Sean Hannity CANCELS Geraldo Rivera


>>Geraldo has disagreed with other personalities
on Fox News when it comes to war with Iran. In fact, there was a video that went viral,
where he is saying it’s a terrible idea to escalate tensions with Iran and Brian Kilmeade
went at it with him. Now, recently he was supposed to make an appearance
on Hannity show, but that appearance was cancelled. And it seems like it was cancelled specifically
because Geraldo was gonna continue making the case that war with Iran is a bad idea. So he starts off with this tweet. Urging Donald Trump to keep his powder dry,
please don’t let this spin out of control. You can always hit them back. Please don’t let this become an escalating,
you hit me, I hit you back harder until we have another full blown, bloody Mid East war
on our hands. What would we win? And so then he ends up responding to someone
who apparently liked his tweet and he says, thanks. I’ll be on with Sean Hannity tonight counseling
restraint and talking about these deeply disturbing developments. And then later he said, Nevermind, Hannity
just canceled me. And I just like to end this whole exchange
with Malcolm Fleschner tweet, cancel culture strikes again.>>I really liked that tweet. So look, before we open this up for discussion,
I just wanna remind you of how passionately Geraldo feels about avoiding war with Iran. This was a segment that Fox had earlier. Take a look.>>Now we have taken this huge military escalation. Now I fear the worst. You’re gonna see the US markets go crazy today. You’re gonna see the price of oil spiking
today. This is a very, very big deal.>>And I don’t know if you heard
>>But this isn’t about his resume of blood and death, it is about what was next. We stopped the next attack, that’s what I
think you’re missing.>>According to the Secretary of State.>>By what credible source,
>>Okay.>>Can you predict what the next Iranian move
would be?>>They’ve been excellent, the US Intelligence
has been excellent since 2003, when we invaded Iraq, disrupted the entire region for no real
reason. Don’t for a minute start cheering this on. What you have done, what we have done, we
have unleashed.>>I will cheer
>>Then you, like Lindsay Graham, have never met a war you didn’t like.>>That is not true, and don’t even say that.>>If President Trump wanted de-escalation-
>>We should just let him kill us for another 15 years.>>If President Trump wanted de-escalation
and to bring our troops home. What this was a reaction to-
>>What about the 700 Americans who are dead? Should they not be happy because of him?>>What about the tens of thousands of Iraqis
who have died since 2003? You have to start seeing things. What the hell are we doing in Baghdad in the
first place? Why are we there? Why aren’t these forces home?>>You’re blaming President Bush for the maniacal
killing of Saddam Hussein?>>I am blaming President Bush in 2003 for
those fake weapons of mass destruction that never existed and the con job that drove us
into that war.>>Listen, you gotta give people credit when
they’re right, and Geraldo was right there. I think that he took a strong position. I also give Geraldo credit for consistently
speaking out against Donald Trump’s disgusting immigration policies on Fox. I’m sure that’s not an easy environment to
share your accurate opinions in. But yeah, so Hannity canceled. Now, who knows? Maybe they canceled him to maybe replace that
segment with something that involves a legal analyst or?>>I don’t know, should we give Hannity the
benefit of the doubt?>>Hannity did not want any of that smoke. He’s like man, I saw what you did to kill
me. And I don’t think any more clearly than he
does. His producers probably said hey, we’re gonna
go ahead and cancel Geraldo because first off, Geraldo’s only mistake was revealing
what he wanted to do that night. When he talked to the person who retweeted
him or liked it and he goes, thanks I’m gonna be on later to make sure I council against
this. They’re like no that’s not the agenda tonight. That’s not what we’re on board for. Of course, yes again we’re speculating. But I mean, if it’s not the case, go and let
us know what the other difference was. I mean, they canceled on me tonight so I can’t
come on and say what I had to say. So I mean, again, what’ll happen is you end
up revealing what your real intentions are and what your real beliefs are. And people on the region are like, well, 700
