August 30 - Wall Street Robs Main Street; Gunning For Gun Control; An Iraqi Revisits Iraq

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Part 1

We begin with Michael Greenberger, the former director of the Division of Trading and Markets at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and discuss the real cause of the high cost of gas and food in America, and that is the speculation on Wall Street that has distorted the commodities market while unnecessarily impoverishing most Americans in order to enrich a few. Greenberger


Part 2

Then we discuss the reassignment of the head of ATF over a sting operation that lost track of 2,500 high-powered firearms. Dennis Hennigan, the author of “Lethal Logic: Exploding the Myths that Paralyze America’s Gun Policy” joins us to examine the truth behind the posturing of  lawmakers who have systematically weakened gun control laws and the ATF’s ability to enforce what laws still exist, while proclaiming outrage over the botched “Fast and Furious” operation. Hennigan


Part 3

Then, finally, we talk with Raed Jarrar, an Iraqi-American political analyst and blogger who was recently in Iraq. We look into the continuing political paralysis and instability of the government in the Green Zone as the U.S. pulls out of a country it devastated, and also examine the likely spillover of the revolution going on next door in Syria. Raed Jarrar