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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 international human rights and criminal lawyer and trial skills teacher around the world, 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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Entries in i24 (40)

Thursday
Feb152018

[I24 International News] February 14th: Seventeen killed in this school shooting will change nothing, sadly.

Saturday
Feb032018

[I24 International] February 2nd: Hate the facts, attack the messenger

Wednesday
Jan172018

[I24 International News] January 17th: North and South Korea under One Flag?

 

Friday
Dec012017

[I24 International News] November 30th: Russians Expanding Influence

I appear on I24 International News on November 30th. Okay, I have to tell you the truth. This was one of the most enjoyable segments I have done in a really long time. Essentially, the Russians through Russian FM Medvedev and the Egyptians have agreed to share airspace. While this may not seem like a huge deal, it is. It essentially give the Russians enormous latitude to operate in the region.  There have been credible reports that Russian Special Ops troops were operating on the western border of Egypt as recently as March of this year.  Combine these two and it shows just how closely the countries are beginning to cooperate. Understand, Egypt was one of the closest allies the Americans had in the region.  Now?  Who knows.

Combine the relationship with the Russian agreements with the Turks, the Iranians, the Iraqis and what you start to see is like nothing the West has ever seen before. I'm not even talking about the Russians support of Asaad and Syria.  That piece is beyond extraordinary.  Frankly, with the vacuum created by the current U.S. Administration in the region, the Russians are moving in and filling the gap in a big way.  

I was able to talk about history, borders, interests, cold war politics, hot war politics and Putin and Trump. Bring it on.  So so cool.

Monday
Nov202017

[I24 International] November 20th: Jack Talks N. Korea Receives Sponsor of Terror Designation 

Sunday
Nov122017

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

Thursday
Sep072017

[I24 International News] September 6th: Jack Talks Iran and Preemptive Strikes

I appear on I24 International News on September 6th. Today is the 10th Anniversary of the Israelis bombing a nuclear facility in Syria.  Fast forward 10 years and contemplate what might have happened if they hadn't?Subsequent intelligence concluded thew Israelis hit a facility designed to create plutonium for weapons and apparently the Syrians were receiving help from the North Koreans.  Further, imagine, what the Syrians might have done to their own people with these weapons?  As horrifyingly, contemplate ISIS being able to acquire the weapons?

This brings us to the present day and this highlights the question of what should be done with North Korea or even Iran.  This promises to be a spirited debate as I understand I am going to be debating an Israeli Likud party member who believes in preemptive strikes and that Iran should be the next target.

I disagree.

Prepare for the fight.  This is going to get interesting as its all well as good to talk tough about war and death when you've never seen it.  I, sadly, have and I don't wish it upon anybody.

Tuesday
Aug292017

[I24 International News] August 29th: Jack Talks North Korea's Latest Provocation

I appear on I24 International News on August 29th. The North Koreans have conducted more than a dozen launches of missiles since February. In fact, Kim Jung-Un has conducted more "tests" than his father and grandfather ever did in their entire lives. The latest provation is a particuarly scary one, firing a missile over Japan. While this is scary in itself, it is equally scary out of fear of the response of one Donald Trump. The fear is that this could turn into a proverbial pissing contest. The problem is that millions could potentially die a as a result.  

Obviously, there is a lot to talk about. This will be an interesting conversation as we generally have enough time to do more than just throw out a couple of soundbites.   

Wednesday
Aug232017

[I24 International News] August 22nd: Jack Talks Boko Haram Terrorist Group

I appear on I24 International News on August 22.  Boko Haram militants continue to reek havoc across West Africa.  Nigera, Niger, Mali and Cameroon have seen more than 20000 civilians killed by this group since 2009 and things continue to spin.  Lately, Boko Haram has resorted to using child suicide bombers.  It is particularly brutal because of the use of children but also because those children who are lucky enough to get away from the group are now being ostracized out of fear that there might also be suicide bombers.

Its a difficult story indeed.  Hope you can watch.