Americans were lost. You don’t care about the Americans being lost
when it comes to anything else except for pursuing war. And then so, of course, when Geraldo brings
up the tens of thousands of Iraqis dying, there’s no answer to that. Those aren’t real people? Those are casualties of war. Or when we talk about how we wanna make sure
we keep American troops out of harm’s way. They go hey, well American troops they signed
up for it. They knew what they were getting themselves
into. Somehow when it comes to having any kinda
empathy towards people it’s all based on whether or not you’re falling not behind this president
and his line of ridiculousness. Secondly, Geraldo use Trump’s talking point
about we gotta get out of these stupid wars. You can’t follow a guy who continues to contradict
his own agenda and policies throughout his presidency.>>Right, exactly. And look, it’s hilarious to me to hear anyone
on Fox News or even anyone in cable news talk about how egregious it is or how much of an
injustice it is when Americans die. When in our own country they constantly push
for domestic policy that leads to more Americans dying.>>Totally, my god.>>I mean, how many American die every year
because they don’t have adequate health insurance? And they will attack Universal Healthcare,
over and over again. They’ll talk about how we can’t afford it,
can’t pay for it. When it comes to beating that war-drum, by
the way, which is the most expensive policy to support, they’re all for it. They don’t care about American lives. American’s overall, just like troops are nothing
more than pawns, nothing more than props, that these lowly individuals use to make their
arguments when it’s convenient for them. But when push comes to shove, you think they
really care about the lives of Americans? How about all those segments that Fox News
has done on homeless people? Do they care about them? They defame them, they slander them as dead
beats, as druggists, as all sorts of things. They don’t care about human lives. What cares about is appeasing Trump, making
sure that Trump is happy with him. Because you never know, you might lose access
to Trump if you criticize him. And you might not be able to get a job in
Trump’s administration. We all know that Trump likes to pick people
out of Fox News. So it’s just gross. And look, not to get too leftist, I guess,
whatever you wanna call it. But that’s what capitalism is, that’s what
capitalism does. It’s all about profit, it’s all about ensuring
that you have the upper hand and you increase your chances of making more money, right? That’s what happens in our media all the time,
right?>>Making money and being a tough guy, that’s
the other part of it. Even people who don’t have, I guess, the interests
for lining their pockets. It’s, hey, we’re tough guys, we’re America. Hey, we don’t let them F with us like this. Hey, you’re not gonna say that to me. There’s a superiority complex that we have
from the moment that we’re born that says, we have to make sure that we talk about how
much better we are than you no matter what. You can be on the lowest totem pole in America. But you’re like, I’m an American, I’m better
than you. But your life actually has nothing to do with
this American dream that they’ve sold you. That you’re supposed to somehow pursue. And one more thing that they don’t care about
lives for is school shootings, mass shootings, Car Club shootings. We don’t care about that stuff, thoughts and
prayers. What bombs we dropping on people to stop that
from happening? American lives are being lost every day. You don’t care about American lives.>>Again, it’s just something that they cite
when it’s convenient to them to support a policy that’s horrendous, usually. And, in this case, it’s escalated tensions
and war with Iran. So, again, credit where credit is due. I think Geraldo is doing a good job. And I think that he should be proud of the
fact that Hannity canceled his appearance, right? Look, I don’t know what his future is gonna
look like. Obviously, Shep Smith, who had the audacity
to speak the truth every once in a while on Fox News is no longer there. But we know what Fox News is, Geraldo knows
what Fox News is. I don’t agree with Geraldo on many issues. But if you have any integrity and you actually
want to share truthful analysis with an audience, Fox News is not the place to do it. You’re hardly even seen on cable news shows
period, much less on Fox News.

