Archive for the 'Amb. Yoram Ettinger' Category

Ambassador YORAM ETTINGER, former Minister for Congressional Affairs at Israel's Embassy in Washington D.C.:

  • Mahmoud Abass' connections with terrorism
  • New unity agreement accord between Hamas Islamic Jihad and the Palestinian Liberation Organization
  • The rise of Hamas as the leading influential representative Palestinian voice

Former CIA operations officer MIKE BAKER:

  • The state of war in Yemen against Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP)
  • The recent drone strike campaign against Al-Qaeda members in Yemen
  • Confusion over the War on Terror's operational objectives

CLAIRE BERLINSKI, contributing editor to the Manhattan Institute's City Journal magazine:

  • Implications that the presence of Turkish troops in Syria may have on fellow NATO allies
  • Power struggle within Turkey between Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's party, the AKP, and the Gulen movement

JOESPH CONNOR, advocate for victims of terrorist attacks and author of
"The New Founders":

  • DoJ release of terrorists from prison under the guise of clemency for
  • non-violent offenders
  • The dangers associated with declaring mosques "surveillance free zones" in
  • the United States
  • President Obama's circumvention of the Constitution

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Former Israeli ambassador YORAM ETTINGER goes deeper into the exploding situation in the Middle East as well as analyzes the security of Israel.

DANIEL GALLINGTON, former special assistant to the Secretary of Defense and senior adviser at the George C. Marshall Institute, discusses the Muslim Brotherhood throughout the Middle East and actions taken against or for them. Mr. Gallington also discusses the NSA program and the history of balancing security and privacy.

ROWAN SCARBOROUGH, of the Washington Times, looks at the grave issue of national security leaks and how the Stuxnet program leak to a NYT reporter seems to have come from the heart of the White House.

DIANA WEST, author of American Betrayal, analyzes Al Jazeera in America and the Nidal Hasan trial.

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With Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin, Amb. Yoram Ettinger, Dr. Robert Zubrin, Gordon Chang

Former Army officer LT. GEN. JERRY BOYKIN gives his take on the Benghazi attacks and how the Obama Administration is purposefully deceiving the nation.

AMBASSADOR YORAM ETTINGER analyzes the Israeli Prime Ministers’ speech in which he clearly defined a red line for Iran’s nuclear program. He explains how Israel and the US must be united against Iran otherwise they will achieve a nuclear weapon and it will be too late to respond.

DR. ROBERT ZUBRIN talks about Obama’s unwillingness to go after Iran’s nuclear facilities or the facilities that power the nuclear reactors. This hesitation could lead to Iran achieving a nuclear weapon and the Middle East thrown into chaos.

Asian analyst GORDON CHANG explains China’s cyber attacks on the US, and most recently their attack on the White House military office.

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With Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, Clare Lopez, Ambassador Yoram Ettinger, and Fred Fleitz

Today’s show highlights the recent attacks on American embassies in Benghazi and Cairo. The guests and Frank eliminate the bias and speculation and delve into the details of what motivated these terrorists and if that motivation was somehow sparked by our own governments’ failure to stand strong against our enemies. All of today’s guests give their own unique perspective on the recent events and what America’s response needs to be.

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TAYLOR DINERMAN of the Gatestone Institute speaks about the military procurement process and how the military needs to revamp that process ahead of drastic budget cuts. Over the last decade, the Army has wasted over $46 billion in projects that ended up failing or being scratched.

AMBASSADOR YORAM ETTIGNER explains the influence Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood are having over the region and how that influence presents a clear and present danger to Israel and ultimately the United States.

JOHN GUANDOLO and PAUL LAVELLE of Operation Restored Warrior explain their program which helps wounded warriors; mentally, physically and spiritually.

Asian analyst GORDON CHANG discusses China’s economic crisis where it has run out of local currency. The economy has slowed down and there is not enough money within the country to jump start the economy and create a stimulus. China’s inflation rate has skyrocketed as a result of the government just printing more money, but it could be too late to stimulate the economy.

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In Today's show:

Segment 1

  • Was U.S. President Barack Obama’s emphasis on the Israeli perspective in his address to AIPAC code for, “I don’t share your view but it’s quite understandable.”? Former Israeli ambassador, Yoram Ettinger measures the words of both Presidents, Obama and Netanyahu. He also asserts a challenging paradigm that the Palestinian and Israeli peace process is not the central issue in the Middle East as a driving force of policy or the true source of anti-American sentiment.

Segment 2

  • Mitch Silber is the director of the NYPD's intelligence division's analytic and cyber units as well as the author of The Al Qaeda Factor: Plots Against the West.  He joined Frank today to discuss the recent thwarted suicide attack against the US capitol, the ideology behind the radicalization of those who choose to commit terrorist attacks, and the religious component of Al Qaeda type ideologies.

Segment 3

  • Peter Berkowitz of the Hoover Institution believes Israel has the right to defend itself against the threat posed by Iran. Berkowitz claims, “The Islamic Republic of Iran is a rogue state,” and that Israel should be treated accordingly. Frank discusses the following issues with Berkowitz: Does Israel have the permission under the International law to attack Iran, under the current circumstances? Is Iran affected by M.A.D. policy calculations as the U.S. and Russia were during the Cold War? Would Iran implement a self defense strategy against Israel and the U.S. under the international law? Berkowitz explains in detail what the possibilities of the future relationship between Iran and Israel.

