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74. The King of Stolen Valor and Other Weird Stories w/Oki Failed State Update

    • Society & Culture

Oki is a Canadian documentarian with a keen eye for unusual subject matter. We spoke to him back in January when he infiltrated a cabal of conspiracy theorists who use hypnosis to "prove" that there is a secret space program operating throughout the universe. His latest doc, The King of Stolen Valor, is a must-see. It is the story of Jonathan "Jack" Idema, a former U.S. Army non-commissioned officer who was found guilty of running a private prison in Afghanistan and torturing Afghan citizens. Idema was posing as a US government-sponsored special forces officer at the time. The US government claims no knowledge of his operations. After spending three years in an Afghan prison, he traveled to Mexico, where he died of AIDS in 2012.

Oki's latest doc, The King of Stolen Valor is on YouTube.

Oki on Twitter: https://twitter.com/OOHKAYEYE

Oki's Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/OkiWeird/ 

Failed State Update newsletter: http://lennyflatley.substack.com/


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Oki is a Canadian documentarian with a keen eye for unusual subject matter. We spoke to him back in January when he infiltrated a cabal of conspiracy theorists who use hypnosis to "prove" that there is a secret space program operating throughout the universe. His latest doc, The King of Stolen Valor, is a must-see. It is the story of Jonathan "Jack" Idema, a former U.S. Army non-commissioned officer who was found guilty of running a private prison in Afghanistan and torturing Afghan citizens. Idema was posing as a US government-sponsored special forces officer at the time. The US government claims no knowledge of his operations. After spending three years in an Afghan prison, he traveled to Mexico, where he died of AIDS in 2012.

Oki's latest doc, The King of Stolen Valor is on YouTube.

Oki on Twitter: https://twitter.com/OOHKAYEYE

Oki's Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/OkiWeird/ 

Failed State Update newsletter: http://lennyflatley.substack.com/


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53 min