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Porkins Great Game ep. 12 Newsbud Special: Inside Turkey’s War in Syria

This month Christoph and I recorded a special Newsbud related episode of PGG.  We focus mainly on Turkey’s increased intervention into the Syrian War.  We discuss Christoph’s recent article in Boiling Frogs Post  analyzing this very issue.  We begin with the increased Russian airstrikes and how this has completely changed the course of the war.  Christoph and I touch on how this is being interpreted by NATO and the US.  We next move on to Turkey’s reliance on Syrian Turkmen militants to fight their proxy battle.  Christoph and I update the listeners on the Grey Wolf “Turkmen” leader  Alparslan Çelik, and his recent appearance in Turkey for the funeral of a high level MHP official.  We also touch on the shift of the MHP towards a more Islamist friendly political stance.  Christoph and I also provide our analysis on the recent statements by the FSB that the Grey Wolves may have been working with ISIS to bring down the Russian Airbus of the Sinai Peninsula.  Later we talk about an important article former NSA agent John Schindler, in which he attempts to dismiss these claims and the existence of Operation Gladio.  We also explore the possibility of a Turkish ground invasion of Syria and the further Pakistanization of the country.

Christoph and I also talk about our participation in Newsbud and how this will further expand the podcast.  Christoph and I talk about the new cold war and the good vs. evil media landscape.  We also discuss the importance of objective in depth geopolitical reporting.  We talk about the launch of our Kickstarter campaign that begins this Sunday February 14th, and why fans of Porkins Great Game should donate.

Download PGG ep 12

Show Notes:

Turkey-Russia battle for Bayirbucak:

Syrian Turkmens, Turkish Nationalists, Russian Jets & the Battle for Bayırbucak

Turkey’s nationalist ‘Gray Wolves’ enter Syrian fray

Syrian government troops retake Rabia, last rebel stronghold in Latakia

Russia seeks alleged killer of Turkey-downed jet pilot after Rabia recapture

More than 6,000 flee besieged Bayırbucak take shelter in Turkey

Sinai plane crash:

Turkey says Russian jet violated its airspace again, warns of consequences

Turkey Shells Civilian Homes on Syrian Border, Russian MoD Has Video Proof

Turkish Nationalist Group Grey Wolves Linked to A321 Terror Attack – FSB

Sharm el-Sheikh flights shutdown triggered when British spies uncovered Isil bomb plot after Russian air crash

Britain accused of withholding Sinai crash intel from Russia & Egypt

Russia suspends flights to Egypt due to security concerns after Sinai crash

Obama Appoints a Not-Too-Long-Ago-Hatched Neocon Larva

Russia’s Syria Intervention Enrages US-led Coalition, ISIS & Al-Qaeda

U.S. Spies Root for an ISIS-Russia War

Former DIA Chief Michael Flynn Says Rise of Islamic State was “a willful decision” and Defends Accuracy of 2012 Memo

Who Really Murdered 224 Innocent People on Flight 9268?

Russia warns of Turkish invasion:

Turkey refuses Russia’s request for observation flight over Syria border

Turkey Planning Military Invasion in Syria – Russian Defense Ministry

Turkey-backed rebels warn civilians to flee ISIS-held border strip

The Struggle for Azaz Corridor Could Spur a Turkish Intervention

Turkey warns US over ‘Kurdish corridor’ in Syria

U.S. envoy visits Kurdish-held northern Syria

Inside Syria: The farm airstrip that’s part of the U.S. fight against ISIS

Syrian army and allies breaks rebel siege of Shi’ite towns: army

Syrian army, PYD advancing to Turkish border with Russian air support

Turkish Aid Group Says Setting Up New Camps Inside Syria for Fresh Wave of Migrants

Thousands brave freeze at Turkey border as Syria warns Riyadh, Ankara

Published after recording – The Syria War Will Not Be a Quagmire — Because Putin is Winning

 

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Desire – Under Your Spell

Porkins Great Game episode 11 Gladio B Heats Up In Syria

On this episode Christoph and I start off with our favorite Georgian politician, Mikheil Saakashvili, and his most recent meddling in his native country.  While ostensibly operating as governor of Odessa, Saakashvili was recently caught on tape advising the owner and director of popular TV station Rustavi 2 on how to instigate a violent confrontation with the goverment.  The pro-Saakashvili channel has been in a long legal dispute and the current regime has trued multiple times to shut it down.  Christoph explains what is at stake for Rustavi 2 and how Saakashvili has been inserting himself into the situation.  We discuss his plans to start a “revolution” by orchestrating a violent government showdown.  We also talk about Georgia’s recent descion to buy natural gas from Russia and Iran.  Christoph breaks down the reasons for this and address’ the persistan claims that the Georgian Dream Coalition is “pro-Russian.”