Segment 4

  • Andy McCarthy, who successfully prosecuted one of the conspirators of the 1993 World Trade Center attack, gives his assessment of Eric Holder’s apologia for the administration’s assassination policy. If one sets the administrations past political rhetoric aside, it could be understood from Holder’s testimony before Congress that, in a practical sense, the administration has accepted the Bush doctrine of fighting terrorism according to the rules of war.

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Will Russia and China become increasingly influential players in the Middle East? As the U.S. defers the strong horse role, how many bad actors will make their move? Ambassador Yoram Ettinger outlines the threat matrix of the Middle East where the Muslim Brotherhood  and others benefit from U.S. policy decisions from Egypt to Iraq.

It seems the Law of the Seat Treaty will be brought to a vote in the Senate by John Kerry in the coming weeks.  Ambassador John Bolton charts the implications for U.S. sovereignty.  (See the transcript below.)  Ambassador Bolton also weighs in on the Iraq withdrawal.  Then, Peter Pham of the Atlantic Council forecasts U.S. interest in Africa for 2012.  From Nigeria to Somalia and the hunt for Joseph Kony after the dust settles on the Congolese elections and the Sudan regime acts up again, Africa will become evermore important in U.S. foreign policy.  Finally Jim Hanson covers America's wars in a way that only he can.  You don't want to miss today's Secure Freedom Radio.

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The editor of the Washington Times Editorial page, Brett Decker, joins Frank to elaborate on his book pertaining to the Obama Administration bowing down to the Chinese and hastening American decline and ushering a century of Chinese dominance. Is Barack Obama just anti-American or is there an emotional, self-loathing problem behind his subservient behavior? This behavior emboldens the Chinese to take advantage of what they perceive as American weakness. The president represents the United States of America and in doing so must convey a message of strength, yet Barack Obama conveys a message of weakness and compliance to foreign states.  What message do we want our leaders to convey and what message are they conveying? America is at war with China, it may not be with conventional forces but they are engaging America on the cyber battlefield and economic battlefield. China is stealing business secrets, buying American banks and undermining American exceptionalism and this is how they plan on overtaking the U.S. as the global leader. The military leadership of America has failed to take the Chinese threat seriously because all they see is current capabilities instead of future capabilities that the Chinese are working towards.

Fred Grandy is joined by Rep. Louie Gohmert inside “The Cloakroom” to discuss the Muslim Brotherhood infiltration of the American government. Rep. Gohmert grilled Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano about her nonchalance in regards to one of her advisors using his security clearance to take classified information and distributing it to a news outlet. Secretary Napolitano was not bothered by this event and has claimed that she will not take action against Mohammed Elibiary.  Why does the Secretary of Homeland Security feel it is not important to take action against someone who stole classified information? Why did she give a security clearance to someone who supports the Muslim Brotherhood? DHS is also refusing to use words such as Islamic Extremism because “it might offend those who wish to kill us.” A DHS report also calls for the federal government to work with people, such as the Muslim Brotherhood, to train agents to go after those extremists. How can America allow a fox to catch a fox?

Ambassador Yoram Ettinger explains what is happening within the Syrian regime. Up to 2009 many countries, including the United States, felt that Syria was moving into a new era with Bashar Assad at the helm. He was seen as a moderate leader who would help support the interests of the West and that is why America sent back an ambassador after a few years of absence. Obviously this was a miscalculation, now countries are calling for Assad to step down but who will take his place? Could the Muslim Brotherhood come to power in Syria? Just because there is a democratic process doesn’t mean that democracy will rule the country, example Germany in the 1930s. How will this affect U.S. security? Turkey has strengthened relations with Iran, how will this affect US security and influence in the region?

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Could the U.S. be a victim of a cyber attack like that of Stuxnet? Should the U.S. pull support for the U.N. in light of recent developments within the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization?  Shaun Waterman of the Washington Times brings to light an ongoing development within the realm of cyber threats. Duqu, a variant of the Stuxnet worm that attacked the Iranian nuclear plant has already started to infect some computers in the Middle East and Asia and may even have inflected a system in the U.S. This worm embeds itself in a computer system and steals password and username information as well as copying all the data files. What would this mean for American security if such a virus infected American computers? Do we have a cure?

Next, Hannah Stuart from the Henry Jackson Society provides listeners with a strategic briefing on Turkey and the Arab Spring. What is the connection between the Syrian regime and the Turkish government? It seems that Turkey is protecting an opposition military, Free Syrian Army, and allowing them to run operations against the Assad regime from refugee camps on the border.

In segment three, Ambassador Yoram Ettinger educates listeners on the developments at the United Nations over the weekend in which UNESCO granted Palestine full membership in the organization.  As a result, will the U.S. pull funding from the U.N. as it claimed it will?

Finally, regular guest Gordon Chang enlightens us on recent events in China. With growing unrest throughout the country, it seems that Communist leadership will have their hands full in the coming months. People are upset over economic, political and legal restrictions which are causing these protests to turn violent. On another note, the EU is looking at China to help with their financial woes and in turn China wants military hardware which ultimately comes from the U.S. Therefore America would indirectly be giving military technology to a country with growing military ambitions.

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Former Israeli Ambassador, Yoram Ettinger discusses the myth of peace talks as Netanyahu prepares to visit D.C.  Elaine Donnelly, President of the Center for Military Readiness, takes on the practical implications of the prospects of a new social policy in the U.S. Military.  Lt. Col. Ret. Ralph Peters, author of The War After Armageddon, breaks down the strategic landscape of President Obama's Asia trip.  Patrick Poole breaks another story on Muslim Brotherhood penetration into the U.S. government.

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