Is the “Persian Empire” getting bigger, or is that just your imagination? If you’ve been paying attention to the news headlines lately, you might have noticed that Iran is tightening its grip on Arab states, from Iraq to Lebanon, and Syria to Yemen, all ahead of a nuclear deal. Today we’re going to ask you to hold your phone calls for the first two segments, as we present the latest developments in the Middle East, so that when you watch the news tonight you will see it very differently.
Among the news we’ll cover:
- Iran expands regional ’empire’ ahead of nuclear deal
- Israeli official brands emerging Iran deal as ‘incomprehensibly’ bad
- Iran’s Military Mastermind Is ‘The Leader Of Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, And Yemen’
- Retreat from Yemen Fuels Concerns U.S. Is Ceding Region to Iran
Later, who is the man behind what some see as an attempt to create a new Persian and Shi’ite “empire” on Arab land, and where did he come from?
His name is Major General Qassem Suleimani. Mainstream news sites like Time and Newsweek are calling this secretive Iranian General the most powerful man in Iraq. He operated in the shadows up until recently.
Mary Danielsen joins us in studio. You can find her reports on the high-tech influences used by world governments to keep tabs on its citizens. She shares this on her The Things to Come blog.
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