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Biden's Failures Accumulate Ahead of State of the Union

On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Faran Fronczak talk about Russia’s objectives for its special military operation in Ukraine, the Ukrainian misinformation campaign disseminated by bleeding hearts, and if Biden’s State of the Union can save his presidency after a year of failure. Guests: Scott Ritter - Military Analyst | Russia Enters Ukraine With Caution Despite Western Expectations Jayden X - Journalist | Ukrainian Propaganda Campaign in Full Force Scottie Nell Hughes - Anchor, RT America | Biden's Failures Accumulate Ahead of State of the Union In the first hour Scott Ritter joined the show to talk about Russia’s objectives for its special military operation in Ukraine and how it explains their softer and methodical approach, contrary to mainstream media moguls’ expectations. In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Jayden X for a discussion on the Ukrainian propaganda campaign spreading images and videos taken long before Russia’s military operations began. In the third hour Scottie Nell Hughes joined the conversation to talk about predictions for Biden’s first State of the Union address and if it can save him after a year of political failure. We also talked about the dangerous campaign to demonize everything remotely Russian as social media giants promise to deplatform RT and Sputnik.

2h 51m
Mar 01
Western Media Regurgitating Blatant Ukrainian War Propaganda

On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Faran Fronczak talk about western media spewing blatant Ukrainian propaganda, what’s next for the CIA after they trained paramilitary troops to fight in Ukraine, and Ukraine’s liberation from neo-fascist groups, sham elections, and corruption. Guests: Mark Sleboda - International Security Analyst | Western Media Spewing Blatant Ukrainian War Propaganda John Kiriakou - Former CIA Officer | What’s the True Nature of the CIA’s Involvement in Ukraine? Igor Lopatonok - Director, ‘Ukraine on Fire’ | Ukraine’s Long Awaited Liberation from Nazism In the first hour Mark Sleboda joined the show to talk about western media eating up blatant war propaganda from Ukraine, an analysis on why Russia has taken it’s time with military operations contrary to cable news experts’ expectations, and the history of Ukraine’s leadership since the 2014 U.S.-backed coup. In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by John Kiriakou for a discussion on what the CIA has planned in response to Russia’s military operations after it was revealed that the agency trained paramilitary troops to fight in Ukraine. We also talked about Wikileaks documents that show the CIA knew Putin was threatened by NATO’s encirclement and nevertheless continued provocations that forced Russia to respond. In the third hour Igor Lopatonok joined the conversation to talk about what he sees as Ukraine’s liberation from sham elections and neo-fascist groups that have plagued the country since the second World War. We also talked about his films with Oliver Stone that aim to enlighten western audiences to the real history of Ukraine.

2h 54m
Feb 28
After Biden Failed Domestically, War is His Only Hope

On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Austin Pelli talk about Biden continuing to downplay Russia’s security concerns, the president pivoting to war after failing domestically, why truckers are revolting, and a paper calculating war in China emphasizing the U.S. must weaken Russia. Guests: Mark Sleboda - International Security Analyst | Biden Doubles Down on Downplaying Russian Security Concerns Faran Fronczak - Anchor for RT America | After Biden Failed Domestically, War is His Only Hope Ted Rall - Political Cartoonist | After Biden Failed Domestically, War is His Only Hope Bob Bolus - Convoy to D.C. Organizer | Why Truckers Are Revolting and Driving to D.C. Kit Klarenberg - Investigative Journalist | 2016 Paper Strategizing War with China Emphasizes Plan to Weaken Russia In the first hour Mark Sleboda joined the show to talk about Biden continuing to downplay Russia’s security concerns, if latest developments will spell the end of a unipolar geopolitical system, and predictions for how Russia’s allies will react to their operations in Ukraine. In the second hour Faran Fronczak and Ted Rall joined Fault Lines for a panel discussion on Russia’s moves in Ukraine, Biden’s address to the nation that promises harsher sanctions than simply removing Russia from the SWIFT system, and what Americans should expect from the conflict. We were also joined by Bob Bolus to talk about his convoy to D.C. as a protest against Covid restrictions, what the convoy expects to accomplish, and what truckers would accept as a win. In the third hour Kit Klarenberg joined the conversation to talk about a 2016 RAND paper strategizing war in China that advocates baiting Russia into overextending itself by arming Ukraine, among other tactics. We also talked about how U.S. and European sanctions on Russia will put money in the pockets of elites but make ordinary citizens poorer.

2h 53m
Feb 25
Russia Launches Military Operation in Ukraine - Now What?

