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5/6/22 John Kiriakou on the War on Alternative Media

 Download Episode. Scott is joined by CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou to discuss the recent uptick in deplatforming efforts against alternative media sites like Consortium News and MintPress News. They discuss the hold that the Intelligence Community has over establishment national security “journalists.” The example of Ken Dilanian comes up, the journalist who reported on the CIA, but who sent every draft to the CIA for approval before even sending it to his own editor. Meanwhile, alternative websites like The Grayzone, Consortium News, MintPress News and Antiwar.com get no access and...

9/3/21 Gareth Porter on the Media’s Reaction to the Withdrawal From Afghanistan

Gareth Porter joins Scott on Antiwar Radio to discuss his latest piece about the media’s reaction to Afghanistan. Porter lays out how virtually the entire media ecosystem is arguing the withdrawal was done prematurely from both a counterterrorism standpoint and in terms of the evacuation of American citizens and allies. However, the media is ignoring the root of the problem was the overconfidence the U.S. Military and Intelligence Community had in the Afghan National Army. Porter argues that that is where the blame ought to lie, rather than squarely on Biden. Now Porter thinks we’ve...

Afghanistan Aftermath: No Firings? No Resignations?

Joe Biden, who says the buck regarding Afghanistan stops with him in the White House, claims that the Taliban's final takeover of the capital, Kabul, provoking mass panic reminiscent of Saigon, 1975, happened more quickly "than anticipated." If that's true--spoiler alert: it ain't--then we taxpayers should demand the mass firings and resignations of anyone in the America intel apparatus having anything to do with Afghanistan. We should also demand our money back. Intel isn't cheap. The U.S. government has been in that country for nearly 20 years with a political, military, and intel...

George Bush’s Damnable Afghan War Lies

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Former President George W. Bush is bewailing President Joe Biden’s plan to withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan. Bush told Fox News last week, “I’m also deeply concerned about the sacrifices of our soldiers, and our intelligence community, will be forgotten,” after the war ends. Unfortunately, the vast majority of the American media has already forgotten how Bush’s lies turned U.S. intervention in Afghanistan into a quagmire that pointlessly killed and maimed thousands of American soldiers. After Al Qaeda hijacked four airplanes on September 11, 2001, wreaking death and destruction...

News Roundup 4/16/21

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US News Bodycam footage shows a police officer murdering 13-year-old Adam Toledo. [Link] Crosley Green was convicted of murder with no physical evidence. Three witnesses testified against him, but all later recanted saying they were pressured to testify against Green. His conviction was overturned in 2018, but he remained in jail. He was granted release because of a medical condition but is under house arrest. [Link] Russia Biden declared the Russian threat a national emergency. [Link] A bipartisan group of senators introduced a bill that would prevent the US from exiting NATO. [Link] The...

4/2/21 Pete Quinones Interviews Scott About Vaccine Passports and the New Domestic Terror War

Listen to a livestream Scott recorded with Pete Quinones on Friday. They discuss covid passports, the government's response to the pandemic over the last year and the growing focus in the U.S. government on so-called "domestic terrorism." Discussed on the show: "Blaming Tuskegee syphilis study for Black communities' distrust in vaccines doesn't capture everything" (CNN) "4/2/21 Larry Wilkerson on the Global Struggle for Power in Asia" (The Libertarian Institute) "4/2/21 Immortal Technique on Slavery, Israel-Palestine and the Politicization of American Society" (The Libertarian Institute)...

COI #86 – Biden Stumbles Into Escalating Conflict With Russia, China & North Korea

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On COI #86, Kyle and Will react to the first face-to-face summit between Biden administration officials and their Chinese counterparts, held last week in Anchorage, Alaska. Secretary of State Tony Blinken opened the talks with a litany of accusations against Beijing, turning the first chance at real diplomacy into a show of saber-rattling and grandstanding. The Chinese officials responded in kind. The US intelligence community issued yet another report alleging Russia, Iran, Cuba, Venezuela and Lebanese Hezbollah attempted to "influence" the 2020 presidential race. Like previous charges...

News Roundup 3/1/21

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News The FBI says it is looking at one person who sprayed an irritant into the face of Capitol police officer Brian Sicknick before he died the next day. The FBI is investigating the incident as an assault. [Link] Minneapolis city council approved $1.18 million in a dispel disinformation during the Derek Chauvin trial. Six social media influencers will receive $2,000 to put out messages approved by the city. [Link] Biden’s team wants to charge journalists $170 for a Covid test every time a journalist comes to the White House. [Link] Biden says he is in no rush to lift sanctions on...

Trump Tests Positive for Covid as Russiagate Revelations Surface

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On Conflicts of Interest #15, Kyle and Will run down new disclosures from Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe on the Russiagate saga, suggesting some in the intelligence community were aware of a plot by the Hillary Clinton campaign to invent a scandal about Russian hacking and collusion. Julian Assange's extradition hearing will soon conclude verbal testimony and move into the later stages of the process. Will and Kyle re-cap the major developments over the last several weeks. Despite a spike in violence across Afghanistan itself, peace talks between the Taliban and the...

