Dan Cohen discusses what he calls one of the greatest scandals in modern American history, America’s role in helping start the Syrian civil war. Under President Obama, says Cohen, the CIA started funding and arming the “moderate rebels,” who actually were mostly members of Al-Qaeda and its offshoots. Cohen explains the various name changes that these jihadist groups have undergone, which have allowed the media and the public to pretend that America’s new alliance with these extremists wasn’t what it clearly was: nothing short of treason.
Discussed on the show:
- “By protecting Syria’s Idlib, the US created a safe haven for Baghdadi and ISIS | The Grayzone” (The Grayzone)
- “ISIS Leader Paid Rival for Protection but Was Betrayed by His Own” (The New York Times)
- “Presenting The Syria Deception: Al Qaeda Goes to Hollywood (VIDEO)” (The Grayzone)
- “The Redirection” (The New Yorker)
Dan Cohen is a journalist and co-producer of the award-winning documentary, Killing Gaza. His website is dancohenmedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @dancohen3000.
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