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Porkins Great Game Episode 5 East Turkestan Exposed

For this month’s episode Christoph and I start by taking a look at a very important aspect of Gladio B,  the East Turkestan Project, and specifically the terrorist smuggling rings that are active in bringing Uyghurs to Turkey.  We start by taking a look at the most recent example of this type of operation which was just discovered in Shanghai.  Christoph breaks down how widespread these large and sophisticated human smuggling rings are.  We also touch on how the ongoing battle between Erdogan and Gulen has affected the political debate about the Uyghur issue in Turkey.  Christoph and I highlight this point by discussing  the rare admission by World Uyghur Congress President Reba Kadir that there are in fact Turkish smugglers sending Uyghurs to Syria and Iraq, and the interesting response in the Islamist Turkish media calling Kadir an “infidel” and “American agent for sale.”
Next we move on to Azerbaijan and discuss the the most recent attempts by the South Caucus nation to crack down on foreign-funded media and NGO’s.  This time we look at the recent closing of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL)  offices in Baku and the arrest and detention of RFE/RL journalists and staff.  Christoph breaks down how this recent crackdown is being spun in the West as a geopolitical shift away from NATO and the West, and into the arms of big, bad, evil Russia.  Christoph and I explain how even though the rhetoric of Azerbaijan may be hostile, behind the scenes, particularly with regard to NATO, everything is going splendidly.  We finish out the segment by dissecting one aspect of the Azerbaijan issue that continues to flare up, the ongoing crisis in breakaway region Nagorno-Karabahk, and how this relates to Azerbaijan’s increased “anti-Western” actions.
In our next segment we move on to the other actor in the Nagorno-Karabahk region, the small South Caucus nation of Armenia.  Christoph and I start by discussing Armenia’s recent entry into the Russian-led economic bloc,  the Eurasian Economic Union.  Christoph explains why Armenia chose to join the EEU despite Europe’s desires to the contrary.  We discuss how Armenia is stuck in a difficult position when it comes to EEU, as Russia , which they depend on to militarily back up their de-facto control of Nagorno-Karabahk, is their sole protective ally in the world.   Christoph relates how Armenia’s membership in the EEU has led to the closing of the National Democratic Institute, which signals a tacit defeat for the American Deep-State’s “democracy promotion”  agenda. We finish out this section on Armenia by focusing on the recent brutal murder of a family of seven by a Russian solider in the city of Gyumri and how this complicates Russian-Armenian relations.
Closing out this episode of PGG Christoph and I update the listeners on the Tajik-Afghan border crisis and the pipeline politics of Russia and Ukraine.  We also comment on the recent Charlie Hebdo killings by looking at it from a geopolitical perspective.  Christoph and I discuss how bizarre it is – – casting the already dead Awlaki and the practically dead Zawahiri as the masterminds of the attack.  I also give my take on the situation in Yemen and how the Houthi led takover of the nation might be part of a much larger plan to get former president Saleh back in power.

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Show Notes:

Xinjiang-Turkey:

Turks, Uyghurs held in smuggling, terrorism scheme

The New Great Game Round-Up #83 – Turkey’s Role In Washington’s East Turkestan Project Exposed

Sibel Edmonds on Gladio B and the Paris Shooting

Turkey, Terrorism, and the Global Proxy War

Xinjiang terrorists finding training, support in Syria, Turkey

East Turkestan Education and Solidarity Association

World Uyghur Congress – Affiliate Organizations

China rebukes Turkey for offer to shelter Uighur refugees

The New Great Game Round-Up #84 – China Cracks Down On Illegal Border Crossings By Uyghurs

Islamic State ‘executed three Uyghur deserters from China’

Gülen:

Oppressed by China, Uighurs drawn to Salafist ideas

Fethullah Gulen: Turkey’s Eroding Democracy

President: Gülen Movement cooperates with Mossad

Azerbaijan:

The New Great Game Round-Up #82 – Washington’s Regime Change Tools Struggle In The South Caucasus

The ‘broken window’ approach to international relations

The Heydar Aliyev Era Ends in Azerbaijan Not with a Bang but a Whisper

The New Great Game Round-Up #83 – Aliyev Turns To Erdogan For Support Amid War Of Words With U.S.

