US Secretary of State Antony Blinken pledged this week that any move by Vladimir Putin on Ukraine will be met with clear, swift, and a united response from the United States and its NATO allies. It was one more sign of a looming crisis that has much of the world on edge. The Russians have amassed as many as 100,000 troops on the Ukraine border prompting the US to pull diplomats out of Kiev over fears for their safety. And now, the US has put as many as 8500 troops on alert for possible deployment in support of NATO. Seventy-Seven years after the end of World War II are we really on the verge of another ground war in Europe? Or does Putin have another game plan? Our guest John Sipher, retired from a 28-year career at the CIA with time spent in Moscow and also running the CIA's Russia operations, gives us his insight as to what we are potentially dealing with.GUEST:John Sipher (@john_sipher), Former CIA Clandestine Service - Now @SpycraftEnt @AtlanticCouncilHOSTS:Michael Isikoff (@Isikoff), Chief Investigative Correspondent, Yahoo NewsDaniel Klaidman (@dklaidman), Editor in Chief, Yahoo NewsVictoria Bassetti (@VBass), fellow, Brennan Center for Justice (contributing co-host) RESOURCES:Andrew Romano's latest Yahoo News/YouGov story - Here.John Sipher's Bio on the Atlantic Council - Here.Follow us on Twitter: @SkullduggeryPodListen and subscribe to "Skullduggery" on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.Email us with feedback, questions or tips: SkullduggeryPod@yahoo.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Greatest NFL weekend ever, Aaron Rodgers v. Joe Biden, a TikTok love story, Gen Z loves the 90's, Harvard & UNC v. Asian students, a Meat Loaf encore, and Spotify takes control of Archewell Audio.Every NFL Playoff game this weekend ended with a walk off.VP Kamala Harris' language is translated by Secretary of State Antony Blinken.Aaron Rodgers is taking on Joe Biden.Eli Zaret zooms in to recap the insane NFL playoff weekend, Matthew Stafford's run, toss some trivia around, and give insight on how the Dr. Anderson scandal came to a settlement.Jackson Mahomes and Brittany Matthews are ruining the Kansas City Chiefs for everybody.Drew continues his coverage of Gino and others on 90 Day Fiancé.Check your junk email folder for big lottery winnings.A peanut allergy led James Iannazzo to toss a smoothie and spill xenophobic slurs and, ultimately get fired.The stock market had a crazy day.Movies: The Power of the Dog starring Benedict Cumberbatch divides the studio. Marc recommends Bob Odenkirk's Nobody. Drew finally caught Class Action Park.Gen Z LOVES the 1990's because there's no internet and no one got canceled.Drew explains the Jack Wright/Sienna Mae TikTok love story.Drew can't be a 'Radio Personality', but Larry Fortensky is a definite American Construction Worker.Alec Baldwin wants more coverage of him giving his phone to authorities.A new Kanye documentary is on the way. Some people are saying Mike Broadwell wears Kanye's sneakers.A Julia Fox deep dive leads to her turd podcast.Paris Hilton will not take her husband's last name because it would hurt her brand.We check into Karl Hamburgers to get his take on his Buffalo Bills devastating loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. OJ Simpson was bummed about the Bills, but the San Francisco 49ers saved his partying.Somebody noticed we discussed Louie Anderson and Meat Loaf in the opening minutes of September 2nd, 2020.Tony Dow is still out there doing things even though he hates being Wally.Kim Kardashian apparently got rid of those huge fake butt implants. She's going to appear on Hillary and Chelsea Clinton's TV show that apparently is a thing.This is Drew's favorite childhood book.Harvard and UNC vs Asians.Trans News: Lia Thomas continues to make trans-swimming news. George Stephanopoulos phones in an interview with Jeopardy champ Amy Schneider. A California mom is angry that her kid's teachers helped her kid change genders.Royal Bullshit: Not-A-Prince Harry and that beast Meghan Markle are scamming Spotify, so they finally take over. Andy Windsor has deleted all his social media accounts.Marc and Drew's backs hurt.Enjoy an in-studio interview with the great Meat Loaf.Social media is dumb but we're on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (Drew and Mike Show, Marc Fellhauer, Trudi Daniels and BranDon).
