Entries Tagged as 'Jim Hanson'
May 22nd, 2013 · Comments Off
Former Director of the CIA JAMES WOOLSEY talks about the ways in which North Korea is strengthening its capability to deliver an EMP via satellite, which the United States is not prepared to counter.
Former Army special forces weapons sergeant Jim Hanson examines the wisdom of hiring local security in Benghazi and speaks to the alarming new statistics on sexual assault in the U.S. military.
DIANA WEST, author of "Death of the Grownup," talks about the latest news to come out about the Benghazi attack that occurred last year.
MARK SCHNEIDER, of the National Institute for Public Policy, explains the opposite directions the United States and Russia are taking in regards to modernizing their missile technology.
Tags: Uncategorized · Jim Hanson · Diana West · James Woolsey · Mark Schneider
May 8th, 2013 · Comments Off
Former House Intelligence Committee Chairman, Congressman PETER HOEKSTRA, discusses the future stability of Afghanistan, elections in Pakistan, and the fate of the imprisoned Dr. Afridi who assisted the CIA in the hunt for Osama Bin Laden.
JIM HANSON of BlackFive.net discusses some of the current debates taking place in the U.S. military now, including the appropriateness of soldiers proselytizing to one another and the role of women and homosexuals in combat.
DIANA WEST, author of upcoming book <em>American Betrayal</em>, looks at the growing Islamic threat aimed at the US and the denial Americans live in about the dangerous truth of this threat.
KEVIN FREEMAN, author of "Secret Weapon: How Economic Terrorism Brought Down the US Stock Market and Why It Can Happen Again," discusses how Qataris are buying up the majority of US gas reserves—a little known fact that undermines the "self-sufficiency" that fracking is supposed to bring.
Tags: Uncategorized · Jim Hanson · Congressman Pete Hoekstra · Kevin Freeman
April 30th, 2013 · Comments Off
Jim Hanson of BlackFive.net guest hosts.
Former special prosecutor ANDY MCCARTHY goes over the reasons for why the Obama administration is choosing to try the surviving Boston bombing suspect in a US criminal court rather than as an enemy combatant.
MATTHEW BRODSKY, Director of Policy for the Jewish Policy Center, explains the dangers of the US appearing weak-willed in response to Syria’s alleged use of chemical weapons.
CLAUDIA ROSETT, writer at Forbes.com, reports on the way the United States is breaking its own laws by funding UNESCO.
JEREMY SCAHILL, author of the book "Dirty Wars"--released as a documentary film this year--discusses the legal and ethical questions raised by Obama's drone campaign against terrorists in the Middle East.
Tags: Uncategorized · Andy McCarthy · Jim Hanson · Claudia Rosett · Jeremy Scahill · Matthew Brodsky
April 24th, 2013 · Comments Off
Former CIA officer CLARE LOPEZ of the Center for Security Policy maps the threat matrix between Al Qaeda and Iran, and details the Gramscian strategy of the Muslim Brotherhood in connection to the Islamic Society of Boston Mosque.
Military blogger and former Army Special Operator JIM HANSON cuts through the politics of the drone debate on civil liberties.
Oklahoma Senator JAMES "JIM" INHOFE reviews presidential priorities in national security from counter terrorism assets like Gitmo to strategic losses in the defense infrastructure from pre-sequestration budget cuts, job killing program delays, and blunders in nuclear posture.
Professor BARRY RUBIN, director of the Global Research in International Affairs center in Herzliya, breaks down the dynamic in the Middle East between Turkish Prime Minister Erdoğan and President Obama, as well as identifies the main supporters of the would-be Islamist regime in Syria.
Tags: Uncategorized · Jim Hanson · Clare Lopez · Barry Rubin
April 10th, 2013 · Comments Off
ROB MONTZ, director of the new documentary Juche Strong, explains the role of propaganda in the internal workings of the North Korean state, arguing that it has helped keep the brutal yet isolated regime alive. Montz also goes into what what is behind its military posturing towards the international community, explaining that it is a defensive stance with a racial component involved. Juche Strong will be screened at the CATO Institute on Thursday, April 11th.
Former Army special forces operator, JIM HANSON of Blackfive.net explains why he signed the a letter to Congress with over 700 other former spec ops troops asking to create a special committee to investigate the events of September 11, 2012 in Bengazi Egypt. He also brings his experience as a special operator in the Korean theatre to bear on the anticipation of action on the Peninsula.
Columbia University's recent hiring of Kathy Boudin, a former terrorist of the Weather Underground and murderer of three innocents, has brought to light again the double standard of Leftists in academia, Hollywood, and the Democrat Party. Boudin, in her terrorist career was a close colleague of the better known friends of the U.S. President, Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dorn. When murder in the name of revolution against the United States is a relative issue in the assessment of U.S. political leaders it falls squarely as a national security issue in this age of Total War in several categories including foreign influence, subversion, terrorism, and ideological warfare. The New Founders Author JOSEPH CONNOR, lays out the details of of Boudin's tactical and logistical connections while in the Weather Underground to a network of Marxist terrorist groups with training from Cuba.
Tags: Uncategorized · Jim Hanson · Joseph Connor · Rob Montz
March 27th, 2013 · Comments Off
With Raymond Stock, Faith McDonnell, Jim Hanson, Diana West
RAYMOND STOCK, the Middle East Forum Shillman/Ginsburg Writing Fellow, breaks down the elements of power in Egyptian society among Islamists and military amidst dictatorial style persecution of President Morsi’s political critics.
