I’m back from my working vacation – Randi Rhodes was on vacation and I worked for her. And for that I am truly grateful!
So much happened over the past two weeks – from the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. King’s world-changing “I Have a Dream” speech to President Obama’s determination to bomb Syria. Some things just don’t make sense, and we’ll explore them on the show this morning.
I’m here early to give you the links to a few articles we’ll talk about on the show this morning.
First, from a little-known (before now) news site based in Minnesota, MintPressNews – “EXCLUSIVE: Syrians In Ghouta Claim Saudi-Supplied Rebels Behind Chemical Attack” . I’m attempting to contact Yahya Ababneh, the journalist who spoke with the rebels and others in Syria, upon whose reporting the piece is based. If we don’t get him today, I’ll keep trying. I did communicate with the site’s Executive Editor, Mnar Muhawesh, and will continue to pursue those lines.
Second, the respected McClatchy News Service published this piece today, “For some, US case for Syrian gas attack, Strike has too many holes“, and Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting offers this, “Which Syrian Chemical Attack Account is More Credible?“.
I urge caution. I remember too clearly the lies we were told to get us into an unjust and illegal war in Iraq – and believe that Colin Powell was also lied to.
To quote Bruce Springsteen from almost 20 years ago: “In 1985, blind faith in your leaders – or anything – will get you killed.”
*** Update *** After the show, I got some pushback on the MintPress story linked above. As I said earlier, I will continue to try to get someone involved with the story on the show tomorrow to answer the concerns I was made aware of.
Freelance journalist Zack Baddorfwas in Turkey for the last few weeks, reporting for Talk Radio News. He’s back home in Brooklyn now, and called in to give us his thoughts this morning.
And Laffy is back too… GottaLaff brought us these stories, and the one I talked about (Iraq veteran Emily Yates arrest on Saturday for peacefully protesting) is added at the end..