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New World Notes - U.S. vs. Syria: What the Heck is Going On?

09/17/2013 12:00
09/17/2013 12:30

 

This week on New World Notes: radio program #289, September 17, 2013, from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m., host Kenneth Dowst looks at the hysteria about chemical-weapons use in Syria.

President Obama's rationale for bombing Syria is so preposterous, so illegal--and so unpersuasive to the American public--that one has to ask, What is this war-mongering really about?

The show features some provocative answers to that question by commentators Bruce Dixon and Eric Margolis, law professor Marjorie Cohn, singer Pete Seeger, and yours, truly. One thing all agree on: chemical weapons are not the real reason.

Marjorie Cohn audio excerpted from an interview on The Michael Slate Show. The complete show is available here: http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/70870. Thanks to Michael Slate.

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