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MYTHBUSTING WW2: NAZIS the great strategists? I think not. Part 2

This episode looks at the beginning of the war, when the Germans were making all these "phenomenal" military victories, poland, france, denmark, greece, etc. Well listen in... someone has lied to you. They were not that great and spectacular as you have been taught (ok, except for the french campaign). These FLAWS in german military STRATEGY are gonna come back and bite them in their assess in the next stage of the war. Please NOTE: episode was recorded over time using different mikes, so...


The Saki on sabbatical WW2 MYTHBUSTING PODCAST: Hitler the great diplomat and military strategist? I dont think so

So this latest installment of the MYTHBUSTING WW2 series looks at Hitler and Nazi`s and the claim that Hitler was a great diplomat in the 30s and the NAZI`s were great military strategists. Nothing could be further from the truth. Listen to find out why. This is a three part series. Part 1 will look at the period leading up to the War. Part II, from 1939 to 1942 and part III from 1942 until the end of the war. Have I ever told you I HATE NAZIS?



Oh my god!!!!! I cant believe I did this! Yup, this episode of the podcast looks at why the use of the atomic bomb may have justified. Any remaining friends that I have - with this episode - thats it. I think even my family is gonna disown me. WARNING: This is EXTREMELY controvertial. If you are not open minded, dont bother listening. However, if you believe in intellectual freedom, listen on. And write back after you listen! tell me what you think, at


The Saki on sabbatical security perimeter podcast: MYTHBUSTING WW2, No the Soviets didnt singlehandedly with the war Part 3 (finale)

So here is the 3rd and final episode on MYTHBUSTING WW2 and the belief that the soviets singlehandedly won the war. This episode looks at the final phase of the war, during and after the landings at Normandy in June of 1944. Russians love to argue that D DAY was a piece of cake, but they conveniently forget what happened at Falais and at the Battle of the Bulge. Listen in to get the details!!!!


The Saki on Sabbatical security perimeter podcast: MYTHBUSTING WW2. Episode 2, no Russia did not win WW2 all on its own

So here is part 2 of the "russia did not win ww2 all by itself". In this episode there is a SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT IN SOUND QUALITY. Sorry for last time, I was trying to figure out a new microphone. This episode looks at the battle of stalingrad, the bombing (flattening) of german cities and the north africa campaign among other things. In the process, I explain that people underestimate what the western allies did before D DAY in june of 1944. Next episode on D DAY. Please feedback!


The Saki on Sabbatical podcast. Busting WW2 Myths part 1: That the west did nothing and Russia won WW2 1/3

ok, so im on sabbatical and i was thinking of a podcast project. I came up with this idea to bust WW2 myths like, "well the NAZI were evil, but they were good military strategists" No they were not. They sucked They were horrible. Thank god the NAZIs made these horrendous military mistakes because it cost them the war. If the Nazis were not there, the german army may have actually won. Another myth: that the verseilles treaty punished the germans so much and that caused WW2 (bullcrap)....


An interview with an ETHICAL hacker: his name BIOHAZARD

We are back once again with a new episode. This time with BIOHAZARD, an Ethical Hacker whose career did not start off so ethically if you know what I mean. He remains anonymous throughout the entire episode but if you ever need his help for something, email me at We have a fascinating discussion about the cyber underworld that so few of know about and he explains just how freaking dangerous it is. I swear, after listening to this you will want to turn your...


National Security and Intelligence in Mexico under AMLO

Finally!!!! a new episode is up... its been a long time, i know. but its been a crazy semester. its almost over so i should be getting back to normal on the podcast (about 1 every 3 weeks). So in this podcast, Javier Oliva from UNAM, Jose Luis Calderon from INAP and myself discuss how we see national security and intelligence moving forward in mexico. not so much on the threats etc, but much more on the management and legislation. I ripped these talks (with the permission of the speakers...


The 2019 New Years Security Perimeter Podcast: I blame Neoliberalism

Last year in was Putin, this year its neoliberalism. Valentina, Sarah, Diego, "anonymous", Ines, Carla and I get together to discuss some very serious issues ranging from Neoliberalism, the new Mexican President (AMLO), the Unholy Trinity (neoliberalism, corruption, and organized crime), Wood soup in Venezuela, alternative facts, and exorcisms. Our task is to help the new mexican president figure out how to rid the country of Neoliberalism (I wonder if he knows why its called "neo"). We...


Alan Bersin on the migration crisis at the US-Mex border

Alan is back for his 3rd podcast! This time of the migration crisis at the US-Mexico border. If you dont remember who Alan Bersin is, he was the former undersecretary responsible for borders and CBP at Homeland Security during the Obama administration and served as the "Border Czar" under Bill Clinton. If someone knows the border and migration, its Alan. He continues to consult in these issues in private/post-goverment life. This "special" episode of the podcast was a discussion between...


An interview with someone who interviewed Vladimir Putin (does that make sense?)

