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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.

Download episode 186

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

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Porkins Policy Radio episode 111 Keelan Balderson on Parsons Green attack and Global Strategy of Tension

Keelan Balderson of Wideshut.co.uk joins me once again to discuss the ongoing wave of terrorist attacks in the UK. We focus on the recent failed bombing in the Parsons Green tube station on September 15th. We begin by looking at the bombing itself and the media and governments rush to claim this was another TATP bomb. Keelan and I talk about this strange new trend in UK terrorism where all bombs seem to use this volatile substance. We then discuss the alleged bomber, Ahmed Hassan, and his seemingly quiet life in Surrey. Keelan and I touch on his foster parents and what made him leave Iraq at the age of 16. We then move onto the question of whether or not Hassan was known to MI5 or any other security services. Keelan talks about this new idea being put out by the government of the “known wolf” attacker. We also look at the use of CCTV footage in this case, and focus on some of the major questions it brings up about Hassan and the bomb. Keelan also discusses the strange allegations leveled at Amazon.com as well as the “hoax – everything is fake crowd.” We finish off by touching on the Cressida Dick’s calls for more police funding and her connection with the murder of Jean Charles de Menezes after 7/7.

In the second hour I discuss my theories on the evolution of Gladio style operations I try to lay out how this wave of low level attacks in Western Europe and America fit into the strategy of tension that Gladio sought. I also explore the over-used term Gladio B, and give my reasons for why it is not actually a continuation of Gladio. I then look at the recent mass shooting in Las Vegas and why I believe that regardless of motive, the event will be manipulated and used in the ongoing strategy of tension in the US. I attempt to lay out how the Vegas Shooting fits into the original mold of Gladio.

Download PPR episode 111

Show Notes:

WideShut.co.uk

Parsons Green Attack: Speculation of TATP Based Device

Parsons Green Attacker: Lone Wolf or Known Wolf?

Parsons Green bomb contained ‘mother of Satan’ explosive used in Manchester bombing

Parsons Green tube attack: arrested man named as Yahyah Farroukh

Police arrest sixth suspect over Parsons Green tube bombing

Parsons Green attack: Police raid foster carers’ home in west London as 18-year-old man is arrested in Dover

Police get more time to question suspects

Iraqi teenager appears in court accused of Parsons Green bombing

CCTV footage captured hours before Parsons Green explosion shows man carrying Lidl bag

Amazon’s ‘frequently bought together’ suggestions can make bombs

7/7 Conspiracy Road Trip DEBUNKED

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