Katherine Hawkins, the National Security Fellow at OpenTheGovernment.org, discusses the lies hidden inside the Senate report on CIA torture; the Office of Legal Council’s memos authorizing the program; and the CIA’s lies to the credulous Department of Justice.
Blogger Marcy Wheeler discusses the government’s persecution of CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling, who faces 80 years in prison on unproven, circumstantial evidence under the Espionage Act, related to his communication with journalist James Risen about the CIA’s Merlin operation against Iran.
Muhammad Sahimi, professor of chemical engineering at USC, discusses his article “Washington’s Hawks Provide Ammunition for Tehran’s Hawks;” and why a failed Iran nuclear deal would probably cause Iran’s moderate President Rouhani to be replaced by an Ahmadinejad clone.
Giorgio Cafiero, founder of Gulf State Analytics, discusses how Sunni-Shia sectarian tensions could be inflamed across the Middle East if Saudi Arabia carries out its death sentence on popular Shi’ite cleric and political dissident Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr.
Grant F. Smith, director of the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy, discusses the IRmep commissioned poll showing Americans believe Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should be investigated for nuclear weapons tech smuggling before he is allowed to visit the US.More Interviews