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A news show hosted by Aaron Maté. Presented by The Grayzone.

    US, UK sabotaged peace deal because they 'don't care about Ukraine': fmr. NATO adviser

    US, UK sabotaged peace deal because they 'don't care about Ukraine': fmr. NATO adviser

    Former Swiss intelligence officer and NATO adviser Jacques Baud on the next phase of the Russia-Ukraine war and new allegations that the US and UK undermined a peace deal that could have ended it.

    The West's aim "is not the victory of Ukraine, It's the defeat of Russia," Baud says. "The problem is that nobody cares about Ukraine. We have just instrumentalized Ukraine for the purpose of US strategic interests -- not even European interests."

    Guest: Jacques Baud. Former intelligence officer with the Swiss Strategic Intelligence Service who has served in a number of senior security and advisory positions at NATO, the United Nations, and with the Swiss military.

    Corrections:

    In his Sept. 21 speech, Putin did not make an explicit threat to use nuclear weapons. He vowed to "make use of all weapon systems available to us," in the event of "a threat to the territorial integrity of our country and to defend Russia and our people."

    On nuclear weapons, the US did not have a "No First Use" policy. On the 2020 campaign trail, Joe Biden said that he supported the idea of "No First Use." He abandoned that in his presidential nuclear posture; but that was reversing his campaign stance, not official US policy.

    • 52 min
    Grayzone challenges Guardian reporter on US state-funded Syria smears

    Grayzone challenges Guardian reporter on US state-funded Syria smears

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    A recent article in The Guardian parroted a US state-funded group's evidence-free allegations that The Grayzone’s Aaron Maté -- who has reported extensively on the OPCW’s Syria cover-up scandal -- is "the most prolific spreader of disinformation" about Syria among a "network" of "conspiracy theorists."

    Aaron called Guardian reporter Mark Townsend on the phone to ask him to substantiate these defamatory claims, and why he didn’t reach out before printing them.

    Guest: Mark Townsend. Reporter for The Guardian who wrote the story, “Network of Syria conspiracy theorists identified” — now updated with Aaron Maté’s response.
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jun/19/russia-backed-network-of-syria-conspiracy-theorists-identified

    Note: to reduce repetition, the recording of the phone call between Aaron and Mark Townsend has been shortened. Townsend was contacted for comment prior to publication of this segment, but did not respond.

    • 31 min
    US intel officer targeted by John Bolton reacts to coup-plot confession

    US intel officer targeted by John Bolton reacts to coup-plot confession

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    In a live interview with CNN, former senior US official John Bolton admitted that he has "helped plan coups d’etat" in a number of foreign countries, including Venezuela.

    Fulton Armstrong, a former senior US intelligence official, has a unique perspective on Bolton's coup confession. In 2002, Bolton unsuccessfully tried to have Armstrong removed from his post after the US intelligence community refused to back Bolton's allegations of an advanced Cuban biological weapons program.

    Armstrong joins Aaron Maté to discuss his personal experience with Bolton and perspective on the legacy of US coup plots that Bolton candidly admitted to.

    Guest: Fulton Armstrong. Former National Intelligence Officer for Latin America -- the U.S. Intelligence Community's most senior analyst. Also a former CIA analyst and senior staffer on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Currently a Lecturer at American University's School of International Service.

    • 37 min
    NATO escalates the Ukraine proxy war (w/ Michael Tracey)

    NATO escalates the Ukraine proxy war (w/ Michael Tracey)

    The Grayzone's Aaron Maté and Max Blumenthal interview Michael Tracey live from Madrid, where NATO meets to plan a major escalation in the Ukraine proxy war and admit Sweden and Finland as members.

    Guest: Michael Tracey. https://mtracey.substack.com/

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    • 2 hr 6 min
    Masongate: Exposing Paul Mason's spook plot to destroy The Grayzone

    Masongate: Exposing Paul Mason's spook plot to destroy The Grayzone

    In this live stream, Max Blumenthal and Aaron Mate discuss The Grayzone's report exposing UK journalist Paul Mason's collusion with a shady intelligence contractor to enlist the UK state in a plot to destroy this outlet and neutralize the British grassroots left.

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    Read more: https://thegrayzone.com/2022/06/07/paul-masons-covert-intelligence-grayzone/

    • 2 hr 29 min
    Dr. Gerald Horne on mass shootings at home, imperial violence abroad

    Dr. Gerald Horne on mass shootings at home, imperial violence abroad

    Historian and author Dr. Gerald Horne joins The Grayzone's Aaron Maté and Max Blumenthal for a live stream on the political and historical context behind the recent wave of mass shootings in the US; new revelations of the imperial plunder of Haiti; and the state of US hegemony amid a spiraling proxy war against Russia in Ukraine.

    Guest: Dr. Gerald Horne, Moores Professor of History and African American Studies at the University of Houston. Author of more than three dozen books, including "The Counter-Revolution of 1836: Texas Slavery, Jim Crow and the Roots of U.S. Fascism."

    • 1 hr 29 min

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