Secure Freedom Radio Podcast

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With Fred Fleitz, Curtis Ellis, Robert Charles, and David Goldman

April 2nd, 2020

FRED FLEITZ, President and CEO Center for Security Policy, Former CIA analyst, Former Chief of Staff for Amb. John Bolton in the State Dept., Author of The Coming North Korea Nuclear Nightmare: What Trump Must to Reverse Obama’s Strategic Patience (2018):

  • Assessing how President Trump has handled the coronavirus crisis in the United States
  • The need to analyze how the world's governments dealt with the pandemic after it has concluded
  • Why the US doesn't need another committee similar to the 9/11 Commission to deal with worldwide pandemics in the future

CURTIS ELLIS, Senior Policy Advisory with America First Policies, Senior Policy Advisor with the Donald Trump Campaign:

  • How President Trump has mobilized American public spirit and the American public sector during the coronavirus pandemic
  • A Chinese plan to take advantage of the United States in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak
  • The need to end US dependence on China for various supply chains

ROBERT CHARLES, Former Assistant Secretary of State at the State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs in the Bush Administration, Author of Eagles and Evergreens:

  • Reasons for optimism during the coronavirus outbreak
  • Why President Trump is the right leader for America in the coronavirus crisis

DAVID GOLDMAN, Author of How Civilizations Die, Best known for his series of essays in the Asia Times under the pseudonym Spengler:

  • The state of coronavirus in New York City
  • How coronavirus has impacted crime rates in NYC
  • The connection between Europe and China with respect to pharmaceutical technology

With Russ Dallen, Gordon Chang, Kevin Freeman and Diana West

April 1st, 2020

RUSS DALLEN, President & Editor in Chief at The Latin American Herald Tribune, Head of the international investment bank, Caracas Capital Markets, Served as President of Venezuela’s “The Daily Journal”:

  • The recent crimes Nicolás Maduro has been charged with
  • The mishandling of natural resources by the Maduro regime
  • The connection between Russia and Venezuela with respect to oil reserves

GORDON CHANG, The Daily Beast contributor, Author of The Coming Collapse of China and Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes on the World, Latest book: Losing South Korea (2019):

  • The comments of Deborah Birx about the nature of the Chinese regime
  • Analyzing the numbers of new infections Beijing has been reporting lately
  • Problems associated with Chinese workers returning to their jobs

KEVIN FREEMAN, Senior Fellow at the Center for Security Policy, Host of Economic War Room on TheBlaze TV, Author of “Game Plan” and “Secret Weapon”:

  • The impact a biological weapon could have on the US economy
  • Looking at the utility of a potential biological weapon in the hands of the Chinese
  • The various agendas Larry Fink of BlackRock has promoted with respect to ESG (environmental, social, and governance) regulations

DIANA WEST, Nationally syndicated columnist, Blogs at Dianawest.net, Author of Death of the Grown UpAmerican Betrayal, and Red Thread: A Search for Ideological Drivers Inside the Anti-Trump Conspiracy:

  • How the coronavirus pandemic has shed light on the nature of the Chinese Communist Party as a whole
  • How coronavirus has impacted other governments around the world
  • The totalitarian crackdown on US citizens as a result of the coronavirus outbreak

With David Wurmser

March 31st, 2020

DAVID WURMSER, Director of CSP’s new program on fighting global anti-Semitism and defending the US-Israel relationship, Served as Middle East Adviser to Dick Cheney, as Special Assistant to John Bolton and as a research fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, Served in the US Navy Reserve as an intelligence officer at the rank of Lieutenant Commander:

  • The strategic importance of Israel to the United States
  • The financial relationship between Israel and the US

(PART TWO):

  • Comparing and contrasting the Israeli system of government with the United States
  • Various complications with the parliamentary system in Israel
  • How Netanyahu's upcoming trial compares to President Trump's impeachment trial

(PART THREE):

  • The importance of combatting anti-Semitism
  • What is the driving force behind anti-Semitism throughout the world?

(PART FOUR):

  • Is a transformation of the Iranian regime in the near future plausible?
  • What is the state of Iran's nuclear program?
  • What are "no go zones" in Europe?