The EU called on Russia on Monday to defuse tensions over Ukraine and reaffirmed that Moscow would face "massive" consequences if it attacked its neighbor. The EU's foreign ministers, who met in Brussels, said the bloc "condemns Russia's continued aggressive actions and threats against Ukraine and calls on Russia to de-escalate." US Secretary of State Antony Blinken also joined the meeting via teleconference. In the meantime, NATO announced that European allies were deploying added ships and fighter jets to Eastern Europe and putting new forces on standby in response to Russia's continued military mobilization along Ukraine's border. Yannis Palaiologos, Kathimerini's Brussels correspondent, joins The Greek Current with the latest analysis. You can read the articles we discuss on our podcast here:Ukraine-Russia crisis: EU foreign ministers meet to coordinate strategy with USEU urges Russia to de-escalate, threatens 'massive' sanctionsNATO sends ships, fighter jets to eastern Europe as Russia tensions simmerSnow blankets Athens, Greek islands and Turkey's IstanbulRare heavy snow paralyses Greek capital and disrupts flightsTurkey: prominent journalist detained for insulting president ErdoğanSedef Kabas: Turkish journalist jailed for reciting proverb
On COI #220, Kyle Anzalone discusses the recent talks between Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. While no deal was reached, the two diplomats were able to make progress on limited issues. However, after the talks ended, America resumed its hostile policy by promising more weapons to Ukraine. Kyle breaks down the recent CIA report on Havana Syndrome. The report - much to the displeasure of the mainstream media - finds HS is not caused by a foreign power. Kyle updates the fallout from Obama's Libya War. Chaos and war have spread through Africa's Sahel in Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, and Chad. America has long backed France's terror war in the region. Biden sought to pull the U.S. from France's fight to maintain control over its former colonies. Though the administration ultimately increased America's support for the war to appease France after the AUKUS deal scuttled Paris' submarine agreement with Australia. Odysee Rumble Donate LBRY Credits bTTEiLoteVdMbLS7YqDVSZyjEY1eMgW7CP Donate Bitcoin 36PP4kT28jjUZcL44dXDonFwrVVDHntsrk Donate Bitcoin Cash Qp6gznu4xm97cj7j9vqepqxcfuctq2exvvqu7aamz6 Patreon Subscribe Star YouTube Facebook Twitter MeWe Apple Podcast Amazon Music Google Podcasts Spotify iHeart Radio Support Our Sponsor Visit Paloma Verde and use code PEACE for 25% off our CBD
On COI #220, Kyle Anzalone discusses the recent talks between Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. While no deal was reached, the two diplomats were able to make progress on limited issues. However, after the talks ended, America resumed its hostile policy by promising more weapons to Ukraine. Kyle breaks down the recent CIA report on Havana Syndrome. The report - much to the displeasure of the mainstream media - finds HS is not caused by a foreign power. Kyle updates the fallout from Obama's Libya War. Chaos and war have spread through Africa's Sahel in Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, and Chad. America has long backed France's terror war in the region. Biden sought to pull the U.S. from France's fight to maintain control over its former colonies. Though the administration ultimately increased America's support for the war to appease France after the AUKUS deal scuttled Paris' submarine agreement with Australia.
The latest NBC News poll shows the challenges for President Biden's second year in office. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) talks about the president's attempt to reset. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Mich.) describes the challenges for moderate Democrats. Secretary of State Antony Blinken discusses the tensions with Russia over threats to Ukraine. Kristen Welker, Peter Baker, Symone Sanders and former Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.) join the Meet the Press roundtable.
Nicolle Wallace discusses new Jan 6th documents released by the National Archives to the select committee. Plus, the Supreme Court delivers another setback to Texas abortion providers, Biden gets negative marks from Black voters, Secretary of State Antony Blinken pledges support to Ukraine when meeting with his Russian counterpart, Republicans' push for election police, the mental health impact of Trump-era politics, and anti-vaccine efforts in Florida.Joined by: Daniel Goldman Luke Broadwater, Betsy Woodruff Swan, Mini Timmaraju, Dr. Uche Blackstock, Rev. Al Sharpton, Basil Smikle, retired Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, Amb. Michael McFaul, Matt Dowd, Mara Gay, and Dr. Kavita Patel
United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned top Russian officials of a “swift” and “severe” response should Russia invade Ukraine. Also, new CDC studies confirm boosters shots provide the best protection against Omicron but the agency still will not commit to changing the definition of “fully vaccinated” to include a third shot. Dr. Anthony Fauci joins to answer why. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
As Russia continues to make provocative moves near Ukraine's border, United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with top Russian officials in the latest rounds of diplomatic talks. Blinken said the meeting was “not a negotiation” as he expressed a deeper understanding of Russia's concerns and their position. There are new tensions inside the White House over a proposal to vaccinate migrants at the United States border with Mexico. Some officials see this as a way to address public health concerns while critics worry the policy would encourage more people to come to the United States. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
The Boys will not be writing to Russia anytime soon, but Secretary of State Antony Blinken promises a strongly-worded letter will be written. Fewer than 1 in 6 Americans want U.S Soldiers in any Ukraine/Russia war, and critics slam NBC News for suggesting school curriculum transparency would lead to censorship. Jordan Peterson resigns from his tenured position at University of Toronto, and Gavin Newsom says we all have a responsibility to stop crime. A fascinating study shows gender is not a “social construct”, and Joy Reid believes the infrastructure bill was the “White Guy Employment Act”. Martha Stewart once dated Anthony Hopkins, but she dumped him because she was afraid of Hannibal Lecter.