Pentagon Admits There Is No Corroboration of ‘Bountygate’ Claims

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Continuing the allegation of Russian bounty payments to Taliban to kill U.S. troops, Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley both told the House Armed Services Committee that they’ve seen no corroboration of the claim, nor do they believe anyone was actually killed on the basis of it. This allegation emerged last month in The New York Times and has been oft-repeated, despite a lack of evidence. Earlier this week, a poll showed a majority of Americans believe the claim, though the military has repeatedly said they just don’t have the evidence to defend it....

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News Roundup 8/16/2022

US News Journalists Charles Glass and John Goetz and attorneys Margaret Kunstler and Deborah Hrbek sued the CIA headed by former Director Mike Pompeo. The plaintiffs had meetings with Julian Assange in the Ecuadorian embassy in London and were spied on. Reuters Russia...

News Roundup 8/15/2022

US News ICE set up a fake college to entrap students to break immigration laws. Reason Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger warned of the dangers of the US policy toward Russia and China in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. AWC Russia At a conference in...

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Drone Assassination: Inconvenient Facts

On the assassination of Ayman al-Zawahiri by U.S. drone in Kabul (from Accuracy.org): [Laurie Calhoun] said today: “President Biden has pivoted from the multiple crises of his administration — inflation, heightened tensions with China and Iran, and even the very real...

The Brief Case for Pacifism – Bryan Caplan, Ph.D.

  “My case for pacifism, to recap, comes down to three simple premises. The first two are empirical: Premise #1: The short-run costs of war are clearly awful. [Empirical claim about immediate effects of war]. Premise #2: The long-run benefits of war are highly...

Why We Should Study China

  I would posit that there is no civilization so utterly foreign to Americans than China. Often, American impressions of China are informed by preconceptions, myth, and fear of the other. For the average American, the sum of all knowledge about China is derived...

Kennedy Tonight

Tonight I'll be back on Kennedy Nation talking central banking and war. Update:

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8/8/22 Bonnie Kristian on America’s Ongoing War in Somalia

 Download Episode. Scott interviews Bonnie Kristian about her new book and an article she wrote recently on America’s war in Somalia. After the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan last summer, Somalia is now America’s longest war. Though Trump temporarily shifted...

Conflicts of Interest

COI #308: Moving Closer to Nuclear War

On COI #308, Kyle Anzalone discusses warnings that the world is close to annihilation. Odysee Rumble  Donate LBRY Credits bTTEiLoteVdMbLS7YqDVSZyjEY1eMgW7CP Donate Bitcoin 36PP4kT28jjUZcL44dXDonFwrVVDHntsrk Donate Bitcoin Cash...

Don't Tread on Anyone

Who Was Tony Timpa?

https://youtu.be/zQiIPeHLQp4 “Unless it be to do justice on an offender,” Locke continued, no one may “take away, or impair the life, or what tends to the preservation of the life, the liberty, health, limb, or goods of another.” Long traces out a key implication of...

Why Democratic Socialists Are Wrong About “Profit”

https://youtu.be/Eg9OIssCmsc One of the most incredible attributes of free markets is the ability to harmonize our self-interests with the interests of greater society. Contrary to the popular demonization of profits as extraction of surplus value, profits in freed...

Liberty Weekly Podcast

Justin Raimondo’s American Epitaph Ep. 222

https://youtu.be/8yNp_Rqr1AE On July 4, 2022, I reflect on the United States' fall from republic to failing empire. In doing so, I get a little help from Murray Rothbard and Justin Raimondo. Episode 222 of the Liberty Weekly Podcast is Brought to you by:...

Year Zero

46 & 2, Tool, the Shadow, and Jung w/Jon Hartmann

I asked my good friend Jon Hartmann to come back on the show to discuss Tool’s 46 & 2 and Jung’s concept of the Shadow. Jon Twitter Jon Instagram Discord Libertarian Institute 19 Skills Pdf Autonomy Course Critical Thinking Course Donate Patreon...

Avoiding Nihilism w/Rachel Tobias

Rachel joined me again, and this time we are talking about how to avoid nihilism and continue moving forward. Rachel Twitter Discord Libertarian Institute 19 Skills Pdf Autonomy Course Critical Thinking Course Donate Patreon RyanBunting.com

The Tweet Heard Around the World w/Cam Harless

Cam joined me to discuss the essence of women and being bi. The Mad Ones Cam twitter Discord Libertarian Institute 19 Skills Pdf Autonomy Course Critical Thinking Course Donate Patreon RyanBunting.com

Nihilism w/Buck Johnson

Buck joined me to discuss Nihilism by Fr Seraphim Rose. Nihilism is an interesting critique of liberalism that walks through the stages of societal degradation. Fr Seraphim determines that the replacement of an objective truth with relative truth sends the world into...

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