Former CIA counter terrorism officer and Antiwar.com columnist Philip Giraldi discusses his information that Secretaries Rice and Gates have once again been sidelined by Vice President Cheney who remains bent on war with Iran, the truth about al Qaeda and what is to be done about them and the case of former FBI translator-whistleblower Sibel Edmonds and her allegations of crimes by powerful government officials and foreign spies.
Chalmers Johnson discusses his recent article, “How To Sink America,” how U.S. politicians and candidates refuse to discuss the looming economic collapse, the staggering amount we spend on our military, how the “defense” industry is our only prosperous sector, the failure of our educational system, America’s pipe dream of global domination, the similarity between America and the Roman Empire in structure, overextended militarism, and inevitable collapse, the impossibility of maintaining a republican form of government and an empire, and, of course, the principle of blowback.
Gareth Porter discusses his recent story in The Nation: “Bush’s Iran/ Argentina Terror Frame-Up“: How the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Argentina has always been blamed on Iran via Hezbollah by the U.S. and Israel despite conflicting evidence and how the Bush administration is rehashing this incident to implicate Iran as the most dangerous terrorist threat in the world. Porter also discusses his article: “How The Pentagon Planted A False Story” about the War Party’s manipulation of the story of the Iranian speedboats’ and U.S. ships in the Persian Gulf.
Luke Ryland, proprietor of the blogs Against All Enemies, Let Sibel Edmonds Speak, discusses the new articles in the London Sunday Times about the Sibel Edmonds case and indications of an FBI cover-up of their long-term investigation into the alleged Israeli-Pakistani-Neocon axis of nuclear spying in the United States.
David T. Beito, director of the Liberty and Power group blog at the History News Network, discusses the lives, times and principles of Old Right thinkers Isabel Paterson, Rose Wilder Lane and Zora Neale Hurston, their promotion of individual liberty and lassie fair and opposition to the New Deal, World War II, the Cold War, the nuking of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and racism.
Juan Cole, professor of history at the University of Michigan, discusses current events in Iraq, the “re-Ba’athification” law, relations between various Iraqi factions such as the Sadrists, Da’wa/ISCI, former Ba’athists, “al Qaeda in Iraq,” Kurds and Arabs in Kirkuk and the consequences of U.S. policy toward them all.
Former Constitutional law litigator, author and blogger, Glenn Greenwald, discusses the scandal surrounding the White House and CIA’s destruction of the video tapes of al Qaeda suspects and the various possible counts of perjury and obstruction of justice now being investigated by Justice Department prosecutor John Durham.