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Adm. James “Ace” Lyons, Col. John Warden III, Russ Read, Amb. Henry Cooper, Diana West

September 2nd, 2015

Adm. JAMES ‘ACE’ LYONS, Retired Four-Star Admiral and former Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet:

  • Recent letter from former senior military officers rejecting the nuclear deal with Iran
  • Lack of input from current military officials on the ObamaBomb deal
  • Did Obama concede all demands from Tehran?
  • Israel’s military options to defend themselves from the Islamic Republic
  • One-year anniversary of American air strikes on the Islamic State

Col. JOHN WARDEN III, architect of the Desert Storm air campaign, and author of the best seller “The Air Campaign: Planning for Combat”:

  • Growing problems involved in a military strike on Iranian nuclear facilities
  • Iran’s possible acquisition of Russian missile defenses and advanced aircraft
  • The state of America’s current air capabilities
  • Grading the adequacy of air strikes against the Islamic State

RUSS READ, Deputy Director for Legislative Affairs at the Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET), President and Editor-in-Chief of ParabellumReport.com:

  • Looking inside the Iranian ballistic missile program to gauge Tehran’s ability to produce an ICBM
  • EMP threats and the Mullah’s asymmetric tactics against the West
  • How Iranian military actions are threatening shipping routes in the Suez Canal as well as the greater Persian Gulf

Amb. HENRY COOPER, Former Director of the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization and President Reagan’s chief negotiator at the Geneva Defense and Space Talks (1985):

  • Importance of the letter opposing the Iran deal sent to President Obama
  • Does the nuclear deal with Iran end nuclear non-proliferation?

DIANA WEST, Author of “Death of the Grown Up” and “American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on our Nation’s Character”:

  • Mass migration of military-aged Muslims to Europe
  • Advice from countries already housing Muslim migrants to countries whom wish to accept them
  • How political correctness is dangerous to the American identity
  • Rep. Brian Babin’s attempt to slow down refugee resettlement in the U.S.
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Marc Lebuis

September 1st, 2015

MARC LEBUIS, Founder and Director of Point de Bascule:

  • Rise of Islamic supremacism in Canada
  • Manifestation of stealth jihad in the Canadian legal system
  • Growing number of Sharia compliant Canadian judges
  • North American Islamic Trust’s (NAIT) buying of mosques around North America

PART TWO:

  • Strong footprint of Iranian influence in Canada
  • The Hijra and the refusal of large numbers of Muslim immigrants to assimilate into western society
  • Muslim Brotherhood influence within “integration” institutions tasked with refugee resettlement
  • Possibility of Canada implementing “no-go” zones as ethnic ghettos arise all over Montreal

PART THREE:

  • North African population growing in Montreal
  • Canadian government takes harder stance on the Islamist threat through a counter terrorism bill
  • Canada’s civilizational jihad threat on the upcoming presidential elections

PART FOUR:

  • Concern with Quebec Bill 59
  • Similarity between Bill 59 and the Obama Administration's Human Rights and Free Speech agendas
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Amb. R. James Woolsey, Nik Hanlon, Amb. Zalmay Khalilzad, Gordon Chang

August 31st, 2015

Amb. R. JAMES WOOLSEY, Former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and Chairman for the Foundation of Defense of Democracies:

  • Dangers of passing the President’s nuclear deal with Iran
  • Negotiation of non-proliferation treaties
  • Rising threat of conventional weapons trade between Iran and Russia

NIK HANLON, Chief Africa Policy Analyst at the Center for Security Policy:

  • The Khartoum regime in Sudan as a state sponsor of terror as well as a major ally to Iran
  • IRGC’s uranium exploitation in Africa
  • Boko Haram’s manifestation in Libya and what that means for Islamic State migration into Europe

Amb. ZALMAY KHALILZAD, Former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq and the United Nations:

  • Is it too late to fix the ObamaBomb deal?
  • Effects of the nuclear deal within the Middle East
  • Purpose of American power projection
  • Does the United States need a fundamental course correction regarding foreign policy?

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

  • China’s persecution of economic journalists
  • Obama’s plan to host a State dinner for Chinese President Xi Jinping
  • America’s military shift back towards the Asia-Pacific theater
  • China’s WWII 70th anniversary parade
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Rep. Vicky Hartzler, Justin Johnson, Amb. John Herbst, Bill Gertz

August 28th, 2015

Rep. VICKY HARTZLER (MO-4), Chairwoman of the House Armed Services Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee:

  • How Iran will benefit from the nuclear deal with the U.S.
  • The Obama administration’s threat to veto any vote on the ObamaBomb deal
  • American peoples’ view of the nuclear deal with the mullahs
  • Will Obama veto the National Defense Authorization Act?
  • President Obama’s attempt to close Guantanamo Bay

JUSTIN JOHNSON, Senior Policy Analyst for Defense Budgeting Policy at the Heritage Foundation:

  • Decreasing budget of the U.S. Navy
  • Importance of America’s current Naval Fleet
  • Is the U.S. capable of protecting the global trade lanes?

