Secure Freedom Radio Podcast

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Rep. Rob Wittman, Dr. Sean McFate, Dr. Michael Rubin, and Dr. Peter Vincent Pry

July 28th, 2016

Rep. ROB WITTMAN, (1-VA), serves as Chairman on the House Armed Services Readiness subcommittee:

  • Discussion on the Clinton email scandal
  • China’s aggressive response to the Law of Seas tribunal ruling

Dr. SEAN McFATE, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, author of the new novel “Shadow War: A Tom Locke Novel”:

  • “Shadow War” resembling Putin’s real actions in Ukraine and Georgia
  • Will Russia invade the Baltics?
  • Erdogan as a sultan
  • Regulating private military contractors
  1. MICHAEL RUBIN, Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute:
  • The recent coup in Turkey
  • Fethullah Gulen and his background
  • Possibility of Gulen’s extradition

Dr. PETER VINCENT PRY, formerly served on the House Armed Services Committee, the EMP Commission and US Strategic Forces Commission:

  • The Obama Administrations new cyber attack metric
  • A cyber attack on the US electric grid
  • EMP attack on the grid by the North Koreans

Dr. Yleem Poblete, Kevin Freeman, Richard Pollock, Diana West, and Dr. Stephen Blank

July 27th, 2016

Dr. YLEEM POBLETE, served as Chief of Staff and professional staff member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee:

  • The Democratic Party’s relationship with and view of Israel
  • Obama and Clinton disdain toward Netanyahu and his government
  • Upgrading the US/Israeli security alliance

KEVIN FREEMAN, author of “Secret Weapon: How Economic Terrorism Brought Down the US Stock Market and Why It Could Happen Again”:

  • The background of George Soros
  • How Soros broke the Bank of England and currently funds radical social movements
  • Cyber attacks against the DNC

RICHARD POLLOCK, Senior investigative reporter with the Daily Caller:

  • Discussion on “Pay to Play”
  • The IRS investigation into the Clinton Foundation
  • Clinton Foundation’s connections with Vladimir Putin?

DIANA WEST, nationally syndicated columnist:

  • Putin using the Clinton Foundation to acquire US uranium mines
  • Alleged Russian leaking of the DNC emails
  • Response to the DNC’s blaming Trump for cyber breach

Dr. STEPHEN BLANK, Senior Fellow for Russia at the American Foreign Policy Council:

  • Putin’s recent attempts to stymie Western power
  • How Russia is influencing the internal politics of the US
  • Russia’s nuclear rearmament

Rep. Scott Perry, Stephen Coughlin, Seth Cropsey, and Dr. David Adesnik

July 26th, 2016

Rep. SCOTT PERRY,  (4-PA) Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee’s Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency:

  • Discussion on the recent Islamist attack in France
  • The Iran Deal updates

STEPHEN COUGHLIN, former Army Intelligence Officer, Senior Fellow at the Center for Security Policy:

  • What is willful blindness?
  • Motive of the Orlando shooter
  • CVE program purging those who criticize radical Islam
  • Muslim Brotherhood operatives within the US Government

SETH CROPSEY, Director of the Center for American Sea Power at the Hudson Institute and former deputy undersecretary of the Navy:

  • Decline of the US Navy
  • The Law of the Sea arbitration decision
  • China’s rise in the region

Dr. DAVID ADESNIK, Policy Director at the Foreign Policy Initiative:

  • Obama’s disarming of the US nuclear deterrent 
  • “No First-Use” policy?
  • Economic war against jihadists
  • Donald Trump’s stance on NATO

Jim Hanson, Claudia Rosett, Ryan Mauro, and Gordon Chang

July 25th, 2016

JIM HANSON, former operator in the US Army Special Forces, Executive Vice President of the Center for Security Policy:

  • Russia’s involvement in hacking the DNC and Hillary Clinton's email servers
  • Putin’s nuclear build up and change in first-use policy
  • Attacks on US FOBs in Syria

CLAUDIA ROSETT, PJ Media and foreign affairs columnist:

  • Continued emboldening of Vladimir Putin
  • Russian propaganda interfering in US politics
  • Recent terror attacks in Germany
  • Need for a real plan to defeat ISIS

RYAN MAURO, national security analyst for the Clarion Project:

  • Discussion on the global jihad movement
  • What CAIR is and what they do
  • How the US government has worked with the Muslim Brotherhood
  • Tim Kaine and his involvement with Hamas supporters

GORDON CHANG, author of “The Coming Collapse of China”, blogs at World Affairs Journal:

  • Xi Jinping running into domestic troubles
  • Communist Party’s government mandate on news
  • International propaganda from Chinese media outlets
  • More threats of war following the Law of the Sea tribunal outcome
  • What security issues will be addressed at the upcoming G-20 Summit?

