Posts Tagged ‘NATO’

The CIA, Bohemian Grove, Tom Clancy (and the Fake Moustache)

The CIA, Bohemian Grove, Tom Clancy (and the Fake Moustache)

In 1988 CIA director William Webster attended the Bohemian Grove, where he gave a lakeside talk about intelligence matters.  His speech, now available to the public for the first time, is both amusing and at times shocking.  From Tom Clancy to a voyeuristic child who wanted to join the Agency, ...
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ClandesTime 113 - An Alternative History of Al Qaeda: The Destruction of Yugoslavia

ClandesTime 113 – An Alternative History of Al Qaeda: The Destruction of Yugoslavia

The conventional explanation of how Yugoslavia 'fell apart' is that ethnic and religious tensions led to civil wars, necessitating the breakup of the country into a series of smaller states.  The reality is that Yugoslavia was knowingly and willingly destroyed by NATO, with Al Qaeda playing a critical role in ...
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5 Examples of Hollywood's Influence on Politics

5 Examples of Hollywood’s Influence on Politics

Jump to documents Washington is Hollywood for ugly people, said Paul Begala (probably). Washington is the entertainment capital of the world, said Jack Valenti. Washington's influence on Hollywood, the state's influence on popular culture, is the primary topic of this site. But what about Hollywood's influence on politics, the influence ...
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Homeland Season 5 Episode 11 - Porkins Policy Radio

Homeland Season 5 Episode 11 – Porkins Policy Radio

The latest in our ongoing review of Homeland season 5. Via PPR: On this penultimate episode of our Homeland series Tom and I begin by venting about our hatred of Alison. Next we move onto the shows continual use of women as negative characters. We discuss the similarities between Allison ...
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ClandesTime 065 - Homeland episode 10 'New Normal'

ClandesTime 065 – Homeland episode 10 ‘New Normal’

This much more dramatic episode of Homeland was the basis for a fun review discussion this week, touching on the hints towards the deep state, the portrayal of the Laura Poitras character, the implausibility of the CIA's handling of the Russian double agent problem and Pearse's hatred of Allison.  We ...
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Disinfowars 27 - Who the hell are ISIS, anyway?

Disinfowars 27 – Who the hell are ISIS, anyway?

ISIS are a terrifying, devastating Sunni militia that emerged out of the Iraqi insurgency and the anti-Assad jihad … except they aren't particularly religious! And their origin story makes no sense. And militarily speaking they are a joke who could be wiped out within weeks if NATO wanted that. In ...
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