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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 most costly of all US government actions and politicians use them to strip away rights of Americans. Knowing what your government is doing around the globe will give you insight into what they are doing at home.
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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 most costly of all US government actions and politicians use them to strip away rights of Americans. Knowing what your government is doing around the globe will give you insight into what they are doing at home.

Aug 16, 2017

On FPF #80, Will Porter returns to discuss Russiagate. Will debunk the latest claims and give his take. Will talks about a bombshell claim by Seymore Hersh that Seth Rick was the DNC leak. Hersh is now denying he said made that claim. Will then gives his working theory on what really happened with the DNC emails. Will also discuss the idea of Russia aggression and US/Russia relations. 

Will Porter is a journalist and commentator with a focus on U.S. foreign policy and Mid East affairs. His freelance work can be found at the Libertarian Institute and Antiwar.com.

Will's notes

Main Links:
 
• "Has Russiagate Finally Been Solved?" - Will Porter - http://www.thedailysheeple.com/has-russiagate-finally-been-solved_082017
 
• VIPS Memo - https://consortiumnews.com/2017/07/24/intel-vets-challenge-russia-hack-evidence/
 
• Forensicator Investigation into Guccifer 2.0 Metadata - https://theforensicator.wordpress.com/guccifer-2-ngp-van-metadata-analysis/
 
• Adam Carter Analysis: Fake Russian Fingerprints? - http://g-2.space/#4
 
• Adam Carter Analysis: CrowdStrike Behind Guccifer 2.0? - http://g-2.space/#9
 
• Voice of America Demolishes CrowdStrike Claim on Russian Hacking in Ukraine - https://www.voanews.com/a/crowdstrike-comey-russia-hack-dnc-clinton-trump/3776067.html
 
• Seymour Hersh / Ed Butowsky Audio - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giuZdBAXVh0
 
• Rough Text Transcript of Hersh / Butowsky Audio - https://www.reddit.com/r/The_Donald/comments/6r2dpf/rough_transcript_seymour_hersh_on_seth_rich/
 
Additional Reading:
 
• "New Research Shows Guccifer 2.0 Files Were Copied Locally, Not Hacked" - Elizabeth Vos - http://disobedientmedia.com/2017/07/new-research-shows-guccifer-2-0-files-were-copied-locally-not-hacked/
 
• "Has Seymour Hersh Debunked Russiagate?" - Justin Raimondo -http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2017/08/03/seymour-hersh-debunked-russia-gate/
 
• "Audio: Seymour Hersh States Seth Rich Was WikiLeaks Source" - Cassandra Fairbanks - http://bigleaguepolitics.com/audio-seymour-hersh-states-seth-rich-wikileaks-source/
 
• "Emails: Ed Butowsky Pleads With Sy Hersh to Go Public With What He Knows About Seth Rich" - Cassandra Fairbanks - http://bigleaguepolitics.com/emails-ed-butowsky-pleads-sy-hersh-go-public-knows-seth-rich/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
Aug 14, 2017

On FPF #79, I look at the new James Mattis/Rex Tillerson op ed in the Wall Street Journal on North Korea policy. Mattis and Tillerson explain the new policy of "strategic accountability" and the goals of the policy. Tillerson and Mattis explained how China will have to take a leading role in this policy. I examine the op ed and reveal the lies and omissions. I also update Syria, Yemen, Afghanistan, and Kenya. 

Aug 11, 2017

On FPF #78, I look at other news stories while everyone has been paying attention to North Korea. I discuss some early Trump immigration policy stats. I explain how the US backed Syrian rebels ended up fighting for Assad. I also give some new stats coming out of the ISIS War. 

Aug 9, 2017

On FPF #77, I discuss the recent developments in the US/North Korean relations. Trump threatened to bomb North Korea, and Kim Jung Un threatened to nuke Guam. I review the relationship between the US and North Korea and how it has broken down. I also update Syria, Philippines, and Afghanistan.   

