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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.

Mar 31, 2017

On FPF #21, I discuss the increase in civilian deaths in countries around the Middle East. In Iraq, the US seems to have loosened restrictions on airstrikes. In Syria, the US continues to bomb civilians and lie about it. In Yemen, the US looks to be increasing support for Saudi Arabia's war against civilians of Yemen. 

Mar 29, 2017

On FPF #20, I discuss several current events related to foreign policy. I update civilians continuing to die from US airstrikes against ISIS. I explain why Assad and Israel threaten each other over Israel bombing Syria. I break down the US is boycotting UN nuclear weapons talks and a few more stories. 

Mar 27, 2017

On FPF #19, I discuss the war in Yemen. For over two years, Saudi Arabia has been waging an air war in Yemen with the assistance of the US. The US is also carrying out raids and drone attacks against al-Qaeda. I explain how the US is fighting on both sides of the Yemeni war and how the civilians are suffering. 

Mar 24, 2017

On FPF #18, I give non-interventionists some arguments to use for talking to republicans. The message of noninterventionism can be sold to a conservative crowd. Conservatives are in a great position to move the GOP platform. I also update Tillerson, Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan. 

Mar 22, 2017

On FPF #17, I analyze the winners and losers of the War on Terror. The terror war has been long and bloody. The winners in the war are the US government and the jihadists. The citizens in the Middle East and the US are the losers of the war. I also update Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, and NATO.

Mar 20, 2017

On FPF #16 I discuss who is winning the terror war. While US citizens continue to see their standard of life decline, US politicians become more rich and powerful with each passing year. Citizens of the Muslim world also suffer and die from the War on Terror, while the jihadists groups continue to grow. I also give updates on Trump, Syria, Mosul, Saudi Arabia, and Israel. 

Pentagon denies bombing mosque [Link]

Mar 17, 2017

On FPF #15, I discuss how John McCain is becoming unhinged. McCain accused Rand Paul of working for Putin and introduced a resolution to condemn Russian actions in Syria. I review John McCain's long history of sending US troops to die overseas. I also give updates on Syria, Yemen, Libya, and North Korea. 

Mar 15, 2017

On FPF #14, I discuss Trump's golden opportunity to get out of Syria. It is clear that Assad will win the Syrian War, and now is the perfect time for Trump to pull America out of the war. ISIS will be defeated, and US involvement will unnecessarily endanger American troops. I also discuss Trump giving more power to the Pentagon and CIA to carry out wars without Executive supervision. I talk about Rand's new bill to prevent the US from arming terrorists. I give updates on the war in Syria and Iraq. 

Mar 13, 2017

On FPF #13, I discuss several stories regarding Trump's foreign policy. Trump is looking to loosen restrictions on the Terror War, is planning to use Gitmo more, is hoping to collect on debt from Cambodia, and he does not know what the plan for Raqqa is. I also give updates on Syria, Yemen, Afghanistan, and the South China Sea. 

Mar 10, 2017

On FPF #12, I break down the complicated mess in Syria. With several different countries and groups all operating in Syria with unique motives, it is very difficult to understand what is really going on. I explain who is operating in Syria and what each group's goals are. I also give updates on Iraq, Afghanistan, and Yemen. 

 

Women and Children in Yemeni Village Recall Horror of Trumps Highly Successful Seal Raid [Link]

Mar 8, 2017

On FPF #11, I discuss the US Drone war in Yemen, the arming of jihadist in Syria, and the regime change in Libya. I explain how these interventions severely harm the children who live in those countries by inflicting them with serious mental illnesses. An entire generation will suffer lifelong consequences from the US War on Terror. I also give updates on the travel ban, Wikileaks, Syria, and North Korea. 

Death From Above: How American Drone Strikes Are Devastating Yemen [Link]

Mental health crisis among Syria's children a living nightmare: Save the Children [Link]

Mar 6, 2017

On FPF #10, I discuss how the Neocons, Democrats, and Mainstream Media are pushing Trump into becoming a hawk on Russia. I break down the fake news stories about Trump/Russia relations, the made up Russian hacking scandal, and how the Russia-gate narrative is just media clickbait. I update listeners on Trump's expanding war in Yemen, the Mosul invasion, chaos in Syria, and Trump's first drone strike in Pakistan. 

 

Mar 3, 2017

On FPF 9#, I discuss the refugee crisis and how the US created it. I also discuss the Sessions scandal, US defense spending, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen, and North Korea

 

The US foreign policy in the Middle East created the refugee crisis. [Link]

Pushing Trump to a more hawkish policy on Russia  [Link]

McGovern and Binney on the Russian hacking claims [Link]

Mar 1, 2017

On FPF #8 I break down Trump's speech to the joint session of Congress. Trump talked about several foreign policy subjects including defense spending, defeating ISIS, the refugee crisis, and US involvement in the Middle East. I explain how all of America's foreign policy issues can be best solved with a non-interventionist foreign policy. 

Feb 27, 2017

On FPF #7, I explain what Americans do not understand about our foreign policy. I go into detail about a father's reaction to learning his son has been killed overseas and how people in other countries feel the same way when their family members are killed.  I also give news updates on the Mosul invasion, the Iraqi Kurd's plans for independence, Nikki Haley's new sanctions proposal, ISIS actions in Syria, Famine in Yemen, Iran following the nuke deal, the Pentagon's push for more war in Somalia, and Trump blocking the North Korean delegation from coming to the US. 

Feb 24, 2017

On FPF #6, I talk about the US foreign policy under our previous four presidents and how they created the environment for Trump's travel ban. I also give updates on Israel, Iraq, Syria, US ships in the South China Sea, fake terrorists created by the FBI, and Germany's military buildup. 

 

Why do so many Americans fear Muslims? Decades of Denial About America's Role in the World - Jon Schwarz

 

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Feb 22, 2017

On FPF #5 I explain how closing the Guantanamo Bay detention center will reduce terrorism. I also cover the restart of the Iraqi invasion of Mosul, news stories from around Syria, famine in South Sudan, refugees killed in Libya, Yemenis returning home, a new ceasefire in Ukraine, North Korea reaching out for talks, and Trump's appointment of McMaster. 

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Feb 20, 2017

On FPF #4, I talk about US sanctions and how they never work. I break down the distractions effects of US sanction and how sanctions often lead to wars. I also give updates on Israel settlements, Afghanistan, Syria, Iran, NATO troops in Poland, and Yemen. 

Feb 17, 2017

In the third FPF episode, I cover the Trump's talk with Bibi, Russia and US relations, Syria, ISIS, Yemen, and North Korea. 

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Feb 15, 2017

In the second FPF episode, I cover the resignation on General Flynn, Russia and US relations, the Iran nuke deal, Israel, Yemen, and Syria. 

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Articles Discussed

Flynn Resigns [Link]

Congressman Kucinich on Flynn Resigning [Link]

Russia and US relations [Link]

Trump demands Russia return Crimea [Link]

NATO troops in Romania [Link]

Israel removes its Ambassador to Egypt [Link]

Trump will not move Israeli Embassy [Link]

Iran is following nuke deal [Link]

Kim Jong Un's brother assassinated [Link]

Stats on US involvement in Yemen [Link]

Turkey kills citizens in al-Bab [Link]

Al-Qaeda and ISIS fight in Syria [Link]

Feb 13, 2017

The first episode of Foreign Policy Focus is out! I start the show with giving some background on myself and the importance of understanding US interventionism. I then talk about some news in Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen, and Somalia. 

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