Saturday, February 7, 2015

Porkins Great Game: Episode #5 - East Turkestan Exposed

On this edition of Porkins Great Game, Pearse Redmond and I take a closer look at Turkey's role in U.S.-NATO's East Turkestan project, as recently exposed by the arrest of several Turks and Uyghurs in Shanghai. We discuss Azerbaijan's crackdown on Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and consider the question of whether Baku's war of words with Washington really signifies Azerbaijan's geopolitical shift away from the West. Subsequently, Pearse and I talk about the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Armenia's accession to the Eurasian Economic Union and the latest test for Armenia-Russia relations. After providing a few updates on recent developments on the Tajik-Afghan border and Pipelineistan, we close out with a look at the 'Gladio B' connection of the Charlie Hebdo shooting. 

You can find more information on this episode on Pearse Redmond's website where you can also download the MP3 file:

Show notes:
Turks, Uyghurs held in smuggling, terrorism scheme
The New Great Game Round-Up #83 – Turkey’s Role In Washington’s East Turkestan Project Exposed
Sibel Edmonds on Gladio B and the Paris Shooting
Turkey, Terrorism, and the Global Proxy War
Xinjiang terrorists finding training, support in Syria, Turkey
East Turkestan Education and Solidarity Association
World Uyghur Congress – Affiliate Organizations
China rebukes Turkey for offer to shelter Uighur refugees
The New Great Game Round-Up #84 – China Cracks Down On Illegal Border Crossings By Uyghurs
Islamic State ‘executed three Uyghur deserters from China’

Oppressed by China, Uighurs drawn to Salafist ideas
Fethullah Gulen: Turkey’s Eroding Democracy
President: Gülen Movement cooperates with Mossad

The New Great Game Round-Up #82 – Washington’s Regime Change Tools Struggle In The South Caucasus
The ‘broken window’ approach to international relations
The Heydar Aliyev Era Ends in Azerbaijan Not with a Bang but a Whisper
The New Great Game Round-Up #83 – Aliyev Turns To Erdogan For Support Amid War Of Words With U.S.
BFP Exposé: CIA-Obama-George Soros Coordinated Misinformation Campaign Targets Russia
George Soros urges President Aliyev to loosen his stranglehold over civil society
The New Great Game Round-Up #85 – Atlantic Council Working On Transatlantic Strategy For Europe’s East

Clashes Intensify Between Armenia and Azerbaijan Over Disputed Land
The New Great Game Round-Up #83 – Killing Of Armenian Family Tests Armenia-Russia Ties
Gyumri case: Permyakov to go on trial at garrison court in Gyumri
Armenia Asks Russia To Hand Over Massacre Suspect
EU Commissioner Opens Door To Armenian Association Agreement
Armenia: Aftermath of a Massacre

Tajik-Afghan border:
Eyeing Taliban, Tajikistan Sets Up New Military Base On Afghan Border
The New Great Game Round-Up #85 – Russia Vows To Support Tajikistan As ISIS-Taliban Rivalry Escalates

Southeast Europe Still Clinging to South Stream Pipe Dream
Russia says it will shift gas transit from Ukraine to Turkey
Gazprom mothballs extension of Nord Stream pipeline

Charlie Hebdo-AQAP:
Al Qaeda: Zawahiri Ordered ‘Charlie Hebdo’ Attack
Know Your Terrorists: Ayman Al-Zawahiri
Charlie Hebdo: Listen to extraordinary moment terrorists speak to TV journalist during terrifying hostage siege
All the Government’s Men: Agents of Terror on Payroll
US maintains intelligence relationship with Houthis
Yemen leak: Collusion between Houthis and ex-president Saleh

Houthi militia installs “president council” to run Yemen
Thousands protest over Houthi “security commission” in Yemen

Updates for Christoph and Pearse:
The CIA and Hollywood: A new podcast series by Pearse Redmond and Tom Secker.
Christoph Germann is now a contributer to Russia Insider

Larry Levan live at End Max (Japan 1991)