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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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Sunday
Nov122017

[I24 International] November 9th: Jack Talks CIA Director Meeting Conspiracy Nut

Thursday
Nov092017

[RT America - Washington DC] November 9th: Jack Talks Wikileaks CIA Disclosure

I appear on RT America with Ed Schultz on November 9th.  Wikileaks has released what they claim is CIA code that impersonates Russia's Kaspersky Lab Ani-Virus company.  This is interesting as the argument seems to be that the CIA ran an op against the United States and slapped Russia all over it to cover their track.  This is ridiculous and laughable.  Not only is this a federal crime, nobody in the CIA would hang themselves out there out of fear that when it became public, and it would, they would go to federal prison.  

This should be interesting.

Thursday
Nov092017

[Voice of America Intl. Edition] November 7th: Jack Talks Guns and the Law

I appear on Voice of America International Edition on November 7th. So a lot more information has come to light about the alleged shooter in the latest massacre, this one in Texas.  This man should not have had a weapon.  With issues of mental illness and domestic assault, certain people shouldn't have access but he was never on the data base excluding him.  A  big question like this needs to be address.

One question that keeps coming to mind is why.  Are Americans just more dangerous? Mentally ill? Crazy? What? In the end, the only real difference seems to be guns and a willingness to exclude those who shouldn't have them.  The U.S.s has 4% of the population and 46% of the guns. That means 10 times more than that which is found in the rest of the world.  How does that impact this issue.

This promises to be a very interesting conversation. 

Monday
Nov062017

[KOA Denver] November 6th: Jack Talks Texas Shooting

I appear on KOA Denver on November 5th. More than twenty five killed and dozens more injured.  Another shooting, another killing, and more talk.  Some are talking whether this is a tipping point.  Others complaining that this is too political and now isn't the time.  My conclusion is that absolutely nothing will happen. We are outraged right now and  this may last another day or two but this will go away, and nothing, absolutely nothing will happen.  

Its a difficult topic but I will do my best to report on both sides.  I hope you can listen in on the conversation.  

Sunday
Nov052017

[RT America - Washington DC] November 3rd: Jack Talks Manhattan Attack

I appear on RT Washington DC with Ed Schultz on November 3rd. As we dig a little deeper into the background on the alleged attacker in Manhattan, people have begun to talk about his original country of origin, Uzbekistan. While it is important to follow all leads, it can sometimes be easy to jump to conclusions about his country, his religion or anything else. If it truly mater, then we could conclude after the Las Vegas shooting that we should be afraid of every middle aged white man with disposable income.  I hope that those jumping to conclusions about the Manhattan man t consider this point. 

This should be an interesting conversation. I hope you can watch.

Thursday
Nov022017

Jack During a Recent Media Appearance

Thursday
Nov022017

[Kare 11 Minneapolis] November 2nd: Jack Talks Terrorism and Our Response

I appear on Kare 11 Minneapolis with Jana Shortal on November 2nd. I will be honest, Jana is one of my favorite journalists anywhere, seriously. She is unique and marches to her own beat. For that, she has my respect. However, what makes her special as a journalist is that she listens, I mean really really listens. The second thing that makes her great is that she thinks. As a result, I can say something and her follow up question is . . . the right one.  She is goodand this and as a result, he interviews works.

I always enjoy them and I think this one will be no exception. Today, we will talk terrorism and what happens when our political leaders use attacks as political opportunism.  This should get spicy.  

Thursday
Nov022017

[NTV Broadcasting Moscow] November 2nd: Jack Talks Paul Manafort

I appear on NTV Moscow on November 2nd.  This promises to be an interesting conversation for a whole series of reasons. First and foremost, NTV is one of the networks that has been accused of using its platform for Russian propaganda. As a result, I was very conscious that they might be slanted in a particular direction. However, I must add that I have seen bias to one degree or another on many many networks. That bias can be on viewpoint and sometimes on what stories they tell versus what stories they ignore.  

In this case, they absolutely wanted to talk about Paul Manafort which I found fascinating. My focus was on the money laundering aspect of it rather than on the political piece involving the former Ukranian President.  I even talked a bit about the realities of the political in the hunt for evidence of Russian collusion and how that helped provide additional resources to focus in on Manafort. 

This was truly a wild conversation. 

Thursday
Nov022017

[WKBK New Hampshire] November 1st: Jack Talks Latest Terrorist Incident 

I appear on WKBK New Hampshire with my old friend Dan Mitchell. This was an interesting conversation because rather than talk about a lot of hypotheticals and things we simply didn't have the answer to, I talk about about Uzbekistan and history in the former Southern Republics of the Soviet Union. Considering how many of the Muslim communities have been targeted in some of these countries in the past and also their general lack of opportunities, some of these areas have perfect environments for creating terrorists.  

This is a smart show that digs deeper into complex issues and I always enjoy it.

Thursday
Nov022017

[KOA Denver] November 1st: Jack Talks Manhattan Attack

I appear on KOA Denver on November 1st. Another attack, this one in Manhattan.  We know very little. He was allegedly from Uzbekistan, was here legally, lived in New Jersey, was married, and had two kids. Oh yeah, and he was Muslim. Guess which little factoid will be the only one that counts. 

As we dig into this cases, it can become difficult for law enforcement and the intelligence community to do their jobs when the argument is made that this is a religious thing or we start talking about "those people."  I get it that people are scared.  That is expected.  However, it is equally important to carefully think about the right approach.

Hope you can catch it.