Entries Tagged as 'Marc Thiessen'
June 5th, 2012 · Comments Off
- MARC THIESSEN from the American Enterprise Institute explains how Obama is using sensitive information in order to bolster his campaign. Obama is also doing the same things that he criticized former President Bush for doing, yet no one is giving him the same grief they gave Bush.
The Obama-Bush doctrine – The Washington Post
- DR. ARTHUR HERMAN of AEI discusses his new book “Freedom’s Forge” and how understanding history will help America prosper and be secure in the future.
Arthur Herman — Freedom’s forge: How American business produced victory in World War II
- Foreign Policy Initiative director ROBERT ZARATE analyzes the defense cuts and how the president seems to be ignoring his experts on the repercussions to these sequestration cuts. Will these cuts allow the US to pivot towards Asia; which the president says will happen?
FPI Bulletin: An Off-Balance Pivot to Asia?
- Former federal prosecutor ANDY McCARTHY discusses the growing civil war in Syria. If the US decides to arm the rebels, who exactly will they be arming and what are the consequences of that decision?
Romney’s Syria Problem
Tags: Uncategorized · Andy McCarthy · Marc Thiessen · Robert Zarate · Dr. Arthur Herman
March 21st, 2012 · Comments Off
Claudia Rosett analyzes the UNESCO relationship with the United States Government. Rosett take us back to President Reagan’s decision to stop funding UNESCO due to the high corruption inside the organization, and why President Bush decided to support UNESCO in 2003. The U.S decided to withdraw their funding to the organization (22% percent of UNESCO’s core budget) after it voted last October to confer membership to the Palestinian Authority. What are the real reasons for UNESCO to seek United States funding? What would they use this money for?
Mark Thiessen examines the five real risks to the United States if it loses in Afghanistan. The drone war in Pakistan would stop, the Taliban would be free to reconstitute themselves and take control of the Pashtun area in Pakistan, Al-Qaeda will regain its sanctuary, Al-Qaeda and other groups would be embolden to strike against the United States, and finally it would send a sign of weakness to the enemies of the United States, especially Iran. Considering these disadvantages, should the U.S. withdraw from Afghanistan or should they maintain presence in the region?
Kevin Freeman explains the economic war between Iran and the United states over the price of oil and the repercussions this have on the Iranian and American economies. Iran has the third-largest oil reserves in the world and pricing oil in currencies other than dollars is a provocative move aimed at Washington. If Iran switches to non-dollar terms for its oil payments, there could be a new oil price that would be denominated in euros, yens or even the yuan or rupee. Iran already started to talk to India over how they can “trade” oil for rupees.
Even more surprisingly, reports have suggested that India is even considering paying for its oil in gold bullion. However, it is more likely that the country will pay in rupees, a currency that is not freely convertible. The United States needs to find a solution to this economical warfare in order to avoid spending excessive amounts of money in a battle we could have won.
Jim Hanson assesses Vice President Biden’s recent comments about the air strike that killed Osama bin Laden. Vice President Biden at a fundraiser in New Jersey said “ the bin Laden raid was the ‘most Audacious’ plan in 500 years.” Hanson moves on to Afghanistan, and examines the drastic consequences of having to obtain advance notice (warrant) from Afghan judges to carry out night raids. How does this jeopardize the troops? Would this compromise our ability to capture terrorists?
Tags: Uncategorized · Jim Hanson · Claudia Rosett · Marc Thiessen · Kevin Freeman
January 19th, 2012 · Comments
Ambassador Roger Noriega joins Frank to analyze the role of Iran in Venezuela and the rest of the Latin American region, and how this relationship could affect the United States. Will Latin America wake up and realize that Iran is the real aggressor? Also, Ambassador Noriega talks about the threat to the United States from the relationship between China and Panama. What will happen if the United States loses its allies in Latin America? Can we afford to ignore this threat in our own backyard?
Marc Thiessen sheds light on the incident of Al-Qaeda’s training manual magazine ‘Inspire’ being found at Guantanamo Bay, with one of the Al-Qaeda detainees. How did this anti-U.S. magazine get into a secure facility? Who is responsible for smuggling it to the detainees? Are the detainees at Gitmo getting more privileges than they should? If yes, is it justified? He concludes with his thoughts on the military tribunals under the new guidelines by the administration.
Congressman Buck McKeon, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, spends time with Frank to give his analysis on the president’s recent hollowing out of the military. You can’t just take money from the military because you don’t like what they do or because you want to give people more benefits. America has global responsibilities and our military needs to meet them. The president took the money out of the defense budget, and then built a strategy around what was left instead of making a strategy and building a budget around that. Obama is not saving money; he is just putting it into other programs so how is that really helping our deficit? What is the cost to American security as a result of the president cutting into the bone of the defense budget?
Gordon Chang, expert on Asian affairs, weighs in on the recent rumors of coup attempts in China and provides a brief ‘behind the scenes’ analysis. Is the Chinese military gaining more power over the civilians and diplomats? What does this mean for the U.S.? Gordon then goes on to talk about the implications of the recent nuclear cooperation deal between China and Saudi Arabia; as well as the Obama Administration’s Keystone pipeline decision. With the current government increasing its dependability on the Middle East for oil, will China be the ultimate winner in this situation? Would sanctions imposed by the U.S. on Iran have serious repercussions on Chinese financial institutions?
Tags: Uncategorized · Gordon Chang · Marc Thiessen · Roger Noriega
June 24th, 2011 · Comments
Although delighted at the news of Dutch Politician Geert Wilders acquittal from Muslim hate-speech charges , Frank warns of the dangers of an ever encroaching stealth Jihad on free speech, and why freedom fighters and fellow “Islamophobes” must continue to take a stand. On today’s show, Marc Thiessen, Columnist for the Washington Post, talks about rumblings from within the GOP regarding the recent so-called Isolationist tendencies. Next, Rep. Blake Farentenhold, 27th District of Texas, discusses the reckless decision by the Obama Administration to release 30 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum reserves; a supply designed for national security not the “political whims of a president,” he says. The Congressman also gives his possible explanations for the ATF’s Fast and Furious operation. And finally, Ken Klukowski, Director of the Center for Religious Liberty, and co-author of the new book Resurgent: How Constitutional Conservatism Can Save America, joins Frank to delve into the differences between the War Powers Act and its Clause, in which he concludes the war in Libya to be illegal.
Tags: Uncategorized · Marc Thiessen · Blake Farenthold · Ken Klukowski
August 6th, 2010 · Comments
On Today's show, Frank gives a first hand account of his visit to an incredibly well funded group called the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro (TN). There, a tiny community of 200 hundred families will finance a 50,000 square foot Mosque and learning center. "It turns out that middle Tennessee, acording to a former FBI agent who is a source of ours, is the third most active area in America in terms of the Muslim Brotherhood and the effort to insinuate into our country, Sharia and recruit others to its Jihad, stealthy or violent." Douglas Murray from the U.K. based think tank, The Centre for Social Cohesion joins Frank to discuss their latest open source intelligence publication entititled, Islamist Terrorism: The British Connection. Chris Holton from The Center for Security Policy's Divest Terror Initiative weighs in on sanctions against Iran. Chris is a leading expert on how U.S. financial institutions fund terror supporting regimes. Finally, Marc Thiessen, author of Courting Disaster, discusses Wiki Leaks and the lawyers who are defending Anwar Awlaki as Awlaki leads Al Qaeda in Yemen's war against the U.S.
Tags: Uncategorized · Christopher Holton · Douglas Murray · Marc Thiessen