On June 11, 2016, during the Bundeswehr’s Open Day at Hohn Air Base in Germany, a Transall C-160 cargo aircraft executed a maneuver that was risky enough under normal circumstances, let alone during wartime. And it was all caught on camera. The Sarajevo approach, otherwise known as combat […]
Krystal and Saagar talk to Puck News journalist Tara Palmeri about how the Pentagon used mind control experiments on young troops and lied about the long lasting consequences of the project
France and Germany and the EU generally need to take over the leadership of NATO and work on marginalizing US and UK influence in the alliance over time. A defensive alliance among the European countries would be legitimate because those are individually small countries, and Russia has a […]
Krystal and Saagar demonstrate how the media manufactures consent on wars with an eye on the differences in coverage between the Russian invasion of Ukraine and US invasion of Iraq
The first chapter of the book RADICAL PEACE: People Refusing War By William T. Hathaway RADICAL PEACE presents the experiences of war resisters, deserters, and peace activists who are working to change our warrior culture. This chapter describes helping a soldier to desert. “That must be them.” Petra […]
Briahna Joy Gray and Robby Soave react to President Biden’s promise to provide over $1.2 billion in security and humanitarian aid to Ukraine.
Krystal and Saagar scrutinize the decision by Biden to send $1 billion more in military aid to Ukraine after repeated requests from Zelensky for immediate assistance with battling the Russians
Briahna Joy Gray and Robby Soave discuss the impact of US sanctions against Russia on inflation, and react to the latest developments in the war in Ukraine.
Krystal and Saagar provide viewers an update about the Ukraine war against Russia in the Donbas region and how US intel has no idea what Ukraine is doing with American weapons and funding
Krystal and Saagar scrutinize the former top general under investigation for illegal lobbying for the Qatar government during his time as President of influential DC think tank Brookings Institution
Publisher of Nonzero Newsletter, Robert Wright, breaks down the cultural and policy impacts of hawkish lobbying by the profit-driven defense industry.
More or less my perspective as well. NATO was originally created after WW2 to prevent further Soviet expansion into Western Europe. The Soviets and their satellites already controlled most of the Eurasian landmass at the time, and the remaining Western European countries had been laid to waste by […]
By Jose Alberto Nino Crisis moments in politics tend to be moments of clarity. They demonstrate who are our friends and who are our enemies. Those who hate the color red today will scoff at the same color once their opponents start to wear it. Whether the topic […]
Krystal and Saagar look at the response to the US Marine Corp posting an image of a helmet with rainbow bullets for pride month
Below is an old article from the Los Angeles Times in 1986 discussing how the majority of both parties in Congress opposed Reagan’s Central America policy, arming of the Saudi regime, and efforts to undermine detente with the USSR. Nowadays, no one in Congress would oppose any of […]
By Fiona Harrigan, Reason It signals that many in Congress still condemn America’s role in the war and actions from the president that lack proper authorization. Members of the House introduced a resolution yesterday that would help end U.S. military involvement in the Yemeni Civil War if passed. […]
Krystal and Saagar break down the military’s cyber operations in the Ukraine war and the lethal armed drones being sent to Ukraine capable of striking Russia and gathering crucial intelligence
Senior fellow and military expert at Defense Priorities, retired Lt. Col. Daniel Davis, weighs in on the new $700M Ukraine weapons deal that includes long-range missiles capable of striking Russian targets with precision.
By Caitlin Johnstone A Ukrainian government official frequently cited as a source by western news media for her allegations of atrocities committed by Russian troops has been fired by the Ukrainian parliament, in part because of the unevidenced nature of those claims. Newsweek reports: A Ukrainian official has been […]
Krystal and Saagar highlight the speech made by Jon Stewart on Memorial Day ripping the US politicians who are still delaying the burn pit victim relief for veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan
Krystal and Saagar provide an update on the Ukraine war that has become centered around the Russia offensive in the Donbas regions where they are gaining ground and Biden has rejected Ukrainian weapons requests
Bob Moriarty, Geopolitics and Empire Vietnam veteran, author, and investor Bob Moriarty discusses the war in Ukraine, how the U.S. has been supporting Nazis since WWII, and that Russia is acting in self-defense. Zelensky is being run by the U.S. and Ukraine will end up being split into […]
This week, Briahna spoke to Samar Al Bulushi UC Irvine professor with a focus on imperialism, East Africa, & geopolitics, about Biden’s choice to recommit troops to Somalia following Trump’s withdrawal. It’s everything you really wanted to understand about US imperialism in Africa that you can’t get from […]
By Chris Hedges Permanent war has cannibalized the country. It has created a social, political, and economic morass. Each new military debacle is another nail in the coffin of Pax Americana. The United States, as the near unanimous vote to provide nearly $40 billion in aid to Ukraine […]
Phil Klay, U.S. Marine Corps Veteran and author of Uncertain Ground: Citizenship in an Age of Endless, Invisible War, Missionaries, and Redeployment, joins The Realignment to discuss how veteran and non-veteran Americans should reckon with the War on Terror, what policies should be up for debate when it […]
Oliver Stone is a filmmaker with 3 Oscar wins and 11 Oscar nominations. His films include Platoon, Wall Street, Born on the Fourth of July, Scarface, JFK, Nixon, Alexander, W, Snowden, and documentaries where he has interviewed Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez, and Vladimir Putin.