On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Austin Pelli get a military analysis of Russia’s moves in Ukraine, discuss if China will seize the moment to attack Taiwan, why Russia sees NATO as an imminent threat to their country, and if America is set to enter a wartime economy. Guests: Scott Ritter - Former U.N. Weapons Inspector | World on Edge of Nuclear War as Russia Launches Special Military Operations Scottie Nell Hughes - Anchor for RT America | Psaki Confirms Americans Will Get Poorer from War Abroad Chris Hedges - Journalist | Why Russia Sees NATO Expansion as Imminent Threat Mark Frost - Economist | Is America About to Enter a Wartime Economy? In the first hour Scott Ritter joined the show for an military analysis of Russia’s operations in Ukraine as a response to the U.S, NATO and Ukraine disrespecting their security demands. We also talked predictions for what comes next and how the conflict resolves. In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Scottie Nell Hughes for a discussion on Russia’s operations in Ukraine and if China will seize the moment to attack Taiwan. We also talked about Psaki admitting that Americans will pay a hefty cost for elites waging war abroad. In the third hour Chris Hedges joined the conversation to talk about the media’s bloodthirst for war, the context for Russia’s military operations in Ukraine, and why Russia sees NATO as an imminent threat to their national security. We were also joined by Mark Frost to talk about the stock market drop from media hype over the Russia-Ukraine conflict, the impending spike of gas prices, and if America is about to enter a wartime economy.

2h 51m
Feb 24
No, Russia Did Not Invade Ukraine

On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Austin Pelli talk about Russia being the most useful villain for the U.S. and its allies, billions in Covid funds getting handed to fraudsters, and if there’s any court willing to convict Hunter Biden for his shady business dealings. Guests: Jareth Copus - Author, ‘Ukraine, Forever a Pawn’ | Putin is the West’s Best Villain Mark Frost - Economist | Biden Admits Economic Consequences of Russia Sanctions Miranda Devine - Author & Columnist | Who’s Willing to Convict Hunter Biden on Shady Business Dealings? In the first hour Jareth Copus joined the show to talk about how the U.S. worked with Nazi groups after World War 2 which led to fascists in Ukraine demonizing Russia to this day. We also talked about why Putin waited until now to send peacekeeping troops to two volatile regions in Ukraine. In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Mark Frost for a discussion on how trillions in Covid relief packages didn’t help the average American like it was pitched and how hospitals are diagnosing benign issues as Covid for increased funding. We also talked about the global economic consequences of sanctioning Russia - something which will likely hurt the U.S. more than Russia. In the third hour Miranda Devine joined the conversation to talk about Hunter Biden’s ex-girlfriend and baby momma testifying against him in investigations into his shady business dealings and the likelihood of the president’s son getting convicted on tax evasion and fraud.

2h 52m
Feb 24
Ukraine Survives Another Day, Contrary To U.S. Intelligence

On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Austin Pelli talk about the ex-president of Honduras getting arrested on drug charges, Democrats playing defense on culture war issues ahead of midterms, and the U.S. embarrassing itself as Russia still hasn't attacked despite intel. Guests: Camila Escalante - Journalist | Ex-President of Honduras Perp Walked on Drug Charges Ted Rall - Political Cartoonist | Democrats Losing Culture War with Republicans Mark Sleboda - International Security Analyst | Ukraine Survives Another Day, Contrary To U.S. Intelligence In the first hour Camila Escalante joined the show to talk about the ex-president of Honduras and former U.S. ally getting arrested and what took so long given his connection to drug traffickers had been known for years. In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Ted Rall for a discussion on Democrats getting slammed on culture issues like critical race theory by Republicans, what John Durham's latest revelations about spying on Trump means for Democrats, and the judge in Sarah Palin's defamation case saying he'll throw it out no matter what the jury decides. In the third hour Mark Sleboda joined the conversation to talk about the U.S. repeatedly proclaiming an imminent Russian attack, even including a specific date that has since passed. We also talked about Russia's military exercises as a form of hardball negotiation tactics as the U.S. and NATO continue to dismiss security concerns.

2h 49m
Feb 19
Textbook Projection from U.S. State Dept. Weary of Russian 'False Flag'

On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Austin Pelli talk about the State Dept. projecting their history of false flag attacks onto Russia, if Trump can survive till 2024, AOC getting called out, and if prison reform is still possible in the U.S. Guests: Matthew Ehret - Journalist | Textbook Projection from U.S. State Dept. Weary of Russian 'False Flag' Dr. Lindsay Chervinsky - Presidential Historian | Can Trumpism Survive to 2024? Keaten Mansfield - Political Analyst | AOC Called Out at Socialist Rally Paul Wright - Prison Reform Activist | Democrats Posture on Prison Reform Ahead of Midterms In the first hour Matthew Ehret joined the show to talk about the U.S. whipping itself into a frenzy over purported deadlines of a Russian invasion into Ukraine, if State Department rumors of a Russian false flag attack is mere projection, and the U.S. embassy in Ukraine accusing Russia of violating the Minsk agreements despite Ukraine refusing to sign on. In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Dr. Lindsay Chervinsky for a discussion on the unprecedented rejection of the 2020 election, what historically healed widespread political division in America, and the future of the Republican party. In the third hour Keaten Mansfield joined the conversation to talk about calling out Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez at a Democratic Socialist rally in Austin about her lack of support for Venezuela and refusal to vote 'no' on funding Israeli weapon systems. We also talked to Paul Wright about why attention is only now being drawn to the dismal conditions inside U.S. prisons and what America could do to lower their reincarceration rate.

