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Matt Bracken graduated from Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training class 105 in Coronado California. He served on east coast UDT and SEAL teams, taking a Naval Special Warfare detachment to Beirut in 1983. Mr. Bracken left active duty after Lebanon, upon completion of his obligated military service, but he remained in an active reserve status through the remainder of the 1980s. Since then he has lived in Florida, Virginia, South Carolina, Guam and California. Matt is the author of a half dozen novels, available at his website enemiesforeignanddomestic.com. He’s a self-described freedomista who loves ocean sailing for the pure freedom it permits. He is a constitutionalist who believes in the original intent of the founding fathers of our country. He lives with his family in North Florida and longs for the wide blue ocean.

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13 Responses to “KunstlerCast 397 — Matt Bracken, Navy SEAL, Views The Field Of Operations”

  1. fattigmann March 17, 2024 at 4:55 pm #

    What a treat! Been following Matt for a while—surprised and not surprised that JK and he or on the same page.excellent

  2. cowbell81 March 18, 2024 at 2:37 pm #

    This was a great podcast, I would like to purchase Bracken’s trilogy and give it a read. It has been added to my “wish list”. Jim: Loving your sense of humor these days, the joke you told early on was a good one!

  3. tom clark March 18, 2024 at 3:50 pm #

    Interesting podcast. Birds of a feather flock together, right down to Bracken’s trilogy and Jimbo’s “World Made by Hand” series.

  4. whatsupPA March 18, 2024 at 5:22 pm #

    Good listen, but seemed a bit bipolar, with the elevator “not stopping” on the way down to trials to fraud vitiates everything.

    I doubt anyone will be held liable and NO Nuremberg trials. It’s like some are wearing blinders and refuse to look at facts AND still being mandated places and jobs (in PA and beyond) Schools continue to push and pretty sure it’s now requirement for public schools per cdc.
    It’s NOT over and imo naive to believe otherwise. I also don’t have much faith in this ending with a new Pres considering he’s still calling himself “father” of the darned thing! Also his people are now saying the quiet part aloud claiming new immigrants can be sent back once we have our Dig ID’s. Time will tell.

    Another curious thing I noticed (in real estate) is that my clients who were Arab/Islam were adamant against taking the arm juice. They also were traveling back/forth to ME at times when we still needed it driving to Canada. These were people I talked to reg and not implying that this was the case for ALL. Also Khaleej Times on Insta had little to no propaganda when it was blasting 24/7 here for years, and continues. Tired of the “mind fuckery” as Jim puts it.

    • Urizen March 19, 2024 at 9:48 am #

      Please have Matt back! Excellent interview!

  5. Urizen March 18, 2024 at 6:29 pm #

    Very good guest!

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  6. thirdcoastlegend March 18, 2024 at 11:41 pm #

    Great to hear two of my favorite commentators and two of the smartest guys around on the same podcast!

  7. liber8tor March 20, 2024 at 2:40 pm #

    Wow! What a great interview. Matt Bracken.. a guy that’s been there and done it all.


  8. Greg Knepp March 23, 2024 at 6:52 pm #

    Baltimore dudes pull no punches. His accent made me homesick. I’m an old Baltimoron myself…Great interview!

  9. Breck April 5, 2024 at 3:15 pm #

    It’s ironic that Matt’s books are all electronic in one way or the other; whereas he’s really focused on the failure of the grid.

    I don’t use that Amazon gimmick, or audio-books, et al. I prefer my books on paper bound, that can be read easily by tuning a page, or even easily going back to some previous page.

    So Matt, I’d like to read your writing but it appears you have made that inaccessible to me.

    • Breck April 5, 2024 at 11:03 pm #

      Correction: went to Matt’s website, found his books, and all are for sale as PAPER books on Amazon. So you can pardon me my remark I am now replying to.

      By the way, the surname “Bracken” is not, as far as I know, an Irish name. Matt says his family was Irish Catholic. That could be a recent development. My surname is “Breckenridge”, which is just a vowel switch from an older name, “Brackenridge”. And it is Scotish. I wonder if “Braken” isn’t closely related?

      Certainly, as some of the Scots emigrated to Ulster (Northern Ireland), and because “Scots-Irish”, they formed an interesting ethnic group. This was essentially a border ethnic group – they wound up in a border somewhere or the other, over and over again.

      There are still Scots-Irish fighting people, fiercely liberty loving, who will be part of the Resistance to this shame of an American government.

      • Breck April 5, 2024 at 11:04 pm #

        because = became


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