This week on CounterSpin: Soldiers loyal to Libya’s Muammar Qaddafi continue their assault on rebels, nearly a month into the democratic uprising there. Media are debating how and when and even whether the US should intervene, but how much of their reasoning has anything to do with what Libyans want? We’ll talk with Phyllis Bennis from the Institute for Policy Studies about Libya.
Also on CounterSpin today, Congressman Peter King’s hearings on Islamic extremism are generating headlines and controversy. The backdrop for this conversation, we often hear, is terrorism; several plots emanating from U.S. Muslim communities show that there are real domestic threats, right? One of those cases got a closer look from Village Voice staff writer Graham Rayman. He’ll join us to talk about the Newburgh 4.
–Don’t “No-Fly” Libya, by Phyllis Bennis (Institute for Policy Studies, 3/4/11)
–“Were the Newburgh 4 Really Out to Blow Up Synagogues?,” by Graham Rayman (Village Voice, 3/2/11)