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Diana West, Father Anthony Hanna, Anne Korin, George O’Conor

July 23rd, 2014 ·

DIANA WEST, syndicated columnist and author:
  • Nullification of the border
  • Border issue as a long term national emergency
  • Using the power of the purse to fix the border problem

Father ANTHONY HANNA,  adviser to Coptic Pope:

  • The plight of Coptic Christians in the Middle East region
  • Relationship between the decline of American prestige and the current persecution Christians face from radical Islamists
  • Silence from the White House on Christian persecution

ANNE KORIN, Co-Director of the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security: 

  • A new fuel choice bill that offers automakers incentives to produce cars that can use non-petroleum fuel sources
  • Examining the benefits of flex-fuel vehicles
  • Role of the Chinese market's use of methanol in the development of engine components that can withstand higher levels of corrosion
  • The need for fuel diversification, given the current instability in many oil-producing countries
GEORGE O'CONOR- Founder and CEO of Chime Media:
  • True extent of Chinese cyber espionage against the U.S.
  • Security concerns surrounding Chinese internet giant Alibaba's upcoming initial public offering
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Randy Weber, Diana West, Stuart Poole-Robb, Ace Lyons

July 9th, 2014 ·

REPRESENTATIVE RANDY WEBER, Texas’s 14th District
  • The porousness of the southern border serving as a magnet for human trafficking
  • Implications of providing aid to the illegal immigrants crossing the border: where does it end?
  • Details of Rep. Weber’s new bill to hold Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador accountable for the surge of illegal immigrants crossing the US's southern border
  • Public health concerns over the thousands of illegal aliens entering the US without medical examinations
DIANA WEST, author of "American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation's Character":
  • President Obama's request for nearly four billion dollars to stem the waves of illegal immigrants crossing the southern border
  • The creation of a future Democratic voting base in traditionally conservative states along the border thanks to lax immigration enforcement
  • Similarities in crises facing the United States and Israel

STUART POOLE-ROBB, former MI6 and UK military intelligence officer:

  • A look at Dragonfly, the foreign cyber-attack group that has spread malware to spy on—and potentially sabotage—US and EU energy companies
  • Dangers of cyber-terror to the electric grid
Admiral JAMES "ACE" LYONS, Former Commander and Chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, and Head of the Center for Security Policy's Military Committee:
  • Iran's attempts to conceal its nuclear facilities from international inspectors, as the talks approach their deadline
  • Evidence for Iranian involvement in the 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya
  • Is a Iranian/U.S. alliance wise to help defend Iraq against the Islamic State?
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Diana West, Mark Tooley, Jim Hanson, Andy McCarthy

June 25th, 2014 ·

DIANA WEST, author of "American Betrayal":

  • An argument against the prioritization of global interests over national interests
  • Who, if anyone, is there to side with in Iraq?
  • Dangers of extreme multiculturalism

MARK TOOLEY, President of the Institute on Religion and Democracy:

  • Yesterday's rearrest of Meriam Ibrahim and her family
  • The Presbyterian Church USA's vote to divest in three companies that do business in Israel
  • Persecution of Christians in Iraq, Syria, and Egypt

JIM HANSON, of Blackfive.net:

  • Frustration as hard-fought gains from the Iraq War dissolve as ISIS surges across Iraq
  • Call for the US to show its strength, as it did with the "Road of Death"
  • Inconsistencies with US requirements for legal protections of US troops in Iraq between 2011 and 2014

ANDY MCCARTHY, former federal prosecutor and author of "Faithless Execution":

  • Questions over the lawfulness of some of the actions taken by President Obama, and ways in which Congress can counter them
  • Illegal immigrant surge across the US southern border and its implications for the electorate
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Rep. Matt Salmon, Diana West, George O’Conor, Rick Moran

June 11th, 2014 ·

Congressman MATT SALMON, of Arizona's 5th District:

