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Porkins Policy Radio episode 77 Homeland Season 6 with Tom Secker and Breaking News with Robbie Martin

In the first hour Tom Secker joins me to discuss the season premier of Homeland season six. We talk about the season reboot which has become a ubiquitous feature of Homeland. Tom and I begin by discussing our initial impressions of the season and where we think the show is going on a political and emotional level. Next we move onto one of the new and most interesting characters in the show, President-elect Elizabeth Keane, the junior Senator from New York. We talk about how this character is not a character of Hillary Clinton as we and any others predicted, but instead a much more complex character which in many ways is closer to Donald Trump. We discuss the ideas and politics that the CIA is putting forth in this new season. Tom and I talk about how the notion of the CIA plotting against the president-elect is not only a major story line in Homeland but also in real life vis-a-vis Trump and the CIA. The two of us also talk about the idea that this season of Homeland will retell and reinvent the story of Al Qaeda. We explore the possibility that this is the overarching story the CIA wants to put out the the public, and that a new form or wave of jihadi attacks may be in-store for the West.

In the second hour frequent guest Robbie Martin joins us to discuss some of the latest political and geopolitical events. We begin by exploring the childish discourse from both Trump and the media over the past several weeks. Next we talk about our opinions of the recent “intelligence report” claiming that Trump is a Russian Manchurian candidate. We talk about our thoughts on the possibility of violence erupting between Israel and Palestine. Robbie and I focus on some of the strange stories coming about of Israel including: Israeli jets bombing Damascus, and US officials warning Israel not to share intelligence with Trump. The Two of us discuss our feelings on increased rhetoric of the all powerful Russian state against our quaint democratic life in the US. Robbie and I touch on the recent commutation of Chelsea Manning and the possibility that Julian Assange will stand trial in America. We also talk about Glenn Greenwald’s recent use of the term Deep State. Robbie and I round out the conversation by discussing some of our fears overs Trump’s domestic policies.

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Show Notes:

Spy Culture

A Very Heavy Agenda

@FluorescentGrey

Homeland Season 6 episode 1

El Sayyid Nosair

Meir Kahane

Porkins Policy Radio episode 76 The CIA as Organized Crime with Douglas Valentine

My guest today is the great Douglas Valentine. Doug joins me to discuss his latest book The CIA as Organized Crime. We begin by looking at why Doug decided to write this book and the way in which it is structured. Next we delve into Doug’s relationship with the CIA and how he came to write about it’s inner-workings. Doug talks about his relationship with the agency and how he began getting access to operatives and officials while writing The Phoneix Program, including his meetings with former CIA Director William Colby. Doug also talks about how the agency attempted to co-opt him with money and a job, and their monitoring of his activities and research. Doug and I also talk about how the agency has grown and evolved from the late 1940’s to the present. We also touch on the recent anti-Russian media operations the CIA is involved with. Doug explains how this is both a distraction and a divide and conquer tactic that the CIA has perfected over the years.

In the second hour Doug explains how his research into the CIA led him to explore and write two books chronicling the narcotics trade and the War on Drugs. Doug talks about the way in which the CIA took over the Federal Bureau of Narcotics and later the DEA. We talk about how important the drug trade is to the CIA and how it is a cornerstone of the agency and its operations. I finish off by talking about several exciting upcoming episodes coming out in the next two months.

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Show Notes:

Douglas Valentine

The CIA as Organized Crime

CIA documents on Douglas Valentine

Excerpt from The CIA as Organized Crime

@HugoTurner1969

Anti-Imperialist U

PGG Bonus podcast ep 1 Putin, Trump, and Propaganda

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For the first PGG bonus podcast Christoph and I start off by discussing Russia-US relations in the age of Trump. We talk about the warming relations between the two nations and if this will evolve into a meaningful relationship. We explore some of the recent cabinet appointments by Trump and what this might mean for the US and geopolitics in general. Christoph and I talk about how the enemy has shifted away from Russia and to Iran, China, and global jihadist’s. We touch on characters such as General’s Michael Flynn and James “Mad Dog” Mattis, and how they will influence US foreign policy.

Later Christoph and I dissect the most recent iteration of America’s war on Russian propaganda. We discuss the website http://PropOrNot.com and their infamous media blacklist. We talk about the institutions that might be behind the website, and their bizarre criteria for labeling websites as “pro-Russian propaganda.” We also talk about how this is becoming a growing problem through out the West.