Fox Host Does The Unthinkable, Defends Obama


>>Brian Kilmeade strangely decided to defend
Barack Obama. Now, this is in response to all the right
wingers who have been blaming Obama for the escalated tensions with Iran. When in reality, as we know, Donald Trump
started escalating tensions with Iran the moment he pulled out of the Iran Nuclear Deal,
started implementing these crippling economic sanctions on Iran. And then he later assassinated Iran’s top
military general. But here’s Brian Kilmeade, speaking out against
all the right wingers who are trying to deflect and place the blame on Obama as opposed to
Trump.>>I just don’t love bringing up the previous
administration, just like I didn’t like when President Obama kept bringing up President
Bush.>>Yeah, but it’s true.>>But it’s how do you know? Well, what I’m trying to say is with President
Bush, you heard that statement all along from President Obama. All was a dumb war, as people who were missing
limbs and no longer can see or missing legs. And here, it’s a dumb war they lost their
limbs in->>Brian, they got 150 billion dollars weapon.>>Well, that’s fine, everybody knows that
policy. But you gotta bring people together as the
president and just to continue to take shots at President Obama-
>>Because I think it’s->>Three and half years later, it doesn’t
make any sense.>>It’s a stupid show.>>Now, understand that Brian Kilmeade was
supportive of Trump’s actions. He defended Trump and his decision to assassinate
Soleimani. And he got into this giant argument with Geraldo
Rivera about it. Geraldo Rivera was critical of what Trump
did. And so he’s not speaking out against what
Trump did, but he is speaking out against people who are blaming Obama for what’s going
on with Iran.>>Yeah, but look, if that was the extent
of it, I would say, look at Brian Kilmeade, able to add a little bit of nuance and in
favor of someone who normally disagrees with him. But everything else he added on to it made
me think no, I don’t actually like this at all.>>I agree, I agree, yeah.>>I mean, look, he came out looking better
than Doocy, that’s a high bar for you right there. But no, he said let’s not bring up past administrations
in some sort of weird general DC. Let’s all be polite and always looking forward,
no analysis of what actually has been done. When he said don’t call a war dumb because
have died and lost limbs, what are you talking about? That’s one of the reasons it was so stupid
and pointless and shouldn’t have been fought. That’s not mocking those who fought in it,
that’s speaking with compassion about the suffering that they went through that shouldn’t
have ever happened. And we don’t say it just because we like judging
past actions. We wanna stop future stupid, pointless wars,
like the one that Brian Kilmeade was, he said, I’m cheering for a couple of days ago when
he was arguing with Geraldo.>>Right.>>I don’t wanna have another argument in
ten years looking back on all the people have died in the US-Iran war. I wanna avoid it altogether.>>That’s the reason why we need to be serious
in electing the right person to lead this country this year. Now with that said, I do wanna go a little
