RT America -- August 31, 2015

Turkey combatting PKK under guise of targeting ISIS

Though Turkey claims it is targeting Islamic State combatants in Syria, the terrorist group may not actually be the only target. While the Turkish military has only conducted three airstrikes against the terrorist organization, it has carried out 300 on the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). RT’s Anya Parampil explains how the government may be using the fight against IS as a front to combat political opponents.

US considered using nukes on Afghanistan after 9/11 – diplomat

In the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the US reportedly considered using a nuclear weapon on Afghanistan, according to a German diplomat. Michael Steiner, the current German ambassador to India, recently told news magazine Der Spiegel that the US was so distraught following the tragic event, policymakers in Washington had put on paper an actual plan to nuke the Middle Eastern nation. Legal and media analyst Lionel gives his take of the report.