Mark Weisbrot, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, discusses Hillary Clinton’s role in the 2009 Honduran military coup.
Ray McGovern, a retired CIA officer turned political activist, discusses his lawsuit against the State Department for putting him on the BOLO list (Be On the Look Out) because of his silent protest at Hillary Clinton’s speech in 2011. Ray also discusses US intervention in Iraq and the legalities of war.
Stephen Zunes, a professor of politics and chair of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of San Francisco, discusses the US’s divide and conquer strategy in the Middle East; the origins of Iraq’s sectarian violence; and why Obama is more focused on deposing Syria’s Assad than eliminating the Islamic State.
Patrick Cockburn, an award winning columnist for The Independent and author of The Jihadis Return, discusses the incomprehensible US strategy in Syria and Iraq; whether the videotaped beheadings are a deliberate provocation or a sign of the Islamic State’s overconfidence; and ISIS’s recruiting success from the Sunni underclass.