The two top diplomats from the US and Russia have concluded brief negotiations in Geneva. The talks were designed to defuse the threat of war in Ukraine. Russia's foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said the talks with the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken were constructive. Also in the programme: We hear an extraordinary story of survival from Tonga after the volcanic eruption last Saturday. And scientists say the plant enset, which is a staple in Ethiopia, could be a new superfood and a lifesaver in the face of climate change. (Photo: U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken greets Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov before their meeting, in Geneva, Switzerland. Russian Foreign Ministry/Handout via Reuters)
Secretary of State Antony Blinken is meeting with his Russian counterpart, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, today in Geneva, amid tensions around Russia possibly entering Ukraine. We speak with the Financial Times Moscow Bureau Chief about what to expect from the meeting. Plus, Netflix shares are down around $100 per share, on weak subscriber growth and guidance out of the company's fourth quarter earnings report. We break down the wild drop with Wedbush's Joel Kulina. And Peloton shares moved below their IPO price after a report from CNBC that the company is halting production of some of its products. We discuss the stock moves and options actions in the shares with Jon Najarian.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken presses his Russian counterpart over Ukraine. Anti-abortion rights activists mark the Roe v. Wade anniversary with new hope for a Supreme Court reversal. And healthcare experts press Spotify to police the platform's most popular podcaster over bogus COVID claims.
President Joe Biden on Thursday cleaned up comments he made a day earlier, to say any Russian incursion into Ukraine would lead to a severe and unified response by the United States and its allies. In Berlin, Secretary of State Antony Blinken also presented unity. But as Biden himself admitted Wednesday, the transatlantic alliance is not unified over how to punish Russia. Nick Schifrin explains. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders
On COI #219, Kyle Anzalone is joined by Dave DeCamp - News Editor at Antiwar.com - to review Biden's first year as president. Dave breaks down Biden's Ukraine policy. At a recent press conference, Biden suggested, if there is a small Russian invasion of Ukraine, the U.S. may not react. The White House immediately reversed the President's statement. This confusion in policy comes as Secretary of State Antony Blinken is set to meet with his Russian counterpart. Dave and Kyle discuss Biden's Iran policy. Dave explains how Biden missed his opportunity to negotiate a more favorable deal with a moderate Iranian government. Now, Biden has set a deadline on the deal. But with a more hardline Iranian government in power, Tehran is demanding Biden live up to the commitments made by Obama. Dave explains how Biden has failed to successfully hold Saudi Arabia accountable and end the war in Yemen. The US-aided Saudi slaughter of Yemen increased through 2021, despite Biden's pledge to treat Saudi Arabia as a pariah state and end offensive weapon sales. Odysee Rumble Donate LBRY Credits bTTEiLoteVdMbLS7YqDVSZyjEY1eMgW7CP Donate Bitcoin 36PP4kT28jjUZcL44dXDonFwrVVDHntsrk Donate Bitcoin Cash Qp6gznu4xm97cj7j9vqepqxcfuctq2exvvqu7aamz6 Patreon Subscribe Star YouTube Facebook Twitter MeWe Apple Podcast Amazon Music Google Podcasts Spotify iHeart Radio Support Our Sponsor Visit Paloma Verde and use code PEACE for 25% off our CBD
On COI #219, Kyle Anzalone is joined by Dave DeCamp - News Editor at Antiwar.com - to review Biden's first year as president. Dave breaks down Biden's Ukraine policy. At a recent press conference, Biden suggested, if there is a small Russian invasion of Ukraine, the U.S. may not react. The White House immediately reversed the President's statement. This confusion in policy comes as Secretary of State Antony Blinken is set to meet with his Russian counterpart. Dave and Kyle discuss Biden's Iran policy. Dave explains how Biden missed his opportunity to negotiate a more favorable deal with a moderate Iranian government. Now, Biden has set a deadline on the deal. But with a more hardline Iranian government in power, Tehran is demanding Biden live up to the commitments made by Obama. Dave explains how Biden has failed to successfully hold Saudi Arabia accountable and end the war in Yemen. The US-aided Saudi slaughter of Yemen increased through 2021, despite Biden's pledge to treat Saudi Arabia as a pariah state and end offensive weapon sales.
Ukraine's President responded to President Biden's comments suggesting that a 'minor incursion' by Russia may not be enough for a strong international response. This just ahead of U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov in Geneva. FOX's Eben Brown speaks to John Hardie, research manager and research analyst at the Foundation For Defense Of Democracies, who says time is running out to deter a Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Happy Friday-eve from the whole team at Bernie & Sid in the Morning. Today, Sid dives deep into President Biden's disastrous press conference that took place yesterday. Just like we predicted, Biden did his best to sugarcoat an abysmal first year in office. He lied profusely saying that he has indeed gotten things done when he clearly hasn't, he blamed COVID for the American people's frustration with his administration, and anywhere he could would blame former President Trump and his administration for his incompetence. What's new? In other news, the filibuster stands in the Senate after a vote on the matter took place yesterday, and Secretary of State Antony Blinken addresses the United States' plans regarding Russia and their potential invasion of Ukraine. As always, stay tuned for another special "Beat Sid" edition of The Peerless Boilers Beat Bernie Contest and of course the Thursday installment of Lidia Reports.
