Are We on the Brink of War in the Middle East?

Jess and Jamal discuss the recent escalations between Israel and Iran, following a series of Israeli attacks in Iraq and Lebanon and Hezbollah’s threats to retaliate.

Israel’s state of high alert over potential cross border attacks comes days after U.S. officials leaked confirmation Israel was behind a July bombing at a weapons factory in Iraq. Also, Lebanon has blamed Israel for a drone strike in the suburbs of Beirut.

 
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US Media Beating the Drums of War Against Iran

Jess & Jamal discuss the recent attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. The United States, which has accused Iran or its proxies of carrying out a May 12 attack on four tankers off the UAE’s coast as well as the May 14 drone strikes on two Saudi oil-pumping stations, blamed Iran for today’s attacks without providing any solid evidence.

They also discussed the recent human rights violations in Sudan and attacks on peaceful demonstrators calling for reform and accountability, after the ouster of President Omar el-Bashir, who was charged with corruption.

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Is John Bolton Calling the Shots to Strike Iran?

Jess & Jamal discuss the influence of National Security Adviser John Bolton within the Trump Administration to drag the US into war with Iran. Bolton has a history of abusing U.S. intelligence to justify his foreign-policy goals. Perhaps most notorious was a May 2002 speech at the Heritage Foundation, in which Bolton, then the State Department’s Under Secretary for arms-control issues, accused Cuba of developing biological weapons. Later on, Bolton helped sell the lie that Saddam Hussein was building nuclear weapons.

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Who Lies More: Benjamin Netanyahu or Donald Trump?

Jess & Jamal discuss the recent lies by Benjamin Netanyahu & Donald Trump, ranging from Netanyahu’s allegations about Iran’s nuclear program to Trump’s denial of knowing about the payment of $130,000 in hush money to Stormy Daniels.

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