Today on “Kresta in the Afternoon” – June 13
Talking about the “things that matter most” on June 13
4:00 – Terrorist Group Has Now Captured 20 Cities In Iraq and Syria. Al Gives a Sunni / Shiite 101.
4:20 – The Lion’s Gate: On the Front Lines of the Six-Day War
Fought from June 5 to June 10, 1967, the Six-Day War pitted the brand-new nation of Israel against forces from Egypt, Syria, Jordan and Iraq. The Egyptian president declared that the Arab forces’ objective was the complete destruction of Israel, and the rest of the world was indifferent to Israel’s peril. Bestselling author Steven Pressfield chronicles the improbable Israeli victory in his newest book, “The Lion’s Gate: On the Front Lines of the Six-Day War.” He draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with veterans of the war: fighter and helicopter pilots, tank commanders and Recon soldiers, paratroopers, as well as women soldiers, wives, and others. The story is told through the eyes of the young men and women who battled for the survival of their country and the dreams of their ancestors. Steven joins us to discuss his book and one of the most astonishing military victories in history.
4:40 – Kresta Comments: Who owns the land?
5:00 – Iraq in paralysis after Sunni militants’ blitz
5:40 – Movie Reviews: Maleficient and How to Train Your Dragon 2
Angelina Jolie stars as the titular role in “Maleficient,” a darker reboot of the animated Disney classic “Sleeping Beauty.” The film retells the story from the perspective of Maleficient, the evil fairy queen. “How to Train Your Dragon 2” is the sequel to the 2010 hit and stars the voices of Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, and Djimon Hounsou. Steven Greydanus, creator of the Decent Films Guide and film critic for the National Catholic Register joins us to discuss his opinions on these films.