2h 50m
Feb 19
Western Powers Flinch After Putin’s Big Gamble

On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Austin Pelli talk about Ukraine possibly forgoing their ambitions of joining NATO, revelations Trump was spied on by political adversaries, and Trump getting dumped by his accounting firm. Guests: Michael Maloof - Fmr. Security Policy Analyst | Will Ukraine Forgo NATO Ambitions to End Tensions? Scottie Nell Hughes - Anchor, RT America | Groundbreaking Implications of Trump Spying Revelations Mark Frost - Economist | Trump Gets Dumped by Accounting Firm In the first hour Michael Mafloof joined the show to talk about Ukraine possibly forgoing their ambitions of joining NATO, Britain breaking with the U.S. on claims of Russian invasion due to take place today, and John Durham’s latest findings that confirmed Trump was spied on by the Clinton campaign. In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Scottie Nell Hughes for a discussion on the revelations from John Durham’s Russiagate investigation, which reveals Trump was spied on by his political adversaries during his campaign and while in office. We also talked about mainstream media uncritically paroting White House talking points about Russian military activity. In the third hour Mark Frost joined the conversation to talk about Trump’s accounting firm dropping his company as a client and refusing to stand behind their last decade of work. We also talked about skyrocketing inflation in January and if we’re in a doomed cycle of technological advancement keeping resources in high demand.

2h 50m
Feb 16
Trump Vindicated by Russiagate Investigations

On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Austin Pelli talk about the Biden administration’s deceptive campaign to brew paranoia of a Russian invasion, Durham’s Russiagate investigations vindicating Trump, and get an FBI insider’s take on spying assertions reminiscent of Watergate. Guests: Scott Ritter - Former U.N. Weapons Inspector | Biden Plots to Brew Irrational Fear of Russia Jim Kavanagh - Socialist Columnist | Watergate 2.0? Trump Vindicated by Russiagate Investigations Coleen Rowley - Former FBI Agent | FBI Insider’s Take on ‘Watergate 2.0’ Spying Revelations In the first hour Scott Ritter joined the show to talk about the Biden administration’s deceptive campaign to brew paranoia of a Russian incursion on Ukraine, Germany’s subservient status to the U.S. as Biden threatens to shut down Nord Stream 2, and the declassified report that indicts Biden as reckless and irresponsible during the Afghanistan exit In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Jim Kavanagh for a discussion on John Durham’s investigations into the source of the Russiagate scandal asserting that White House tech insiders were mining data on President Trump. We also talked about mainstream media’s refusal to take a critical eye on reports that fit their narrative. In the third hour Coleen Rowley joined the conversation to give an FBI insider’s perspective on Durham’s findings into the Russiagate hoax and how the Clinton campaign hired operatives to spy on Trump during his campaign and while he was in the White House.

2h 51m
Feb 16
Declassified Report Slams Biden as Indecisive During Afghanistan Exit

On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Austin Pelli talk about Ukraine seeking any evidence of a supposed Russian invasion amid hysteria, the declassified report that condemns Biden as indecisive during his Afghanistan exit, and what's really happening inside the Freedom Convoy. Guests: Matthew Ehret - Journalist | Amid Western Delirium, Ukraine Seeks Evidence of Impending Invasion Faran Fronczak - Anchor for RT America | Biden Condemned For Flaky Response on Afghanistan In the first hour Matthew Ehret joined the show to talk about the increasing hysterics from Western spooks and media surrounding a so-called impending Russian invasion of Ukraine, repeated proxy meetings with Russia about Ukraine by European leaders, and the two nations organizing a prompt one-on-one meeting. In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Faran Fronczak for a discussion on the double standard the U.S. abides by in order to ignore Russia's security demands and predictions for how the Russia-Ukraine crisis ends. We also talked about Biden's inability to give a straight answer after a declassified report reveals dangerous indecisiveness by his administration while exiting Afghanistan. In the third hour Jamarl and Austin took a look inside the Ottawa Freedom Convoy from the ground to see if the demonstrations are truly violent and hateful like mainstream media describes, what the consensus from local business owners and citizens is, and took your calls.

2h 49m
Feb 14
Despite Deaths, States Reopen to Ease Economic Woes Ahead of Midterms

On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Austin Pelli talk about Americans suffering the consequences of the Fed printing too much money, ethical considerations of dropping mask mandates, and Biden snapping at Lester Holt after asking about his administration’s inflation failures. Guests: Mark Frost - Economist | Biden’s Big Inflation Lie Dr. Gene Olinger - Virologist | Ethical Considerations of Dropping Mask Mandates Kim Iversen - Host of The Kim Iversen Show | Biden Snaps At Lester Holt Over Inflation Question In the first hour Mark Frost joined the show to talk about how Americans are suffering the consequences of the Federal Reserve overstimulating the economy, Biden touting his ‘transitory inflation’ lie, and how inflation hurts the poor the most. In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Dr. Gene Olinger for a discussion on America lacking bipartisan leadership through the pandemic, if mask mandates are the right tool to combat skyrocketing deaths, and a new study out of the UK about immunity from vaccines. In the third hour Kim Iversen joined the conversation to talk about Joe Biden snapping at Lester Holt as his administration is getting flak for it’s handling of inflation. We also debated the effectiveness of mask policies and if now is the right time to drop them.