back in time. These are clips from the past week where right
wingers on Fox, on Kilmeade’s very network, decided to place the blame on Obama. Let’s start off with Pete Hegseth.>>Listen, this instant, this moment right
now is on Barack Obama, not Donald Trump. When Barack Obama retreated in Iraq and created
a vacuum, he unleashed two radical forces. First ISIS, which President Trump had to come
in and eradicate, but he also opened the door for Iran’s influence to totally take over
Iraq. To the point where now the legislature in
Iraq is effectively controlled by Iran. If we couldn’t solve the problem in Iraq with
150,000 troops and the right strategy, we’re not gonna do it now with 5,000. So whether we leave Iraq or not should be
done on our terms and based on how we stare down Iran and their ability to get the nuclear
bomb.>>Iraq called on the United States and Iran
to help them defeat ISIS in their country. That’s the reason why the United States sent
troops back to Iraq. That’s the reason why Iran sent its forces
to Iraq in order to help defeat ISIS, and they actually did a pretty good job in that. And so now following Donald Trump’s actions,
in doing a drone strike in Iraq, the parliament in the country decided to take a vote and
they want US troops out. All of the escalation, as of late, is what
Trump is responsible for. There was a perfectly fine nuclear deal. It’s a nuclear deal because it was specifically
meant to prevent Iran from building nuclear weapons.>>And it was working.>>And it was working, they were complying. When he decided to pull out, implement sanctions
and continuously provoke Iran, that’s when things started to get worse.>>Yes.>>So no, this isn’t about Obama, it’s been
three and a half years. What do you mean?>>Yeah, no, it’s not Obama. Actually, I blame Calvin Coolidge. No, I don’t know, we can just keep going back. You know what? It was George W Bush because-
>>And Obama was terrible, by the way.>>If he hadn’t started this war, then we
wouldn’t be there. No, actually it was Clinton because if he’d
taken out Sadam the first time then Bush wouldn’t have had to go in. You could just always keep passing the buck
to the past, it doesn’t mean anything. But that’s what Pete Hegseth does. There’s a couple different brands of horrible
right wing pundit and I would argue that he’s probably the worst. He comes from the Sean Hannity school where
his brain is only large enough for one running algorithm at a time. And it’s, how do I blame a democrat for whatever
it is? Even if it’s a direct predicted result of
a republican action, he’s gonna find a way. He’ll say, it was the democrats fault, throw
a couple of buzzwords out there and that’s it. And so it’s no wonder that he’s doing well
on Fox News. That’s all they need to do.>>That’s right, and there was one other person
on Fox News who wanted to blame Obama. That was Laura Ingraham.>>Whereas, Bush was too idealistic about
what was possible in Iraq, and whereas Obama was too defeatist about Iran, Trump’s a realist. He’s a pragmatist.>>So that’s the stupidity that you hear on
Fox.>>By the way, she was an outspoken advocate
for the war in Iraq.>>100%.>>Just don’t ever forget that, that she was
