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 http://porkinspolicyreview.wordpress.com/ where you can also download the MP3 file: 
https://porkinspolicyreview.wordpress.com/2015/02/07/porkins-great-game-episode-5-east-turkestan-exposed/

Show notes:
Xinjiang-Turkey:
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’

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

Azerbaijan:
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

Armenia:
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

Pipelineistan:
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

Music:
Larry Levan live at End Max (Japan 1991)