There are numerous reports that the Iranian Navy is sending two warships to Venezuela in an act that is viewed by many as a challenge to the infamous Monroe Doctrine.
Scott Ritter, former UN weapon inspector in Iraq, joins us to discuss NATO. US troops are stationed a few miles from the Belarus border, causing many to fear that a mishap could start another world war. Also, NATO is arguing that Russia is the greatest menace to world peace as they plan a coalition to confront China.
K. J. Noh, peace activist, writer, and teacher, joins us to discuss China. In another sign of dangerous escalation, the Pentagon is seeking less bombs and more long-range missiles in the 2022 budget for a potential extinction-level war against China. Also, a John Walsh article in Counterpunch examines the actual issues between the US and China, and comes to the conclusion that the true issue is that the US desires world dominance, and that China’s economic expansion conflicts with the US aim of imperial hegemony.
Dan Kovalik, writer, author, and lawyer, joins us to discuss Syria. Kovalik recently returned from a fact-finding and election-observation mission in Syria. He reviews his latest article arguing that the Syria’s election and desire for peace and rebuilding must be respected. Also, NATO is stunned at the success that Syria has enjoyed in stopping their worldwide regime change machine. Does this signal the fall of a weak and impotent empire?
Jonathan Kuttab, human rights…