Oct
04

Two Articles of Interest by Phillip Giraldi (Sunday KCAA Guest)

  Coming to Terms With Iran It only requires a little flexibility from both sides by Philip Giraldi, October 03, 2013 Print This | Share This President Barack Obama perhaps fortuitously did not shake hands with his Iranian counterpart at the United Nations General Assembly meeting last week, but his brief phone conversation with Rouhani should encourage just a ray of optimism that Washington’s most bloviated foreign policy issue of the past thirty years might somehow be resolved. The green light for Secretary of State John Kerry to meet with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif to discuss the Iranian nuclear program should also be seen in positive terms, even if Kerry is an unlikely Great White Hope given his ineptitude relating to the Middle East Peace talks and Syria, as hitherto Washington has eschewed any direct talks with Tehran. To his credit, Obama has made his move in the face of heavy opposition from the Israel Lobby and its friends in congress and the media, which have begun to do battle over the issue. As many informed observers, including former senior government intelligence analystsPaul Pillar and Flynt and Hillary Leverett, have noted, closing a deal with Iran is actually quite simple and everyone in Washington and Tehran knows what must be done. The problem is that hardliners in Iran are resistant to any rapprochement with the west and, more importantly, the Israel Lobby conditions and even dictates the positions that the United States … [Read more...]

Oct
03

Former CIA Officer, Phillip Giraldi to Guest on Sunday’s Radio Show

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  Phillip Giraldi - Philip Giraldi is a former counter-terrorism specialist and military intelligence officer of the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and a columnist and television commentator who is the Executive Director of the Council for the National Interest, a group that advocates for more even handed policies by the U.S. government in the Middle East. Giraldi was employed by the CIA for eighteen years working in Turkey, Italy, Germany, and Spain and is fluent in Turkish, Italian, German, and Spanish. Since 1992 Giraldi has consulted for several Fortune 500 corporate clients. President of San Marco International, an international security management and risk assessment consulting firm and a partner in Cannistraro Associates, another security consultancy. Giraldi has written columns on terrorism, intelligence, and security issues for The American Conservative magazine, Huffington Post, and Antiwar.com and op-ed pieces for the Hearst Newspaper chain. He has been interviewed by Good Morning America, 60 Minutes, MSNBC, Fox News Channel, National Public Radio, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the British Broadcasting Corporation, al-Jazeera, al-Arabiya and other outlets. During the 2008 presidential primaries, Giraldi served as a foreign policy adviser to Ron Paul. Click Here for Link to Phillip Giraldi Website Original.AntiWar.com   , … [Read more...]

Sep
28

Sunday Sept 29 Radio Show Guests Alan Hart and Harry Fear

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KCAA Radio Presents Co-Hosts    Roseanne Barr and Kathleen Wells Sunday September 29, 2013   with Guests   Alan Hart "Human Rights vs. Tyranny"   Harry Fear  “Challenging Realities, the Mainstream Media and You”    2:00pm Eastern   11:00am Pacific  8:00am Hawaii Click Here for Direct Link to Broadcast and UStream   Alan Hart Alan Hart has been engaged with events in the Middle East and their global consequences and terrifying implications for more than 40 years. He has worked as a correspondent covering wars and conflict, for ITN’s News At Ten and the BBC’s Panorama programme. In 1980, Mr. Hart was intimately involved in negotiations, serving as a covert diplomat in conflict resolution, between Arafat and Peres. He has worked as a researcher and author. His 2nd book explains why it is difficult to impossible for any Israeli prime minister, even a rational, well-motivated one, to make peace on any terms the Palestinians can accept. His latest book: Zionism: The Real Enemy of the Jews. Mr. Hart has had one on one private conversations with leaders on both both sides of the conflict. With, for example, Golda Meir, Mother Israel, and Yasser Arafat, Father Palestine. From these private conversations, Alan, has heard the truth of what leaders really believed and feared as opposed to what they said in public for propaganda and myth-sustaining purposes. Alan has long believed that what peacemaking needs above all else is some … [Read more...]

Sep
23

Syrians Claim Saudi-Supplied Rebels Behind Chemical Attack

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EXCLUSIVE: Syrians In Ghouta Claim Saudi-Supplied Rebels Behind Chemical Attack Rebels and local residents in Ghouta accuse Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan of providing chemical weapons to an al-Qaida linked rebel group. By Dale Gavlak and Yahya Ababneh | August 29, 2013 Dale Gavlak assisted in the research and writing process of this article, but was not on the ground in Syria. Reporter Yahya Ababneh, with whom the report was written in collaboration, was the correspondent on the ground in Ghouta who spoke directly with the rebels, their family members, victims of the chemical weapons attacks and local residents.  Gavlak is a MintPress News Middle East correspondent who has been freelancing for the AP as a Amman, Jordan correspondent for nearly a decade. This report is not an Associated Press article; rather it is exclusive to MintPress News.  Ghouta, Syria — As the machinery for a U.S.-led military intervention in Syria gathers pace following last week’s chemical weapons attack, the U.S. and its allies may be targeting the wrong culprit. Interviews with people in Damascus and Ghouta, a suburb of the Syrian capital, where the humanitarian agency Doctors Without Borders said at least 355 people had died last week from what it believed to be a neurotoxic agent, appear to indicate as much. The U.S., Britain, and France as well as the Arab League have accused the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for carrying out the chemical weapons attack, which mainly … [Read more...]

Sep
23

Bandar Threatens U.S. and Foreign Journalists

Bandar Threatens U.S. and Foreign Journalists Who Exposed Syrian Rebel Role in Chemical Attack September 23, 2013 • 5:20PM The two journalists who authored the August 29, 2013 story, "Syrians in Goutha claim Saudi-supplied rebels behind chemical attacks," published by Mint Press, have been threatened with having their careers "ended" if they do not disavow the story, and both journalists have told Mint Press that they believe that the pressure comes from Saudi Arabia. One author, Yayha Ababneh, who conducted the interviews on the ground that were the guts of the story, told MintPress that he received threats from the Saudi Embassy in Jordan, his home country. Dale Gavlak, the other reporter, an American, has been suspended by Associated Press, and further subjected to "immense amounts of pressure," according to Mint Press, which said she believes the source of pressure to be Prince Bandar bin Sultan, the head of Saudi intelligence. Bandar, the former Ambassador to the United States at the time of the 911 attacks, left that post after exposes that showed his wife had provided funding for 911 hijackers through a Saudi Arabian intelligence operative living in the U.S., and after exposes that he had received bribe funds in the range of $2 billion from BAE (formerly called British Aerospace) for arranging the Al Yamamah defense contract deal with Saudi Arabia. Bandar is also a major figure in the suppressed "28 pages" of the report on the 911 attack produced by the U.S. … [Read more...]

Sep
22

Radio Show KCAA Middle East Experts Rania Masri & Grant Smith

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Sep
21

Grant Smith is One of Our Guests on KCAA Sunday Sept 22 at 11:00am PST

  Listen at KCAARadio.com or Watch Live at KCAA UStream I will be Co-Hosting with Kathleen Wells … [Read more...]

Sep
11

Interview with a Jew and an Arab

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