2h 52m
Feb 11
Democratic Govs. Look to Take Credit for Ending Pandemic

On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Austin Pelli talk about German leader Olaf Scholz’s mousy demeanor at his presser with Biden, a fossilized Mitch McConnell breaking with his party over Jan. 6th, and Democratic governors attempting to take credit for ending the pandemic. Guests: Mark Sleboda - International Security Analyst | Olaf Scholz Slammed for Appearing Weak on Russia Tyler Nixon - Counselor-at-Law | A Fossilized Mitch McConnell Needs to Move Over Michael Goodwin - Columnist for NYPost | Democratic Govs. Look to Take Credit for Ending Pandemic In the first hour Mark Sleboda joined the show to talk about German leader Olaf Scholz’s mousy demeanor at his presser with Biden and the consequences Russia warns of if NATO continues to ignore it’s security demands. We also talked about Biden’s broken promise to end the war in Yemen as violence continues to escalate. In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Tyler Nixon for a discussion on Mitch McConnell rebuking his own party on Jan. 6th, calling the day a “violent insurrection” and if it’s a sign that the GOP has outgrown the senator with 37 years in office under his belt. In the third hour Michael Goodwin joined the conversation to talk about Chris Cuomo suing his former employer for $60 million as brother Andrew reportedly gears up for a doomed political comeback. We also talked about Democratic governors lifting mask mandates as a response to public backlash rather than a change in science.

2h 51m
Feb 10
Truckers Refuse to Back Down to Trudeau’s Rhetoric

On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Austin Pelli talk about Germany’s Olaf Scholz getting slammed for appearing weak on shutting down gas pipelines, truckers in Canada refusing to back down to their PM, and if modern monetary theory could be the economy’s saving grace. Guests: Peter Oliver - Correspondent for RT | Germany’s Olaf Scholz Gets Dragged to Washington Scottie Nell Hughes - Anchor for RT America | Truckers Refuse to Back Down to Trudeau’s Rhetoric Steve Grumbine - Social Justice Activist | Could Modern Monetary Theory Halt the Pandemic? In the first hour Peter Oliver joined the show to talk about Biden touting a shutdown of Nord Stream 2 if Russia invades Ukraine, seemingly at the dismay of Germany’s Olaf Scholz, who’s now being portrayed as weak by German media. We also talked about the lack of infrastructure required to replace the energy that Russia provides and if Germany would be shooting themselves in the foot by shutting down the pipeline. In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Scottie Nell Hughes for a discussion on the Freedom Convoy and how Justin Trudeau’s repeated accusations of racism and violence at the protests isn’t working. We also talked about Biden taking $30 million from COVID funds to give money to safe injection sites that give out free crack pipes among other drug paraphernalia. In the third hour Steve Grumbine joined the conversation to talk about what modern monetary theory is and how long an economy can survive where the government prints money on demand and relies on workers to produce goods and services.

2h 51m
Feb 09
A ‘Vindicated’ Andrew Cuomo Rumored for Political Comeback

On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Austin Pelli talk about JCPOA talks restarting in Vienna after the U.S. waived sanctions on Iran, rumors of disgraced former Gov. Andrew Cuomo gearing up for a comeback, and if Joe Biden is really as pro-union as he claims to be. Guests: Raffaele Mauriello - Geopolitical Analyst | Biden Waives Sanctions on Iran Ahead of JPCOA Talks, Is It Enough? Ted Rall - Political Cartoonist | A ‘Vindicated’ Andrew Cuomo Rumored for Political Comeback John Logan - Professor and Labor Expert | Biden ‘Fights for Workers’ w/ Ineffective Union Taskforce In the first hour Raffaele Mauriello joined the show to talk about the Iranian perspective on renewed JCPOA negotiations as delegates head back to Vienna to resume an eighth round of talks. We also talked about what Biden is trying to communicate by waiving sanctions on Iran and what the timeline for negotiations will be. In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Ted Rall for a discussion about rumors of disgraced former Gov. Andrew Cuomo gearing up for a political comeback after charges of sexual misconduct were dropped. We also talked about the disconnect between Biden’s pro-union messaging compared to what actions he’s taking. In the third hour John Logan joined the conversation to talk about why Joe Biden would create a so-called workers’ taskforce to provide pro-union recommendations instead of backing substantive pro-union legislation. We also talked about Biden’s past and if he can really claim to be the most pro-union president.

2h 49m
Feb 08
Joe Rogan Smear Campaign in Full Force

On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Austin Pelli talk about bad news for cable news lefties as their fallen hero Michael Avenatti was convicted of another felony, the concerted cancellation campaign against Joe Rogan, and peaceful Freedom Convoy protests being slandered as violent. Guests: Faran Fronczak - Anchor for RT America | Joe Rogan Smear Campaign in Full Force Lincoln Jay - Journalist for Rebel News | Canada Looks to Prosecute Freedom Convoy Protestors In the first hour Jamarl and Austin talked about cable news liberals’ fallen hero Michael Avenatti getting convicted again, Joe Rogan apologizing for repeating racial epithets on his podcast, and took your calls. In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Faran Fronczak for a discussion on efforts by France to defuse the international standoff between Russia and NATO, State Dept. spox Ned Price flailing when asked to provide evidence of supposed plans for a Russian false flag attack, and the concerted cancellation campaign against Joe Rogan. In the third hour Lincoln Jay joined the conversation to talk about what he’s seeing on the ground at the Ottawa Freedom Convoy protests and if the demonstrations are truly violent like mainstream media describes. We also predicted how PM Justin Trudeau will respond after leaving the capitol for two weeks due to coming down with COVID.

