Episode

11/30 KISSINGER FINALLY CROAKS; Cold War Renewed In Greenland w/ Tim Shorrock, Adam Federman

November 30, 2023

It’s an EmMajority Report Thursday! Emma speaks with writer Tim Shorrock to discuss the legacy of Henry Kissinger, who died last night. Then, she speaks with Adam Federman, reporting fellow at Type Investigations, to discuss his recent piece in In These Times entitled “The New Cold War in the Arctic.” First, Emma runs through updates on the newest recipient of the kiss of death, Israel-Hamas prisoner swaps, US-Israel aid, the UAW’s ongoing unionization drive, Elon’s ongoing meltdown, COP28, the Senate vs. Supreme Court corruption, another Indian assassination attempt, and MSNBC’s cancellation of Mehdi Hasan’s show, before touching on the catharsis that is the death of Henry Kissinger. Tim Shorrock then gives his initial reflections on Kissinger’s passing and the myriad lies he told for the ends of US primacy. Shorrock and Emma trace Kissinger’s bloody footprints from Vietnam and East Timor to Argentina as they assess his unflinching ideology of American exceptionalism and hegemony and the uncompromising embrace of his myriad war crimes and genocides by the US political class. After assessing some of the major responses to Kissinger’s passing, as well as his central role in shaping the revolving door of US politics, they wrap up with a reflection on the continuation of his legacy in Israel’s ongoing ethnic cleansing of Gaza. Adam Federman then brings us to Greenland as he walks through the multiple layers of US state interest in the land, with a particular focus on military strategy and resource extraction. First, he and Emma look to the post-WW2 settling of myriad US military bases (and the related displacement of indigenous communities) on the island, and the continued emphasis on its geopolitical location amid growing Russia-NATO tensions, before wrapping up with the growing potential for mineral and environmental extraction in a surprisingly attractive (white, European) country.

And in the Fun Half: Emma is joined by Brandon Sutton and Matt Binder as they watch Kristie Noam take on the hard job of discussing history for the Fox News audience, before taking their own time to reflect on the bloody legacy of Henry Kissinger and his mantle in US politics. Fransisco from Pomona discusses changing tides around shoplifting, and the MR Crew does a deep dive into Elon Musk’s recent interview about everything from Twitter’s ongoing advertiser exodus amid growing antisemitism on the platform to his “totally unrelated” trip to Israel. Lucas from Montana discusses a new take on the Big Lie, plus, your calls and IMs!

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Check out Adam’s piece here: https://inthesetimes.com/article/cold-war-militarism-greenland-inuit-arctic

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