Foreign ministers from key European countries are having talks in Berlin with the US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, to coordinate Western strategy over a potential invasion threat to Ukraine. Also in the programme: new coral reef discovered; Ingrid Betancourt on presidential bid. (Picture: German Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Annalena Baerbock welcomes US Secretary of State Antony Blinken prior to their meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Berlin, Germany, 20 January 2022. Credit: EPA/KAY NIETFELD / POOL)
In the midst of the so-called Great Resignation, the far left is calling for the abolishment of all work. Leftist politicians and activists call for the government to step in and create a massive welfare state to eliminate the need for Americans to work at all.Robert Rector, The Heritage Foundation's senior research fellow for domestic policy studies, joins the podcast to explain that work is crucial for a functioning and flourishing society. The left's proposals to replace work with government handouts, Rector says, can have only bad consequences.“We're now violating that contract when you [eliminate work],” Rector says. “Those who choose to work [will] have a double obligation to support themselves and their families and the families of those who choose not to work. Society will fall apart under that, and there's no way of stopping it.”We also cover these stories:President Biden gives his first press conference since November, taking questions for over an hour and a half.Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell accuses Democrats of trying to divide the nation for their own political gain.Fearing an imminent attack on Ukraine by Russian forces, Secretary of State Antony Blinken lands in Kiev for talks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken was in Ukraine Wednesday to meet with the country's president and high command, as more than 100,000 Russian troops remain deployed on Ukraine's borders. Nick Schifrin begins the report, and Judy Woodruff has a conversation with two U.S. senators who just returned from Ukraine to get their views on the situation. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders
With US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Kyiv for talks with the Ukrainian government, a member of parliament from President Volodymyr Zelensky's Servant of the People party, Sviatoslav Yurash, tells Newshour, a Russian invasion would be 'madness' for both countries. Also in the programme: British Prime Minister continues to suffer from the partygate revelations as one of his own MPs defects to the opposition Labour party, and a former cabinet minister and close ally calls for him to go; and we speak to a local journalist in Tonga about the aftermath of the tsunami. (Photo: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken meets with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba in Kyiv, Ukraine, 19 January 2022. Credit: Alex Brandon/Pool via Reuters)
Plus: Secretary of State Antony Blinken seeks to reassure Ukraine as Russia moves troops in the region. University of Michigan to pay $490 million to sexual-abuse victims. J.R. Whalen reports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has called on Russia to take a "diplomatic and peaceful path" as fears mount of a new invasion of Ukraine. An estimated 100,000 Russian troops have been deployed near Ukraine's borders and Mr Blinken, visiting Kyiv, said the Russians were planning to beef them up at short notice. He urged states to opt to resolve whatever differences there are peacefully through diplomacy. Also in the programme: as communications lines start to be restored in Tonga, we ask why the country's entire internet depends on one cable..And the UK's prime minister, Boris Johnson, faces sustained attack in the country's parliament over his handling of allegations that parties at his residence broke Covid rules. (Photo shows U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaking at the U.S. Embassy, in Kyiv, Ukraine, on 19 January 2022. Credit: Alex Brandon/Pool via REUTERS)
President Biden will hold a rare formal news conference today. When it comes to his agenda, where can Biden point to progress? And the government is now offering free at-home COVID tests to all Americans. When can you expect to get them? Plus, Secretary of State Antony Blinken is in Ukraine to try and diffuse tensions with Russia. How much support will the U.S. offer if Russia invades?
Secretary of State Antony Blinken is in Ukraine, reiterating American support as fear of a Russian invasion grows. Blinken will also meet with Russian officials Friday in Geneva in hopes of keeping diplomacy alive. Indiana Republican Congresswoman Victoria Spartz is a Ukrainian-American, who was born in the country when it was part of the Soviet Union. Rep. Spartz discusses how the Biden Administration should be addressing Russia as fear of war looms. Wednesday, January 19th marks just one day prior to President Biden's first full year in office and he is set to hold his first press conference of the new year. The Biden administration has faced many challenges recently with rising inflation, the Omicron variant, and a stalled legislative agenda. Howard Kurtz, host of "MediaBUZZ" on the FOX News Channel and the Media BUZZMeter podcast joins to weigh in on how the President must navigate his press conference and how he must change the current narrative surrounding his administration. Plus, commentary by Fox News contributor Liz Peek.
Tensions between the U.S. and Russia are rising after last week's summit in Geneva ended with no resolution between the two countries over Ukraine. We hear an excerpt of Secretary of State Antony Blinken's exclusive interview with Pod Save The World just hours before he went overseas yesterday to meet with Ukraine's president and Russia's foreign minister. Tomorrow, jury selection is expected to start in the federal trial of three former Minneapolis police officers charged with violating George Floyd's civil rights: Tou Thao, J. Keung, and Thomas Lane. All three were on the scene when their fellow officer Derek Chauvin killed George Floyd, and failed to stop him from kneeling on Floyd's neck. And in headlines: Rudy Giuliani was subpoenaed by the House panel investigating the January 6th insurrection, Tonga gave its first status update after a volcano eruption and tsunami devastated its islands, and a federal judge approved a plan that would resolve Puerto Rico's bankruptcy and restructure its $33 billion debt. Show Notes: Hear Secretary of State Antony Blinken's exclusive interview with Pod Save The World – https://crooked.com/podcast-series/pod-save-the-world/ Follow us on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/whataday/ For a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/whataday Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Where has President Biden been? Hero journalist Steven asks Jen Psaki about Biden's time in Delaware and about the White House's attendance at a Zoom meeting regarding tests. Secretary of State Antony Blinken flies to the Ukraine to deal with rising tensions. And more!