2h 50m
Feb 07
State Dept. Grilled on Russian False Flag: "Where's The Evidence?"

On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Austin Pelli talk about the State Dept. spokesman getting roasted over failing to provide evidence that Russia is planning a false flag op, what standard procedure is when reporting classified info, and if vaccinating young children is worth it. Guests: Mark Sleboda - International Security Analyst | New Age of McCarthyism as U.S. Fearmongers Over Russian and Chinese Unity John Kiriakou - Former CIA Officer | State Dept. Can't Prove Russia False Flag Claim, What's Standard Practice? Dr. Mikhail Kogan - Physician | Vaccinating Children Under 5: A Regulatory Gamble In the first hour Mark Sleboda joined the show to talk about the fiery exchange between State Dept. spokesman Ned Price and AP writer Matt Lee, Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping warming up to each other in the face of Olympic boycotts and NATO pressure, and the rise of a second era of McCarthyism. In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by John Kiriakou to discuss what standard procedure is when reporting and sharing confidential information, the U.S. working with Israel to obtain notoriously powerful spyware software, and why Idlib has been such a hot target for U.S. commandos. In the third hour Dr. Mikhail Kogan joined the conversation to talk about whether marijuana and its compounds could effectively treat COVID-19. We also talked about how COVID vaccines affect women’s menstrual cycles and if the benefits of vaccinating children under 5-years-old outweigh the potential side effects.

2h 52m
Feb 04
U.S. Walks Back Claims of 'Imminent' Russian Invasion

On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Austin Pelli talk about RT's German channel getting banned in Germany, what the SWIFT is and how the U.S. can strong arm the international system to sanction foreign countries, and CNN top dog Jeff Zucker resigning over a workplace relationship. Guests: Peter Oliver - Correspondent for RT | RT Germany Banned by German Regulators Mark Frost - Economist | Should U.S. Strongarm SWIFT to Sanction Russia? Daniel Lazare - Independent Journalist | Zucker Resigns from CNN… Workplace Privacy Issue? In the first hour Peter Oliver joined the show to talk about RT's German-language channel getting banned by regulators in Germany, gives his take on Austrian police obtaining power to ask for vaccination cards and issue fines to citizens lacking one, and discuss why Biden is deploying thousands of troops in Europe even after he pledged to not get into a shooting war with Russia. In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Mark Frost for an explanation on what the SWIFT financial system is and how the U.S. can strong arm the interbanking company to impose sanctions on foreign countries. We also talked about how embargoes are considered an act of war and why Biden would take this stance on Russia. In the third hour Daniel Lazare joined the conversation to talk about questions surrounding Jeff Zucker's resignation from CNN and how Daniel sees it as an issue of workplace privacy. We also talked about Andrew Cuomo getting charges of sexual harrassment dropped due to lack of evidence and the U.S. reaching the milestone of $30 trillion in national debt.

2h 41m
Feb 03
Why Did Joe Rogan Bow Down to Woke Censorship Mob?

On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Austin Pelli talk about why Putin sees NATO expansion as a security threat and how sanctions against Russia could backfire, Joe Rogan's battle against the woke censorship mob, and what prison reform could look like after COVID. Guests: Scott Ritter - Former U.N. Weapons Inspector | How Biden Fell Into Putin's Ukraine Trap Scottie Nell Hughes - Anchor for RT America | Why Did Joe Rogan Bow Down to Woke Censorship Mob? Paul Wright - Editor, Prison Legal News | What Prison Reform Could Look Like After COVID In the first hour Scott Ritter joined the show to talk about why Russia sees NATO as a national security threat, how Joe Biden keeps falling into Putin's trap on Ukraine, if the global economy could survive if Russia got cut off from the SWIFT banking system, and the consequences of Qatar being designated as a major non-NATO ally to the U.S. In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Scottie Nell Hughes for a discussion on the U.S. arming Ukraine in preparation for war and where Putin's concerns lie, Whoopi Goldberg's shortsighted reframing of the Holocaust, and Joe Rogan's battle against the woke mob looking to get him deplatformed. In the third hour Paul Wright joined the conversation to talk about the federal prison system being placed on lockdown after 2 prisoners died in an altercation in Texas. We also talked about prison conditions worsening under the pandemic and whether prison reform is in reach.

2h 52m
Feb 03
U.S. and Russia Clash at U.N. with Cold War Era Remarks

On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Austin Pelli talk about Biden's possibility of hitting a roadblock while the Senate votes for the next Supreme Court justice, the U.S. sending words of war to Russia at the U.N., and NYC sending mixed signals on what it means to be tough on crime. Guests: Ted Rall - Political Cartoonist | Biden's SCOTUS Nomination Balances on Knife's Edge Michael Maloof - Former Security Analyst | U.S. and Russia Clash at U.N. with Cold War Era Remarks Michael Goodwin - Columnist, NYPost | NYC Sending Mixed Signals on What 'Tough on Crime' Really Means In the first hour Ted Rall joined the show to talk about Donald Trump's odds of getting another GOP nomination, Democrats prospects of getting a SCOTUS nominee confirmed, and Atlanta-area prosecutor Fani Willis seeking FBI protection after 'alarming' remarks by Trump at a rally in Texas. In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Michael Maloof for a discussion on the aggressive rhetoric from the U.S. to Russia at the U.N. after Ukraine implored Washington to tone down the hysterics surrounding a so-called imminent attack from Moscow. In the third hour Michael Goodwin joined the conversation to talk about how public policy will evolve as COVID-19 turns into an endemic disease. We also talked about NYC's newly elected District Attorney and Mayor taking opposing stances for what being 'tough on crime' means.

