Alastair Crooke, a former British diplomat and founder of the Conflicts Forum, discusses how Washington’s foreign policy hawks are trying to stall an Obama-Putin agreement on Syria until Hillary Clinton is (presumably) elected so the new Cold War with Russia can proceed unabated.
Jared Labell, executive director of Taxpayers United of America, discusses President Harry S. Truman’s decision to drop atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945, and why it was and remains “the costliest threat to civilization that the State has ever produced.”
Jordan Smith, an award-winning investigative journalist with The Intercept, discusses why the state of Texas is about to execute Jeff Wood for a murder he didn’t commit in 1996, through use of the so-called law of parties.
Murtaza Hussain, a journalist with The Intercept, discusses the arrest of Washington, D.C. police officer Nicholas Young on trumped-up terrorism charges for sending $245 worth of gift cards to an FBI informant; and the FBI’s years-long effort to get Young to commit an illegal act.
Trevor Aaronson, author of The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI’s Manufactured War on Terrorism, discusses the just-discovered evidence that the FBI had an undercover agent at Pamela Geller’s 2015 “Draw Muhammad” event in Garland, Texas that was attacked by two men with assault rifles; and why it now appears the FBI should have known about the attack beforehand, and may have even instigated it.
Daniel McAdams, Executive Director of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity, discusses the Obama administration’s renewed military actions in Libya (still justified by the 2001 AUMF); how a real antiwar Republican (like Ron Paul) could effectively counter Hillary Clinton’s strange political strategy of appearing as hawkish as possible; and RPI’s Peace and Prosperity 2016 Conference on September 10th in Dulles, Virginia.
Edward Stringham, author of Private Governance: Creating Order in Economic and Social Life, discusses why Americans are losing confidence in their increasingly-militarized police forces; and the propaganda put out by pro-cop groups like Blue Lives Matter.
Mark Perry, author of Talking to Terrorists: Why America Must Engage with its Enemies, discusses US efforts to defeat the Islamic State in Iraq, which could happen just before the November presidential election, giving Hillary Clinton a big boost.
Nasser Arrabyee, a Yemeni journalist based in Sanaa, discusses the political unification of Houthi militias and former president Ali Abdullah Saleh’s party as Yemenis from the north and south risk their lives to fight against Saudi Arabia’s unrelenting destruction of the country.
Gareth Porter, an award-winning journalist and author of Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare, discusses Hillary Clinton’s hawkish foreign policy advisors who are already recommending air strikes against the Assad regime in Syria in a push for regime change – even though ISIS or Al Qaeda would effectively become the new government.
James Carden, a contributing writer for The Nation and former advisor on Russia at the US State Department, discusses Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy team of neocons and liberal hawks that is shaping up to be the most belligerent in a generation; and the “reverse domino theory” currently in vogue that advocates regime-changing Georgia and Ukraine to foment a Russian revolution against Putin.
Anthony Walker, a former Army psychological operations specialist who served in Afghanistan and Yemen, discusses the unnecessary death and destruction caused by JSOC’s direct action task force in Afghanistan; and how this brutal program has left Afghans distrustful of their own government and made nation-building all but impossible.
James Ostrowski, a lawyer and author from Buffalo, New York, discusses his new book “The Impeachment of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton: for High Crimes in Syria and Libya;” and why critics of Hillary’s role in Benghazi would be well served to take a broader look at the Libyan war.