In today's episode I'm joined by Franklin O'Kanu, author of the Unorthodoxy Substack, to discuss the current situation in the Middle East regarding Israel, Hamas, and the Gaza Strip.
The discussion starts with a consideration of the immediate elements at play in Hamas's original terrorist attack on Israel and Israel's subsequent carpet bombing and ethnic cleansing campaign in Gaza. Then we zoom out and I offer my take on the larger geopolitical circumstances going on behind the conflict and what it says about the shifting circumstances of US empire.
This is a topic I plan on revisiting and probing further into in future episodes. For more background context, see my series on the "Secret History of the 20th Century", in particular the episodes/articles concerning oil geopolitics and the petrodollar.