#1386 Out With The Old Foreign Policy, In With The Even Older

Air Date: 12–12-2020

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Today we take a look at the prospects for Biden's foreign policy looking forward which seems to be mostly looking backward to an era of American over-confidence and self-ascribed "exceptionalism" that may never have been warranted, the fact of which becomes clearer with every passing year, something people living outside the US have known for decades.

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SHOW NOTES

Ch. 1: State-Sanctioned Killers: As Trump Expedites Executions at Home, Biden Builds Team for Wars Abroad part 1 - Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill - Air Date 12-9-20

As Biden builds his Cabinet, his national security team is looking a lot like a replay of the Obama-Biden militarist coterie. Biden’s nominees include notorious hawks who were central to the genocidal war in Yemen andthe weapons sales to Saudi Arabia.

Ch. 2: What if the U.S. Just Didn’t? Part 1 - What Next - Air Date 12-10-20

America has an opportunity to take a back seat and embrace global collaboration, Peter Beinart discusses.

Ch. 3: Check Your Blindspot - Air Date 12-12-20

The Ground News app features The Blindspot which highlights news stories that just aren’t being covered by one end of the political spectrum or the other so I use The Blindspot to quiz contestants on theirs.

Ch. 4: State-Sanctioned Killers: As Trump Expedites Executions at Home, Biden Builds Team for Wars Abroad part 2 - Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill - Air Date 12-9-20

As Biden builds his Cabinet, his national security team is looking a lot like a replay of the Obama-Biden militarist coterie. Biden’s nominees include notorious hawks who were central to the genocidal war in Yemen andthe weapons sales to Saudi Arabia.

Ch. 5: Why Biden Can't Go Back to the Foreign Policy Status-Quo w/ Stephen Wertheim - The Majority Report w/ Sam Seder - Air Date 12-2-20

Sam hosts Stephen Wertheim deputy director of research and policy at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, to discuss Joe Biden's foreign policy appointees and why the president-elect should resist the Washington establishment.

Ch. 6: What if the U.S. Just Didn’t? Part 2 - What Next - Air Date 12-10-20

America has an opportunity to take a back seat and embrace global collaboration, Peter Beinart discusses.


MEMBERS-ONLY BONUS CLIP(S)

Ch. 7: A Trap? Why Assassination of Top Iranian Nuclear Scientist Could Tie Biden’s Hands in Future Talks - Democracy Now! - Air Date 11-30-20

Iran’s top nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was assassinated Friday while driving on a highway outside Tehran. Iran accuses Israel of orchestrating the killing, which is the latest in a string of assassinations targeting Iranian scientists


VOICEMAILS

Ch. 8: Fan of Outlander - Cara

Ch. 9: Jacobite Uprising/Confederacy Episode - Marc from London (Scotland Originally!)


FINAL COMMENTS

Ch. 10: Final comments on why it's ok to watch Outlander


MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions):

  • Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr 
  • Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent
  • Activism Music: This Fickle World by Theo Bard
  • Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent

 

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