14:55 GMT +325 February 2018
Listen Live
    Context Countdown

    Pro-US Kurds Backstab Damascus, War on Yemen Updates, Duterte’s Drug War

    Context Countdown
    Get short URL
    Andrew Korybko
    0 94

    This week’s episode begins by explaining the mainstream media buzz about the Ethiopian Olympic runner who showed a protest solidarity sign during the games.

    Following that, we take a look at what the Iranian Foreign Minister hopes to achieve during his five-nation tour of Latin America. Afterwards, we discuss Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s staunch opposition to his anti-drug war critics and the reason why this socio-legal crusade is being politicized against him. Once that’s done, we report on some updates from the War on Yemen such as why the US wants to publicly distance itself from the Saudis all the while arming the kingdom behind the world’s back. And finally, the top story of the week is how the pro-US Kurds turned on Damascus and stabbed Syria in the back at one of its most vulnerable times.

    Tags:
    War on Drugs, Kurds, 2016 Olympic Games, Rodrigo Duterte, Yemen, Syria, United States, Latin America, Saudi Arabia
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik
    • Сomment