Eric Schuler, author of The Daily Face Palm, discusses whether Hillary Clinton’s Syria policy is due to stupidity or “something worse;” and how the terrible presidential debates have made libertarian ideas on immigration and foreign policy an appealing alternative to the status quo.
Gilbert Doctorow, the European Coordinator of The American Committee for East West Accord, discusses why the US-Russia confrontation in Ukraine and Syria is far more serious than generally understood, and could easily lead to a shooting war – especially if Hillary Clinton is serious about imposing a no fly zone in Syria.
Martha Mundy, a professor of anthropology at the London School of Economics and author of Governing Property, Making the Modern State: Law, Administration and Production in Ottoman Syria, discusses how decades of neoliberal/IMF/World Bank economic policy degraded Yemen’s agricultural production, making the country especially vulnerable to famine from the Saudi-led blockade and bombing campaign – which are clearly war crimes.
Sandy Tolan, author of Children of the Stone, discusses why the $38 billion US military aid package to Israel marks the end of both Washington’s role in an Israel-Palestinian peace process and any hope for a two-state solution.
“Sandra Bland died one year ago Today: And since then, at least 810 people have lost their lives in jail” Ryan Reilly discusses dying in police custody. “Deaths inside American jails frequently go unnoticed, sometimes even unrecorded.” Reilly gives all the details to Scott, including the attempt by prison officials across the country to conceal the true numbers of deaths, and how you’re far more likely to die in jail if you have any kind of medical condition. All of that and more on today’s episode of the Scott Horton Show.
“As Saudis bombed Yemen, US Worried About Legal Blowback”, Jonathan Landay’s new article with Warren Strobel for Reuters, talks about US exposure to the war in Yemen, and the legal risk the US government is taking by supporting the Saudi’s war on Yemen.
Jordan Smith, an award-winning investigative journalist with The Intercept, discusses why the FBI and DOJ are determined to continue using certain controversial forensic practiceslike bite-mark analysis – even though they are based on “junk science” and have been used to convict innocent victims.
Mario Murillo, Professor and Chair of the Radio, Television, Film department in the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication at Hofstra University, discusses why the FARC peace agreement failed a popular vote in Colombia, and the government’s failure to address the core issues – like land reform – that started the rebellion in the first place more than 50 years ago.
Veteran UN beat and consortiumnews.com reporter Joe Lauria updates Scott on the latest about the upcoming battle for Mosul. Have over 9,000 ISIS fighters already left the city, which is what the Russians claim? Joe talks about his sources inside Mosul and what they’re saying about the battle. How are the Turks involved in the latest news from Mosul in Iraq?
Yemeni Journalist Nasser Arrabyee updates Scott about the ongoing and growing conflict in Yemen. The Saudi war crimes, the recent bombing of a funeral that killed more than 140 people, and Yemen’s 9/11 are all discussed. Saudi Arabia’s blank check, Iran, the Houthis and the US’s role in Yemen are also detailed on another episode of the Scott Horton Show.