Trevor Timm, co-founder and executive director of the Freedom of the Press Foundation, discusses how the US government is using the Paris terrorist attack to justify banning Syrians and encryption – even though the attackers weren’t Syrian and didn’t use encryption.
Grant F. Smith, director of the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy, discusses Donald Trump’s controversial and unsupported claim that Arabs were celebrating on New Jersey rooftops immediately after the 9/11 attacks; and why nobody in the MSM can remember the well-documented reporting on the “dancing Israelis” from Urban Moving Systems who really were celebrating.
Alex Nowrasteh, the immigration policy analyst at the Cato Institute’s Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, discusses the statistics that prove Syrian refugees from 2001 onward haven’t posed a serious security threat to the United States.
Journalist and author Eric Margolis discusses Turkey’s shoot-down of a Russian bomber; and the close cooperation of the Israelis and Saudis on regional interests, including support for ISIS.
Gareth Porter, author of Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare, discusses why the Paris terrorist attack should make the Obama administration rethink its Syria policy; and why the US is so devoted to Saudi Arabia’s agenda.More Interviews