Conflicts of Interest: The ‘Big Lie’ of Memorial Day

On COI #116, Kyle Anzalone and Will Porter cover a new round of US sanctions imposed on officials in Ethiopia, where fighting with rebels has killed thousands and displaced millions more in the country’s Tigray region. Cutting off foreign aid and slapping visa restrictions on officials, Washington is pressuring the central government to make efforts to end the fighting.

Legendary whistleblower and Pentagon Papers leaker Daniel Ellsberg has disclosed yet another series of classified documents from a 1966 Rand Corporation study. The files reveal that, during a round of fighting between China and Taiwan in 1958, the United States came much closer to dropping nuclear weapons on China than was previously known, with American military leaders pushing aggressively for the authority to do so.

After updating the progress of talks to revive the Iran nuclear deal, Will and Kyle also mark Memorial Day, discussing the ways our soldiers are used up and discarded by the very leaders who claim to champion them most.

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3 thoughts on “Conflicts of Interest: The ‘Big Lie’ of Memorial Day”

  1. July 29, 2019 Ike’s Warning About America’s Threat to World Peace: The 15 Biggest Pentagon Contractors that Make Up the Military-Industrial-Congressional Complex

    Out-of-Control Military Spending Since Eisenhower’s Presidency May be the Primary Reason Why the US National Debt $23,000,000,000,000 (23 trillion) and Counting.

    1. Ike may have been against the MIC but he was responsible for a coup in an African nation that killed its leader or would be leader. So many of our presidents have done one or more bad things for every good thing they did.

      1. I know everyone has heard his speech but fail to grasp his warning as related to his understanding what he had created. This goes into the backround few know.

        Jan 19, 2011 Eisenhower’s “Military-Industrial Complex” Speech Origins and Significance US National Archives

        President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s farewell address, known for its warnings about the growing power of the “military-industrial complex,” was nearly two years in the making. This Inside the Vaults video short follows newly discovered papers revealing that Eisenhower was deeply involved in crafting the speech, which was to become one of the most famous in American history. The papers were discovered by the family of Eisenhower speechwriter Malcolm Moos and donated to the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum. Eisenhower Library director Karl Weissenbach and presidential historian and Foundation for the National Archives board member Michael Beschloss discuss the evolution of the speech.

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