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From Washington DC -- the capital of the divided states of America -- it's time for a show that brings you both sides of the issues that the country is talking about.
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On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about the problems with efficacy of the vaccines, Nancy Pelosi not challenging Manchin enough to get Biden’s economic plan through, sentiments in Germany going into the election to replace Angela Merkel, and subpoenas coming from the January 6th Investigation Commission.Guests:Dr. Gene Olinger - Professor and principal science advisor for MRI Global Inc. | Differences In Vaccine Efficacy Between Pfizer and ModernaJoel Segal - Former Congressional Staffer and co-author of HR 676 | Manchin and Fossil Fuels Against the DemsMichelle Witte - Sputnik News analyst and Host of Political Misfits | German ElectionsLee Stranahan - Sputnik News analyst and Host of The Back Story | January 6th Commission Files Subpoenas In the first hour Dr. Gene Olinger joined the show to talk about the differences in efficacy between the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. If we can divide the political attachments that have been assigned to this vaccine, we can seriously negate its effects on the world.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Joel Segal for a discussion on how Democrats can convince Joe Manchin into accepting their spending bill. Joel discussed how fossil fuel companies are backing Manchin trying to get him to stay strong against greener alternatives. Michelle Witte also joined the conversation to talk about the German elections and what the country will look like after Angela Merkel.In the third hour Lee Stranahan joined the conversation to talk about a subpoena filed by the commission looking into the January 6th riot. Lee also talked about how the media is covering this and their inability to admit when they are wrong.
On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about the fallout from the AUKUS pact and the nuclear submarine deal, China’s perspective on this same issue, the discovery of dark energy and its debate against dark matter, and updates on the Sussman indictment and Hunter Biden’s laptop scandal.Guests:Mark Sleboda - International Relations and Security Analyst | The Future of NATOCarl Zha - Host of the Silk and Steel Podcast | AUKUS Nuclear Sub Deal & Potential For China in EuropeTarek Saab - Professor and expert in cosmology and particle astrophysics | Dark Matter vs Dark EnergyMichael Goodwin - Journalist and Columnist at The NY Post | Sussman Russiagate & New Book on Hunter Biden LaptopIn the first hour Mark Sleboda joined the show to talk about the future of NATO with the infighting between the United States and France. Mark also talked about the United States’ effort to distance themselves and the rest of Europe from China on many fronts.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Carl Zha for a discussion on China’s perspective of the AUKUS deal. Carl also talked about the detriment of the Evergrande Group and their amassing debt. Tarek Saab also joined the show to discuss the scientific discovery of “Dark Energy”.In the third hour Michael Goodwin joined the conversation to talk about the numerous scandals Andrew Cuomo was involved in and just how hostile and violent his form of politics actually are. Michael also talked about the indictment of Michael Sussman for Russiagate, and the laptop evidence of Hunter Biden.
On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about the absence of Kamala Harris on the border yet again, Joe Biden’s promise of avoiding another Cold War, and the Taliban’s plight to form a globally recognized government if they are even able to do so.Guests:Ted Rall - Political cartoonist and syndicated columnist | Kamala Ignores the Border… AgainManila Chan - Veteran news anchor and host of RT America’s daily news program In Question | Govt Shutdown Looming & Joe Biden UN General Assembly SpeechScott Ritter - Former U.N. weapons inspector and a Weapons of Mass Destruction Whistleblower | Taliban Wants To Address General Assembly & Divisions in the TalibanIn the first hour Ted Rall joined the show to talk about the plight of politicians to become celebrities in order to be elected, and some celebrities to become politicians. Ted also talked about the new governing in Afghanistan and if the Taliban is willing to fully eradicate oppositions in their country.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Manila Chan for a discussion on the remarks made by President Joe Biden at the United Nations General Assembly. Biden assures America and the world that the US will not enter into a new Cold War. How far are the Republicans willing to push legislation around the debt ceiling?In the third hour Scott Ritter joined the conversation to talk about the request of the Taliban to speak at the United Nations General Assembly. It is clear they would like to be treated like a legitimate governing power on the world stage. How will the Taliban deal with the infighting within their groups? Are they capable of forming a true government, or are they stuck in the ways of foot-soldiers?
