Episode

1/3 No War With Iran w/ Alex Pareene & Vali Nasr

January 3, 2020

The New Republic’s Alex Pareene (@pareene) and author/academic Vali Nasr (@vali_nasr) join us to break down the news.

On today’s show: Flashback to 2015: Trump has no idea who Soleimani or Quds forces are.

Vali Nasr (@vali_nasr), Professor of Middle Eastern studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, joins us to discuss the Trump administration’s pre-emptive strike against Iran. Who was Qasem Soleimani and why was he important in Iran? The reasons Soleimani is popular in Iran. How will Iran be compelled to respond? What responses are on the table?

November 2011: Trump says Obama will start a war with Iran to get re-elected. Pete Hegseth busts his load for tough leader Trump. Bernie’s principled anti-war tweets. How would a war with Iran affect 2020? Ari Fleischer says Soleimani assassination could be a catalyst for Iranian freedom. Pompeo explains White House reasoning behind Soleimani assassination. DOD statement misnames Iranian Revolutionary Guard. Stuart Varney wonders if Congress can impeach a commander-in-chief at war. Australia is on fire, Cobargo residents upset with treatment by PM Scott Morrison.

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