State Department Was Warned of Saudi Executions

Ali al-Ahmed, director of the Institute of Gulf Affairs, tells host Brian Becker that he warned State Department officials about the upcoming executions of critics of the Saudi monarchy that put Iran and Saudi Arabia on the brink of military conflict. Despite his warnings, no action was taken by the U.S.

In the second segment of the show, the President of the Oath Keepers Steward Rhodes, explains why his movement wouldn’t support armed protesters who took over federal government buildings in Oregon this past weekend.

Finally, Eugene Puryear of the Black Lives Matter Movement, talks about the police killings of Tamir Rice, the death of Sandra Bland in police custody, and the next steps for the new civil rights movement in the United States.