Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Porkins Great Game: Episode #9 - The Death of Mullah Omar

On this edition of Porkins Great Game, Pearse Redmond and I start off by looking at Kyrgyzstan's decision to renounce the 1993 cooperation treaty with the United States. Afterwards we move across the border to Xinjiang and break down why China has revealed more explosive information about Turkish meddling in "East Turkestan." Our third and biggest story is Afghanistan. Pearse and I give a few updates on the alarming developments in the north of the country before we discuss in detail the death of Taliban leader Mullah Omar and its many ramifications. We close out this month's episode with the immensely popular story of the U.S.-trained "moderate Syrian rebels" from Division 30, which has been used to play down U.S. involvement in the war on Syria.



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:
http://porkinspolicyreview.com/2015/08/17/porkins-great-game-ep-9-the-death-of-mullah-omar/

Show Notes:
Kyrgyzstan-US rift:
Porkins Great Game Episode 7 – Gladio B Extravaganza
The New Great Game Round-Up #101 – Kyrgyzstan: Color Revolution Expert Richard Miles Caught Red-Handed
The New Great Game Round-Up #104 – Kyrgyzstan Claims to Have Foiled ISIS Attack on Russian Air Base
The New Great Game Round-Up #105 – Kyrgyzstan Cancels Treaty Because U.S. ‘Sought Chaos’
Interview 1070 – Christoph Germann on the Kyrgyzstan-US Rift
Sheila Gwaltney becomes US Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan

Turkey-China:
Porkins Great Game Episode 5 East Turkestan Exposed
The New Great Game Round-Up #102 – Turkey’s Anti-China Propaganda Takes Its Toll On Uyghurs, Koreans
The New Great Game Round-Up #103 – China Reveals Explosive Information to Give Turkey a Warning
Another Shoe Drops in the Turkish “Passports for Uyghurs” Case
The New Great Game Round-Up #105 – Terror Spreads Across China as Uyghurs Explore New Escape Routes
The New Great Game Round-Up #106 – Turkish Meddling in Xinjiang Overshadows Erdogan’s China Visit

Afghanistan:
Is Faryab Province Quickly Slipping From Afghan Government Control?
The New Great Game Round-Up #103 – Taliban Rift Threatens to Derail Afghan Peace Talks
The New Great Game Round-Up #104 – U.S. Finds Pretext for Staying in Afghanistan as Warlords Join Forces
The New Great Game Round-Up #105 – China, Pakistan Could Become ‘Guarantors’ of Afghan Peace Deal
Afghanistan Launches Offensive Against Taliban In North
US general says Islamic State gaining in Afghanistan

Mullah Omar’s death:
The New Great Game Round-Up #106 – Mullah Omar’s Death Spoils Afghan Peace Talks
The New Great Game Round-Up #107 – Taliban Strain Pak-Afghan Ties with New Wave of Terror
Pakistan’s ISI behind deadly attacks in Kabul, Afghan intelligence

Pentagon’s failed rebel training program:
Washington training just 100 rebels to battle Isis in Syria
Syrian group says Nusra abducts its leader, U.S. casts doubt
US-trained Syrian rebels refuse to fight ​al-Qaida group after kidnappings
For WaPo’s Erin Cunningham “It Never Happened”
BFP Syria Coverage Track Record: What & When We Exposed, and the MSM- Quasi Alternative Culprits Who Fought Our Exposés

Music:
4 to the Bar Ft. Alexis P. Suter – “Slam Me Baby”