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COI#68 – “America Is Back”

COI#68 – “America Is Back”

On COI #68, cohosts Will Porter and Kyle Anazlone break down Biden’s first foreign policy speech as president. Biden’s speech had little policy and most focused on slogans like “America is back” and “America is a country that does big things.”

On Russia, Biden celebrated that he was able to extend the New Start Treaty with Russia. However, the rest of his comments on Russia were misleading and aggressive. Biden’s rhetoric on China nearly match the hawkishness of his predecessor.

Biden said the US would be ending support for Saudi’s offensive operations in Yemen. While this sounds like a positive step, Biden left a big enough loophole for the entire War Against Yemen to continue. The US will be stopping the sale of some bombs to Saudi Arabia and will remove the Houthi from the Foreign Terrorist Group list. However, this is similar to the US policy in late 2016, when Biden was VP, and Yemen was still the worst crisis in the world.

The most important part of Biden’s short speech was what he left out. While leading with “diplomacy is back,” Biden failed to address the two most pressing diplomatic issues, the Iran Nuclear Deal and Taliban Peace Agreement. Biden needs to remove sanctions on Iran so the deal can be restored, but Biden now saying Iran must return first and end all enrichment. Biden’s position will likely lead to the death of the JCPOA.

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COI #67 – Is It Still “Too Soon” to Leave Afghanistan?

On COI #67, Scott Spaulding, host of Why I’m Antiwar podcast, returns to the show to discuss Biden’s plan to back out on the US-Taliban agreement and keep US troops in Afghanistan. The war in Afghanistan has continued for almost two decades, yet critics of withdraw continue to say the leaving now would be “too soon” and lead to war. Scott and Kyle argue that the war in Afghanistan is ongoing and staying longer will not assist a post-withdraw peace.

Scott and Kyle break down recent development in Yemen and Myanmar. Scott expresses his optimism for the US ending support to Saudi’s war in Yemen. Kyle explains why he is skeptical that Biden take meaningful steps to end the war. In Myanmar, the military officially seized power and arrested top members of the government. The US is looking at sanctions in response.

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Conflicts of Interest #66 – Covid Myths and Obama’s Wars For Terrorism

On COI #66, Keith Knight, host of Don’t Tread on Anyone, returns to the show to breakdown several key lies and myths about Covid. Keith and Kyle discuss how Dr. Fauci admitted to lying to the American public about masks and herd immunity. Keith also tackles Gov. Cuomo’s response to Covid and the claims millions of Americans would die.

Keith and Kyle talk about Obama’s war legacy. In three conflicts, Obama, at least de facto, took the side of the Sunni extremists. In his recent auto-biography, Obama hardly mentions the wars he started in Syria, Yemen, and Libya. His discussion focus only on the problems in the countries before he started the wars. He ignores all the chaos that came from his wars.

 

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COI #65 – Biden Saves New Start But Pushes Anti-Russia Myths

On COI #65, Kyle and Will update the progress of the New START arms control treaty, which is slated for a 5-year extension after agreement was reached between President Biden and his Russian counterpart. The move may not signal a new dawn for US-Russia ties, however, as the Biden administration pursues many of the same hostile policies as his predecessor, including antagonistic military deployments in Russia’s backyard.

FBI attorney Kevin Clinesmith became the first bureau official to be held accountable for the abuse of the FISA warrant process against the Trump campaign in 2016, but was given a slap on the wrist, sentenced to a mere 12 months probation.

As one of its first efforts in office, the Biden administration has embarked on a high profile campaign against “domestic terrorism,” ordering a DNI threat assessment on the phenomenon in the wake of the Capitol riot, as well as a probe into the “role of social media” in what it deems anti-government extremism. A major bout of security theater is already underway, with uniformed soldiers set to police the nation’s capital until at least April to ward off supposed “threats.”

COI#68 – “America Is Back”

COI #64 – Fighting the Federal Government’s War Machine guest Mike Maharrey

On COI #64, Mike Maharrey, communications director of the Tenth Amendment Center, returns to the show. Mike discusses the outlook for gold in 2021 and how buying gold undermines the war machine. He looks the benefits to both Bitcoin verses gold and explains why you may be interested in buying both. Mike explains movements happening at the state level to make gold legal tender.

Mike and Kyle look at other issues prompted by TAC. Defend the Guard is a bill introduced in several states that would prevent the State’s National Guard from being used in unconstitutional wars. The bill could be introduced in dozens of states this year. Mike also updates the movement to hold cops accountable for committing crimes while on the job. Bills to end qualified immunity are moving forward at the state level.

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COI #63 – Biden’s War Cabinet and Secure Communications

COI #63 – Biden’s War Cabinet and Secure Communications

On COI #63, Matteo Marchionni, host of the Neutral Parisian Report, joins Kyle Anzalone to discuss Biden’s foreign policy and messaging apps. Matteo breaks down a recent update by WhatsApp and the implications for privacy. He also explains what are the best apps for secure conversation. Kyle and Matteo discuss Biden’s foreign policy.

In Afghanistan, Biden is planning to keep Trump’s envoy, Zalmay Khalilzad. Khalilzad negotiated the so-called peace deal with the Taliban. Biden has not committed the plan that would remove US troops from Afghanistan by May.

Matteo Marchionni is the host of the Neutral Parisian Report. The Neutral Partisan Report is an independent news outlet which focuses primarily on foreign policy in the Middle East, as well as discussing other important topics such tech and surveillance, Assange, Epstein, and Bitcoin. The aim is also to foster civilized discussions to exchange knowledge and ideas, for everyone to have an informed opinions.

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COI #62 – Yemen Can’t Wait

On COI #62, Kyle Anzalone breaks down the war in Yemen. Since 2015, the US has enabled Saudi’s brutal air war against the people of Yemen. At least a quarter of a million died in the war. US-made bombs have been used to destroy weddings, funerals, and even a school bus full of young boys. The endless Saudi war crimes have invoked little criticism and response from two American presidents.

The UN calls Yemen the worst humanitarian crisis in 40 years. Many children have already starved to death and many more are living in famine-like conditions. The US must end its support for Saudi’s war and remove the last-minute Trump sanctions that will make the crisis even worse.

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COI #61 – Biden’s Foreign Policy Takes Form

On COI #61, Kyle Anzalone covers Biden’s foreign policy. Kyle breaks down the confirmation hearing for DNI Avril Haines and Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Haines was confirmed after reaffirming to Congress she will not investigate the torture program.

In good news, Biden’s Press Secretary said he will look to extend the New Start Treaty with Russia. However, Biden will take several other aggressive positions against Russia. While leaving wiggle-room, Blinken said the US would end US military support for Saudi’s war in Yemen.

The confirmation hearings contained mostly bad news. Blinken praised Trump’s China policy. He also committed to keeping Trump’s failed regime change effort in Venezuela and Trump’s deep support for Israel. Both Blinken and Haines said the US was a long way from returning to the Iran Nuclear Deal.

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