Patrick Cockburn, an award-winning journalist with The Independent, discusses his 5-part series on what daily life is like for the Iraqis and Syrians unlucky enough to live under ISIS rule.
Eric Margolis, an internationally syndicated columnist and author of American Raj, discusses Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s change of mind on a two-state solution – after he completely ruled out a Palestinian state during re-election campaigning, earning a rebuke from the White House.
Trevor Aaronson, author of The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI’s Manufactured War on Terrorism, discusses how the FBI created a terrorist out of Sami Osmakac; a mentally ill, broke Florida man who was provided money and weapons by at least one FBI informant in an elaborate counterterrorism sting operation.
Ray McGovern, a former CIA analyst and co-founder of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS), discusses President Obama’s foreign policy advisers who are actively trying to sabotage the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine; and why the media can’t seem to remember that Victoria Nuland orchestrated the Ukrainian coup.
Gareth Porter, an award-winning independent journalist, discusses the remaining obstacles to an Iranian nuclear deal; why Israel’s Likud government and its supporters are trying so hard to sabotage a deal; and the history of bad intelligence assessments about Iran’s (non-existent) nuclear weapons program.