So in this episode, I interview veteran Mexican newsbroadcaster Jorge Berry who flew to Moscow and interviewed Vladimir Putin in 2002 in the Kremlin. Our discussion is less about the issues, and more about the "vibe" he got from Putin. SPOILER ALERT: he doesnt like Putin. In fact Putin did something so nasty, so typically "Putin" to him... I wont tell you what it is. You gotta hear the podcast to find out, but Putin is a nasty, NASTY dude. I also got to ask Jorge his opinion on a certain...


DUNCAN WOOD on the USMCA or the SMAC as I prefer to call it.

Dr. Duncan Wood, director of the Mexico Institute of the Wilson Center and a great friend of ITAM talks about the new "SMAC" "FREE TRADE" agreement of North America. What can I say, the discussion was awesome. Duncan REALLY knows his stuff, and I know that alot of you ex alumnos who remember Duncan will want to hear this... In a way, Duncan is BACK! sort of. click the link below to find out more about the Mexico Institute in DC. TONS of AWESOME research on anything Mexico-USA....


The election of AMLO in Mexico and the future of cooperation with the US with Eric Olson

So, after a very long break from the podcast because i had way to much work the last few months, we are back with a brand new episode on the election of AMLO and in Mexico and the future of security cooperation with the USA with Senior Fellow Eric Olson from the Wilson Center in DC. We spoke alot about why Mexico is in so much trouble and what AMLO needs to do and what he is likely to do. Oh yeah, all of this in the context of a Trump presidency in the US. hope you enjoy and please check...


Col. Jamie Cade, Deputy Commander, Canadian Task Force in Afghanistan talks about the war in Afghanistan

So this is a truly awesome incredible podcast. I cant believe that Jaime gave me an interview on this. Jaime was the deputy commander of all canadian forces in Aghanistan in the late 2000s. In Kandajar of all freaking places. Jaime speaks about his experiences. The good times, and of course some of the bad times. This is a truly fascinating discussion with someone who was actually on the ground in Afghanistan during the worst part of war commanding (well deputy commanding) the entire...


Episode 29: Dan Libby on Internal Affairs and law enforcement

So Dan Libby, a 30 year veteran of law enforcement in the United States and consultant for law enforcement agencies on internal affairs reform, and I - discuss how and why internal affairs can help clean up law enforcement agencies. PARTICULARLY RELEVANT TO MEXICANS, RIGHT? This is the first episode of 2018. Officially, the 3rd year of the podcast! Dan Libby and I met when he was here discussing internal affairs with local law enforcement and we kind of became friends. In fact he seriously...


The Vladimir Putin, Russian Propaganda, Security Perimeter Podcast XMAS special

here it is!! the episode the entire planet has been waiting for!!!! the Putin XMAS special!!! Inis, Valentina, Sarah, Facundo and I go through some of the most awesome Russian fake news and make some seriously awesome and extremely funny commentary (if i may say). Among the many things that we discovered (such as "secret" NATO documents that I guess are not so secret after all, we all come to the conclusion that Vladimir is a transvestite homosexual (not that there is anything wrong with...


Episode 28: What life is REALLY like at the Mexico-US border with Tony Payan

so in this episode, i interview dr. tony payan from Rice University in Houston on what the border really looks like. Tony is originally from the border region and has studied it intensively over the last two decades or so... this guy KNOWS the border better than anyone, including mexican and american authorities. Of course the focus of discussion is on what impact the "WALL" will have (and whether it will solve any problems) but we also deal with other related issues. Please dont forget to...


Episode 27: Alan Bersin, former Undersecretary of Homeland Security on North America

Alan Bersin is BACK! This time to discuss the election of Donald Trump, the future of North America, undocumented (or illegal) migration and the future of the "DREAMERS" in the United States. One word on this podcast... AWESOME. its been a while since I put up an episode, but I have a good reason. The last few weeks we have been putting together a website dedicated to security issues. Click on to take a look. You can find all the podcasts episodes for...


Episode 25: Trump, Mueller and Impeachment with Dr. Wayne Steger

In this episode, we take a look at what Donald Trumps political future looks like. Will he be impeached? alot of you out there might think that the answer to that questions is a resounding YES! Well, Wayne Steger from DePaule University, an expert in Presidential politics, explains why that might actually be more difficult than people might think. Listen to find out why! We also talk about populism in the US political system, which is the topic of a book his that will be out shortly. Wayne...


Episode 24: Dr. Craig Deare on US-Mexico Defense cooperation, A Tail Of Two Eagles

Description: Dr. Craig Deare (retired US Army Colonel, former Senior Advisor on Hemispheric Security at the National Security Council and presently Professor at the National Defense University in Washington) recently published a book titled "A Tail Of Two Eagles", which looks at Mexico-US defense cooperation. On this episode, I interview him on how he sees that evolving relationship. He is optimistic, even in these interesting times. Listen to the podcast to find out why! Craig has seen...