A Christian student in Egypt is being sent to prison for three years because he posted a picture that was deemed “offensive to Islam” on his Facebook page. The growing Muslim Brotherhood is calling for tighter Sharia law in Egypt, and in the meantime Mr. Obama is sending $1.5 billion in aid to the country because he thinks they are our partners. Fred Grandy analyzes the recent trip the Muslim Brotherhood took to DC to ratchet up support from the Obama Administration in their bid for greater control of post-Mubarak Egypt. What is Obama’s relationship with the Muslim Brotherhood and why does he trust people who continually lie to America?
What role did bin-Laden play in the Mumbai attacks in India? According to Jim Hanson, the terrorists were part of an organization that is controlled by the Pakistani Intelligence Service, ISI, and they passed information along to Osama bin-Laden. Therefore, there is a connection between the ISI and al-Qaeda so they must not only have known the former terrorist leader was hiding in their country but they also protected him. Also, is Mr. Obama creating a policy of failure in Afghanistan? How can we expect the Afghans to trust us and work with us when they know we are leaving soon?
What are Congresses feelings toward Obama’s relationship with the Muslim Brotherhood and his willingness to give unconditional aid to a government that is becoming increasingly hostile towards its own people? Congressman Frank Wolf explains how the Egyptian government has put a Red Flag on the US citizens they recently released from prison, meaning that INTERPOL must arrest these folks if they travel abroad. Will INTERPOL actually accept this Red Flag? If so, what is the next step in the US/Egypt relationship?
The Saudi Grand Mufti is calling for the demolition of all churches in the Middle East, a sign of increasing intolerance in an already intolerant region. Bill Gertz goes explains what this means for regional security as well as religious freedom. North Korea is working on a new long range missile, even after they promised to halt production on their ICBM program. Not only are they breaking their promise to the US, but they are also in violation of two UN resolutions. How is the rest of Asia viewing this increased aggression?
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Representative Frank Wolf from Virginia explains what he saw on his most recent trip to Sudan. He visited a refugee camp 20 miles from the Sudanese border where more than 25,000 people are living with the mission of recommending policies and creating awareness to the barbaric situation the country has found itself in.
“Nearly 40,000 people have already lost their lives in the drug war south of the border and now Mexican cartels are moving their operations into the United States.” Sylvia Longmire who specializes in the War on Drugs as well as the cartels claims, “The Mexican drug war cannot be won, but is a conflict that can only managed.” This is not a war with one clear enemy therefore who can raise the white flag and call an end to the conflict? There is always be drugs and there will always be cartels or gangs that vie for more territory, money and power. There are drugs and violence in the United Sates therefore what can be done to make the violence in Mexico more manageable, to a level where people don’t fear leaving their homes or see corpses outside their children school?
The NYPD and namely Commissioner Ray Kelly are under attack for doing exactly what they are paid to do which is protect the citizens of New York City. Commissioner Kelly has worked tirelessly to investigate radical Muslim organizations that may be breeding terrorists, yet he and the NYPD are coming under fire by those very organizations and the liberal media. How can the police protect citizens and communities if they are not allowed to investigate potential threats to those very citizens and communities? Debra Burlingame gives her analysis of this sad and shocking development.
As a result of the president’s budget cuts, health care for our military veterans is increasing, while health care for the rest of the population is either being decreased or unaffected. What type of gratitude is President Obama showing our veterans and our country when he forces the men and women who have defended this country to pay more for their health care? In another story, the White House is mulling over the idea of becoming involved in the Syrian revolution. Is there an upside to American involvement and can the Obama Administration stay out of Syria? Bill Gertz gives his take on these ideas in his Inside the Ring column.
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Have US immigration officials and judges failed to realize that Hugo Chavez has established a dictatorship that drives out his opponents? Visiting Fellow at AEI and resident Latin American expert here at Secure Freedom Radio, Roger Noriega joins guest host, Fred Grandy to discuss the Chavez dilemma. The Chavez regime is suggesting that exiles who flee Venezuela to seek asylum in the United States are criminals. Why doesn’t the Obama administration step up against Chaves to defend those seeking asylum within our borders? According to Noriega, US officials continue to coddle Chavez due to their belief that US policies are responsible for all of the ills in South America. Is it this “liberal guilt” that allows the Chavez regime to act without consequence or is it merely the ignorance of the Obama administration?
Next, author and journalist Patrick Poole shares with Fred his expertise on Middle Eastern affairs. Did member of the Department of Homeland Security Advisory Council and member on the Texas Department of Safety Advisory Council, Mohamed Elibiary use his security clearance to give sensitive documents to a left-leaning publication? Additionally, why did Elibiary use these documents to paint Gov. Rick Perry and the Texas Department of Safety Advisory Council as Islamophobic? Why would Elibiary, a self-proclaimed Muslim deradicalization expert, side with Islamist extremists? The publication to which these documents had been exposed turned them down, as they stated they were not as they appeared. According to Poole, the real question is not why did he do these things, but how did Mohamed Elibiary first get elected to the advisory councils?
Is Rep. Frank Wolf of Virginia’s 10th district a true champion for human rights or did he simply have a bad travel agent? Rep. Wolf shares the microphone for another segment of “The Cloakroom” with Fred Grandy. Not only does he touch upon the human rights issues that he presents in his new book, “Prisoner of Conscience: One Man's Crusade for Global Human and Religious Rights,” but he also gives Fred an inside look into his personal connection to the abuses occurring throughout the international community. Is it true that the words in the Constitution are a covenant to protect freedom throughout the entire world? If so, why are most Americans more disinterested in human rights issues today more than before?
Should the United States have left Qaddafi in power or is the new Libyan leadership a ray of hope? Contributing Editor for National Review Online and weekly guest, Andy McCarthy concludes today’s show expressing his opinions on the overthrow of Qaddafi in Libya. Will the next five to ten years in the Middle East be ruled by a hegemonic power or be dominated by warring factions?
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Elaine Donnelly, President of the Center for Military Readiness, details the fraudulent inspector general report for the Department of Defense on implementing the repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell,” in which a foregone conclusion was made. Donnelly asserts that the study was fixed to comply with the Administration’s agenda for a “San Francisco Military,” when in actuality our forces are not in favor of repeal, nor ready. She also explains what effects the repeal may have on retention and effectiveness of the military, particularly in the Middle East, where homosexuality is punishable by death. How’s that for a recruitment tool? Next, Congressman Frank Wolf, representing Virginia’s 10th district, addresses concerns for the Transportation Security Administration’s lack of cohesiveness in its management. As Directors shuffle in and out every several years, the TSA lacks the organization to establish a legitimate policy. The TSA recently introduced its fifth Administrator in nine years, and Wolf says it is time for new Director John Pistole to take the reins and establish an enduring strategy. Zuhdi Jasser, Founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, joins Frank to discuss his mission for the “separation of mosque and state,” as political Islam has hijacked the Muslim religion. Jasser stresses that the Muslim Brotherhood is not reflective of all Muslims, but also the importance for moderates, like him, to be ardent in vocalizing their stance against radical Islam. Zuhdi also explains how the Obama Administration’s “Big Tent” approach is inadequate in its Counterterrorism strategy, and instead should clearly identify the abhorrent extremist ideology and then align with those who also reject it. Finally, Washington Times Columnist Bill Gertz demonstrates his expertise from “Inside the Ring,” as he reports on China’s development of an Electromagnetic Pulse weapon, which may be in preparation for a land invasion of Taiwan. Gertz also informs on the CIA’s approach to Iran’s nuclear program and the proposed defense cuts to military benefits, and what that means for an all-volunteer force.
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