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The Ochelli Effect – Iranian Chinese Water Torture

From Ochelli.com

In the first hour, the Author of The War State Mike Swanson discusses with Chuck the latest wave of tariffs in Trump Trade War with China. Mike also breaks down some basic ways to understand manufacturing paradigms as they emerge. Michael also covered the recent losses in the Dow and talks about some of what he is publishing lately.

Is the economy booming for you? Has Kim Jung Un actually punked Trump? As the war on terror continues to terrorize, are you feeling good about Iran becoming Iraq 2.0 in the propaganda paradigm? What criminal will Trump be told to pardon next to cultivate support from the rest of the scum of the earth? Why do farmers committing suicide to think that’s a better option than detaching themselves from the Trump Train?

Pearse Redmond covered the recent events in one gulf that remind us of other times political posturing was and catastrophic events had something to do with a Gulf. Iran is not Iraq. Other topics included Porkins Policy Radio and the seemingly dangerous devotion to inciting the end of days by John Bolton and Mike Pompeo. Pearse also explains to listeners how truth is often buried in articles deeply enough that 99% of readers won’t even bother to dig into the contradiction table.

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Porkins Policy Radio 168 2018 End of Year Special with Abby Martin, Robbie Martin and JG Michael

In the first hour Abby and Robbie Martin for an end of the year special. We kick things off by talking about our overall impressions of 2018. Abby and Robbie touched on the stories and narratives that were most important during this tumultuous year. We then moved into the realm of geopolitics and some of the biggest events which took place in 2018. We talked about the war in Yemen and the continued violence against the Palestinians. We discussed the lack of media coverage on foreign affairs this year, and how Trump has ceded power to the neocon movement when it comes to geopolitics. We touched on figures like John Bolton and what may be in store for America in the coming year. Later Abby talked about the sanctions against Venezuela which led to The Empire Files being shut down. We round out the hour by talking about some of the positive things in 2018 including David Seaman having to close down his news outlet.

In the second hour JG Michael of Parallax View joins me to continue our end of the year special. We focused more on the culture war of 2018. We looked at the right-wing movement and the casualties it sustained this year. JG talks about Gavin McInnes and his recent appearance on InfoWars. We talked about the idea that many of these alt-lite figures are actually fading away. We discussed Ross Douthat’s repulsive article Why we miss the WASPs and the rehabilitation of war criminals like George HW Bush and Dick Cheney. JP and I explored what this means for America going forward. We round out the conversation by again looking at some positives like the momentum of figures like Ocasio-Cortez and others. I also brought up the strange revelation that white supremacist Jean Francois Griepy took $25,000 from Jeffrey Epstein in 2014.

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Show Notes:

MediaRoots.org

TheEmpireFiles.tv

AVeryHeavyAgenda.com

Randy Credico Exclusive Tell-All with Abby Martin on Wikileaks & Roger Stone

David Seaman Prays God Will Destroy Google With an Earthquake

ParallaxViews.podbean.com`

Why We Miss the WASPs

White Nationalist YouTuber Says Jeffrey Epstein Once Gave Him $25,000

PPR Bonus podcast ep 20 Isa Blumi on Yemen War updates and Qatari and Turkish Connection

This month Associate Professor at Stockholm University Isa Blumi joined me to update the listeners on the dire situation in Yemen. We started off with the ongoing siege of Al Hudaydah. We then moved on to a discussion of the recent media coverage the war in the west. Isa talked about a recent AP article which documented Saudi and Emirati support for Al Qaeda. Isa pointed out how the article fails to mention Qatar’s involvement in Yemen and the political implications behind this omission. We also touched on the abhorrent coverage the recent school bus bombing by Democracy Now. Later we shifted gears for a discussion of Turkey’s role in the region. We talked about the recent elections and economic problems in Turkey. We also touched on the status of the Gulen Movement, NATO-Turkish operations in Syria, and what Erdogan’s next geopolitical will be.

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The Ochelli Effect: Turkey News Economy

From Ochelli.com

The Author of The War State takes questions from listeners and talks about the pressures from other national markets on the U.S. economy. What effect is Trump having on business in general? Is there a silent inflation built into the current situation?

The crazy world of Elon Musk is in the news. What can the crashes of the past tell us about the future?

Second hour Pearse Redmond takes on Qanon, what the MSM isn’t talking about, and much more. Is there a cage match in the future for the reality TV fool in the Whitehouse and his former apprentice? What does Pearse think of the latest on the performance artist formerly known as Alex Jones?

Is everyone enjoying the show? Is the real Turkey something we should name Trump?

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Porkins Policy Radio episode 150 Isa Blumi Destroying Yemen Part 2

Professor Isa Blumi joins me for part 2 of our series on Yemen. We pick up in the late 90’s after Ali Abdullah Saleh has come to power in a unified Yemen. Isa discusses Saleh’s strategy of sowing chaos all over the country in order to maintain absolute power. Isa talks about Saleh’s use of extreme violence, and his reliance on US power. We then explore how the so called Arab Spring played out in Yemen. We discuss the orchestrated nature of the movement, and how is sought to control the very real desires of the Yemeni public. Isa touches on people like Tawakkol Karman and her role as a US proxy during the Arab Spring. Isa brings us all the way to Saleh’s assassination and the current state of Yemen.

