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Porkins on Sputnik: China Defends 10% Military Budget Increase as ‘Proportionate and Low’

The Chinese government recently announced a near 10% increase in their military budget for 2018. Chinese state media have defended the decision, saying it is part of a modernization program, calling the increase “proportionate and low.”

The increase is the biggest jump in Chinese military spending in recent years. In 2014, the total was $132 billion, which grew to $145 billion in 2015, $147 billion in 2016 and will reach $175 billion next year. Zhang Yesui, a spokesperson for the first annual session of the 13th NPC, explained that the extra money is not to increase China’s overall military capacity, but to update and modernize their armed forces:

“A large part of the growth of the defense budget is to make up for the low military spending in the past and is mainly used to upgrade equipment and improve the welfare of servicemen and women and the living and training conditions of grassroots troops.”

Sputnik spoke to political analyst Pearse Redmond about the geopolitical struggles that are the underlying reasons for China’s consistently growing military expenditure:

“As China becomes more and more integrated in the global economy it understands that maintaining economic superiority requires more security. In Africa, where China has poured vast sums of money into various projects, they have also been quietly building small military bases and developing relationships with various African military and security forces. For example, in Djibouti, once the exclusive military domain of the US, China now operates a naval base adjacent to the Port of Doraleh, which is west of Djibouti City.”

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Porkins Policy Radio episode 133 JP Sottile on Kushner and Tariffs, Chuck Ochelli on AFRICOM and China

In the first hour JP Sottile of News Vandal joins me to discuss the latest political machinations in Washington DC. We begin with the latest developments regarding Trump lackey Jared Kushner. JP and I talk about his recent loss of Top Secret security clearance and what this may or may not mean going forward. JP then discusses the latest revelations about Kushner and his ties to both Qatar and the UAE. We talk about the revelation that several countries including China and the UAE saw Kushner as a useful tool in order to get what they wanted out of the United States. We look at the role that Kushner plays within the White House, and his ongoing battle with chief of staff John Kelly. JP and I also touch on the interesting timing of the sanctions against Qatar and his own business deals with the Gulf Nation. Later JP and I explore Trump’s proposed tariff on steal and aluminum imports. We discuss how this ultimately translates into a high tax on the American people who buy Chinese made pots and pans. JP and I talk about how this is yet another attempt to go to war with big bad evil China. We also talk about how everything from cars to the price of beer could dramatically increase. JP also explains how Trump’s proposal will, like most of his policy proposals, never really come to pass the way he wants them.

In the second hour Chuck Ochelli of Ochelli.com joins me for an in-depth discussion of the US military presence in Africa. We start off by discussing a recent report from AFRICOM which stated that there was not proper command approval for the disastrous mission in the Tongo Tongo region of Niger. Chuck and I break down the double speak coming out of AFRICOM. We talk about how AFRICOM is attempting to absolve itself from the deadly raid, while at the same time recommending more and more support for US forces in Africa. Chuck and I also dive into AFRICOM commander Gen. Thomas Waldhauser’s recent testimony before congress on the looming threat of China. We discuss China’s quiet soft colonization, and their quiet construction of military bases in places like Djibouti. We also talk about the growing threat of ISIS and the resurgence of Al Qaeda in West Africa. Chuck and I talk about the recent Al Qaeda attack in Burkina Faso and the theory that the next great conflict may be fought on the African continent. We finish off by touching on China’s plan to build a military base in the Wahkan Corridor in Afghanistan. I talk about China’s fear of political and military insatiably in Northern Afghanistan, and the threat of Uighur groups like ETIM, and how this has led them to take further steps militarily.

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Show Notes:

News Vandal

Ochelli.com

Kushner’s overseas contacts raise concerns as foreign officials seek leverage

Probe finds deadly Niger mission lacked proper approval

AFRICOM seeks danger pay for troops deployed to Niger

AFRICOM chief: Expect more Chinese bases in Africa

Al Qaeda branch in Mali claims Burkina Faso attacks

Tuareg militias battle Islamic State-loyal militants in northern Mali

China in Talks Over Military Base in Remote Afghanistan

The Ochelli Effect: Foreign Policy Objects 2018 Iran

From Ochelli.com

We kick off 2018 LIVE Ochelli Effect with a great Tuesday discussion featuring Author Michael Swanson and Journalist Pearse Redmond attempting to sort through the nexus of foolishness , strategy , tweets , and tid-bits otherwise left to theatrical Bloviation that seem to be the current U.S. foreign Policy and intellectual calamity under President Agent Orange. First hour , Mike Swanson provides us with his view on how 2018 might play out and Chuck explains the great American sport of what-about-ism. Spinning wheels , around they go , where they stop ? , You may know , but Chuck sure as hell does not , and yet remains hopeful in the face of the impending year ahead. Foreign Policy Objects 2018 Iran , continues in the second hour with our friend Porkins as he breaks down the current images we are peeking at from the newest target of neo-neocon and Trumpet aggression. A lot going on for a Tuesday as we enter into a new year for the Ochelli Effect and dangerous or maybe not so dangerous times ahead. Foreign Policy Objects 2018 Iran . Meanwhile Religious Cults and Islamic whatever are in play during black ops of the past , future and present, and 2018 will be one for the books , even if we do not know the genera or genre just yet.