cheerleading for the war in Iraq. She wants to pretend that that’s not the case. And by the way, she also just coincidentally
wants war with Iran. But it’ll be totally different, it’ll be way
better this time. She’s a realist after all.>>It’s insane. By the way, Vickie, one of our members wrote
in and said, John’s got his energy back with lots of exclamation marks.>>I think I’m at the exact perfect point
of all the medications have lined up, but I am still on a lot of medication.>>And I also wanna announce that he’s starting
to get me sick, so I’m really looking forward to this weekend.>>You can’t prove that. It’s possible, I think Barrack Obama got you
sick, actually.>>It was, you know what, good point, good
point. Become a member, go to tyt.com/join. Members help to make this show happen, you
keep us sustainable, which is why I want to include your comments in the context of the
stories that we do.

Trump Accuses John Kerry Of ‘Shadow Diplomacy’


THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS
THREATENED TO SET THE IRAN DEAL ON FIRE BY THE END OF THE
WEEK. THAT IS THE DEAL THAT ENDED
IRAN’S NUCLEAR ENERGY PROGRAM. THEY DIDN’T HAVE A WEAPONS
PROGRAM, BUT NOW THEY COULDN’T NOT ONLY HAVE NUCLEAR ENERGY
PROGRAM, IT’S GOT THE URANIUM FROM IRAN, IT WAS AMAZING. IN
RETURN, WHAT DID WE GIVE THEM? NOTHING. WE HAD TAKEN THEIR MONEY HOSTAGE
AND WE HAD CONVINCED OTHER COUNTRIES TO FREEZE ALL THEIR
ASSETS. NOT OURS, THEIRS. IT WAS IRANIAN MONEY AND WE
FROZE THEM ALL ACROSS THE WORLD. WE KIDNAPPED THEIR MONEY AND
THEN IN RETURN FOR ENDING THEIR ENERGY PROGRAM, WE GAVE
THEM THEIR MONEY BACK. IT WAS AN UNBELIEVABLY GREAT
DEAL. LOOK, I DO NOT WANT I DO NOT
WANT THEM TO HAVE NUCLEAR WEAPONS, THEY ARE RUN BY CORRUPT
PEOPLE. WE DIDN’T GO TO WORK, WE GAVE UP
NOTHING, AND WE TOOK AWAY ANY HOPE OF AN NUCLEAR PROGRAM. SO OF COURSE, THE MORON DONALD
TRUMP THINKS, I AM GOING TO DO A BETTER DEAL SO I AM
THINKING OF RIPPING THAT ONE UP. SO JOHN KERRY, THE FORMER
SECRETARY OF STATE WHO NEGOTIATED THAT DEAL IS
APPARENTLY GOING AROUND TO ALLIES AND TO THE PEOPLE HE
TALKED TO IN A RUN TO MAKE THE DEAL INCLUDING THE FOREIGN
MINISTER AND SAYING, HERE IS HOW WE CAN RESCUE THE DEAL, ETC. HE IS ON HIS OWN, HE IS DOING
THAT. IS THAT A GOOD IDEA? I HAVE MIXED FEELINGS ABOUT IT. IF A REPUBLICAN SECRETARY OF
STATE WAS DOING THAT TO OBAMA I DON’T KNOW IF I WOULD BE HAPPY
ABOUT IT ON THE OTHER HAND, HE IS FIGHTING FOR PEACE AND THOSE
GUYS FIGHT FOR WAR, SO THAT MEETS A GIANT DIFFERENCE AND HE
IS THE ONE WHO PUT THE DEAL TOGETHER AND AS THE FORMER
SECRETARY OF STATE HE HAS EVERY RIGHT TO AT LEAST TALK TO
OUR ALLIES, THAT IS FOR SURE. DOES NOT AGREE. HE TWEETS: IF BY MESS YOU MEAN AND
EXCELLENT DEAL, THAT WAS JOHN KERRY. THAT IS PROBABLY THE SHINING
MOMENT IN HIS RESUME. EXCELLENT DEAL CRITICIZED BY
DONALD TRUMP. BY DEFINITION YOU KNEW IT WAS A
GOOD DEAL. ANYWAY, THE ANSWER FROM KERRY’S
CAMP IS: THAT IS TRUE. TALKING TO THEIR FOREIGN
MINISTER, INTERESTING, BUT LET ME GIVE YOU
THE CONTEXT THAT ALMOST NO ONE ELSE IN MEDIA IS GIVING YOU. DURING THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION
AS THEY WERE NEGOTIATING THAT DEAL, 47 REPUBLICAN SENATORS LED BY TOM
COTTON WROTE A LETTER DIRECTLY TO THE IRANIAN GOVERNMENT SAYING
