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Porkins Policy Radio episode 163 The Watchdogs Didn’t Bark with Ray Nowosielski and John Duffy

Documentarians Ray Nowosielski and John Duffy joined me this week to discuss their new book, The Watchdogs Didn’t Bark: The CIA, NSA, and the Crimes of the War on Terror. Ray and John talked about their earlier work covering 9/11. They discussed how they first got involved, and the subsequent hurdles that this sort of journalism presented. They spoke about the CIA’s threats against them after completing their second documentary Who is Rich Blee? John and Ray talked about why they decided to write The Watchdogs Didn’t Bark and what separates this from the numerous books on 9/11 already out there. They spoke about about the legacy of the 9/11 and some of the major figures involved in the cover up who went on to more prominent positions within the government. We touched on CIA director Gina Haspels career which took off when she oversaw the infamous black site known as Cat’s Eye. We also spoke at length about the impact that Michael Scheuer has had on the war on terror. We talked about his role setting up Alec Station and the cult like devotion that his staff had for him.

In the second hour we dive into some of the minutia of the 9/11 attacks. We looked at the strange case of Abu Zubaydah and his interrogation. John and Ray discussed the information that Zubaydah allegedly gave up which linked him to several members of the Saudi Royal family. John and Ray also spoke about the odd deaths of Saudi Prince’s Ahmed, Sultan, and Fahd all within days of one another. We also touched on the role that the NSA played in in covering up key information related to the 9/11 hijackers. We finish off the episode by looking at the current state of the 9/11 research movement.

Download PPR episode 163

Show Notes:

WatchdogsBark.com

@WatchdogsBook

Ray Nowosielski

Buy The Watchdogs Didn’t Bark

Who is Rich Blee?

9/11 Press For Truth

PPR bonus podcast ep 22 Who is John Duffy?

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Porkins Policy Radio episode 97 The Decline of Leaking: From Chelsea Manning to Reality Winner

Tom Secker and Robbie Martin join me for a very wide ranging discussion on everything from Reality Winner to Dennis Rodman. Tom and I start off the conversation by talking about the Wikileaks Twitter account tweeting about our issue on The American Journal of Economics and Sociology. We talk about the obvious divide right now between Assange and Wikileaks not just in terms of Twitter, but in terms of their media strategy. The three of us then dive into the bizarre case of NSA leaker Reality Winner. We theorize as to whether she is a true leaker, or a truly disgruntled employee. We discuss the possibility that Winner was set up to leak, and if this is really a move by the Trump administration to ward off future potential leakers. Robbie and Tom also touch on the strange behavior of The Intercept and how they mismanaged this entire story and their lack of protection of Reality Winner.

In the second hour we ponder the question as to whether Reality Winner represents a bookend to the celebrity culture of leakers and whistleblowers. We take a close look at Chelsea Manning and her recent media interviews. The three of us talk about the media’s obsession with Manning as a trans celebrity, and the ways in which they have sexualized and fetishized her since her release from prison. We discuss how the media has largely ignored or forgotten the true reasons for why she was imprisoned in the first place: leaking thousands of government documents. We talk about the notion that Bradley Manning and the actions associated with him are now dead and therefore are no longer a topic of discussion among the media. We round out the conversation by talking about Dennis Rodman’s most recent trip to North Korea. We talk about the possibility that Rodman is being used as either a back-channel or some form of intermediary between Kim Jong-Un and US intelligence. Robbie, Tom, and I also touch on the cryptocurrency Potcoin which has sponsored Rodman’s trip to the Hermit Kingdom.

Download PPR episode 97

Show Notes:

Wikileaks tweets our issue of The American Journal of Economics and Sociology

Spy Culture

A Very Heavy Agenda

Top-Secret NSA Report Details Russian Hacking Effort Days Before 2016 Election

Statement on Justice Department Allegations

Do Not Trust The Intercept or How To Burn A Source

Reality Winner

Reality Winner Indictment

WikiLeaks offers $10,000 to get Intercept reporter fired

The Long, Lonely Road of Chelsea Manning

Chelsea Manning explains why she leaked secret military documents, fought for transgender rights behind bars

Anthrax And “Russiagate”: Mueller’s Special Counsel Appointment Should Raise Concern

Potcoin Sends Dennis Rodman Back to North Korea

Apparently, Tourists Love North Korea For The Super Cheap & Legal Weed

North Korea releases American student reportedly in coma as Dennis Rodman returns to the reclusive nation

A cryptocurrency for weed is soaring in value after it sponsored Dennis Rodman’s trip to North Korea

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