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  • We speak with investigative journalist Seymour Hersh who is reporting that the Pentagon has already secretly sent in forces to Iran to identify possible future military targets. According to Hersh, the president has authorized the Pentagon to send secret commando forces into as many as ten nations in the Middle East and South Asia. The secret forces could potentially carry out combat operations or even terrorist acts. [includes rush transcript]
    Jan 18, 2005 | Story
  • Iran has agreed to temporarily suspend all activities connected with uranium enrichment as part of a deal with the European Union to avert any U.N. Security Council sanctions. We speak with Iranian professor and former diplomat Mansour Farhang. [includes rush transcript]
    Nov 15, 2004 | Story
  • At the Vice Presidential debate, John Edwards dropped what pundits are calling the "H-Bomb" on Dick Cheney–Halliburton. We speak with John Nichols of The Nation magazine and author of Dick: The Man Who Is President about Halliburton’s record while Cheney was its CEO and beyond. [includes rush transcript]
    Oct 06, 2004 | Story
  • As Iran announces it is resuming its nuclear program, we speak with Iranian-born author and former diplomat Mansour Farhang about the increasing tensions in the United States towards Tehran. [includes rush transcript]
    Sep 22, 2004 | Story
  • Leaked accounts of the final 9/11 Commission report due out this Thursday says the Commission has uncovered evidence suggesting that between eight and ten of the 9/11 hijackers passed through Iran in the year prior to the attacks. We speak with Middle East and Iran Expert at Baruch College Ervand Abrahamian. [Includes transcript]
    Jul 19, 2004 | Story
  • Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh reports that Israel warned the US last year it would not be able to bring stability or democracy to Iraq. Now, hundreds of Israeli agents, including members of Mossad, are conducting covert operations in the Kurdish areas of northern Iraq, Iran and Syria.[includes transcript]
    Jun 22, 2004 | Story
  • We look at the policies of the Reagan administration in the Middle East, specifically during the Iran-Iraq war, one of the bloodiest conflicts in modern times in which more than a million people were killed. Chemical weapons were used and two of the most ancient societies on earth were devastated. We speak with Iranian human rights lawyer and 2003 Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi and journalist Alan Friedman about how the Reagan administration...
    Jun 09, 2004 | Story
  • New York Times reporter Steven Kinzer discusses how the U.S. overthrew the democratically elected government of Iran. Kinzer says "I think it was the success of the Iran coup and the Guatamalan one the folllowed that sent the US off on this direction of covert action and regime change." [includes transcript]
    Mar 05, 2004 | Story
  • We host a debate between Richard Perle, the man the Washington Post calls "the intellectual guru of the hard-line neoconservative movement in foreign policy" and one of its fiercest critics, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman.

    Perle, a Pentagon adviser and former assistant secretary of defense, calls for the U.S. secession of Saudi oil fields, for regime change in Iran, for the isolation of Syria, possible attacks and a blockade against...

    Jan 13, 2004 | Story
  • We speak with a survivor who lived in Bam, we go to Tehran for a report from the Iranian capital and speak to two Iranian-Americans. [includes transcript]
    Dec 29, 2003 | Story