September 2 - A "Clear Red Line" to Stop Iran; The War Not Mentioned; On-going Secret Cyber Wars

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Part 1

 We begin with increasing rumors of war, in spite of warnings from Angela Merkel and the U.S. scaling down of a joint exercise with Israel, on Sunday Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu called for a “clear red line” to stop Iran. The former Senior Director for Middle East Affairs at the National Security Council Flynt Leverett joins us to discuss a possible pre-election Israeli strike on Iran and the IAEA report that Iran has doubled its capacity to enrich uranium at the underground Fordo plant.




Part 2

Then we discuss what was barely mentioned at the Republican convention, Afghanistan.  Rajiv Chandrasekaran, a senior correspondent and associate editor at the Washington Post joins us. He is the author of the new book “Little America: The War Within the War for Afghanistan” and we look into the serial blunders that have mired the U.S. in its longest war, a war in which most NATO casualties now result from Afghans turning their guns on their Western trainers.



Part 3

Then finally we look under the radar to examine blowback in the cyber wars going on now in the Gulf and elsewhere, with veteran intelligence correspondent Richard Sale. We examine the August 15 attack on Saudi Aramco and the August 29 attack against Qatar’s RasGas by malware called “Shamoon”, apparently in retaliation for a cyber attack on the Iranian oil industry earlier this spring by malware called “Wiper”. sale
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