17 Burst results for "Max Blumenthal"

"max blumenthal" Discussed on The Young Turks

The Young Turks

03:46 min | 5 months ago

"max blumenthal" Discussed on The Young Turks

"How it went. I heard there was an intense debate about the role of the squad. And why the squad didn't leverage its vote for the speaker for medicare for all vote and why this squad so narrow and congress why the squad didn't be coverage it's it's it's it's rained on the stimulus to get a fifteen dollars minimum wage. So she started answering the question and at some point one of her staffers or someone who knows her got involved and kind of whisked her away and not led to all this backlash among some components of the so-called left on twitter. Oh my god. She doesn't serve the best inches. She's there in an effort to prevent people from getting victim from their homes. How about focus on the topic at hand instead of focusing on a failed nonsense strategy from literally eight months ago and the reason why i say it's a nonsense strategy is because it's irrelevant now. It's irrelevant now. Nancy pelosi as speaker of the house. You guys push for something. They didn't do it. So are we just going to focus on that for the rest of these women's political careers or are we going to give them props for what they're trying to accomplish right now on an imminent issue. People getting kicked out of their homes in the middle of the pandemic. Are we going to focus on that at all. And what's fascinating is. When that short video was released everyone was like oh look at that. She's so dismissive. But you know. Grey zone isn't known for providing context and their video content. I know from firsthand experience with them. They love to take things out of context. They love to cherry pick little snippets of videos that they've produced. They love intimidating. Who dare to speak out against them. Like i'm doing right now but guess what you're not going to shut me up now. There was someone who was also involved in this effort with cory booker. She was there the whole time. Kristen mink tweeted about the interaction after there was all this backlash toward corey bush. How she handled that question from. Max blumenthal she says no. I was there in this framing completely wrong and disingenuous friday night. There was a guy who himself as from the people's party. Ilhan meaning ilhan omar chatted with him for a long while and went to follow him on twitter. There she found offensive mean memes about the squad. So this is a quote tweet from max. Blumenthal tweet Where you know. He claims that you can read the tweet for yourself. In a tense and intense argument broke out last night at the capitol between an activist and members of the squad on their refusal to directly confront pelosi and he says that he asked corey bush about it okay Kristen mink continues to write the convert the conversational pattern guy. Lobs accusatory question. Why won't you or didn't you do. Xyz members respond with detailed info guy lobs same accusatory question as if nothing was said. It was ridiculous and distracted from the urgent issue. We were there for housing now. I'm not sure. If she specifically referring to nick brana in the first tweet in this thread. Or if she's talking about max blumenthal. She quote tweeted. Max blumenthal which goes along who goes along with the same narratives that nick brana the head of the movement for people's party Has but what's fascinating is if you look at other videos of the several days at this protest was taking place on the capitol steps. You'll see max blumenthal Harassing people causing trouble and making it all about him. Instead of the people who were facing eviction during a global pandemic. Let's.

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"max blumenthal" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

03:20 min | 1 year ago

"max blumenthal" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"One of the people he developed A relationship with is Roger Waters. The singer heard long taken an interest in the Middle East James Surgery, hoped waters might help draw attention to the suffering of the Syrian public. So Saturday's organization. The Syria campaign got in touch, but we didn't hear back from him. And obviously what transpired is Max Blumenthal essentially turns if you like Roger Waters into believing This crackpot conspiracy that the white helmets a part of the Western propaganda operation. This'll was no small thing. Pink Floyd or huge, dark side of the moon. I have it on vinyl is the fourth best selling album of all time. So when Roger Waters says something, lots of people are listening, I was like what This is really weird. Emma James the measure his wife, James, I offer God say not again and lots of people who probably didn't know where to stand on Syrian conflict and who love Pink Floyd as well. So the stuff found its way into the mainstream, which should never have belonged. Did it ever occur to you to call Roger Waters and try and fix it? You're going to say I mean, You know, The best way to beat any of this stuff is with facts, right? But the facts are there. James was about to be pulled into the center of a huge new storm. We've watched the Syrian war play out on our screens from the comfort of our homes. But all that footage hasn't stopped it being one of the most disputed wars in history. Thistles the story of James Lim measurer who was propelled into the center of that war and who would end up being one of its casualties. I'm Chloe had him a favor and this is Mayday. Episode eight False flags. No Brady in And see if you really were good up. Some off regretted that Mosca was to Damascus 2018 Russian colonels, wearing colorful strips of medals, a sitting at a long wooden table, giving a briefing. They belong to the Russian Center for the reconciliation of opposing sides. Relative morality listening. Who was you see the lips, really? Among other things, the center gives press conferences warning about what they call false flag chemical attacks. A false flag attack is basically a faked attack, which one side carries out against itself in order to blame it on the other side. Center holds press briefing sometimes several times a month about these kinds of attacks and guess what they often blames them on the white helmets. Most of the time. Nothing happens after these press briefings, but when a chemical attack does take place, the center says. Look just like we told you. We said the.

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"max blumenthal" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

WMAL 630AM

02:20 min | 1 year ago

"max blumenthal" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

"Larry O'Connor shell right now. I want to do want to talk about Trump's greatest treatment, or at least the Trump administration's greatest achievement because he didn't do it alone. There's some pretty good people in that white house on some marginal people. Triple 86 30 now and by the way, obviously, you know if you want to respond to what I have to say, I don't think you could get in right now. You can always reach out of social media and also email it, Larry. Oh, show it could be a male calm as many of you know. Will respond. I have been responding to a lot of emails and I do. Read them all. Triple 86 30 W m a L up Max. Women Phone. Max Blumenthal. Let's go to Duke in West Virginia. Duke Duke here on W A. L. Hey, Larry. Hey. Hey, Larry. How are you? Good. What do you say here on Friday? Well, I'll tell you what. One of the things is that President Trump took the chains and like the eagle fly and took out our country's enemies there and wipe it out that Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander who's got a lot of American blood on his hands. Sulamani yet, Yeah. So you know what is? I was thinking through his achievements I totally for I shouldn't have. But that's the thing. There are a lot of achievements. This was a hell of a four years. And you're right. Getting rid of stolen money was a huge deal for justice in the name of all of the dead and and also all the maimed American soldiers. That's that. That was an important thing. Thank you for reminding me do well done. Hey, Carol, Larry, be face and have a great weekend you to my friend? I appreciate that. How about Rachel Clark County, Virginia? Rachel, What do you think, is Trump's greatest achievement? Hi, Larry. How are you? Good. What do you think That does? What's so my thing is Aziz his the wall. My story quickly is in 2009 to illegal immigrant brothers broke into my home on day terrorize us. There were People on the outside banging on our windows. Luckily, we were able to spring the action quickly, but these two brothers and they were arrested, so I had to testify against these two who are on their forced deportation tour back in America. Drug dealers s O. They were sentenced and deported. Two years later. I got a phone call from Virginia letting me know that one of them was back, and I'm telling you right now. The fear. I felt constantly watching my back because I testified against you guys was terrifying..

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"max blumenthal" Discussed on WCPT 820

WCPT 820

01:42 min | 1 year ago

"max blumenthal" Discussed on WCPT 820

"TV. A will have been just under a week about five days since the riot on Capitol Hill. And of course, we're going to talk about it this week. You may be over saturated with discussion of it. I hope not that I hope we're able to bring a different perspective. To that incident that for lack of a better word today, we're going to start off in this hour with an eyewitness report from Max Blumenthal, Max being ah, journalist and author and regular guest on this program, so he'll give us his perspective on what he saw there. And before we go into that, I guess I would only like to say it kind of is a set up to this. Show and its discussion of that incident. Ah, couple things number one is I believe that most of the people in that demonstration some of them were just venting rage, racism and and those sorts of things. But I believe that many of them genuinely believe that this election was stolen. They genuinely believe they were fighting to save the republic. They genuinely identify with the the Revolutionary War fighters who Created this country which is a little bit ironic, because people they really mimicked were the British in the war of 18 12 who burned the Capitol in 18 14. So they were actually fighting against the forces We stand for now have some more thoughts about that At the end of the hour after we talk with Max Blumenthal about what he saw, so please stick around. I am Richard R. J s cow, and you're listening to the zero.

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"max blumenthal" Discussed on WCPT 820

WCPT 820

01:34 min | 1 year ago

"max blumenthal" Discussed on WCPT 820

"To kind of tip my hat to Britney spears I think Britney spears has provided great leadership example she's been much more of a leader than most than almost all of the Democrats mom she's called for a general strike I I just want to salute comrade Britney I think the only way out of this is a general strike on we're going to hear that a call for that much more widely in the coming weeks and that's because I mean if you look at the stimulus package it simply reinforces inequality are for the rest of my life for generations as this is you know tarp on steroids and occupy was the rational legitimate response to tarpon you know they got bailed out we got sold out this is a ten a hundred times maybe a thousand times worse and so it seems like the natural human response what the only power people have left in the US to assert themselves here's three general strike well you know I would say in closing from your lips to god's ears but we don't get the electrical on the zero hour so we leave that to other social spheres bye I think that's where this is all gone and I hope it's where it's all going B. as our is dramatically out of balance and I do see that emerging as a team and important one and I've been thinking about it for a long time and a lot of people have but unfortunately we're going to have to leave it there again Max Blumenthal.

