May 2 - Obama's Meeting With Mexico's New President; The Counter-Terrorism Boondoggle; A Former FCC Commissioner Speaks Out

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Part 1

We begin with President Obama’s trip to Mexico to meet with its new President Enrique Pena Nieto. George Grayson, who writes a weekly colum for the Mexican magazine “Milenio Semanal” and is the author of “The Executioner’s Men: Los Zetas, Rogue Soldiers, Criminal Entrepreneurs, and the Shadow State They Created” joins us to discuss the issues the two presidents will be dealing with, in particular the new approach to the failed war on drugs that Pena Nieto is taking. george grayson


Part 2

Then we examine the bloated and dysfunctional counter-terrorism boondoggle the U.S. has developed since 9/11 that relies on technology that does not work and failed to detect the Boston bombers in spite of Russian Intelligence alerting the FBI and the CIA that one of the bombers had ties to radical groups. Mark Perry, the author of “Talking to Terrorists: Why America Must Engage with its Enemies” joins us to discuss the difference between amateur and real terrorism as outlined in his article at Foreign Policy “The Driver: An Exclusive Look Inside the Mysterious Death and Life of the World’s Most Dangerous Terrorist not Named Osama Bin Laden”.

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Part 3

Then finally we speak with a former FCC Commissioner Nicholas Johnson about Obama’s choice to head up the FCC and how money bundlers for presidential candidates are normally rewarded with Ambassadorships to small countries, not given critically important posts like heading up the FCC that impact the lives of all Americans.

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