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Porkins Policy Radio episode 110 Pat McKenna on OJ’s parole, bloody socks, and Bruno Magli shoes

Legendary private investigator Pat McKenna joins me once again to discuss our favorite topic, the OJ Simpson trial. We start off by discussing OJ’s imminent release from Lovelock Prison on parole. Pat and I address several of the misconceptions and falsehoods when it comes OJ’s convictions for armed robbery and kidnapping. Then Pat and I move onto the media’s barrage of bogus and misleading stories related to OJ and his release on parole. We talk about the the Goldman families PR machine pushing the idea that Justin and Sydney are receiving money from OJ for real estate deals, and how this is based on nothing.

Later Pat and I answer and address several questions from UK listener Simon. First we tackle Marcia Clark’s erroneous statement that Fuhrman couldn’t have framed OJ because he wouldn’t have know OJ had no alibi. We then dive into Clark’s statements on EDTA being found in your blood naturally and explain how this is a gross miss-characterization of the true facts. Pat and I then discuss the blood evidence on the socks and back gate. We talk about not only that EDTA was found on those samples, but explore how these are two are part of the larger plot by the police to frame OJ Simpson. Pat and I finish off by tackling one of the most asked questions by OJ detractors: What about the Bruno Magli shoes? We break down the major problems with the alleged photo’s, how they came into possession of Dan Petrocelli, and the truth over whether or not OJ actually owned them. Pat and I also talk about how the general public has convinced themselves of certain “facts” in the case even when they turn out to be totally false.

Download PPR episode 110

Show Notes:

Testimony of FBI Special Agent Roger Martz

The photo that sent OJ spiraling

The True Story Behind O.J. Simpson’s Infamous Shoes From the Trial

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Porkins Great Game ep. 4 Start of the Third Chechen War

In our first episode of 2015, Christoph and I look at the most recent attack in the Chechen capital of Grozny.  We focus on who may have been behind the hours-long gun battle that left nearly 30 people dead.  First we consider the support that neo-nazis in the Ukrainian  parliament have been lending to the Chechen militants, both in rhetoric and possibly in material support as well.  We also speak about the recent capture of a high-ranking Chechen terrorist trying to enter into Crimea from Ukraine.  We then move on to the role that Turkey is playing in protecting and using Chechen’s in Gladio B operations.  Christoph breaks down his recent article in Boiling Frogs Post which details several interesting Gladio operatives discovered in Turkey in recent months and years.  We talk about the recent capture of Ayman Al Zawahiri’s man in Libya, Abd al-Baset Azzouz, while he was staying in a resort town in Turkey.  Christoph explains Azzouz’s connections with the recently deceased Abu Anas Al-Liby, and how Azzouz worked for NATO during the overthrow of Gaddafi.  Christoph also examines the assassination of prominent Chechen Medet Onlu, and how this may have been the work of the Turkish government in an attempt to silence a critic of the “Jihadist highway to Syria” .  We end this segment by discussing a recent article by Brookings president Strobe Talbott, in which he predicts that 2015 will be the start of the Third Chechen War, and how a “prediction” by a deep-state actor like Tablott is really an announcement.
Our second story focuses on the demise of the much-lauded Russian-led natural gas pipeline known as South Stream.  We discuss how US and EU pressure on Eastern European nations led Russia to cancel construction of the pipeline into Europe, and to declare instead  that it will rote this gas to Turkey.  Christoph and I discuss how Turkey is gradually positioning itself to be a major energy broker in the world, and what this may mean, geo-politically speaking.
For our last story we move to Tajikistan and its security problem along the porous border they share with Afghanistan.  We discuss the recent kidnappings of Tajik border guards by the Taliban,  and how they underscore the massive security problem in Afghanistan.  Christoph explains why Tajikistan represents a more serious problem than neighboring Turkmenistan, and examines the Russian and Chinese responses to it.  Christoph also talks about plans to create a “Greater Badakhstan” out of Tajik and Afghan territory right on China’s border.
We finish of the episode by taking a look at the start of the Boston Bombing trial.  We discuss the Tsarnaev family’s connections to the CIA, and how this trial may be part of a much larger narrative that has yet to play out.  Christoph and I also share our predictions for possible developments in Central Asia and the Caucasus region in 2015.