On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about the results of the Duma election in Russia, the FDA committee not recommending boosters for the mass public, the growing migrant issue on America’s southern border, how this issue started back in Haiti, and the Biden’s goals with the United Nations General Assembly.Guests:Bryan MacDonald - Head of the Russia Desk at RT Online | Result of the Russia ElectionDr. Mikhail Kogan - Medical Director at the George Washington Center | FDA Committee Deem Booster Not Needed in Most CasesSusan Pai - Worked at the internationally recognized UCLA Brain Mapping Lab | Haitian Migrants On Texas BorderDanny Shaw - International affairs analyst and professor | Long Standing Causes of the Haitian MigrationMichelle Witte - Sputnik News analyst and host of Political Misfits | United Nations General AssemblyIn the first hour Bryan MacDonald joined the show to talk about how Russia has evolved politically as showcased in this election, but also the security Putin has in his position of power. We were also joined by Dr. Mikhail Kogan to talk about the results of the FDA committee finding the Pfizer Booster not necessary for most people. In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Susan Pai for a discussion on the massive migrant issue on the Texas border and the failings of the current administration on this. Many migrants do not have an asylum case due to their attempted settling in Central and South America. We were also joined by Danny Shaw to talk about the problems in Haiti causing these mass migrations, as well as an update on the assassination of president Jovenel Moïse.In the third hour Michelle Witte joined the conversation to talk about the general assembly by the United Nations. Can Biden repair the relationships with foreign powers he has tattered so far in his presidency?
On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about the beginnings of America's cultural imitation of China with a new lifestyle trend, as well as the massive shockwaves of last week's AUKUS submarine deal.Guests:Mark Frost - Economist, professor, consultant, marine and capitalist | China-like Worker ShortagePeter Oliver - EU correspondent for RT International | Effect of France's Break with the US For Europe & Germany After MerkelIn the first hour Mark Frost joined the show to talk about the push in the US to not return to work and how this seems like a resurgence of the same phenomena that occurred in China not long ago. Is this a model that the US commonfolk can handle in the long term?In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Peter Oliver for a discussion on France withdrawing their ambassador from the United States and what Europe on a whole thinks of this move. Peter also talked about what Germany could look like when Angela Merkel steps down as chancellor of Germany.
On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about the indictment of an attorney in the John Durham investigation for lying to the FBI, the horrendous treatment of Steven Donziger for trying to protect people and the environment, and the possibility of having transgender athletes in modern sports.Guests:Daniel Lazare - Independent journalist and author | John Durham Investigation & Justice for January 6thSteven Donziger - American attorney who took on Chevron for illegal practices | The Corrupt Case Against DonzigerMallory McLaren - Former military and unapologetic transhumanist | Transexual Athletes & TranshumanismIn the first hour Daniel Lazare joined the show to talk about the John Durham investigation and the recent indictment of Michael Sussman for allegedly lying to the FBI about the connection between the Trump Organization and Russia.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Steven Donziger for a discussion on the terrible mishandling of his case and how one disgruntled company made Donziger’s life a living hell.In the third hour Mallory McLaren joined the conversation to talk about transgender people and how they can enter athletic events without being segregated against. Mallory also goes into a definition of “Transhumanism” and what it means to her.
On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about the Duma elections coming up in Russia, the new US deal with Australia for nuclear submarines, Chinese policy regarding the Taliban’s control of Bagram airbase, how the FBI failed in handling the Larry Nassar abuse, and how to fix policing in America if its needed.Guests:Bryan Macdonald - Head of the Russia Desk at RT Online | Duma ElectionsCarl Zha - Host of the Silk and Steel podcast | Biden's Deal For Nuke Subs To Australia & Chinese Policy Towards Taliban and Bagram AirbaseColleen Rowley - Lawyer, retired FBI agent and former MPLS legal counsel | FBI Drops the Ball in Nassar InvestigationJoseph Blaettler - Former deputy chief of police and professor of criminal justice | Police PanelIn the first hour Bryan Macdonald joined the show to talk about the Russian Duma election. We also talked extensively about the abuse suffered by USA gymnasts at the hands of Larry Nassar, and the heart-wrenching testimony given by Simone Biles and Mckayla MaroneyIn the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Carl Zha for a discussion on America’s deal with Australia for nuclear submarines, as well as what China could do regarding the Taliban’s control of Bagram airbase. We were then joined by Colleen Rowley for an analysis on how the FBI handled the abuse claims by US gymnasts against Larry Nassar. This was an abhorrent dereliction of duty. In the third hour Joseph Blaettler and Garland Nixon joined the conversation on a brand new panel segment of Fault Lines. We discussed various events in America regarding policing and interactions between them and the general public.
