Ray McGovern, a retired CIA officer turned political activist, discusses his lawsuit against the State Department for putting him on the BOLO list (Be On the Look Out) because of his silent protest at Hillary Clinton’s speech in 2011. Ray also discusses US intervention in Iraq and the legalities of war.
Raeford Davis, a former police officer in South Carolina, discusses how ending the war on drugs and guns would help the problem of police violence.
Stephen Zunes, a professor of politics and chair of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of San Francisco, discusses the US’s divide and conquer strategy in the Middle East; the origins of Iraq’s sectarian violence; and why Obama is more focused on deposing Syria’s Assad than eliminating the Islamic State.
Peter Van Buren, author of We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People, discusses his article “Apocalypse Now, Iraq Edition: Fighting in Iraq Until Hell Freezes Over.”
Patrick Cockburn, an award winning columnist for The Independent and author of The Jihadis Return, discusses the incomprehensible US strategy in Syria and Iraq; whether the videotaped beheadings are a deliberate provocation or a sign of the Islamic State’s overconfidence; and ISIS’s recruiting success from the Sunni underclass.More Interviews
Today’s show: Matthew Hoh, Mark Weisbrot 12-3 eastern time
Today’s Show: Raeford Davis, Ray McGovern 12-3 eastern time
Today’s show: Stephen Zunes 12-3 eastern time