Amb. JOHN HERBST, Director of the Atlantic Council’s Dinu Patriciu’s Eurasia Center, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine and Uzbekistan:

  • Ukraine facing aggression from the Kremlin along with economic woes passed down by the Yanukovych regime
  • Putin’s Russia a more severe threat than the Islamic State
  • Moscow unable to use its natural gas threat because of a cratering economy and a Europe that has turned to alternative energy sources

BILL GERTZ, Senior Editor at the Washington Free Beacon and author of the Washington Times' “Inside the Ring” column:

  • White House and the Pentagon heading to a congressional showdown over the potential closing of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility
  • China and Russia’s developments in missile technology
  • North Korea’s secret underground missile transport tunnels
  • Army sources reporting preferential treatment given to two female candidates who successfully completed Ranger school
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Rep. Vicky Hartzler, Justin Johnson, Amb. John Herbst, Bill Gertz

August 28th, 2015

Rep. VICKY HARTZLER (MO-4), Chairwoman of the House Armed Services Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee:

  • How Iran will benefit from the nuclear deal with the U.S.
  • The Obama administration’s threat to veto any vote on the ObamaBomb deal
  • American peoples’ view of the nuclear deal with the mullahs
  • Will Obama veto the National Defense Authorization Act?
  • President Obama’s attempt to close Guantanamo Bay

JUSTIN JOHNSON, Senior Policy Analyst for Defense Budgeting Policy at the Heritage Foundation:

  • Decreasing budget of the U.S. Navy
  • Importance of America’s current Naval Fleet
  • Is the U.S. capable of protecting the global trade lanes?

Amb. JOHN HERBST, Director of the Atlantic Council’s Dinu Patriciu’s Eurasia Center, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine and Uzbekistan:

  • Ukraine facing aggression from the Kremlin along with economic woes passed down by the Yanukovych regime
  • Putin’s Russia a more severe threat than the Islamic State
  • Moscow unable to use its natural gas threat because of a cratering economy and a Europe that has turned to alternative energy sources

BILL GERTZ, Senior Editor at the Washington Free Beacon and author of the Washington Times' “Inside the Ring” column:

  • White House and the Pentagon heading to a congressional showdown over the potential closing of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility
  • China and Russia’s developments in missile technology
  • North Korea’s secret underground missile transport tunnels
  • Army sources reporting preferential treatment given to two female candidates who successfully completed Ranger school

David Satter, Fred Fleitz, Faith McDonnell, Rick Manning

August 27th, 2015

DAVID SATTER, former Moscow correspondent and Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute:

  • Accidental release by the Kremlin of Russian casualties in Eastern Ukraine
  • Secret burials of separatist paramilitaries in Rostov, Russia?
  • Steadily worsening economic situation and open-source reporting informing the average Russian citizen about what’s actually happening in Ukraine
  • Memories of a failed Soviet invasion/occupation of Afghanistan
  • Moscow playing a double game with jihadists in the North Caucuses by exporting them to Syria

FRED FLEITZ, Senior Vice President for Policy and Programs at the Center for Security Policy, former CIA analyst:

  • Secret side deal between Iran and the IAEA
  • Did the Obama administration try to hide facts about the nuclear negotiations?
  • Stark contrast between the retired generals who oppose and support the ObamaBomb Deal
  • Washington Post’s personal attacks at generals who oppose the nuclear deal

FAITH McDONNELL, Director of Religious Liberty Programs at the Institute on Religion and Democracy:

  • Sudanese government’s religious persecution of Christians
  • Boko Haram’s slaughtering of Christians in Nigeria
  • The Obama administration’s role in Boko Haram’s growth

RICK MANNING, President of Americans for Limited Government:

  • Do the Chinese and Russian governments both have Hillary Clinton’s private emails?
  • China’s similar FOIA policy to that of the Obama Administration
  • NTIA delay in internet handover from federal control
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Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, Diana West, Dr. Harold Rhode, Jim Hanson, Gordon Chang

August 26th, 2015

Dr. ZUHDI JASSER, Founder and President of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy:

  • Taxpayer dollars building a mosque in the Orlando Airport
  • Muslim Brotherhood’s role in building mosques in the U.S.
  • Explanatory Memorandum’s importance to the Muslim Brotherhood

DIANA WEST, nationally syndicated columnist and author of “American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation’s Character”:

  • Most Recent 'Green-on-Blue' attack in Afghanistan
  • America’s failure to understand the threats from the Islamic world
  • Reactions from both sides of the aisle to Donald Trump’s immigration plan

Dr. HAROLD RHODE, Senior Fellow at the Gatestone Institute and Former Senior Advisor in the U.S. Department of Defense:

  • The effects of the ObamaBomb deal on global security
  • American lack of power projection in the Middle East
  • Turkey’s recent governmental troubles
  • Price paid to Erdogan for allowing American aircraft to strike ISIS from Turkey
  • Erdogan’s domestic fight against the Kurdish people

JIM HANSON, Executive Vice President of the Center for Security Policy, former U.S. Army Green Beret Technical Weapons Sergeant:

