Monday, December 14, 2015

Porkins Great Game: Episode #11 - Gladio B Heats Up in Syria

On this edition of Porkins Great Game, Pearse Redmond and I start off by looking at some recent developments in Georgia. We discuss the latest attempt by Ukrainian governor Mikheil Saakashvili to cause trouble in his home country and we talk about Georgia's plans to purchase gas from Russia and Iran. Afterwards, we move on to Syria. Pearse and I examine whether or not there is any truth to the claim that China is getting involved in Syria. After breaking down Beijing's concerns with regard to the increasing number of Uyghur jihadists in Syria, we discuss Turkey's motivations for shooting a down a Russian jet and Russia's response. Last but not least, our favorite segment of weird terrorism stories deals with claims that North Korea and the Dalai Lama are supporting ISIS. We close out this month's episode by touching upon the new media project that Sibel Edmonds is working on and that both of us will be a part of.

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

Show notes:
Saakashvili coup attempt:
“Rustavi 2 is a hostage of United National Movement,” Luka Kurtanidze
The New Great Game Round-Up #111 – U.S. Tries to Keep Georgia In Line
The New Great Game Round-Up #113 – Georgian Government Determined to Destroy Saakashvili Party
Wiretapped Recordings of Saakashvili Discussing Rustavi 2 TV Leaked
Saakashvili comments on leaked phone calls
Timeline: Rustavi 2 TV Row
Georgia strips ex-president Saakashvili of citizenship
Georgia’s “De-Georgianized” Ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili Vows a Comeback

Georgia wants gas from Russia & Iran:
Georgia Now Wants Gas From Russia and Iran
Anti-Gazprom rally outside Ivanishvili’s residence
Kakha Kaladze to hold working meetings with Gazprom

China in Syria:
China’s Main Mission: South China Sea, Not Syria
China says not planning to send military ships to Syria
BEN CARSON: Here’s the evidence that China is involved in Syria
Porkins Great Game Ep. 9 – The Death of Mullah Omar
Foreigners detained on the Turkish-Syrian border in 2015 (Turkish)
China Ministry Links Antiterror Efforts to Paris Tragedy
ISIS Releases Slickly-Produced Mandarin Song Seeking Chinese Recruits
China says Islamic State song in Mandarin shows need for global cooperation
If Assad asks, China can deploy troops to Syria

Turkey downs Russian jet:
Assad forces, Russian air strikes target Turkmen villages in Syria
Turkey summons Russian envoy over bombing of Turkmens in Syria: PM
Confused Turkish nationalists protest Russian air strikes in front of Dutch Consulate
US air force Gen Selva visits Ankara to discuss terror, Syria
ISW: Turkey Shoots Down Russian Jet Supporting Syrian Regime Offensive
Mountain Ambush
The real reason for Turkey’s shoot-down of the Russian jet
Vladimir Putin claims US ‘leaked’ to Turkey the flight path of downed Russian jet
Syrian Turkmen commander who ‘killed’ Russian pilot turns out to be Turkish ultranationalist
Turkish Grey Wolves are participating in the blockade of Crimea
Russia vows to continue Syria air strikes close to Turkish border

Russia exposes Turkey-ISIS oil trade:
Former CIA chief says environmental concerns prevented bombing of Islamic State oil wells
Putin Names And Shames Obama Into Bombing IS Oil Smugglers
Russian warplanes disrupt ISIS oil sales channels; destroy 500 terrorist oil trucks in Syria
PBS NewsHour Uses Russian Airstrike Footage While Claiming U.S. Airstrike Successes
Russia has ‘more proof’ ISIS oil routed through Turkey, Erdogan says he’ll resign if it’s true
Russian military reveals new details of ISIS funding
ISIS Oil Trade Full Frontal
Turkish PM accuses Russia of ‘ethnic cleansing’ in Syria
With Russian air support, PYD strives to make gains in NW Syria
U.S. Urges Turkey to Seal Border
Turkey deploys military reinforcements to Syria border
Turkey gives the cold shoulder to US proposal to seal Syria border

North Korea/Dalai Lama-ISIS:
South Korean lawmakers accuse North of helping Islamic State
Turkey has proof of Russian involvement in Daesh oil, President Erdoğan says
Assad’s Secret: Evidence Points to Syrian Push for Nuclear Weapons
A Chinese official said the Dalai Lama supports the Islamic State. Ridiculous and telling

New Media Project:
Buckle-Up And Join The Ride: Our New Media Project Is On The Way
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