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cory there could have prevented the deadly terrorist attack so it appears that once again the f.b.i. may have clearly dropped the ball on preventing tragedy like they did recently with park with shooter nicholas cruz charleston shirt shooter dylan roof boston bomber town ones are not want to go back to that you know it. makes me wonder is are we noted are we seeing a trend here let's find out and start watching the hawks. what . it looks like. it's like. the plot of it. like you know that i got. this. week so. welcome over on the watching the hard
science i robot and on top of the hour we do have seeing the is these events happening time and time again what's different and this case seems to be that. usually what we've been seeing is the f.b.i. kind of turning someone i was into a terrorist i'm not into a sham putting in their head well here you have the exact opposite where they were pushing away from this investigation because there informant that the person's father had obviously given them and he's fine and yeah yeah it's really interesting like when we started looking at all of these cases one after another there was at some point interaction with law enforcement sometimes not as high up as the f.b.i. right but always interaction you know and a certain point you have to start questioning the credibility and the ability of the agents at these vong to you know institutions because they're going with them if you're getting complaints over and over again about the same person and the only
person and then the informant which i'm sorry is an informant you know saying i want to use my son leave him alone if that proves out to be true maybe we'll never know that's a big deal because then it's again it's putting it the f.b.i. is the use of informants as we've document on this show over the last let's say fifteen years since nine eleven has been absolutely frightening and miserable at the same time sigma teen he was an f.b.i. informant for eleven years from two thousand and five to june twenty sixth seen with his son here but the same month that his son attacked the polls in my club it's interesting when they search subjects house after after it all happened after the a day later after the massacre law enforcement officials found receipts showing that the father recently transferred money to turkey in afghanistan and a criminal investigation was opened against the dad all of this under the nose of the f.b.i. and it's very important and like you know there are formatted twenty twelve they
got an anonymous tip the team was seeking to raise one hundred grand via donation drive to apparently contribute toward an attack against the government of pakistan all of this once again under. knows this is a person who by the way this is a person who's been and informant for ten years being in it for him and means you are in some shady information there in some shady situations and your able to get that information that scary that someone that was that close didn't and the defense attorneys know they tried to get the case thrown out you know because they they brought this up to the judge and said this is ridiculous because we could ship a hold of the firms we could say is it possible that dad was helping do this is it possible that played some sort of role we don't know it's alleged but it deprives could use that as an argument the trial if there is it's very interesting and part of this is because the f.b.i. in these situations they can't investigate every one both their resources time but
also just because of how the process works and the rules they have to follow them to go under so assessments of people not like a full investigation are how the f.b.i. gets what they call quick responses now and here along the state i wouldn't exactly call them quick but you get a quick response to a possible security threat and so what you do is they allow agents to investigate people based on sort of internal tips or to you know tips from the public. but they're restricted from these assessments for sixty to ninety days. about two months with me as. well the good part of the often though of someone who may be one of those who think about it a little bit of as time you don't know how much was going on so they they launched the first assessment of omar mateen in two thousand and thirteen after he talked about a free told coworkers at the g four s. the security company that he had terrorist connection so the report indicates that agents told and i unknowingly done
a fide undercover informant that they were investigating my teen and the informant quote apparently this is the person they think is his father became very upset that my lot of us under scrutiny so the f.b.i. closed the counterterrorism investigation into omar mateen in two thousand march of twenty fourteen because. and the woods are really those that are right but what's really disturbing then when you watch is that the f.b.i. event in that report consider that the agent that was doing the assessment considered using omar seen as a confidential as well like a father. a lot of questions for you have a question still go to. an international women's day lori mercer associate professor in the department of leadership and organizational behavior at the norwegian school of business made a very interesting point she said that the barriers to equality are not only ignorance in action and massaged me but also false beliefs that we have a right and not
a quality and voles both women and men something the female leadership of norway truly understands norway with a population of little over five million this in a unique position to tackle the challenge of helping men feel empowered in an economy and society that is slowly destroying the gender roles and careers that they have been expected to sell as prime minister earlier solberg put it quote the challenge in scandinavian countries is not to end up with a large group of young men who have no purpose in life no hope for a job and what women around the world are been encouraged to enter fields that have been male dominated men are not being encouraged to enter new fields in the same way and with many traditionally male jobs being automated this leaves men in a very precarious position and it's what feeds the violence we see prime minister solberg observe this saying quote that's what we see in the angry white man who not only don't like muslims and immigrants but absolutely not women either at least if they can't keep the woman to themselves norway speaker of parliament tom trone