DO NOT DO THE DEAL. THAT IS ONLY 1 MILLION TIMES
WORSE SO WHERE IS EVERYBODY ON CABLE NEWS TALKING ABOUT
THE TREASONOUS REPUBLICAN SENATORS WHO BESEECHED THE
AYATOLLAH TO NOT DO A DEAL WITH OUR GOVERNMENT AS WE WERE
NEGOTIATING A DEAL? WHERE ARE YOU GUYS? SO MAJOR GENERAL PAUL EATON WAS
ASKED ABOUT IT AT THE TIME, IT WAS A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO. AND HE SAID: WHEN ASKED TO DESCRIBE THE
REPUBLICAN SENATORS ACTIONS HE SAID: PLEASE SPARE ME YOUR CROCODILE
TEARS ON JOHN KERRY UNLESS YOU ARE ALSO CALLING OUT TOM
COTTON TODAY AND BY THE WAY, OTHER SENATORS LIKE LINDSEY
GRAHAM AND JOHN MCCAIN WHO NEVER SAW WAR THAT THEY DIDN’T
ABSOLUTELY LOVE. THEY WERE THE ONES WHO WERE
MUTINOUS. OKAY. THEN RUDY GIULIANI WAS SPEAKING
OVER THE WEEKEND TO A GROUP. THEY PRETEND TO BE FOR FREEDOM
IN IRAN. IF ONLY IT WERE SO. USUALLY, IT’S SHADOWY GROUPS WHO
SUPPORT ANOTHER COUNTRY WHO WANT A WAR WITH IRAN. THEY DO IT UNDER THE GUISE OF
FREEDOM FOR IRAN. SPEAKING TO THAT GROUP, GIULIANI
SAID: WAIT A MINUTE, GIULIANI DOESN’T
HAVE NATIONAL SECURITY CLEARANCE. HE DOESN’T EVEN WORK FOR THE
GOVERNMENT. HE HAS DONALD TRUMP’S PERSONAL
ATTORNEY, SO IS TRUMP SHARING NATIONAL SECRETS WITH GIULIANI? FIRST OF ALL, YOU KNOW THE
ANSWER TO THAT. OF COURSE HE IS. YOU THINK HE IS NOT BLABBERING
ALL OVER THE PLACE ALL OF THESE PEOPLE WHO DON’T
HAVE CLEARANCE. OF COURSE HE IS. AND THEN GIULIANI BECAUSE HE IS
APPARENTLY TOTALLY UNHINGED GOES AND SPEAKS OF THIS GROUP
AND IS LIKE LET ME TELL YOU CLASSIFIED INFORMATION THAT I
SHOULDN’T EVEN HAVE ACCESS TO. WE ARE GOING TO DO A REGIME
CHANGE IN IRAN. THAT MEANS WAR. THAT MEANS NOT ONLY ARE THEY
GOING TO TEAR THE DEAL, WE MIGHT GO TO WAR WITH IRAN. IRAN IS FOUR TIMES THE SIZE
OF IRAQ. THAT IS AT LEAST FOUR TIMES THE
SIZE OF DISASTER. THEIR MILITARY IS WAY SUPERIOR
TO IRAQ’S. THEY DON’T HAVE NUCLEAR WEAPONS
THANKS TO OBAMA AND JOHN KERRY BY THE WAY, BUT THEY DO
HAVE A TON OF CONVENTIONAL WEAPONS AND IF YOU THOUGHT WE
GOT STUCK IN THE MIDDLE OF IRAQ, WAIT
UNTIL YOU GET A LOAD OF IRAN BUT ALMOST EVERYONE IN THE
ADMINISTRATION NOW IS A NEOCON WHO IS IN FAVOR OF THAT
WAR. GIULIANI WENT ON TO SAY THAT
RIPPING UP THAT DEAL AND GOING FOR REGIME CHANGE WOULD MEAN WAR
IS: I DO NOT KNOW THE ANYONE WHO HAS
EVER WRITTEN A BOOK BETTER THAN 1984. ORWELL HAS GOT TO BE THINKING,
NAILED IT. THE ONLY WAY TO PEACE IS WAR. INDEED. HOW ABOUT THE CURRENT SECRETARY
OF STATE MIKE POMPEO. WHAT HE HAS SAID IN THE PAST,
WHEN HE WAS A CONGRESSMAN? CONGRESS MUST ACT TO CHANGE
IRANIAN BEHAVIOR AND ULTIMATELY, THE IRANIAN
REGIME. THE NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR IS
JOHN BOLTON WHO HAS NOT MET A WAR HE DID NOT WANT TO
MAKE LOVE TO AND THE IRAN WAR, HE CANNOT WAIT FOR IT. HE IS AMONG THE ORIGINAL
MONSTROUS MORONIC NEOCONSERVATIVES THAT STARTED
THE IRAQ WAR SO ALL OF YOU LIBERTARIANS WHO VOTED FOR
DONALD TRUMP BECAUSE YOU THOUGHT HE WAS AGAINST INTERVENTION IN
THE MIDDLE EAST, JOKE IS ON YOU. AND UNFORTUNATELY, ON THE REST
OF THE PLANET AS THEY BEAT THOSE WAR DRUMS. THE REPUBLICANS WILL ALWAYS VOTE
FOR WAR. IF YOU BOTH FOR THE REPUBLICANS
THINK THEY ARE NOT GOING TO DRIVE YOU INTO WAR, YOU ARE AN
IDIOT.

