The bombs explode at home


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 , 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.

Also on the show today, I spoke with Sahil Kapur of Talking Points Memo, who clearly outlined the four faction’s fights as Washington begins debating this very sensitive situation.

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..

Man arrested for allegedly threatening to behead Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii)

VIDEO: Alan Grayson spars with Alex Witt on #Syria. Grayson wins.

Quickie: Ross Perot donates $1,000,000 to Planned Parenthood

Florida voter fraud investigations come up empty… again

VIDEO– Anderson Cooper: Pat Robertson’s like “elderly relative who doesn’t get out of bed much, blurts out nonsensical sentences”

VIDEO: Marco Rubio heckled at tea party summit in Florida

Mercury found in high levels in deep Pacific Ocean fish implicates coal-burning power plants in Asia

 Woman Violently Arrested for Protesting Syrian Military Action