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"max blumenthal" Discussed on WCPT 820

WCPT 820

02:59 min | 2 years ago

"max blumenthal" Discussed on WCPT 820

"Staff so here's my last complaint about Iowa unless I change my mind complain more later this one has to do with the media and it's less about Iowa than about media town okay this is typical of the way the media response to elite failure this is a column in The Washington Post no wonder when I hit that sideline I criticize watching post so much I shouldn't be shocked they don't accept it operates mission but anyway social media with a cesspool of this is the headline on social media was a cesspool of toxic Iowa conspiracy theories last night it's only gonna get worse this is from the media columnist Margaret Sullivan now she is basically I don't want to be too unfair but she's basically castigating the American people for running with conspiracy theories are after this absurd Iowa caucus meltdown I've been talking about probably too much on the show okay so Margaret Sullivan is very obsessed upset with us over that is that too many people I'm going to call out for praise Max Blumenthal are frequent guests to myself because both Max and I refrained from jumping on the rumor for example the Robby mook created this app we both looked it up we both independently compared notes on Twitter neither I swam with a lot of people dead including a lot of her fellow colonists but we did not okay having said that however I'm really tired of being lectured by the media on how the American people are wrong to run with conspiracy theories when neither the media nor the people who run a process like the Iowa caucuses are giving us the information conspiracy theories are the symptoms of a news media that is no longer trusted or can't get the facts in time end of controlling and managing leads who have lost the trust of the people so rather than lecturing social media types because they believe that Robbie mo this or that was a good you know a planned or whatever have you how about lecturing the Democratic Party leaders who made this decision for having done such a poor job of it and for having not been more transparent transparent to the people about eight how they give out this contract and be why it went wrong and while you're looking for somebody to lecture why not lecture those of us in the media who were on top of this story and who haven't been reporting all along how the Democratic Party uses these kinds of contracts for kind of crony favoritism so I you know again I guess I'll just close by saying yeah I don't it's about subscribe to or indoors conspiracy theories when I try to look to the root cause let's have media and leaders worth.

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"max blumenthal" Discussed on WORT 89.9 FM

WORT 89.9 FM

13:26 min | 2 years ago

"max blumenthal" Discussed on WORT 89.9 FM

"And again today a two part show each one of them to my mind very important we will be talking later touring now the morale is about these Vesey recently to the NASA people over Columbia and about they'll struggle over there and we may get to talk about indigenous people generally we starting with Max Blumenthal an American journalist author blogger and filmmaker he's the also old phone books including glass life and loathing in greater Israel and the has written for The New York Times the nation Jizerou English among other publications and hello my ex it's been awhile since we had you will thanks for joining us today yeah good to be back so what do we know about the app that was used to count the votes in I was sorry I didn't even mention what we'll be talking about but that's okay what do what do we know about that yeah we know that the apps absolutely destroyed the Iowa caucuses and we don't know we don't know is why we know how and you know I can get into some of what I've learned about the technical side of the out but what I've been reporting on is the political network that is responsible for the apt and I think that's the most disturbing aspect of the whole of the reporting on the app and you know you won't find this reporting in The New York Times or hear about it on MSNBC I've been doing it at the site that I at it the grey zone dot com and you know it's generated a lot of interest from jail across the country because they're very disturbed to learn that a seventy five million dollar dark money operation funded by pro Pete booted judge hedge funders arm and Silicon Valley billionaire is run by a thirty three year old consultant terribly galleon who is it Obama campaign veteran who's married to keep good a judge's senior adviser is responsible for producing this out that's very disturbing to a lot of people and I understand that the judge himself put money into the up is that correct we judge paid the P. the quipu judge campaign paid the previously unknown mysterious and appropriately named company responsible for the apps shadow incorporated and the dark money groups that I'm mentioning that's responsible for basically spinning out shadow incorporated is called acronym what let's let's go fully since we don't have a whole lot of time to talk about it what is Akron name what these Parker name how they related to the up what what did you take to who who is it that created the that up who developed the then who will the funders well in soon after Donald Trump was elected a billionaire from Silicon Valley degreed Hoffman who is the founder of linked in launched a group called investing in U. S. alongside a political strategist name Dimitri Mel horn who comes out of the corporate world is a venture capitalist is very similar to Pete good a judge graduated from Harvard Kennedy School launched his career mackenzie and have the same kind of neo liberal mindset and they began a process of sort of supplanting the traditional infrastructure of the Democratic Party with social media savvy thirty and forty something consultants most of whom were Obama veterans one of them is terribly gallon who wrecked the Iowa caucuses and they funded with seed money her acronym group as a media group acronym with massive donations from hedge fund billionaires like Seth Clarendon who's a major Israel lobby funder Donald Sussman who runs another kind of hedge fund on his daughter actually was recently on MSNBC claiming that if you vote for Bernie Sanders over Elizabeth Warren you are sexist and you know George Soros is there so I guess the conspiracy theories can write themselves here they began they created a pack a super pac out of Akron in cold pack riddim and if you look at who these people have funded in the past it's Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama and now Pete good a judge there donating to him so you have this network that is responsible for it is very in the tank repeat judge on but there's another aspect that I found about it which is also disturbing and we've been covering this actually for years at the gray zone which is that Reid Hoffman who provided the seed money for this entire network that spun out the company that created this faulty act in Iowa is a master of disinformation campaigns in Alabama read often funded something called project Birmingham and you know he does is to get Democrats elected so is in the special Senate election in twenty seventeen when it Doug Jones was basically a moderate Republican running against running as a Democrat against this far right theocratic Republic and Roy Moore Hoffman channeled money through a technology group that hired another firm called new knowledge of Obama veterans which took out state fake Facebook pages for a dark horse Republican candidate to draw votes away from Roy Moore they even arranged interviews for this right in Republican candidate mac Jones or something that no one had heard of use a lawn mower salesman they got in in in national media they got him in it local media and they purchased Russian box with Sir relic names to follow judge to follow Roy Moore's Twitter account hi mom and then they went to national media and claim that the Kremlin was interfering in the Alabama special election in support of Roy Moore they in their debriefing papers which were later leaks claimed responsibility for a false flag campaign in Alabama they ran a straight up Russian style disinformation campaign in their own words and then they were caught red handed read often apologized he said I didn't know anything about this but Dimitri melhor his strategist is actually said that one of his models for the kind of political campaigns they like to run is the internet research agency for those who don't know this is the the troll farm run out of Saint Petersburg Russia what Russia which is investigated by the Senate intelligence committee so they're running an American home grown troll farm using disinformation tactics they're using all they've been investigated by Facebook for violating community standards for setting up fake news pages and in fact terribly gallant has an operation called Currier newsroom which does just that in swing states she comes and she did this during the mid term congressional elections sets up news pages that look like local news she actually works with a journalistic professionals to do this and they ring in new users people who will like the page for the for example the Virginia dog word people in Virginia they get local news stories into their feet they paid two hundred seventy five thousand dollars to Facebook to promote these pages into people's feeds and then when they attract lots of users closer to election day they began bombarding them with political material and political messaging to persuade them to vote for the Democrat this is there are kind of Rick of the trade but if a Russian we're doing this or Chinese account or Iranians they would be banned and it would become a national scandal but this is just homegrown kind of manipulation and this is the network that is responsible for **** up Iowa so when you consider what happened in Iowa Bernie Sanders was denied a victory speech keep good a judge declared victory when he in fact did not win the most votes and now he's surging in New Hampshire you can start to see things in a more sinister light was this really a mistake or were they just trying to kind of muck up the works in favor of the man who's been paying them and who they've been donating to and I think well first of all this is just I mean you know it's like conspiracy upon conspiracy upon conspiracy and I'm I'm not saying conspiracy theory I'm saying here's the facts and yeah the way the Russians into feeling in elections here on the way Americans pretending to be Russians it's just dumb it makes your head turn any also ease so really worrying but another thing about eat ease that as some of the people involved in creating that app also giving money to boot a judge who among other things has changed he's his attitude towards Israel can you talk about and again we don't have much time but can you talk about Carmen and who he is and and how bout a judge has changed what he says about Israel and Palestine yeah I mean set clear and then many people may not have heard of him but he's one of the most prolific funders of the Israel lobby he owns the times of Israel he's funded a who's who of pro Israel groups including not friends of your does eat which participated in the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians in East Jerusalem just taking people out of their homes and replacing them with settlers and shake draw he funded the David project which attacks campus activists Palestine solidarity activists on campus and you know brand some anti semitic the rain also fought to stop an Islamic community center from being built in Clemens home town of Boston so this is someone whose politics at least in a way over Israel is concerned are on the far right he's traditionally funded Republicans on but he owned Porter Rico sovereign debt about nine hundred sixty billion of it and when Donald Trump called for for giving Porter Rico's debt in twenty seventeen south Clement switch sides and started funding Democrats and he's become the top donor too terribly gallons patron in the super pac he also is maxed out on donations to Pete greeted judge so he's found himself in people to judges wine caves and people to judges been generally pro Israel but at one point at the J. street conference people to judge said that he would actually withhold military aid Israel began to annex the west bank which they announced they're going to do is part of the deal of the century yeah so people to judge was challenged on the campaign trail by a student activists from if not now who are you know Jews who are concerned about Palestinian human rights and they said Pete will you you know will use suspend out military aid to Israel now that we know what their plan is and he said absolutely not that's not on the table absolutely will not do that we stand with Israel and the student was apoplectic he said but you said you would two months ago what's wrong with you and he said well this this is now so that's pretty good at judging he's really distinguishing himself as the most pro Israel candidate as he rakes in money from pro Israel billionaires yeah who is Donald Sussman with Donald Sussman owns Paloma partners it's a hedge fund that does a lot of what you know stuff Clurman and all these other figures do which is you know gamble on countries dat he's a vulture capitalist he our shores is money through a series of shell companies and as I mentioned before his daughter I think her name is Leah she went on MSNBC you know she's a democratic operative she works at the center for American progress which is the main Democrats think tank in Washington and she said that if you support Bernie Sanders over Elizabeth Warren you are a sexist because Warren has better plans yeah it was one of the most absurd comments I've seen and they're in the election cycle it generated a lot of outrage mockery but you know behind the scenes her father's funding this propiedad per pack that has something like seventy five million dollars in its war chest arm and they're activated their activating right now to try to take the race away from Bernie Sanders what what's frightening here.