Download PGG episode 4

Show notes:

Grozny attack:

Chechen militants attack Grozny, shattering peace as Putin gives speech

What the fallout of the recent combats in Grozny says about relationship between Putin and Kadyrov

The New Great Game Round-Up #78 – Kadyrov Targets Ukraine, Turkey In Response To Grozny Attack

Chechen terror links to Ukraine:

Ukraine MPs’ support for Chechen terror is “outrageous cynicism” – Lavrov

Russian Investigative Committee opens criminal case against 3 Ukrainian parliamentarians

The New Great Game Round-Up #42 – Ukrainian Neo-Nazis & Chechen Terrorists

The Rape of Ukraine: Phase Two Begins

And the story continues: Verkhovna Rada deputy shoots portrait of Chechen leader

Mosiychuk claims Ukrainian partisans are working inside Russia

Suspect in 2002 terrorist attack on Moscow theater detained at Crimean border

Chechen terror links to Turkey:

The New Great Game Round-Up #79 – Insurgents’ Families, Human Rights Activists Under Attack In Chechnya

German-Caucasian Society (German)

Said-Khasanom Abumuslimov

Akhmed Zakayev

The EyeOpener- Terror in the Caucasus: US Sponsored, EU Hosted & Turkey Channeled

BFP Exclusive: US-NATO-Chechen Militia Joint Operations Base

Syrian link suspected in Chechen murder in Ankara

Abd al-Baset Azzouz & Abu Anas al-Liby:

Capture of Top al-Qaeda Operative Highlights Turkey’s Role in U.S.-NATO Terror Operations

Desperate Attempts to Save the Myth of the War on Terror

Suspected al-Qaeda leader Abu Anas al-Liby dies just days ahead of trial in United States over 1998 embassy attacks

Demise of the South Stream pipeline:

Russia’s South Stream pipeline in deep freeze as EU tightens sanctions noose

The New Great Game Round-Up #54 – Brussels’ Reckless South Stream Sabotage

Putin drops South Stream gas pipeline to EU, courts Turkey

Sinking of Kremlin gas project leaves south-east Europe high and dry

The New Great Game Round-Up #79 – Setting The Right Priorities In The South Caucasus

Tajik-Afghan border:

The New Great Game Round-Up #81 – Afghans, China, Russia Not Impressed With ISAF’s “Great Success”

Afghan president says U.S. might want to ‘re-examine’ pullout deadline

The New Great Game Round-Up #80 – Kidnappings Along Tajik-Afghan Border Highlight Security Woes

IS Militants Asked Baghdadi For Permission To Fight ‘Infidels’ In Tajikistan

Interview 739 – Christoph Germann on the Afghan “Withdrawal”

Russia and China will help prevent creation of ‘Great Badakhshan’, says Tajik expert

Are Outside Forces Conspiring To Create “Great Badakhshan”?

Tsarnaev Trial:

Boston Marathon Bombing: A Primer

The Boston Bombing trial starts, but answers aren’t on the docket

Who’s who in the Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Case


Porkins Policy Radio ep. 1 Boston Bombing and the CIA Connection

Predictions for 2015:

In 2015, Vladimir Putin may witness his empire’s death knell

The New Great Game Round-Up #80 – U.S. Deep State Dreams Of Third Chechen War

Ramzan Kadyrov offers Putin his own *personal* volunteer Chechen special force

Music:

Neu! – “Cassetto”

Neu! – “Hallagallo”

Syrian spillover

Spill over from the Syrian civil war is
making its way into Lebanon. Around 30 Syrians have been kidnapped in Lebanon in total, with most being held by the powerful Lebanese Shiite family al Mokdad. The kidnappings are in retaliation for one of their family members being kidnaped supposedly by the FSA in Syria. The al Mokdad clan has threatened to abduct Qatari and Saudi nationals that they find in Lebanon. The Gulf nations have taken this threat very seriously. On Wednsday Qatar and Saudi Arabia urged all of its citizens to leave Lebanon immediately. This latest development should be a warning to any an all nations meddling in the Syrian civil war; stay out or face the consequences. What ever happens in Syria will reverberate in Lebanon. Small sale fighting has already taken place in Tripoli which has a significant Alawite community. We are now reaching the point of no return in this conflict. For all of the bluster from Western and Gulf leaders about the imminent downfall of Assad, he still remains in power. Short of an intervention no one knows how long he will continue fighting. As horrific as the civil war is now, it will surely be eclipsed by what will come after Assad leaves or is murdered. Fighting between Assad’s forces and the rebels are leading to a mutual cycle of violence that will sow enough hate on both sides to have this conflict last for years if not decades. This latest spate of kidnapping illustrates this point perfectly. The kidnapping of one Lebanese individual has now mobilized an entire family into a militia. The al Mokdad clan have no ties to either Hezbollah or Amal, the main Shia factions in Lebanon, but they are now firmly in the camp that opposes the FSA and the rebels in Syria. Animosity between the FSA and the al Mokdad clan is not going to end when the civil war ends.

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