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Sen. David Vitter, Kim Holmes, Erick Stakelbeck, Donald Reay

June 17th, 2014 ·

DAVID VITTER, United States Senator from Louisiana:

  • Iraq: a warning that Iran is "playing all sides" in the Sunni—Shiite conflict, and past US policy failures that contributed to the current instability in Iraq
  • The role that lax enforcement of immigration laws has played in causing the current surge of illegal immigration
  • Hillary Clinton's failure to fully report required information regarding Boko Haram--why weren't they labeled as a terrorist organization during her tenure as Secretary of State?

KIM HOLMES, former Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs:

  • Short and long term impact of Russia's decision to cut off gas to Ukraine, and Russia's continued supplying of military equipment to Ukrainian rebels
  • How walking away from Iraq seems to have helped create another "unnecessary war"
  • The Obama administration's relationship with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation

ERICK STAKELBECK, host of "The Watchman with Erick Stakelbeck":

  • Understanding ISIS's goal of a caliphate in Iraq and Syria
  • Arguments against the US cooperating with Iran in fighting against ISIS in Iraq
  • The threat posed by Muslim Brotherhood operatives in the United States
  • Danger from Western ISIS fighters returning home as battle-hardened jihadists

DONALD REAY, Executive Director of the Texas Border Sheriffs Coalition

  • Similarities to Hurricane Katrina of the impact that the influx of illegal immigrants is having on the local government services of southern border communities
  • Health and safety concerns created by large numbers of illegal immigrants entering the U.S. with no medical or background exams, and frustration that border counties are forced to foot the bill of responding to the crisis
  • Executive branch policies concerning immigration that circumvented laws passed by the Legislative Branch and contributed to the surge of illegal immigrants entering the U.S.
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Erick Stakelbeck, Christian Whiton, Diana West

July 31st, 2013 ·

ERICK STAKELBECK, author of the new book "The Brotherhood: America's Next Great Enemy," spends a special two part segment with Frank to delve deeper into radical Islam, the Muslim Brotherhood, and the invasion of radical Islam into the United States perpetrated not only by groups like the Muslim Brotherhood, but also by individuals with undue influence in the government.

CHRISTIAN WHITON, Principle at DC Advisory LLC , examines the current situation within Egypt, Huma Abedin's past career within the State Department, and the upcoming peace negotiations between Israel and Palestine.

DIANA WEST, author of American Betrayal, analyzes Huma Abedin's background, her career within the State Department, and her connection to terrorist networks.

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Fred Grandy, Erick Stackelbeck, Bill Gertz

February 3rd, 2012 ·

Fred Grandy spends the first half of the hour with Frank on  Iran's ability to a attack  the U.S. from Venezuela.  Is the White House in some way responsible for Iran’s audacity?  Fred moves on to evaluate the decision by the President to pull out of Afghanistan and the negotiation between the administration and the Taliban to release the Talibani leaders from Guantanamo Bay.  Then  to the recent defense cuts by President Obama; what would be the implications of such cuts be; not only at nationally level but at State and community level?

Eric Stacklebeck joins Frank to shed light on Council on American Islamic Relations’ (CAIR) influence in America. Has Obama played a vital role in emboldening CAIR to curb our right and freedom of speech? What role does Yusuf al-Qaradawi play, not only in CAIR and Muslim Brotherhood but also in the negotiations between the administration and the Taliban in Afghanistan?

An Israeli strike on Iran’s nuclear program, the drawdown in Afghanistan, and U.S. Russian relations all weigh with consequence.  What are the implications of how the U.S. plays it’s hand?  No one knows the context, the players, and the moves better than Washington Times Geopolitical editor and legendary national security journalist, Bill Gertz.  Catch his weekly wrap up of defences issues with Frank.

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Rep. Trent Franks, Erick Stakelbeck, Steven Malloy

December 13th, 2011 ·

Representative Trent Franks of Arizona joins Frank to offer his opinion as to Newt Gingrich’s claim that America is susceptible to an Electro Magnetic Pulse attack. As a result of America’s growing reliance on technology, the risk of an EMP attack has grown considerably. We must secure our electric grids and according to many federal agencies, an EMP attack is one of the most serious attacks facing America and the only attack that could truly devastate American infrastructure and security. The New York Times dismissing this threat is unfounded and irresponsible. What affect could this article have on Congresses opinion to handle this threat? America must take this threat seriously and therefore protect our grid so our infrastructure as well as defensive systems can continue to operate. Representative Franks also weighs in on Secretary Clinton’s meeting with the OIC as well as Obama’s policy to work with the Islamic community before allowing agents to be trained on the Islamic threat. We are not being realistic and if America does not change the president next year, who knows where this country will head. Even a condemned murderer is afforded his religious freedom because it is such a basic right, therefore how can Senator Dick Durbin work to remove the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.