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"max blumenthal" Discussed on WCPT 820

WCPT 820

14:43 min | 2 years ago

"max blumenthal" Discussed on WCPT 820

"Back on the zero hour I'm Richard RG asco and we now return to our interview with journalist Max Blumenthal and this whole nexus of forces it had to be behind us in some way it leads me to where you were this morning as we record this which was well you tell the talks well this morning I had to wake up which is the hardest part and then into a much more much more excruciating part was to have to be in a room full of extreme right wing Bolivian crew bonkers at the inter American dialogue where this think tank in Washington corporate arms and oil industry funded think tank also funded by the U. S. state department posted Luiz Fernando Camacho and maybe a lot of people who are watching this a familiar with the crew in Bolivia engine and the general kind of outlines of it that a democratically elected figure I am a Morales who is a democratic socialist who had basically turns a condom in his country's economy around helped grow the middle class and provide social services the porn never had brought the marginalized indigenous population that's the majority of believe he is out of the out of the margins in into public life and kind of created a new national identity this player and national identity and he was removed in a coup after the L. A. asked kind of intervened in the election the organization of American states and the crew was really led by someone who didn't run for president against Morales but who is a what you would call a civil society leader but we might kind of call a fascist leader he is the head of the pro Santa Cruz committee in the region of Santa Cruz the city of Santa Cruz is the largest wealthiest city in Bolivia and it's they have they have they have the separatist movement there of people who are you know in the Latin American since white supremacist Stacey the indigenous population as Satan worshippers they don't want any part of the same countries them so they wanted to separate the pros Santa Cruz committee is the main body of separatism and fascism Camacho before he became the president of that Senate committee was the president of the union for the Neil cruising the stuff the you know that the basically the youth ChristianUnion of Santa Cruz and this is a fascist paramilitary that even the US embassy in Bolivia in official cables has called racist and militant who engage in street violence against indigenous people not only that they say Heil at their ceremonies and they do a Spanish Franco was a large salute so commercial comes out of those elements when he was leading the crew he was wearing the green the green kind of all right style cross not on his shirt and hat of the UJA seeing that I mentioned before and he was welcome today in Washington because he's declared that he was going to run for president now that if a more Alice's been driven into exile so this is part of his legitimization he's being cultured in Washington at a think tank that's led by someone Michael shifter who's kind of considered a liberal definitely has bipartisan appeal and at that event there was a state department official their decision from the national endowment for democracy which finds all of the regime change activity the around the world on the half funded by the US government the international Republican institute which is a subsidiary of any D. and USA ID which supplements that funding through its office of transition initiatives regime change initials so the US government there watching him examining him and he was on a charm offensive and the entire back to court entire meeting was disrupted by mostly Bolivian protesters who got off one after another to interrupt Camacho point out that he's a fascist point out that he was been has was involved in lethal violence during the presidential campaign and during the coup and ultimately as I was filming a woman actually whose husband it looks like her husband was grabbing people's phones on the you know protest side and throwing them across the room she grabbed my phone and try to pull away from me and I pulled it back and then I was next thing I know I'm surrounded by you know right wing Bolivians yelling that I assaulted a woman again like all again and they call the police the police don't seem to do anything this time they kind of intervene but throughout the event Camacho was interrupted and I think his moment was was significantly disrupted because his goal for with this meeting was to show that you know there was a consensus of support in Washington for him he wanted to show that back home in Bolivia he wanted to he wants to move into the mainstream really this is about this I mean for us I think the most disgusting part of this is that you know I think tank in Washington that's considered bipartisan will participate in legitimizing the figure like this and it goes back to the long history of the U. S. supporting fascist saying he had not he's a Latin America no absolutely and this does seem to me to use the word bi partisan this does seem to be a bipartisan and consensus in support of people like this and that's the part that bothers me the most to me with a bomb made ministration going along with if not actively supporting the coup in Honduras you have now the trump administration within as well and Bolivia where were you don't see anybody from the democratic side of the national security establishment thing on our this is not the way we should be doing at these governments are elected or what have you so it seems to me that the one place where you can still find bipartisan consensus here in Washington DC is when it comes to supporting undemocratic far right forces in Latin American elsewhere takes me that there's a perfect consensus around Manhattan it seems to me is very closely tied with slight digression we now have for example in an impeachment the narrative is exact thing to a certain extent and making resistance heroes are people like John Breaux yeah and his associates and Adam Schiff who's you know the democratic counterpart to build as far as I'm concerned so we have this well I think I I know Democrats who are saying well you know his voice of sanity and all this and these these are people who are it's not were criminals and sound supporters were criminal so it's disturbing to say the least disturbing to see and with the which also disturbing to see is that this kind of counter democratic Ford's promoted by the United States government this to me not restricted to Latin America not that it should matter phasers and it's wrong anyway we do it but he will be seen in Latin America going back to the sixties and perhaps through the fifteenth but we're now seeing examples you and I are talking on Thursday the British of yeah and we're seeing what to me seems like a very similar play coming out of establishment figures here in the United States saying don't vote for Jeremy Corbyn even though Boris Johnson supposedly violates value bipartisan norms about it with his racist comments about months on this so don't vote for Jeremy Corbyn then you have this anti semitic this is this campaign accusing the local labor of anti semitism you have it seems to me a disinformation campaign against Germany court about it out and what are your thoughts on that well yeah I think we have to look at what's happening in the U. K. partly I mean the anti semitism part is is separate I mean that's what no no actually no not necessarily I think what we're seeing against Corbin is a whole lot of foreign intervention and meddling in the UK and the anti semitism part does partly come from Israel it's not just the Israel lobby or the Jewish community in the U. K. it's also figures like mark Regev who you know was Israel's top propagandist during the brutal assault on Gaza and then was inserted into the embassy in the UK and the next thing you know he's on Andrew Marr at the B. B. C. attacking German Corbin the Israeli government is directly intervening in British politics and they continue to do it with you know people have been paid by the Israel Israeli embassy and I've seen people hear it in the US establishment figures in the USA I just can't support card and because of the anti semitism money view of that whole issue is that some of his in in in English culture I mean that goes back a long ways but it seems to me a very selective read that is really in the case of a labor party on record and a proxy for what's been going on here as you know better than I was yesterday with the executive order took exactly to conflate criticism of Israel Israeli policy with anti semitism I think there I think that's really one of the driving force I'm sure their labor party members France as a medic I'm sure there are more stories or anti semitic but it seems to me the real underlying issue here besides it an attempt to undermine labor in Corbin is to once again reinforce the idea that if you criticize Israeli part politics are or or or policy in the UK or the U. as we will destroy your political career yeah yeah that's what's happening it is it's a phony witch hunt and actually for calling it a phony witch hunt Chris Williams and socialist number of labor was suspended for labor panda for forbidden from talking publicly about his suspension why he was suspended and ultimately he was ejected from the labor party now has to run as an independent I mean what better evidence of a witch hunt could you have but here's another point that everyone should consider before Jeremy Corbyn wise I put forward by one hundred thousand new labor members as labor leader before he was a contender for labor leadership when he was a backbencher in parliament the references to him an anti semitism in the British media amounted to zero he was never referred to an anti as an anti semite before he became a threat to the system and then they conjured up this phone campaign and one of the first attacks on him was that he hosted me in parliament yeah because he was the guy that if you came to the U. K. and you were doing journalism or activism challenging the Israeli occupation Israeli apartheid he would guarantee you a venue in portcullis house which is sort of off Westminster but a part of parliament where the public can come in and watch because he was committed to justice for Palestinians and so that's what this is all about it's what it comes down to and you know created a very dangerous atmosphere in the UK including especially for British Jews because British Jews have been weaponized against progress that so many people are sinking in the UK they they're being used whether they like it or not whether they agree with it or not their self proclaimed leadership as well as the Israeli government has used is using them as human shields to basically prevent the most progressive candidate for prime minister from being elected and in many ways it sort of self other reservation the U. K. didn't have this kind of tension in recent years and now I think those who participate in this campaign ours is deliberately separating themselves from their society and portraying themselves as these hypersensitive whiners who are demanding special treatment and double standards I don't think that's good for the Jews of the U. K. or for the U. S. and then you know it's also I have to say is weird for me whether it's here or in Great Britain to see my own I do background is to the way other people's identities have been weaponized in this battle and it is it does contribute to a kind of authorizing right and it does also it infuriated me when I forget the name her name the editor of the forward or the opinion editor I have idea along our right said you know the Jews of America brought a blast like well let's agree to speak here and and and it's it's like ISIS where you know Baghdadi proclaims himself the caliph of all Muslims of the world whether they like it or not so like I referred you they called it I so I referred to Israel's Janesville the self proclaimed Jewish state of Israel in the Levant which is now between the administration's ruling here and Israel's a new law there are about language right yeah it's becoming more what does it mean to say that being Jewish is a nationality I mean that Barclays fee because in it being Jewish is a nationality doesn't mean that you and I are an American I mean what exactly does that mean let's determine a logic of Zionism which was conceived in the era of the a a European romanticist era at a time when Jews we really did face anti semitism and serious structural way and what hurts a lane to do first after failing to convince the pope to convert all the Jews of Europe to Catholicism this is the ultimate self hating Jew and Theodore Herzl was to declare the Jews are separate nationality who demand their own settler colony somewhere else and they will replicate Europe somewhere else in the world on the backs of some indigenous or African population and he set the stage for the all of the Jews of the world to be treated as a separate nation to have a kind of dual nationality and therefore I mean in this is the call sign is and this is been growing on the first prime minister of Israel stated goal was to explode the Jewish diaspora to destroy the Jewish diaspora because it is an anti semitism benefited Zionism were it not for anti semitism Jews would not make Ali Agha and emigrate to Israel Ben Gurion imagine that you know a million Jews or two million Jews that moved to Israel within a decade when he wrote his memoirs and that they would build these small communities in the Negev desert and they would not be cosmopolitan city dwellers like the people who will listen Televisi lived in the negative and never happened nobody wants to do it they want to be like us here but they're still added in there still actively eating away at the foundations of Jewish life which is that we are Jews and we practice our religion as we see fit we we here to our faith community were culturally Jewish whatever we are but we're also a part of the nation that we live in and we assimilate into it and so I you know who is in from six active order or not I saw.