Dr. Harold Rhode and Gordon Chang

July 22nd, 2016

Dr. HAROLD RHODE,  Distinguished senior fellow at the Gatestone Institute, former Turkish Desk Officer at DOD:

  • Erdogan’s background
  • The coup attempt in Turkey
  • How Erdogan has used democracy to build a dictatorship


  • Can last week’s events actually be considered a coup?
  • Looking back at Soviet deception through coups
  • Comparing Erdogan to Hitler
  • The Fethulla Gulen angle


  • Gulen versus Erdogan
  • Iran versus Turkey
  • Safety of the NATO bases in Turkey


  • The future between Turkey and NATO
  • Visa-free travel for Turks to Europe?
  • Next steps for the US to take

GORDON CHANG, author of “The Coming Collapse of China” and “Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes on the World”:

  • China’s insult of CNO Admiral John Richardson
  • Chinese relations with the Philippines
  • The use of fishing ships to violate sovereignty
  • Donald Trump’s stance on China

Fred Fleitz

July 21st, 2016

FRED FLEITZ, Senior vice president for Policy and Programs at the Center for Security Policy, former CIA analyst, author of “Obamabomb: A Dangerous and Growing National Security Fraud”:

  • Recapping the nature of the Iran nuclear deal
  • Iran’s ability to master uranium and plutonium enrichment


  • Issues stemming from verification
  • Limits of oversight from the IAEA
  • Loopholes through undeclared, military sites
  • Iran’s alternative version of the agreement?


  • The one-sided nature of the agreement
  • Kerry’s actions and advocacy for Iran
  • Emboldening of the mullahs


  • The US Treasury’s sanctions
  • Saudi-Iranian collaboration
  • Combatting Islamist regimes


  • The Clinton email scandal and the case for perjury
  • “Warning Order” and the threat of a hostile China
  • The Hague ruling concerning the Law of the Sea Treaty

Soeren Kern

July 20th, 2016

SOEREN KERN, Senior analyst for the Strategic Studies Group and senior fellow at the Gatestone Institute:

  • Discussion on the recent coup attempt in Turkey
  • Erdogan’s consolidation of power


  • Sharia binding different elements of the jihad
  • Europe struggling with assimilating large groups of migrants
  • Germany accepting 1.1 million refugees in 2015
  • Angela Merkel’s obsession with multiculturalism


  • Implications of the predominately Muslim immigration waves into Europe
  • Crackdown on free speech in Europe


  • Latest on Brexit
  • Future of UK-Europe trade relations


  • How the United States must watch Europe carefully
  • The necessity to end political correctness

Clare Lopez

July 19th, 2016

CLARE LOPEZ, Vice President for Research & Analysis at the Center for Security Policy, former CIA clandestine officer:

  • Violence against law enforcement continues - this time in Baton Rouge, LA.
  • Unholy alliance between the US Muslim Brotherhood, Black Lives Matter, and Alinskyite Anarchists
  • Damage done by the US Council of Muslim Organizations and its sister organizations across the Western world


  • Political agenda of those under the USCMO umbrella
  • Explaining shariah
  • Donald Trump and other GOP leaders’ stance concerning refugee resettlement from Muslim nations


  • Implications of the failed coup in Turkey
  • How the AKP Party has weakened the Turkish military
  • The Gulenist Movement
  • Aspects of jihad still present in Sufism


  • Classified 28 pages of the 9/11 report made public
  • Future implications for the US/Saudi alliance
  • Iran and Hezbollah roles in 9/11
  • Instances of Shia and Sunni cooperation in terrorizing the West


  • What to expect from a nuclear Iran
  • Can the MEK Party force regime change in Tehran?
  • Update on Hillary Clinton in regards to Benghazi

Michel Gurfinkiel

July 18th, 2016

MICHEL GURFINKIEL, President of the Jean Jacques Rousseau Institute:

  • Discussion on the recent Islamic terror attack in Nice
  • The war on terror in France


  • Background on the Nice terrorist
  • Large number of Muslims killed in the attack
  • Resistance among moderate French muslims to speak out


  • Separation of church and state actually aiding Islamists?
  • Surveillance of radical Imams and Muslim enclaves


  • Moral of the French people
  • Shortage in military personnel for the French military
  • Emergence of the “New Right” in France


  • Turkey’s “coup d’état”
  • The strategy the West needs to take to defend itself from Islamists

Steve Cook, Fred Fleitz, Rep. John Culberson, Dr. Zudhi Jasser, and Bill Gertz.

July 15th, 2016

With Steve Cook, Fred Fleitz, Rep. John Culberson, Dr. Zudhi Jasser, and Bill Gertz.

STEVE COOK, President of the National Association of Assistant US Attorneys:

  • Discussion on criminal justice reform and attacks on law enforcement

FRED FLEITZ, Senior Vice President of Policy and Programs at the Center for Security Policy: 

  • The fraudulent Iranian nuclear deal one year later
  • What Iranians gained financially as a result of the deal
  • Limitations on U.S. intelligence gathering 

Rep. JOHN CULBERSON, Representative of the 7th district of Texas and Chairman of the Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations subcommittee:

  • Discussion on Sanctuary Cities
  • ICAN and the Obama administration’s attempts to relinquish US control of the Internet

Dr. ZUHDI JASSER, Lt. Commander (Ret.) US Navy, President and founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy:

  • The mainstream media’s elevation of Islamists over moderate Muslims 

BILL GERTZ, Senior editor at the Washington Free Beacon and columnist for the Washington Times:

  • Talk about Obama’s new 'no first use' policy for nuclear weapons
  • The atrophying US nuclear arsenal
  • New START Treaty
  • Hillary Clinton’s email server being hacked by foreign entities