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COUNTERPOINT: American Involvement in the Middle East w/ Reverend King

By Michael Matthiesen posted Mar 22, 2011 at 01:25 AM

 

March 25 @ 1pm. Counterpoint WVUM's Political Talk Show will be discussing the current situation in the Middle East and America's Involvement. Hosts, Vinny Foster, Wes Rogerson, and Michael Matthiesen will be sitting down with Harvard Graduate and Middle Eastern expert, Reverend King, and debating America's Involvement in the Middle East.  With a war in Afghanistan, Iraq, and now bombings in Libya, is America going too involved in the Middle East??

Update: The World is looking towards Northern Africa as bombs go off from American planes trying to fulfill America's "Operation Odyssey Dawn", the code name for the United States military's participation in enforcement of 2011 Military Intervention in Libya. Those who fear an impending third war for the U.S, a state already amassed in debt, cry for a decrease in American involvement. Others, angered by the human rights violations committed on the orders of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, seek the removal of the leader. Former 2008 Republican Presidential Candidate, John McCain, stated, "[w]e waited too long...and I regret we didn't act more quickly then we could of."

Gaddafi has made evident that he will not go quietly and has even defiantly vowed to "die a martyr" to maintain power. The world seems to be sharing the same: a mutual outrage for Gaddafi's actions.  Europe is now mobilizing to put an end to Gaddafi's reign. Especially since he will not step down.

Even with a Global backing, should America lead a military campaign into Libya? American Involvement in the Middle East has Iraq and Afghanistan as it's most recent past (and still ongoing), Libya as it's present, and a looming threat of Iran as it's future.  America has seen troops in the Middle East for the past ten years - is it worth it to keep them there for ten more? 

Tune in on Friday March 25 from 1-2pm to find out.  Along with our hosts, Harvard graduate Reverend King will be tossing his expertise of the Middle East into the ring on the past, present, and possible future of American involvement in the region.

 You can put in your opinions and questions on Friday by: Text:  (786)-309-8861  Facebook  (or) Twitter [@CPWVUM]

 

 

Reverend King Bio:

King received a Bachelor of Architecture from Howard University in Washington, D.C. and served in the U.S. Air Force Civil Engineering Corp., as a Captain. He received a Master's Degree in City/Regional Planning with a specialization in land economics and real estate from Harvard University and was a member of the faculty at Harvard University from 1972-74. Rev. King received a Master's of Divinity (Equivalency) from the Ecumenical Theological Seminary in Detroit, MI and received a Doctor of Ministry at the same institution in May of 1999. King received a Bachelor of Architecture from Howard University in Washington, D.C. and served in the U.S. Air Force Civil Engineering Corp., as a Captain. He received a Master's Degree in City/Regional Planning with a specialization in land economics and real estate from Harvard University and was a member of the faculty at Harvard University from 1972-74. Rev. King received a Master's of Divinity (Equivalency) from the Ecumenical Theological Seminary in Detroit, MI and received a Doctor of Ministry at the same institution in May of 1999. 

 

He served on the Board of Directors of both MichiganNational Bank's as well as the Standard Federal Bank's Community Development Corporation (CDC), as well as the Advisory Committee for the Catholic Archdiocese of Michigan's "Campaign for Human Development" Committee. King has also served on the Board of Trustee's of the United Methodist Retirement Home Board and the Jewish Vocational Service JVS Community Advisory Committee. He is the Immediate Past President of the Council of Baptist Pastors and Ministers of Detroit and Vicinity as well as theFirst Vice-Moderator of the Metropolitan District Association.. King is also a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.











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