suggested it's important that boys and girls make nontraditional choices when it comes to education which brings me to a really important point norway's suicide rate. two thirds of suicides in norway are men and if you think the us is any better in the us white males account for seven out of ten suicides men around the world are you ready to hear a secret the patriarchy and sexism hurts men just as much as it hurts women. interstate get annoyed i couldn't agree more i think the lack of education on sexism and patriarchy. that's really what hurts men the boat yet we're not educated about that so we could fall into those stereotypes very easily because there's not a lot of people out there laying it out saying like don't do this you should do this think about why you say this you know that kind of thing i don't see that it's also just empowering men to understand that they can and you know the idea of gender roles and gender norms has almost been this sort of. strictly female area
of discovery it's that men don't have to be empowered that they have that power for centuries so why do we need to explain to you how to have power the problem is that . when you know there's that old saying about being oppressed and then when you equality feels like oppression when you've been the one and how are will this is what happens except nobody's helping people who are going well what's happening there as i was told if i was tough if i could do this kind of work if i worked in construction if i did those work at a factory i could support my family and now none of that's possible and i think that's where you're seeing a lot of these suicide rates in the u.k. and normally it's not odd but the in the u.k. the office for national statistics data show that the balance between male and female suicides there shifted from sixty three percent male in one nine hundred eighty one to seventy eight percent male in two thousand and thirteen so in the u.s. it's not much better so the mortality rate for working class white men between the ages of forty five and fifty four fifty four have been steadily rising since one
thousand nine hundred nine they've only just tapered off and white men account for seventy percent of suicides each year and nine tenths of suicides the do happened regardless of gender are in the lower socioeconomic groups you see the connection it's the same kind of things that we talk about radicalization in places where you don't have a job we don't have this when you're expected to be this manly you know when most when it's just there are one hundred men as much as women you know it is and you know toxic masculinity is one of those kind of issues the brand new big words that you know when you a lot of points of scrabble but you've got to actually pay attention to what they mean and amanda marcotte he wrote in salon over a year ago to be excruciating we clear toxic masculinity is a specific model of manhood geared towards dominance and control it's a manhood that views women m l g b t people as inferior sees sexism acts not of affection but of domination and which of bell arises violence as
a way to prove oneself to the world and you see that reflected many aspects of society over and over and over again. and again i think it's one of those cases where i think until it's explained out and. so you understand that you have no idea what you know and i think a lot of that is is sort of the fault of these movements of them and has them that have been sort of put out to the world your first your second your third way one is you you are more than just being a housewife then it was being a housewife is bad you shouldn't even married men are horrible then it was well you know where we're beyond that we're doing these other things then you have this fourth wave that sort of jumped in and said it has to be intersectional well the first place that has to be intersectional is with men yes i'm one of them what we learn we have exactly and then at the same time you know men have to be responsible to want to learn you know that's another click to is that we have to actually step up and be a man and say no i want to actually learn this and figure out how to better get along with the opposite sex and you know it's interesting when you brought up
earlier that that of the diving and the men are jumping into those jobs i think that part of that education is saying no it's ok if you do this as i mean larry says there could be a lot of men out there who are like you know i don't want to do that because i know that there are so many little jobs for women on my side of the fence i don't want to start taking their jobs away from them. it's something i'm just like that's right you know we're going to get it all right as we go to break i was told forget to let us know what you think of the topics that cover the bases we can sort of cheerful sold at our tea dot com coming up sean stone welcomes fame to story and alfred mccoy to discuss the past present and future of american empire just to watch. what politicians do you should. put themselves on the line they get accepted or
rejected. so when you want to express. some want. to go right for us this is what. reasonable people. interested always in the water. the most expensive fish in the world each one is selling for tens of thousands of euros it continues to grow its entire life if it was thirty years old you might have a two ton fish out there and yet they don't get that big today because we're way to good catching. it's only when themself a much larger mission was once there and that was much more widely distributed we have politicians that are in office for a few years they have to get reelected everything is very very short term our system is not suited and is not geared for long term survival and that's why we
