Biden Assembles His War Pigs

Biden Assembles His War Pigs

On COI#39, Kyle talks about Biden’s picks for Secretary of Defense and State. For State, Biden selected long-time aid Antony Blinken. Blinken is a career hawk who has supported wars in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, and Libya. Blinken may help push the US back into the JCPOA and extend New Start, however, he will face pressures from his own party if he hopes to get it done.

Biden named Michele Flournoy to be his nominee for Secretary of Defense. Flournoy is a DC Swamp creature who founded CNAS, and West End Execs with Blinken. Flournoy is a promoter of the US government, think tank, arms makers revolving door that fuels militarism and nearly unlimited defense spending. Flournoy wants a massive drone program and the ability to destroy the Chinese navy in 3 days.

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News Roundup 11/25/20

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US News

  • When announcing his defense team picks, Biden said, “America is back” and “is ready to lead the world.” [Link]
  • Biden picks to be his Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines has links to the US torture and drone assassination programs. [Link]
  • Venezuelan self-proclaimed president Juan Guaido says he hopes to continue receiving bipartisan US support. [Link]
  • The family of a murdered UK teen lost their case in UK court to hold the American behind the killing responsible. The court gave the woman, who was driving recklessly, diplomatic immunity because her husband is a US official. She is a CIA agent. [Link]
  • Russia reports its navy chased off an American destroyer that was illegally operating in Russian territorial waters. The US denied the destroyer was chased away and said the incident occurred in international waters. [Link]

Afghanistan

  • Fourteen people were killed by two roadside bombs in Afghanistan. The Taliban claimed they were not behind the attack. [Link]
  • Germany has started to withdraw its forces from Kunduz, Afghanistan. Germany has about 1,000 troops in Kunduz [Link]

Syria

  • Syria says Israel has bombed southern Damascus twice this week. [Link]
  • At least 29 Turkish-backed rebels in Syria were killed by car bombs and landmines. [Link]

Ethiopia

  • Ethiopia claims to have destroyed 10,000 Tigray fighters in three weeks of fighting. [Link]
  • Ethiopia claims a Tigray youth group acted with security personnel to kill 600 civilians in an attack on November 9th. [Link]
Biden Assembles His War Pigs

Australian Soldiers’ Culture of War Crimes guest Kym Robinson

On Conflicts of Interest #38, Kyle is joined by Kym Robinson. Kym breaks down a recent government report from Australia that details war crimes committed by their special forces in Afghanistan. At least 39 Afghans were murdered and as many as 19 soldiers will face charges for the crimes.

Kym explains the social dynamics that lead to soldiers have no value for human life. Kym also discusses the recent Covid lockdowns in Australia and how he was subject to intense lockdowns because a young man misreported his case to contract tracers. Kym talks about Australians lack of concern for their countryman Julian Assange.

Kym Robinson is a professional fighter and a writer at The Libertarian Institute.

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Trump Derangement Syndrome Broke Senator Tammy Duckworth’s Brain

On Conflicts of Interest #37, Kyle discusses recent Orwellian comments made by Senator Tammy Duckworth. The Senator responded to Trump’s plan to bring US troops home from Afghanistan by claiming that it would KILL US SOLDIERS COMING HOME.

Kyle updates Trump’s destruction of arms control agreements with Russia. Today marked the official end of the US involvement in the Open Skies Treaty with Russia. The treaty allows for crucial monitoring of military activities.

Kyle covers Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s recent trip to Israel. On the trip, Pompeo declared the pro-Palestinian BDS movement to be anti-Semitic. The designation has disturbing implications for free speech.

Kyle looks at recent developments in Yemen. Trump is now planning to name the Houthi as a Terror group. The designation will make it more difficult to deliver aid to Yemen and likely cause more Yemeni children to suffer and die.

