Dec 24, 2021 • 1HR 7M

Veterans Attack Military Industrial Complex

Former State Department officials Matthew Hoh and Danny Sjursen take down the bloated industry in which they've served their entire careers

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Matt Taibbi
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Matt and Katie consistently critique the Military Industrial Media Complex. But it’s different when actual veterans do it. On this week’s episode, Matthew Hoh, a former Marine and USG Official, who resigned from The State Department in protest over Obama’s escalation of the war in Afghanistan, and Army Officer Danny Sjursen, an anti-war author and activist who served multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan expose the over-funded, hypocritical, violent industry from the inside. And they ask an important question:

Is there anything we can do about it? Hear their answers.

Plus, in this Christmas Eve episode of Useful Idiots, Jen Psaki’s hypocrisy of the week, Republicans with guns, and former model gulping down his own pee.

Join our Substack to hear our chat with Matthew and Daniel about the absurdity of Obama’s Nobel Peace prize, Liberal brain worms which prevent people from criticizing Biden, regardless of his policies, and make people reject Trump’s policies regardless of what they are, and how frighteningly close we are to a nuclear winter.

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Matthew’s twitter, website, and article which we discuss.

Danny’s twitter, website, and article

The Eisenhower Media Network, an organization of expert former military, intelligence, and civilian national security officials who have an independent, alternative story to tell, which Danny and Matthew are part of.