  • Does the release of five Taliban prisoners put America in danger?
  • Obama’s unwillingness to rescue the US Marine being held in a Mexican prison

DIANA WEST, author of "American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation's Character":

  • Scapegoating of a YouTube producer for the Benghazi attack to punish criticism of Islam
  • What is the Istanbul Process and how does it relate to Hillary Clinton and freedom of speech?
  • The prisoner swap of Sgt. Berghdal for five Taliban Leaders and its negative impact on American national security

GEORGE O'CONOR, CEO of Chime Media:

  • Gauging the Chinese military buildup through data analysis
  • Chinese economic warfare via China's growing monopoly of the natural resources markets
  • Strategic international Chinese activity in emerging economies throughout the world

RICK MORAN, PJ Media's Chicago Editor:

  • Who’s the hero? A story of a man injured trying to rescue Bergdahl
  • “Children’s crusade” – the escalation of the number of minor illegal immigrants in Arizona
  • A broken immigration system and the need for reform
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Sebastian Gorka, Diana West, James

April 23rd, 2014 ·

SEBASTIAN GORKA, Assistant Professor at the National Defense University:

  • Russia covertly increasing tensions in Ukraine
  • Vice President Biden's trip to Ukraine
  • Dispatching American troops to countries near Russia to prevent Putin from further westward expansion
  • Angela Merkel's past

DIANA WEST, author of "American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation's Character":

  • The EU's attempt to collectivize Europe in a fashion lambasted as mirroring the model implemented by the Soviet Union
  • Details on how certain EU members have begun to seek out ways to regain their state-sovereignty
  • American Muslim Brotherhood affiliated groups, notably CAIR, pushing to regard mosques as "surveillance free zones"

Admiral JAMES "ACE" LYONS (US Navy, Ret.), former Commander of the Pacific Fleet:

  • Yesterday's Citizens' Commission on Benghazi event, highlighting the finding that Muammar al-Gaddafi had reached out to the United States regarding his surrender and exile from Libya
  • The subsequent missteps by the Obama administration and notably the Department of State leading up to, during, and after the attack in Benghazi

JIM HANSON, of Blackfive.net:

  • Questions the rationale behind the troop withdrawal in Afghanistan and debates the reasons to keep a military presence in the country
  • Articulates how the United States won the war in Iraq but eventually lost the peace, and fears U.S. policy will soon lead to the same sequence of events in Afghanistan
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Rep. Doug Lamborn, Mark Schneider, Diana West, Bill Roggio

April 17th, 2014 ·

Congressman DOUG LAMBORN, of the 5th district of Colorado:
  • The unanimous passage, in both the House and Senate, of legislation that bars terrorists from acquiring visas into the U.S. as ambassadors
  • What Iran's appointment of a former terrorist says about its new "moderate" president, and what Obama's refusal to yet sign the bill says about his policy towards Iran
  • The continuing assault on religious freedom in the military
  • The importance of mitigating the security vulnerabilities of the nation's electric grid

Dr. MARK SCHNEIDER, Senior Analyst for the National Institute for Public Policy:

  • Modernization of the Russian military by Putin's government
  • The treaties Russia is currently violating
  • Concerns about what the massive "Underground Great Wall" implies about China's nuclear capabilities, and China's aggressive weapons modernization program
DIANA WEST, author of "American Betrayal":
  • Brandeis University's "silencing" of Ayaan Hirsi Ali, and the crimes she speaks out against
  • America's disregard of the ties between the Tsarnaev brothers, jihad, and a mosque in Cambridge, MA
  • Is Islam being given special treatment with the new "safe spaces" initiative, or will all houses of worship now be declared surveillance free zones?
BILL ROGGIO, Editor of the Long War Journal:
  •  Russian military activities in Eastern Ukraine
  •  Problems in Syria complicating the mission to find and destroy its chemical weapons
  • Tough policy choices for the US because of a dearth of moderate rebel groups in Syria—what are America's options?
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Claudia Rosett, Diana West, Andy McCarthy, Ted Bromund

April 8th, 2014 ·

Journalist in Residence at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies CLAUDIA ROSETT runs through the international responses to Vladimir Putin's invasion of the Crimea. She highlights particularly the UN General Assembly's resolution condemning the invasion, which directly named Russia only once. Rosett also describes the effect the differences between US rhetoric and actions are having on China's military buildup.

