Larry Wilkerson and Paul Jay discuss whether empire abroad requires brutal methods and eroding rights at home.
"The agency’s detention and torture programme is a perfect example of how national security institutions pursue their organisational interests at the expense of even the most obvious interests of the nation they are supposed to serve."
The Senate CIA torture report reveals an agency with zero oversight, breaking laws, and running operations without even any utility.
Now ISIS hits American TV with the death of an American journalist, but there is no context or explanation of how this group came to be on our TV screens.
"We're looking at the involvement of the Gulf states, which have really empowered these groups over time and increased their ability to operate. They've increased their arms, logistical trading. So we've had the Saudis engaged in funding these groups in Syria."
Last Fall the United States almost went to war in Syria. Many forces inside the United States in fact demanded for war. We now have more details telling us why it didn't happen.
There are pages of the 9/11 report that remain classified that deal with who helped fund the terror attacks.