9/23/22 Douglas Macgregor on the Russian Escalation

 Download Episode. Scott is once again joined by Douglas Macgregor Col. (ret.) to discuss developments in Ukraine. Macgregor has been working hard to keep track of what’s actually happening on the ground, and the result is a very different narrative than what you’d find in most media outlets. Despite a very public “defeat” in northeastern Ukraine, Macgregor is convinced the Russians are dominating this war. He argues that Russia’s focus appears fixed on the southern coast, which may soon become part of Russia itself. Scott and Macgregor work through the current dynamics of the war and...

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9/20/22 Nasser Arrabyee on Why He’s Optimistic About the Yemen Ceasefire

Download Episode. Scott speaks to Yemeni journalist Nasser Arrabyee. From the ground in Sana’a, Arrabyee gives his account of how six months of ceasefire has changed life in Yemen. He walks Scott through some of the improvements he’s observed. Most notably, he explains how the overall tone has changed, with parties from all sides feeling that it’s pointless to continue fighting. Although the agreed end date for the ceasefire is nearly here, Arrabyee is optimistic that the truce will not only continue, but expand.  Discussed on the show: Scott’s recent interview with Hassan El-Tayyab Nasser...

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Boy, Those [Foreigners] Are Real Sickos

USAF General: Killing the Enemy Makes Life Better: “Lethality matters most. When you can kill your enemy, every part of your life is better. Your food tastes better. Your marriage is stronger. ... This is who we are. We are lethal. Do not apologize for it! The pile of our nation’s enemy dead, the pile that is the biggest, is in front of the United States Air Force!”

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Correction:

I've cited many times former Ukrainian president Victor Yanukovich explaining that he felt like a bride greeted with a prenup at his wedding, when discussing the broken negotiations over Ukraine's potential 2013 deal with the EU. That was wrong. It was Angela Merkel talking about him: "I feel like I’m at a wedding where the groom has suddenly issued new, last minute stipulations." Oops.

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