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Show Notes:

PGG episode ep. 17 The Unquiet Frontier

Iran – Early U.S. Support For Rioters Hints At A Larger Plan

Iran – Few Protests – Some Riots – U.S. Prepares The Next Phase

Cult of the Chameleon

Comrades in Arms – Sexual abuse by Massoud and Maryam Rajavi

Living and Escaping a Terrorist Cult

The Ochelli Effect: JFK Russia Trump Iran Bin Laden Oh My

From Ochelli.com

Mike Swanson from http://wallstreetwindow.com recaps the Lancer Conference that he attended with Chuck this year. A few laughs and some serious thoughts regarding the progress and lack of progress in the many and seemingly unending investigations , and document dumps on the assassination. A warning is given here for those that wish to go after truth in the 9-11 research community. Mike speaks about being on the ground in Dallas at the scene of the crime. Though a bit more may be discussed about the conference on Thursday this is the first look into the Dallas trip on The Ochelli Effect. But There’s more to … JFK Russia Trump Iran Bin Laden Oh My

Dmitry Zolatarev returns to give us a solid and sane Russian perspective regarding The Breaking news about close calls between American and Russian Planes , A look at how Russians are observing the TRUMP-Russia scandal , and even the JFK assassination. Reach out to Dmitry on Twitter https://twitter.com/ZolotarevDm

Pearse Redmond Of Porkins Policy Radio http://www.americanfreedomradio.com/Porkins_Policy_17.html follows Dmitry with a bit of Trump-speak before taking a deep dive into the Osama story and the latest release of alleged information tied to the imagined war of terror. Is there a Clown at the Wheel? Or are they all tweeting?

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Porkins Policy Radio episode 119 Treasure Trove: JFK and Osama Bin Laden documents with Chuck Ochelli

Chuck Ochelli joins me in the first hour to discuss all the recent news regarding the JFK assassination. Chuck tells us about JFK Lancer Conference, where he gave a presentation and received an award commending him for his work on JFK. We then move onto the recent release of files on the assassination. Chuck and I discuss some of the sensationalism surrounding them such as the Hitler in Colombia files. We also talk about the files that documents the US government’s idea to use Soviet planes in false flag attacks in Russia. Chuck and I then explore some of the truly important revelations and confirmations that have come to light. Chuck talks about several files that prove that Priscilla Johnson McMillan was in fact a CIA asset. Chuck also touches on some of the local officials who we can now confirm were involved with the CIA, such as Dallas mayor Earle Cabell. We then discuss the broader implications of this particular release. Chuck and I talk about how the mainstream and alternative media have interpreted these documents. We end by discussing the importance of pursuing
answers to the JFK assassination.

In the second hour I talk about the massive release of documents from the Abbottabad raid back that killed Osama bin Laden. I explain a bit of the history behind the release and the role that the Foundation for Defense of Democracies played. I discuss the initial takeaways that have been reported in the media almost exclusively through FDD and the Long War Journal. I also break down my analysis of the relationship between Iran and Al Qaeda, which has become a major focus of the story. I then raise and attempt to answer several questions I have about the documents in question and the questions over the raid itself and the true history and role of Bin Laden. I talk about the notion that Osama bin Laden was already dead and trove of files is simply a media stunt. I question the ability to gather up 470,000 documents, files, video, audio, etc in the short amount of time that the Navy Seals had. This issue of no internet access and phone lines within the Abbottabad compound is also looked at. Later I explore the ludicrous notion that Bin Laden was running day to day global Al Qaeda operations through letters hand delivered by courier. I finish off by wondering if bin Laden was in fact alive but under house arrest and completely out of the loop. I discuss the idea that he was killed in Pakistan solely for PR purposes. I also talk about where his wives are and why no one has attempted to contact them.

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Show Notes:

Ochelli.com

JFK Lancer

JFK Assassination Records – 2017 Additional Documents Release

JFK files show informant told CIA Hitler was living in Colombia

U.S. Government Planned False Flag Attacks to Start War With Soviet Union, JFK Documents Show

November 2017 Release of Abbottabad Compound Material

Understanding al Qaeda through the massive trove of Osama bin Laden’s files

The Ochelli Effect: New York Trumps Trump Scandal Trumps JFK Files

From Ochelli.com:

First Mike Swanson author of The War State begins this Tuesday show answering a few Wall Street Related Questions. Our attention is then turned to The recent JFK assassination files releases , is there anything actually new? what is the deal with long-time JFK conspiracy theory icon L. Fletcher Prouty? why is Info-Whores claiming the documents reveal info. that is simply not there? We also agree there is no reason to continue with the review series on Ken Burns Vietnam Documentary as it is nearly as pointless as the PBS presentation itself.