2h 52m
Feb 01
Trump's First Campaign Promise: Pardoning Jan. 6th Rioters

On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Austin Pelli talk about the U.S. warmongering over Russia's supposed plans to invade Ukraine, Trump's would-be first campaign promise to offer pardons to select Jan. 6th rioters, and the anti-COVID mandate protests taking Canada by storm. Guests: Matthew Ehret - Author & Journalist | U.S. Warmongering Over Supposed Russian Invasion Against Ukraine's Best Interests Faran Fronczak - Anchor for RT America | Trump's First Campaign Promise: Pardoning Jan. 6th Rioters Mocha Bezirgan - Videographer for Rebel News | 'Fringe Minority' Floods Canada's Capital to Protest COVID Mandates In the first hour Matthew Ehret joined the show to talk about why the U.S. is spreading panic by claiming that a Russian invasion of Ukraine is imminent despite Ukraine repeatedly denying this, why NATO has continued expanding when their initial mission statement is of no consequence in today's world, and talk about the shortlist of who the U.S. will sanction in the event of an invasion. In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Faran Fronczak for a discussion on Trump's promise to pardon Jan. 6th rioters, what a 2024 rematch between Joe Biden and Donald Trump would look like, and Biden nominating the same lawyer Chevron hired to prosecute Steven Donzinger as a federal judge. In the third hour Mocha Bezirgan joined the conversation to talk about the so-called Freedom Convoy that arrived in Canada's capital this weekend as truckers call for an end to all COVID-19 related mandates. We also talked about how protestors feel about surging Omicron cases, mask mandates, and more.

2h 51m
Jan 31
Adiós, Krysten Sinema! What Accountability Looks Like

On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Austin Pelli talk about Latino activists organizing a primary challenge against Sen. Sinema, how the CIA took revenge on it’s own for bringing a discrimination lawsuit forward, and the U.S. pulling out all the stops to persuade Russia to back down. Guests: Peter Coffin - Video Essayist, Author | Adiós, Krysten Sinema! What Accountability Looks Like Jeffrey Sterling - CIA Whistleblower | How the CIA Took Revenge After Racial Discrimination Revealed K.J Noh - Independent Journalist | U.S. Urges China to Act on Russia Despite Tensions In the first hour Peter Coffin joined the show to talk about Latino activists in Arizona organizing a primary challenge against Krysten Sinema after she voted against her party on key voting rights legislation. We also talked about predictions for Biden’s Supreme Court nominee as Republicans look to make it a blood bath. In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Jeffrey Sterling to tell his story about his time at the CIA where he was racially discriminated against by his superiors, repeatedly handicapped from doing his job effectively, and then falsely convicted him under the Espionage Act as retaliation for his discrimination lawsuit against the agency. In the third hour K.J Noh joined the conversation to talk about the U.S. urging China to use it’s influence to persuade Russia to actively seek a diplomatic solution in the Ukraine standoff despite the strained relationship between Beijing and Washington. We also talked about North Korea resuming it’s missile testing program and what the path forward for easing tensions will look lik

2h 53m
Jan 29
Tokenism or Progress? Black Woman to Fill SCOTUS Seat, Biden Promises

On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Austin Pelli talk about the U.S. delivering a written response to Russia’s security demands, Biden’s politically confusing promise to get a Black woman in the Supreme Court, and risk factors for developing long-haul Covid. Guests: Mark Sleboda - International Security Analyst | How Does Russia Move Forward After U.S. Rejected Security Guarantees? Daniel Lazare - Independent Journalist | Tokenism or Progress? Biden Promises to Put Black Woman in SCOTUS Dr. Gene Olinger - Virologist | Delta Variant Accident in Taiwan, Did the Same Happen in Wuhan? In the first hour Mark Sleboda joined the show to talk about the U.S. delivering a formal written response to Russia’s security demands, Ukraine’s fear that U.S. saber rattling could cause unjust panic, and what Russia’s options are militarily if diplomacy fails. In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Daniel Lazare for a discussion on Biden’s politically ineffective promise to push a Black woman into the Supreme Court, debated if affirmative action is actually an effective tool to fight racism, and talked about Republicans’ foiled plan to overturn the 2020 election. In the third hour Dr. Gene Olinger joined the conversation to talk about a lab leak of the Delta variant in Taiwan that infected over 100 people and how these outbreaks happen. We also talked about four distinct risk factors for developing long-haul Covid and why the FDA ceased the use of monoclonal antibody treatments for Omicron.

