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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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Tuesday
Sep262017

[RTTV Washington DC] September 25th: Jack Talks Kurdish Independence Referendum

I appear on Russian TV Washington DC with Ed Schultz on September 25th.  The Iraqi Kurds are voting unofficially for independence from Iraq.  They want it. They've always wanted it. And yet, the Iraqi central government, if you can call it such, is opposed. So are the Turks, the Iranians, the Russians and the United States. Rarely have so many with different agendas stood in opposition.

And yet, the Kurds are right. They deserve independence. They've earned it. They were screwed by the European powers after WWI with the Treaty of Versailles and have frequently been decimated by the countries in which they have found themselves.

This will be an interesting conversation.

Tuesday
Aug222017

[RTTV Washington DC] August 21st: Jack Talks Trump's Afghanistan Speech

I appear on RTTV Washington DC on August 21st.  President Trump just gace his first major prime time speech and it was on Afghanistan.  While the speech was very short on specifics, it does does appear to have two elements: more troops and no end date. Of course, the problem is that the U.S. had 100,000 troops in Afghanistan as recently as 2011 and the U.S. didn't win then either. They now have less than 9000 and may increase by around 4000.  its hard to fathom how this is going to turn the tide.

The President says its not about nation building anymore.  However, if you have an incompetent Afghan government, how do you possibly unite a country.  Rather, you deivide it further.  

This is going to be fun.

Wednesday
Jul262017

[RTTV Washington DC] July 25th: Jack Talks Whether Trump/Russia Investigation Has Smoking Gun

I appear on RTTV out of Washington DC with Ed Schultz on July 25th.  The Russia/Trump Investigation keeps chugging along. Kushner just testified before both the House and Senate Intelligence Committees. Now, Manafort is getting ready to testify. Also, Mr. Trump himself continues to push on Attorney General Sessions to quit. He hasn't said that but it is clear that that has to be his motivation. Of course, the problem is he pushed out FBI Director Comey because of Russia and now seems to be doing the same thing with Sessions. It certainly feels like obstruction. Further, Congress just passed legislation for sanctions against Russia and the question is whether or not the President will sign it into law. If he doesn't, this could certainly drive the Republicans in the House, his only protection at this point on the impachment issue, to start to shift in their seats. Of course, Trump has always been willing to push beyond what anybody in the States has ever seen so it is hard to tell exactly what he is willing to do.

So, simply put, there is a lot to talk about. 

Thursday
Jul202017

[RTTV Washington DC] July 20th: Jack Talks Whether Turks Disclosed Classified U.S. Intel

I appear on RTTV with Ed Schultz on July 20th at 8 p.m. e.t.  Its no secret that th realtionsihp between the U.S. and the Turks has deteriorated. Frankly, the relationship between the Turks and the entire EU has deteriorated. Also, President Erdogan currently has sacked more than 150,000 people, arrested or indicted 50,000 and currently has more journalists in jail than any country on the planet.  Frankly, he is a democratically elected totalitarian dictator.  

One of the biggest reasons for the fight has to do with the definitation of a terrorist. The Turks think the Kurds are terrorists. The PKK is considered a terrorist gorup by the Turks and to be honest, the Americans and the EU. The problem is that the U.S.'s closest ally in Syria Turkish organization known as the PYD.  They are a Kurdish gorup whom the Turks also consider terrorists. They work very closely with the U.S.

It has been reported that the Turks released classified info about 10 secret U.S. bases including location, number and makeup of personnel and general operations.  To be specific, a story was released by the Turkish state-run Anadalou News Agency which released all of this information. Reporters from this state-run organizatoin claim this was their own investigation and also from public sources based upon statements from the PYD. However, this would absolutely not been allowed without the consent of Erdogan, who has clamped down on the media more than any country right now and those who don't play by his dictates has been sen tot prison. Also, the ongoing animosity is palpable.

This will be an interesting interview tonight. 

 

Monday
Sep052016

I will appear on Russian TV International on September 5th at 6 pm e.s.t  A recent story in the Washington Post is being felt around the world. According to the Post, U.S. Intelligence is stepping into the investigation of hacking of political campaigns and they are focusing on Russia.  The Russians certainly have expertise in this area and they seem to have been involved in such campaigns in Ukraine and Georgia in the last few years. The idea that they are working in the U.S. is frankly not farfetched at all.

It is going to be interesting to have a long conversation about this issue on Russian TV International out of Moscow.  In fact, this is going to be a lot of fun.  Hope you can watch.

Friday
Aug262016

[Russian TV International] August 25th: Jack Talks Terrorist Attacks on American University in Kabul

I appear on Russian Television International on August 25th to discuss the recent attack on the American University in Kabul.  This school was a special project pushed by Laura Bush and the only liberal arts college in Afghanistan.  Reports have confirmed small arms fiire and bombings.  Apparently, the number of dead is growing.  I will discuss Afghanistan's tortured history.

Hope you can listen.

Monday
Jun272016

[Russian TV International] Monday, June 27th: Jack Talks CIA Weapons in the Wrong Hands.

A story broke today about CIA weapons meant for rebel opposition groups in Syria are ending up in the wrong hands. Wasn't this foreseeable? I'm shocked! I'll appear on RT international out of Moscow to discuss at 7 pm est.

When I frist heard about this story, the first thing that came to mind was Afghanistan in the 1980's.  Then, I started thinking about almost everytime the U.S. has provided weaons to oppostion groups, this has happened.  And yet, the U.S. continues to do it.  Why?  An interesting question.

Hope you can catch it.

Friday
May272016

[Russian TV International] Friday, May 27th: Jack Talks U.S. Special Forces in Iraq and Syria.

With American special operations forces increasing in Northern Iraq and Syria, I will appear on Russian TV International out of Moscow to discuss the ramifications and just how this may shift the balance of power. Hope you can catch it.