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Porkins Policy Radio episode 100 Manchester Bombing Updates with Keelan Balderson

Keelan Balderson of WideShut.co.uk joins me again to discuss the latest developments in the Manchester Bombing case. We begin by briefly discussing how the bombing has evolved as a news story, and they way it is being perceived in the U.K.  We then move onto the latest developments in the actual investigation. Keelan and I talk about the authorities back and forth narrative of this being a lone wolf attack or part of a larger plot. We talk about the police recently stating that there could have been multiple people who knew Salman Abedi was going to bomb the arena. The two of point out how this is yet another change in direction after the authorities released over a dozen people suspected of being involved in the attack. Keelan also gives us the latest details coming out of Libya. He talks about the claims being made by the RADA militia that Salman’s brother Hashem has confessed to buying the parts for the bomb while in Manchester visiting. We also touch on the claims that Salman Abedi was sent to a bomb making school in Libya by his father. Keelan and I again touch in the deep connections that Abedi had to British intelligence, and ponder if the Libyans are attempting to hide these details. Next we take a look at claims made by the bizarre “NGO” Quilliam, which stated that Abedi learned how to make construct the bomb from a YouTube video. Keelan also touches on the stranger claim by Qulliam that the chemical TATP was used in the bomb. We point out that this is yet another in a long series of claims which have sought to connect Manchester to 7/7. We also look at a recent David Shayler interview where he asserted that Salman’s father Ramadan is the infamous “Tunworth” who was tasked by MI6 with trying to assassinate Gaddafi. We also touch on the fact that Abedi met twice with a convicted Libyan terrorist in prison in the U.K.

In the second hour we take a closer look at the two recent inquests into the victims and Abedi’s deaths.  Keelan first explains what an inquest entails, and what we can except to learn from them. Keelan tells us all about this new diagram of the bomb blast which contains a series of interesting new claims. We explore why the diagram does not show where Abedi’s body was discovered, and the inclusion of more victims. Keelan also points to the diagrams revelation that a CCTV camera appears to have been pointed exactly where Abedi set of the bomb. The two of us ask the question as to whether this footage will show Abedi detonating the device, or if we will ever even see the footage. Keelan and I also talk about some of the other CCTV images that have come out in recent weeks and speculate as to what they might represent. We end the conversation by exploring the notion that Manchester is part of a larger Gladio style operation happening predominantly in Europe. We talk about the rise of the right wing and attacks like the one at the Finsbury Park Mosque and how this relates to a new Gladio. Keelan and I also ponder what might be next.

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Show Notes:

WideShut.co.uk

Police To Question Abedi’s Brother: All Other Suspects Released

Abedi Identified By DNA Hears Inquest, But Questions Still Remain

Abedi Learned Bomb Making From YouTube Videos Claim Quilliam

Manchester bombing: police say Salman Abedi did not act alone

Manchester attack: Salman Abedi ‘carried bomb for hours’

Cops detain 19-year-old relative of suicide bomber Salman Abedi at Liverpool John Lennon Airport over Manchester bomb blast

John Adams Afternoon Commute with Pearse Redmond – Homeland

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From Hoax Busters Call:

John and Myself(Chris) have another excellent discussion with returning guest Pearse Redmond. We discuss the Showtime series ‘Homeland’, Media Manipulation and Coordination, Hyperrealistic Training Exercises, Predictive Programming,The Giffords Shooting, The Mass Shooting Epidemic, Islamic Terrorism, Politics, Donald Trump, Professional Wrestling, The Left-Right Paradigm.

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ClandesTime 066 Homeland Season 5 Finale

From SpyCulture:

This review of the finale of Homeland discusses not just the final episode but the entire season. We reflect on what is new and different about this fifth season, from the religious dimensions being crow-barred into the show to the use of Russians as the enemy image and hackers as second-level terrorists. We examine the storyline of the recruitment of the Laura Poitras character by the BND, both drawing a parallel with the real life person and identifying this as a metaphor for Homeland as a state-sponsored show. We dwell on whether the CIA staff actually hate Laura Poitras, unaware that she may be an asset of some section of the Agency.

As the conversation progress, we outline the idea that Homeland is an experiment to see how far they can make people doubt their own perceptions of not just the show itself but also the geopolitical realities it sometimes portrays. We explore the idea that Homeland is designed to assault the audience’s confidence in their own perceptions. We wrap up looking at Homeland’s obsession with predicting or commenting on current events, often events that happen during the production or broadcasting of the show. We outline Alex Gansa’s recent admissions that the major creative players in the show – including Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin – attended four days of meetings at a private club in Georgetown. The meetings were arranged by former CIA deputy director John MacGaffin – the main consultant on Homeland – and involved currently serving CIA officers, State Department officials and White House staffers.

