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Smart War Disinformation and the U.S. Military State

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Drone killing has long been billed by the military as a cleaner, smarter way to conduct war. The standard marketing line has been that with drones it is possible to neutralize even elusive enemies such as factional terrorists while sparing the lives of innocent persons, and without sacrificing any soldiers at all. The most effective propagandist throughout the period when drone assassination was redefined as “targeted killing” and normalized as a standard operating procedure was John Brennan, who served as Barack Obama’s drone killing czar before being promoted to the position of CIA...

KPFA Saturday Evening News Segment: Extrajudicial Execution Using Lethal Drones

Laurie Calhoun answers David Rosenberg's questions about drone killing and whether President Biden is likely to curtail the practice. The drone discussion spans minutes 10:15 to 13:20 of the Saturday Evening program on March 26, 2022. (Recorded on March 25, 2022). Other segments of the news report cover the crises in Ukraine and Yemen. https://archives.kpfa.org/data/20220326-Sat1800.mp3

U.S. Hypocrisy on War Crimes

U.S. hypocrisy on war crimes is discussed by Laurie Calhoun from minutes 12 to 16:30 of this report on WBAI News with Paul DeRienzo. https://soundcloud.com/user-879607737/032422-nato-war-drums-ukraine-at-month-one-food-shortages-amazon-protest-in-newark?utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing

COI #247: Zelensky Dreams of a NATO No Fly Zone in Ukraine

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On COI #247, Kyle Anzalone and Connor Freeman cover the latest Ukraine news, a potential deal to end the war, this weekend’s Iranian missile attack in northern Iraq, as well as recent Israeli drone strikes inside Iran. Kyle updates the war and the situation on the ground in Ukraine. There are increasing signals that Kiev and Moscow are approaching a deal to end the war. However, speaking to Canadian and American lawmakers, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has continued to demand a NATO-imposed No Fly Zone in Ukraine. Zelensky’s speech to the U.S. Congress invoked Pearl Harbor, 9/11,...

Pentagon Report Blames Poor Leadership, ‘Culture of Complacency’ for Deadly 2020 Attack in Kenya

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The Department of Defense has issued two reviews of the 2020 al-Shabaab attack on the Camp Simba military base in Kenya that killed three Americans. The reports name poor leadership, inadequate training and a “culture of complacency” as the leading causes that allowed the attack to succeed, according to sources that spoke to the AP before the report was released.  The attack under review occurred on January 5, 2020 in Manda Bay, Kenya, where al-Shabaab – a Somalia-based jihadist faction – carried out a pre-dawn raid initiated by launching an RPG at an American surveillance aircraft. The...

From GITMO to the ‘Killing Machine’

Twenty years ago, on January 11, 2002, the prison at Guantánamo Bay (GITMO) admitted its first round of post-9/11 terrorist suspects. Two recent films, The Mauritanian (2021) and The Forever Prisoner (2021), chart parts of the ugly history of the facility, during which acts of torture were rebranded by officials as “enhanced interrogation techniques” (EIT) and inflicted on at least 119 of the 780 men held at GITMO over the course of the Global War on Terror. The story of Mohamedou Ould Slahi, who was cleared for release in 2010 but remained incarcerated for another seven years as the...

COI #196: Generating a Conflict in Ukraine guest Dave DeCamp

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On COI #196, Dave DeCamp - News Editor at Antiwar.com - returns to explain escalating tensions with Russia over Ukraine. In recent weeks the US has engaged in military drills along Russia’s western border while encouraging a Ukrainian military build-up. The result has been Cold War-style threats including deploying more nuclear weapons into eastern Europe.  Dave breaks down Biden’s Middle East policy. US drone strikes under Biden are far lower than Trump. Kyle and Dave compare Biden and Trump’s Middle East policies.  Dave discusses a recent effort by the Marshall Islands to get more aid...

