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Foreign Policy Focus is a podcast hosted by me, Kyle! It covers current events overseas and how those events affect you at home. While US military operations in the Middle East seem like they are on the other side of the world, they have real impacts on the everyday lives of Americans. Wars are the…

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Trump's Dangerous New Asian Alliance

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Is Trump the Anitwar Candidate?

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2020 46:32

Hosts Kyle Anzalone and Will Porter introduce the debut episode of Conflicts of Interest, a new video show covering news and world affairs that will stream live on YouTube three days a week. Kyle and Will break down Senator Rand Paul’s speech at the Republican National Convention, where he tried to sell Donald Trump as the anti-war candidate and a criminal justice reformer. An upcoming troop drawdown in Iraq could help to make Rand’s case. Rising tension over the South China Sea came to a head this week after the Pentagon flew a pair of spy planes near Chinese territory, prompting a missile test from Beijing and an exchange of harsh words. Will and Kyle give the latest on the story, and provide an update on ongoing strife over the presidential election in Belarus, where Washington and European allies have pressured incumbent Alexander Lukashenko to come to terms with his opposition.

Self Defense or Murder? A Breakdown of the Kenosha Shootings

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2020 71:48

Will Porter returns for the final episode of Foreign Policy Focus to discuss the shootings and civil unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin. First, a Kenosha police officer shot Jacob Blake in the back seven times while attempting an arrest, leaving him paralyzed. The shooting ignited protests at the Kenosha courthouse that led to riots in other areas of the city. On the third night of unrest, 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse shot three people during a confrontation, killing two. He has since been arrested, while both shootings continue to fuel intense debate and division. Links YouTube – Conflicts of Interest Facebook – Conflicts of Interest Twitter – Conflicts of Interest Will Porter – Kenosha violence

Both Parties Pretend to Care About Ending Endless Wars

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2020 26:19

On FPF #537, I discuss both parties claiming they will end the endless wars, but neither is serious about actually doing it. Americans keep voting for the president who promises to be less interventionist. However, after taking office, Bush, Obama, and now Trump have expanded wars rather than ending them. Our wars are the most destructive and wasteful part of the US empire. It makes us all poorer and leaves a wake of destruction overseas.  Links YouTube – Conflicts of Interest Facebook – Conflicts of Interest Twitter – Conflicts of Interest Will Porter - Kenosha violence

Will Trump Bring US Troops Home From Iraq?

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2020 42:44

On FPF #536, Will Porter returns to the show to discuss Trump's Iraq police. Trump ran for president on ending endless wars. However, he has failed to get the US out of a single conflict. He is again saying he would like to bring US troops home from Iraq. His own staff could get in his way, as Secretary of State Pompeo is also demanding Iraq disarm the Shia militias. The election is approaching, and a desperate Trump could see ending the war in Iraq as a path to election victory.  Link YouTube – Conflicts of Interest Facebook – Conflicts of Interest Twitter – Conflicts of Interest

Lockheed Could Be the Big Winner in the Israel-UAE Agreement

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2020 41:23

Will Porter returns to FPF to discuss how Lockheed could cash in on the recent deal between Israel and the UAE. Trump administration officials have suggested that after the two countries normalize relations, the US could allow the UAE to buy F-35 fighter jets. While Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has objected, the weapon makers have a powerful lobby in DC and Trump believes arms deals benefit the economy. Trump has also said he would like to extend the Israel/UAE agreement to Saudi Arabia. Links YouTube – Conflicts of Interest Facebook – Conflicts of Interest Twitter – Conflicts of Interest Will Porter on Gaza bombing Will Porter on snapback sanctions

Will the Israel-UAE Deal Lead to More Arm Sales?

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2020 31:38

On FPF #534, I cover several important stories in the news. Documents from BlueLeaks expose the government spending thousands on training police in junk sciences. Andy McCarthy writes in the National Review how Kevin Clinesmith's guilty plead also is an indictment of Rep. Adam Schiff. The US Ambassador to Israel said the new deal with the UAE could open up new arms sales to the UAE. However, Israel expressed concern over sales of the F-35 to the UAE. Israel is hoping to have new deals with Bahrain and Oman.  Links YouTube – Conflicts of Interest Facebook – Conflicts of Interest Twitter – Conflicts of Interest The Intercept - TikTok The Intercept - Junk Science

Trump Ratchets Up the Maximum Pressure Campaign

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2020 36:26

Will Porter returns to FPF to discuss Trump's maximum pressure policy against Iran and Venezuela. Will explains how the US seized four oil tankers that were carrying oil to Venezuela. Iran responded with a lack of concern saying the oil was no longer being carried by Iranian ships. At the UN, the US pressed for a resolution that would have extended the arms embargo against Iran. The resolution failed with only two votes, the US and the Dominican Republic. Even US allies - France, UK, and Germany - refused to vote for the US resolution. Kyle and Will talk about how Iran is responding to Trump's aggression.  Kyle and Will announce the successor show to FPF, Conflicts of Interest. Will is becoming a full-time co-host, and the new show will include a video. Conflicts of Interest is set to launch on August 31st.  Links YouTube - Conflicts of Interest  Facebook - Conflicts of Interest Twitter - Conflicts of Interest  

Did Trump Make Peace Between Israel and the UAE?

