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Red Lines are for Losers: Developing an International Strategy

Red Lines are for Losers: Developing an International Strategy

Show 7-16 Summary: Strategy is always complicated but it gets even more so on an international stage. Tune in to hear the challenges facing the U.S. on multiple fronts as we look at international strategy through two distinct but intertwined lenses: economic and military. You’ll come away with new respect for the complexity of international strategy in an ever-changing world as President Trump rolls out his strategy that favors action. And why there is no one-size-fits-all approach.

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Air Dates: Month 22 & 23, 2017 | Crista Huff & Carl Higbie

I Spy Radio is going international this week. Well, actually, we’re always international thanks to all of our stations’ live streaming, but imagine a giant jigsaw puzzle and you finally figure out where your piece fits. So far, the jigsaw has seemed just a jumbled mass of confusion but then you put your piece in place and suddenly the puzzle starts to make sense. That’s because your piece changed the landscape and became part of the big picture.

Strategy and its moving parts
Strategy is complex. Try moving just one part.

But then, all of the pieces around your piece change shape and form and the picture changes yet again.

And that is essentially what’s going on with the US’s international strategy where you have Trump making strong decisions in Syria and also now in N. Korea — fitting in his piece of the puzzle. His actions, as just a part of the overall strategy, start to change the big picture even with the world’s complications.  Because we’re not only dealing with other cultures and nation states but then there’s also the confluence of US law. And their laws. And on and on.

On this week’s show we have two guests who will focus on two different aspects of international strategies. One is Carl Higbie, a military expert and former Navy Seal, and you’ve undoubtedly heard him on Fox News.  And we also have Crista Huff (@CristaHuff) who is a chief stock analyst for Cabot Wealth (cabotwealth.com).  Both of these individuals look at the world in terms of our international policies from two very different lenses. One through economics and one through military and yet the two lenses are very intertwined.

Obama's red line strategyTake Syria. A prime example of complex situations centered around military action but a war that started not only over political but over economic reasons: an oil and gas pipeline. Add to the mix Russia whose economy depends on attempting to dominate oil in Europe.  Now top that off with our own changes in the US moving from a leader, Obama, who had a non-action policy to Trump as a leader who is engaged by taking action and making changes.

Listen to hear how even though we’re throwing the net pretty wide this week you’ll gain an understanding and appreciation of just how complex so many of these issues are especially when you’re dealing with two very different dictators.

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Crista Huff (Segment 1 –3)

We didn’t get a chance to talk to Crista Huff about China’s currency manipulation but here are some articles about it if you’d like to learn more. and note the changing strategy in relation to shifts on the ground.

Carl Higbie’s (Segments 4–6)

Exposing the Media’s Real Fake News

Exposing the Media’s Real Fake News

Show Summary: You’ve heard of “fake news” but have you seen evidence of it in action? Yes, there’s plenty of fake news by CNN and the like about President Trump now and during the election. But would the media go so far as to allow people to be killed because of their fake news? Shockingly, yes. Tune in to this week’s I Spy Radio Show for the proof.

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Air Dates: Feb. 25 & 26, 2017 | Eva Bartlett

Eva Bartlett is an independent journalist based out of Canada and, unlike the majority of the “corporate” or mainstream media, she has actually been to Syria and has actually met with and talked with the Syrian people in the war torn areas. What she has to report flies in the face of what the media is reporting.

As several guests of I Spy Radio have reported in the past, the US is on the wrong side of the war in Syria. ISIS got its start thanks to the likes of Sen. John McCain and Hillary Clinton. Yes, the U.S. is and has supported terrorists.

fake news propaganda - mainstream media spreading lies about what's actually happening in SyriaBut to believe the mainstream media, , the Syrian rebels

White Helmets - an NGO paid for by the UK and US staging heroic events to support overthrowing the Syrian government
Fake news – funny how a girl can be pulled from a pile of rubble but not a speck of dust on her

are modern-day freedom fighters—like our Founding Fathers. That President Assad is an evil dictator not supported at all by the Syrian people. To believe the media, the Russians are the bad guys.

Except, according the Eva, the exact opposite is true. And the mainstream, corporate media is lying to you to promote a political narrative and to give moral support for regime change.

‘We were living in security and peace. These areas are being targeted, they want to force us to leave. Every Syrian is being targeted,’ one Syrian religious leader told a delegation of reporters who visited Aleppo earlier this month. (full story)

Tune in this week to learn firsthand how the media is manipulating stories, staging war scenes, working with the White Helmets—a NGO (non-governmental organization) funded by the CIA and the UK to stage events—and flat out lying about the events in Syria. It’s fake news all right. But it’s not just telling lies about Donald Trump. It’s fake news that is costing the lives of innocent people.

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