On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about the results and impact of the lawsuit between Epic Games and Apple, the extremely controversial admittance of General Mark Milley on his conversations with China, and the infrastructure and reconciliation bills that are seemingly at the mercy of Joe Manchin.Guests:Professor - Specialist in antitrust and business crime | Epic Games vs AppleScott Ritter - Former U.N. weapons inspector and a Weapons of Mass Destruction Whistleblower | General Milley Assures China.Joel Segal - Former congressional staffer, co-author of HR 676 | 3.5 Trillion Infrastructure and Reconciliation BillIn the first hour a guest joined the show to talk about the results of the lawsuit between Epic Games and Apple, now that Epic games is challenging the verdict with appeals. Jamarl and Shane also discussed what the none-recall of Gov. Gavin Newsom means for the rest of his governorship.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Scott Ritter for a discussion on the controversial admittance by Gen. Mark Milley of his communications with a top Chinese general admitting that the US was not going to strike China. Were his communications treasonous in nature?In the third hour Joel Segal joined the conversation to talk about the 3.5 trillion dollar infrastructure and reconciliation bill and the war Joe Manchin is fighting against the other democrats. He has the power to possibly shoot down both bills.
On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about the interests of Russia and China in a newly governed Afghanistan, the possible recall of California Governor Gavin Newsom, and an analysis on a massive report done by The Lancet on true needs of having Covid-19 booster shots.Guests:Mark Sleboda - International Relations and Security Analyst | Possible Stability in AfghanistanDr. Bill Honigman - Progressive healthcare activist and national outreach director | California Recall RaceGene Olinger - Professor at Boston University and the principal science advisor for MRI Global Inc | Considering COVID BoostersIn the first hour Mark Sleboda joined the show to talk about the current state of Afghanistan. The Taliban is at an all-time high in power in the country and will defeat the major opposition group very soon. Other countries invested in Afghanistan like Russia and China are seeking stability more than anything else.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Dr. Bill Honigan for a discussion on the recall election in California. What did Gov. Newsom do so poorly to anger Californians this much, and would they really like to remove him?In the third hour Gene Olinger joined the conversation to talk about the effectiveness of Covid-19 booster shots. The recent report put out by The Lancet questions the need for all Americans to get a booster after originally being vaccinated.
On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about how the US will deal with long-term COVID-19 as the possibility of beating the virus dims, some personal accounts of the events of September 11th, 2001, and the brutal retaliation from the United States for those attacks.Guests:Dr. Mikhail Kogan - Medical Director at the George Washington Center for Integrative Medicine | Vaccine Mandate and Combating DeltaJohn Kiriakou - Former CIA officer, host of The Backstory on Radio Sputnik | US Foreign Policy Inciting 9/11 Ted Rall- Political cartoonist and syndicated columnist | Retaliation from the United StatesIn the first hour Dr. Mikhail Kogan joined the show to talk about the future of Covid-19 in America. Dr. Kogan described a slow transition from “pandemic” into something more seasonal but never being eradicated. Could modern pollutants be contributing to declining immune system health?In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by John Kiriakou for a discussion on the cause of the attacks on September 11th 2001. John then gave his personal account of the horrors of this attack, watching the Pentagon burn and what his responsibilities were immediately after the incident.In the third hour Ted Rall joined the conversation to talk about the terrifying response that the United States had to the terrorist attack on 9/11. How did the common folk respond to the retaliation by America in the middle east?
