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Guns & Butter Podcasts / Michel Chossudovsky
 Guns & Butter Podcasts / Michel Chossudovsky

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The structure of military alliances; the evolving situation in the Middle East; a shift in geopolitical alliances; the global military agenda; review of wars since 2001; nonconventional hybrid warfare to undermine a country's financial structure; coalition of Turkey, Russia and Iran; Pakistan and India now a part of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization; US withdrawal from... Listen
In this “big picture” interview, Michel Chossudovsky concentrates on the broader global crisis including North and South Korea; the 2001 Nuclear Posture Review overhauling US nuclear doctrine, tactical nukes reclassified as conventional; horrors of the Korean War; Korean reunification; sanctions and naval blockade of Qatar; Qatari and Iranian jointly owned natural gas fields the largest... Listen
Michel Chossudovsky's latest articles, US Foreign Policy and the Campaign to Destabilize the Trump Presidency and Color Revolution Against Donald Trump are discussed; broad implications of normalizing relations with Russia in the Ukraine, Syria and with regard to terrorist assets of the western military alliance; #Disruptj20; international protests a recognition that US presidency is a... Listen
"Hillary Clinton: Wall Street's Losing Horse? Constitutional Crisis? What's the End Game?" is discussed; who is behind Wikileaks; FBI Director James Comey responding to a crisis; WSJ reports Clinton bribery of number two man at the FBI; dissent within ruling powers including the armed forces and intelligence agencies; next US presidency will be a dysfunctional... Listen
Global financial war as outlined in professor Chossudovsky’s article, Wall Street Behind Brazil Coup d Etat; the role played by the IMF and World Bank in the economies of debtor nations, the Real Plan in Brazil, the imposition of the Washington Consensus; loss of national sovereignty, neoliberal institution funding of grassroots movements; the main corporate... Listen  Read Transcript
Global financial war as outlined in professor Chossudovsky’s article, Wall Street Behind Brazil Coup d Etat; the role played by the IMF and World Bank in the economies of debtor nations, the Real Plan in Brazil, the imposition of the Washington Consensus; loss of national sovereignty, neoliberal institution funding of grassroots movements; the main corporate... Listen  Read Transcript
Michel Chossudovsky's most recent research on the alleged ISIS terror in Paris, as well as the Radisson Hotel terror in Bamako, Mali, is discussed. Analysis of current state sponsored terror in general, within a larger global geopolitical and economic framework, is addressed. Topics include the fundamental contradiction in the official narrative of the War on... Listen  Read Transcript
Michel Chossudovsky's most recent research on the alleged ISIS terror in Paris, as well as the Radisson Hotel terror in Bamako, Mali, is discussed. Analysis of current state sponsored terror in general, within a larger global geopolitical and economic framework, is addressed. Topics include the fundamental contradiction in the official narrative of the War on... Listen  Read Transcript
In this interview, Michel Chossudovsky walks through the history and creation of ISIS. He also covers the role of ISIS and how it is used to destabilize other governments including the current attempt to attack and overthrow President Assad of Syria. Listen
The political and economic crisis in the Ukraine; involvement of the United States and the European Union in the violent overthrow of the democratically elected Ukraine President; the 2004 Orange Revolution in that country; its geography; the involvement of the International Monetary Fund and NATO in Ukraine's history. Listen
Privatization of government operating through the process of fiscal collapse; black budgets; war and Wall Street; the Federal Reserve Bank; shock and awe economics; IMF structural adjustment; the Washington consensus; extreme austerity measures; the proxy state; speculative onslaught, regulatory capture; financial warfare against the American public. Listen
The Boston Marathon bombings; the Chechen connection; media disinformation; US support of al Qaeda and the Chechen jihad; the consolidation of the American police state; the geopolitical implications of the bombings; home grown terrorism; two brothers accused of being the perpetrators. Listen
Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio becomes Pope Francis I; 1976 coup d'etat in Argentina with the instatement of the structural adjustment program; Bergoglio's complicity with the military dictatorship; Argentina's dirty war; trial in Buenos Aires regarding Operation Condor; broad geopolitical implications of the papal appointment; Michel Chossudovsky's personal experiences in both Argentina and Chile during both... Listen
The French intervention in Mali within the broad historical context of post World War II geopolitics; who is really re-colonizing the African continent; the history, economy, and natural resources of Mali; covert war; al Qaeda in the Islamic Magreb; the Tuareg; a pattern of using terrorist organizations to carry out US foreign policy; the 1982... Listen
History of the financial crisis from the early 1980s to the present; economic dimensions of the global crisis; naked short selling; market manipulation; speculative activity; derivatives; solutions to the crisis the cause of further collapse; privatization; government policies; bankruptcies; debt and social breakdown; grassroots organizing; Occupy Wall Street; Ad Busters; CANVAS-OTPOR; Anonymous. Listen
What the destabilization of Syria is really about; the Responsibility To Protect (R2P); the violence in Syria; the rebels, who they are, who supports and trains them and where; the Free Syrian Army; the role of the United Nations; the Islamization of the Middle East as an intelligence operation; the role of Israel; the effect... Listen
Recent developments in the Middle East including the wider implications of the destabilization of the entire area; the current global war as a different kind of conquest than that of World War I and II; US military deployment in the area; the role of Israel; Iranian Defenses; US war planning and war scenarios since 2003... Listen
The broad consequences of 9/11 with regard to US military doctrine, and more broadly the pretext and justification which the lies surrounding 9/11 have given to waging a war of conquest under the banner of what we call the Global War on Terrorism. Listen
US/NATO attempted coup d'etat in Libya; military attack part of the long war; weaponry; media disinformation; who are the rebels; real objective of the attack; oil; state of the economy in Libya; Egyptian and Libyan situations contrasted; Egyptian opposition leadership co-opted by foreign interests; the purpose of regime replacement. Listen
Discussion of the new anthology; the deepening global economic crisis; financial speculation; fiscal crisis; poverty; drug trade; savings and credit crisis; the long war; big brother state. Listen
The administration's 2010 budget will entail the most drastic curtailment in public spending in American history, leading to social havoc and the potential impoverishment of millions of people. Defense spending and bank bailouts will consume all government revenue resulting in fiscal collapse that will lead to the privatization of the state. Listen
The causes and consequences of the financial meltdown; the speculative onslaught; financial fraud and the bank bailouts; the impacts on employment, wages and social services; the economic crisis and its relationship to the Middle East war; the centralization of corporate power; the concentration of wealth; and the globalization of poverty. Listen
Israel's broader military-intelligence plan, "Operation Justified Vengeance" (Ariel Sharon 2001) of which "Operation Cast Lead" is part; the assassination of Yaser Arafat; the humanitarian crisis; strategic gas reserves offshore from Gaza; and Israel's energy transport corridor along the coast of the eastern Mediterranean. Listen
"Iran: All Out War or Economic Conquest", interview with author and Director of the Center for Research on Globalization, Michel Chossudovsky. We discuss Iran's privatization program, U.S. war propaganda, Plan TYRANT, Congressional Resolution 362, the National Intelligence Estimate, dissent within the military, currency speculation, Russia, China, the police state and war agenda. Listen
Interview with Professor of Economics, Michel Chossudovsky, on the unregulated financial speculation which is driving up the prices of food and fuel beyond the reach of people worldwide, and destabilizing an already unsustainable economic system. Read his most recent articles, "Global Famine" and "The Global Crisis: Food, Water and Fuel - Three Fundamental Necessities of... Listen