Rather than the primary focus being on Syria and Iraq, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry spoke about the threat posed by Daesh in Libya, where a NATO bombing campaign had overthrown the government of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. Becker is joined by journalist and political analyst, Hafsa Kara to talk about what led to the growth of Islamic State in Libya, especially in Gaddafi's hometown of Sirte, the role of Democratic frontrunner Hilary Clinton in the overthrow of the government, and what the U.S had in mind when it decided to conduct a regime change operation there.
In the second segment, Becker talks to Robert McCaw from the Center on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) about President Obama's first ever visit to a U.S. mosque today in Baltimore. Despite the appeals of many Muslim American organizations to Obama to visit a mosque for several years now, we ask why it is only now in the final year of his administration that Obama has made the decision to visit an Islamic place of worship.
Finally, the the U.S. announces a major escalation against Russia in its new military budget for central and eastern Europe. Daniel McAdams of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Security explains his organization's opposition to the massive growth of both the U.S military and NATO expansion.