Erick Stakelbeck of “Stakelbeck on Terror” gives a lesson on Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the most influential Muslim cleric in the world. He is the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood and the host of ‘Sharia and Life” on al-Jazeera.  This show airs throughout the Middle East and Europe which allows his influence to grow. This man was banished from Egypt under the Mubarak regime, but has since returned and delivers Friday prayers to over 1 million Muslims. During this sermon he led a chant of “On to Jerusalem, martyrs in the millions.” How can the Obama Administration or anyone else for that matter, claim this man is a moderate and works for peace?  Erick also details the meeting between Secretary Clinton and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).  What might come out of this 3 day conference? Could America truly lose its freedom of speech?  The OIC wants the U.S. to sign onto Sharia blasphemy laws which would not only prohibit any American from speaking out or criticizing the Quran and Islam, but make it illegal requiring jail time. What is happening to American freedom of speech and

Steven Malloy, author of Junkscience.com, explains how the civilized world is being fooled into paying huge sums of money to combat “man-made” climate change. Many nations are pulling out of the Kyoto Protocol and instead are trying to come up with a new legal agreement to reduce global pollution.  In 2009, President Obama agreed to provide $100 billion from all developed countries, with the U.S. already providing $3.5 billion to combat man-made climate change. We are told we must cut our deficit by slashing the Defense Budget, yet we can spend $3.5 billion to combat something that has yet to be proven. Without hard, concrete, irrefutable evidence how can America spend billions of dollars to combat something that may not be real? After Climategate, how can we trust anything scientists claim about climate control? Without a new president, America will keep throwing money away aat a project that has yet to be confirmed as a threat.

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Erick Stakelbeck, LTG Jerry Boykin, Jim Hanson, Jamie Metzel

August 31st, 2011 ·

Today on Secure Freedom Radio, Erick Stakelbeck, of CBN News, fills in for Frank and kicks off today’s show with a discussion on the Arab Spring.  The Stakelbeck on Terror host believes the uprisings throughout the Middle East have sown the seeds for the return of an Islamic Caliphate or “the dream of Jihadists from Indonesia to Indiana.”  Stakelbeck cites the Muslim Brotherhood’s ascendancy in Egypt, al-Qaeda’s power in Yemen, Syria’s alliance with Iran and Turkey’s Pro-Islamist Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan as signs of trouble brewing in the region.  And after reports of Iran’s “humanitarian” assistance to Libyan rebels, the author of The Terrorist Next Door expresses his concern that the so-called Arab Spring is quickly descending into a “long, cold Islamist Winter.”

Next, Erick is joined by LTG (Ret.) William “Jerry” Boykin to discuss his new book Kiloton Threat: A Novel. The gripping novel takes place in a dark future ruled by a nuclear-armed Iran.  Boykin examines the possibility of the Islamic theocracy attempting to hasten the return of the 12th Imam, the Islamic savior said to return in a time of great turmoil.  “What better way to bring about chaos then dropping a nuclear bomb?” asks Boykin, who predicts such an event would start an arms race in the Middle East, and would be very perilous for Iran’s greatest enemy, Israel.  Boykin alerts us of the growing Iranian threat and how the underground Christian church is working for change in Tehran.

Jim Hanson of Blackfive.net, joins Erick for his weekly Secure Freedom visit and updates us on the activities of al-Qaeda.  As it appears it still is the worst job on earth to be al-Qaeda’s number two after Atiyah Abd al-Rahman was killed by a drone strike in Pakistan last weekend, Hanson gives President Obama a “bravo” for continuing to authorize these attacks, however, a “terrorist organization with a global ideology is not going to be cut down simply by stacking a few dead tangos out in the Hinterlands,” he says.  Hanson believes the greater problem lies in the fact that no coherent policy has been established for dealing with Islamic extremism worldwide, under neither Bush nor Obama.  The former Green Beret also discusses the problems in Afghanistan and the vindication of Dick Cheney on enhanced interrogation.

Finally, Jamie Metzel Executive Vice President of Asia Society, discusses China’s refusal to play by the same set of rules as everyone else on the International stage.  Metzel has been documenting China’s 72 incidents of computer espionage in 14 different countries, and asserts that Communist country threatens to undermine the system of global order. “If everybody did what China does the International system would collapse,” he says, noting that China has benefited enormously from the post-World War II system.  By manipulating its currency and its rampant disregard for intellectual property rights, China has proved to be “gaming the system.”  Metzel, the author of The Depths of the Sea, also calls for greater transparency of the Chinese military buildup, as the current secrecy creates concern for the worst.

