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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.

Apr 22, 2019

On FPF #339, I discuss the Mueller Report. #Russiagate's true believers saw the report as a vindication of their false narrative; I debunk many of their claims. I break down the best analysis of the Mueller Report, showing it for what it really is.

I update Trump's Iran policy, Sri Lanka Easter bombings, Zelensky's election as Ukrainian president, and Trump's veto of the Yemen War Powers bill. 

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Apr 19, 2019

Scott Horton returns to Foreign Policy Focus to explain the importance of Wikileaks. Scott discusses some of the cruelest crimes of the American Empire and our allied states. He details Wikileaks documents that show Israel is an apartheid state. 

Scott Horton is the Editorial Director at Antiwar.com and Managing Editor of the Libertarian Institute. He is the author of the book Fool's Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan and the Host of the Scott Horton Show.

Apr 17, 2019

Scott Horton returns to Foreign Policy Focus to explain the importance of Wikileaks. Scott breaks down how leaks from Chelsea Manning helped to expose the cruelty of the Iraq War. He debunks so of the most common lies about Wikileaks. Scott also discusses some soon to be released books by the Libertarian Institute. 

Scott Horton is the Editorial Director at Antiwar.com and Managing Editor of the Libertarian Institute. He is the author of the book Fool's Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan and the Host of the Scott Horton Show. 

Apr 14, 2019

On FPF #336, Will and Kyle discuss how the indictment of Julian Assange is an attack on journalism. Will exposes errors made in the mainstream media about the charges. The errors have led to the false belief that Assange's work did not fall under the category of journalism. Will and Kyle review the statements from key figures to the arrest of Assange. 

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Apr 11, 2019

On FPF #335, I discuss the arrest of Julian Assange. Assange was arrested by the UK after Ecuador's president rescinded his asylum. Assange now faces the potential of being extradited to the US; an indictment against Julian Assange charges him with crimes related to Chelsea Manning's leaking of documents in 2010. I argue the persecution of Assange is an attack on journalism. 

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Cassandra Fairbanks

Apr 10, 2019

On FPF #334, I discuss the Trump admin naming Iran's Islamic Revoluntary Guard Corps a terror organization. I explain the false arguments used by the Trump admin to claim the IRGC supports terror groups. The move makes a conflict with Iran more likely. 

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Eric Margolis - Algeria

Micah Zenko - No Real Threats

Apr 8, 2019

On FPF #333, I discuss Trump's dive into the swamp. 14 of Trump's ambassador nominations made significant donations to Trump's inauguration fund. Some of the nominations have been important posts such as Iceland and the UAE.

On the campaign, Trump criticized NATO as being outdated. However, Trump has only expanded NATO and engaged in terrible policies that inflame tensions with Russia. I also update Assange's asylum status and Haftar's attack on Tripoli.  

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Apr 4, 2019

Will Porter returns to FPF to talk Russiagate, Yemen, and Israel. Will and Kyle take a victory lap on Russiagate. They explain how the Democrats have given Trump a huge win by spending so much power pushing the Russiagate conspiracy theory. 

The House passed a Yemen War Powers bill. Will breaks down the US and UK involvement in Yemen. Including a recent report that UK soldiers are fighting against the Houthi in Yemen. 

Will looks ahead to the upcoming Israeli elections. Will and Kyle review the events of the Great Return protests. 

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Ramzy Baroud - The purpose of Palestinian protest

Apr 3, 2019

On FPF #331, I discuss the formation of a possible bipartisan antiwar coalition that works with Trump to end wars. The coalition would be made up of Republicans and Democrats often labeled as far-right or far-left members of their parties, like Ro Khanna and Rand Paul. Trump has expressed desires to end wars in Syria, Somalia, and Afghanistan. The coalition could work with Trump to ease sanctions on Russian and make a denuclearization agreement with North Korea. 

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Apr 1, 2019

On FPF #330, I discuss Secretary of Energy Rick Perry signing at least six agreements with Saudi to allow American companies to sell the kingdom nuclear technology. Saudi Arabia has rejected buying a civilian nuclear program with safeguards to limit the ability to make nuclear weapons. 

I update the ongoing Korean peace process. A copy of the extensive demands Trump gave to Kim at Hanoi has been released. It shows the US is demanding 'Libyan Style' denuclearization. Kim is unlikely to agree to that process. 

I explain my excitement for the 2020 DNC race. Some left-wing groups like MoveOn and candidates like Tulsi Gabbard are taking important anti-intervention positions. 

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Mar 29, 2019

On FPF #329, I update the fallout from the Mueller probe ending without indictments of Trump. 48% of American's continue to believe 'Trump - or his campaign - colluded with Russia. Only 9% of Americans changed their minds after the Mueller investigation ended and the Barr summary was published. Senator Rand Paul dropped a bombshell on the Russiagate story, alleging that John Brennan was behind the Steele Dossier being included in the Intelligence Assessment. I explain the importance of John Brennan's role in Russiagate and the hysteria that causes so many Americans to believe a lie. 

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Mar 27, 2019

On FPF #328, I break down how heavily armed American mercenaries got arrested outside the Haitian Central bank. The Intercept reports Haiti's president bribed a cutout to hire the Americans. The Americans then attempted to help the cutout transfer $80 million at the central bank. The operation fell apart when a security guard called the police. The State Department then helped the mercenaries escape justice in Haiti. 