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2020 25:25

On FPF #532, I discuss Trump's announcement that the US mediated an agreement that will lead to Israel and the UAE normalizing relations. Details on the agreement remain unknown, but both sides are claiming this somehow allows for or prevents the annexation of the West Bank. While it may seem like a breakthrough, both Israel and the UAE have been apart of the US efforts to overthrow Assad in Syria and undermine the government in Iran. I explain that the relationship between the UAE and Israel becoming public will have some pushback and importance. However, I believe the main goal is to help Trump's presidency.  Links Tulsi on the Marshall Islands Woody Johnson IG Report US Special Operations in Africa  

Massive Explosion Escalates Lebanon Protests

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2020 44:41

On FPF #531, Will Porter returns to the show to discuss the ongoing unrest in Lebanon. Protests escalated after government negligence led to a massive explosion at the Bierut Port. The country's prime minister and his cabinet resigned, although they will remain in place as caretakers until a new government is formed. Will and Kyle also talk about Biden's VP pick, the US trying to take Syrian oil, and Turkish drone strikes in Iraq. 

New Russiagate Whistleblower Exposes Stefan Halper Role in Firing Mike Flynn

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2020 35:35

On FPF #530, Will Porter returns to the show to discuss the new Russiagate Whistleblower Steven P. Schrage. Schrage is a former student of Stefan Halper and set up the event was Halper first met Carter Page. The Page/Halper meeting is suspected of helping generate the bogus Steele Dossier information that led to a FISA warrant on Carter Page and surveillance of the Trump campaign. Schrage has recorded audio of Halper showing he knew Mike Flynn would be fired as NSA just days before it happened.  Links The Spies Whi Hijacked the world  Dangerous Game by Will and Kyle

Beirut Explosion: Details Emerge on the Origin of the Blast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2020 59:57

On FPF #529, Will Porter returns to the show to discuss the massive explosion in Beirut. So far, over 150 people have been killed; however many more remain missing. The damage to the port will also significantly harm Lebanon's economy, doing billions in damage. Will explains that a cache of improperly stored ammonium nitrate caught fire and eventually exploded. While many details – such as how the ammonium nitrate ended up at the port and how the initial fire was stated – remain unknown, hawks are rushing to turn the tragedy into anti-Russia/Iran/Hezbollah propaganda. Links Around the Empire - Elijah Magnier Rania Khalik  

Who Will Get Syria's Oil?

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2020 26:07

On FPF #528, I discuss reports that an American company had signed an agreement with the Syrian Kurds to produce oil in Syria. The story was pushed by Secretary of State Pompeo and Senator Graham. However, the Syrian Kurds now say no agreement has been made. The Kurds added that American and Russian companies are competing for the contract. The Syrian government has argued that the Kurds do not have a right to award the contract.  Links ISIS made money on Facebook

No Matter Who Wins in November, We All Lose

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2020 46:47

On FPF #527, Will Porter returns to the show to explain why it doesn't matter to Boeing CEO who wins in November. Will and Kyle how the US will continue to wage wars throughout the world and spend hundreds of billions of tax dollars on unnecessary weapons and wars. The bipartisan consensus continues to give the president a nearly blank check for waging war. 

Lazy Hawks Blame Russia for Everything

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2020 26:34

On FPF #525, I discuss Trump's decision to withdraw 12,000 troops from Germany. Washington hawks dusted off the worn-out Russiagate narrative to try to drum up fear that Trump was sacrificing the country's security to his master Putin. Trump's move is minor as the US will continue to deploy 24,000 troops to Germany and 10,000s of others in countries surrounding Russia. Only about 6,400 troops will be coming home; the rest will redeploy to Europe. While Trump likely decided to withdraw troops over his issues with Germany's leader Angela Merkle. Trump bringing any number of American troops home is an improvement and may open a diplomatic window with Russia. 

Too Little, Too Late: Trump Makes Doug Macgregor an Ambassador

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2020 24:18

On FPF #524, I discuss Trump's announcement to make retired Col. Douglas Macgregor the US Ambassador to Germany. Macgregor has been a long time advocate for foreign policy restraint. His name has been floated for prominent positions in the administration for years. While it is great that Trump finally added Macgregor to his administration; however, it is not an important enough position, and Trump is nearly out of time with his first term.  Links Mark Perry - USS Bonhomme Richard

Destroying Diplomacy with China

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2020 42:05

On FPF #523, Will Porter returns to the show to discuss the deteriorating relationship with China. Last week, the US forced China out of a consulate in Houston. China responded by evicting the US from a consulate in China. The breakdown in the relationship between the US and China - and the US maximum pressure campaign against Iran - is forcing Iran to rely more on China. The two countries are expected to sign a $400 billion agreement soon. 

