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Is Russian War in Ukraine “Similar” to 1962 U.S. Blockade of Cuba? – Daniel Ellsberg (pt 2/2)
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Is Russian War in Ukraine “Similar” to 1962 U.S. Blockade of Cuba? – Daniel Ellsberg (pt 2/2)

Was the ‘62 U.S. blockade of Cuba justified? Is Russia’s invasion of Ukraine justified by the potential of nuclear weapons on Ukrainian territory? Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov says the situations are “similar“. On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, Daniel Ellsberg joins Paul Jay on theAnalysis.news.

Risking Nuclear War to Avoid Humiliation – Ellsberg (pt 1/2)
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Risking Nuclear War to Avoid Humiliation – Ellsberg (pt 1/2)

The Ukrainian missile that hit Poland and was first attributed to Russia was one of the most dangerous moments since the Russian invasion. Daniel Ellsberg says as it was for Kennedy in 1962 in Cuba, so it is now for Putin in Ukraine. There is no actual national security threat, only a threat to the leader’s domestic political survival. That does not mean the danger isn’t real.

Why the Soviet Union Imploded – Jeffrey Sommers (pt 2)
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Why the Soviet Union Imploded – Jeffrey Sommers (pt 2)

The Soviet Union became dependent on easy energy sales, and consumer production stagnated, says Sommers. Gorbachev’s democratic and economic reforms supposedly meant to head towards a European style social-democracy, but instead created conditions for the rise of the oligarchs and the free for all of the ‘90s. Jeffrey Sommers joins Paul Jay on theAnalysis.news.

Why the Soviet Union Imploded – Jeffrey Sommers (pt 1)

Why the Soviet Union Imploded – Jeffrey Sommers (pt 1)

“Terror and tyranny in the USSR arose more from war and the demands of state security services required to survive, and the paranoid politics it enabled, rather than any “inevitable” path from the socialist path taken,” writes Jeffery Sommers. He joins Paul Jay on theAnalysis.news to discuss the end of the Soviet Union.

Stand on Guard for Whom? – Canada and NATO
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Stand on Guard for Whom? – Canada and NATO

Yves Engler relates the history of Canada’s subservient role in NATO and how NATO is a tool of the U.S. military-industrial complex and a way to suppress socialism in Europe. This interview was recorded before the Russian invasion of Ukraine but provides important context to today’s events. Yves Engler joins Paul Jay on theAnalysis.news.

Paul Jay on 9/11
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Paul Jay on 9/11

Jay discusses his interviews with Sen. Bob Graham, who chaired the joint congressional investigation into the events of 9/11 and was the chair of the Senate intelligence committee. Graham outright accused Bush and Cheney of facilitating the 9/11 attacks. Jay also discusses his interviews with former NSA official Thomas Drake who says intercepts that could have prevented 9/11 were never acted on. Paul Jay was a guest on Law and Disorder, hosted by Michael Smith.  

This interview was originally recorded on October 18, 2021.

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