Monday, July 1, 2013

  • Sharif Abdel Kouddous: Millions Protesting Morsi Show Egyptian Revolution Still Going Strong

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    Millions of people have rallied across Egypt calling for the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi one year after his inauguration. With turnout as high as 17 million, it’s Egypt’s largest protests since the 2011 revolution that ousted Hosni Mubarak. Clashes on Sunday left at least 16 people dead and nearly 800 injured. Tens of thousands of people remain in Cairo’s Tahrir Square and outside the presidential palace, vowing to stay until Morsi steps down. We go to Cairo to speak with Democracy Now! correspondent Sharif Abdel Kouddous.

  • Was Benghazi Killing of Ambassador Stevens, 3 Others "Blowback" for Secret U.S. Assassinations?

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    A new book on last year’s Benghazi attack in Libya concludes the killing of U.S. Ambassador Christoper Stevens and three others was in part blowback for a secret assassination operation run in North Africa by the Joint Special Operations Command and John Brennan, President Obama’s then-counterterrorism adviser, now director of the CIA. According to "Benghazi: The Definitive Report," President Obama’s counterterrorism adviser, John Brennan, and JSOC commander, Admiral Bill McRaven, were running "off the books" unilateral operations in North Africa that were not coordinated through the Pentagon or other governmental agencies, including the CIA. Ambassador Stevens was reportedly never informed about these operations. We’re joined by the book’s authors, Brandon Webb and Jack Murphy, both veterans of U.S. special operations. Last week they published the contents of Ambassador Stevens’ diary from the days before the Benghazi attack on their website, SOFREP.com.

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