My guest today is labor and human rights attorney Dan Kovalik. Dan teaches international human rights law at the University of Pittsburgh and is the author of a number of books including “The Plot to Attack Iran: How the CIA and the Deep State Have Conspired to Vilify Iran” and soon to be released, “The Plot to Overthrow Venezuela: How the U.S. Is Orchestrating a Coup for Oil”.
We discuss the ways the US is working to start wars in Iran and Venezuela and our nation's utter disregard for international law - when it applies to us at least.
This episode is based on a a speech by Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah given on May 2nd of this year. In his speech, Nasrallah addressed the conflict in Syria and Hezbollah's role in it, as well as the origin and continued threat posed by ISIS or Daesh. The full video and transcript of the speech can be found on Vineyard of the Saker.
Since the publication date of this episode falls near the commemoration of the Nakba, I also quote from an article by Miko Peled, "Deal of the Century Adds 'New" to the Four Thousand Year Old Name 'Palestine'" and from the web site al-nakba-history.com, a comprehensive source for historical information about Palestine and the Zionist settler colonial project there.