September 17 - Do More Jihadis Make Intervention in Syria More Likely?; The First Anniversary of Zuccotti Park; A Friend and Colleague Remembers Slain SEAL Glen Doherty

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We begin with an analysis of whether the current unrest in the Middle East makes it more or less likely the U.S. will intervene in the worsening crisis in Syria. Brian Katulis, a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress who specializes in national security policy in the Middle East, joins us to discuss whether the rapidly-growing jihadi presence in the Syrian opposition will further destabilize the region. katulis

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Then we go to Zuccotti Park on the first anniversary of the formation of the Occupy Wall Street movement and speak with Arun Gupta who gives us an update on today’s activities and looks back over the year to assess the movement’s impact on American politics and the political discourse that is now framed by the 99% versus the 1% reality of income inequality and unfair tax policies.

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Then finally we speak with a close friend and colleague of Glen Doherty, the former SEAL who died protecting the U.S. Ambassador to Libya from jihadis who attacked the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi on the eleventh anniversary of 9/11. Mikey Weinstein the founder and president of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, joins us to discuss Glen Doherty’s other battle against religious fanatics, his fight to stop a fundamentalist Christian coup within the U.S. Armed Forces.

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