BFP Roundtable: Who is Putin & Why has he let his nation become encircled by NATO

In this second episode of the new BFP Roundtable series Pearse Redmond, Sibel Edmonds and Tom Secker discuss the recent “revelation” from Putin regarding Gladio B operations in Chechnya. They start with the basic facts that Putin has laid out: intercepts obtained by the FSB show that US officials in Azerbaijan were supporting and backing Chechen rebels during the early 2000’s. The panel each breaks down the interesting timing of these revelations, which come as a series of shake-ups in and around Russia have threatened Putin’s grasp on power. Is this a threat from Putin to the West or a bone to throw to the hardcore nationalists within the Russian Federation? Later they move on to the question of who Putin is as a leader and how he has managed to let his nation become completely encircled by NATO. The group then moves on to how the geopolitical chessboard has been reoriented away from ideological battles into one based on identity and media control. They finish off by looking at how Russia Today fits into this new geopolitical landscape.

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  • kenfreeland  On May 17, 2015 at 12:08 am

    Hi Pearse,

    I’m delighted that you’re doing this with Sibel…I listened to the first episode with great relish. Alas, my finances do not permit me to subscribe ($60 is a lot of money for me these days), so I won’t get to hear this one.

    BTW, “The panel each breaks down…” is not proper grammar. Just omit the “each” and you’ll be good to go.

    Peace, Ken

    • porkinspolicyreview  On May 18, 2015 at 12:59 pm

      Hey Ken,

      So glad you enjoyed the first episode. I totally meant to email you the text to look over but we were trying to get out the episode. Not sure if it makes a difference but you can always subscribe with a $7 a month donation. Let me talk to Sibel. She understands how difficult it is for people right now and I know she has figured out different payment plans for people who can’t do the $60 a month.

      I will email you later; I have a new Porkins Great Game for you to look over.

  • Jimmy the Non-Weasel  On May 20, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    I’ve emailed BFP about this, but have yet to receive a response.

    I want to pay for this content, but without being tracked and monitored. Will you be accepting bitcoin? I’d really like to give you some of my money…

    • porkinspolicyreview  On May 20, 2015 at 1:32 pm

      I will ask Sibel about Bitcoin donations. As far as I know we don’t yet offer that function, but I am sure it is something we can work on.

      • Jimmy the Non-Weasel  On May 20, 2015 at 10:54 pm

        This may be a long shot, but I’m a web developer and I could add bitcoin subscription functionality for BFP — if they’re interested. Either way, thanks for asking. I look forward to giving you my money.

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