2021 NDAA: Another Massive War Budget

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2020 25:02

On FPF #522, I discuss the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act. The House has passed its version of the bill. The NDAA gives the Pentagon $740 billion and a black check for more war. One small victory is Tulsi’s requirement to study sanctions. The Senate also passed its version of the NDAA; however, after the recording of this podcast. Both the House and Senate rejected amendments that would have cut the war budget by 10%.

Obama's Libya Fiasco Continues to Bleed

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2020 20:34

On FPF #521, I update the ongoing conflict in Libya. In 2011, Obama aligned with NATO to help al-Qaeda linked militants overthrow the government of Gaddafi. After the long time dictator was murdered, the country predictably fell into chaos. Now, a multi-faction civil war rages as ISIS and other Islamist groups try to carve out room for themselves. As the civil war has escalated, outside countries have provided increasing military support to the warring factions. It appears Turkey and Egypt could quickly come to blows inside Libya. 

Federal Agents Invade Portland guest Will Porter

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2020 45:54

Will Porter returns to FPF to discuss Trump's deployment of well-armed federal agents to Portland. The feds are carrying out mass abuses of protesters, including arresting people for an unnamed reason and throwing the detainees into unmarked minivans. Several journalists have been targeted. Police have disabled at least one man by shooting him in the head with a rubber bullet. City and state officials want the feds gone; however, Trump says they are deployed as part of his order to protest statues. 

Trump Gives CIA Approval for Cyber Wars guest Will Porter

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 17, 2020 44:36

Will Porter returns to Foreign Policy Focus to discuss the new report that Trump gave the CIA approval to wage cyberwar. The approval was granted in 2018, after being denied by both Bush and Obama. The order allows for the targeting of countries including Russia, China, and Iran. Will details a recent series of disasters in Iran and how Trump's cyberwar may have played a role.  Links Intercept - Banks make $18 billion Yahoo - Cyberwar Nation - Army recruits with Twitch

Mike Pompeo Spins Dangerous Lies About Iran and China guest Dave DeCamp

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2020 45:12

On FPF #518, Dave DeCamp returns to the show. Dave talks about his recent articles on Iran and China. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has spun lies about both countries to justify a more aggressive foreign policy. He accuses Iran of attacking the US interests in Iraq and Yemen. Dave debunks Pompeo's lies and explains how America's aggressive policy is problematic for Iranians, Chinese, and Americans.  Links Pompeo's flimsy lies about Iran Dave's news articles

Roger Stone Is Free, Another False Scandal

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2020 23:02

On FPF #517, I discuss top news, including Trump's commuting of Roger Stone's jail sentence. Democrats are attempting to roll this story into the Russiagate conspiracy theory, which now includes Bountygate. While the opposition to Trump is enraged by their own fake news, Trump is ramping up cold wars with Russia, and Congress is taking advantage of the distracted public to give away more of our tax dollars to their donors.  Links Gareth Porter on Red Lines Intercept - Bail Reform Intercept - Hawkish Super PAC enters Maine GOP race

Russiagate Works: A Majority of Americans Believe Bountygate

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 10, 2020 20:29

On FPF #516, I discuss how Russiagate conditioned people to buy the fake Bountygate story. Russiagate has pushed a false narrative about Russia for four years. Now many Americans, believing Putin is the ultimate enemy, are willing to believe any lie spun about Russia. Recent polling shows a majority of Americans believe the Bountygate claims, even as an ever-increasing number of journalists poke major holes in the allegations. The political pressure created by the mainstream media has a majority of Americas seeking new sanctions on Russia. 

Will Trump Meet with Kim Jong-un Again?

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2020 23:41

On FPF #515, I discuss the latest push by South Korean President Moon Jae-in to have another meeting between Trump and Kim Jong-un. The top US negotiator traveled to South Korea in an attempt to restart talks. Trump has now signaled he be open to talks. However, North Korea is taking a public stand against meeting with Trump before November's election. I explain why North Korea is refusing to meet with the US and the damage done by John Bolton.  Links John Dangelo - EARN IT

Will Israel Annex the West Bank?

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2020 48:50

On FPF #514, Will Porter returns to the show to talk about the status of Israeli annexation. The recent power-sharing agreement that created the Israeli government agreed that annexation could have started as early as July 1st. However, the day has come and gone with no annexation. Will looks at the possible annexation plans and when the plans could be enforced. Kyle and Will discuss the impact on Palestinians and American politics.  Links Scott Ritter Scott Horton  Will Porter and Kyle Anzalone

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