BFP Exposé: CIA-Obama-George Soros Coordinated Misinformation Campaign Targets Russia

George Soros urges President Aliyev to loosen his stranglehold over civil society

The New Great Game Round-Up #85 – Atlantic Council Working On Transatlantic Strategy For Europe’s East

Armenia:

Clashes Intensify Between Armenia and Azerbaijan Over Disputed Land

The New Great Game Round-Up #83 – Killing Of Armenian Family Tests Armenia-Russia Ties

Gyumri case: Permyakov to go on trial at garrison court in Gyumri

Armenia Asks Russia To Hand Over Massacre Suspect

EU Commissioner Opens Door To Armenian Association Agreement

Armenia: Aftermath of a Massacre

Tajik-Afghan border:

Eyeing Taliban, Tajikistan Sets Up New Military Base On Afghan Border

The New Great Game Round-Up #85 – Russia Vows To Support Tajikistan As ISIS-Taliban Rivalry Escalates

Pipelineistan:

Southeast Europe Still Clinging to South Stream Pipe Dream

Russia says it will shift gas transit from Ukraine to Turkey

Gazprom mothballs extension of Nord Stream pipeline

Charlie Hebdo-AQAP:

Al Qaeda: Zawahiri Ordered ‘Charlie Hebdo’ Attack

Know Your Terrorists: Ayman Al-Zawahiri

Charlie Hebdo: Listen to extraordinary moment terrorists speak to TV journalist during terrifying hostage siege

All the Government’s Men: Agents of Terror on Payroll

US maintains intelligence relationship with Houthis

Yemen leak: Collusion between Houthis and ex-president Saleh

Houthi militia installs “president council” to run Yemen

Thousands protest over Houthi “security commission” in Yemen

Updates for Christoph and Pearse:

The CIA and Hollywood: A new podcast series by Pearse Redmond and Tom Secker.

Christoph Germann is now a contributer to Russia Insider

Music:

Larry Levan live at End Max (Japan 1991)

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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.

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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”

Porkins Great Game ep. 2 Crisis in the Caucasus and Mysterious Crashes

On this edition of Porkins Great Game, Christoph Germann and I focus primarily on the  conflicts brewing in the Caucasus region.  First, though, we take a look at the new head of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg.  We explore how the media has crafted a particular image of the former Norwegian Prime Minster as an anti-war Russia-friendly NATO head.  Christoph explains how this is merely a cosmetic change for the military alliance, pointing out the fact that the real power of the coalition lies with the Supreme Allied Commander, who is, of course, always an American.  Then we move on to the recent suicide bombing in the Chechen capital of Grozny.  We explore how significant that bombing is for the region.  Grozny and Chechnya in general have seen a calm and stable security situation in the past several years, with neighboring Dagestan receiving the brunt of violence.  Christoph goes into some of the peculiarities of the attack, and gives his opinion as to who might be behind it, and what this means in terms of the grand chess game.  Later we discuss the unsigned treaty between Russia and breakaway nation Abkahzia, which would further integrate the former Gerorgian territory into Russia.  We talk about the treaty itself and what it actually spells out: changing Abkazhia’s customs and tax regulations to that of the Eurasian Customs Union, giving Russia control over the armed forces during an emergency, and creating a joint military operations center.  Christoph dispels the hype that NATO and Georgia have made over the treaty,  essentially a projection of what NATO itself has done to Georgia.  We finish the podcast by taking a look at the recent vehicular deaths of Christophe de Margerie and Serena Shim.  We discuss the possibility that de Margerie’s death was planned by an outside actor, as well as what his death means for nations such as Russia which have long counted on Christophe de Margerie’s investment in oil and natural gas.  As we close out with a look into  the mysterious circumstances surrounding Serena Shim’s car “crash.”  We point out the fact that Shim had told Press TV, the day before her death, that she had evidence of ISIS fighters entering Turkey via NGO trucks and that Turkish intelligence was looking for her.  Christoph goes into detail about the role of the Turkish deep state in the Syrian conflict, and their continued use of NGO’s and aid organizations to ferry weapons and arms into Syria and other nations.  We close out with a humorous look at CIA (and Gladio B) operative Graham Fuller’s futile attempts to change his public image by way of the Huffington Post.

Quick note:  We now have a brand new logo for the show that was created by my sister and Porkins Policy Review contributor, Emma Redmond.  If you want to check out more of her work please visit Red House.

