Obama v Obama on war, industry of fear, selling Islamophobia, 19 suspicious 9/11 figures
Abby Martin remarks on President Obama’s change in tone when it comes to military intervention, highlighting a 2002 speech that contradicts his current policy toward Syria. Then, five corporations that are profiting from the constant fear-mongering that keeps the US at war and has resulted in the slow erosion of Americans’ civil liberties. Deepa Kumar, Rutgers University professor and author of ‘Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire’, talks about the historical context of Islamophobia and how it is used as a tool to perpetuate the War on Terror. Finally, an interview with Kevin Ryan, co-editor of the Journal of 9/11 Studies and author of ‘Another 19’, a book that explores 19 alternative suspects that he alleges had the real means and motive to pull of the 9/11 attacks.