August 19 - A NSA Whistleblower on Glenn Greenwald's Threats; The 60th Anniversary of the Now-Acknowledged CIA Coup in Iran; San Diego's Embattled Mayor "Filthy Filner"

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We begin with threats made by Glenn Greenwald that he would publish secrets about England’s spy system that would make the British government “sorry for what they did” for detaining his partner at London’s Heathrow Airport. NSA whistleblower William Binneywho served 37 years at the National Security Agency rising to the rank of Technical Director of the World Geopolitical and Military Analysis and Reporting Group, joins us to talk about the escalating war between the leakers and the governments.

 

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Then on the sixtieth anniversary of the 1953 coup in Iran, we discuss what the CIA finally admitted to in a declassified report that states “the military coup that overthrew Mossadegh and his National Front cabinet was carried out under CIA direction as an act of U.S. foreign policy, conceived and approved at the highest levels of government”.  Iranian/American historian Dr. Maziar Behrooz joins us to analyze the legacy of this less-than surprising secret American coup that placed the Shah on the peacock throne.

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Then finally, we assess the fate of San Diego’s embattled Mayor Bob Filner, now know as “filthy Filner”, against whom a recall election had just been announced. Steven Erie, a Professor of Political Science and Director of the Urban Studies Program at the University of  California, San Diego and author of “Paradise Plundered: Fiscal Crisis and Governance Failures in San Diego”, joins us to discuss the serial sex scandal enveloping America’s eighth largest city.

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