News Roundup 11/1/21

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News Arizona may use its National Guard to fill staffing shortages at prisons. [Link] New York state will divest from Ben and Jerry’s parent company, Unilever, over the ice cream company’s decision not to sell ice cream in the West Bank settlements. [Link] A jury of eight military officers sentenced Gitmo detainee Majid Khan to the minimum sentence of 26 years. Seven of the eight jurors also wrote a letter to the court condemning the torture Khan faced at the hands of the US. [Link] Taiwan The US will donate 1.5 million Covid vaccine doses to Taiwan. [Link] The de facto ambassador to...

News Roundup 10/26/21

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News The Senate NDAA will include funding for people who claim to be suffering from “Havana Syndrome.” [Link] Afghanistan Reports say 16 people died in Taliban operations against alleged ISIS-K kidnappers. Ten of the dead are civilians. [Link] Israel Israel labeled six human rights groups that advocate for Palestinians as terrorist organizations. The Israeli envoy to the US will meet with American officials to explain the decision. [Link] Only 10% of people in Gaza have access to clean drinking water. A quarter of illnesses in Gaza are estimated to be caused by unsafe water. [Link]...

Double Standard Drones

On August 29, 2021, the U.S. forces in Afghanistan conducted an airstrike against an ISIS-K leader in Kabul. Tensions had been running high throughout the city, as just several days ago a deadly terrorist attack was carried out that killed over 70 people, including Afghanistan civilians and U.S. service members. A sigh of relief was felt across the country after the strike, bringing the knowledge that we were fighting back against those who were trying to use terrorism as innocent targets. Even though the U.S. was pulling out of Afghanistan, we were still bringing the fight to them!...

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Russia Sets Conditions to Ease Black Sea Blockade

Russia has offered to relax its blockade of Ukraine’s Black Sea ports, but only in exchange for sanctions relief from the West, amid fears that the war raging in Eastern Europe is driving a major international food crisis.

House Passes Bill Expanding Federal Anti-Terrorism Mandate

US lawmakers have passed a sweeping domestic terrorism bill that will create several new law enforcement units and establish a task force to seek out white supremacists and neo-Nazis within the armed services and federal police agencies.

News Roundup 5/19/2022

US News Republicans are pushing back on Biden’s plan to retire the B83 nuclear weapon. [Link] The Biden administration pauses plans to roll out a disinformation board. [Link] Pentagon Press Sec John Kirby is moving to the White House National Security Council. [Link]...

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Former U.S. Navy Sailor Makes the Case for Libertarianism

https://youtu.be/uI0iYWMK8Z8 [J]ustice is the means by which an individual who was victim to a criminal act is made whole again. If a statist society cannot perfect man’s own construct, how could a stateless society fare any better? Derek R. Wills, The Liberty...

The Harrowing Conversations

I sometimes coach (MMA etc) cops and military types. They know my opinion on certain things and I am not shy about expressing them. I at times feel a hypocrisy in working with them and have even mentioned that to them. Those few I work with, are "nice" men. Easy to...

The Scott Horton Show

5/16/22 Ted Snider: Did the CIA Oust Imran Khan?

 Download Episode. Scott is joined by Ted Snider to discuss the removal of Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan. Khan’s government announced in June of 2021 that Pakistan would no longer host any American military bases. Then, earlier this year, Khan was forced out by...

5/16/22 Ethan Siegel: How Hot Are Nuclear Bombs?

 Download Episode. Ethan Siegel joins Scott to discuss the science behind the temperature of thermonuclear explosions. Scott is putting together a new book that argues for the abolition of nuclear weapons called Hotter Than The Sun. He wanted to talk with an expert...

5/13/22 Jason Ditz: An Update on Iraq

Download Episode. Jason Ditz, senior editor of Antiwar.com, joins the show to provide an update on what’s been happening in Iraq. They start with a look at Iraqi politics. An election was held in October, but the numerous factions have hit a wall in their attempt to...

