Talk Nation Radio: Reese Erlich and Coleen Rowley on Syria, War, and Peace

Reese Erlich is a foreign correspondent and book author. The paperback edition of Erlich’s book Inside Syria: The Backstory of Their Civil War and What the World Can Expect, has just been published this week. See

Coleen Rowley is an FBI whistleblower, peace activist, retired FBI agent, former legal counsel who taught law enforcement ethics, and member of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity and of Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence. See

Coleen Rowley will be participating in No War 2016. See

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    • sometime

      you are absolutely correct. Lincoln, you do a great public service by pointing out to readers, T H E T R U T H….thank you

      • Thanks sometime, I simply share what I read and view with every article and video I post. Have a blessed day!

        • sometime

          a Syrian living in the US recently was quoted in the US Press…that the war there is not in any way a Civil War. Yet the US Press, WT house and so forth…explains the war as being a civil war. When in fact it is another one of Obama’s wars. You know this but many other readers may not know the fact.

          • You are correct and allot of folks are still walking in a daze of the propaganda. This is why I blog and read the world daily. “In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” George Orwell

            Oct 1, 2015 Putin Tells Everyone Exactly Who Created ISIS

            Here’s something you probably never saw or heard about in the west. This is Putin answering questions regarding ISIS from a US journalist at the Valdai International Discussion Club in late 2014. Say what you want about Putin… when he’s right, he’s right.


          • sometime

            I viewed this before. I don’t blog much. maybe a couple of times a week. If you would like or others like, here is a writer people should follow, because of his through research, his articles of most anyplace in the world… His name is Stephen Lendman…..people can research him on their own.
            Putin has been attempting, seems, to not get into a nuclear war….with the West. As Paul Craig Roberts, two days ago pointed out in an article on his web site! ” Will Russia Surrender” which he authored. It has to be read to be understood. His use of the thought, “surrender” is not meant in the common sense of the word… people should read it and judge for themselves…..

          • I read Paul Craig Robert’s frequently at his web site and have for well over a decade, and very good advise. Be blessed sometime!

  • paul

    It’s truly bizarre at this point in history that Erlich would perpetuate the notion that US policy has conventional objectives. He’s not the only one who continues to propagate the notion that stated objectives have anything at all to do with real objectives. Syria is a proxy war, not a civil war. Terrorists are US proxies, wittingly or unwittingly. Chaos and failed nations are tools and even objectives of US policy, not unfortunate failures. Etc.. Any reasonable person who is paying attention knows these things by now. There is no excuse for perpetuated wildly outdated ways of thinking about US policy. There is a paradox that many – more or less willfully perhaps – seem unwilling or unable to wrap their minds around: the goal is control but the tool is chaos.

    One might say that US policy stands the motto of this program on its head. Swanson says that there is no way to peace, that peace is the way. It’s a great motto. The US policy motto could be the exact opposite – perhaps war is the way because war is the goal.