Biden’s HAWKISH Vow To Protect Taiwan Will End With DEAD Americans & US At Risk: Lt Col Daniel Davis
Senior fellow and military expert at Defense Priorities, Retired Lt. Col. Daniel Davis, weighs in on President Biden’s latest comments on U.S. policy on Taiwan, and discusses his new op-ed in which he asks, why should American soldiers die for Taiwan?
It is very common for countries to send special forces to guard it’s embassy in an area of conflict, for example France did this earlier in the conflict when they sent GIGN special forces to guard the embassy.
Robby Soave and Ryan Grim detail Ukraine updates, like Senator Mitt Romney calling on the U.S. to get serious about nuclear war with Russia, and Ukrainian President Zelensky saying the West should have better supported Ukraine more in 2014.
Krystal and Saagar talk with foreign policy analyst Elbridge Colby about the Biden administration’s policies towards Taiwan that are in the spotlight after Biden called for the military to defend the island nation
Breaking Points collaborator Ryan Grim of The Intercept talks with journalists Sara Sirota and Ken Klippenstein about the military industrial complex’s demand for ‘hunter killer’ drones to be sent to Ukraine
By Caitlin Johnstone (This article contains reports about child rape which might be intense for some people.) Listen to a reading of this article: ❖ The Ukrainian government is quickly learning that it can say anything, literally anything at all, about what’s happening on the ground there and […]
Well, that didn’t seem to last very long.
Since things are going so well in Ukraine, the US must have at least one more little war going. After all, one day without war is akin to dishonor. Give the guy credit for having foresight & looking ahead. And this should be a surprise to no one, […]
Kim Iversen criticizes the flow of information from Ukraine and quality of war reporting at ‘piss poor.’
Adam Weinstein discusses a U.S. government watchdog report released this week that reveals how the Afghan military lost power after America’s exit from the country.
Saagar takes aim at the disparity between the US and European NATO allies in terms of defense spending and aid to Ukraine to support their war against Russia
The Signal What’s at stake in Finland and Sweden joining NATO? Susan Colbourn on how the war in Ukraine has reset security calculations in Europe. Victor Jules Levasseur Finland and Sweden are “like guesthouses for terror organizations,” according to Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. On Wednesday, as Finland and […]
The Generals value their lives and families and relationships. They only grow brave enough to speak when they’re older and closer to natural death. Nobody wants to be the detonator.
Dr. Samar Al-Bulushi discusses President Biden’s secret signing of an order authorizing the redeployment of special forces to Somalia, in efforts to target al-Shabab leaders in the country. This move reverses former President Trump’s decision to withdraw there.
Somalia is colonized by NATO. Turkey and USA have a heavy presence there. Djibouti and Ethiopia are on team China, and Eritrea is on team Russia. The Horn of Africa is very weird geopolitically.
Krystal and Saagar are joined by Georgetown professor and foreign policy expert Trita Parsi to discuss the risks of NATO expansion, internal debates in Sweden and Finland, and Turkey’s objections to the measure
“Have you ever wondered who’s pulling the strings?” Army psychological operations recruitment video draws criticism
Mark Price The Charlotte Observer It’s a stretch to link the U.S. Army to witchery, but that’s happening in response to an eerie recruitment video shared on YouTube by Fort Bragg’s 4th Psychological Operations Group-Airborne. Titled “Ghosts in the Machine,” the video feels like a movie trailer and comes with no explanation […]
Krystal and Saagar report on the warnings being given by Kentucky Senator Rand Paul in his objections to the $40 billion Ukraine military aide package that could lead to major arms trafficking
Watching them shame Rand Paul and shake their heads about NOT spending the PEOPLE’S money on someone else’s war. NO WAR. NO FUNDING WAR.
Founder of The Lever, David Sirota, breaks down Amazon’s massive new $10 billion NSA contract.
By Caitlin Johnstone NBC’s Meet the Press just aired an absolutely freakish segment in which the influential narrative management firm Center for a New American Security (CNAS) ran war games simulating a direct US hot war with China. CNAS is funded by the Pentagon and by military-industrial complex […]
The Russo-Ukrainian War Offers a New Opportunity for Political Demagogues to Destroy Freedoms at Home
By Jose Alberto Nino Politicians thoroughly enjoy times of war. Periods of bellicosity are when the most power-hungry members of the political class indulge in their most depraved political fantasies. The Russo-Ukrainian War has been no exception to this trend. Western politicians have been taking advantage of the […]
Krystal and Saagar look at the vote to send $40 billion more in Ukraine aid that took place in the House as the Squad fell in line with Democrats and objections came from the GOP
Every issue is now a partisan/culture war issue: foreign policy, economics, whatever. It’s all about rallying behind your team doing the opposite of what the other team is doing. Although it’s interesting to see how the neocons, neoliberals, and progressives are on the same side on this, while […]