On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about the very real fears of mega-intelligent super machines and learning algorithms, the increasing threat of ISIS-K, the overruling of the eviction ban by the Supreme Court, and the lasting political impact on the American failure of the Afghan withdrawal on Biden’s record.Guests:Roman Yampolskiy - AI safety and security researcher and professor of computer science and engineering | Artificial Intelligence Garland Nixon - Sputnik political analyst and the host of The Critical Hour | The Narrative America Needs Against the Taliban Margaret Kimberly - Senior columnist and editor for Black Agenda Report | Can Biden Outlive Afghanistan?In the first hour Roman Yampolskiy joined the show to talk about the advancements of artificial intelligence and machine learning, and if people need to be worried about the safety of such smart computers.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Garland Nixon for a discussion on the benefit of pulling out of Afghanistan even after a strong display by ISIS-K in a double bombing outside the extremely packed Kabul airport. Garland also talked about the Supreme Court decision to contradict Biden’s extension on the eviction ban.In the third hour Margaret Kimberly joined the conversation to talk about meta-politics behind the US withdrawal from Afghanistan. The discussion also brought up this withdrawal as a black spot on Biden’s record, but is there still enough time in his presidency for it to be swept under the rug?
On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about the opposition to the Taliban in Afghanistan, the Russian evacuation from that country, the development of anti-satellite weaponry, a possible Space Race 2.0, the agenda of the progressives, and Nancy Pelosi’s lasting legacy.Guests:Scott Ritter - Former U.N. weapons inspector and a weapons of mass destruction whistleblower | Taliban Resistance in Northern Afghanistan & Clandestine OperationsMark Sleboda - International Relations and Security Analyst | Putin Pulls Out Russian NationalsLauren Steiner - Show host and grassroots activist and organizer | Misanthropic Flat Earthers and Their Monied BackingIn the first hour Scott Ritter joined the show to talk about the resistance against the Taliban in Afghanistan gathering in the Panjshir province. Scott also talked about the delicate situation the US is in because the country is currently engaging in negotiations with the Taliban.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Mark Sleboda for a discussion on the Russian evacuation from Afghanistan although they plan on keeping representatives in their embassy. Mark also talked about the development of anti-satellite weaponry and the possibility of another space race.In the third hour Lauren Steiner joined the conversation to talk about the budget reconciliation and other agenda items for the progressive left. Lauren also discussed the final push in Nancy Pelosi’s career in creating a legacy by cutting child poverty.
On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about what to expect with the future of COVID in the United States and why it will be impossible to reach herd immunity, the contention to come in the Brazilian election, Biden’s actions upsetting the European Nations, and how the Afghanistan withdrawal is worse than Saigon.Guests:Dr. Gene Olinger - Professor at Boston University and Principal Science advisor for MRI Global Inc | Lambda and Covid in KidsShobhan Saxena - Sao Paulo based journalist reporting on international issues, human rights, and more | Bolsonaro Backed by the MilitaryPeter Oliver - EU correspondent for RT International | Biden Angers G7In the first hour Dr. Gene Olinger joined the show to talk about the current spike of coronavirus cases in the United States. Dr. Olinger also talked about the transmissibility of the virus in children and what parents should be concerned about for return to schools.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Shobhan Saxena for a discussion on the push by Jair Bolsonaro to return to paper ballot for elections, and if they do not, he will not accept the results of the elections. Would Bolsonaro’s actions be backed by the military?In the third hour Peter Oliver joined the conversation to talk about President Joe Biden’s decision to not extend the August 31st deadline of leaving US troops in Afghanistan, directly against the recommendations of the G7 allies. Peter also talked about the freeze of US controlled Afghani in an effort to contain the Taliban.
