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Porkins Policy Radio episode 186 Ken Silverstein on The Intercept, NRA spending scandal, and Venezuela

In the first hour, I went solo and talked about some recent developments in the West African nation of Burkina Faso. I started off with the recent hostage rescue operation by French special forces which freed 4 tourists. I talked about the political instability that Burkina Faso has been facing over the past several years. I also talked about the rumors that the hostages were going to be handed over to the Macina Liberation Front in Mali. I spoke about the rise of jihadi groups across West Africa and how much of it unfolded in 2012 with the ouster of Mali’s president Amadou Toumani Toure. I also discussed the role that France continues to play as a colonial overlord in West Africa. I finished off by looking at a recent attack on a church in northern Burkina Faso and how it might link to gold mining in the country, and how this is exploited by groups like the neocons.

In the second hour the founder of Counterpunch and Washington Babylon, Ken Silverstein, joined me. We started off by talking about Ken’s latest media project WashingtonBabylon.com. Ken talked about the structure of the site and the unique way they are approaching both journalism and political reporting. Later we talked extensively about The Intercept and the myriad problems facing the billionaire-funded outlet. Ken talked about the recent scandal where yet a third whistleblower has been sent to jail after cooperating with The Intercept and Jeremy Scahill. Ken talked about his own time at The Intercept and why he ultimately had to walk away. Ken and I trashed Glenn Greenwald and also talked about the theory that The Intercept is, in fact, an intelligence operation to entrap whistleblowers. Later we talked about some of Ken’s reporting looking at the NRA spending scandal and why Wayne LaPierre paid $14,000 in rent for a summer intern. We finished the conversation by looking at the situation in Venezuela. Ken also teased a bombshell story he is writing on Marco Rubio.

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Show notes:

French special forces rescue hostages in a deadly Burkina Faso raid

French ex-hostages arrive in Burkina Faso capital, pay tribute to soldiers killed

French troops free hostages in Burkina Faso

Macina Liberation Front

The Complex and Growing Threat of Militant Islamist Groups in the Sahel

Burkina Faso: Gunmen Kill Priest, Worshippers in Burkina Faso Church

Burkina Faso church attack: Priest among six killed

Burkina Faso – An Emerging World-Class Gold Province

Nexus Gold Corp

WashingtonBabylon.com

@KenSilverstein1

Where Journalism Goes to Die

The Intercept Is The Surveillance State: How Scahill & Cole Got Played By NSC & NSA

Is The Intercept An Intelligence Operation? An Ongoing Inquiry

EXCLUSIVE: DID THE HEAD OF THE NRA HAVE AN INTIMATE RELATIONSHIP WITH A RUSSIAN SPY AND HAVE HIS GROUP PAY HER APARTMENT RENT?

Why a Coup Is Unlikely in Venezuela

Caracas Chronicles, Part I of an Ongoing Series

PPR Bonus Podcast ep 25 Michael Swanson on the Venezuela Coup and the Troika of Tyranny

Michael Swanson joined me this month to discuss the ongoing political and economic crisis facing Venezuela. We talked about the United States efforts to overthrow President Maduro and replace him with the unknown Juan Guaido. Michael and I talked about the history of US backed coups in Central and South America. Michael and I discussed the economic warfare against Venezuela, including the looting of gold by the Bank of England. We also talked about the role that neocon lunatic John Bolton has played. We talked about the so called “Troika of Tyranny” and if this represents the direction of Trump’s foreign policy and legacy.

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Porkins Policy Radio ep. 20 The Falsification of Genocide with Keith Harmon Snow

This week we are joined by independent journalist Keith Harmon Snow for an extended conversation on the 20th anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda and it’s effect on Congo and central Africa. This is a longer podcast than usual, but one I am especially proud of. For the most part I take a back seat and just let Keith break down the truth about what actually happened during those infamous 100 days, and how that event reverberated through out Africa. Keith names names and connects a lot the dots in this complex story involving the Pentagon, multinational corporations, mass media propaganda, and the brutal slaughter of millions in the pursuit of domination and money. Keith breaks down how the Tutsi elite, with the backing if the US, UK, and Israel, actually committed the majority of war crimes and acts of genocide. We explore how this was used as the pretext to invade and rape the Eastern Congo. Keith also goes into depth regarding the imperial history of Africa. I really suggest that you read through the articles in the show notes, as well as explore all of Keith’s writing. He is a fountain of knowledge on a subject that few here in the West fully understand.