Conflicts of Interest

COI #278: George W. Bush Finally Says Something True About Iraq

On COI #278, Kyle Anzalone and Connor Freeman cover former President George W. Bush’s viral confession- by-gaffe to war crimes in Iraq, President Joe Biden’s resistance to Kiev’s demands for long range rocket launchers, U.S./Israeli war drills aimed at Tehran, and the...

COI #277: The Bipartisan Consensus HATES Diplomacy

Kyle Anzalone discusses the latest news about the war in Ukraine and NATO expansion. Odysee Rumble  Donate LBRY Credits bTTEiLoteVdMbLS7YqDVSZyjEY1eMgW7CP Donate Bitcoin 36PP4kT28jjUZcL44dXDonFwrVVDHntsrk Donate Bitcoin Cash Qp6gznu4xm97cj7j9vqepqxcfuctq2exvvqu7aamz6...

COI #276: Biden’s War on Truth guest Misty Winston

On COI #276, Misty Winston joins Kyle Anzalone to discuss the war on truth, 1A, and Julian Assange. Misty Winston host a show on TNT Radio from 3-6 est M-F. Follow her on Twitter @SarcasmStardust. Odysee Rumble  Donate LBRY Credits bTTEiLoteVdMbLS7YqDVSZyjEY1eMgW7CP...

COI #275: America’s Long War Against Russia

Kyle Anzalone speaks at Denver's Liberty on the Rocks, May 4th, 2022. Liberty on the Rocks Odysee Rumble  Donate LBRY Credits bTTEiLoteVdMbLS7YqDVSZyjEY1eMgW7CP Donate Bitcoin 36PP4kT28jjUZcL44dXDonFwrVVDHntsrk Donate Bitcoin Cash...

Don't Tread on Anyone

The Problem With 2000 Mules

https://youtu.be/cwRkItxSbxs “I do not think we should have pushed for an election in the Palestinian territories. I think that was a big mistake,...[A]nd if we were going to push for an election, then we should have made sure that we did something to determine who...

Liberty Weekly Podcast

On the Brink of Nuclear War ft. Connor Freeman Ep. 216

https://youtu.be/CJ62Lw1PJsg In this episode of the podcast, I speak with Connor Freeman about the dismal state of U.S./Russian relations. We discuss the spiraling escalation in Ukraine and U.S. policy decisions which signal that the unthinkable may be inevitable....

Addiction and COVID-19 ft. The Clean Libertarian Ep. 215

https://youtu.be/38r3URgicX4 Much has been said about the excess rate of substance abuse during COVID-19. To try to understand some of these causes, I brought on my friend Drew Cook of the Clean Libertarian. Drew is a recovering addict who is now working to help other...

Press Censorship in Wartime Ep. 214

https://youtu.be/s5Jhj1smhFI With the risk of kinetic war between the US and Russia becoming more and more likely each day, the United States is already marshalling its forces to silence domestic and international dissent to the conflict. In this episode, I examine...

How World Leaders Justify Mass Murder ft. Laurie Calhoun Ep. 212

https://youtu.be/LuhS86vS9nY Laurie Calhoun joins me to discuss her book "War and Delusion," where she details how world leaders have used Just War Theory to wage wars of aggression. Further, we pose the question: In the modern era, is a "just war" even possible? We...

Year Zero

A Conversation with Patrick MacFarlane

Patrick joined me again. In this episode we discuss Ukraine Russia, China, culture, democrats, republicans, and traditional family. Liberty Weekly Discord Libertarian Institute 19 Skills Pdf Autonomy Course Critical Thinking Course Donate Patreon...

The Network w/John Robb

John Robb joined me to talk about the network, its operations, where it fails, and why he thinks conspiracy theorists are wrong. Global Guerillas Substack Discord Libertarian Institute 19 Skills Pdf Autonomy Course Critical Thinking Course Donate Patreon...

America’s Response to the War in Ukraine w/Dave DeCamp

Dave DeCamp joined me to discuss the American reaction to the war in Ukraine. We discuss how the sanctions and information war seem to be targeting Americans rather than the Russian politicians. Is the Biden Administration utilizing propaganda to manufacture consent...

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