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great empires much like everything else in this world have a tendency to one day crumble the roman empire with its centuries of art history of white was wiped out and mere decades by growing corruption over extended borders and under their own waves the great colonial empires of spain and france became history after what seemed like astronomical peaks then came the last colonial empire great britain having spanned half the globe before realizing that it's time to have passed but one of our modern day empire the beacon of world democracy that is the united states on that point many disagree earlier sandstone sat down with alfred mccoy an award winning historian and author to discuss how america came to be an empire and what may await for it in the future. it's an extraordinary empire like none that sever been because it's the first empire that
actually dominated at its peak the entire globe and it did so the through a claimed of fortier operettas first of all a military of unparalleled strength in the aftermath of world war two we were the victor nation and we built upon that strength through the cold war adding on top of our massive conventional forces in ireland and see a nuclear try second as a victor nation the founder of the united nations and the creator of the entire international order that we're living in the international community the united states had extraordinary diplomatic influence both multilateral and mob rule through organizations like the united nations and military alliances like nato but also an act of bilateral diplomacy carried out through hundreds of embassies and continents or. around the globe and then the u.s. economy in the aftermath of world war two and the united states as the only
major industrial power that wasn't either damaged or destroyed by the war the us was a the industrial powerhouse of the world we had about fifty percent of the world economy and then there was a a unique dimension of u.s. global power the dimension the attribute that defines america as unique empire the covert dimension the on the one hand there's a kind of delicate duality at the core of the u.s. global power in the one hand we built this international community of the united nations the international court of justice the world health organization the rule of law the idea that that all human beings should be living in a nation and that nation should be sovereign immune to aggression ok so that was the idealistic world order we built and then co-existing with it was
a course where the globe's great henchmen we have to exercise asymmetric power and so how do you intervene in a world in which you can't intervene you do it covertly and so covert operations became the signature aspect of u.s. global power and during the eight years the eisenhower administration apart from the famous operations like overthrowing the iranian government of the bottom all in government all of that he conducted a one hundred seventy covert operations in forty eight nations and those numbers alone indicate that the united states was shifting its force for action from conventional military to covert interventions and that and basically that that's the former paradis all of that rested however on something that most americans with except very few exceptions the murtha. it was on a geo political foundation the united states became the first empire in the history
of the world to dominate the vast eurasian land mass which is home to about seventy five percent of humanity and economic resources and we did it by controlling the axial ends of eurasia in the western and through the nato alliance that gave us that leverage there and then at the eastern end of eurasia. we had for my lateral military pacts with japan south korea the philippines and australia along the island chain the literal off asia and that was the eastern axial point and then we tied those two axial ends together with layers of mutual defense pacts three great fleets the the six in the mediterranean the fifth in the persian gulf the seventh fleet in the western pacific hundreds of air bases and then in the last ten years we've built sixty drone bases from sicily to guam so those four aspects
that i outlined resting upon these firm geo political foundations gave the united states an empire that bid fair if you will to last throughout to go the full term of that american century. and it seems to me is strikes me that the united states really allied itself with the british empire inherited it adopted it incorporated many of the anglo files into you know its ruling class and this notion of dayglo american empire why is it that we have become such an extension of the british. well first of all they were the old dog before us they didn't dominate the entire globe they dominated about half the globe through their colonial empire they ruled directly over a quarter of humanity through what's called their informal empire over nations like china persia egypt they control the peak in one thousand century the whole of latin
america they controlled another quarter of humanity. they built the incident much many of the institutions of global governance they of course in the created a very effective intelligence agency they built a global navy that we imitated in our rise so the british were in many ways the precursor they they got half of humanity we had the whole thing and then during the cold war britain's economic foundation for its global reach was was fading fast and there was an informal and formal handover. for example of the right at the start of the cold war the british told the united states that it could no longer defend greece greece was an informal territory under british domain or of the british had germany britain could no longer do it even though it was nice from a different critical for the access to the suez canal. and so that's what prompted president harry truman to declare the truman doctrine and extend u.s.