2h 49m
Jan 27
Biden Gets His Bluff Called, Admits the U.S. Will Not Deploy Troops in Ukraine

On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Austin Pelli talk about a four-way meeting to be held in Paris between France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine, debated affirmative action as the issue reaches the Supreme Court, and discussed the coup in Burkina Faso and protesters' demands. Guests: Peter Oliver - Correspondent for RT | Normandy Four Meetings Open Dialogue Between Russia and Ukraine Scottie Nell Hughes - Anchor for RT America | Affirmative Action, Class Issue or Race Issue? Abayomi Azikiwe - Editor, Pan-African News Wire | Protestors Turn to Russia After Coup in Burkina Faso In the first hour Peter Oliver joined the show to talk about the Normandy-format meetings between France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine being held in Paris today. We also talked about the animosity between the UK and Germany as London stokes their allies to take a more aggressive stance on Russia. In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Scottie Nell Hughes for a debate on affirmative action, including if diversity for the sake of diversity is truly valuable, if race is the primary factor, and more. We also talked about what hope Biden has for the midterms, and predictions about the 2024 GOP ticket. In the third hour Abayomi Azikiwe joined the conversation to talk about the coup that took place in Burkina Faso and how it could raise tensions in Europe as protestors rebuke France’s neo-colonial rule and call for Russian troops to intervene.

2h 52m
Jan 26
A Right Wing SCOTUS Wastes No Time Implementing a Conservative Agenda

On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Austin Pelli talk about Biden posturing as a force to be reckoned with in Europe and if that’s actually true, NYC Mayor Eric Adams rolling out a new plan to combat crime, and Biden’s failure to fight for the middle class as inflation skyrockets. Guests: Scott Ritter - Former U.N. Weapons Inspector | Biden Postures As Force To Be Reckoned With, Is It True? Ted Rall - Political Cartoonist | NYC Mayor Rolls Out Much Needed Crime Plan Mark Frost - Economist | Biden’s Handling of Inflation ‘Gross Incompetence’ In the first hour Scott Ritter joined the show to talk about how big of a difference 50,000 troops would make in a conflict with Russia, and if the U.S. even has the resources to deploy them. We also talked about how Biden is manufacturing a false perception of strength that will likely end in the same embarrassment he suffered from the Afghanistan withdrawal. In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Ted Rall for a discussion on NYC’s increasing crime problem that Ted says began with COVID-19 lockdowns, and looked at what Mayor Adams’ options are for easing the spike. We also talked about Democrats suffering a double digit drop in approval ratings as a symptom of poor handling of COVID, inflation, and crime. In the third hour Mark Frost joined the conversation to talk about the true nature of inflation’s grip on the economy when it comes to the stock market and interest rates. We also talked about the gross incompetence from Biden’s admininstration as they allow economic issues to fester and drive further crime.

2h 53m
Jan 25
Joe Biden's "Reset" Must Start With Firing Anthony Fauci

On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Austin Pelli talk about RT and Sputnik being declared ‘propaganda’ by the State Dept., increasing tensions in Europe as the U.S. and Russia appear to prepare for war, and the decision that allows Julian Assange to continue his bid for freedom. Guests: Faran Fronczak - Anchor for RT America | State Dept. Calls RT and Sputnik ‘Propaganda,’ It’s Audience Imbeciles Peter Oliver - Correspondent for RT | A Bumpy Road Ahead for Diplomacy in Europe Misty Winston - #FreeAssange Activist | Julian Assange Permitted to Continue Legal Battle for Freedom In the first hour Jamarl and Austin talked about today’s top stories, how Biden needs a major change in personnel if he truly wants a ‘reset,’ and debate the ethics of abortion as March to Life protests wrap up in DC. In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Faran Fronczak for a discussion on the State Department’s report that calls RT and Sputnik ‘propaganda,’ if firing Anthony Fauci is exactly what Biden needs to ‘reset’ his presidency, and the politics of Roe v. Wade. In the third hour Peter Oliver joined the conversation to talk about the latest news from Europe, including a senior German Navy official being forced to resign after making comments on Putin, the U.S. evacuating their embassy in Ukraine, and more. We also talked to Misty Winston about the recent decision out of the UK that allows embattled Wikileaks founder and journalist Julian Assange to make an appeal to the Supreme Court in a bid to avoid extradition to the U.S.

2h 51m
Jan 25
A Bewildered Blinken Adopts New Conciliatory Tone on Russia

On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Austin Pelli talk about the aftermath of negotiations between the U.S. and Russia, the cost of COVID-19 lockdowns to the economy, and talked about various stories out of the CIA, including what the real cause of ‘Havana Syndrome’ might be. Guests: Scott Ritter - Former U.N. Weapons Inspector | A Bewildered Blinken Adopts New Conciliatory Tone on Russia Mark Frost - Economist | What’s the Real Cost of COVID-19 Lockdowns? John Kiriakou - Former CIA Officer | CIA Training Paramilitary Troops in Case of Ukraine Invasion In the first hour Scott Ritter joined the show to talk about a rare moment of truth from Biden’s press conference where he admitted that the U.S. does not have the resources to punish a minor incursion on Ukrainian soil by Russia. We also listened in to Blinken speaking after his meeting with Lavrov that drove further confusion about what the U.S. stance is on Russia. In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Mark Frost for a discussion on if the economic cost of COVID-19 restrictions was worth it considering that despite lockdowns over 850,000 people have died from the virus, debated what the real price of a human life is, and cast doubt on the new job numbers that Biden has been touting. In the third hour John Kiriakou joined the conversation to talk about how the CIA is using paramilitary tactics in training special ops forces to fight in Ukraine, how Blinken is punching above his weight in negotiations with Lavrov, and what the real cause of ‘Havana syndrome’ might be.