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02:11 min | 2 years ago

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"Journalism going around beating all while elderly people up I mean just assuming I'm guilty right and everyone is kept telling him you better exercise of judgment given who Max Blumenthal is but they they they they they assume that I'm this pathological liar but they or they they're trying to convey that but they never say where I lied and now it's clear the day or the liars they're the propagandists and they're the kind of people who use this you know the the the idea of a free press just to advance their information or so there's so much sympathy for more sympathy for Jim Acosta cause troubles me into because he's an annoying little **** I mean this is it was a little was a little not pieces smarmy little guy fine you know trumps me into if they locked in a cost up all hell would break loose right so I so this saying I will defend to the death I mean I like what you have to say but I will defend to the death your right to say it has been amended to them now I actually have all no I will defend your right to go to death the so and of course all this was was brought about because of the really under reported a linkage between the United States government and the the would be a new government event it's why a lot and the secret service and the DC police so that might be why not all of our just to cut it that might be why the call logs disappeared because it would show collusion you would have documented audio evidence of collusion between the secret service who were basically war working under the auspices of the state department and this right wing mob of hooligans whose leader Carlos Vecchio is now officially being paid by the US government once they disappeared I wanted to read them ten times as much as I did before because I figured they must be really interesting I wonder if somebody has a copy somewhere feel free to send them to zero or the grey zone if you find and we'll be right back after this with more of our interview with journalist Max Blumenthal.

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15:21 min | 2 years ago

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"On the zero hour I'm Richard R. J. at scale and we now return to our interview with the arrested journalists Max Blumenthal so I have a series of questions for the Washington DC a government again we're talking to journalists Max Blumenthal about his recent arrest stemming from the Venezuelan embassy protest of a few months ago I had a number of questions at the time and I have morning because of what happened here and I want to talk to them about you first of all after the incident of this man being attacked for attempting to deliver two expressions I bet that was when I went down and I spoke to some police officers there and I am looking at my notes now because we're journalists Friday we we want to be accurate I asked the police officers who are the good guys here it was my first question is that I was just a guy asking or making any and they went they threw their hands in the air I said well any lawbreaking go on here nope everybody's just exercising their first amendment rights hello all well okay nobody's broken the law and they said now I said any acts of violence or incidents so the body to body contact nothing like that I said well who's who and I pointed to the two groups as well those guys are with the Venezuelan embassy the meaning the right wingers so they had been told that they were legitimate these guys I don't know Russia me and so all of this even five six months ago raise some questions my and I was hoping to get a journalistic assignment to pursue them which I sadly who who did you approach and I will talk later by he the questions include this okay one would think that the ownership and rightful possession of embassy property has to be determined to some sort of court of international law was there a process of international law to determine the Carlos Vecchio was the rightful inhabitant of that property do you know no there was a violation of international law to determine him as the rightful owner of the property there was a liberation of international law because the Vienna conventions hold that the government recognized by the U. N. it's an it's consular facilities shall be respected by a country even if that country is at war with it so this is an explicit violation of the Vienna conventions as they relate to consular facilities the U. S. basically stole it on behalf of one Grado and his gang in Carlos Vecchio is squatting in the ambassador's residence right now off Massachusetts Avenue Kalorama he's like a squatter so that question number one Hey which which you have answered which leads us or me question number two which is what was the nature of the communications between the city of Washington DC which is not an instrument of the state department is not yeah he although it lacks democratic rights as we understand also in the country it is not part of the foreign policy establishment the United States is a city in the country of your eye sees America who and by what process what is was it determined that the municipal power of Washington DC would be deployed on behalf of what is at best a difference of opinion regarding international law the rifle occupancy of the Venezuelan properties in the United States you know the besides the abrogation of international law there was a subjugation at at least if not a complete abrogation of DC law by the state department which was overseeing this entire operation through figures like Elliott Abrams convicted felon in criminal in order to but to be fair are also a promoter of death squads and torture yeah okay he was convicted of that no I don't think he why that's just you know that's just for the American way but no they violated the DC line is on a fiction the Venezuelan embassy none of that none of the standard protocol for infections under DC law or followed around the Venezuelan embassy and even more disturbing than that was how pepco their local electricity utility wasn't listed by the state department to cut off the electricity to the Venezuelan embassy even though its electricity bills for fully paid so you see a local DC utility are being instructed by the state department by the trump administration to cut off electricity in order to advance a US foreign policy regime change imperative and they did this through instrumentality supply they went to court and got a court order now Helling no what's your question I think but yeah I can't see Max Blumenthal this one to me because of the arrest to my way you like I'm packing to the extent that I can the use of global force and global power in the pursuit of conflict how does that translate even mechanically two how in a country that most of us consider to be the ninth of Calipari right how somebody actually calls up call the power company calls up the DC police force calls up whoever else needs to be called up and says you know what you may think your the district attorney or you may think you were a little power company there or you may think whatever you could if you think you may think you're the chief of police but here's what you're going to do and it's because I'm saying yeah I mean and that's the way the US acts on the global stage but again as I said this is a blow back the lawlessness and rotation is of the U. S. regime change policy came home I threw all these incidents in the mask was kind of lifted all the veil of democracy was lifted through this standoff around the Venezuelan embassy in it continues to play our play out with my arrest in what appears to be a prosecution based on a complete lie so the next question I would have again I'm sorry to be so granular Max Blumenthal but I really think sometimes the big reality comes out in the little grains of information and so the next question I would have is look I don't do I don't I've never done the police beat right and I've certainly never done the police feed in Washington DC by the next question which I think you've already answered is it is it or not unusual for a misdemeanor charge of this kind to be brought five months after the F. L. alleged event number one number two is it unusual or not that that's simply like to subpoena the guy or whatever or say listen you know you need to make a court appearance number three you know how did the I mean I have a million questions but but the but the procedural to me is almost the key to the the extremity of the measures being taken here you do know what I'm trying to say I don't know if I'm putting that well everyone I've spoken to from the corrections officers in jail to the lawyers I've been speaking to including lawyers who you know done murder trials for decades said that they've never heard of an incident like this but specifically where five months after an alleged incident which is a suppose a misdemeanor there is an arrest and their arrest is carried out this way so one of the dimensions of this case the Max Blumenthal case for lack of a better name is for residents Washington DC I think I would I just moved in with his mother in a couple years ago but if if I was still what was in Washington DC I would be saying I would want to know right now is that the municipal institution the government this city council that I've for the mayor the rival for the was supposed to be in charge of that have been redirected under extra judicial procedures I want to know more and I want to know why my city isn't functioning as as American city is we're told should fall that number one number two as an American I'm sorry the speech final stop of the technology but number two I will I continue to one and all as an American citizen by what means through what channel of communication and upon whose borders were all of these actions taken beginning with the are really allocation if you were the senior reallocation of Venezuelan physical property to the unusual lack of enforcement during the demonstrations to what appears to me to be a set of instructions and false information given to the police cord assigned to manage that all up all the way leading up to two weeks ago and your arrest I want to know as an American citizen how this happened who made the decisions and why the hell the people who claim to be you doing journalistic work on my behalf and tell me that democracy dies in darkness have natural and and and done giving my speech yeah yeah great speech why did The Washington Post which is supposed to be covering this embassy stand off not raise any of these questions about the subordination of DC law and DC government institutions by the state department to advance the priorities of US foreign policy in specific specifically a rogue regime change operation how could that be possible and of course there's so many problems with the way our city government functions in there so much obvious corruption with the government being legal corruption being bought off by device which developers that many people are not able to ask these questions but the washing oppose was covering this incident never raised any of these pertinent questions and now of course they're not covering at least at this point they have been covered my prosecution and there are questions there for example according to a someone I know who's familiar with all of the court documents a judge did reject the warrant initially for my arrest why was it re authorized when was it re authorized and who applied pressure in order to get it authorized was it the state department applying pressure where was it members of the right wing Venezuelan opposition and this speaks to the level of collaboration in all of these elements to use ultimately local police as a tool of revenge against the journalist who has been at the forefront of critical reporting an investigative reporting on this right wing coup and the administration behind it using completely false charges that were never investigated by the DC government those questions should be raised because they don't just apply to me they applied to so many others who can and will face the same treatment because all it takes apparently he's an allegation by random person or a group of people who don't like a certain journalist for the DC police to be called in to arrest them at home and for the federal government to prosecute them so one of the things as a journalist Max Blumenthal one of the things that comes to mind for me is we saw an escalation under the George W. bush administration of national security invasive espionage electronic an otherwise we saw an increase in the number of whistle blower part prosecutions which skyrocketed during the Obama administration unprecedented levels of many people still don't realize how intensely the Obama administration pursue people are trying to bring the truth to the American people and that goes out and and a hundred comp not as intensely frankly is it under Obama has a statistics show but quite intensive now now do you do you get the sense that your own a rasp represents an S. the next installation of this which is not just a funeral whistleblower not to secure James rise into the New York times getting whistleblower information by or Julian assigned to one who never that now it becomes a matter of journalists who investigate certain things or challenge certain things are actually leaves the city Washington DC subject to the kind of thing you want through well you know there aren't many journalists doing the kind of work that I and my colleagues have been doing in the U. S. who get recognition I mean I would say you're one of them there aren't many of us and so there isn't Evan it it's an interesting test case what I think this represents is D. dawn of a new series of tactics the introduction of a new series of tactics that will be used against journalists who are considered threatening for whatever reason to the dominant agenda the dominant foreign policy agenda I mean when you really start interfering with the bipartisan foreign policy consensus in Washington you realize that you're touching the third rail it's not like your you know participating in the abortion debate which is part of the culture war and one hearty sides with you and the other party is you know hates what you're doing you're you're heading kind of the heart of American empire and what many people in Washington think America is supposed to stand for on the world stage that's very threatening now in other countries we constantly hear about this from the free press NGOs in the human rights group Human Rights Watch Amnesty and even our own state department.

