Afshin Rattansi talks to Max Keiser
Also here is the parliamentary officer of the The Council for Arab-British Understanding, the group calling on Britains Foreign Secretary to make clear that Britain refuses to condone the views of Israel's Foreign Minister, Avigdor Lieberman who is within ten miles of this studio.
Well cover that, corporate spin in Latin America and changing power relations in the Persian Gulf. But lets start with the story that overshadows every other the international economic crisis. The FT says the downturn is easing but let alone that controversy, a story is now emerging of how U.S. foreign policy is intimately involved with the slump. Taped conversations, it is alleged, connect Obamas Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Wall Street fraudster Bernard Madoff, the recent resignation of the former New York Federal Reserve Bank of New York Chairman, Stephen Frieidman and even the Taliban.