Manuel Ochsenreiter joins Richard to discuss the ongoing crisis in Syria, particularly the motivations of the key players: Obama, Putin, Kerry, and the Israel Lobby. They also speculate on whether the Syrian crisis might mark the end of Washington's undisputed global hegemony, and the beginning of multipolarity. (Also, don't miss news of Richard's plan to become a lesbian blogger in order to manipulate the German government.)
Robert Fist recently wrote, "If Barack Obama decides to attack the Syrian regime, he has ensured – for the very first time in history – that the United States will be on the same side as al-Qa’ida." The statement is provocative, but not entirely true. In fact, elements within the United States government have, for some time, worked with Islamists to forward their policy agenda. Richard speaks with foreign-policy commentator Mark Hackard about the long history of Washington's involvement in the Middle East.