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01:55 min | 2 years ago

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"Your network yeah thank the Anacostia direct now your Richard J. S. gas hello everybody and welcome back to the program in this hour we will be talking with journalist Max Blumenthal Max has been on the show several times before but this is a different kind of story this is the story of Max's own arrest here in Washington DC and arrest on charges that seem to be mysterious and arrest on charges that were handled in what appears to be an extremely unusual way and arrested very much looks to be politically motivated the rest of it any journalist in any society should be a subject for concern and scrutiny one of my great concerns about this story the rest of Max Blumenthal is that it's not getting cover much less support from other journalistic outlets around the country now Max is very well known a lot of people disagree with Max on certain issues but that hardly mattered to a society that prides itself on expressions like I care not what you say I care about your right to say it well Max women calls rest is a pretty good test of that and so far from what I've seen of coverage in the mainstream media outlets so far what I've seen of commentary on social media and elsewhere we are not seeing a fifth the statements country that is stepping up to the obligations want to cover it an important story and to to fight for freedom of speech and for the past so after a brief break we will be back with the journalist Max Blumenthal.

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12:31 min | 2 years ago

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"This is Richard R. J. ask our joining me now once again we've had Amman number kinds of four always enjoy speaking with them is author and journalist Max Blumenthal who has written a number of books the latest of which is the management of savagery which were about to discuss he is also co editor of the grades are the gray zone I always call it the great stone project the grey zone project which is an enterprise I would say closely related to the theme of this book and we will now further ado Max thanks for coming back on the program good to be back so this book is just come out the management of savagery and I got an advance copy here I just so that I could take a look at it and I answered it these are these bookmarks in order to give the appearance of having thoroughly studied it before no but I did I absolutely did take a look at how he liked it I did absolutely and I have my own way I would describe it but maybe it's safer if I ask you to give the like basic scope want about something a shot well I would say what it really does is is it takes a lot of facts some of many of which were already in the in the public arena Marty public knowledge some of which I didn't know but it takes a lot of facts and it strings them together in a narrative that shows the relationship to sort of inter twined the DNA of the entry point click call yvolution of the radical right the anti Islamic right in this country the national security establishment and radical Islam exactly exactly that's a very good way of explaining my historical synthesis just to show that there's been this hidden hand in generating a war on terror and that's the national security state the FBI the Emai sixty CIA in conducting actions outside the view often of Americans who are supposed to be participants in democratic life semi covert proxy wars like the one in Afghanistan you know arms shipments to extremist insurgents in Bosnia extremist insurgents in Syria I'll cut affiliates in Libya that have had devastating consequences destabilized entire regions cause refugee crises and then in turn destabilize the west putting the altar right on steroids and helping fuel the kind of Islamophobia that Donald Trump exploited so effectively in the twenty sixteen campaign and you know we're talking now about we're having this autopsy of Russia gate how you know establishment liberals in the DNC and the Hillary Clinton campaign blamed Russia for Donald Trump selection and we need to talk about why he really got elected I think you know the financial crash is a big reason why Donald Trump was able to exploit the hopes and fears of rust belt Americans as well as just neo liberal austerity in general but then you also have Islamophobia anti Muslim politics for the first time became the central part of a major presidential campaign it wasn't just Donald Trump was Ted Cruz and even Jeb bush should propose the kind of Muslim band that preferred questions we have to understand with the put Islamophobia and political context and so I see it in the context of the war on terror and I see the war on terror not as a war on terror but actually as a it kind of contrivance of the national security state the benefits from having a national enemy and which actually waged a war of terror on civilians across the Middle East and action and and you know is not concerned with national security in this country they had been they would not have used extremist jihadists in selfie elements as proxies in order to break down independent stable states from Libya to Syria to Iraq you know one of the reasons why I and I was thinking about this going through the book and was thinking about it when you were talking to one of the reasons why I said that I saw a a connection very deep connection is probably obvious to you between this blog the contents of this book and the gray zone project is because I recall that ISIS talk about the grace and right they said that Muslims in the west wanted to live in a grey's our I'm try I'm trying to remember this is my recollection that Muslims in the rats wanted to exist in a grains on where they could make an accommodation between that the Muslim faith and and western government and society and that they saw their mission in a way is eliminating that gray zones that you had to pick a side there is simply being the muscles inside with them and my sense is that's exactly what the national security establishment and the right has also done is try to eliminate you can call the great zone if you could call the Commons where people have different viewpoints and opinions gathering co exist in a peaceful society that they're both trying to eliminate it for their various purposes and accelerating amplifying the intensity of conflict right I mean this is you know part of the blowback of allowing ISIS to faster and in the book first of all I show how ISIS exploited the sectarian is ation of Iraq that followed the US invasion and the U. S. encourage the sectarian is ation through the Salvador option and James Steele who was a CIA operative in El Salvador was it heavily involved in torture and then he began using basically she proxies in the and our province to crush the early inception of ISIS which actually wound up fueling the rise of ISIS he was apparently a party to the torture bodies are piling up on the streets in this also this help fulfill division Zarqawi who was the first leader of the Islamic state or first attempted to build an Islamic state based on the concept of splitting city and she part in causing the sectarian raft actually something that I'm and also here re who was a much more educated figure he was bin laden's eminence grease he was a doctor from a wealthy family in Egypt and he said we know we need to unite all of the Muslims of Iraq against the US occupation but star cow is vision prevailed isis was born and then it spread into Syria with US help US help in the form of a multi billion dollar arm and equip operation to create the so called free Syrian army this is a project of the CIA and Turkey and Qatar and the British MI six and they basically were weapons farm for al Qaeda and ISIS and I write about how the FSA helps what was then known as job and on this rock kind in Syria invade Iraq the city in northeastern Iraq that eventually became the capital of ISIS the capital of the caliphate and general Mister was actually a Trojan horse for the Islamic state I will talk about Daddy two weeks after several weeks after capturing rocket declared it as the caliphate and declared an Islamic state and half of the FSA according to local reporters proceeded to join isis and stay the rest went up field to fight the Syrian Arab army along side or as part of what remained of job at on this I'll cut his official affiliate so this was the CIA backed group and all the weapons that flowed in helping ISIS establish its caliphate wants isis does that let me just kind of get you get to the grace of because I want to provide as much content as possible okay what's isis does that it starts using its territory as a base for propaganda putting out glossy magazines like topic and to penetrate the west with its sectarian ideas with its destructive ideas including an idea that was featured in downbeat magazine the extinction of the gray zone and what they call for it you know as you explain the grazer is kind of the area where you know western Anglo people who are sort of native residents of the west and Muslim immigrants can kind of co exist it's where Muslim clerics can preach a message of co existence while staying true to the tenets of Islam and this is what I said sought to break down because as with Zionists who need to in gather all of the exiles in order to fill the fulfill their vision of a Jewish state in Israel and the Levant or J. still ISIS or I still needs to bring all of the Muslims into its territory to fulfill their vision to encourage his Russia which you know it in Israel they call I'm making Ali I and so in order to do that they have to push Muslims out co existence is a bad thing as for sinus acceptance of Jews is a bad thing anti semitism fuels sign isn't Islamophobia fuels isis and so through a series of devastating terror attacks in western capitals the Charlie Hebdo attack for example isis sought to benefit from not just the fear that they cause among westerners but the lack of acceptance that Muslims including Syrian refugees would receive so they benefit from the altar right so this is you know if you go back to what happened in Syria where John Kerry said on tape that we were watching isis and allowing them to advance to force the onsite government to negotiate with us in other words the U. S. was using isis as a negotiating weapon when they helped arm isis the national security state the people here in the beltway liberal interventionist neo cons people who say they're against trump they're the ones who allowed for that vision of the extension of the gray zone to come to bear by giving ISIS its capital allowing it to have that capital and then it's the altar right and ISIS that played off each other with the symbiotic relationship in the west which continues to this day well and and number of thoughts occur around the number one and again we're talking with excellent all about his new book the management of savagery one of the thoughts it occurs to me is is has started shooting if you think that their goal yeah I let's say it was the mid twenty th tens probably when they were encouraging tolerating the rise of ISIS initially to put pressure on the Syrian regime if I understand it if my timing is more or less correct these sort of eighty historicity out of it the fact that they were absolutely replicate what went wrong in the nineteen eighties putting pressure on the Soviets through Afghanistan in order to which you want to talk about in this book for Cold War purposes and in so doing giving rise to bin laden and al Qaeda that they're doing exactly the same thing again there are only two explanations one is that they're just a stunner should only stupid and the second is that in fact it's not necessarily a bad outcome for some of the players and often talk about on our side of this divide to have these tensions escalate and these terrifying prospects would be all kind of or ice is out there but I don't and by the way those two explanations to pay the and I have an allergy or not necessarily exclusive I understand that but I don't see a third option what am I missing here you're missing nothing I mean it was big new Brzezinski who is an honored figure sort of iconic Mandarin of the national security state here in Washington whose daughter sits alongside Joe Scarborough everyday on morning Joe who what is the one who could airline carters National Security Council convince Jimmy Carter to go into Afghanistan with this proxy war the largest proxy war largest operation in CIA history over billion dollars operation cyclone which Reagan proceeded to with the national security directive perform much more money into the Saudis created amount a matching fund they would match every dollar the U. S. put into the Afghan mujahideen and the Saudis helped establish the Pakistani.