defense to greece and turkey there were informal handovers for example in a round of the british were the dominant power in iran the abbott an oil refinery that was the biggest oil refinery of the world that provided the fuel that drove the british navy the british navy conserve a converted to bunker oil was absolutely critical and from the one nine hundred on word iran was part of the british informal empire well you know when most of that took power in that nationalist revolt the british intelligence tried to maneuver against them they couldn't quite carried off and that became a. and of course imperial handover were british intelligence after the iranians close the british embassy and kicked all the british spies out they handed over to america so there was it was actually hand over and then of course i'm back around when the british in the early one nine hundred seventy is pulled out of the emirates they turned over their naval base to us and that's their quarters for the u.s. fifth fleet in the persian gulf so it was
a real imperial transition. that in pro transition had two aspects one it was you know collaborative the british were formally handing it over to us on the other hand there was a lot of tension. so it was a kind of a friendly rivalry and it's that that that's sort of where this is today between the united states and china. it's a plus for me. was certainly in terms of where we're going in the future i think it's very interesting that trump who began as sort of anti interventionist someone who seemed to be opposed to these. overthrows and you know the government in iraq and basically claiming that he's opposed this regime change concept is now bringing john bolton it is a national security advisor a man who's overtly neo conservative calls for g.m. change part of the whole bush administration devil with iraq and beyond what do we make of trump's position now going for. right in the first part of this
administration as any pundit the derision any major newspaper would tell you you know there was this aspiration this hope that you know the adults in the room could control trump and who are those dunce the adults will generally master his national security adviser rex tillerson his secretary of state. and now what we've seen is a marked shift in the character of trumps foreign policy where these sort of traditional realists and republican realists who believed in the rational cautious exercise of u.s. global power have been replaced by bolton by my own peo for whom military is the first option and the preferred option then this creates a i think a possibility that trumps own inclination to impulsive actions reinforced by his national security security team that wants to use military power this opens us
up to the possibility. and that's one of the scenarios i discussed in my book on us the klein. of something that historians call micro militarism and we could talk a little bit about that as well if you want i can it's a it's a it's a something it's an attribute of many fading empires you know as their power begins to fade away empires launch these ill advised misbegotten military adventures you know this kind of bold military strikes that they somehow are imagining to put them back on top stop the slide stop the rot ok the british did it suez you know nasser in nationalized the suez canal the gem of the british empire the british conservatism who up to that point had been managing a very rational imperial recession will suddenly just in a kind of burst of insecurity and and anger. age and racism who were
these people to think they could do that the us wants this massive military operation six aircraft carriers three hundred thousand soldiers in collaboration with the british and french the turned out to be a disastrous operation that signaled the end the british imperial power of spain before they did that and so as the united states imperial power wanes there's a possibility that the trumpet ministration could come up with the idea of a bold military strike a nuclear attack of north korea conventional attack on iran the possibilities are many that somehow will show the world that america's back on that we're strong and that we can't be trifled with that sort of thing micro militarism. now that that is one big pile of trash no i'm not talking about the latest eagles of death metal album but sadly an actual eighty thousand ton pile of trash currently floating in the pacific ocean between california and hawaii infamously known as the
great pacific garbage patch the six hundred thousand square mile two dons the size of texas continent of one point eight shore illian pieces of plastic debris is floating in the pacific ocean is the visual testament to mankind's dirty disgusting side and it's only getting bigger and worse the pacific garbage patch is still growing and to get bigger unless we curb our our annual consumption of plastic which currently sits at about three hundred twenty million tonnes and start working to actually shrink the great pacific garbage patch. that is a drag gather i guess twice the size of texas now times the size of france that it's the one of the biggest block our eyes on humanity i think going to be. it's definitely need to roll up our sleeves for the for going to war without even what's going on. or with the garbage patch and the true texas of three francis in the
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