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In this episode of the Truth Serum: Obama derided by Gingrich for his comments on Trayvon Martin’s tragic death. Sarkozy says there are too many foreigners in France, Marine Le Pen goes even further. Minorities across the globe feel the brunt of the election year posturing. Discriminated against minorities in Egypt, Pakistan, India and Saudi Arabia. The Silent majority lets the extremists speak for them. J Street presents a courageous model and a shining example of what the Silent Majority should be doing.
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In this episode of the Truth Serum: Are U.S. soldiers, contractors and Government employees above International law? Sgt. Robert Bales killed sixteen Afghan citizens while they slept in their homes, this included nine children. He was whisked out of Afghanistan, Raymond Davis was plucked out of Pakistan after he killed two individuals in cold blood in Lahore. Should soldiers accused of rape, torture, killings and heinous crimes in foreign lands be tried according to the law in those countries? or at the International Criminal Court? or are they above the law? Would the U.S. allow another country to extricate their accused citizens from its territory?
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Film maker Sharmeen Obaid won the Oscar for her documentary Saving Face, Truth Serum sheds light on the state of affairs with regards to women in the Muslim world today. The role of leaders, rulers and their wives also comes under question.
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In this episode of the Truth Serum: A congressional hearing followed by a bill on Baluchistan rankled sentiments in Pakistan, condemnations were issued from all walks of life but do people know the organizers of the hearings, the experts and their motives. Why does Rep. Rohrabacher want to stick it to the Pakistanis? What does Dr. Christine Fair have to say, Who is Ret. Lt. Col. Ralph Peters? How dearly have his redrawn Middle East maps cost the U.S? What about his outlandish past statements? The Truth Serum investigates.
In this episode of the Truth Serum: Robert Fisk calls a strike on Tehran madness, Neo Cons egg on Israel. Leon Panetta has asserted that the strike may come as early as May or June of this year. The clock is ticking, the consequences are horrifying. Will a strike by Israel on Iran’s nuclear facilities result in World War 3. The impacts are weighed on this episode of the Truth Serum.
In this episode of the Truth Serum: The notorious prison celebrates its tenth anniversary. Despite promises by Obama to shut the prison it remain open even as Obama is ending his first term in office. Horrific Gitmo stories of torture and unlawful detentions continue to surface. Murat Kurnaz who spent five years sat the prison recently penned his thoughts as did Lakhdar Boumediene. A lawsuit was recently filed to force the U.S. Government to release video footage of harsh interrogations. Meanwhile the curator of the Bush’s torture policies is serving as a law professor at U.C. Berkeley. President Obama has continued on with Bush’s sordid legacy and recently signed the controversial NDAA bill authorizing military trials of suspected U.S. citizens.
In this episode of the Truth Serum: Shahid Khan a Pakistani-American is about to become the proud owner of the NFL franchise Jacksonville Jaguars. This change is ownership is drawing more scrutiny and controversy than normal. Is it all because of the ethnic and religious background of the owner? We explore the negatives and positives of how this news has been received by the Jacksonville community and beyond.
In this episode of the Truth Serum: Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has a double digit lead in polls in three of the four nominating States in a run up to the GOP primaries. In a matter of a few months he has reinvigorated a campaign that lay in tatters in June 2011. We take a look at his stance on foreign policy matters, on ethics on family and personal values. Does a hypocritical pattern emerge? You be the judge.
In Truth Serum this Week: President Zardari’s sudden departure from the country has the world abuzz about the potential of a silent coup in Pakistan. A Foreign Policy article posed several questions about the circumstances and timing of Zardari’s departure. Zardari’s spokesperson and PPP officials are dismissive of the rumors and claim that he is having a routine medical checkup done in Dubai and will be back in the country in a few days. The next few days will determine as to whether anything significant will change in Pakistan but the noose has been tightening around Zardari with the memo gate scandal and the reopening of the NRO cases. Complicating matters further are the deteriorating Pakistani relationship with the United States.
In this episode of the Truth Serum: The NATO bombing of the Pakistani border outpost widens the rift between Pakistan and the United States. As the end game in Afghanistan approaches an extremely damaging documentary on BBC shows Pakistan as a decade long double crosser. Pakistan reacts by shutting down the BBC channel in their country. Will the newly revealed and shocking allegations lead to war? The Pakistan and U.S. friendship is over but can they remain tolerating partners on the world stage?