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LIVE RADIO! Zafar Bangash on “Pakistan’s Unending Political Crisis”; Gerald Sussman on “Russia-Ukraine Conflict: The Propaganda War”

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Tonight’s live show features the authors of two excellent in-depth global affairs articles that tell more truth than the mainstream allows.

First hour: Zafar Bangash argues that since the founding of Pakistan in 1947 its leadership has blundered from crisis to crisis “like a corner drunk”—and the current catastrophe, brought on by corrupt leaders complicit in the anti-Imran Khan coup, is one of the all-time worst. His article offers an uncommonly blunt synopsis of the history of Pakistan, leading up to the recent coup  by external forces (think US-IMF) and their internal collaborators: “When Imran Khan tried to chalk out an independent foreign policy by reclaiming some political space, a motley collection of criminals, murderers and money-launderers was cobbled together and placed in power by the army. Its claims to ‘neutrality’ find few takers.” Wait a minute! Would the CIA and its IMF friends really overthrow a government with the help of local army generals alongside “criminals, murderers and money-launderers”? That, of course, is a rhetorical question.

Zafar Bangash is Director of the Institute of Contemporary Islamic Thought, and president of the Islamic Society of York Region, a suburb of Toronto. His articles regularly appear regularly at, the best Muslim current-affairs publication in English.

Second hour: Gerald Sussman‘s new article “Russia-Ukraine Conflict: The Propaganda War,” like Zafar Bangash’s article on Pakistan, traces a current catastrophe to its post-WWII-era origins. As in the case of Pakistan, the Western bankster cartel has had a hand in destabilizing Ukraine for more than 70 years. In both cases the banksters and their CIA hired guns have worked with extremely unsavory elements. In Ukraine that means not just gangsters (including the Zionist gangster oligarchs who run the country) but also Nazi fanatics.

So is Zelensky’s war really about self-defense? Or are the Russians the ones defending themselves against a long-term bankster war whose aim is to “crack apart” Russia?

Gerald Sussman is professor of urban studies and international and global studies at Portland State University. He is the author and editor of several books, including The Propaganda Society: Promotional Culture and Politics in Global Context (2011).

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