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Tonight’s Guest is T.J. Buonomo

T.J. Buonomo is the founder of Citizens for a Sovereign and Democratic Iraq and the editor of its online blog. He is a former Military Intelligence Officer, U.S. Army and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and Middle East Studies from the U.S. Air Force Academy. T.J. has spent the past 5 years researching the nexus between multinational corporations, markets, and U.S. covert operations in developing countries, with a particular focus on the Middle East and Latin America. His current research focus areas include international trade and its impact on developing nations, the geopolitics of energy, and the history of U.S.-Middle Eastern relations.

In 2002, Thomas “TJ” Buonomo entered the U.S. Air Force Academy, where he majored in Middle Eastern studies and also studied Arabic. When he graduated, TJ cross-commissioned into the Army, believing that being on the ground in the Middle East would be the best use of his knowledge and abilities. Although he supported the war in Afghanistan, TJ had serious misgivings and concerns about what the U.S. was doing in Iraq, and began writing e-mails to fellow officers expressing his views. His chain of command learned about the e-mails, investigated, and determined that his criticism of Vice President Dick Cheney constituted a crime under military law. Rather than court-martial him, the Army discharged him.
TJ’s Recent posts

·         March 28, 2010 Alternatives to National or Foreign Control of Iraq’s Oil

·         February 6, 2010 The Iraqi Oil Conundrum: Energy and Power in the Middle East

·         February 1, 2010 Nigeria: Lessons for Foreign Diplomats and Businessmen Operating in Iraq

·         December 28, 2009 Al Jazeera Coverage of Iraq Oil Law Proceedings

·         November 14, 2009 A Brief Introduction To Iraq: 1918-2009

·         November 13, 2009 The Need For An Activist Global Citizenry

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