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Foreign Policy Focus

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. 

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