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Mar 25, 2019

On FPF #327, I run an interview from the Peace and Liberty Podcast with host Steven Clyde. Steven asks me questions about the Russiagate conspiracy and the end of the Mueller investigation. I debunk the biggest lies during the Russiagate conspiracy. I also talk about some recent events in Somalia and North Korea. 

Mar 22, 2019

Will Porter returns to FPF to discuss the New Zealand shooter's motive. The shooter wanted a war on the 'Grey Zone' in an attempt to try to drive cultures further apart. He was willing to commit disgusting acts of violence to achieve those ends. Will compares the shooter's attack on the 'Grey Zone' to Islamic jihadists. We argue that exposing the shooter's ideological target can help to expose and reject it. 

Mar 20, 2019

On FPF #325, I cover several recent news stories. In 2020, the Trump Administration is seeking an $85 billion budget for intelligence agencies. US sanctions against Venezuela and Iran combined with OPEC oil production cuts could cause gas prices to rise. Secretary of State Pompeo claims that withdrawing from the Yemen War would empower Iran. 

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Forbes - Sanctions 

Ron Paul Liberty Report - Spy Budget

Mar 18, 2019

On FPF #324, I break down several important news stories. An IG report shows billions of dollars were spent on the F-35 without oversight, and the US is planning to invest over $300 million on space lasers. The US will allow Citgo to make debt payments to Venezuela. South Korea is looking to hold talks with North Korea to save denuclearization negotiations with the US. Trump is going to keep 1,000 US troops in Syria.

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Russia's economy adapts to sanctions

Moon of Alabama - NK Embassy Breakin

 

Mar 14, 2019

On FPF #323, I discuss Congress passing the Yemen War Powers Bill. The bill calls for an end of the US involvement in the Saudi-led war against Yemen. The bill continues to face hurdles and Trump has threatened to veto the bill. I explain what is in the bill and why it is so important to end the US role in this war. 

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Ted Carpenter - CAR

Glenn Greenwald - Venezuela 

Mar 13, 2019

On FPF #322, I discuss a report finding that the US sold more weapons than any other country. I explain how the elites behind the military-industrial complex benefit from the US welling weapons to 98 countries in 2018. The weapon makers buy influence in the US to help facilitate weapon sales. However, the policy is immoral and hurts the American people. 

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Daniel Larison - John Bolton's Dangerous Korea Policy

Mar 11, 2019

On FPF #321, I discuss Chelsea Manning's heroic refusal to testify in a secret federal court and her return to prison. Chelsea refused to testify in an unfair court by invoking her 1st, 4th, and 6th Amendment rights. Her rights were ignored, and she was thrown in jail. I explain why Chelsea's stand is so important for freedom, truth, and ending wars. 

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Mar 8, 2019

Will Porter returns to FPF to discuss the final OPCW report on the alleged chemical weapons attack in Douma, Syria. Will reviews all the evidence and timeline of the events. Will argues a lot of the evidence contradicts the establishment narrative. Will presents the case for a false flag attack. 

Mar 6, 2019

On FPF #319, I discuss the endless US War on Terror. The US has issued a $1 million reward for information on the son of Osama bin Laden. The younger bin Laden is rising through the ranks of al-Qaeda. Americans are born before 9/11 are starting to enlist in the military and will soon be fighting al-Qaeda. I explain how the first generation of the 'War on Terror' has been a failure for the US and continuing the fight will bankrupt the US. 

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Rackets - Nathen Smith

Intercept - Chelsea Manning

Mar 4, 2019

On FPF #318, I break down what happened between Trump and Kim in Hanoi. The meeting ended without an agreement. However, Kim likely offered Trump a deal to shut down parts of North Korea's nuclear program in exchange for civilian sanctions relief. Jeffery Lewis argues Trump missed a good opportunity by passing on the deal. 

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Mar 1, 2019

On FPF #317, I discuss Trump's meeting with Kim Jong-un and US talks with the Taliban. The meeting with Kim ended early and without a peace agreement. Trump said the talks were positive. In Qatar, US officials are meeting with Taliban leadership. The talks will be centered on US troops withdrawing from Afghanistan. 

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Justin Raimondo - Venezuela

 

Feb 27, 2019

On FPF #316, Adam Graham joins the show to discuss his recent article about the lies that led to the Spanish American War. Adam breaks down the prewar history and the lies in the media to sell the war to the American people. Adam and Kyle discuss how the war party's exploitation of the sinking of the Maine resembles many current American wars. 

Adam Graham is a writer. He blogs at NoKingButChrist.Com. He writing appears at The Libertarian Institute.

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Adam Graham - Remeber the Maine 

Feb 25, 2019

On FPF #315, Brian Saady returns to the show to discuss the trial of El Chapo. Brian explains who El Chapo is and how he rose to power and gives important details from the trial. He argues that the arrest of El Chapo does nothing to with the drug war. Brian and Kyle talk about the big problems with the drug war. Brian also gives his take on the situation in Venezuela. 

Brian Saady is the author of Rackets and the host of Rackets Podcast. Brian's books and podcast can be found at his website BrianSaady.com. His articles have been published at AntiWar.com and The American Conservative. 

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Brian Saady - El Chapo

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