On COI #429, Kyle Anzalone and Connor Freeman cover dangerous escalations against Russia, amid the war in Ukraine, as well as Washington’s destructive role in the Middle East. Kyle details how the debt ceiling deal reached between the House GOP and the Joe Biden...
NATO Holds Arctic War Games Hours From Russian Border
The North Atlantic alliance began military drills hosted by Finland just miles from the Russian border. An American defense official said the war games show the bloc’s commitment to the newest member of NATO.
Berlin Orders Moscow to Close Consulates in Germany
As relations between Russia and Germany continue to spiral downward amid the war in Ukraine, the two nations engaged in tit for tat moves including ordering the closure of consulates and placing limitations on the number of diplomatic personnel in each country, the Associated Press reported on Wednesday.
Ukraine Calls for Massive ‘Demilitarized Zone’ Inside Russia
As a condition for ending the war, an aide to President Volodymyr Zelensky has demanded Moscow remove its military forces along its border with Ukraine. The official voiced hopes that the buffer area within Russia would be manned by international troops.
5/25/23 Erik Sperling on the US Attempt to Keep the War in Yemen Going
Download Episode. Erik Sperling was back on Antiwar Radio this week to discuss the situation in Yemen. Sperling explains the recent pressure campaign launched by U.S. officials to dissuade the Saudis from making peace with the Houthis without first securing a number...
As Biden Eyes More War, South Yemen Intensifies Push for Secession
The UAE-backed National Assembly of the Southern Transitional Council (STC) called on its forces to secure a military takeover and annexation of the entirety of Yemen’s southern territory during a meeting on Monday, the Arab Weekly reported. The STC is intensifying its push for secession, seeking a partition corresponding with the borders of the former states of North Yemen and South Yemen, which existed prior to the country’s 1990 unification.
Ukrainian Intelligence Says It’s Trying to Kill Putin
The Ukrainian intelligence service has made multiple attempts to kill Russian President Vladimir Putin. A high-ranking official admitted to actively plotting the leader’s assassination after a recent drone attack on the Kremlin.
US Conducting More Patrols in Persian Gulf
The US Defense Department is sending its warships through the Strait of Hormuz at an increased pace. The operations are a reaction to rising tensions with Iran.
Government Controls You by Controlling Your Trading Partners
Here’s an odd thought for a libertarian: The government very rarely tells me to do anything. Once per year, the IRS orders me to pay federal income taxes. Once per year, the state of Virginia forces me to pay state income taxes and get my car inspected. Once per...
UN-Backed Black Sea Grain Export Deal Receives Two-Month Extension
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced that the Black Sea grain export deal designed to keep goods flowing through Ukrainian ports has been extended for two more months.
Cop Arrested for Kidnapping and Handcuffing Innocent Man So His Brother Could Torture Him
Highlighting the pervasive issue of police abuse, a North County Police Cooperative (NCPC) officer in St. Louis County, recently found himself on the receiving end of criminal charges. The charges came after a shocking revelation—this officer allegedly allowed his own...
5/11/23 Philip Weiss on US-Israeli Relations, 20 Years Ago and Today
Download Episode. Philip Weiss is back on the show to discuss the evolving views of Israeli apartheid in the American Jewish community and the U.S. Government. Scott and Weiss reflect on where the U.S.-Israeli dynamic stood twenty years ago as the global war on...
Poland Receives First HIMARS Rocket Launchers to Deploy Near Russian Border
Warsaw received its first shipment of US-made High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS), manufactured by Lockheed Martin, and announced plans to deploy the launchers near the country’s shared border with Russia’s Kaliningrad enclave.
G7 to Adopt ‘Highly Symbolic’ Ban on Russian Oil Imports as US Lacks Support for Embargo
The leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) will adopt a prohibition on restarting oil imports from Russia, according to the Financial Times. The “highly symbolic” ban falls well short of the total export embargo proposed by Washington.
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