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Porkins Policy Radio ep. 157 The Chris Benoit Files w/ Keelan Balderson and US Destabilization in Nicaragua w/ Daniel Kovalik

Return guest Keelan Balderson of WideShut.co.uk was my guest in the first hour. We discussed his recently remastered documentary “The Chris Benoit Files.” The film explores the brutal murder/suicide of WWE star Chris Benoit, his wife Nancy, and seven year old son Daniel Benoit. Keelan breaks down the three day long crime which ended with Chris Benoit’s suicide. Keelan attempted to dispel many of the popular conspiracy theories as we attempted to understand how such an extreme and horrific act could be committed. We also touched on WWE’s official response, the media firestorm over so called “roid rage.” We also discusses how Benoit’s repeated head injuries resulted in Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, a degenerative disease which probably played a significant role in his unspeakable acts.

In the second hour University of Pittsburgh Law professor Daniel Kovalik joined me to discuss the current political situation in Nicaragua. We talked about the history of U.S. interference in the Central American nation from the 1950s to early 1990s. Daniel talked about the United States’ repeated efforts to destabilize and unseat the Sandinista government of Daniel Ortega. We explored the root causes of the recent protest movement, much of which stems from proposed social welfare reforms. Daniel talked about the violence that has taken place in Managua and other cities, and how this has been distorted in Western media. Later we talked about the failed assassination attempt of Venezuelan President Maduro, right-wing resistance to an independent leftist Latin America, and Trump’s plans for the region.

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Show Notes:


The Chris Benoit Files

Chris Benoit Conspiracy Theories Debunked: What Really Happened?


The Plot to Scapegoat Russia: How the CIA and the Deep State Have Conspired to Vilify Putin

The Plot to Attack Iran: How the CIA and the Deep State Have Conspired to Vilify Iran

The Plot to Control the World: How the US Spent Billions to Change the Outcome of Elections Around the World

UN Security Council to discuss Nicaragua crisis

Congress looks to give Nicaragua a taste of what it feels like to be Iran

The Empire Turns Its Sights on Nicaragua – Again!

The US & Nicaragua: a Case Study in Historical Amnesia & Blindness

Homage to Nicaragua

Exclusive: Nicaragua’s Ortega says ‘ready to meet Trump’

Marco Rubio: ‘Very Strong Argument’ for Military Invasion of Venezuela

Trump Administration Discussed Coup Plans With Rebel Venezuelan Officers


Porkins Policy Radio episode 155 Maduro assassination attempt and economic warfare on Venezuela with Paul Dobson

This week my guest is journalist Paul Dobson of Venezuelanalysis. We had a wide ranging discussion on Venezuela, its current political and economic situation, and western media distortions. First, we covered the recent terrorist attack on President Maduro’s life on August 4th. We touched on the right-wing media operations out of Miami, which supported this terrorist act, as well as the role of ultra right-wing activists in Venezuela and Colombia. Paul and I discussed the arrest of opposition politician Juan Requesens in connection with the attack. We also talked about the alleged role that former National Assembly President Julio Borges played in Bogota. Paul also mentions the shadowy Osman Delgado Tabosky, who has been named by the Venezuelan government as a financier of the attack.

In the second hour Paul and I discussed the current economic problems in Venezuela. Paul talked about the devastating effects that U.S. sanctions are having on the Venezuelan people. Then we talked about the lack of specialized medicine due to sanctions on major financial institutions such as Citibank. We also addressed the reasons why Venezuelans must wait in line for gasoline despite being an oil rich nation. We explained how organizations like the IMF and World Bank are waiting to swoop in to exert total control of the economy through the use of loans and bailouts. Finally, we closed out by talking about Venezuela’s vibrant democratic process and the ways in which the western media continues to present a false narrative of its electoral system.

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Show Notes:


Campaign to End US and Canada Sanctions Against Venezuela

Venezuela’s President Maduro Survives Assassination Attack On Live TV

Failed Terrorist Attack against Venezuelan President Maduro – An Analysis

Opposition Lawmaker Borges Named in Drone Bombing Investigation, Arrest Warrant Issued

Venezuela Top Prosecutor: 34 Involved In Failed Assassination of Maduro

Venezuela: Opposition Legislator Linked to Drone Attack Detained

Ex-city police chief claims role in Venezuela drone attack

Maduro Encourages FBI to Investigate Drone Attack Suspect

Opposition Leader Lobbied Banks to Boycott Venezuelan Government, AP Reveals

Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs: Who Is Kirsten Madison?

Venezuela’s Marching Campesinos Meet Maduro, Denounce Corruption & Revolutionary ‘Reversals’

Venezuelanalysis: Official Statement on Facebook’s Removal of Our Page

Viva Maduro!


The votes are for the Venezuelan presidential election. 78.71% or eligible voters participated in the highly charged election. 99.12% of the votes have been counted, with Maduro scraping by with 50.66% of the votes versus Caprilles 49.07%. According to the script Caprilles has leveled numerous accusations of voter fraud and irregularities against the Chavistas. There’s just no way that the people of Venezuala could possibly have made the decision to willingly vote for Maduro. No never! It must have been fraud.

In the very near future we can expect the corporate/controlled media here to start spouting off nonsense about the dictatorial tactics of Chavez’s protege. The attacks against the late Chavez, and the Bolivarian movement as a whole, have been relentless. Apparently the taboo of speaking ill of the dead only extends to Maggie Thatcher. The fact that 200 international observers have signed off on the recent election means nothing to the likes of FOX News, CNN, MSNBC, New York Times, and especially the White House. Of course when Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi ran for president in Yemen, in an election where he was the only candidate on the ballot, the likes of Hillary Clinton and Nobel Peace prize murder Barack Obama proclaimed the election “free and fair”.

The knee jerk reaction of those in America to condemn Maduro illustrates the level of pervasive propaganda against those who stand against US imperialism. We are inundated with a constant stream of lies and distortions meant to fool us into thinking that a corporate stooge of America is somehow good for the people of Venezuela. Now let me be absolutely clear here; I am not now nor have I ever been a supporter of Chavez and his movement. People who read this blog will know that I not only oppose socialism but all forms of government authority. The state is the most destructive instrument that mankind has invented. There is no doubt that Chavez was a great lover of the state and it’s numerous tentacles of control and coercion. Yet, the constant attacks against him by the American media an public sicken me more than Chavez ever could. There is one reason and one reason only for this relentless assault on Venezuela. Chavez was against western imperialism and dominance over his country and people. Let me repeat that again for clarity. Chavez was against letting his nation become a puppet of Washington, and having its resources exploited by western corporations. For that noble act we are expected to condemn him as a ruthless dictator who wants to destroy America. Just as with Iran, the mere fact that Chavez did not play ball with us is enough to make Washington foam at the mouth. Again this is not some sort of endorsement of Chavez and his movement. Many anti-imperialists seem to think that they are supposed to support Chavez and his policies by default because he was against western aggression. This is one of the biggest fallacies with in the anti-imperialist movement. Just because your against American hegemony doesn’t mean your some of commie.

There is no doubt that Chavez was authoritarian. His complete take over of media and the spiraling level of gang violence and murder in the country are just two of the more disconcerting aspects of his legacy. But Chavez was no more dictatorial than the western/US backed regimes in Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Yemen, Iraq, Libya, Columbia, Honduras, Turkey, Uzbekiatan, Tajikistan, Kazhakstan, and Afghanistan to name just a few.

So on this post election day why not take a second and think critically for a change. You may be pleasantly surprised.

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