Phil Giraldi discusses the messy coalition of countries and non-state actors promoting Syrian regime change; how al Qaeda has benefited from instability in Iraq and Syria; the rock-bottom quality of US politicians; and how Syria’s President Assad is striking back against Turkey by enabling Kurdish regional autonomy.
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In continuation of our tribute to Alan Bock, Gene Berkman and John Seiler will both be on to discuss the impact of Bock’s work on the libertarian movement.
Bios: John Seiler has been an editorial writer with The Orange County Register for 19 years. He is also is the managing editor of CalWatchDog.com. Owner of the legendary Renaissance Books bookstore in Riverside. In 1972 he helped found the Libertarian Party in California.
Phil Giraldi will be on to discuss Obama’s speech as it relates to Israel. Read Giraldi’s latest here.
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Bio: Phil Giraldi Is a former “counter-terrorism” specialist and military intelligence officer of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and a columnist and television commentator who is the Executive Director of the Council for the National Interest, a group that advocates for more even handed policies by the U.S. government in the Middle East. Giraldi served the CIA for eighteen years in Turkey, Italy, Germany, and Spain and speaks those nations’ languages.
He has written columns on terrorism, intelligence, and security issues for The American Conservative magazine, Huffington Post, and Antiwar.com and op-ed pieces for the Hearst Newspaper chain. He has been interviewed by Good Morning America, 60 Minutes, MSNBC, FOX News, National Public Radio, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the British Broadcasting Corporation, al-Jazeera, al-Arabiya and other outlets. During the 2008 presidential primaries, Giraldi served as a foreign policy adviser to Ron Paul.
Christopher Anders will be on to discuss the new Congressional measure to sanction extreme war powers. Read about it here.
Bio: Christopher Anders is senior legislative counsel in the ACLU’s Washington Legislative Office.
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