On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about the effects of COVID-19 on children, the pandemic restrictions Australia imposed on their people, the end of Andrew Cuomo and the beginning of Kathy Hochul, and the new deal between Rachel Maddow and MSNBC and what this means for left-wing media.Guests:Dr. Mikhail Kogan - Medical Director at the George Washington Center for Integrative Medicine | Kids With CovidMaram Susli - Political commentator and geopolitical analyst | Australia LockdownsMichael Goodwin - Journalist and columnist at the NY Post | Hochul and Cuomo & Rachel MaddowIn the first hour Dr. Mikhail Kogan joined the show to talk about how Covid-19 is affecting children. There is a lot of new research saying that new variants and strains of the virus are hitting children much harder than ever before. Is there merit to these claims, or just hysteria and fear mongering?In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Maram Susli for a discussion on the extreme reaches the Australian government is willing to go to in trying to quell COVID in their country. This is even opening the door for the government and police in the country to abuse their newfound power.In the third hour Michael Goodwin joined the conversation to talk about Kathy Hochul, the new governor of New York. The people of New York, especially Michael, are very optimistic about Hochul in this position. Michael also talked with the hosts about the new deal Rachel Maddow is getting with MSNBC.
On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about the Crimea Platform Summit, the Russian perspective on the American withdrawal from Afghanistan, China’s interests in the future of Afghanistan, the terrible showing by Sha’Carri Richardson, and the true sentiments of Kabul natives on the Taliban returning to power.Guests:Bryan MacDonald - Head of the Russia Desk at RT Online | Crimea Platform SummitCarl Zha - Host of the Silk and Steel Podcast | China in Bed With the Taliban?Ted Rall - Political cartoonist and syndicated columnist | How the US Let Down AfghanisIn the first hour Bryan MacDonald joined the show to talk about the Crimea Platform Summit, why it is or is not important, and why Russia opted not to attend. Bryan also talked about the Russian perspective on the American withdrawal from Afghanistan. In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Carl Zha for a discussion on China’s interests with the Taliban and Afghanistan. Does China want a stable nation under a Taliban government? Do they want a safe haven for terrorism to add pressure on the US? Is it a mix of both?In the third hour Ted Rall joined the conversation to talk about how the locals in Kabul wanted the Taliban back because of the corruption and lack of care the United States imposed in the city.
On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about the original rule of the Taliban being a popular group, the opinions of other nations on the US for Biden’s failures with pulling out of Afghanistan, who the Taliban will allow to leave and who must stay, and how Saigon was a better result than Afghanistan.Guests:Ted Rall - Political cartoonist and syndicated columnist | Afghanistan Then vs NowPeter Oliver - EU correspondent for RT International | Biden Slammed in Europe for Afghan WithdrawalKim Iversen - Independent journalist and host of the Kim Iversen Show | Saigon Way Better Than AfghanistanIn the first hour Ted Rall joined the show to talk about how the Taliban ran Afghanistan in the past, why they became so popular from their inception, and how Afghanistan was different under US occupation. In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Peter Oliver for a discussion on the condemnation of the American conduct when pulling out of Afghanistan. It is surely not as simple as the Afghan military not wanting to fight. Peter also talked about how German media is very upset over the handling of the evacuation of Afghanistan on their own front too.In the third hour Kim Iversen joined the conversation to talk about her predictions on who the Taliban will allow out of the country and who will be forced to stay. Kim also talked about the difference between Saigon as a messy but successful evacuation, and Afghanistan as a down right oversight and failure of the actual needs of the people there.
On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about accusations of bullying against Megan Rapinoe, the history of the Taliban and Afghanistan that is fueling an unsure future for the country, the steps Australia is taking to combat Covid-19, and the failure of President Biden in leaving Afghanistan the way he wanted.Guests:Cordell Woodland - Producer of Fault Lines on Radio Sputnik | Strife Among US Women’s Soccer TeamVijay Prasad - Executive director of the Tricontinental | When Afghanistan Had Promise Maram Susli - Political commentator and geopolitical analyst | Australian Covid MeasuresMichael Goodwin - Journalist and Columnist at the NY Post | Afghanistan Withdrawal and Biden's ResponseIn the first hour producer Cordell Woodland joined the show to talk about the accusation by Hope Solo against Megan Rapinoe, saying she bullies her teammates into getting political and kneeling during the national anthem. Are Solo’s claims legitimate, or is this just her way of pushing her agenda?In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Vijay Prasad for a discussion on the two competing histories of the Taliban in Afghanistan and what that will mean for the future government from this group. Maram Susli also joined the show to talk about Covid-19 protection measures Australia is enacting to combat the new wave of the virus. In the third hour Michael Goodwin joined the conversation to talk about the key misstep of abandoning Bagram Air Base as the decision that allowed the Taliban to take over Afghanistan as fast and effective as they did. Michael then talked about the nursing home scandal in New York and how the fear of having enough space in the medical sphere helped contribute to the many elderly deaths.