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Peter Berkowitz, Roger Noriega, Erick Stakelbeck, Rep. Duncan Hunter

August 11th, 2011 ·

On today’s edition of Secure Freedom Radio, Peter Berkowitz, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, joins Frank to discuss the latest “Progressive bents,” from contempt for the recent debt deal to efforts that will erode our national sovereignty.  Berkowitz reminds us of the 2010 elections in which the will of the people rejected further spending and growth of the nation’s debt, and how Progressives are up in arms as Congress moves ever so slightly in that direction.  The chair of the Hoover Task Force on National Security and Law also explains how the Left is seeking to submit U.S. sovereignty to International law via the Law of the Sea Treaty.  Berkowitz wonders whether the political class will recognize that America is the main guarantor of International order, and not International bureaucrats or trans-nationalists.

Roger Noriega, of the American Enterprise Institute, offers insights into the situation in Mexico, where the New York Times reported the implementation of CIA and retired law enforcement officials on the ground.  Noriega asserts some positive results have been reached while working with Mexican President Felipe Calderon.  However, as Calderon nears the end of his term, Noriega warns the upcoming elections could leave the government in the hands of the radical Leftist Andrés Manuel López Obrador.  The Former Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs also explains Hugo Chavez’s reluctance to leave Venezuela for chemotherapy treatments in Cuba because of the infighting in his regime.  The dangerous situation amongst Chavez’s crooks and cronies makes Noriega weary given the instincts of the Obama Administration’s foreign policy team, which “are usually wrong when it comes to a choice between democracy and a soft landing for our enemies.”

Next, Erick Stakelbeck, of CBN News, illuminates the shocking lawsuit that reveals Iran’s connection to the 9/11 attacks.  Although most Americans believe without hesitation Al-Qaeda was the sole perpetrator, it is becoming more apparent that this is not the case.  According to three Iranian defectors from within the Islamist regime, the 9/11 hijackers travel to Afghanistan was facilitated by Imad Mugniyeh, a Hezbollah operative who worked with Iran.  Now the families of the 9/11 victims have filed suit in light of what Stakelbeck calls “rock solid” evidence, dating back seven years to the 9/11 report.  The “Stakelbeck on Terror” host explains the government’s refusal to investigate since the facts would demand action against Iran.

Finally, Congressman Duncan Hunter, of California, shares his regrets over the tragic helicopter crash in Afghanistan.  A former combat veteran himself, Rep. Hunter explains why we shouldn’t Monday morning quarterback the event and dishonor the lost.  A member of the House Armed Services Committee, Hunter also predicts imminent massive defense cuts as both Republicans and Democrats usually “take the path of least resistance” when faced with hard choices in Washington.  Hunter finally explains the naivety of those who hold a “Small Wars” philosophy dismissing the notion of a World War in the future, given the many threats we face.

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Peter Berkowitz, Roger Noriega, Erick Stakelbeck, Rep. Duncan Hunter

August 11th, 2011 ·

On today’s edition of Secure Freedom Radio, Peter Berkowitz, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, joins Frank to discuss the latest “Progressive bents,” from contempt for the recent debt deal to efforts that will erode our national sovereignty. Berkowitz reminds us of the 2010 elections in which the will of the people rejected further spending and growth of the nation’s debt, and how Progressives are up in arms as Congress moves ever so slightly in that direction. The chair of the Hoover Task Force on National Security and Law also explains how the Left is seeking to submit U.S. sovereignty to International law via the Law of the Sea Treaty. Berkowitz wonders whether the political class will recognize that America is the main guarantor of International order, and not International bureaucrats or trans-nationalists. Roger Noriega, of the American Enterprise Institute, offers insights into the situation in Mexico, where the New York Times reported the implementation of CIA and retired law enforcement officials on the ground. Noriega asserts some positive results have been reached while working with Mexican President Felipe Calderon. However, as Calderon nears the end of his term, Noriega warns the upcoming elections could leave the government in the hands of the radical Leftist Andrés Manuel López Obrador. The Former Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs also explains Hugo Chavez’s reluctance to leave Venezuela for chemotherapy treatments in Cuba because of the infighting in his regime. The dangerous situation amongst Chavez’s crooks and cronies makes Noriega weary given the instincts of the Obama Administration’s foreign policy team, which “are usually wrong when it comes to a choice between democracy and a soft landing for our enemies.” Next, Erick Stakelbeck, of CBN News, illuminates the shocking lawsuit that reveals Iran’s connection to the 9/11 attacks. Although most Americans believe without hesitation Al-Qaeda was the sole perpetrator, it is becoming more apparent that this is not the case. According to three Iranian defectors from within the Islamist regime, the 9/11 hijackers travel to Afghanistan was facilitated by Imad Mugniyeh, a Hezbollah operative who worked with Iran. Now the families of the 9/11 victims have filed suit in light of what Stakelbeck calls “rock solid” evidence, dating back seven years to the 9/11 report. The “Stakelbeck on Terror” host explains the government’s refusal to investigate since the facts would demand action against Iran. Finally, Congressman Duncan Hunter, of California, shares his regrets over the tragic helicopter crash in Afghanistan. A former combat veteran himself, Rep. Hunter explains why we shouldn’t Monday morning quarterback the event and dishonor the lost. A member of the House Armed Services Committee, Hunter also predicts imminent massive defense cuts as both Republicans and Democrats usually “take the path of least resistance” when faced with hard choices in Washington. Hunter finally explains the naivety of those who hold a “Small Wars” philosophy dismissing the notion of a World War in the future, given the many threats we face.