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Show Notes:

Conscious Being Alliance

All Things Pass

Exposing U.S. Agents of Low Intensity Warfare in Africa: The “Policy Wonks” Behind  Covert Warfare & Humanitarian Fascism

Real Rwandan Genocide & Brainwashing of the Western Mind

The Rwanda Genocide Fabrications: Human Rights Watch, Alison Des Forges and Disinformation on Central Africa

Hotel Rwanda: Hollywood and the Holocaust in Central Africa


The US Sponsored “Rwanda Genocide” and its Aftermath

Gertler’s Bling Bang Torah Gang

Apocalypse in Central Africa: The Pentagon, Genocide and War on Terror

Blood Diamond: Double Think and Deception Over Those Worthless Little Rocks of Desire

Music:

Orlando Julius – “Psychedelic Afro Shop”

De Frank & his Professionals – “Psychedelic Man”

Porkins Policy Review episode 18 The Gold Standard Myth with Bill Still

On this week’s episode we had the great honor of speaking with Bill Still.  Bill has spent much of his adult life fighting for true monetary reform in America.  Bill and I discuss the major issues facing the American people (i.e., government borrowing, fractional reserve banking, and the privately owned, banker-run Federal Reserve).  In particular we focused on the notion of a return to the gold standard.  Bill and I tackle some of the popular myths that goldbug proponents often use when talking about a return to gold-backed money.  This is a very important conversation for anyone concerned about the largest scandal in American history, which is of course the destruction of our power to create and control our money.

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Show notes:

BillStill.com

Bill Still YouTube channel


The Money Masters

The Secret of Oz

Jekyll Island: The truth behind the Federal Reserve

Music:
Just For You

William Jennings Bryan – “Cross of Gold”

American colonization of Africa rapidly increasing

The colonization of Africa by the Untied States is rapidly increasing. Through the use of AFRICOM, America is turning the continent into one massive military base. From this base the US and other globalist powers (France in particular) will be able to control all of the resources that make Africa so tantalizing. Furthermore, this colonization effort will ensure that the perpetual war on terror never ever ends. With each new effort by AFRICOM to maintain a strangle hold on the continent, more and more Al Qaeda “connected” groups pop up. The fact that these groups only seem to have a presence in nations rich with oil, gold, uranium and other minerals seems to have been overlooked by both corporate and alternative media. If you listen to AFRICOM propagandists their presence is merely to help ensure security and safety in Africa.

The largest and most public acknowledged base in Africa is Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti. This former French base is to be transformed from a modest 20 acre site, to a sprawling 600 acre base, housing 4,000 military personal and civilian contractors. I ask you, do you even have a clue where Djibouti is on a map? Have you any idea of the history of the east African nation? Pray tell, do you have any idea why your tax dollars are being spent $1.2 billion dollar project? No doubt it’s proximity to Somalia factored into this equation. While we’re on the subject, perhaps you should ask yourself why thousands of troops (3,500 to be exact) returning home from Iraq and Afgahistan are now being trained to carry out over 100 missions in Africa this year alone. the short answer to this is to maintain perpetual warfare around the globe. As the war on terror slowly shifts away from central Asia and the middle east a new battle ground must be found. Without this the warfare state and military industrial congressional complex would cease to exist. For the West and their minions this is tantamount to the apocalypse. For their existence to be justified they must engineer conflict and chaos.

The war in the Central African Republic

The latest machination to colonize Africa is taking place in the poor nation known as the Central African Republic. This former French colony has seen perpetual coups, rebels groups, and it’s sovereignty usurped by Weatern powers. Since the recent Western back coup of president Bozizé in March of this year by Seleka rebels, the nation has been taken over by the former leader of the Seleka rebel group Michel Djotodia. Djotodia has since claimed to have dissolved the Seleka rebels, but this has never been the case with African rebel groups. The names of the groups change but their mission of destabilization remains the same. As the situation continues to deteriorate in CAR an international coalition of African and western forces is being formed to take over the nation. On the African side we have US proxy Uganda ready to commit 2,000 troops to a 5,000 troop African Union peace keeping force. On the Western side former colonial master France is intending to commit more troops to help preserve their interests in gold and uranium.