  • Letter from generals and flag officers to Capitol Hill in opposition to the Iran Deal
  • In the aftermath of thwarted jihadist attack on a Paris-bound train, western policy makers still refusing to blame radical Islam
  • Nigerian Boko Haram fighters flooding into Libya
  • European Union’s open borders and the United States’ refugee resettlement program both massive security risks

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

  • China's recent economic free-fall
  • Chinese society’s anger towards the Communist Party
  • Reports of PRC agents conducting operations on U.S. soil
  • Agreement between North and South Korea
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With Kevin Freeman, James Simpson, Steve Emerson, Dr. Emanuele Ottolenghi

August 25th, 2015

KEVIN FREEMAN, Author of “Secret Weapon: How Economic Terrorism Brought Down the U.S. Stock Market, and Why it can Happen Again”:

  • Monday’s stock market free fall
  • Is China’s economic collapse linked to the U.S. crash?
  • China and Russia’s role in economic warfare against the U.S.

JAMES SIMPSON, freelance investigative journalist, author of “The Red-Green Axis: Refugees, Immigration, and the Agenda to Erase America” (2015):

  • How refugee resettlement is leading to an unrecognizable transformation of the United States
  • A look into the lobbying on the Hill to bring un-vetted Syrian Muslim refugees into this country
  • The left’s slandering against those opposed to refugee resettlement, also known as “pockets of resistance”

STEVE EMERSON: Executive Director of the Investigative Project on Terrorism, Author of “Jihad Incorporated: A Guide to Militant Islam in the U.S.”:

  • S. servicemen barley thwart terrorist attack on Paris-bound train
  • The Muslim Brotherhood’s ties to mosques and radical Islam
  • Europe implementing no go zones: will they carry over into the U.S.?
  • Controversy over efforts to resist the Muslim Brotherhood

Dr. EMANUELE OTTOLENGHI, Research Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies:

  • How the sanctions relief will be used by the regime in Tehran
  • Iran’s relationships and penetration of Latin America
  • Acquiring targeting information for possible bombing of Iranian nuclear sites
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Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, J. Matthew McInnis, Dr. Bruce Bechtol, Robin Simcox

August 24th, 2015

Dr. PETER VINCENT PRY, Executive Director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security, and former CIA analyst:

  • EMP threat to the U.S. due to the ObamaBomb deal
  • Kerry’s statement regarding the verification of the nuclear negotiations
  • How to protect the electric grid from an EMP attack

J. MATTHEW McINNIS, Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, Former Department of Defense and CENTCOM official:

  • Iran’s soft war against the West
  • Israel holding back from striking Iran due to fears of losing U.S. backing
  • How the current deal will give the Islamic Republic complete energy dominance in the Middle East
  • Saudi-Syrian backchannels in an effort to one-up the mullahs
  • Riyadh and Ankara governments questionable ability to combat the Islamic State

Dr. BRUCE BECHTOL: Professor of political science at Angelo State University (TX), former Defense Intelligence Agency Officer specializing in North Korea:

  • Where the recent tension between Pyongyang and Seoul stands
  • North Korea planting mines in the DMZ while the South demands an apology
  • South Korean psychological warfare though propaganda broadcasts
  • Should Kim Jong-un’s regime be back on the U.S. State Sponsor of Terrorism List?

ROBIN SIMCOX, Research Fellow at The Henry Jackson Society in London:

  • Thwarted terror attack on a Paris train by two American servicemen
  • Possibilities of a  “dirty bomb” attack in a major Western city
  • Jihadist use of the refugee resettlement program
  • The United Kingdom’s opening of an embassy in Tehran
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Elaine Donnelly, John Sitilides, Daniel Gallington, Michael Kofman

August 21st, 2015

ELAINE DONNELLY, Founder and President of the Center for Military Readiness:

  • Effect on U.S. armed forces of two women passing Ranger school
  • Will standards be lowered for women in the military?
  • Various behavioral issues that could arise having women in all-male units and in ground combat roles
  • Does social engineering in the military work?

JOHN SITILIDES, Principal at Trilogy Advisors, LLC. Manages State Department Development Program for U.S. diplomats in Greece and Cyprus:

  • Greece preparing to undergo its third national election in eight months amid severe economic and social turmoil
  • Snap elections a chance for the newly-formed, radical left Popular Unity party to gain power in Greece
  • Recep Tayyip Erdogan facing increased pressure from Turkey’s newest Pro-Kurdish political party
  • Southern Europe an open frontier for refugees from North Africa and the Middle East

DANIEL GALLINGTON, Senior policy and program advisor at the George C. Marshall Institute, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense:

  • Assessment of the negotiating strategy regarding the “ObamaBomb"
  • Realities behind the verification capabilities of the nuclear deal with Iran
  • The Senate’s stripping itself of responsibility in treaty making
  • Are international arms control agreements a thing of the past?

MICHAEL KOFMAN, Public Policy Fellow at the Wilson Center’s Kennan Institute:

  • Russia ramping up the aggression in Eastern Ukraine
  • Analyzing Moscow’s leverage in the conflict
  • Failed alternatives to the Minsk Agreement
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