On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about the US practice of engaging in warfare without actually being in war, how the media portrays the actions of the Taliban, updates on Julian Assange, the backlash Biden gets versus Trump, and the speech by Barbara Lee opposite American involvement in Afghanistan.Guests:Mark Frost - Economist, professor, consultant, drummer, eagle scout and marine | Afghanistan: A War Without War Gareth Porter - Investigative journalist, author and policy analyst | Media’s Take on Taliban Takeover Misty Winston - Political activist, organizer and podcast host | Assange and AfghanistanJoel Segal - Former congressional staffer and author of HR 676 | Barbara Lee After 9/11In the first hour Mark Frost joined the show to talk about the optimal amount of terrorist attacks a nation can face. Should the US have to declare war before military action on foreign soil.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Gareth Porter for a discussion on the media interpretation of the Taliban takeover and an analysis of Joe Biden’s speech addressing the issues in Afghanistan. We were also joined by Misty Winston for updates around the Julian Assange case and how the United States has escalated their war on dangerous information.In the third hour Joel Segal joined the conversation to talk about the speech by Barbara Lee opposing the United States from entering Afghanistan at the very beginning directly after 9/11. Joel also discussed the difference in how the media portrays Biden versus Trump when it comes to handling Afghanistan and immigration.
On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about the struggles of Haiti just days after its worst earthquake on record, the mishandling of Afghanistan by the US over the years, the new government of Afghanistan enforced by the Taliban and whether or not America and the rest of the world will accept it.Guests:Jemima Pierre - Haiti-Americas coordinator for the Black Alliance for Peace | 7.2 Earthquake in Haiti John Kiriakou - Author, former CIA officer and Co-Host of The Backstory on Radio Sputnik | Afghanistan: Set Up to FailMatthew Hoh - Former Marine and expert on America's wars especially in Iraq and Afghanistan | Afghanistan from 1973 to the PresentIn the first hour Jemima Pierre joined the show to talk about the devastation Haiti has seen from the 7.2 earthquake they endured recently. She also discussed the assassination of Jovenel Moïse and the political career of Jean-Bertrand Aristide.In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by John Kiriakou for a discussion on the failures of the Afghan Military and government that was largely caused by mishandling by the USA. John also discussed the operations of the CIA and other intelligence agencies when handling Afghanistan and the Taliban, and how developed this new Taliban government might be.In the third hour Matthew Hoh joined the conversation to talk about his experience working in Afghanistan and Iraq in the past and the fact that this war was not about building up the country; so why did we stay in it for that cause? Will the locals and the rest of the world accept the Taliban government?
On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Shane Stranahan talk about the takeover of Kabul and greater Afghanistan by the Taliban, what this means for the official interference of the United States in that country, how European nations are preparing for a Taliban government, and the upcoming elections in Germany.Guests:Mark Sleboda - International Relations and Security Analyst | The Taliban Take Kabul Scott Ritter - Former U.N. weapons inspector and weapons of mass destruction whistleblower | US Officially Loses AfghanistanPeter Oliver - EU correspondent for RT International | European Reaction on TalibanIn the first hour Mark Sleboda joined the show to talk about the Taliban overrunning Kabul, and the locals trying desperately to board the United States’ planes to America. With the United States pulling out of Afghanistan combined with the toppling of the Afghan government, has America perfectly set up the Taliban for long-lasting governance over all of Afghanistan?In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Scott Ritter for a discussion on how the media is responsible for the facilitation of corruption and abuse of power when regarding the United States’ operations in Afghanistan.In the third hour Peter Oliver joined the conversation to talk about the plans European nations are making in response to the Taliban control of Afghanistan. Then Peter talked about the upcoming election in Germany and the interesting fact that most people do not like their own candidate Armin Laschet.
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