Secretary of State Antony Blinken says the U.S. is planning "things that we have not done in the past" if Russia invades Ukraine. His comments follow days of diplomatic talks and a deadlock on resolving the crisis brewing along the Ukraine-Russia border, where Russia has massed 100,000 troops with tanks and artillery.Blinken speaks to NPR's Mary Louise Kelly about the current tensions and this week's diplomatic efforts. In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment that will help you make sense of what's going on in your community.Email us at email@example.com.
On COI #213, Kyle Anzalone discusses upcoming talks between the US and Russia. The talks are set to begin tomorrow in Vienna. Over the past month, the US has signaled an unwillingness to allow Ukrainian membership for a decade and Russia moved 10,000 troops away from the border with Ukraine. However, recent meetings between Secretary of State Antony Blinken and NATO officials suggest the US will go into talks with Russia refusing to compromise. Kyle breaks down a recent Newsweek article on the Neo-Nazi movement in Ukraine. White nationalists in Ukraine have become a key part of the military supported by the US. These Ukrainian militias are recruiting globally, with some members coming from the US who are further radicalized and given battlefield experience. America backs the Neo-Nazi-infested military to play geopolitics with Russia. Kyle updates the growing network of anti-China alliances the US is fostering in the Indo-Pacific. Japan inked a military pact with Australia last week. With a focus on hypersonic weapons, the US and Japan signed a weapons research and development agreement. Kyle talks about the escalating conflict in Yemen. Saudi Arabia is cruelly blocking fuel from reaching key ports while ramping up its airwar. However, Riyadh will soon need a resupply of Patriot missiles. The weapons sale may present an opportunity for Americans to try to end the war. Kyle also discusses the apartheid Israeli state. A woman from Gaza documented the inhumanity she faced attempting to get medical care. Israeli tanks destroyed Palestinian wheat fields. Odysee Rumble Donate LBRY Credits bTTEiLoteVdMbLS7YqDVSZyjEY1eMgW7CP Donate Bitcoin 36PP4kT28jjUZcL44dXDonFwrVVDHntsrk Donate Bitcoin Cash Qp6gznu4xm97cj7j9vqepqxcfuctq2exvvqu7aamz6 Patreon Subscribe Star YouTube Facebook Twitter MeWe Apple Podcast Amazon Music Google Podcasts Spotify iHeart Radio Support Our Sponsor Visit Paloma Verde and use code PEACE for 25% off our CBD
On COI #213, Kyle Anzalone discusses upcoming talks between the US and Russia. The talks are set to begin tomorrow in Vienna. Over the past month, the US has signaled an unwillingness to allow Ukrainian membership for a decade and Russia moved 10,000 troops away from the border with Ukraine. However, recent meetings between Secretary of State Antony Blinken and NATO officials suggest the US will go into talks with Russia refusing to compromise. Kyle breaks down a recent Newsweek article on the Neo-Nazi movement in Ukraine. White nationalists in Ukraine have become a key part of the military supported by the US. These Ukrainian militias are recruiting globally, with some members coming from the US who are further radicalized and given battlefield experience. America backs the Neo-Nazi-infested military to play geopolitics with Russia. Kyle updates the growing network of anti-China alliances the US is fostering in the Indo-Pacific. Japan inked a military pact with Australia last week. With a focus on hypersonic weapons, the US and Japan signed a weapons research and development agreement. Kyle talks about the escalating conflict in Yemen. Saudi Arabia is cruelly blocking fuel from reaching key ports while ramping up its airwar. However, Riyadh will soon need a resupply of Patriot missiles. The weapons sale may present an opportunity for Americans to try to end the war. Kyle also discusses the apartheid Israeli state. A woman from Gaza documented the inhumanity she faced attempting to get medical care. Israeli tanks destroyed Palestinian wheat fields.
As the Omicron variant pushes the U.S. healthcare system to the brink, Dr. Ashish Jha joins George Stephanopoulos to discuss the strategy of adjusting to the “new normal” of life with COVID and the impact on young children. Plus, as the Biden administration prepares for talks with Russia next week, George goes one-on-one with Secretary of State Antony Blinken on the U.S. strategy to confront tensions around Ukraine and the worsening unrest in Kazakhstan. And following the ceremonies marking the one year anniversary of the Jan. 6 insurrection, GOP Senator Mike Rounds and Democratic Senator Jaime Raskin talk about about that day and the push for accountability.