Later we talk about the role that Al Qaeda plays on Yemen as a bogey man. We discuss how the US used Yemen as playground for their eventual global drone program. We address the fight going on between Saudi Arabia and the UAE in Yemen. Isa also explains the political history of Ansar Allah (Houthis) and how they are not an Iranian proxy force.

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Show Notes:

@IsaBlumi

Destroying Yemen What Chaos in Arabia Tells Us about the World

Federation plan should be top priority in Yemen

Three big Yemeni parties reject federation proposal

Mapping the Yemen conflict

Islamaphobia by Default in Postwar Europe

Battles of Nostalgic Proportion: The Transformations of Islam-as-Historical-Force in the Ideological Matrix of a Self-Affirming‘West’

Negotiating Globalization: The Challenges of International Intervention Through the Eyes of Albanian Muslims, 1850-2003.

Porkins Policy Radio episode episode 148 Isa Blumi – Destroying Yemen Part 1

This week professor Isa Blumi joins me for an in-depth discussion of the economic and geopolitical history of Yemen. We cover the period between the mid 1800’s all the way through to the early 2000’s. Isa talks about the forgotten history of Yemen through out the conversation. We discuss Yemen’s role as a bulwark against imperialism, from its earliest days fighting against the British East India company to American oil conglomerates. Isa talks about North Yemen’s role as a progressive nation that supported everyone from the George Habash to Che Guevara. We also discuss South Yemen’s Marxist history as well. Isa also talks about the deliberately obscured fact that Yemen is rich in oil, gas, and other natural resources. Isa describes how work and regional powers have long sough to subjugate and control Yemen’s immense wealth through economic and conventional warfare.

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Show Notes:

@IsaBlumi

Destroying Yemen What Chaos in Arabia Tells Us about the World

Chaos in Yemen: Societal Collapse and the New Authoritarianism

Around The Empire ep 55 Ep 55 Imperial War, Gulf State Rivalry, Resources and Resistance in Yemen featuring Isa Blumi

Mapping the Yemen conflict (collection of important maps of Yemen)

Yemen Oil Reserve Map

Porkins Policy Radio episode 146 Chuck Ochelli on Singapore Summit, Genocide in Yemen, and more

This week Chuck Ochelli joins me to discuss geopolitics and the problems of the world. We start off discussing the recent Singapore Summit between North Korea and the US. Chuck and I both offer our opinions and analysis of the “deal” that is being hammered out by Trump. We talk about the realities of what is actually being presented, and discuss the larger context of what this may mean for the Korean Peninsula.

In the second hour Chuck and I branch off and talk about Jeff Sessions reversal of a court ruling granting asylum to immigrants fleeing domestic violence and violence from non-state actors. We also talk about the genocide in Yemen, which could see 10 million people starve to death. Chuck and I close out the show by talking about the lack of morality and respect for human life that many here in America seem to have.

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Show Notes:

Read the full Trump-Kim joint statement: US, North Korea agree to work towards ‘complete denuclearisation’

Trump and Kim leave the denuclearization details for later

Trump Vows to End “Provocative” War Games on Korean Peninsula After Historic Summit with Kim Jong-un

Country Time lemonade to help kids cited for illegal drink stands

Berkeley Wunder Wiener hot dog stand crushed in crash; owner seriously injured

U.N. and Red Cross Pull Out of Yemeni City, Fearing Assault by Arab Coalition

U.N.: Another 10 Million Yemenis At Risk of Starving to Death by Year’s End

Immigration Court Gives First Approval of Asylum for Domestic Abuse

Sessions: No More Asylum for Victims of Gangs and Domestic Violence

Porkins Policy Radio episode 123 Boxing Day Special with Tom Secker

For my Boxing Day Special I am joined by goof friend Tom Secker. We have a lengthy discussion about the year 2017, our ups and down’s, and some of our favorite and least favorite news stories of the year. We begin by discussing our favorite news stories of the year. Next Tom and I move onto what we felt was the most important news story of the year. We discuss why the War in Yemen and the defeat of ISIS constitute this title. Tom and I also discuss the significance of the #MeToo movement, and some of the problems we have with the way in which the media is covering it. We then move one the most over blown stories of the year, focusing mainly on Russiagate and Pizzagate. Next we talk about our favorite films and TV shows of the year. I of course picked anime for mine. Lastly we talk about our favorite Trump moments of 2017. We finish off by talking about the sort of year we have had and why Tom and I are quite proud of what we have accomplished.

This is a laid back if slightly zanier episode. So sit back, relax, and enjoy our Boxing Day end of the year special.

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Show Notes:

Follow CIA’s Newest Puppy Class!

