Leid Stories Stories and news that affect us all

May 2, 2013  

On this day two years ago, President Barack Obama was announcing that a team of U.S. Navy Seals had breached the walls of a fortified compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, and found and killed the FBI’s most wanted person, Osama bin Ladin. They took his body back via helicopter to a military base in Afghanistan for identification, and then buried it at sea within 24 hours. The nation was ecstatic. The man behind the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks was dead, finally dead, and not even in a blaze of glory. Leid Stories elicits from listeners their views on the impact of terrorism on their lives and the way they see the world, now that we live with Osama bin Laden’s ghost.

May 1, 2013  

The U.S. war-making machinery already has mobilized troops for possible military engagement in Syria. Hawks in Congress -- with Sen. John McCain (AZ) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (S.C.) in the lead -- have all but sanctioned a full-scale blowout against Bashar al Assad’s regime as the only solution to the country’s ongoing civil war and spillover chaos in the region. And now, reports by British and U.S. intelligence that Assad allegedly has used chemical weapons in rebel strongholds -- the “game changer” President Obama has said would make U.S. military action certain.

Stephen Lendman, a renowned author and research associate at the Center for Research on Globalization, joins Utrice Leid in a discussion on the inevitability of war with Syria.

« Newer Posts -

Podbean App

Play this podcast on Podbean App