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Porkins Policy Radio episode 60 Ed Opperman on Hillary health, alt-media problems and more

The one and only Ed Opperman joins us today on a special pre-recorded episode for a wide ranging conversation. We start off with some unavoidable election news: the latest Hillary Clinton health scare. Ed discusses his recent interviews with Dr. Ted Noel and former Secret Service agent Gary Byrne. We explore the role that the Secret Service plays in deep-state events such as JFK, and the Reagan shooting. Ed discusses his PI work which has focused on Secret Service malfeasance. We also discuss a what if scenario, in which Hillary is incapacitated in office and Bill steps in.

In the second hour Ed and I commiserate a bit about the alt-media. We talk about the strains that it can put on your life as well as why it is so necessary in your society. Ed and I both discuss why the alt-media needs to grow up and start doing serious work. Later we talk about the “moral dilemma” that many have over the use of advertisers in alt-media. We also touch on the notion that Russia and other foreign powers may be infiltrating and massaging certain sectors of the alternative movement. We finish off by talking about one of my favorite New York characters, private investigator Bo Deitl.

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Show Notes:

Opperman Report – Gary Byrne and Dr. Ted Noel interview

Porkins Policy Radio episode 54- Robbie Martin on Neocon love-fest with Hillary Clinton

Today I spoke with Media Roots co-host (and filmmaker behind “A Very Heavy Agenda”) Robbie Martin. Robbie and I talk about the seemingly improbable rise of the Neocons and the impact they are having on the election cycle. We discuss the Neocon love-fest going on right now with Hillary Clinton, as well as their disgust with all things Trump. Later, we explore the DNC leak and throw in a few of our theories about who might have been behind it. We also consider the notion that Putin and Trump are working together. Robbie and I also discuss the sad decline of the Libertarian Party, and Gary Johnson’s embrace of neocons such as Jeb Bush. We close out with an examination of the rumors (speculations) that Bill Clinton is dying and Hillary Clinton is on drugs.

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Show Notes:

GOP National Security Experts Ask Congress to Investigate DNC Hack

The List of Republicans Supporting Hillary Clinton is Growing Quickly

Sophisticated Spy Malware Found on Russian Government Computers

The CIA and Hollywood episode 15 Salt

Rounding off this second season we take a look at SALT, the 2010 action thriller starring Angelina Jolie as a CIA officer accused of being a Russian sleeper agent. We chart the development of the film, from its origins as an attempt to recreate the Bourne franchise, through Amy Pascal and Jolie’s conversations about making a female-led spy thriller. SALT is one of the less well known CIA-assisted productions, but along with technical advice from former CIA officer Melissa Boyle Mahle the producers also consulted with the CIA themselves in a video conference. The producers also employed Kurt Wimmer, one of the screenwriters from The Recruit. There is also a very weird story involving one of the extras in the opening sequence in North Korea.
We analyse the mystery of Evelyn Salt’s underwear and then the conversation hones in on Russia, who in 2010 were not on the news agenda, and how this movie predicted the rise of the ‘new Cold War’ that is commonplace in most current spy films and TV shows. The whole notion of a sleeper agent Russian spy ring was risible at the time but before long this exact story hit the news in a big way. We touch on the transhuman disguise that Jolie employs in the film and how this relates both to Argo and to Mission: Impossible, two other CIA-assisted movies. We round off looking back on season 2 of The CIA and Hollywood and suggest a possibility for doing season 3 in a different way.

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Show notes:

SALT (movie)

The Ultimate Action Hero – Salt (Making Of #1)

Spy Disguise: The Looks of Evelyn Salt (Making Of #2)

SALT production notes

Thomas J. Ridge and Melissa Boyle Mahle on Salt

The SALT talks

Pearse with SALT poster

Porkins Great Game episode 15 Turkey Coup Special

For this special episode on Porkins Great Game Christoph and I take at look at the recent coup attempt in Turkey. Christoph and I go through the main events of the coup and what went wrong for the coup plotters. We discuss a variety of theories related to the event including: was this staged by Erdgoan, is this due to a Russian realignment, was this a warning form the CIA/NATO? We also touch on the ongoing purge of he Gulen movement with in Turkey. We also discuss how this coup has been interpreted not only by MSM and alt-media but around the world.

