Radio War Nerd podcast. Author of "The War Nerd Iliad" & "Pleasant Hell". Email: radiowarnerd at gmail dot com

Joined October 2012
RWN Newsletter #123 should be reaching subscribers now. It's a look at Kyiv a century ago, as dramatized in Bulgakov's novel The White Guard, with a followup on the politicization of the novel since then. Subscribe! patreon.com/radiowarnerd
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Of all sins, cowardice is the worst.
Due to the vastly spread #disinformation about 🇸🇪 and PKK, we would like to recall that the 🇸🇪 Government of Olof Palme was first after 🇹🇷 to list PKK as a terrorist organization, already in 1984. EU followed suit 2002, when Anna Lindh was 🇸🇪 FM. This position remains unchanged.
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Sure. PKK, who do nothing in the EU, are terrorists. Grey Wolves, who terrorize/attack opponents throughout the EU, are not. Scale of 1 to 10, how close is Sweden to capitulating to Turkey's demands to extradite dozens of prominent Erdogan critics back to Turkey for torture? 6?
Due to the vastly spread #disinformation about 🇸🇪 and PKK, we would like to recall that the 🇸🇪 Government of Olof Palme was first after 🇹🇷 to list PKK as a terrorist organization, already in 1984. EU followed suit 2002, when Anna Lindh was 🇸🇪 FM. This position remains unchanged.
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Came across this great Turkish proverb: “When the axe came into the woods, the trees said, ‘The handle is one of us.’”
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Our interview with @sethharpesq is now unlocked free to share. Send this to everyone who thinks they know for sure what's going on in Ukraine. patreon.com/posts/radio-war-…
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Damn. They really are as dumb as their results suggest.
Former President George W. Bush: “The decision of one man to launch a wholly unjustified and brutal invasion of Iraq. I mean of Ukraine.”
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Here are three Fort Bragg soldiers, all in elite US Army units, who recently died - on post - from apparent heart attacks. It's weird because they all look so fit.
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This culture is peak schizophrenia: neopopulist right pushes Great Replacement hysteria, while attacking Biden/center-left Establishment for supporting Ukraine neoNazis who push a similar GR idea (Azov, Parubiy etc claim to “defend” “white Europe” from “Asiatic Moskal hordes”).
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The Portuguese fascist dictatorship was a founding NATO member, so when the country turned leftist, @nytimes played it usual reactionary role.
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🚨🚨🇵🇹New Radio @TheWarNerd — deep background to Portugal's Carnation Revolution, up to April 25, 1974 — the day junior officers overthrew the fascist dictatorship, a coup that quickly transformed into a popular leftist revolution. patreon.com/posts/radio-war-…
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New RWN: The "Carnation Revolution" in Lisbon, April 25 1974. We aimed to hit the 48th anniversary, made it a little late. A coup that affected Africa and Asia as well as Europe. patreon.com/posts/radio-war-…
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When the security forces kill a beloved figure, there will be anger at the funeral. The standard technique is to have cops/army stand back, let the occupied people blow off some steam. The IDF is doing something very different, provoking more confrontation cbc.ca/news/world/israel-pal…
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Because many Turks are criticising #Israeli forces for attacking mourners at a funeral, here is a picture where #Turkish police used water cannons against mourners while carrying the coffin of a #Kurdish woman in Merdin/Dargecit, 2016. Pointing fingers at others is simple!
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The spice melange
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Not only has Zelensky's Government closed down most of the political opposition + Independent Media in #Ukraine, looks like they're doing a good job of controlling all news coming out the country for Western Media too... A must listen excellent @TheWarNerd Podcast...
This was a great interview. @sethharpesq just back from Ukraine, on the odd conditions of reporting on the war. patreon.com/posts/radio-war-…
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Excellent episode on the state of the war and the difficulties of reporting on it
This was a great interview. @sethharpesq just back from Ukraine, on the odd conditions of reporting on the war. patreon.com/posts/radio-war-…
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The most recent @TheWarNerd episode with @sethharpesq is some of the best journalism on the war in Ukraine
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RWN subscribers should have the latest newsletter now, a memoir of life during NATO. It was a much weirder epoch than you might think. patreon.com/radiowarnerd/pos…
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New Radio @TheWarNerd subscriber newsletter—memories of NATO in the Cold War. Like the legendary Fulda Gap... patreon.com/radiowarnerd
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