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Show Notes:

Watch Homeland season 5

Alex Gansa on Homeland and Responding to Real Life Terrorism

Why fiction mirrored grim reality on Homeland this season

Homeland Is Not A Series

Porkins Policy Radio episode 41 Homeland Season 5 ep. 7

On this episode of our Homeland review series,Tom and I try to decipher this puzzle-piece of an episode. In contrast to last week’s fairly simple episode, this week’s was complex and intriguing. We explore the character of Alison and her trajectory from CIA station chief to Russian double agent. We discuss how the show is turning her into the ultimate villain, who is not only a master manipulator, but a cold and calculating egoist. We touch on the fact that Alison seems to be driven not by money or ideology, but by her ego and her desire to be seen as the smartest person in the room. Later we move onto to Carrie and the noticeable change her characterization has gone through. Previously the character we loved to hate, Carrie is now becoming the only character worth watching and caring about. Tom and I explore how this is a deliberate attempt to bring the audience back around to loving the CIA. We also touch on the character of Numan, how not only is he working for the CIA, but how his hack is ultimately a good thing for the CIA.  Tom and I also touch what Otto Durring’s hidden motives may be. Next we discuss Saul’s “defection” to the Israelis and what this may mean for the future of Homeland. Tom and I round out the conversation by discussing the recent terrorist attacks in Paris and our overall response and feeling towards this awful event.

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Show notes:

Homeland Season 5 episode 7 Oriole

WSJ Speakeasy – An Intelligence Expert Weighs In

Music:

Eileen Goldsen – Die Steifel Sind Zum Wandern

Porkins Policy Radio episode 37 A Very Heavy Agenda with Robbie Martin

On this episode we are joined by musician, radio host, and film maker Robbie Martin.  The two us discuss Robbie’s soon to be released film, A Very Heavy Agenda: A Catalyzing Event.  The first of a three part film series, A Very Heavy Agenda  deals with the neo-conservative movement and the impact that it has had on American politics and world events.  Beginning with the 9/11 and anthrax attacks Robbie brings us through the powerful intellectual group that has altered geopolitical history.  We explore the neocons as an intellectual force in America and how their premier group, Project for a New American Century, acts as the political arm for the Deep State.  We pay particular attention to the Kagan family, which is deeply enmeshed with in the American Deep State.   We also discuss how the neocon agenda has destroyed much of the anti-war movement.  Robbie and I also dive into how the real agenda behind this intellectual movement is about destroying Russia and maintaining perpetual warfare, and not about Islamic Terrorism, oil or anything else.  Later we discuss the resurgence of the neocons and the rise of the “hipster neocons.”  Robbie explains where they went and how they have come back with a vengeance.

Please check here for updates about the release of Part 1 of A Very Heavy Agenda.

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Show Notes:

A Very Heavy Agenda

Pre-Order A Very Heavy Agenda

A Very Heavy Agenda trailer

Florescent Grey

Media Roots

 

Music:

Sleep – “Dragonaut”

BFP Roundtable – Death and Rebirth: The end of Al Qaeda and rise of ISIS

 

From Boiling Frogs Post:

On this episode we are joined by BFP contributors James Corbett and Christoph Germann for a discussion of the US Deep State’s role in creating ISIS, its evolution, and the possible end of Al Qaeda. The three of us explore the idea of “moderate” Al Qaeda members speaking out against ISIS, and their attempts to save the dying Al Qaeda brand. We also discuss how ISIS has changed the rules of terrorism by ushering in a new level of violence that is devoid of any real political ideology, touching on the notion that they are merely a place holder for some other new form of jihadi movement yet to emerge, and then finish off the conversation by looking at recent geopolitical developments in Central Asia and how these nations are dealing with the threat that ISIS presents.

*We would like to thank James Corbett and Tom Secker for all of their help with the editing of this podcast.

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BFP Roundtable: Who is Putin & Why has he let his nation become encircled by NATO

In this second episode of the new BFP Roundtable series Pearse Redmond, Sibel Edmonds and Tom Secker discuss the recent “revelation” from Putin regarding Gladio B operations in Chechnya. They start with the basic facts that Putin has laid out: intercepts obtained by the FSB show that US officials in Azerbaijan were supporting and backing Chechen rebels during the early 2000’s. The panel each breaks down the interesting timing of these revelations, which come as a series of shake-ups in and around Russia have threatened Putin’s grasp on power. Is this a threat from Putin to the West or a bone to throw to the hardcore nationalists within the Russian Federation? Later they move on to the question of who Putin is as a leader and how he has managed to let his nation become completely encircled by NATO. The group then moves on to how the geopolitical chessboard has been reoriented away from ideological battles into one based on identity and media control. They finish off by looking at how Russia Today fits into this new geopolitical landscape.

