Why Oliver Stone and “JFK Revisited” are Full of S**t!

Oliver Stone’s new documentary “JFK Revisited” have been hitting the airwaves of late claiming to have a “smoking gun” about the assassination of John F. Kennedy (JFK). Stone and his team of assassinologists main thesis is that the military-industrial complex conspired to have JFK killed because Kennedy was a secret dove and wanted to pull the troops out of Vietnam, end the Cold War and splinter the Central Intelligence Agency into a thousand pieces.

Scott interviews G&R co-host, author and professor of history Bob Buzzanco about Kennedy era foreign and military policy disproving the claims of Stone and his films. Continue reading “Why Oliver Stone and “JFK Revisited” are Full of S**t!”

Noam Chomsky on Oliver Stone’s “JFK Revisited”

Noam Chomsky returns to the Green and Red Podcast!

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In a new interview, Bob talks with Prof. Chomsky in detail about Oliver Stone’s new documentary “JFK Revisited,” the Vietnam War, and how both  liberal and conservative elites have use big lies to put leaders from JFK to Reagan to Trump in a pantheon of great leadership. They also talked about the anniversary of the Capitol Riots, politics in America and the failings of big left media.

Not to be missed interview with the “world’s greatest living intellectual.” Continue reading “Noam Chomsky on Oliver Stone’s “JFK Revisited””

Celebrating “America’s greatest intellectual” Noam Chomsky

Cited as “America’s greatest intellectual,” Noam Chomsky is know for his deep critique of the ruling class and his role in supporting movements fighting it. As Chris Hedges has said he “makes the powerful, as well as their liberal apologists, deeply uncomfortable.”

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December 7th is Noam’s 93rd birthday and we are celebrating him with this new segment and sharing our past episodes about and with him all week. Continue reading “Celebrating “America’s greatest intellectual” Noam Chomsky”

80,000,000 Bombs in Laos: A Conversation with Sera Koulabdara of “Legacies of War”

In this episode, Bob had a conversation with Executive Director Sera Koulabdara (@SeraKoulabdara) of “Legacies of War” about the 50+ year crisis of unexploded ordnance (UXOs) in Laos.  Scott was away on assignment.

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At the same time as it was attacking Vietnam, the U.S. conducted a “secret war” against Laos through the air, dropping 2 million tons of bombs as part of its “sideshow” to the main war against the Vietnamese Revolution.   Included in that massive campaign were 270,000,000 cluster bombs, smaller bombs–about baseball-sized–or “bomblets” that often did not detonate.  So today, decades after the war ended, about 80,000,000 bombs remain in Laos. Continue reading “80,000,000 Bombs in Laos: A Conversation with Sera Koulabdara of “Legacies of War””

Oz as a Sub-Imperial Power: Prof Clinton Fernandes on Australia’s support of the U.S. Empire

In our second discussion with Professor Clinton Fernandes from the University of New South Wales in Canberra, Australia, which is part of  the Australian Defence Force Academy, we talked about the new Australian  deal to buy subs from the U.S., and the larger role of Australia as a “sub-Imperial” country, not powerful in its own right so much as a  supportive nation for American efforts in the Pacific.

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Outro music is “The Band Played Waltzing Matilda” by the Pogues. Continue reading “Oz as a Sub-Imperial Power: Prof Clinton Fernandes on Australia’s support of the U.S. Empire”

A Very Secretive Democracy: Prof. Clinton Fernandes on Australia’s Role in Pinochet’s Coup in Chile

We talked with Clinton Fernandes, professor at University of New South  Wales in Canberra, Australia, which is part of the Australian Defence  Force Academy, about his role in getting documents showing Australia’s  role in the 9/11/73 coup in Chile to depose Salvador Allende.

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He talked  about the background to the coup, Australia’s role in supporting  American policies, and his efforts to get the documents showing those  links. Outro music is Manzina’s “En Para.”

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Andrew Bacevich on American Exceptionalism

A clip from our larger interview with the great critic of American Empire Andrew Bacevich, a professor emeritus and retired army colonel–we talked about the pernicious effects of American Exceptionalism, the belief that god ordained the U.S. to be the greatest country in the world and demanded that America go abroad to “civilize” other areas.

Andrew Bacevich’s comments on Mark Milley’s involvement in anti-Trump politics

Well-known critic of U.S. foreign policy (and Retired Colonel and Professor) Andrew Bacevich gave us his thoughts on the recent revelations of JCS Chair General Mark Milley’s role in preventing Donald Trump from trying to steal the election, and thus involving himself in domestic politics.