Aug 7, 2017

On FPF #76, I discuss Trump's foreign policy advisors. The media has labeled several of Trump's establishment advisors as the "Adults." The other group receives several titles; nationalists is the most common. While labeled as "adults" the establishment continues to push the same old failed policy. The nationalist support a slightly less hawkish foreign policy. I also update Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Yemen. 

Aug 4, 2017

On FPF #75, I discuss wars across the Middle East and the roles Saudi Arabia and Iran play. The split between Iran and Saudi Arabia has prolonged conflicts in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Lebanon, Israel, Afghanistan, and Qatar. I break down the role each side plays in the different conflicts. I also update Trump, Afghanistan, Libya, and Syria.

Aug 2, 2017

On FPF #74 I look at the crisis in Venezuela. The government is arresting political leaders as opposition protests continue. Several people have been killed in the latest protesting that started after Sunday's election. I give a brief history of Venezuela and highlight important current events. I also update Trump, North Korea, Yemen, and Afghanistan. 

Jul 31, 2017

On FPF #73 I give all the latest news on the Sanctions Bill. The bill passed the House and Senate with a combined five no votes, and now Trump plans to sign it. The bill will drive a larger divide in the Russia/USA relationship. I examine how the sanctions bill fits into Trump's Russia policy. I also update Pakistan, North Korea, Venezuela, Syria, and Yemen. 

Jul 28, 2017

Will Porter returns to Foreign Policy Focus to debunk Marc Thiessen's article in the Washington Post. The article is linked here so you can follow along. Will and Kyle take down the article and expose several common lies about US interventionism.

Will's notes for today's show can be found here. [Link] Will's notes provide citations for his arguments. 

 

Will Porter is a journalist and commentator with a focus on U.S. foreign policy and Mid East affairs.

He is a staff writer for the Daily Sheeple, and some of his freelance work can be found at the Libertarian Institute and Antiwar.com.

Jul 26, 2017

On Foreign Policy Focus#71, I talk about some of Trump's recent tweets. Trump announced a change to the US policy on allowing trans people into the military. Trump also tweeted about ending the CIA funding to Syrian rebels. I look at the content and effects of Trump's tweets. I also update Mosul, Israel, Libya, Syria, and Yemen. 

Jul 24, 2017

On FPF #70 I discuss the new travel ban is preventing Americans from going to North Korea. The travel ban can have a lot of outcomes and consequences. I update the possibility of Trump starting a private war in Afghanistan. Look into the unrest and protests in Israel. I also update Mosul, Nigeria, and Yemen. 

Jul 21, 2017

On FPF #69, I update the Syrian Civil War. The war has over ten different armies fighting for control. Unpredictable men lead many of these armies. Several of these armies frequently change alliances and turn allies to enemies. Seemingly sensible alliances are often avoided for political reasons. Two world superpowers make it possible for war to continue to escalate in Syria. I also update Trump, Russia, and Turkey. 

Jul 19, 2017

On FPF #68 I address the alternate reality created by the mainstream media. The alternate reality keeps American uninformed on foreign policy. Then I update two new Trump appointments. I also discuss Trump's policy on Iran. I give news updates on Mosul, Raqqa, and Yemen.

Jul 17, 2017

On FPF #67, I discuss the liberation of Mosul. Several officials have said the battle for Mosul is over, but fighting continues. I consider the media's lack of coverage of the destruction on Mosul. I also update Syria and Yemen. 

Jul 14, 2017

On FPF #66, I discuss Yemen again. The crisis in Yemen continues to get worse. The cholera outbreak has infected over 300,000 and killed over 2,000. The US has doubled the amount of mid-air refueling to the Saudi coalition since Saudi Arabia murdered over 200 people at a funeral in October. The US seems only to support Saudi Arabia's war because no one is paying attention to Yemen. I also update Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Qatar, and North Korea.