Pearse Redmond then joins us to report on and give some insight into New York itself along with the still breaking news of the alleged Terror attack a few hours earlier. Pearse also addresses the news-cycle itself , and tries to break down the rest of what’s going on in the world of the latest Trump and Clinton scandals. with a dash of JFK 2017 file release cross talk.

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The Ochelli Effect: Sibel without Sally Field plus AFRICOM

From Ochelii.com

Friend of the show and fellow radio host Pearse Redmond joins Chuck to tell the story of his involvement and exit from Boiling Frogs Post and NewsBud. How Chuck and Pearse were first introduced was a few years ago when Pearse accompanied author and alternative media figure Sibel Edmonds to The Ochelli Effect during a promotional campaign to raise mony for the now established Newsbud organization. Pearse tells his side of the story about how , when and why he became disenchanted with the organization and it’s head Sibel Edmonds. In a rare two hour discussion on Tuesday Ochelli Effect (Mike Swanson is normally on the first hour) Pearse goes through not only this story but unpacks Niger and the many silent ops and African branch of the alleged “War On Terror”. We even get to examine the latest installment of , “WTF TRUMP” with audio from a current impeach 45 commercial that has suddenly emerged in the MSM and social media universe. Pearse is now a regular contributor to the show but has been a long standing friend and is heard LIVE on American Freedom Radio Tuesdays.

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Show Notes:

When you don’t make the cult

Porkins Policy Radio episode 108 Tom Secker on 9/11 Truth, Legacy of Al Qaeda, and Mind Controlled Hijackers

Tom Secker joins me for a discussion of the sixteenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. We begin by discussing our general emotions and thoughts on the actual anniversary. We discuss how it unfolds both here in New York and across the ocean in the U.K. Tom and I then discuss how 9/11 has evolved into a heavily scripted and predictable event over the past several years. We touch on how the attack is viewed without context, in terms of what actually happened and what followed it. Tom and I also talk about our own personal experiences navigating the 9/11 truth movement. We then move onto Tom’s recent podcast series dealing with history of Al Qaeda. We discuss the legacy of Al Qaeda today and how the group has become largely forgotten by the public. Tom and then debate where Al Qaeda and “Radical Islamic Terrorism” may be headed. I offer up the theory that we may be entering a reset in terms of Al Qaeda. I point to the recent events in both Turkey and Myanmar as examples. Tom offers up the idea that the real battle is between the US and Russia. We endure hour discussing the recent sonic attacks on CIA agents in Cuba, that have left them with hearing loss and mild brain damage.

In the second hour I talk about a pet theory of mine involving the 19 hijackers and the possible use of mind control or some form of mental conditioning. I use Timothy McVeigh as well as Sirhan Sirhan as a basis for my argument. I pay particular attention to the reports of the hijackers snorting coke in strip clubs, and ponder if this had something to do with the concept of mind control. I finish off by touching on why the 9/11 truth movement is reticent to discuss this concept.

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Show Notes:

ClandesTime 121 Operation Terror

ClandesTime 113 – An Alternative History of Al Qaeda: The Destruction of Yugoslavia

ClandesTime 114 – An Alternative History of Al Qaeda: Ali Mohamed

ClandesTime 115 – An Alternative History of Al Qaeda: The Manchester Manual

ClandesTime 116 – An Alternative History of Al Qaeda: The Embassy Bombings

ClandesTime 117 – An Alternative History of Al Qaeda: The 9/11 Intelligence ‘Failure’

Why Did World Trade Center Building 7 Fall? New Study Claims Gov’t Story False

Tensions rise in northern Syria as US troops and Turkey-backed FSA exchange fire

Aung San Suu Kyi says ‘terrorists’ are misinforming world about Myanmar violence

Foreign powers behind violence in Myanmar

US forces claim exchanging fire in northern Syria’s Manbij, FSA denies

More facts revealed about mystery sonic attacks on US embassy in Cuba

Lone Wolf Research (Wendy S. Painting)

ClandesTime 121 – Operation Terror

From SpyCulture.com

This week I am joined by Robbie Martin and Pearse Redmond to review and analyse the low budget conspiracy thriller Operation Terror. We analyse the plot – where a member of the Council on Foreign Relations recruits a CIA officer to prepare and carry out the 9/11 attacks – and why this is unrealistic. We note several examples of how the film incorporates elements from all over 9/11 conspiracy lore, but especially from Pilots for 9/11 Truth, one of the more wacky parts of the ‘truth’ movement. We ask whether the film is fan service for 9/11 truthers, and conclude that it reflects and represents a lot of the real characteristics of the 9/11 movement. This is a lengthy and very funny discussion that you won’t want to miss.

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Show Notes:

Operation Terror

Operation Terror Youtube Channel (full of weird conspiracy nonsense)

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

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