Secure Freedom Radio Podcast

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Andy McCarthy, Brad Patty, Luis Fleischman, Michael Rubin

July 1st, 2014

Andy McCarthy, former federal prosecutor:

  • Ahmed Abu Khatallah's first court appearance in the US, and the implications of his entry into the criminal justice system
  • Boehner's decision to sue Obama--assessing alternative methods to reign in the use of executive power

BRAD PATTY: former member of the Iraq Advisory Task Force:

  • Prospects for the emergence of, and the benefits of having, an independent Kurdistan in the Middle East
  • Ways US support for an independent Kurdish state could affect the rest of Iraq

Dr. LUIS FLEISCHMAN, author of "Latin America in the Post Chavez Era":

  • Analysis and status of a Venezuela sanctions bill in the U.S. Congress
  • Human rights in Venezuela
  • U.S. foreign policy role, strategy, and obligations in Latin America
  • U.S. interests in and national security threats from the Venezuelan regime and its relationships with Iran, Hezbollah, and the FARC

MICHAEL RUBIN, a former Pentagon official and author of "Dancing With the Devil":

  • The US intelligence failure of not detecting ISIS's plans for Iraq, and problems with the American response to the crisis
  • What can the US do at this point to help Iraq?
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