BFTN 54 – Schadenfreude

BFTN 54 – Schadenfreude

It’s gloating time in the West with the suicide of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. On today’s show we examine the history of ISIS and how the United States and their allies created the conditions for ISIS and then proceeded to fund and arm it. We look at the...
BFTN 53 – Regime Change In Ukraine

BFTN 53 – Regime Change In Ukraine

This week we have more on the Biden business in the Ukraine including some background on the Euromaidan uprising, the role of energy supply in the regime change and Russia’s annexation of Crimea, and the role of the United States (via USAID) in the overthrow of...
BFTN 52 – Trump & The Kurds

BFTN 52 – Trump & The Kurds

A lot of people have asked us, in our great and unmatched wisdom, to explain what’s going on with Syria, Trump, Turkey and the Kurds. HOW TO LISTEN If you’re seeing this message, it means you aren’t logged in as a subscriber. If want to listen to the...
BFTN 51 – Biden & Burisma

BFTN 51 – Biden & Burisma

We try to go a little deeper on the Trump-Ukraine-Biden story than most of the media coverage. Apart from Trump and Joe Biden, we talk about the roles that Viktor Shokin, Mykola Zlochevsky, Viktor Yanukovich, Petro Poroshenko, Dmytro Firtash, Volodymyr Zelensky and...
6.4 China’s Economy – Part 4

6.4 China’s Economy – Part 4

In this final episode of our China series, we talk about: How China might weaponize its holdings of more than $1.1 trillion worth of U.S. Treasuries, aka the “nuclear option”The risk of China starting a currency war with the USChina’s current position on...
6.3 China’s Economy – Part 3

6.3 China’s Economy – Part 3

There’s been lots of talk in the media about Trump’s trade war with China. One aspect about it that I find interesting is that I never see any talk, in this context, about the fact that China is a Communist country – a Communist country that seems to...
6.2 China’s Economy – Part 2

6.2 China’s Economy – Part 2

There’s been lots of talk in the media about Trump’s trade war with China. One aspect about it that I find interesting is that I never see any talk, in this context, about the fact that China is a Communist country – a Communist country that seems to...
6.1 China’s Economy – Part 1

6.1 China’s Economy – Part 1

There’s been lots of talk in the media about Trump’s trade war with China. One aspect about it that I find interesting is that I never see any talk, in this context, about the fact that China is a Communist country – a Communist country that seems to...
BFTN 50 – The Propaganda Model

BFTN 50 – The Propaganda Model

The plan this week was to interview Alan MacLeod about his new excellent book “Propaganda in the Information Age” but he missed the call, so we talked about it without him instead. We’ll get him on next week for a follow up. The book is an...
BFTN 49 – Boris Part 2

BFTN 49 – Boris Part 2

We finish our mini-biography on the new Prime Minister of the UK, Boris Johnson, aka “BoJo”, or, as I like to call him, “The Big BJ”.  In Ray’s absence, I’m joined again by my good friend Trevor Bell from the The Iron Fist and...