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Tags: Erick Stakelbeck · Roger Noriega · Peter Berkowitz · Rep. Duncan Hunter

Peter Berkowitz, Roger Noriega, Erick Stakelbeck, Rep. Duncan Hunter

August 11th, 2011 ·

On today’s edition of Secure Freedom Radio, Peter Berkowitz, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, joins Frank to discuss the latest “Progressive bents,” from contempt for the recent debt deal to efforts that will erode our national sovereignty. Berkowitz reminds us of the 2010 elections in which the will of the people rejected further spending and growth of the nation’s debt, and how Progressives are up in arms as Congress moves ever so slightly in that direction. The chair of the Hoover Task Force on National Security and Law also explains how the Left is seeking to submit U.S. sovereignty to International law via the Law of the Sea Treaty. Berkowitz wonders whether the political class will recognize that America is the main guarantor of International order, and not International bureaucrats or trans-nationalists. Roger Noriega, of the American Enterprise Institute, offers insights into the situation in Mexico, where the New York Times reported the implementation of CIA and retired law enforcement officials on the ground. Noriega asserts some positive results have been reached while working with Mexican President Felipe Calderon. However, as Calderon nears the end of his term, Noriega warns the upcoming elections could leave the government in the hands of the radical Leftist Andrés Manuel López Obrador. The Former Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs also explains Hugo Chavez’s reluctance to leave Venezuela for chemotherapy treatments in Cuba because of the infighting in his regime. The dangerous situation amongst Chavez’s crooks and cronies makes Noriega weary given the instincts of the Obama Administration’s foreign policy team, which “are usually wrong when it comes to a choice between democracy and a soft landing for our enemies.” Next, Erick Stakelbeck, of CBN News, illuminates the shocking lawsuit that reveals Iran’s connection to the 9/11 attacks. Although most Americans believe without hesitation Al-Qaeda was the sole perpetrator, it is becoming more apparent that this is not the case. According to three Iranian defectors from within the Islamist regime, the 9/11 hijackers travel to Afghanistan was facilitated by Imad Mugniyeh, a Hezbollah operative who worked with Iran. Now the families of the 9/11 victims have filed suit in light of what Stakelbeck calls “rock solid” evidence, dating back seven years to the 9/11 report. The “Stakelbeck on Terror” host explains the government’s refusal to investigate since the facts would demand action against Iran. Finally, Congressman Duncan Hunter, of California, shares his regrets over the tragic helicopter crash in Afghanistan. A former combat veteran himself, Rep. Hunter explains why we shouldn’t Monday morning quarterback the event and dishonor the lost. A member of the House Armed Services Committee, Hunter also predicts imminent massive defense cuts as both Republicans and Democrats usually “take the path of least resistance” when faced with hard choices in Washington. Hunter finally explains the naivety of those who hold a “Small Wars” philosophy dismissing the notion of a World War in the future, given the many threats we face.

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Erick Stackelbeck, Andy McCarthy, Bill Gertz

March 25th, 2011 ·

Weekend Edition Hour 3

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Erick Stackelbeck, John Bolton, Bill Gertz

March 25th, 2011 ·

Erick Stackelbeck from CBN's Stackelbeck on Terror, Ambassador John Bolton, and from the Washington Times, Bill Gertz

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