Iven Hale hosts today's show featuring analysis of US military action in the Middle East as well as the music of, and a movie about, Portland based singer-songwriter Elliot Smith.
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It's so obvious that the "War on Terror" cannot possibly accomplish what it claims to be its goals that either those who are running the war are utter fools, or else their goals are quite different from what they say they are. David Mizner explores the most likey unstated purposes of the war in a piece on the Jacobin Magazine website. Here Clayton Morgareidge lays out the main points. 8:11 minutes (5.62 MB)
What does the US think it's doing as it resumes bombing in Iraq and adds parts of Syria to its target list? And what will be the likely result of these actions? Middle East Reports (MERIP) is the magazine that covers the Middle East from a critical left perspective, and here its editor Chris Toesing talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about these questions.
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12:39 minutes (8.69 MB)