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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.

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.

Jun 21, 2017

On FPF #56, I discuss Congress taking the first steps towards passing a new AUMF. The new AUMF will allow the president to wage war across the globe. The bill will go to the Senate Foreign Relation Committee tomorrow. I also update Yemen, Syria, Afghanistan, Mosul, and North Korea. 

Jun 19, 2017

On FPF #55, I look at developing stories in Syria and Afghanistan. In Syria, the US shoot down a Syrian plane. Russia has responded by saying all US planes West of the Euphrates are now targets. In Afghanistan, the US looks to add more troops to the longest war in US history. I also give updates on Cuba, Iraq, UK, North Korea, and Turkey. 

Jun 16, 2017

On FPF #54, I look at how a recent shooting exposes Congress. After the shooting of Steve Scalise, members of Congress rushed to get in front of the cameras to tell Americans how much they care about human life. The day before the shooting, 53 members of the Senate voted to continue to support Saudi Arabia's slaughter of the people of Yemen. Those 53 members of Congress exposed themselves as hypocrites who only care about human life when it benefits their political ambitions. I also update Philippines, Syria, Somalia, Yemen, Libya, and Iraq.

Jun 14, 2017

On FPF #53, I look at the war machine's propaganda. The propaganda creates a false narrative about US wars overseas. The lies that are told by the media and government about war allow US support for war to continue. The war harms the people of the US and the Middle East, while enriching and empowering wealthy elites. By knowing how to identify the propaganda you can avoid believing it. 

Jun 12, 2017

On FPF #52, I discuss Trump's latest pledge to NATO. Trump confirmed that the US would uphold Article 5 of the NATO agreement. Article 5 requires the US to come to the defense of any NATO country that is attacked. Trump's confirmation of Article 5 is Trump biggest step from his campaign statement that NATO is obsolete. I also update Qatar, Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia, Iraq, and Syria.  

Jun 9, 2017

FPF #51, I look at the Qatar situation. Saudi's split with Qatar has caused splits in the and the GCC and Sunni Arab states. Qatar seems to be open to moving closer to Iran, while Turkey splits from Saudi Arabia to support Qatar. Trump first took credit for the Qatar/Saudi split. After the split had become a geopolitical nightmare, Trump offered to help find peace between the two nations. Trump seems clueless on how Middle East affairs operate. I also look at Trump's smart and hypocritical message to Iran. I update Iraq, Somalia, Ukraine, and Yemen. 

Jun 7, 2017

Foreign Policy Focus Episode #50 is here!! On FPF #50, I talk about several current events in foreign policy. One story is a terror attack in Iran. I look at the possibility of Western sympathy for Iran. I break down the Qatar/Saudi Arabia split. I look at the conflicts in Iraq and Syria. I also give updates on Ivory Coast, Libya, and the Philippines. 

Jun 5, 2017

On FPF #49, Will Porter returns to the show to give updates on Iraq and Syria. In Mosul, the killing of civilians continues and Will write on it in, HUNDREDS OF CIVILIANS DEAD IN MOSUL AIRSTRIKE. In Syria, US policy has us fighting allies and Will explains it in his article, American Foreign Policy is a Trainwreck. 

 

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.

Jun 2, 2017

On FPF #48, I discuss the inconsistency of mainstream media coverage of international events. The media has associated Trump with governments that support terrorism for pulling out of the Paris climate agreement. After ignoring Obama's support of Saudi Arabia for years. The media was also very critical of Assad's war in Aleppo, while the media fails to report any of the US government's crimes in Mosul. These differences in coverage led Americans to have a distorted view on foreign policy. 

May 31, 2017

On FPF #47, I discuss the change in US strategy in the ISIS War. General James Mattis announced the US is moving to an annihilation tactics strategy. Until now, the Trump Administration denied altering the US strategy against ISIS from the Obama policy. Under Trump, the US military increased the number of bombs being dropped, and this has resulted in more civilian deaths. This new strategy involves the US demanding civilians flee Mosul and Raqqa. Then the US will kill the remaining people. I argue this strategy will result in more blowback and more civilian deaths. 

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