November 16 - French President Hollande's Declaration of War; "The Devil's Chessboard: Allen Dulles, The CIA and the Rise of America's Secret Government"

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Part 1

We begin with an analysis of the declaration of war against daesh, the self-declared Islamic State, by President Hollande today in a rare joint session of the French parliament in Versailles. An expert on the French Socialist Party and French politics, Phillippe Marliere, a professor of French and European Politics at University College, London and the Chair in Political Science at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, joins us. We look into why so many jihadists seem to come from the Molenbeek neighborhood of Brussels, and discuss the current state of emergency in France and how a war can be conducted against a stateless group whose soldiers that carried out the massacres of innocent civilians in Paris on Friday, are born and bred French citizens.

Part 2

Then we speak with the founder and former editor in chief of Salon, David Talbot, about his new book “The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA and the Rise of America’s Secret Government”, that reveals the dark underside of one of America’s most powerful and influential figures. We discuss how Dulles saw himself as above the elected law, manipulating and subverting American presidents, colluding with Nazi war criminals and Mafiosi, and based on new evidence that David Talbot has unearthed, playing a much larger role in the assassination of President Kennedy and its subsequent investigation by the Warren Commission.