Megyn Kelly To Kaepernick: “Everything is Racist”


>>Megyn Kelly hasn’t really been out in the
public much lately. But she did decide to respond to Colin Kaepernick’s
tweets about US aggression toward Iran. So first, let me give you what Colin Kaepernick
had tweeted, and then I’ll give you her response. She said, there’s nothing new about American
terrorist attacks against black and brown people for the expansion of American imperialism. America has always sanctioned and besieged
black and brown bodies both at home and abroad. American militarism is the weapon wielded
by American imperialism, to enforce its policing and plundering of the non white world. Now-
>>Yep.>>Anyone who knows anything about American
history and American foreign policy sees what he’s talking about here. This isn’t simply about race. This is about US foreign policy toward countries
that are typically majority black or majority brown, right?>>Yep.>>And why, why do they do that? And I’m gonna fill in those blanks in just
a second. But Megyn Kelly, in her lack of sophisticated
thinking says, because everything is racist. Everything. Even fighting back against terrorists who
kill Americans. Nike, feeling proud? Okay, so if you’re so concerned about terrorists
killing Americans or terrorists killing people that they shouldn’t be killing. How about the fact that Donald Trump defended
Mohammed bin Salman after he ordered the killing of a US resident and Washington Post journalist
Jamal Khashoggi. Didn’t bother you, right? Didn’t bother you. I mean, it’s just such a disingenuous argument. And besides which, Colin Kaepernick is actually
making an important point that isn’t often made by public figures, especially people
in the entertainment industry or in athletics. Colin Kaepernick comments about things that
are so important to shed light on. And US imperialism is incredibly important
to discuss, especially in the context of what the United States is doing in the Middle East
right now. So for anyone who maybe didn’t have, and most
people in America didn’t, the appropriate history lessons about what the US has done
with coups abroad. We’ll do a quick run through of it. And I wish we had more time cuz there’s so
many interesting details to every single one of these examples, but we’re just gonna run
through some of the examples right now. So first off, when it comes to Latin American
countries, our CIA has loved orchestrating coups. We have orchestrated coups in Argentina, Brazil,
Cuba, Chili, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Uruguay, okay? Now, we attempt to stage a coup in Cuba, we
failed there. So we weren’t successful in every single
case, but every single time you see this happen, especially in Latin American countries, there
are US business interests involved, right? It’s not because we’re trying to spread democracy. It’s because there’s some sort of resource
that the United States government wants access to. So we’ve done coups in countries like Iran. So in 1953 there was a coup in Iran. It was orchestrated by the United States. Despite continued speculation about the CIA’s
role in a 1949 coup to install a military government in Syria, the ouster of Iranian
Prime Minister Mohamed Mossadegh is the earliest coup of the Cold War that the United States
government has acknowledged. They’ve acknowledged it, okay? But you don’t hear much of it in US history
classes. In 1953, after nearly two years of Mossadegh’s
premiership, during which he challenged the authority of the Shah and nationalized an
Iranian oil industry previously operated by British companies, he was forced from office
and arrested, spending the rest of his life under house arrest. Did you think that you could just nationalize
your country’s oil and the US would let you get away with it? We don’t think so. Let’s move on. Guatemala, 1954, though the United States
was initially supportive of Guatemalan Guatemalan President Arbenz, the State Department felt
his rise through the US-trained and armed military would be an asset, the relationship
though soured as he attempted a series of land reforms that threatened the holdings
of US-owned United Fruit Company. A coup in 1954 forced him from power, allowing
a succession of juntas in his place. Classified details of the CIA’s involvement
in the ouster of the Guatemalan leader, which included equipping rebels and paramilitary
troops while the US Navy blockaded the Guatemalan coast, came to light in 1999. I mean, the examples go on and on and on. Congo in 1960, what we did to Patrice Lumumba. I mean, how many more examples do you want,
okay?>>I think she doesn’t want any.>>I’m sorry, Lumumba, Lumumba.>>And I would argue she probably doesn’t
care.>>But that’s what I wanna know. Look, Megyn Kelly’s not dumb. I don’t think she’s a dumb person. She’s a lawyer. She worked her way up to pretty lucrative
gigs at Fox News and then I think it was CBS or NBC.>>Well, no offense to us, but being a host
doesn’t necessarily mean you’re a genius.>>No, I get that. I get that.>>She had a public spat about how Santa’s
white. She’s kind of dumb when it comes to racial
stuff.>>You’re right. You’re right. Right.>>To hold these simplistic, stupid, bigoted
views on race you can’t be that intelligent.>>You guys, the United States will go into
countries and overthrow democratically elected leaders. We just did it in Bolivia. We just did it in Bolivia. We will do that. We will go into a sovereign country, overthrow
a democratically elected leader for our own business interests. So when someone draws attention to that because
they want our country to be better, to keep our country safe, to keep sovereign countries
safe and democratic, it’s a dumb ass response to say because everything’s racist.>>Yeah, it’s hard to be Megyn Kelly. When you say bigoted things people call you
a racist, it’s rough.>>That’s the woman who gets paid tens of
millions of dollars to be an idiot, it’s devastating. That’s what this country values.>>She’s so awful that she makes me like Charlize
Theron less.>>No, don’t say that.>>Although Bombshell was pretty good.>>It was okay.>>Yeah, it was fine.>>Charlize Theron is a national treasure.>>She is, exactly.>>Yeah.>>Yeah, she’s as bad as she ever was when
she was on Fox News. She somehow managed as she like pulled the
ripcord, got out of there, to seem more reasonable than someone like a Sean Hannity or Bill O’Reilly,
but she’s not. She was picked for that position because she
believes the same sorts of things that they do.>>I want to give some snaps to Colin Kaepernick
because what he was drawing attention to there is important. And a lot of people in America never get the
appropriate schooling or learn the appropriate history of what our country has done. And you need to understand the history to
really dissect and understand what our current foreign policy is. We should be able to hold our elected officials
to a higher standard, and we should not allow them to sell us this nonsense about how the
US government is looking to spread democracy abroad. When in reality, we’ve done a lot to undermine
democracy in other countries consistently over the decades.