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12:56 min | 3 years ago

"max blumenthal" Discussed on WCPT 820

"Back again on the zero hour. This is Richard RJ at scoured joining me now once again, we've had him on number four always enjoy speaking. With them is author and journalist max Blumenthal who has written a number of books the latest of which is the management of savagery which were about to discuss he is also co editor of the grace the grey zone. I always call it. The great stone project the grades project, which is an enterprise, I would say closely related to the theme of this book. And we will no further ado max, thanks for coming back on the program. Good to be back. So this book has just come out the management of savagery, and I got an advance copy here. Just so that I could take a look at it inserted these these bookmarks in order to give the appearance of having thoroughly studied it before. No. But I did I absolutely that take a look at how you liked it. I did. Absolutely. And I have my own way. I would describe it. But maybe it safer VS cue to give like basic scope one shot. Well, I would say what it really does is is it takes a lot of facts, some many of which were already in the in the public arena where all ready public knowledge, some of which I didn't know. But it takes a lot of facts, and it strings them together in a narrative that shows the relationship is sort of intertwined the NA the intertwined that eve dilution of the radical, right? The anti-islamic right in this country, the national security establishment and radical Islam exactly exactly that's a very good way of explaining my historical, synthesis. Just to show that there's been this hidden hand in generating a war on terror, and that's the national security state. The FBI the six the CIA in conducting actions outside the view often of Americans who are supposed to be participants democratic life semi covert proxy wars. Like the one in Afghanistan. You know, arms shipments to extremist insurgents in Bosnia extremists insurgents in Syria al-qaeda affiliates in Libya that have had devastating consequences destabilized entire regions caused refugee crises, and then in turn destabilize the west putting the alt-right on steroids and helping fuel the kind of Islam Afo be that Donald Trump exploited so effectively in the twenty sixteen campaign, and you know, we're talking now about having this autopsy of Russia gate how establishment liberals and the DNC the Hillary Clinton campaign blamed Russia for Donald Trump's election. And we need to talk about why he really got elected. I think, you know, the financial crash is a big reason why Donald Trump was able to exploited the hopes and fears of rustbelt Americans as well as just neoliberal steady in general. But then you also have Islam phobia, anti Muslim politics for the first time because. From the central part of a major presidential campaign, and it wasn't just Donald Trump Ted Cruz, and even Jeb Bush proposed the kind of Muslim ban that preferred Christians we have to understand we have to put his Lama phobia and political context, and so I see it in the context of the war on terror, and I see the war on terror not as a war on terror, but actually as a contrivance of the national security state that benefits from having a national enemy, and which actually waged a war of terror on civilians across the Middle East. And and you know is not concerned with national security in this country. They had been they would not have used extremist. Jihadists and selfie elements. As proxies in order to break down independent stable states from Libya to Syria to Iraq. You know, one of the reasons why I was thinking about this going through the book, and I was thinking about it when you were talking to one of the reasons why I said that I saw a connection. Very deep connection is probably obvious to you between this book the contents of this book and the grey zone project is because I recall that ISIS talked about the grey zone. Right. They said that Muslims in the west wanted to live in grays. I'm trying to remember this is my recollection that Muslims in the rats wanted to exist in a grade zone where they could make an accommodation between the the Muslim faith, and and western government and society, and that they saw their mission in a way eliminating that crazy that you had to pick a side. There's something being that Muslim subside with them. And my sense is that's exactly what the national security establishment. And the right has also done. It's tried to eliminate you. Call the great. Zone or you could call it. The Commons where people have different viewpoints and opinions gathering coexistent people society that they're both trying to eliminate it for their various purposes and exceleron amplifying the intensity of conflict. Right. I mean, this is part of the blowback of allowing ISIS to fester. And in the book, first of all I show how ISIS exploited the sectarianism of Iraq that followed the US invasion and the US encourage the sectarianism through the Salvador option of James Steele, who was a operative in El Salvador was heavily involved in torture. And then he began using basically Shia proxies in the end bar province to crush, the early inception of ISIS, which actually wound up fueling the rise of ISIS. He was apparently a party to torture bodies piling up on the streets, and this all this help fulfill the. Vision of our collie who was the first leader of the Slavic state, I attempted to build an Islamic state based on the concept of splitting city and Shia part in causing the sectarian rift, actually, something that I'm also here who was a much more educated figure. He was bin Laden's eminence, Greece. He was a doctor from wealthy family in Egypt. And he said, no, we need to unite all of the muscles of Iraq against the US occupation. But Sarkozy's vision prevailed ISIS was born and then it spread into Syria with US help you help in the form of multibillion dollar, arm and equip operation to create the so-called free Syrian army. This is a project of the CIA and Turkey and cut Dr in the British might six, and they basically were weapons farm for all Qaeda nicest, and I write about how the F essay helped what was then known as job L newsra al-qaeda in Syria, invade Raka the city in northeastern Iraq. That eventually became the capital of ISIS the capital of the caliphate. And this was actually a Trojan horse for the Slavic state. Vauxhall Dadi two weeks at several weeks after capturing Raka declared it as the caliph it and declared in Islamic state and half of the FFA, according to local reporters proceeded to join ISIS and stay the rest went up field to fight the Syrian Arab army alongside or as part of what remained of it on this al-qaeda's official affiliate. So this was the CIA back group and all the weapons that flowed in helping ISIS establish its caliphate. Does that let me just kind of get to the grace? Yeah. Yeah. Because I want to provide as much context as possible once ISIS does that it starts using its territory as a base for propaganda putting out glossy magazines like. Avic and beginning to penetrate the west with its. Sectarian, ideas, with its destructive ideas, including an idea that was a featured in magazine, the extinction of the grays on and what they call for as you. Explain the grey zone is the area where you know. Western Anglo, people who are sort of native residents of the west and Muslim immigrants can coexist. It's where Muslim clerics can preach a message of coexistence while staying true to the tenets of its lawn. And this is what ISIS sought to break down because as with Zionists who need to Ingathering all of the exiles in order to fill the fulfill their vision of a Jewish state in Israel in the Levant or Jaseel, I sit or I still needs to bring all of the Muslims into its territory to fulfill their vision to encourage Hegira which in Israel. They call on making Aliyah. And so in order to do that they have to push Muslims out. Coexistence is a bad thing. As for his acceptance of Jews of bad thing, anti semitism, fuel Zionism, Islam phobia, fuels ISIS and so through a series of devastating terror attacks in western capitals, the Charlie Hebdo attack, for example, I saw to benefit from not just the. The fear that they cause among westerners, but the lack of acceptance that Muslims including Syrian refugees would receive so they benefit from the ultra right? So this is if you go back to what happened in Syria were John Kerry said on tape that we were watching ISIS, and allowing them to advance to force the government to negotiate with us. In other words, the US was using ISIS as an ago sheeting weapon where they helped arm ISIS, the national security state that people here in the beltway liberal interventionist Neo cons people who say they're against Trump. They're the ones who allowed for that vision of the extinction of the grays on to come to bear by giving ISIS capital allowing it to have that capital. And then it's the alt-right and ISIS that played off each other with a symbiotic relationship in the west which continues to this day. Well, and number of thoughts occur around that number one. And again, we're talking with my expletive all about his new book the management of savagery, one of the thoughts that occurs to me is. It's a stunning if you think that their goal let's say it was the mid twenty tens probably when they were encouraging tolerating the rise of ISIS initially to put pressure on the Syrian regime. If I understand my timing is more or less, correct. The sort of a historic city of it. The fact that they were absolutely replicating. What went wrong in the nineteen eighties? Putting pressure on the Soviets through Afghanistan in order, which you also talk about in this book for Cold War purposes, and in so doing giving rise to bin Laden Kaieda that they're doing exactly the same thing. Again. There are only two explanations. One is that they're just a stunningly stupid and the second is that in fact, it's not necessarily a bad outcome for some of the players. I've talked about on our side of this divide. To have these tensions escalate, and these terrifying prospects, whether it be Kaieda or ISIS out there. But I don't and by the way, those two explanations. Stupidity and venality are not necessarily exclusive. I understand that. But I don't see third option. What am I missing here? You're missing nothing. I mean, it was big new Brzezinski who is an honored figure sort of iconic Mandarin of the national security state here in Washington. You know, whose daughters alongside Joe Scarborough every day on morning Joe who. Was the one who on Carter's national Security Council convinced Jimmy Carter to go into Afganistan with this proxy war, the largest proxy war largest operation in history over billion dollars perations cyclone, which Reagan proceeded to with the national security directive poor much more money into the Saudis created matching fund they would match every dollar the US put into the Afghan mujahideen and the Saudis helped establish through Pakistani intelligence services bureau, overseen by. Of delays on and one young Osama bin Laden who became basically, the financier of the jihadi wing of what was then known as the Afghan resistance mujahedeen. So Brzezinski created he basically helped open the gates for international Jihadism to explode..