Hour 3 - Nick Reed talks about a variety of topics in the news, including: The Department of State promoted Secretary of State Antony Blinken's Spotify playlist multiple times on Twitter. What about Afghanistan? What about Russia & troops at the border of Ukraine? What about missiles that are being built by our enemies? Some in the Middle East are again vowing revenge for the death of terrorist Qassem Soleimani. Many schools are not resuming classes as the year begins, citing COVID-19, after spending some of the $130 billion schools received for reopening on Critical Racist Theory-infused initiatives instead. Chicago Alderman Michele Smith (D-Ward 43) wants her constituents to wear whistles, which they can blow while running towards armed robbers, should they witness a crime taking place
Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CodePink, joins us to discuss how the US prioritizes its spending. While President Biden has just signed $778 billion in new military spending into law, the U.S. Agency for International Development reportedly can't find the funds to pay for the Biden administration's effort to help vaccinate the world's population against COVID-19, according to two agency officials interviewed by Politico. Chris Hedges, investigative journalist, joins us to discuss Julian Assange. In his latest Common Dreams article, Chris posits that the legal precedent set by the sentencing of Assange means that "anyone who possesses classified information, or anyone who leaks it, will be guilty of a criminal offense." He further predicts that the sentencing of Assange will "signal the end of all investigative inquiries into the inner workings of power."Dr. Colin Campbell, DC senior news correspondent, joins us to discuss Rep. Pramila Jayapal warning that political disaster is in store for the Democrats if they fail to deliver in the New Year. Rep. Jayapal told her fellow lawmakers and the President on Sunday that "failure to deliver their promised social spending and climate agenda could have disastrous political consequences, feeding voter disillusionment and leaving millions of people without badly needed economic aid amid a deadly pandemic."James Carey, editor/co-owner at Geopoliticsalert.com, joins us to discuss the Middle East. Saudi military expert Mohammad al-Qabibaan defended the recent intense escalation of the Saudi-led coalition's bombardment campaign in Yemen during a recent appearance on RT Arabic, describing the relentless airstrikes of recent weeks as “successful operations” designed to force the Houthi Ansarullah movement to sit down at the negotiating table.Kweku Lamumba, external relations coordinator for KOSSA, joins us to discuss the kidnapping situation in Haiti. After the kidnapping of the 16 American missionaries and a Canadian in Haiti, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken initially said that the US will do "everything possible to resolve the situation" and even indicated that an FBI kidnapping team maintained contact with a church that the captured missionaries belonged to. Now there is "total silence, to the point of making people question even this act of kidnapping."Teri Mattson, Latin American coordinator for CodePink, joins us to discuss El Salvador. Teri discusses reports that a former senior Salvadoran anti-corruption prosecutor went on record to say that President Nayib Bukele's government closed down his unit's investigation into alleged allegations that the government struck a deal with the MS-13 and Barrio 18 gangs in 2019 to "reduce murder rates and help the ruling New Ideas party win legislative elections in February."John Burris, civil rights attorney, joins us to discuss the shootings in the US. Yesterday, the Los Angeles Police Department released body camera video of a shooting last week that left a 14-year-old girl dead. Also, reports indicate a shooting spree occurred in the Denver area yesterday that left five people dead, including the suspected shooter, and one police officer injured.Gary Flowers, host of “The Gary Flowers Show” on radio station Rejoice WREJ-AM 990, joins us to discuss the drop in viewership of news networks this year. Nielson data reports that after many networks drew bigger audiences the previous year amid COVID-19 and the 2020 presidential election, they now saw a drop in viewership in 2021. The largest drop was seen in cable networks, with a 38 percent drop in weekday primetime viewership for CNN, 34 percent drop for Fox News Channel, and 25 percent drop for MSNBC.
Mark Sleboda, Moscow-based international relations security analyst, joins us to discuss the crisis in Eastern Europe. A recent poll shows that 73 percent of Americans prefer that their leaders prioritize domestic policy over foreign adventurism. Russian President Putin states that the US can't be trusted to keep its commitments.Dr. Linwood Tauheed, associate professor of economics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, joins us to discuss economics. There is a considerable amount of dissent coming from the left flank of the Democratic Party now that the "Build Back Better" legislation has died. Also, we discuss the problems in the supply chain and inflation.Dr. Yolandra Hancock, board-certified pediatrician and obesity medicine specialist, joins us to discuss covid. Recent reports claim that the omicron variant has become the dominant variant in the US in a matter of weeks, and New York is reportedly considering a lockdown. Also, reports from India say that the symptoms of the new variant are mild. Ted Rall, political cartoonist and syndicated columnist, joins us to discuss potential food shortages on the horizon. Rising food prices due to inflation are predicted to continue on an upward trajectory. Alan Macleod's Mint Press news article argues that the rise of food prices will increase and likely contribute to political destabilization and social violence.George Koo, journalist, social activist, and international business consultant, joins us to discuss China. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken embarked on a trip to Asia to drum up support for the US hybrid war on China, and Presidents Putin and Xi are working to bypass the SWIFT payment system. Also, The New York Times is trying to cover up its misinformation on Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai.Robert Fantina, journalist and Palestine activist, joins us to discuss civilian deaths from the US military. Norman Solomon argues that the Pentagon has never shown concern for civilian deaths. He continues to talk about the lack of concern for US civilians demonstrated by the US budget prioritizing military spending over social programs.Teri Matson, Latin American coordinator for CodePink, joins us to discuss the Global South. Chile's election has demonstrated a pattern of left-leaning anti-imperialist movements taking over in the Global South. Also, the UK steals Venezuela's gold and gives it to Juan Guaido.KJ Noh, activist, writer, and teacher, joins us to discuss the Russia-China strategic partnership. An interesting article on "The Saker" website discusses the partnership between the European and Asian superpowers and how they may use their combined strength to blunt malignant US hegemony.
