About Jack

Jack is really a storyteller, international explorer, and humanitarian and everything else rolls out from there. As a writer, its what he does.  As a trial lawyer, its his most important tool.  As a former CIA officer, the only way to truly motivate people is to connect and to tell them a story that they can feel viscerally.  As a media analyst, what better way to make a point.  In the end, he tries to captivate his audience about the world and its people as much as he himself is captivated. 

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[AM 950 Minneapolis] October 16th: Jack Talks Diminishing U.S. Influence in South Asia

I appear on AM 950 Minneapolis with Mike McIntee on October 16th. It was just announced that President Trump will be meeting with Philippine President Dutuerte.  This is an extraordinary development considering Dutuerte's very public calls for Philippine citizens to simply go out and kill people they think are drug dealers. The Philippine President has also taken it upon himself through his government to conduct such killings. Considering what this means regarding a complete lack of a judicial process and the rule of law, it is only exacerbated by Trump's encouragement of Dutuerte in the past alongside this new visit.

This meeting is part of an effort to try to perpetuate U.S. power in the region or at least prop up the U.S. deterioration of its power in the region. Considering China continuing to flex its considerable muscle while at the same time North Korea firing off missile after missile while testing nucs and threatening to use them, things are certainly heating up.

This will be fun.


Jack Speaking With Some Students at a Local School About the World.


[RT Washington DC] October 11th: Jack Talks Trump Flexing Muscles Against North Korea


[AM 950 Minneapolis] October 9th: Jack Talks Trump Instability

I appear on AM950 with Matt McNeil on October 9th.  There is an interesting spat going on inside the Beltway that is getting really really strange. This one is between President Trump and Republican Senator Bob Corker, the Senate Chairman of the powerful Foreign Relations Committee.  What makes this particularly crazy is that the President is going after Corker and Corker refused to back down. In fact, Corker's argument is that the President needs adult supervision. What makes this interesting is that multiple reports have talked about many in the White House trying to protect Trump from . . . you guessed it Trump.  Extraordinary.

The stone cold silence inside the Beltway from other Republicans is equally amazing. Corker is popular, well respected and has a lot of friends. This puts them in a very interesting place. The real question I have been asking for months is when the GOP will decide that being allied to the President is actually costing them votes and that they would shift.  While this may not be the time, it is certainly another stick on the fire.

his should be an interesting conversation.


[Press TV Iran] October 8th: Jack Talks U.S. Relations with Turkey Deteriorating

I appear on Press TV Iran on October 8th. The U.S. and Turkey have been allies for a long time but those relations continue to buckle on many fronts. Further, Erdogan's willingness to look to other partners including Iran and Russia are making things even worse for the Americans. This to is particularly thrilling for both the Iranians and the Russians.

Most recently, there were more cuts today in various Visa programs between the countries. And to this the continues abuse of the media and the arrest of more than 100,000 after the coups and the detention of American citizens and the unwillingness of the Americans to deport the one the Erdogan believes is responsible, you have recipe for disaster.

This is fgoing to be an interesting conversation indeed.


[RT Washington DC] October 3rd: Jack talks Profiling the Las Vegas Shooter


[Voice of American Intl. Edition] October 3rd: Jack Talks the Gun Control Debate.

I appear on Voice of America International Edition on October 3rd. Okay, this promises to be a hot topic. With 59 dead and more than 500 injured in Law Vegas, this is the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. And without question, one of the reasons there are as many dead as there are is because of the kinds of weapons used and technology legally available that made the shooter capable of pumping large number of rounds into a massive group of people.

As I look at this issue, one conlcusion is clear.  Little to nothing will change. After the shooting, gun sales increased, again. After every mass shooting, gun sales increase and nothing is done. One side loses it while the other sides acts like its not as problem.  Is there an answer?

This is going to be interesting.


[Kare 11 Minneapolis] October 3rd: Jack Talks Mass Shooting in Law Vegas

I appear on Kare 11 Minneapolis on the Morning Show.  The numbers are still coming in and they are staggering. More than 50 dead and more than 500 injured. This is the worst mass shooting in American history. I will talk about the history of these kinds of shootings, what this means and will then focus in on the Twin Cities.

Minneapolis will host the Super Bowl next year.  How does one handle security with such a high profile event. The whole world will be watching which is exactly the reasons that it will be such an enticing target. A lot to talk about.

Hope uyou can catch it.


[WVLY West Virginia] October 2nd: Jack Talks Law Vegas Mass Shooting

I appear on WVLY West Virginia with my buddy Howard Monroe on October 2nd.  Information continues to come in about this mass shooting. The dead pile up and the injured are certainly in the hundreds.  The informartion on the shooter strikes me as atypical for what one should expect in this kind of an incident. He is older with no contact with the police, no history of anti social behavior.  More will undoubtedly come out but at this point, there is a lot to talk about.

Hope you can listen.  


[KOA Denver] October 2nd: Jack Talks Las Vegas Shooting

I appear on KOA Denver on October 2nd.  This is breaking news and we have very little information at this point.  Reports are discussing 20 dead but this could get much much worse. This is a story that is becoming all too familiar and people will seek answers and action but it is likely that little or nothing, sadly, will happen.

Stay tuned.