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  • Biden will nominate Anthony Blinken to be Secretary of State. [Link]
  • Mexico agreed to arrest a high-level cartel leader in exchange for the US dropping drug trafficking charges against the former Mexican Defense Minister. [Link]
  • Trump officially exits the Open Skies Treaty. [Link]
  • A bipartisan group of Representatives introduced a new House bill to end the US war in Yemen. [Link]

China

  • The head of Tibet’s government in exile will visit the US for the first time in decades. [Link]
  • A US Two-Star Admiral visited Taiwan. The US has not confirmed the visit, but China says it will respond to the visit. [Link]
  • National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien tells the Philippines and Vietnam that the US will fight to keep the Indo-Pacific open. [Link]

Nagorno-Karabakh

  • Following the new ceasefire agreement, Armenia ceded a village to Azeri control. [Link]

Afghanistan

  • The Islamic State claimed to be behind a rocket attack on Kabul that killed eight civilians. [Link]
  • Reports claim the Taliban and Afghan government are close to making a breakthrough at talks in Qatar. [Link]

Middle East

  • The US deployed B-52 bombers to the Middle East. [Link]
  • Senator Chris Coons says the US needs a stricter deal with Iran. [Link]
  • A militia leader in Iraq says the ceasefire between the US and Shia militias is over. The Shia militias said they would stop attacking the US if the US withdrew its troops from Iraq. The US is only expected to withdraw 500 troops before Trump leaves office. [Link]
  • The Saudi backed government in Yemen claims the UAE is giving drones to its proxy, the Southern Transitional Council. [Link]
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  • More cops are saying they will not enforce the COVID lockdowns. [Link]
  • Alaska voters approve rank-choice voting. [Link]
  • The New York Times ran an article warning about removing US forces from Somalia. [Link]

Taiwan

  • Taiwan is beginning to build a fleet of domestically produced submarines. [Link]

Afghanistan

  • A UK official says his country will likely follow the American lead and cut troop levels in Afghanistan. [Link]

Israel

  • In a visit to the West Bank, Secretary of State Pompeo said that he would cut funding to any group that supports BDS. [Link]
  • Pompeo said the US would label BDS as ‘anti-Semitic.’ [Link]

Middle East

  • CENTCOM head Gen. McKenzie warns the US is entering an ‘escalatory spiral’ with Iran. [Link]
  • McKenzie said that ISIS in Iraq and Syria is a long-term threat that may never be defeated. [Link]
  • The IAEA warned the US against attacking Iranian nuclear facilities. [Link]
  • Aid groups warn if the US names Yemen’s Houthi government as ‘terrorists’ it will add to the number of preventable deaths in Yemen. [Link]
  • The UN and NGOs removed their American aid workers from Houthi-controlled Yemen in fear of US terrorist designation. [Link]
Biden Assembles His War Pigs

Was the Constitution Defeated By Endless Wars? guest Mike Maharrey

On Conflicts of Interest #36, Kyle is joined by the great Mike Maharrey from the Tenth Amendment Center to talk about the president’s war powers. Mike recently published two articles on how the president claims the authority to wage war in Somalia and Yemen.

Mike breaks down recent state-level wins in the drug war. Including one state that even legalized heroin.

Mike gives an update on Defend the Guard bills getting introduced in state legislatures. The bill would limit the use of the National Guard in undeclared wars.

Mike Maharrey is the author of multiple books and hosts several podcasts. He is the communications director for TAC and works at Schiff Gold.

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  • A woman got $40,000 returned to her from the TSA after she joined a class-action lawsuit. The TSA regularly will take cash from people traveling with over $5,000. [Link]
  • The US dropped drug charges against Mexico’s former defense minister. He had been held in the US for a month before he was returned to Mexico. [Link]
  • Hungary says it will buy its air defense system from Raytheon. [Link]
  • Senators Menendez, Murphy, and Paul will introduce four bills to block Trump’s $23 billion arms sale to the UAE. [Link]

Afghanistan

  • Australian special forces allegedly killed 39 defenseless Afghans. Nineteen soldiers could face charges. [Link]

Middle East

  • Trump sets a new red-line for attacking Iran. Trump plans to attack Iran if any American dies in the Middle East and the death can be tied to Iran. [Link]
  • The US imposes new sanctions on Iran. The sanctions target the Supreme Leader and other Iranian officials. [Link]
  • Israel and Gulf Arab states will push Biden to not simply reenter the JCPOA but push Biden for a more restrictive deal against Iran. [Link]
  • The US government releases data on civilians killed in the fight against ISIS. The US claims to have only killed 1,400 civilians. Airwars says the number is between 8,000 – 13,000. [Link]
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US News

