November 8, 2017

Program Notes
  • Segment 1:

    What Are Jared, MBS and Netanyahu Up To?

    We begin with an examination of what may be behind the recent meeting between Jared Kushner and the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, MBS, after which a dozen Saudi princes were arrested and 2 killed in the name of stamping our corruption at the same time the Prime Minister of Lebanon resigns from office in Saudi Arabia and Iranian missiles are fired from Yemen at the Saudi capitol. Dov Zakheim, a former Undersecretary of Defense and Chief Financial Officer at the Department of Defense, joins us to discuss his article at Foreign Policy “Jared Kushner, Mohammed bin Salman, and Benjamin Netanyahu Are Up To Something”

  • Segment 2:

    Trump Has the Head of the CIA Talk to a Pro-Russian Conspiracy Theorist

    Then we examine the denial about Russian involvement in the US election that rejects the consensus of all US Intelligence Agencies, found both on the political right and the left and propagated by polar opposite news outlets such as Fox New and Breitbart and The Nation. Mark LowenthalPresident of the Intelligence and Security Academy who served as Assistant Director for Analysis and Production at the CIA and Vice Chairman for Evaluation on the National Intelligence Council, joins us. We will discuss the consternation among intelligence professionals that the head of the CIA at Trump’s urging, met with a former NSA official who advocates a conspiracy theory that a US Intelligence insider hacked the DNC not the Russians.

  • Segment 3:

    China's Leader Flatters Trump With the Imperial Treatment But Gives Him Nothing

    Then finally we look into President Trump’s trip to China where the Chinese leader is giving him the imperial treatment of pomp and ceremony and flattery, using an old Chinese strategy of treating Trump with great respect but giving him nothing. One of the world’s foremost experts on China, Perry Link the editor of the “Tiananmen Papers” who was blacklisted by the Chinese government in 1996, joins us to discuss the futility of trying to get the Chinese to pull America’s irons out of the fire with North Korea.