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"max blumenthal" Discussed on WCPT 820

WCPT 820

07:16 min | 3 years ago

"max blumenthal" Discussed on WCPT 820

"Which rely heavily on high oil prices and in exchange. Saudi Arabia would gain US support in Syria and the US would increase its delivery of weapons to Saudi backed rebels. This was like reported openly in the Wall Street Journal. And this is what tank the Venezuelan economy and made it so hard for Venezuela's government to start to offset is speculatory black market economy with price controls. This was kind of the beginning of the crisis that we're now seeing and so it was it something that occurred organically, it was due to the petro dollar and the US special relationship with Saudi Arabia Madero actually came out and openly said they're doing this to harm Russia when he himself was a target. Now, not only is it the other implication of that. Of course is. It. It was done to undermine the form of government that fantasyland chosen for itself. So. I guess in cult for just my closing thought is this. I mean what you're really describing. You know, there's a lot of talk now here in this country by green new deal about God's guarantee about an a debate. Where I stand on this debate is that it's it's an we have to look at these things in a kind of systems way in an integrated way that you can't. As a for a complete understanding of the world around you to understand what's going on in a country like as well. Yeah. Absolutely. I mean, it's a subject that I've I've had to play catch up on just to understand the motives behind regime change in Venezuela. And then there's also the dollar the dominance of the dollar and how when a country threatens to or a government threatens to de link. It's economy from the dollar, for example. Libya's Muammar Qaddafi said he was going to back his currency with gold a year later, he faced up pretty intense regime change plot with ended which ended with him being sodomized with the bayonet by US backed Al Qaeda allies from the Libyan Islamic fighting group. I think there is an attempt or there were discussions in Syria of doing something similar, Iran. This is another country. That's tried to Lincoln's currency to gold and other. Did the Chinese one is a huge threat to the US also Chinese technology. I think after Iraq were not really looking towards the future of conventional warfare or the US is going to try to confront military's head on and risk losing a lot of the guys in the rust belt who families are Trump's base what they wanna do is economic warfare trade wars with China and sanctions, and this kind of thing happens below the radar of most Americans think progressives who are concerned about foreign policy and war need to pay closer attention to the details of these policies because ultimately is creating instability, and it will generate blowback here one way or another and people think were an a noble force who still think. Opel enforce should remember you. You've described a briefly the horrific nature of whatever you think of Qaddafi. They're horrific nature of his nets of his death to which then secretary of state Clinton Hillary Clinton's sad, we came. We saw that she cackled and lap. That should've disqualified her along with the fact that she Barack Obama presided over the return of slavery to the African continent in Libya, but and also under under reported deliberately altered the reporting of child slavery in Malaysia. I think it was a repertory. Cultivation? In order to enact trade deal. So we could go on and on with with examples of this. I think we should we should put this to the candidates in in twenty twenty and really forced them on the force them to address the issue of sanctions, which do harm ordinary people. And that's another thing for progressives to do people watch your show should make this a source of debate, including Bernie who really hasn't taken a strong stand against sanctioning Venezuela. And all the money that we're putting into all of these fake soft power groups that just destabilize countries could you should come back here. And finally, you know, why are we talking about food instability in Venezuela? When there's so much of it surrounding this neighborhood where the studio is situated something very very few politicians on the national stage talk about isn't it weird to talk about it in other countries. And we never talk about food, instability and hunger in the US. And it's a great point on which we are unfortunately going to have to end, but this neighborhood anacostia is a food desert. It is supermarket here. So I couldn't agree more. And unfortunately, unfortunately, we are going to have to leave it there. But max Blumenthal journalist editor of the grey zone project. Greece on dot com and author of the forthcoming book the management of savagery again. Thanks so much for coming on a lot, and we will be right back after this. I'm Richard RJ. Cow. And this is this year. Hello, everybody. This is Richard r j s gal from zero our, you know, there are a lot of myths out there about social security, and they're out there for a reason to make you think it's a good idea to slash the benefits. You've already earned. Here's the truth. Social security has its own special source of revenue politicians who say it's driving up. The deficit are lying. Social security can't drive up the deficit because it doesn't contribute to the deficit. In fact, it's forbidden by law from contributing to the overall deficit, and it's really holding more.

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"max blumenthal" Discussed on WCPT 820

WCPT 820

05:26 min | 3 years ago

"max blumenthal" Discussed on WCPT 820

"It's not just something spontaneous. And as the primary starts to kick off. I'm noticing this start to take place against Bernie Sanders. When you start to see these videos rolled out in obviously non-organic fashion on accounts that I've never heard of before showing him singing. This land is your land in the Soviet Union in one thousand nine hundred ninety nine thousand nine hundred eighty eight. Seems like now that the Russia gate narrative is baked in. They're gonna throw it at Bernie the way that they've done against Jeremy Corbyn, and that's one of the reasons why brought it up was because I think it's extremely important story. Be I don't throw the F word around loosely, but using the apparatus of state to attack your political opponents is a component of fascism, and the Tory party doing that was a shocking step across the line and see. There were seemed to be a similarity between some of the integrity initiative tactics. Some of the other taxes against journey quarterback. For example, that haven't been die to it directly. But the accusation the coordinated sort of fake accounts used to give the impression that Jerry me carbon supporters are antisemitic which in turn ties cozy in my mind to some of the trolling and work and other things that have been deployed against Sanders and his supporters here and my own experience, by the way. Nothing like yours. But the one experience I had were clearly seemed to be an operation which was after the primary campaign was over. I no longer worked for Bernie. I wrote a piece for the offing depose. Yes. When when they were saying burning supporters had no leverage to bring to the democratic convention. They should have no input on the party platform. I wrote a piece called ES Bernie has leverage to deal with it and giving the justification that was subject to hundreds. If not thousands of accounts. Or rather attacks in the comments section from accounts that had no picture or history. Claps at bought attack might have been David Brock's operation might have been something else. But it struck me that. I see what you see online right now, which is ramping up of what seemed to me very much coordinated operations. Not only against Bernie Sanders, but against the leftover all in the United States. And I think it's something we need to be watching extreme vigilance. Yeah. Just to kind of wrap up. I mean, we I think that this does tie into the Venezuelan situation where the US has run active measures style political war against Venezuela's, socialist oriented government, and these tactics have been refined over the years, including training, these kind of fake democracy Khadr as I think that, you know, some of it was deployed against Trump through this so-called resistance. And the the US having like refined these lessons, it's going to come back home. It's coming back home. And so we're seeing a lot of this kind of hybrid warfare being used against elements that the national security state and its allies in both parties who are both closer to the center consider to be incredible populace threats and Bernie Sanders and his support base. Especially would be kind of I think at the top of the target board. So I said from the beginning that Russia gate while it seems to be directed against Trump is actually going to blow back on the left, and that people on the left really need to wake up to a time. It is and oppose it on principle. Not fall for the kind of partisan opportunism 'cause we all would like to see Trump removed from power. And now we're starting to see it. And I think that this will provoke of really interesting debate wherein people on the left actually are forced to confront this narrative that the national security state and its allies in the media have cooked up and how it's being wielded against them. And I think that part of that is is reading up on the history of the national security state, including its intervention in student movements the United States in the nineteen sixties. But unfortunately, we're going to have to leave it there. So max Blumenthal, author co founder of the grey zone project, and as always great work, and as always thanks for coming on the procreate conversation as always thanks a lot, and we will be right back after this. If they let us come back. I am Richard RJ s Cowan this is this year. Our? Hello, everybody. This is Richard r j s gal from Missouri. Our, you know, there are a lot of myths out there about social security, and they're out there for a reason to make you think it's a good idea to slash the benefits. You've already earned. Here's the truth. Social security has its own special source of revenue politicians who say it's driving up. The deficit are lying social security camps right up the deficit because it doesn't contribute to the deficit. In fact, it's forbidden by law from contributing to the overall deficit, and it's currently holding more than two point seven trillion dollars in surplus..

