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General Stanley McChrystal has been relieved of his duties. US President Barack Obama announced in a press conference today that he has accepted McChrystal's resignation “with considerable regret, but also with the certainty it is the right thing to do.” Alyona asks: Does this make a difference to the people in Afghanistan and do they even know who McChrystal is? Tim Lynch, a contractor and retired Marine from Free Range International in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, joins the show. Alyona asks if the media frenzy that has erupted in the US surrounding McChrystal and the Rolling Stone article, carried over to Afghanistan.
Then, Gen. McChrystal and Rolling Stone have brought the media’s attention back on Afghanistan. Until yesterday the media barely spoke about the war in Afghanistan. It took this article and a little trash talk to change all of that. But the big question is: Will all the attention soon fade? Alyona asks Georgetown University Journalism Professor Christopher Chambers.
Later, last year the US issued a request to Jamaica for the extradition of Christopher Coke, who had been charged by the NY grand jury with conspiracy to distribute marijuana, cocaine, and firearms. However, the Jamaican government refused to comply. On May 19, the Jamaican government caved and went on the hunt for Coke, which resulted in violence and chaos for five weeks. Yesterday, Jamaican authorities announced Coke was arrested on his way to surrender, but why? RT Correspondent Marina Portnaya has the story.
Finally, as more couples are having trouble conceiving on their own, and as new technologies become available, egg donation in the US has become a competitive industry that's gaining popularity. Once a female candidate passes the test to become a donor, she usually receives $5,000-$10,000. As the practice becomes more frequent and more advanced, the debate heats up. Should people be able to design their child, and does this favor the rich? Alyona is joined by Wendy Wright the president of Concerned Women for America, and Parham Zar the director of Egg Donor & Surrogacy Institute to debate the ethics of this practice?