Pupdate: A Pup Leaves the Class

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

Luxembourg to further-probe Jean-Claude Juncker’s role in spy scandal

PPR episode 120 Decline of the US Empire with JP Sottile and Death of Saleh in Yemen

War for the Planet of the Apes

ClandesTime 112 – Billions

Welcome to the NHK

Shin Sekai Yori

ClandesTime 126 – American Vandal

Donald Trump stares into solar eclipse without safety glasses, while aides shout ‘don’t look!’

Trump Slurring Words During Jerusalem Speech

Porkins Policy Radio episode 120 Decline of the US Empire with JP Sottile and Death of Saleh in Yemen

JP Sottile of NewsVandal.com joins me in the first hour to discuss the decline of the US empire. We begin by discussing the continued decline of the US media. JP and I touch on the the ways in which the US media (particularly TV) has become ever more enamored with the cult of celebrity. We discuss the ways in which the TV talking heads will obsess over a single tweet by Trump while actual real news is happening all around us. JP and I speculate over the reasons for this trend, and why the media loves to distract us with “news items” about presidential tweets. We also touch on the lighting speed with which the news cycle now runs at. Later JP and I talk about the decline of US dominance globally and how this may explain why we are seeing so many violent conflicts erupting across the globe. JP focuses on the numerous crises in the Middle East, and how they are being exploited in order to stave of the eventual death of both the US and Saudi Arabia.

I begin the second hour by briefly touching on the arrest and escape of former Georgian President JP Saakashvili. I then turn my attention to the recent murder of former president of Yemen Ali Abduallah Saleh. I give a brief look at the recent history of modern Yemen and how it has continually been used by regional and world powers. I also talk about the Arab Spring which ousted Saleh and his return to power in 2015 with the Houthi movement. I then explore the Houthi’s and attempt to explain some of the complexities surrounding their political movement. The issue of Iranian support for them is also explored. I finish off by discussing my displeasure with some of the political rhetoric from left which appears to be supporting war against Saudi Arabia. I talk about the problems with choosing sides in any war and Yemen in particular. I also talk about how this still fits into the US/Saudi narrative of their being a “good” and “bad” side in this war.

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Show Notes:

News Vandal

Ukrainian Prosecutors Call For Manhunt After Saakashvili Freed From Custody

Yemen – Saudis Throw The Towel – Saleh is Baaack – Russia Wins

Yemen Without Saleh

Houthis claim takeover of Yemeni capital, president calls for ‘all people’ to rise against them

The Rise of the Houthis

Yemen’s war is destroying a generation of children

Porkins Policy Radio episode 117 Breivik Netflix Movie and Saudi Purge

Tom Secker joins me in the first hour to discuss the upcoming Netflix movie about Anders Behring Breivik and the Oslo and Utoya Island attacks. Tom and I talk about why the film is being made now and the state funding it is receiving from the Norwegian government. We then talk about the writer and director of this film Paul Greengrass. Tom explains his career as a government propagandist and focuses on his film United 93. We then talk about the aspects of the attack we anticipate Greengrass and Netflix will leave out of the film. We discuss Breivik’s politics and how they have become adopted by much of the alt and far right in recent times. Tom discusses the notion that the attack may have been intended as a message to far right groups to further embrace this political ideology. We also touch on the idea that this was a Gladio style event, and whether or not Brevik was working for others. Later Tom and I talk about former Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg and his current job as Secretary General of NATO. We discuss NATO’s role as it exists today and the power it has. Tom and I finish off by discussing our final episode in our review of House of Cards. I also update the listeners about the return of Porkins Great Game.

In the second hour I rant about the recent political purge in Saudi Arabia and the larger implications of it. I talk about Mohammad bin Salman’s alleged corruption and liberalization campaigns, and how he is using this as a smoke screen for his larger political ambitions. I discuss my thoughts on the forced resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri by the Saudi’s. I talk about how Hariri and Lebanon are being used as a proxy battleground between Saudi Arabia and Iran. Yemen and the famine is also discussed. I finish off by laying out my theory that this is the foreign policy nightmare we can expect from Donald Trump. I also mention the rumors that Trump was bribed directly by Mohammad bin Salman, and how this might explain the recent developments across the middle east.

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Show Notes:
Spy Culture

Too Soon: Netflix’s Anders Breivik Epic Needles Norwegians

Netflix Lands Paul Greengrass Pic About Norwegian Terrorist Who Killed 77

Saudi Arabia detains more than 200 people in widening crackdown

EXCLUSIVE: Senior Saudi figures tortured and beaten in purge

Saudi prince killed in helicopter crash near Yemen border a day after royal purge

Saudi Arabia says prince ‘alive and well’ after rumours of his death

Saudi-owned TV says Hariri was target of assassination plot days ago

Hariri ‘held for refusing to confront Hezbollah’

The Prime Minister of Lebanon’s Unnerving Interview

Saudi attempts to discredit Hariri fail as Lebanese public backs PM

Saudi Arabia agrees to lift blockade on Yemen as children face starvation & cholera

Trump weighs in on Saudi purge in tweets

Crown Prince bin Salman ‘bribed’ Trump, Saudi Twitter whistleblower claims

Trump curtsies for King Salman

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