face. Nobody will understand until something comes toward you. So guess what, you’re selfish and should be so proud of yourself, not looking at our future. There’s still people and children in cages. Republicans, what was the reason to kill someone that can attack our country. It’s like trump is trying to take us down with him. You may not see it now, but when you do see it, it may be too late. Last 4 years, lies, everyday. Hope trump lovers will wake up and get out of Hell. This is where our country is now. Trump does not know about our history. Trump supporters don’t care. Just sickening.

  25. You deleted my comment because I was telling the truth! Yes millions not “tens of thousands” have died in the Middle East at the hands of American government terrorism!

  26. A war in an election year, right in the middle of the impeached President's removal from office hearings. Convenient.

  27. I’ve already told you many times,get ‘this whiney little TYT bitch outta my face, Do I have to contact FCC about this gross intrusion in my life? Ken Jamison

  28. To republicans that Iraqi oil is worth every American soldiers life and every Iraqi who has died so we can continue to control where the Iraqi oil goes. We are sending 3500 more American soldiers there now to sacrifice for the oil. Soon more and more American soldiers will be asked to die so we can control the oil.

  29. I used to listen to TYT and looked forward to fortitudinous material. Those days are clearly gone. Mentally defective fools blabbering opinion is all that is left. Opinions are right up there with anuses. There is one inside every pair of asscheeks. No one cares about opinions. Give us real news. Bye, TYT.

  30. Iraq was all bushes bullshit, but this asshole has killed 100s of 1000s of Iraq Iran Americans all he lived 15 years to long

  31. What would u do with the likes of this man Were's your moral compass when do you make the choice he the planner funder mastermind

  32. Oh Ana how sexy a smart woman is,,,, Thank You so much for mentioning US actions like the coup on Mossadeq and other anti democratic actions the US has committed over the last 70 years. I am loving the honesty here on this upload.

  33. What some right wing people don't seem to understand is that the U.S. troops are terribly exposed to drones and short range missiles. This could also involve Russian troops and Israeli civilians. Very combustible and dangerous . Defense Secretary Mattis would have never allowed this irresponsible move.

  34. Trump is not republican he doesn't want to run Iran wait and see u all are jumping to conclustions to change that u have to give it equal time to work so let's be smarter rather than reactionist

  35. Dont know who the young guy is but "everyone" was not on board going to war with Iraq in 2003. Unless he means everyone in the mainstream media. There were massive protests against going to war. People got on board after the invasion and quickly soured to it. Also the question should be "why" are we going to war with Iran. Hint: It's not about oil. It's about Hezbollah and Israel. Until recently Israel has had the power to blast Lebanon to pieces whenever something happend that they didn't agree with. Then Iran supplied modern weapons to Hezbollah in southern Lebanon and it changed the game. Israel would like to get the U.S. to take care of the Iranian problem.

  36. That missile attack looks fake because if u look at those lights, it looks like at one point they glide together but don't plow up wow.

  37. This is so crazy where lord God where do these people come from at a time like this we need laws that’s will shut these people up who is using the media to spew their venoms and hate for this country

  38. Lady you have something that is far more valuable than what they have and you people don’t want freedom you just want to hate the freedom you and please go to Iran and live it will never happen because the you people are against your president you would be ;be headed

  39. Ana youre such a liar.
    Sulemani was guilty of killing over 600 American Troops and thousands more Iraqis syrians and Iranians. Who you kidding you just hate Trump. If Trump had done nothing and sulaimani attacked us then you'd be attacking Trump give me a break with this fake news bulshit

  40. Ummm Jeraldo……the "credible source" ….is historic fact. I guess you forget that your boy Obama designated Suleiman as a terrorist. Shame on you What a liberal mouthpiece you have become.

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