  • The Pentagon says it does not expect to do a successful audit until 2027. [Link]
  • The State Department argued in court it has the unreviewable right to kill citizens when state secrets are involved. [Link]

China

  • The Pentagon is considering a new fleet for the Indo-Pacific, potentially based in Singapore. The new fleet would be named the “first fleet” and be in addition to the seventh fleet stationed in Japan. [Link]
  • Biden says he will have to work with US allies to combat China’s growing influence. [Link]
  • Two US B1-B bombers flew into China’s Air Defense Identification Zone. [Link]
  • Taiwan grounds its fleet of F-16s after the second accident in a month caused the loss of a plane. [Link]

Afghanistan

  • The Afghan Defense Minister says his forces conduct 96% of their operations independently. [Link]

Middle East

  • The Palestinian Authority says it will resume civilian and security ties with Israel. The PA cut the ties in May due to Israel’s potential annexation of areas of the West Bank. [Link]
  • Israel carried out several attacks across Syria. Israel was public about the attacks to signal the airstrikes will not stop because Trump was not reelected. [Link]
  • Rockets targeting the US embassy in Iraq killed a child. [Link]
  • Reports on Saudi-Houthi back-channel communications say Saudi is offering a ceasefire in Yemen if the Houthi agree to establish a buffer zone along the Saudi border. [Link]

Africa

  • Trump may withdraw most US troops from Somalia. The US has an estimated 700 troops in the country. [Link]
  • Ethiopia’s Prime Minister says a final and crucial assault will be launched in Tigray in the coming days. [Link]
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Trump Will Come Up Short Ending Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

On Conflicts of Interest #35, Kyle breaks down the recent changes made by Trump at the Pentagon. While the Blue Checks on Twitter speculated Trump was prepping for a coup, it is now clear Trump was actually getting rid of personnel who refused to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Unfourtiounatly, Trump waited till his final minutes in the office to make the changes needed to end the wars. Now, rather than ending the wars, the US will only draw down its forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Kyle covers Trump’s request for options to strike Iran. Starting a war with Iran in his lame-duck would cement Trump as one of the worst presidents of all time.

Kyle talks about the epidemic of police murdering dogs without reason to consequence. Another police office in Arkansas killed a dog who was barking at a cop. It also turned out the cop went to the wrong address.

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  • An Arkansas police officer went to the wrong address and shot a family dog for no reason. [Link]
  • Obama defends his drone program in a new book. [Link]
  • Trump is planning a series of hostile actions against China to box in the incoming Biden administration. [Link]
  • The National Security Adviser says Chinese company Huawei is the number one concern. [Link]
  • Trump is expected to sign a troops drawdown order for Afghanistan. It could reduce troops to 2,500 by early 2021. [Link]

Middle east

  • Trump asked for options to attack an Iranian nuclear site but decided against it. [Link]
  • Trump plans to name the Houthi as a terror group. [Link]

Africa

  • Ethiopia’s leader says the opportunity for the militants in Tigray to surrender has passed. Ethiopia will now attempt to capture the capital of Tigray. [Link]
  • Six people were killed by a suicide bomber in Somalia. [Link]
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US News

  • Child visits to the ER for mental health reasons is up 31% during the pandemic. [Link]
  • Joe Biden has a plan to appoint a ‘Supply Commander’ that will manage essential supply chains in the US. [Link]
  • San Francisco considers $1,000 fines for people smoking tobacco or pot in their apartment. [Link]
  • Trump’s new Secretary of Defense Chris Miller signals America could be withdrawing troops from Afghanistan or Iraq. [Link]

Venezuela

  • The American Conservative filed a lawsuit to find more information on the Trump administration’s connection to the Venezuelan ‘Bay of Pigs.’ [Link]

Israel

  • Israel is moving ahead with a plan to build 1,200 settler homes in East Jerusalem. [Link]

Ethiopia

  • Ethiopia’s Prime Minister says his army seized another city in Tigray. The fighting in Tigray is reported to have spread to another area of Ethiopia and Eritrea. [Link]
  • Gunmen killed 34 people on a bus in Ethiopia. [Link]
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