ASEAN is gaining importance in the competition between the U.S. and China, as U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken made his maiden trip to the region this week. Will ASEAN maintain its centrality in this great power competition? Our host Liu Kun is joined by David Martin Jones, Visiting Professor at KCL, Timo Kivimaki, Professor at University of Bath, Dr. Lee Pei May, Assistant Professor at the International Islamic University Malaysia, and Professor Zha Daojiong of Peking University.
Professor Nicolai Petro, professor of political science at the University of Rhode Island specializing in Ukraine and Russia, joins us to discuss the meeting between President Xi Jinping and Putin. The Presidents of Russia and China are meeting to discuss their bilateral partnership and mutual security issues regarding NATO and other appendages of the US empire. They will also be discussing other international affairs of significance to both world powers.Steve Poikonen, national organizer for Action4Assange, joins us to discuss Julian Assange. Chris Hedges writes that the US empire is in the process of executing Julian Assange for the crime of exposing it as a criminal enterprise. He describes Joe Bidan and the leaders who have pushed this lawfare against Assange as assassins and executioners.KJ Noh, activist, writer, and teacher, joins us to discuss China. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is again speaking out with aggression towards China. Blinken praised groups of nations that oppose China, such as AUKUS and The Quad, and vowed to make the Asian-Pacific area safe in accordance with US dictates. Dr. Ken Hammond, professor of East Asian and global history at New Mexico State University, joins us to discuss the US prosecuting its Cold War against Russia and China in Africa. The US is now arguing that a Chinese military base in Africa is a threat to the United States because it faces the Atlantic Ocean. In another example of hypocritical bravado, the US is claiming that it has the right to have over 200 bases in the Asian Pacific deliberately intended to threaten China, but China's single African base is worthy of significant alarm.John Kiriakou, journalist, author, and host of The Back Story, joins us to discuss the CIA. Recent astounding revelations that CIA personnel were involved in pedophilia are made worse by the inaction of the intelligence agency. Observers are considering whether the incidences of pedophilia and the related cover-ups are indicative of a twisted and perverted culture that could be related to the Epstein intelligence operation. Scott Ritter, former UN weapon inspector in Iraq, joins us to discuss several military hotspots that the US may be stirring up. There are some indications that President Biden may be backing away from an all-out military confrontation in Ukraine. Also, Israel is again claiming that they are preparing for military aggression against Iran, and General Douglas Macgregor evaluates potential US military engagements in eastern Europe. Dan Lazare, author, investigative journalist, and author of "America's Undeclared War," joins us to discuss the slaughter of ten Afghan civilians by US troops. He also talks about the US's refusal to punish military personnel who are involved in the indiscriminate deaths of civilians.Dr. Colin Campbell, a Washington, DC, news correspondent, joins us to discuss the US economy. President Biden is moving forward with a plan to privatize Medicare. Also, we discuss inflation and whether the actual numbers may be underreported due to issues related to rent and housing.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the UK's first reported death from the omicron variant of the coronavirus and said restrictions were in place to help mitigate an upcoming tidal wave of cases. Now, Brits are lining up for booster shots and bracing for new restrictions during the holiday season. Also, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has taken a hard line against his political opponents. That's led members of the Belarus Free Theater to conclude that they need to leave the country. Plus, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken dropped a playlist on Spotify for his Southeast Asia trip to Indonesia, Thailand and Myanmar. It includes a rock ballad called “Terlalu Manis,” or “Too Sweet,” by Slank, one of the most popular Indonesian rock bands ever. There is still time to support The World before our fundraising drive ends on Dec. 31. Your gift ensures that all our coverage on the air, on the web, and via the podcast remains free and accessible to everyone. With a donation of $130 (or $11/month), host Marco Werman will personally thank you on the podcast! Learn more and make your gift today.
Gov. Andy Beshear (D-Ky.) talks to Meet the Press about his state's recovery effort after tornadoes devastate communities across Kentucky. Sen. Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) defends his opposition to vaccine mandates. Secretary of State Antony Blinken discusses President Biden's recent phone call with Russian President Putin. John Heilemann, Marianna Sotomayor, Kimberly Atkins Stohr and Brendan Buck join the Meet the Press roundtable.
