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Jack is really a storyteller, 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 as much as he himself is captivated. 

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Friday
Apr142017

[Sputnik Radio Moscow] April 14th: Jack Talks Mother of All Bombs, Syria, North Korea and More

I appear on Sputnik Radio out of Moscow on April 14th.  It feels different in the States right now.  I watched it when the Americans decided to fire 59 tomahawk missiles into Syria. And I saw it again when they used a bomb known as MOAB that carried 11,000 lbs of exposives into Afghanistan.  I even see it when President Trump sends a U.S. Naval battle group to North Korea.  A lot of people in U.S. like it. I think they like the feeling of strength and certinty in an uncertain world. However, a strange aspect of it is that these same people seem to see this like a sports contest of sorts.  Similar analogies are even being used.  My guess is that few to none of these people have death as a result of war up close and personal.  Maybe if they were a lot closer to the action, they might reconsider their positions.  Lets hope they never have to . . . I recall Iraq, Afghanistan, Darfur, Kosovo, Palestine, and more.  They all come back at me as I watch and cover this. 

This will be an interesting conversation.  It has been reported that Sputnik is controled by Putin and therefore is nothing but propaganda.  Of course, the same could be said for muich of American media.  Everybody has their own ax to grind.  My intent is to just tell the truth based upon how I see it.  Can't really do much more than that.  Hope you can catch it.  

Thursday
Apr132017

[Russian TV Moscow] April 13th: Jack Talks World Concerns over Latest U.S. Strike in Afghanistan

I appear on Russian TV out of Moscow on April 13th at 6 p.m. e.s.t.   The U.S. is still in the wake of its strike in Syria with 59 tomahawk missiles. Now, with the dropping of a huge conventional bomb with 11,000 lbs of explosives in Afghanistan, and a U.S. Battle Group on their way to North Korea, the rest of the world is extremely nervous about exactly what is going on.  Combine that with all that is going on with the Trump/Russian investigation alongside Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's recent visit to Moscow as well as the G7, there is an extraordinary amount happening in the world.  

So, I'll appear with the Russians and try to take a breath and hit this as broadly and thuroughly as I can.  Of course, the Russian government has their own agenda but so do the Americans and everybody else.  I just call em as I see em.

If you can get it, hope you will watch.

Thursday
Apr132017

[Fox 9 Minneapolis] April 13th: Jack Talks Why the U.S. Loves Big Bombs.

I appear on Fox 9 Minneapolis on April 13th at 9 p.m. c.s.t.  I like big bombs and I cannot lie . . . or something like that.  Its strange how America'as citizens seem to wake up and instinctively cheer when we kill people, blow things up or pound our collective chest.  It is a really interesting phenomenon but it continues to hold true.  And then this latest story of a bomb that carries 11,000 lbs of explosives known as a MOAB?  Oh, the rapture.  It's pretty wild actually.nn I will appear and talk about what the UlS., was trying to do, whether it was successful and whwther it will make any difference.   

Thursday
Apr132017

[Kare 11 Minneapolis] April 13th: Jack Talks The Mother of All Bombs

I appear on Kare 11 in Minneapolis on April 13th at 5 p.m. c.s.t.  The U.S. military just dropped the largest conventional they have in their arsenal in eastern Afghanistan known as a MOAB.  They decided to target an ISIS cave complex. This comes just after a U.S. attack in Syria and as the situation heats up in North Korea. This is an interesting development and may be foreshadowing of things to come. All of this is taking place while the investigaiton involving Terump and the Russians continues to gain steam.  Many continue to ask is these two issues are interconnected.  Fascinating.

Hope you can watch.