Exaggeration & lies in Syria, & Ireland v UK torture case to reopen? (E157)
Afshin Rattansi goes underground on the West’s relationship with Syria. Award-winning journalist Reese Erlich warns that Britain and the US ‘exaggerated’ claims over chemical weapons use to justify war, just as they ‘made up the weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.’ Former IRA director of intelligence Kieran Conway looks back at British mistreatment of IRA suspects in the wake of the ‘hooded men’ case being reopened, and calls the Troubles a ‘futile and useless waste of life.’ With Chelsea Manning spending her 27th birthday in jail, we take a look at what the British government has done since her revelations. And we look into the Peshawar massacre.