Interview starts at 54:00. This interview is one of the longest and most thorough interviews I have done in some time. It lasts for almost 20 minutes and we cover a lot of ground. We talk, terrorism, strategy, shfting political movements in Europe and how it is playing in the states including during the presidential elections.
I appear on Russian TV International on Friday, July 22nd. Another attack. This time, allegedly three individuals were involved in an attack on a shopping mall in Munich, Germany. While information is coming in, it is reported that at least 6 are dead. This comes on the heals of another attack in Germany by a young man from Afganistan who claimed to be motivated by ISIL.
I will apear and talk about this continuing paradigm shift and what this will mean as well as the possible political ramifications coming out of Europe as a result. Hope you can watch.
[Editorial] July 16th: The West Doesn't Really Care About Democracy or Freedom - They Want Stability
Interesting conversation with Brian Williams. I couldn't have disagreed more with the former Turkish Prime Minister who was on right before me. The West said they were standing up for democracy. They don't really care about democracy nor freedom in the Middle East. They desperately want stability above all things. Think . . . Turkey, Egypt, Israel, Iraq, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Iran. The list goes on and on and on. To say the least, the West has a troubled history in the region and that behavior continues. Gotta give us credit for one thing . . . we are consistent.
[MSNBC Appearance with Brian Williams] July 16th: Jack Disagrees with the Former Turkish PM and Talks About the Failed Coup
I appear on The Ed Schultz Show on Thursday, July 14th at 8 pm. e.s.t. Reports are still very vague but more than 70 people are reported dead in Nice after one man drove a truck onto a sidewalking killing people by the dozens and then allegedly stepping from that truck and shooting into the crowd. At this point, it is difficult to determine if this is an ISIL inspired attack but the nature of a low tech attack on an extremely soft target raises a lot of question. First and foremost, is it even possible to stop such an attack?
Hope you can watch.
I appear on Press TV out of Tehran, Iran on July 1st. As the world pivots to Bangladesh and this recent attack, I appear for the first time of Press TV to talk about this. The Iranian government is watching IS very closely and the Muslim world has serious skin in the game and they are watching this attack as a possible expansion of IS around the world. What can a poor country do?
There is an additional element here. It is interesting to watch what people care about and to watch how coverage changes in each country. Further there is absolutelt a distinction between how the Americans and Canadians see this compared to how the Europeans cover this. Take it a step further and watch how this story is covered in the Middle East. It makes for a fascinating conversation.
Hope you can watch.