June 18 - The U.S. Poised to Bomb Iraq; The Supreme Court Rules in Favor of "Vulture Funds"; Infiltrating the Koch Brothers Secret Summit

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Part 1

We begin with the increasing likelihood the U.S. will be bombing Iraq soon following a formal request from the Maliki government for air strikes against rebels. Graham Fuller, the former vice chairman of the National Intelligence Council at the CIA and author of “Turkey and the Arab Spring: Leadership in the Middle East” joins us to discuss his article at The Huffington Post “Why America Should Let Iraq Resolve its Own Crisis” and the need for regional powers Iran and Turkey, along with the U.S. and Russia, to weigh in to avoid a full-blown civil war as domestic pressure from America’s hawks and neocons builds on Obama to intervene.


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Part 2

Then we speak with Eric LeCompte, the director of the Jubilee USA network, a coalition of 75 religious, policy, labor, relief, environmental and human rights organizations who have won more than 130 billion dollars in debt relief for the world’s poorest countries. We discuss the recent Supreme Court ruling in favor of hold-out hedge funds in a legal defeat for Argentina that the IMF is warning may have wider implications for poor nations around the world since this ruling legitimized the extreme behavior of these so-called “vulture funds”.

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Part 3

Then finally we examine the latest secret conclave of up to 300 billionaires who attended a Koch Brothers-organized summit over the weekend to raise $500 million to take the Senate and another $500 million to ensure Hillary Clinton does not become president. Lauren Windsor, the executive producer of The Undercurrent on the Young Turks Network who has an article at The Nation “Exclusive: Behind the Koch Brothers Secret Billionaire Summit”, joins us to discuss the agenda of this secret summit that somehow she was able to infiltrate despite extreme security

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