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Conflicts of Interest: Danny Sjursen Dismantles the War State’s Afghanistan Narrative

On Conflicts of Interest #144, retired Army Major and Afghan War vet Danny Sjursen returns to the show to discuss Biden’s declared end to the Afghan War. Danny explains how the war has changed under the current administration. He attempts to tackle the tough question: “Is the war actually ending?” Danny and Kyle break down … Continue reading "Conflicts of Interest: Danny Sjursen Dismantles the War State’s Afghanistan Narrative"

The Saudi-UAE disputes reach a fever pitch

https://www.mideastdiscourse.com/2021/07/31/the-saudi-uae-disputes-reac… Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator Disputes have popped up between Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) over the war in Yemen, Syria and OPEC quotas.  There has always been a rivalry, but in recent years the relationship between the two oil-rich nations was seen as warm and friendly.  Now, the friendship […]

At least SOME Orthodox Church leaders are repenting [Video]

This is an “Open Letter” from a group of Eastern Orthodox clergy and monastics and laity who got wise to the COVID-19 deceptions. Let’s get right to it. Open Letter: TO OUR BELOVED HIERARCHS, BROTHER CONCELEBRANTS, AND OUR FAITHFUL FLOCKS From the Burning Bush Brotherhood TO OUR BELOVED HIERARCHS, BROTHER CONCELEBRANTS, AND OUR FAITHFUL FLOCKS, […]

Answering a Misguided Polemic Against Restraint

Daniel Deudney and G. John Ikenberry have written a long article in Survival criticizing foreign policy restraint in general and the Quincy Institute in particular. (Full disclosure: I regularly write for the Quincy Institute’s Responsible Statecraft website and consider the scholars there to be colleagues and friends.) It is a frustrating article, to say the … Continue reading "Answering a Misguided Polemic Against Restraint"

Last Ditch Effort and Cover-ups: The Douma Chemical Attack in Syria

Fast forward to early 2018 and President Trump was already half way through his first term. The unelected positions within his war cabinet certainly explain why his foreign policy decisions turned out no more hawkish and influenced by Zionists than his predecessors. Even during the 2016 Presidential Election, the former deputy chairman of the Trump […]

US Hopes To Turn Philippines Into Military Outpost Aimed Against China

On July 29, Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte decided to cancel his plans to end the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) – an important defense treaty with the United States. He said that the legal conditions for the temporary US military presence in the Philippines has existed since 1998, on which the two sides conducted joint exercises … Continue reading "US Hopes To Turn Philippines Into Military Outpost Aimed Against China"