CAR is the perfect place to ramp up the recolonization of Africa. It is nation that most people don’t know exists. This allows for little scrutiny from media outlets. It is also victim to the phony war on terror narrative which pits the Islamic Seleka rebels against CAR Christians. This narrative is always needed to help win over the hearts and minds of the Western public. Most importantly though are the vast reserves of gold, diamonds, and uranium in CAR. With the ensuing collapse of the fiat monetary system, nations such as China, India, and France have been buying and looting gold supply’s of various countries.

I fully understand that this is quite a lot of information to digest. We are talking about multiple countries and agendas that all intersect. But I urge you to pay attention to what is happening in Africa at the moment. With the west conducting proxy wars in Mali, Niger, Libya, Somalia, CAR and a host of other African nations, time must be spent to understand why we are there. When you start to peel back the layers you can begin to understand the control grid that has been placed upon us at the behest of the state, military, and global financial elites. In the coming decades we will see more and more involvement in Africa through militarized conflict. If we don’t begin to understand and fight back against this warfare state we will forever be victims and pawns of a global elite intent on controlling the world.

Gold Baffles Bernake by James Corbett

This is an article that James Corbett just wrote of the International Forecaster, which he also edits.  I wanted to put up whole article here because in one page James Corbett is able to debunk a lot of the tired old myths about gold, and why central banks denigrate it constantly, while they are buying it up like hot cakes.  Original article here.
By James Corbett

Bloomberg launched a peculiar arrow from its quiver of propaganda this past Monday. For this one, they dug into the archives for a quotation from Chairman Ben of the Fed about how he doesn’t understand gold:

“Bernanke, who holds economics degrees from Harvard College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and led the Federal Reserve through the biggest financial disaster since the Great Depression, told the Senate Banking Committee in July that ‘nobody really understands gold prices and I don’t pretend to really understand them either.’”

This is a particularly odd (and predictably transparent) propaganda piece from the Bloomberg boys, as the quotation in question, the one that they build their whole story around, is now three months old. Why suddenly bust it out of the bag of tricks at this particular juncture? Well, to badmouth gold, of course! And just look at all those impressive degrees that the revered leader of the Debt-enslaved world has to his name, prestigious pieces of paper from Harvard and M.I.T. demonstrating his superiority over the common folk. Well, shucks, Bloomberg, I guess if Bernanke can’t figure out gold prices then no one can.

Of course, it could be that “nobody really understands gold prices” not because they inhabit some strange strata of the economic universe where the laws of economics fail to apply, but because the price is heavily manipulated from top to bottom, as has been painstakingly outlined by GATA and other organizations over the years. But that sounds like an explanation, and we can’t have that. Let’s just stick with the “nobody understands it” line and hope no one bothers to dig deeper.

The rest of the story is not much better. It goes on to detail (quite rightly) that the world’s central banks have been buying gold at a blistering pace, including 535 tons of it last year, the most central bank gold buying since 1964. But it then goes on to talk about how much value gold has lost since its September 2011 peak, and how those central banks are basically big bozos for betting big on bombing bullion. No consideration whatsoever to the idea that the central banks are preparing for an economic reality that has not been priced into gold as of yet, a future of their own making.

Could it be that central banks know something that the average day trader doesn’t about the reckoning that is due on the largest bond bubble in history, one that those self-same central banks have consciously created?

Could it be that central banks know something the talking heads don’t about the impossibility of tapering from the Fed’s QE heroin, and that the Fed is now committed to a game of chicken with the brick wall of total collapse?

Could it be that central banks of certain countries are working behind the scenes to capitalize alternative development banks and other ambitious financial projects that might form the framework of a new monetary paradigm for the 21st century, one that eschews the dollar for a basket of gold-backed BRICS currencies?

Could it be, in other words, that the central bankers really do understand that the gold price as it stands in today’s dollar denomination represents a prime buying opportunity?

No, that can’t be right. After all, if that were the case then I’m sure we could all rely on Chairman Ben to tell us so and the good folks at Bloomberg to reliably report it. Right?

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