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ClandesTime 044 Homeland Season 4

From Spy Culture:

“Once more my good friend Pearse Redmond of Porkins Policy Radio joined me to discuss the latest series of Homeland, the CIA’s pet TV project. We looked at how the show has been rebooted in this season, with a much more aggressive and ambitious purpose both in mythologizing past events and predicting future ones. From 9/11 to the ISIS beheadings to drone strikes to The Lone Gladio, this is typically wide ranging conversation on one of the most important shows currently on TV.”

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Porkins Policy Radio ep. 30 Gladio B Rountable with Sibel Edmonds and Tom Secker

On this special thirtieth episode of Porkins Policy Radio we welcome back Sibel Edmonds and Tom Secker for a roundtable discussion of The Lone Gladio and Operation Gladio B.  Tom starts us off by exploring some of the themes brought out in The Lone Gladio with respect to  main character Greg McPhearson; will we ever see a “rogue agent” within the CIA take on the agency? How does the oft-used concept of “blow-back” fit in with the murder of Greg’s lover Mai?  Sibel discusses in detail the problems with blow-back as they exist in popular discourse, and explains how unintended consequences of covert operations are almost always intended by those implementing them. Later we move on to the endgame scenario for Operation Gladio:  Sibel explains how the “Pakistanization” of Turkey is in fact a goal of the Gladio Deep State network.  Sibel talks about how beneficial it is to the Gladio operators to  have a weak and divided Turkey. We discuss the new face of ISIS, Georgian-born jihadi Tarkhan Batirashvili and his striking similarity to one of Sibel’s characters in The Lone Gladio, Yousef Mohammad, as well as the real life story of  Ayman al Zawahiri.  Rounding out the conversation is Sibel’s analysis of the current geopolitical situation with Russia and NATO.  Sibel goes into detail about the reality of Putin’s power, and gives her opinion as to why Russia has not been more confrontational towards the encroaching NATO presence in its own backyard.

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Show Notes:

The Lone Gladio

Porkins Policy Radio episode. 29 The Lone Gladio with Sibel Edmonds

ClandesTime episode 040 Sibel Edmonds on The Lone Gladio


The Secret Life of an ISIS Warlord

Has Turkey Become the ‘Pakistan of the Middle East’?

Music:

Philip Glass – “Runaway Horses” (Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters Official Soundtrack)

Philip Glass – “Mishima/Closing” (Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters Official Soundtrack)

Porkins Policy Radio ep. 29 The Lone Gladio with Sibel Edmonds

On this week’s episode we had the great pleasure of speaking with the one and only Sibel Edmonds of Boiling Frogs Post.  Sibel is, of course, a former FBI linguist and whistle-blower who had the draconian State Secrets Privilege enacted against her, essentially classifying her entire life.  Sibel joined us to discuss her brand new novel, The Lone Gladio, which elaborates on many subjects discussed in her memoir Classified Woman: The Sibel Edmonds Story.  This modern spy thriller deals exclusively with the Deep State and the secretive NATO/CIA/MI6/Pentagon program know as “Operation Gladio B.”   Sibel and I discuss her decision to portray the CIA characters not as James Bond-style heroes, but as the dark, complicated, and often brutal people they truly are.  Sibel also goes into detail about the geopolitical aspects of her new novel, which we explore, including how nations such as Georgia (featured prominently in The Lone Gladio) are being used by NATO and Gladio operatives as a launching ground for false-flag terror in Russia and around the globe.  We also go into how Gladio B came about in the early 1990’s.  Sibel explains how language, culture and religion were manipulated in Central Asia and the Caucus region in order to create the very terror groups that we claim to be fighting today.  We finish off our conversation by exploring who is at the top of this destructive pyramid of control and terrorism.  The Lone Gladio has reinvented the spy thriller as we know it.  For anyone interested in the mechanics of the Deep State and its relationship to false flag terror, drug trafficking, media manipulation, blackmail, sex trafficking and more:  Please go out and purchase a copy of this book!  Honestly,  this is one of the most important books to come out in decades.

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Show Notes:

The Lone Gladio

Classified Woman: The Sibel Edmonds Story

Boiling Frogs Post

National Security Whistleblowers  Coalition

James Corbett and Sibel Edmonds Gladio B series

My review of The Lone Gladio on Amazon.com

Porkins Great Game ep.1 ISIS is everywhere in Central Asia

Operation Gladio BBC documentary 1992

 

Music:

Ennio Morricone – “Valmont’s GoGo Pad” (Danger: Diabolik soundtrack)

Ennio Morricone – “Under The Wah Wah” (Danger: Diabolik soundtrack)

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