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COI #166: The Architects of the Afghan War Failed Upwards

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On COI #166, Scott Spaulding – host of Why I'm Antiwar – returns to the show for the third installment of the 'Villains of the Afghan War' series. Scott breaks down the role of David Kilcullen, the godfather of counterinsurgency under the Bush administration. Kilcullen found himself in a high-ranking position that he exploited to push his own COIN policy. While his approach failed and the Afghan War ended in disaster, Kilcullen is still named as an expert and continues to profit off the military-industrial complex.  Scott discusses USAID official James Derleth’s part in the Afghan...

Your Data For Sale – Who’s Buying?

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There are 160 apps on my phone. What they’re actually doing, I don’t know. But I decided to find out. I have a feeling these apps are spying on me. Well, not listening in, but that they’re keeping track of where I am at all times. That my every move is shared on. When I am shopping for groceries, having a drink, or hanging out with friends. I know there are those that buy and sell such information. How are they tracking us, and what do they want with our data? To try to get to the bottom of this, I started an experiment in February. I installed lots of apps on a spare phone. I would then...

I’d Rather By Ruled By One…

… or three, or five, or even ten. Yes, I know, i dOn’T wAnT tO bE rUleD bY aNyOnE (But for us over here living in reality and not Fantasyland…). But when you are ruled by 2.1 million civil employees, who do you blame when something goes wrong? How about horribly wrong. Who would you blame for the Covid hysteria? Fauci, Trump, the Governors, county officials? Are you starting to follow? You really don’t know who’s to blame because they can always point to one of over two million people and blame it on them.  One of the things that made the October Revolution far simpler than others was how...

Episode 499: The Final ‘Dim Age’ Discussion w/ Vin Armani

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115 Minutes Not Safe for Work Vin Armani returns to close out "The Dim Age" series of talks. He comments on what the installation of Joe Biden represents in the context of "The Dim Age." He and Pete then have a discussion on personal "spiritual" and "religious" experiences and beliefs, as well as past drug and psychedelic use, and how they are shaping their strategy going forward Counter Market Newsletter Buy "Self-Ownership" Vinarmani.com Soros' General Theory of Reflexivity Get Autonomy 19 Skills PDF Download The Monopoly On Violence Unloose the Goose Pete's Patreon Pete's Books on...

Douglas Macgregor Joining Pentagon As Senior Advisor To Acting Secdef

Good news! From Axios: President Trump's newly installed acting Pentagon chief is bringing on a senior adviser in a sign the administration wants to accelerate the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the Middle East before the end of his presidency in January, three people familiar with the move told Axios. Why it matters: A senior administration official says a wave of firings at the Pentagon and the hiring of Ret. Army Col. Douglas Macgregor is in part a settling of Trump's personal scores — but senior White House officials also have made clear "they want them more publicly to talk about...

FBI Agents in Trump/Russia Probe Feared Fallout From Nefarious Scheme

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On Conflicts of Interest #13, Kyle and Will break down newly unsealed FBI docs showing the bureau feared repercussions for its legally and factually challenged investigation into the 2016 Trump campaign. Lebanon's newly installed acting prime minister, Mustapha Adib, has stepped down after less than a month as negotiations to fill a new cabinet hit major obstacles. National security officials in the Trump administration drew up plans to drop 80 nuclear weapons on North Korea in the event of an attack, according to Bob Woodward's new book, Rage. Links YouTube – Conflicts of Interest...

US Marines Arrive on Yemen’s Island of Socotra to Back UAE: US installs Patriot missiles on UAE-occupied island

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It’s not clear what US intentions are, but a group of US Marines arrived at the Yemeni island of Socotra over the weekend, meeting with the occupying United Arab Emirates forces, and installing Patriot missile systems there.The US hasn’t announced why they are back on Socotra, an island strategically located near the mouth of the Gulf of Aden. The UAE has been seen as wanting to keep the island after the Yemen War for a base, and there is speculation that the US has designs on a base as well.The UAE will reportedly “lease” the island for a period of 95 years. There has been no major...

Scott Horton on the US Empowering Iran and Creating a Failing Government in Iraq

Scott Horton returns to the show to discuss the turmoil in Iraq. The prime minister resigned over the weekend as government forces have now killed over 400 protesters since October 1st. Scott explains how the Iraq War removed Saddam from power helping to expand Iranian influence in Iraq. After the defeat of Saddam, the US installed an extremely corrupt government led by the Shia. Scott breaks down who the main figures in Iraqi politics are and their ties with Iran.  Amazon Smile Link Scott Horton is the host of the Scott Horton Show, the director of the Libertarian Insitute, the editorial...

Deputy Faked Being Shot by Sniper

Cops lie all the time. Because they're criminals. Also: The [apartment] building, which overlooks the sheriff’s station parking lot and is used by a nonprofit organization to house people with mental illness, is a safety hazard, [Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris] said. He said he expected the building’s landlord would “work with us” either to install bulletproof windows that could not open or to erect a barrier blocking the view of the station. Jesus Christ, these...

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News Roundup 8/18/2022

US News Air Force Special Operations Command’s CV-22 Osprey aircraft fleet has been grounded over unknown issues with the clutch. Defense News China A top US military commander said Tuesday that the US must “contest” China’s missile launches over Taiwan that were...

News Roundup 8/17/2022

US News The Department of Education will forgive student loans for ITT Technical Institute students from January 1, 2005 until it closed in 2016. Over 200,000 former attendees of the school will have $3.9 billion forgiven. Market Watch The Army transferred control of...

