Today’s guests, Dennis Schedrivy from East Ukraine & Franklin Lamb talking about Saif el Islam set the record straight. In Ukraine, Russia is not poised for invasion, and President Putin is not a wolf at Kiev’s door. No. No. No. The Neo-Cons have got it backwards again. Washington & NATO have badly miscalculated local responses to well orchestrated US and NATO interference. It’s the Europeans and resource-starved Kiev Junta who are bullying the energy & industry rich Eastern Ukraine.Europe has nothing to offer any Ukrainian. Smart people are not fooled. Europe’s got its eye on those mineral riches & competitive industrial capacity. What Germany can’t loot from East Ukraine, it wants to destroy. Only those pesky rebels are not so blind as NATO was hoping.
Meanwhile, in Libya,anoter NATO fiasco, war correspondent Franklin Lamb describes his recent face meeting with Saif el Islam, son of murdered leader Moammar Gadhaffi, now prisoner of the Zintan Tribe. Franklin describes a man more mature than his previous Playboy personna, a man who discourses on political philosophy who might yet prove to be the Savior of Libya, a man who sees a destiny beyond his prison bars, a man who longs to clear his name. Franklin outlines an alternative future, and how Saif el Islam might stop ISIL from getting entrenched in Tripoli. He tells of a man whose support grows daily among expatriates and youth in Libya who long for security and prosperity. Listen to this show to understand why the US is on the wrong side again, and why reconfiguring a few key alliances could mean salvation and regional peace against the foothold of ISIL.
My beloved friends and family at TFR— This is my last show on TFR. I can scarcely believe that 10 years ago, on Sept 7, 2013, I kicked off my first show interviewing Vince Palamara on his book, “Survivor’s Guilt” on the Kennedy assassination. Through all these years, your love and encouragement has meant the...