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    Turkey Poised to Invade Syria? Is NATO - Russia Confrontation Possible?

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    On today's episode of Loud & Clear, host Brian Becker discusses Turkey's military moves signalling a possible invasion of Syria at the moment of the collapse of Syrian Peace Talks.

    He is joined by Turkish journalist Erman Cete who writes for SOL newspaper and by Daniel McAdams of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity. They discuss the motivations of the Turkish government in these new escalations and the likely response by NATO, the Obama White House and Russia…

    In the second segment, Becker is joined by Thom Hartmann, author and radio/tv host a conversation about the signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership or TPP by ministers from all 12 countries that make up the pact. Is the TPP even worse than its critics imagined, does it give unprecedented power to transnational corporations and banks and why does President Obama continue to stand behind it?

    Finally, WikiLeaks spokesperson Kristinn Hrafnsson talks about the decision of the United Nations yesterday that whistleblower Julian Assange has been the victim of "arbitrary detention" in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London for the past three and a half years. Ecuador offered political asylum to Assange, based on fears that his legal rights would be denied by the United States, but he has been trapped in Ecuador's Embassy in London since 2012. The British still say that if he leaves the Embassy he will be arrested. What happens next after this important UN decision?

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    detention, Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), NATO, WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, Barack Obama, Turkey, Russia
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