Radio War Nerd, Episode #18—January 27, 2016

Guest: Patrick Cockburn, author of "The Rise of Islamic State" (Verso Books)Great hour-long interview with legendary war correspondent Patrick Cockburn on Islamic State and his years reporting from Iraq, Syria and Libya [starts at 48:00 mark]  … Before our Cockburn interview, Nerd and Ames yammer about the wide world of wars: Oregon campground war leaves 1 dead, 7 arrested … Smug vs Scold—leftist media responses … Erdogan’s brutal political calculations in waging war on Kurds in SE Turkey … Saudi megabucks to Malaysian PM & the spread of Wahhabism … Putin’s attack on Bolsheviks (vs respect for Stalin) … Neocon bum fights—Kagan duo say their terrorists worse than Petraeus’ terrorists … Chomsky supports bombing ISIS (and the War Nerd feels better about himself) … Direct link to this episode’s mp3

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