December 16 - Making A Deal With Snowden; Is It Too Late to Save the Central African Republic?; North Korea's Boy King Acts Up

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We begin with the offer of amnesty for Edward Snowden made by an NSA official on the CBS program 60 Minutes that has attracted a lot of scorn from many journalists and media critics for its softball handling of the NSA domestic spying issue. A genuine whistleblower who was hounded out of the NSA, William Binney, a 37-year veteran who rose to the rank of the Technical Director of the World Geopolitical and Military Analysis Reporting Group at the National Security Agency, joins us. We will discuss the feasibility of the NSA official’s offer to Snowden, which was dismissed by his boss General Alexander, to stop Snowden’s leaks, only 1% of which have been made public.

 

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Then we speak with Dr. Guy Martin, a Professor of Political Science at Winston-Salem State University about the continuing carnage in the Central African Republic. A specialist on Africa who has taught at Universities in Botswana, Cameroon, Kenya and South Africa, he joins us to discuss the military intervention by the French and other African forces that appears to be too little too late in quelling sectarian massacres and counter-massacres in a predominately Christian country whose Muslim minority government came to power in a recent coup.

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Then finally we look into the murderous intrigue inside the ruling God-like Kim dynasty in North Korea, following the execution of the new young leader’s uncle who was close to the leadership of that failing country’s only outside lifeline, China.  Sue Mi Terry, who was the Director of Japan, Korea and Oceanic Affairs at the National Security Council, joins us to discuss the possibility that the boy-king Kim Jong Un is a modern day Caligula conducting a reign of terror to consolidate his power, and that this may lead the immature, untested leader to provoke another international incident.

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