DIANA WEST, author of "American Betrayal", examines Marxist sentiments found throughout the US. She argues that these feelings are a legacy of the US's failure to completely win the ideological battle of the Cold War.

ANDY McCARTHY, former federal prosecutor, offers his insight into the possible ramifications of further U.S. involvement in the Syrian conflict. He contends that this issue, in addition to the Russian-Ukraine conflict and the Israeli peace talks, comprise the top diplomatic failures of President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry.

TED BROMUND, senior fellow at The Heritage Foundation's Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom, details the fundamental vagueness of the United Nations when addressing human rights standards in its Arms Trade Treaty. He further explains how this language may preclude future U.S. policies towards Israel and Taiwan.
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Tags: Andy McCarthy · Claudia Rosett · Diana West · Ted Bromund

Pete Hegseth, Diana West, Peter Hitchens, Jim Hanson

March 26th, 2014 ·

PETE HEGSETH, CEO of Concerned Veterans for America, makes the case for a revision of the military pension system, and offers a veteran's perspective on Putin's aggression in Eastern Europe.

DIANA WEST, author of "American Betrayal," comments on a new Iraqi law that allows girls as young as nine to marry. She also critiques new legal guidelines just released in the UK to assist lawyers in crafting Shariah-compliant wills.

PETER HITCHENS of the U.K.'s Mail Online publication and author of The Rage Against God describes the history and landscape of what has shaped Russia's view of what is rational in international conduct.

JIM HANSON, of Blackfive.net, scrutinizes Putin's expansionism as seen in the Crimea, and argues the importance of a strong U.S.-led and NATO-backed deterring force.
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Sebastian Gorka, Diana West, Luis Fleischman, Bill Roggio

March 5th, 2014 ·

SEBASTIAN GORKA, author of "Fighting the Ideological War," examines how the historical roots of Russia and Ukraine are reflected in their current conflict.

DIANA West, author of "American Betrayal," discuses Switzerland's recent vote capping the number of immigrants from the European Union.

Dr. LUIS FLEISCHMAN, senior adviser to the Menges Hemispheric Security Project and author of "Latin America in the Post-Chavez Era," weighs in on the political underpinnings behind the ongoing protests within Venezuela.

BILL ROGGIO, of the Long War Journal, discusses the characteristics of the Taliban in Pakistan and Syria, and what unique threats they pose to the US.

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Tags: Bill Roggio · Diana West · Sebastian Gorka · Luis Fleischman

John Wohlstetter, Peter Pham, Bill Gertz, Diana West

February 21st, 2014 ·

JOHN WOHLSTETTER, of the Discovery Institute, sheds light on the motives behind the government crackdown in Ukraine and points towards what he calls "The Cold War, Version 2.0," instigated by Russia's Putin.

J. PETER PHAM, director of the Atlantic Council's Africa Center, follows the spread of radical jihadists from one conflict to another in Africa. In particular, he looks at fighters returning from Syria to their countries of origin in North Africa, the fighting in South Sudan, and the possibility that Islamists will intervene in the Central African Republic to prevent the ethnic cleansing of Muslims there.

BILL GERTZ, of the Washington Free Beacon, looks at a report by the Center for Naval Analysis that offers predictions on what will happen in Afghanistan and to the Taliban once all the American troops stationed there depart.

DIANA WEST, author of "American Betrayal," discusses what the "Hillary Papers" say about the politics of the former First Lady and Secretary of State.

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