From the Institute on Religion and Democracy, the director on religious liberty programs, FAITH McDONNELL relates the tragic state of affairs for religious minorities in Pakistan.
Military blogger of Blackfive.net, JIM HANSON, explains the unintended ripple effects of the inevitable cut backs in military training that will result from the President’s defense budget priorities as well the meaning behind Secretary John Kerry’s visit to Afghanistan.
The Death of the Grown Up author, DIANA WEST uses the recent re-appearance of General David Petraeus to review truly unresolved issues around his career from Benghazi to COIN policy in Afghanistan.
Tags: Uncategorized · Jim Hanson · Diana West · Faith McDonnell
March 13th, 2013 · Comments Off
BARRY RUBIN, the Director of the GLORIA Center, predicts that President Obama's policy for dealing with Syria will clash with Israeli opinions in his upcoming trip to Israel, and explains why the Obama administration tried to award Samira Ibrahim the International Women of Courage Award despite her anti-American views.
Executive Director of the Center for a Secure Free Society, JOSEPH HUMIRE, explains how President Nicolas Maduro will try to live up to Hugo Chavez's legacy as a socialist, totalitarian head of state, and explores Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa's ambitions to become the next socialist leader in Latin America.
DIANA WEST, syndicated columnist and author of upcoming American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation’s Character, analyzes Rand Paul's filibuster of last week explaining how it could spearhead a new debate in America concerning how best to confront the spread of the Shariah doctrine.
From blackfive.net, JIM HANSON explains the buildup in arms that the Department of Homeland Security has recently required and laments the fact that the Obama administration is not going to recognize the upcoming anniversary of the Iraq War or the sacrifice of the men and women who fought in that field.
Tags: Uncategorized · Jim Hanson · Diana West · Barry Rubin
February 27th, 2013 · Comments Off
With Adam Kredo, Clare Lopez, Jim Hanson, and Diana West.
From the Washington Free Beacon, ADAM KREDO explains the series of unprecedented events that led to Hagel's nomination yesterday, and predicts what will happen when looming defense cuts descend at the end of the week.
CLARE LOPEZ, senior fellow at radicalislam.org, wonders what is happening at Fordow nuclear plant in Iran, the site of a possible underground nuclear explosion, and criticizes Secretary Kerry for openly talking of arming Syrian rebels of which at least 1/4 are Al Qaeda affilitates.
JIM HANSON, from blackfive.net, expresses his fears about what Hagel's nomination will mean for US national security, explains President Karzai's edict expelling US forces from Wardak province in Afghanistan, and reports what sequestration cuts will mean for countless Army units.
DIANA WEST, nationally syndicated columnist and author of the upcoming American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation's Character, criticizes the House and the Senate for "absolutely surrender[ing] their roles" as a check on the executive power, and explains how President Obama is effectively working off of a new constitution that doesn't recognize as equals the other two branches of government.
Tags: Uncategorized · Jim Hanson · Diana West · Clare Lopez
February 13th, 2013 · Comments Off
With Diana West, Steven Bucci, Patrick Christy, and Jim Hanson.
DIANA WEST, author of the upcoming American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation’s Character, analyzes what President Obama's State of the Union yesterday means for America's future, and exposes a sparsely discussed, but crucial detail concerning President Obama on the night of the Benghazi attack.
From the Heritage Foundation, STEVEN BUCCI reveals how President Obama's "light footprint" for military affairs would be hollowed out by sequestration, and explains President Obama's executive order on on cyber security.
PATRICK CHRISTY, a senior analyst from the Foreign Policy Initiative, stresses the importance of Turkey to America's interest in the Middle East, encouraging the current administration to try to ensure that Turkey turns to the West over other allies in the region.
JIM HANSON, from blackfive.net, reflects on the tragic irony of former SEAL Chris Kyle's death, pays respects to Staff Sergeant Romesha for his courage that led to him receiving the Medal of Honor, and weighs in on Obama's policy of blowing terrorists to "their atomic bits" instead of capturing them for questioning.
Tags: Uncategorized · Jim Hanson · Diana West
January 31st, 2013 · Comments Off
CAROLINE GLICK, of The Jerusalem Post, reports on a recent Israeli air-strike near the Syria/Lebanon border, exposes how the Obama administration unsuccessfully meddled in the Israeli election, and wonders why America would willingly arm its potential enemies in Egypt.
BILL ROGGIO, from the longwarjournal.com, offers his gloom prediction of what will happen if the United States military leaves only a token force behind in Afghanistan. Namely, territory that Americans fought and died for will be swiftly retaken by Al Qaeda. The small number of remaining American soldiers will also be a constant target for jihadist attacks, yet unable to adequately defend themselves.
FRED FLEITZ, managing editor of Lignet, predicts what form retaliation from Syria and Iran for Israeli's air-strike will take, and explains Al Qaeda 3.0, the new more-mobile and adaptive form of Al Qaeda operating all over the world.
JIM HANSON, from blakfive.net, takes a more optimistic view on pending budget cuts for defense organizations, and hopes that Americans will rally behind their second amendment right to bear arms.
Tags: Uncategorized · Jim Hanson · Caroline Glick · Bill Roggio · Fred Fleitz