#1312 How Trump managed to make the Middle East more chaotic

Air Date: 10–18-2019

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Today we take a look at the recent developments between Turkey and Syria and the role Trump played in allowing Turkey to effectively invade Syria and extend its border.

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SHOW NOTES

Ch. 1: Trump Abandoned Kurds, Genocide To Follow - Democracy Now! - Air Date 10-10-19

Turkey has launched an aerial and ground assault on northern Syria targeting Kurdish-controlled areas. The offensive began Wednesday, just days after President Trump ordered U.S. troops to fall back from their positions on the Turkish-Syrian border.

Ch. 2: A Know-Nothing President Steps Into A Kurdish-Turkish Minefield with Khury Petersen-Smith - The Real News with Marc Steiner - Air Date 10-11-19

The U.S. is deeply involved in the region surrounding Syria. Its actions helped lay the groundwork for the current struggle faced by the Kurds.

Ch. 3: Rojava - Trump Betrays the Kurds with David Graeber Part 1 - Tysky Sour - Novara Media - Air Date 10-9-19

As Trump gives the green light for a Turkish invasion of Rojava, we ask David Graeber what hope there is left for Syrian Kurds.

Ch. 4: Why We Should Have Solidarity With Rojava - The Michael Brooks Show - Air Date 10-14-19

Michael discusses Turkey's impending ethnic cleansing of Kurds and Rojava.

Ch. 5: Rojava - Trump Betrays the Kurds with David Graeber Part 2 - Tysky Sour - Novara Media - Air Date 10-9-19

As Trump gives the green light for a Turkish invasion of Rojava, we ask David Graeber what hope there is left for Syrian Kurds.

Ch. 6: Wasteland of Corruption with Kamran Matin - Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill - Air Date 10-16-19

Jeremy Scahill and Kamran Matin discuss the Kurds, and the corruption of the politics of the era.

Ch. 7: Rojava and What Is At Stake For The Kurds with Djene Bajalan - The Michael Brooks Show - Air Date 10-10-19

What is going on with the Kurds and Turkey and Syria? Michael and Dhene Bajalan break it down.

Ch. 8: Wasteland of Corruption - Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill - Air Date 10-16-19

Jeremy Scahill and Kamran Matin discuss the Kurds, and the corruption of the politics of the era.


VOICEMAILS

Ch. 9: The Empathy Tax as a speech pathologist - Alice

Ch. 10: Experience in the workforce - Heather from Texas

Ch. 11: Thoughts on being a logical empath - Quai from North Carolina


FINAL COMMENTS

Ch. 12: Final comments on the empathy tax, the cease-fire and Trump’s letter


EDUCATE YOURSELF & SHARE

A Look At The History Of The U.S. Alliance With The Kurds (NPR)

The U.S. Is Now Betraying the Kurds for the Eighth Time (The Intercept)

‘This is not a cease-fire,’ Turkey FM Cavusoglu insists, contradicting Mike Pence on Syria (NBC News)

Curated by BOTL Communications Director Amanda Hoffman 


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Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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