2h 53m
Jan 25
Trump, King of the GOP, Already Wrestling DeSantis for 2024 Nomination

On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Austin Pelli talk about Russia preparing for the worst ahead of talks with the U.S., Trump wrestling with Florida’s DeSantis for the 2024 nomination, and talk tech as the airline industry urges the tech sphere to put the brakes on the 5G rollout. Guests: Mark Sleboda - International Security Analyst | Russia Prepares for the Worst Ahead of Talks With U.S. Ted Rall - Political Cartoonist | Trump, King of the GOP, Already Wrestling DeSantis for 2024 Nomination Kendrick Jackson - Tech Analyst | Big Tech Squares Off With Airline Industry Over 5G Rollout In the first hour Mark Sleboda joined the show to talk about Ukraine’s former president Petro Poroshenko returning home to face treason charges after he ended his term with plummeting approval ratings. We also talked about U.S. Sec. of State Blinken and his Russian counterpart Lavrov meeting again as Russia evacuates their embassy in Ukraine, likely preparing for the worst. In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Ted Rall for a discussion on Trump and DeSantis butting heads as they both eye the same 2024 presidential ticket and we debate the merits of each candidate. We also talked about Biden’s first press conference of the year, marketed as a ‘reset’ for Democrats trying to get legislation passed amid declining popularity. In the third hour Kendrick Jackson joined the conversation to talk about if it’s possible for 5G to rollout safely despite pushback from the airlines industry, U.S. Olympic athletes being told to leave their phones and computers at home for fear of Chinese hacking, and Microsoft’s massive acquisition of video game giant Activision.

2h 37m
Jan 19
As MLK Day Passes, Still No Movement on Voting Rights Bill

On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Austin Pelli talk about the rifts between Europe and Russia, Ghislaine Maxwell giving up her legal fight to keep the names of multiple ‘John Does’ hidden, and inflation being used to force Americans back to work amid record resignations. Guests: Peter Oliver - Correspondent for RT | Biden Prepping for War with Russia as 2024 Campaign Issue? Faran Fronczac - Anchor for RT America | Ghislaine Maxwell Gives Up Fight to Keep Eight ‘John Does’ Secret Mark Frost - Economist | What’s the Actual Cost of Inflation? In the first hour Peter Oliver joined the show to talk about current rifts between Europe and Russia after weeklong talks between the two concluded without any notable progress, but discussions will likely be ongoing. We also talked about the interesting position Russia is in as the primary energy provider to Europe, giving them the upper hand if talks fail and the situation goes awry. In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Faran Fronczak for a discussion on Ghislaine Maxwell giving up her fight to not disclose the names of 8 ‘John Does,’ Democrats calling for a so-called ‘reset’ ahead of midterm elections, and if Biden is eyeing war with Russia as a way to save his drowning presidency. In the third hour Mark Frost joined the conversation to talk about the shocking lack of preparedness from D.C. that left hundreds stranded on interstates from winter storms, and what the cost of fixing that infrastructure would be. We also talked about what the ‘true’ inflation number is, and if inflation is being used as a way to force Americans back to work amid record resignations.

2h 53m
Jan 18
Emails Show That Politics Outweighed Science in Dismissing ‘Lab Leak’ Theory

On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Jamarl Thomas and Austin Pelli talk about the U.S. making a mockery of so-called ‘rules based orders,’ a memoriam of Biden’s presidency as just a third of Americans like the job he’s doing, and emails that show Fauci dismissing lab leak theories based on politics. Guests: K.J. Noh - International Journalist | Myanmar’s Military Rulers Throwing Anything That Sticks to Ousted Democracy Icon Daniel Lazare - Independent Journalist | Is There Any Justification for Biden Failing This Big? Dr. Gene Olinger - Virologist | Emails Show That Politics Outweighed Science in Dismissing ‘Lab Leak’ Theory In the first hour K.J. Noh joined the show to talk about ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi being held on a variety of bogus charges that continue to reign in from Myanmar’s military rule. We also talked about Noh’s recent article describing the U.S. making a mockery of so-called ‘rules based orders’ that they violate without regard. In the second hour Fault Lines was joined by Daniel Lazare for a discussion on Biden’s abysmal approval rating as he admits that it’s unlikely he’ll get anything of significance passed this year, if Biden truly had good intentions going into this administration, and talk about rumors of a Biden-Cheney 2024 ticket. In the third hour Dr. Gene Olinger joined the conversation to talk about emails that reveal, in Dr. Olinger’s estimation, that politics outweighed science in Fauci dismissing the ‘lab leak’ theory, even as credible scientists believed that it was overall the more likely source of the virus.

2h 52m
Jan 15