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    Baltimore Cop Gunned Down a Day Before Testimony on Police Corruption

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    On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Dominique Stevenson, Program Director for the American Friends Service Committee’s Friend of a Friend program, and by Kofi Ademola, an organizer with the Black Lives Matter movement.

    Baltimore detective Sean Suiter was killed with his own weapon the day before he was scheduled to testify against other police officers to a grand jury. The mysterious death is raising questions about systemic corruption within the Baltimore Police Department.

    Will US troops ever leave Syria? Now that Daesh is effectively defeated, the Pentagon is signaling that it will maintain its presence in the north of the country indefinitely. Rick Sterling, investigative journalist, joins the show.

    More than 200 people were killed in a horrific terrorist attack on a mosque in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula today. Details are still emerging, but the massacre is sure to send shockwaves throughout the region. Brian and John speak with Sputnik News analyst Walter Smolarek.

    The New York Times is reporting that former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn's lawyers have cut off communication with Donald Trump's legal team — an indication that he may be planning to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller's prosecution. Jim Kavanagh, editor of ThePolemicist.net, joins Brian and John.

    In rambling addresses to U.S. troops on Thanksgiving, Donald Trump praised his own administration for a wide range of accomplishments in nearly every field. But perhaps his most amazing assertion was that the United States has turned the tide in Afghanistan and is now winning the war. Joining the show is Vijay Prashad, author and professor.

    Thomas Friedman, the foreign policy establishment's favorite pundit, has just published an op-ed singing the praises of de-facto Saudi leader Mohammed Bin Salman, despite the young Crown Prince's reckless military and political offensive across the entire Middle East. Brian and John speak with Alexander Mercouris, editor in chief of The Duran.

    Zimbabwe has a new president — Emmerson Mnangagwa — following the military takeover of the country that forced the resignation of long-time leader Robert Mugabe. What does Mnangagwa's presidency mean for the future of the country? Dr. Gerald Horne, professor at the University of Houston, joins the show along with Eugene Puryear, host of By Any Means Necessary.

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