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Show notes:

NATO chief:

New NATO Chief Stoltenberg Brings Russia Ties To Job

NATO Chief Jens Stoltenberg And His Top-Secret KGB Past

NATO can put troops wherever it wants, new secretary-general says

Russia says not optimistic over new NATO chief’s remarks

Grozny bombing:

The New Great Game Round-Up #69 – Terrorist Attack In Chechen Capital Spells Trouble For Russia

Who Was Behind The Grozny Suicide Bombing?

Reported Killing Of Organizer Of Grozny Suicide Bombing Lacks Credibility

Islamic State Grooms Chechen Fighters Against Putin

Ramzan Kadyrov, the Chechen Leader With a $5M Islamic State Bounty on his Head

Chechen leader says Islamic State on western secret services’ payroll

Report: Chechens ‘Negative’ About IS In Syria

Abkhazia:

The New Great Game Round-Up #70 – Russian Warnings Fall On Deaf Ears In Georgia

Russia to Pocket Abkhazia?

The New Great Game Round-Up #71 – Georgia Freaking Out Over Russia’s “Attempt To Annex” Abkhazia

De Facto Abkhaz Leader Risks Being Hoist With His Own Petard

Christophe de Margerie:

Anti-Petrodollar Oil CEO Dies in Freak Plane Crash – #NewWorldNextWeek

Heads roll in Russia as more details emerge of Total crash

Vnukovo Airport General Director, Deputy Director Resign After Fatal Moscow Plane Crash

Kaczynski Catastrophe Investigator to Lead Total CEO Jet Crash Probe

Episode 250 – Crashes of Convenience: PLF 101

Russia Loses Oil Ally in De Margerie After Moscow Crash

Total’s de Margerie Sees No Need for Dollars in Oil Purchases

Putin Slams US $9 Billion Fine Against French BNP As “Blackmail” For Russian Warship Deal

Serena Shim:

Turkey accuses PressTV correspondent of spying

Press TV reporter in Turkey killed in suspicious car accident

The Death of a Reporter

Lebanese- American reporter’s camerawoman ‘sole culprit’ in car crash

The New Great Game Round-Up #35 – Turkey: NGOs, Al-Qaeda & Erdogan

Turkey’s pivotal role in Syria’s insurgency (Serena Shim report)

BFP Exclusive: Turkish Power Struggle Impedes NATO’s Campaign in Syria

Graham Fuller:

The EyeOpener – Who is Graham Fuller

September 1999: CIA Analyst Suggests US Use Muslims to Further US Interests in Central Asia

Embracing Assad Is a Better Strategy for the U.S. Than Supporting the Least Bad Jihadis

C.I.A. Study of Covert Aid Fueled Skepticism About Helping Syrian Rebels

Porkins Policy Radio episode 1 – Boston Bombing and the CIA Connection

Music:

Terrence Parker- “Candyman” (TP’s sweet vocal mix)

Terrence Parker- “Something Here” (Cerky Cakes edit)

Porkins Policy Radio ep. 22 Xinjiang, Azerbaijan and Gladio B with Christoph Germann

On today’s episode we spoke with independent analyst and researcher Christoph Germann.  Christoph runs the invaluable blog, The New Great Game, which deals with Central Asia, the Caucus region as well as regional powers.  We discuss the very troubling trend of knife and bomb attacks occurring in the Xinjiang region of China.  Christoph explains what is at stake for China as well as the western powers when it comes to this oil-rich geo-strategic region. We also explore the situation in Azerbaijan.  Christoph explains how CIA puppet Fethullah Gulen and his Islamic movement have entrenched themselves in the nation in much the same way as in Turkey.  We round off the conversation by discussing Gladio B and how Azerbaijan has been used as a base of operations for NATO and there roving band of mujahedin fighters, both in the 90’s and now in Syria.  Lots of information in this one, so please go to the show notes.

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Show notes:

The New Great Game

Christoph Germann on BFP

Three Dead 79 Injured in Xinjiang railway station terrorist attack

Six injured in knife attack at Chinese train station

Russia, India planning $30 billion oil pipeline through Xinjiang

Gullen: Top issue in the agenda of Erdogan’s visit to Azerbaijan

Armenia and Azerbaijan share a Syria problem

Azerbaijan: Sumgayit becomes front of Syria bound jihadists

BFP Expose: Cia-Obama-George Soros coordinated misinformation campaign targets Russia

Why was a Sunday Times report on US government ties to al Qaeda chief spiked?

Music:

Paul Johnson – “Hear the music”

The Whispers – “And the beat goes on”

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