June 7 - The Smoking Gun of 28 Secret Pages Implicating Saudi Arabia in 9/11; Hezbollah's War With ISIL and Possibly Israel; Will Turkey's Election Give Erdogen Unchecked Powers?

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Part 1

We be begin with the growing movement to declassify 28 pages of the joint Congressional inquiry into 9/11 that implicate Saudi Arabia as having financed and possibly directed the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Senator Bob Graham the former Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee and the Co-Chair of the Senate 9/11 inquiry joins us to discuss what is in the 28 classified pages and his efforts, along with Senators Rand Paul and Ron Wyden who have introduced the “Transparency for the Families of 9/11 Act”, to force the president to declassify the pages and failing that, exercising the option that Rand Paul will read the content of secret pages into the record with immunity on the Senate floor.


Part 2

Then we go to Beirut, Lebanon to speak with Thanassis Cambanis, the author of “A Privilege to Die: Inside Hezbollah’s Legions and Their Endless War Against Israel”. He joins us to discuss the possibility of a war between Hezbollah and Israel breaking out this summer as a showdown between the self-declared Islamic State and Hezbollah looms, affording Israel the opportunity to strike Hezbollah which is over-extended in Syria propping up the Assad regime. We look into the extent that Iran is now in charge of Assad’s military operations and the collateral benefits for Israel’s Netanyahu that a war with Iran’s proxy Hezbollah would scuttle Obama’s diplomacy with Iran.

Part 3

Then finally we go to Turkey to speak with Henri Barkey, who served as a member of the State Department’s Policy Planning Staff on the Middle East and the Eastern Mediterranean and is the author of “Reluctant Neighbor: Turkey’s Role in the Middle East”. He joins us to discuss today’s parliamentary elections in Turkey that will decide whether President Erdogan’s power grab succeeds in making him the President of a republic presiding over a compliant parliament, free to exercise his considerable ego and megalomaniacal ambition.