Iran Deal Breach: A Model Diplomacy Case Study


Iran is located in a very strategic place in the Middle East. It borders on the Persian Gulf, through which much of the global oil travels. It is majority Shi’i, so in that sense it stands as a member of a minority faith in the Middle East itself, which is dominated by the Sunni. It has a population of about 85 million people and like most places in the Middle East, it’s a young population, the majority being under 35 years old. Religion and politics are fused, they’re intermingled. The clerical community is actively involved in political and national administration. Iran’s nuclear program began in the 1950s. There’s always been attraction to both nuclear energy and nuclear arms. Nuclear energy can be transformed for weapons purposes, as well as civilian purposes. Under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, countries agreed to forgo the possibility of nuclear weapons and Iran is a member of that particular treaty. Therefore its nuclear program always has to be monitored by the IAEA– International Atomic Energy Agency. IAEA has not always been satisfied with the level of access that it has been granted to Iran, and real evidence has come forward to suggest Iran has engaged in research about how to harness nuclear energy for weapons purposes. When it comes to the relationship between the United States and Iran, a series of events have been very instrumental. In August of 1953 of course, there was a coup in Iran and the United States was complicit in that change of power. And that has become a source of tension. And then came the 1979 revolution, which bought in a government that was identifying itself as antagonistic to the United States, and the hostage crisis of 1980, where the Iranian government held American diplomats hostage for 444 days. The roots of the current crisis is in August of 2002, when there were revelations that Iran was developing a massive plutonium enrichment facility that it had not declared to the IAEA. The United States and the international community had what they called a two-track policy. One track was increased pressure on Iran: economic sanctions, which became more intense as time went along. The second track was the idea of negotiations with Iran as a means of solving this issue. The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action is the compromise agreement that was finally reached in July of 2015. The whole series of international sanctions that were put on Iran were largely lifted. Iran agrees to a number of limitations on its nuclear program. It imposed some serious restraints on Iran, but it is an interim agreement where restrictions fade after year 10. The United States has overlapping interests in Iran today. First of all are the issues of proliferation and whether Iran’s nuclear program can be ensured to be for peaceful purposes. There’s Iranian sponsorship of groups such as Hezbollah and Hamas that are identified as terrorist organizations. There is the issue of Iranian regional activities. There are issues of human rights within Iran itself. In the recent decade or so the issue of proliferation in many ways has eclipsed all the other concerns. The JCPOA, like every other arms control agreement, has within it a committee that deals with non-compliance. So the first step in any prospective violation is to go to that committee with evidence about Iranian non-compliance. If that process becomes deadlocked, then the issue can be transferred to the United Nations for deliberation and imposition of economic sanctions. You have a military option as well. The Israelis also have the option of taking unilateral military action. America’s allies are very concerned about Iranian ambitions and that creates another push on the United States to be more robust in terms of resistance to Iran. So it’s likely to be a period of continued tension and underlying difficulties.