Next we move to Syria and the startling rumors of Chinese involvement in the war.  We discuss a series of reports about Chinese naval vessels and military advisers arriving in Syria.  Next we talk about the growing Uighur presence in places such as Jisr al Shughour and Deir ez-Zour.  We break down the increasing role of the Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP) with in the jihadi movement, but also their role in bringing hundreds of Uighur’s to Syria.  We explore how all of this has forced China’s hand to a degree when in comes to fighting international terrorism.

For our third section Christoph and I explore the recent shooting down of a Russian jet by the Turkish military.  We breakdown the reality of what actually happened, and provide a detailed analysis as to why Turkey carried out this action.  We talk about Russia’s recent targeting of Turkish backed Turkem fighters, and how this one was one of the major factors for Turkey downing the fighter jet.  Christoph explains how this was probably a joint US-Turkey operation separate from the NATO power structure.  Christoph also tells us about the leader of the Turkem fighters and his true identity as a Turkish national and son of a Turkish mayor.  As we round out the section we explore the ISIS oil smuggling routes that have also been bombed by Russia.  We talk about how much of this lucrative trade is being overseen and brokered Bilal Erdogan, son of president Recep Tayyip Erdogan.  Christoph also gives his predictions as to the sorts of steps Russia will be taking in the near future.

For our weird terrorism section we discuss South Korea’s claims that ISIS and North Korea are in league with one another.  As if that isn’t weird enough, we also touch on China’s claim that the Dailai Lama supports ISIS.

Christoph and I also briefly discuss a new media project that Sibel Edmonds is starting that both of us will be a part of.

Download PGG episode 11
Show Notes:

Saakashvili coup attempt:

“Rustavi 2 is a hostage of United National Movement,” Luka Kurtanidze

The New Great Game Round-Up #111 – U.S. Tries to Keep Georgia In Line

The New Great Game Round-Up #113 – Georgian Government Determined to Destroy Saakashvili Party

Wiretapped Recordings of Saakashvili Discussing Rustavi 2 TV Leaked

Saakashvili comments on leaked phone calls

Timeline: Rustavi 2 TV Row

Georgia strips ex-president Saakashvili of citizenship

Georgia’s “De-Georgianized” Ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili Vows a Comeback

Georgia wants gas from Russia & Iran:

Georgia Now Wants Gas From Russia and Iran

Anti-Gazprom rally outside Ivanishvili’s residence

Kakha Kaladze to hold working meetings with Gazprom

China in Syria:

China’s Main Mission: South China Sea, Not Syria

China says not planning to send military ships to Syria

BEN CARSON: Here’s the evidence that China is involved in Syria

Porkins Great Game Ep. 9 – The Death of Mullah Omar

Foreigners detained on the Turkish-Syrian border in 2015 (Turkish)

China Ministry Links Antiterror Efforts to Paris Tragedy

ISIS Releases Slickly-Produced Mandarin Song Seeking Chinese Recruits

China says Islamic State song in Mandarin shows need for global cooperation

If Assad asks, China can deploy troops to Syria

Turkey downs Russian jet:

Assad forces, Russian air strikes target Turkmen villages in Syria

Turkey summons Russian envoy over bombing of Turkmens in Syria: PM

Confused Turkish nationalists protest Russian air strikes in front of Dutch Consulate

US air force Gen Selva visits Ankara to discuss terror, Syria

ISW: Turkey Shoots Down Russian Jet Supporting Syrian Regime Offensive

https://twitter.com/batchelorshow/status/670093050316722176

Mountain Ambush

The real reason for Turkey’s shoot-down of the Russian jet

Vladimir Putin claims US ‘leaked’ to Turkey the flight path of downed Russian jet

Syrian Turkmen commander who ‘killed’ Russian pilot turns out to be Turkish ultranationalist

Turkish Grey Wolves are participating in the blockade of Crimea

Russia vows to continue Syria air strikes close to Turkish border

Russia exposes Turkey-ISIS oil trade:

Former CIA chief says environmental concerns prevented bombing of Islamic State oil wells

Putin Names And Shames Obama Into Bombing IS Oil Smugglers

Russian warplanes disrupt ISIS oil sales channels; destroy 500 terrorist oil trucks in Syria

PBS NewsHour Uses Russian Airstrike Footage While Claiming U.S. Airstrike Successes

Russia has ‘more proof’ ISIS oil routed through Turkey, Erdogan says he’ll resign if it’s true

Russian military reveals new details of ISIS funding

ISIS Oil Trade Full Frontal

Turkish PM accuses Russia of ‘ethnic cleansing’ in Syria

With Russian air support, PYD strives to make gains in NW Syria

U.S. Urges Turkey to Seal Border

Turkey deploys military reinforcements to Syria border

Turkey gives the cold shoulder to US proposal to seal Syria border

 

North Korea/Dalai Lama-ISIS:

South Korean lawmakers accuse North of helping Islamic State

Turkey has proof of Russian involvement in Daesh oil, President Erdoğan says

Assad’s Secret: Evidence Points to Syrian Push for Nuclear Weapons

A Chinese official said the Dalai Lama supports the Islamic State. Ridiculous and telling

 

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