Episode

11/3 Juan Cole: The Future of ISIL & Saudi Arabia’s War Crimes in Yemen

November 3, 2016

Professor Juan Cole of the University of Michigan and the creator of Informed Comment Blog explains the different factions fighting ISIL in Mosul. How ISIL is using Civilians as human shields. How many ISIL fighters are there in Mosul? The future of ISIL after it loses territory. What is Turkey’s role in Iraq?  What Iraq’s government needs to do to stop angering Sunnis. The four major parties in Iraq and why Iraq needs a labor party. Iran’s role in Iraq and why Iraq’s Shia Government is not particularly close to Iran. Why is Saudi Arabia bombing Yemen? Who are the Houthis. The air war against Houthis and why its a stupid and brutal strategy. Why is the United States backing Saudi Arabia in Yemen? And Hillary Clinton’s traditional and regressive leadership in the Middle East.

Chris Cillizza’s amazingly stupid pro-FBI column and Barck Obama calls out James Comey.

On The Fun Half: President Obama’s awful response to the Dakota pipeline. Megyn Kelly confirms that Roger Ailes sexually harassed her. Donald Trump has an episode and Trump targets Katy Tur. David Duke talks “CNN Jews” and freaks out at a Senate debate in Lousiana.  Also your calls and IMs.

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