Jul 12, 2017

On FPF #65, I discuss how the FBI creates terrorists. The FBI will bribe or blackmail Arabs in the US to become informants. The informants often target disenfranchised young Muslim Arabs then radicalize or entrap them. At times, informants use US foreign policy to radicalize someone. On other occasions, informants befriend people, then leverage that friendship to get them to play a small role in a fake terror plot. The FBI always brags about the arrests, but rarely informs the US how the FBI created the "terrorist" in the first place. I also update Russia, US weapon sales, Saudi/Qatar, Syria, Mosul, and Yemen.

Jul 11, 2017

Will Porter comes on FPF #64 to discuss journalism and Syria. Will discuss how he finds and vets news. Will list some sources he trusts and how he approaches the MSM. Will also explain how he finds fake news. 

Will has written several recent articles on the April 4th chemical weapons attack in Syria. Will gives us all the latest news and his theory on what actually happened. 

 

All of Will's work can be found at [Link]

Will Porter is a journalist and commentator with a focus on U.S. foreign policy and Mid East affairs.

He is a staff writer for the Daily Sheeple, and some of his freelance work can be found at the Libertarian Institute and Antiwar.com.

 

Jul 7, 2017

On FPF #63, I talk about the first meeting between Trump and Putin. Trump and Putin met for 30 minutes and discussed several topics. Trump and Putin talked about Syria, Ukraine, cyber security, and ambassadors. I also update Syria, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and the UK. 

Jul 5, 2017

On FPF #62, I look at some polling that may give insight into how Trump won the election. Trump ran as the less hawkish candidate on foreign policy but has adopted a Hillary Clinton style Foreign Policy. I also update Iraq, Libya, Russia, and Mosul.

Jul 3, 2017

On FPF #61, I update several conflicts from around the world. In Africa, I update ongoing conflicts in Mali, Libya, and Somalia. In the Middle East, I focus on US interventions in Syria, Yemen, Iraq, and Afghanistan. I also update the civil war in Ukraine. 

Jun 30, 2017

On FPF #60, I tackle current events in the past week. Trump continues to be hawkish towards Assad. Trump threatened to bomb Syria if chemical weapons are used. On North Korea, Trump was presented with attack plans by McMaster. Trump is also continuing the same old US policy in Afghanistan. I also update NATO, Qatar, Iraq, and Afghanistan. 

Jun 28, 2017

On FPF #59, I give my take on the Putin/Stone interviews. The four hours of interviews covered several important subjects. Stone questions Putin on his early life to recent geopolitical events. The interviews shed light on the world from a Russia perspective. 

Jun 26, 2017

On FPF #58, I look at two articles debunking Syrian lies. One article is by Seymour Hersh and looks at the April 4th chemical attack in Syria. Hersh proves the Assad did not gas his people. The other article is by Gareth Porter. Porter shows the US armed the Jihadist Syrian Rebels. I also update Yemen, Qatar, Russia, Iraq, and Pakistan. 

Jun 26, 2017

On FPF #58, I look at two articles debunking Syrian lies. One article is by Seymour Hersh and looks at the April 4th chemical attack in Syria. Hersh proves the Assad did not gas his people. The other article is by Gareth Porter. Porter shows the US armed the Jihadist Syrian Rebels. I also update Yemen, Qatar, Russia, Iraq, and Pakistan. 

Jun 23, 2017

Will Porter return to Foreign Policy Focus to update the wars in Afghanistan and Syria. Will discuss his recent articles on events in Afghanistan. Will's articles are on the US looking to send an additional 4,000 troops to Afghanistan and General Mattis admitting the US is not winning in Afghanistan. Will also explains the crazy events in Syria. 

 

Will Porter is a journalist and commentator with a focus on U.S. foreign policy and Mid East affairs.

He is a staff writer for the Daily Sheeple, and some of his freelance work can be found at the Libertarian Institute and Antiwar.com.

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