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Attention Fellow Philosophers: The Protestant Libertarian Podcast

On a recent episode of The Protestant Libertarian Podcast, Alex Bernardo and Laurie Calhoun discuss the MIC, its cultish features, the war on terror, Ukraine, war propaganda, and what to do about all of it. This relatively new podcast also has episodes on Ludwig...

RIP Michael Badnarik

I am told this morning that Michael Badnarik died in his sleep of heart failure last night. Michael was a great believer in and defender of freedom and the United States of America and its Constitution. He represented the Libertarian Party as presidential candidate...

KPFA Saturday Evening News–How Violence Breeds Violence

Short contribution of Laurie Calhoun to the KPFA Saturday Evening News on August 6, 2022, with David Rosenberg about drone assassination and the logic of “violence breeds violence”. This three-minute exchange spans 5:10-8:15. Many other foreign policy topics are also...

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Conflicts of Interest

COI #312: UN Peacekeepers Commit Rampant Sexual Crimes in DR Congo

On COI #312, Kyle Anzalone discusses the Congo, Russia and China. Odysee Rumble  Donate LBRY Credits bTTEiLoteVdMbLS7YqDVSZyjEY1eMgW7CP Donate Bitcoin 36PP4kT28jjUZcL44dXDonFwrVVDHntsrk Donate Bitcoin Cash Qp6gznu4xm97cj7j9vqepqxcfuctq2exvvqu7aamz6 Patreon Subscribe...

COI #311: The White House Will Continue to Push Beijing

On COI #311, Kyle Anzalone discusses Russia, China and Africa.   Odysee Rumble  Donate LBRY Credits bTTEiLoteVdMbLS7YqDVSZyjEY1eMgW7CP Donate Bitcoin 36PP4kT28jjUZcL44dXDonFwrVVDHntsrk Donate Bitcoin Cash Qp6gznu4xm97cj7j9vqepqxcfuctq2exvvqu7aamz6 Patreon...

COI #310: Was the Al-Qaeda Leader Killed in Afghanistan?

On COI #310, Kyle Anzalone and Connor Freeman discuss Iran, Israel and Afghanistan.   Odysee Rumble  Donate LBRY Credits bTTEiLoteVdMbLS7YqDVSZyjEY1eMgW7CP Donate Bitcoin 36PP4kT28jjUZcL44dXDonFwrVVDHntsrk Donate Bitcoin Cash...

Don't Tread on Anyone

10 Debunked Conspiracy Theories Democrats Still Believe!

https://youtu.be/DG99R2dB8eg The problem with political decisions isn’t that most of us don’t get our own way. It’s also that these decisions are usually imposed on us against our will, by threats of violence...Democracy, as we practice it, is unjust. We expose...

The Utilitarian Case for Voluntaryism

https://youtu.be/mO0Wi-elguk If I try to take something from you, you will resist, imposing costs on both of us in the form of property damage and bodily harm, in addition to the cost of security you may incur to prevent future acts of coercion. It’s not just that...

The State is the Health of War

https://youtu.be/WnvtYw_QKQE Critics often dismiss private law by alleging that disputes between enforcement agencies would lead to combat — even though this happens between governments all the time! In truth, the incentives for peaceful resolution of disputes would...

Liberty Weekly Podcast

Josh Rogin, Propagandist Ep. 228

https://youtu.be/KOfe5385Pjw In this episode, I profile one of this era's most influential neoconservative voices, Josh Rogin. Rogin is a twice weekly columnist at the CIA Washington Post, where he advocates for US interventionism in every possible foreign...

Pelosi’s Pickled Provocation Ep. 227

https://youtu.be/6t0w03HduRI In the last two weeks, I spent a great deal of time covering Nancy Pelosi's reckless diplomatic visit to Taiwan. As a part of my coverage, I made a panel appearance on Around the Empire with JoAnne Leon and was glad to be a guest on It's...

Lies, Damned Lies, & War Propaganda ft. Prof CJ Ep. 226

  https://youtu.be/Qp4xpGlxsx8 In this week's episode, I invited Prof. CJ of the Dangerous History Podcast on to talk about Part I of his current podcast series. In Part I, Prof. CJ explores the "massive British propaganda operation in the US that ran from...

The Danger of the Fake China Threat ft. Joseph Solis-Mullen Ep. 225

https://youtu.be/OEcx1yQn6ic This week, I invited Joseph Solis-Mullen on the show to discuss his most recent article published at the Libertarian Institute. The article, entitled "The Fake China Threat and Its Very Real Danger" does an excellent job of demonstrating...

Year Zero

Tim Pool is Wrong About China w/ Patrick MacFarlane

Patrick is back, and this time we’re discussing how and why Tim Pool is wrong about China. Liberty Weekly Patrick Twitter Discord Libertarian Institute 19 Skills Pdf Autonomy Course Critical Thinking Course Donate Patreon RyanBunting.com

BTC Vs ESG w/Car

Car from TLE joined me again. This time I wanted Car to address my Concerns about ESG, and how he thought BTC was the answer. Timeline Earth Who is Car Timeline Earth Discord Libertarian Institute 19 Skills Pdf Autonomy Course Critical Thinking Course Donate Patreon...

Origins and Myths w/Adam Patrick

Adam Patrick is back to discuss the roots of metaphysical thought and language. Discord Libertarian Institute 19 Skills Pdf Autonomy Course Critical Thinking Course Donate Patreon RyanBunting.com

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