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Show notes:

Why Turkey’s coup didn’t stand a chance

Military coup was well planned and very nearly succeeded, say Turkish officials

Turkish F-16 patrolling the skies near Ankara could be tracked online

Exclusive: all the details about the air ops and aerial battle over Turkey during the military coup to depose Erdogan

Top officers at Incirlik Air Base arrested in Turkey coup attempt

There’s more to Turkey’s failed coup than meets the eye

Pro-West generals plotted coup to overthrow Erdoğan: Kadyrov

Turkish pilots who downed Russian jet part of coup plot: Official

Porkins Great Game episode 13 Fetullah Gulen Lives!

Fethullah Gülen’s role in the shooting of the Russian jet

Eurasian bloc in Turkey: Erdoğan and the Kemalists against Gülen and the US

Turkey requests extradition of cleric from U.S. as post-coup purge widens

Turkish Military’s Influence Rises Again

Turkish president says other countries may be involved

Saudi Whistleblower Discloses Saudi Deputy Prince’s Major Role in Turkey Coup

Saudis Al Jubeir Accused of Invovlement in Turkish Coup Attempt by Former Qatari Emir

Porkins Policy Radio episode 52 Tom Secker – Chase Brandon, State entertainment, Turkey Coup,

For this inaugural episode I am joined by my good friend and frequent collaborator Tom Secker. We begin by discussing the bizarre life and career of the CIA Hollywood liaison Chase Brandon. We then move onto the relationship between entertainment and the security services. We explore the notion that this going beyond mere propaganda, and instead represents a significant distortion of our culture and perception of reality and world events. Tom and I finish off by discussing the recent coup attempt in Turkey and some of our problems with the way the alt-media has covered this event.

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Show Notes:

Biggest ever FOIA release from Pentagon Entertainment Liaison Offices

CIA Inspector Generals Report on Engagement with the Entertainment Industry

Porkins Policy Radio episode 51 A Very Heavy Agenda Part 3 with Robbie Martin

We are joined once again by our good friend Robbie Martin to discuss the final part of the film trilogy “A Very Heavy Agenda.” Robbie and I begin by discussing the film series as a whole, and its overarching themes. We then move on to how the neocons operate within the larger deep-state apparatus, touching on how the neocons are able to influence and control the foreign policy agenda through the use of only a handful of experts and policy makers.

Later we explore the role of “hipster propaganda” by looking at the increasingly influential role of Vice Magazine in indoctrinating young people into the neocon mindset. Robbie and I talk about the early days of Vice, and the lasting effect Gavin McInnes has had on the culture and political ideologies the news outlet spreads. We talk about Vice’s bizarre approach to politics: making the president look hip and cool, spreading anti-Russian hatred, and spreading neoliberal and neocon talking points to young people.

Next we move on to the current state of affairs within the neoconservative movement. Robbie and I discuss our views on the neocon influence within the Obama administration. We explore the idea that Obama may have tried to curb some the more psychotic foreign policies decisions put forth by those like Bob Kagan. I relate my pet theory that Obama was attempting to help the CIA by ridding them of some Bush era cronies. We finish off the conversation with a look at the 2016 election. We discuss how the neocons’ racist rhetoric is very much to blame for the rise of Donald Trump, and how Trump is very much an unexpected creation of the neocon agenda, even though he disagrees with them on several keys issues. We also talk about the the latest re-branding efforts which have led the neocons to embrace Hillary Clinton.

After the podcast I answer my first every Patreon subscriber question, and thank everyone who donated this month. I also talk about my new radio show due to start this Tuesday, from 4-6pm EST on American Freedom Radio.

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Show Notes:

A Very Heavy Agenda

PPR ep 37 A Very Heavy Agenda with Robbie Martin

PPR ep 45 Robbie Martin on the New Neocons

Music:

Cyber People – “Polaris”

Porkins Great Game episode 13 Fetullah Gulen Lives!

On this months episode Christoph and I take an in-depth look at the recent “Four Day War” between Azerbaijan and Armenia in the Nagorno Karabhak region.  We discuss the causes for this latest outbreak of violence, and the various regional and global actors involved.  Christoph also breaks down the history of this long-forgotten,  frozen conflict.