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"max blumenthal" Discussed on WCPT 820

WCPT 820

03:27 min | 3 years ago

"max blumenthal" Discussed on WCPT 820

"And I suspect that just as Dick Cheney. Did we think that will be welcomed as liberators? That is whoever else said, it might have been Elliot Abrams for all I know that it will be a cakewalk, but it will walk the cake if eighty six percent of the public opposes military intervention, and we go in there in any way every action we take not only arms Venezuelan people, but harms our own interests. I would think. Yeah. I mean, you have a lot of Venezuelans living on the outside who oppose a doodo and many of the opponents at every level of society have left gone to Colombia or Miami. Or whatever. But there are a lot of people in Venezuela who were like were here, and we don't want to be bombed, and we would like to have food on our shelves. And what a lot of people don't know is that, you know, there was a lot in the media about the long lines in Venezuela to get food about empty shelves that actually ended and this year. The inflation rates actually started going down things started to begin to stabilize because the government is actually and would be capable of restructuring its debt and stabilizing the situation were it not for sanctions. And then it all stopped and inflation started to go up when Madonna was inaugurated and the US started to bring down its economic attack at an even deeper level. So people can talk about why inflation took place. I think you know, we don't understand how the exchanges are manipulated from the outside including by wing business interests in Columbia, but they can talk about Medeiros mistakes. But we have to understand that. The sanctions have made it impossible for the economy to recover. And now you have a situation where the opposition isn't able to do much internally. It's fragmented and. I just was on on Skype because we were recording our podcast moderate rebels with our friend Alina piva who has been an analyst here in Washington who is she's Venezuelan and she's in Caracas now, and she said there is a tense calm. There aren't big opposition rallies. They're people aren't coming out because they're not on board with the US agenda. And they see it for what it is there. A huge pro government rallies every day now. But the tense calm is because they feel like the opposition's program of destabilizing the country from within has petered out. And now they're wondering if there will be an invasion from Colombia, or if there will be a proxy war where the US decides to arm the moderate rebels and start a civil war. It seems to be a fact that Israel sent troops to Brazil supposedly for training exercises today after Trump recognized Guido as de Wikipedia approved president of Venezuela. So this is a very troubling for people there, but the point is that across the board. They do not want to become another Libya or Syria and Americans just need to understand that this isn't even about Madonna anymore. It's about whether a country can be can exist or not. I wanted to talk about that. And we will be right back after this with more of our conversation with max Blumenthal right here on this zero hour. You are listening.

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"max blumenthal" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

Radio Free Nashville

08:13 min | 3 years ago

"max blumenthal" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

"Into an understanding that has long. Yes. Allegiances that we built up with the Saudis are intact. Then we can manipulate the price of oil to make charts ends and racking profitable and Allen near and said, it doesn't really matter if you control the oil because all be sold wherever is willing to pay the price. But I think we have been as well as oil under our control, the petrochemical industry can further manipulate this last burst of profit out of it by restricting the flow. Maybe I my my guests. Anthony is that what you're seeing is just our insane hatred of any country that puts its people ahead of its its capitalists, basically. And you know when when. When that began when when, you know shabas came along and said, you know, we're going to take the money from the oil. We're going to nationalize we're going to take it away from corporations and on it. And then we're going to take the prophet. So we're gonna use that to pay for healthcare and housing, you know, the billionaires flipped out, and they and they started this multi year crusade against against the government of Venezuela. We did the same thing in Honduras. We did the same thing Tamala. You know, it's we did the same thing in Iran, by the way and Iraq, you know, one when both those countries nationalized their oil. That's why we wouldn't have been flipped their flip their governments. So the bottom line is we just don't like other company other countries, you know, taking responsibility for their own oil. So yeah, I get it. Anthony, thanks for the call. And by the way, you know, fracking and tar sands oil or not actually profitable unless the price oils above fifty bucks a barrel. So there's there's there's some dynamics there that I don't quite get Randy in Grand Rapids. Michigan listening to ninety five point three FM. Hey, randy. It says here you want to debate me on what? On your facts when you come through and throw it all your facts. You hung up on me last time because you don't agree with me. Okay. So I'm expecting you to hang up on me. Again, you said that you don't believe all that. Fox fake news crap. And I can I can give you websites government websites where Obama had requested emergency appropriation funds to three point seven billion dollars. And I was telling you that he's in his administration. They turn children over to drug and sex traffickers, and and workforce's and they separated them Randy. I guarantee you I'm gonna hang up on you again right now, I guarantee you, and I and I don't I don't believe you. And and be I've seen enough of this kind of crap to use your word coming out of FOX where they take let's say, you know, the policy during the Obama administration was that children would get separated from their parents if or from the adults who were with them when they came across the border. If those adults were not really their parents, there was something suspicious going on or if they or if they were their parents, but their parents were acting in a way. That indicated that they were abusive or exploitation, and so it was always to protect children that was that was always the the the purpose of it. Now, it may not have always worked that way. Right. I mean Louis, and I ran a community for abused kids up in New Hampshire back in the back in the eighties. And and you know, the state placed kids with us and other programs like that. And it just it didn't always work out. Sometimes it was inappropriate what happened with you know, the the kid was taken away from their family and whatnot. And in fact, sometimes we'd go back and say, you know, these this child should not be in in foster care institutionalized. Generally speaking, the goal of the program. So it's, you know, it's entirely possible. That one of the foster families that one of the kids that Obama had separated because they were trying to protect the child. One of those foster families turned out to be a drug Lord or affiliated with a gang or somebody who was abusive or the child got traffic. I mean that kind of stuff happens that happens at our foster care system in the United States right now, but the goal of the Obama administration's separation policy to the very small extent that had happened was always to protect the children the explicit goal of the Trump separate children from their parents program. And they are they they will tell you this John Kelly came out and said this so to Kristen Nielsen the goal was to cause enough pain in those families pain with the children pain with the parents to cause enough pain, and we'll be talking more about this in the next hour that people in. In Guatemala would say, no, I don't want to go through that. I don't wanna put my kids through that. I don't want to end up in jail for months and months. In other words, it was intended to discourage people from coming here. Obama ever did that. So, you know, take your false phony, FOX fax and shovel gusts in Chicago. Hey, what's up? Tom. Hi, I'm well, what's on your mind? Yeah. I wanted to call. You're the caller that had asked her was referring to the de facto president John glide. Oh, Hollywood the Harvard. Actually that is true. Harvard Business School grad. He might have gone to school. I'm not sure also. But I definitely know he graduated from Harvard. Also, he this is this is for people who don't know what you're talking about gusts. This is the guy who is the speaker of the parliament. He's kind of got Nancy Pelosi's job down in Venezuela. And the United States has decided even though he didn't run for president president for lack of a better word. Right. He's even though he didn't run for president. Where decide we have decided that he's their president. Now back to you. And he took courses that while other ex patriots that were sponsored by the US government regarding or public organizing, and when he worked back way, LA he was part of a political party called the popular will for lack of a better word bear sort of the Bagger the tea party of Venezuelan fact, one of his specialties was they get a group of random thugs or whatnot. And basically start fights with Tabas and. D'oro supporters. They would break up rallies. Proud boys took over Venezuela. Is that what you're saying? For lack of a better word, the good way of pointing in fact, max Blumenthal a grey zone. He edited an article that that gets into a lot of detail regarding these issues. That makes me who these guys are. And it's sort of interesting because it reminded me a little bit of when you were talking earlier asking about this Utah question, it's sort of interesting majority light state. Well, how white wing organizations were it's not racism or economics is in fact, speaking of South America dictators in Argentina took over. There was sort of a model they have I they get rid of the political opposition people that absolutely hate them. Then they go after their families any neutral parties minorities, the poor you wouldn't let down the point where even somebody who gives you a dirty look either ends up in jail or a body. And unfortunately that sort of mantra you could argue all white we parties globally. In fact, a useless fact for this issue of Venezuelan how we're legally recognized somebody that voted in for and all the Nedeli we've done in that country. Interestingly enough Holand off you look there. Elections are going to be later this year. If you look at the election roster all the people running are right wing party. It goes some sort of sort of George Bush conservatives all the way to proud boys outright fascist. There are no liberal or moderate opposition in that country anymore and look at most of the former Soviet Union countries. It's literally all right wing nut jobs from them. To hold seats in the European parliament. And unfortunately. If the house of representatives and people in this country don't wake up, and we might not agree with my girl. He.

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