It's been a busy week in Greek diplomacy. It kicked off with Prime Minister Mitsotakis first speaking to Secretary of State Antony Blinken about the US-Greece partnership and developments in the broader region, setting the tone for the Prime Minister's week. A day after this call, on Tuesday, Mitsotakis traveled to Jerusalem where he attended the latest trilateral summit with the leaders of Cyprus and Israel, where energy cooperation was at the forefront of discussions. Finally, Mitsotakis visited Sochi on Wednesday to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, a meeting that took place against the backdrop of tensions between the West and Russia over the Ukrainian issue. Vassilis Nedos, Kathimerini's diplomatic and defense editor, joins The Greek Current with the latest analysis on these developments.Read Vassilis Nedos's latest articles for Kathimerini: Energy at forefront of trilateral summitWarm talks amid Cold War climateYou can read the articles we discuss on our podcast here:Erdogan says he will follow Turkish rulings on philanthropist KavalaTurkey's Erdogan to Ignore European Rulings on Kavala, DemirtasUS House approves defense funding bill, including Menendez-Rubio amendment
Nuclear talks with Iran are set to resume tomorrow after being stalled by what Western nations described as unacceptable demands by Tehran. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said this week that he is not hopeful for a resolution in the talks. FOX's Trey Yingst speaks to Kasra Aarabi, of the Tony Blair Institute, about the strategy Iran is implementing around the talks.
Mark Sleboda, Moscow-based international relations security analyst, joins us to discuss Tuesday's international meeting. Presidents Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden will be holding a critical telemeeting on Tuesday to discuss the crisis in Ukraine and other urgent matters. Also, NATO's Jen Stoltenberg is using over the top anti-Russia rhetoric.Scott Ritter, former UN weapons inspector in Iraq, joins us to discuss Ukraine. Scott argues that the West's claim that Russia is planning on invading Ukraine is absurd and exists only in the minds of the neocon foreign policy blob. Also, President Biden claims that he will make it very difficult for Russia in Ukraine.KJ Noh, activist, writer, and teacher, joins us to discuss Myanmar and China. A Myanmar court has sentenced former leader Aung San Suu Kyi to four years in prison, drawing concerns that the 76 year old is receiving a virtual life sentence. Also, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is warning that the US will retaliate against any Chinese military act against Taiwan with "terrible consequences."Niko House, political activist, independent journalist and podcaster, joins us to discuss Hunter Biden. A new book called "Laptop From Hell" contends that President Joe Biden claimed ten percent of the proceeds from a deal between his son and a Chinese company. This is significant because the President has previously denied receiving any financial consideration from his son's international business ventures.Laith Marouf, broadcaster and journalist based in Beirut, joins us to discuss the Middle East. There are reports that once again civilians may have been killed in the latest US drone strikes in Syria. Also, French President Emmanual Macron announced that he is teaming with Saudi Arabia on a plan to solve the economic and political crisis in Lebanon.Margaret Kimberley, editor and senior columnist at Black Agenda Report and author of "Prejudential: Black America and the Presidents," joins us to discuss Africa. Margaret argues that China is working to close economic deals with Africa rather than colonize the beleaguered resource-rich continent. Also, the Ethiopian forces seem to have turned the tide against the US-backed TPLF forces. Dan Kovalik, writer, author, and lawyer, joins us to discuss Nicaragua. The US hybrid war against Nicaragua has thus far failed miserably as the Central American nation has successfully executed the will of the people in a recent election. The ability to resist incredible pressure from the most powerful imperial force in the world sets an example that the US will be reticent to accept.Caleb Maupin, journalist and political analyst, joins us to discuss Kamala Harris. The Vice President continues to face harsh criticism as a recent Washington Post article shares interviews with former staff members that describe her in less than flattering terms.
NY Times reports that almost 9 million Afghans at risk of famine; Secretary of State Antony Blinken warns Beijing of Taiwan invasion; Iran says US sanctions are the reason for lack of progress as Israeli intelligence delegation heads to DC for talks.
In a phone call with the U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett wants the United States to walk away from nuclear talks with Iran because they have begun enriching uranium with advanced centrifuges. The Prime Minister describes the talks as 'nuclear blackmail' saying Iran wants sanctions lifted to create a massive flow of cash into Tehran. FOX's Trey Yingst speaks with Ambassador Danny Danon, Chairman of the World Likud Party and Israel's 17th Permanent Representative to the United Nations, who says western nations are rushing to make a deal.
The White House is reviewing options to deter a feared Russian invasion of Ukraine, including providing more military aid to Kyiv and threatening sanctions, to dissuade Russian President Vladimir Putin from escalating the simmering conflict into a full-blown transatlantic crisis. The deliberations come as President Biden and his aides prepare for a virtual call with Putin next month, a moment that analysts see as an opportunity to signal the costs of an invasion to the Kremlin but also present a path for reducing tension. Amid spiking U.S. concern over unusual movement by Russian troops on the Ukrainian border, Secretary of State Antony Blinken embarked Monday on a trip to Europe, where Washington is looking to consolidate a position among allies at a summit with NATO foreign ministers in Latvia. Blinken will then go to Sweden for a meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, also scheduled to be attended by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy's marathon speech-making delays a vote on President Biden's spending agenda. Secretary of State Antony Blinken visits Nigeria to address climate, COVID, cultural influence, and turmoil. And COVID boosters for all American adults could get a green light from federal regulators today.
Every adult in the U.S. could be eligible for a COVID vaccine booster within days. Democrats open a cross-country blitz to promote President Biden's vision for spending on everything from childcare to climate. And U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken opens a visit to Africa against a tumultuous backdrop of war in Ethiopia and the aftermath of a coup in Sudan.