In our second segment we look into a variety of spy-games being played between Turkey and Russia.  We begin with the recent reversal by the FSB that Turkey was involved in the downing of a Russian passenger plane in Egypt and what this may mean.  Christoph and I discuss the political situation within NATO.  We focus on NATO’s hesitancy to get further entrenched in a military situation with Russia, and how NATO members are responding to this .

Next we discuss the recent interview that the reclusive Fethullah Gulen gave to a Russian newspaper, in which she attacks Turkey for shooting down a Russian fighter jet near the Syrian border.  Christoph and I both offer our theories and analysis as to why Gulen is speaking now, and what it means that he is speaking out against Erdogan.

Next we discuss the recent arrest of Grey Wolf fighter Alparslan Celik.  Faithful listeners will remember that Celik was the “Turkmen” rebel leader that took credit for the killing of a Russian pilot Oleg Peshkov.  Then we turn to the recent arrest of two Russian spies by the MIT in Turkey for their role in the murder of Chechen militant Abdulvakhid Edelgireyev.  We finish off this section by taking a look at the rising influence of Grey Wolves inside Germany, using the recent clashes between Grey Wolves and PKK supporters in the city of Aschaffenburg as an example.

For our weird terrorism section Christoph and I give a final farewell to our favorite Georgian Jihadi, Tarkhan Batirashvili aka Omar al-Shishani.  We talk about the Pentagon operation that killed him, and why this time they may actually be speaking the truth.  We also take a closer look at the Panama Papers and the telltale signs that this was a CIA operation.

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Show Notes:

Nagorno-Karabakh:

All-Out War Over Karabakh Is No One’s Interest

Armenia-backed forces report 97 dead in Nagorno-Karabakh fighting

Russia set to continue arms supplies to Azerbaijan and Armenia — official

Report: Israeli-made Suicide Drone Used in Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

Azeri Defense Ministry Plane Landed Twice in Israel During Fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh

Azerbaijani Soldiers Execute Elderly Armenian Couple in Artsakh; Then Cut Off Their Ears

Karabakh conflict: Azerbaijani soldiers behead Ezidi from Armenia

 

Turkey-Russia conflict:

No “Turkish trace” in Russian plane crash over Egypt — Russian security service

Russia PM warns foreign offensive in Syria could spark ‘world war’

Would Russia Use Nukes to Defend Khmeimim?

Putin vs. Erdogan: NATO Concerned over Possible Russia-Turkey Hostilities

Why Turkey is losing hope in Syrian border town of Azaz

Syrian rebels say reinforcements get free passage via Turkey

Gülen unveils his anti-Turkey stance once again

Fethullah Gülen’s role in the shooting of the Russian jet

First Turkey-Russia meeting after jet incident

 

Turkey arrests ‘Russian pilot killer’ & ‘Russian spies’:
Alleged killer of Russian jet pilot detained on fraud charges

Alleged killer of Russian jet pilot pens letter to Russia from prison

Two ‘Russian spies’ caught in Istanbul

Murder in Istanbul: Kremlin’s hand suspected in shooting of Chechen

Russian detained in Istanbul for plotting to assassinate Chechen dissidents

Update: Turkish prosecutor drops charges against Alparslan Celik after examining video

 

Turkish-Kurdish conflict in Germany:

Kurdish PKK Confront Pro-Turkey Protesters in Germany

Germany fears return of Turkish-Kurdish violence on its soil

 

Death of Omar al-Shishani:

Top ISIS leader ‘critically injured’ in U.S. airstrike, activists say

IS group commander Shishani ‘clinically dead:’ monitor

Special Forces in Rojava – TTG

Obama sends more Special Forces to Syria in fight against IS

Islamic State Leader Omar al-Shishani Fought Under U.S. Umbrella as Late as 2013

Charles Lister comments on Palmyra

 

Panama Papers:

What I Learned From the Panama Papers

The One Sentence Summary of the Panama Papers

Panama says will adopt international tax reporting standards by 2018: media

Swiss banker whistleblower: CIA behind Panama Papers

Armenia: Panama Papers Prompts Official’s Resignation

Panama Papers book (German)

Congress for Cultural Freedom

Heinrich Boell and Co: “Drinking CIA Brandies”

German documentary on the Cultural Cold War

 

Music:

Skee-Lo – I Wish

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