With Dr. Sean Lin and Daniel Greenfield

March 30th, 2020

DR. SEAN LIN, Executive director, Global Alliance Against Communist Propaganda and Disinformation, Served as a director of a laboratory at Walter Reid Army hospital specializing in viral diseases:

  • The medical difficulties in diagnosing coronavirus
  • How the complexity of coronavirus makes assessing the magnitude of the pandemic more difficult

(PART TWO):

  • Congressman Michael McCaul's comments regarding coronavirus
  • Why Chinese coronavirus death toll numbers should be questioned
  • Analyzing the possibility that coronavirus is a Chinese biological weapon

DANIEL GREENFIELD, Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center for Security Policy, Blogs at Sultan Knish:

  • Political impacts of the coronavirus
  • The swiftness with which coronavirus bills have been passed recently
  • Narratives the media have been pushing with respect to coronavirus

(PART TWO):

  • Claims that the coronavirus rates in China have significantly slowed down
  • The reality of what is happening in China
  • Chinese attempts to shift blame for coronavirus to foreign countries

With Captain Jim Fanell

March 27th, 2020

JIM FANELL, Retired from US Navy in 2015 concluding 30 year career as a naval intelligence officer specializing in Indo-Asia Pacific security affairs with an emphasis on the Chinese Navy, Assignments included tours as the Assistant Chief of Staff for intelligence for the U.S. Seventh Fleet aboard the USS Blue Ridge, the Office of Naval Intelligence China Senior Intelligence Officer, etc., Former National Security Affairs Fellow at the Hoover Institute at Stanford University:

  • How reliable is the information coming from China on coronavirus?
  • Different narratives China has tried to push regarding the origin of the virus

(PART TWO):

  • The possibility of a Chinese biological weapons program being responsible for the coronavirus outbreak
  • Could the Chinese retaliate against Taiwan in the near future?

(PART THREE):

  • What are the current ambitions of the Chinese Communist Party?
  • What is the "China Dream"?
  • The possibility of China surpassing the US in terms of military strength

(PART FOUR):

  • The various aspects of 5G that the US needs to prepare for
  • How accurate are the Chinese coronavirus tests?
  • The urgent need to end US reliance on China for national security equipment

With Sasha Gong, Gordon Chang, Chuck Devore and David Goldman

March 26th, 2020

SASHA GONG, Former VOA’s China Branch Chief, Author of “Born American: A Chinese Woman’s Dream of Liberty”:

  • China's continual attempt to pin blame for coronavirus on the US military
  • Examining the Chinese record of pushing propaganda against the United States
  • Steps China has taken against American reporters within their borders

GORDON CHANG, The Daily Beast contributor, Author of The Coming Collapse of China and Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes on the World, Latest book: Losing South Korea (2019):

  • How is the coronavirus impacting the Communist Party of China?
  • An increase of Chinese military presence in the waters surrounding Japan
  • President Trump's remarks on disengaging from China

CHUCK DEVORE, Vice President of National Initiatives at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, Special Assistant for Foreign Affairs (Reagan White House appointee in the Pentagon) from 1986 to 1988, Former California Assemblyman:

  • Signs that China may be ramping up their military force to prepare for a conflict with the United States
  • What is the Thousand Talents Program?
  • China's impact on the California Public Employees' Retirement System

DAVID GOLDMAN, Author of How Civilizations Die, Best known for his series of essays in the Asia Times under the pseudonym Spengler:

  • Analyzing the financial climate of the US in response to coronavirus
  • Potential for the US dollar to become the reserve currency of the world
  • The impact of coronavirus on Saudi and Russian oil prices

With Kevin Freeman, Diana West, Brad Thayer, and Fred Fleitz

March 25th, 2020

KEVIN FREEMAN, Senior Fellow at the Center for Security Policy, Host of Economic War Room on TheBlaze TV, Author of Game Plan and Secret Weapon:

  • Long-term economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic
  • Advantages of the American dollar versus Chinese currency
  • Potential effects of the stimulus package being debated in Congress

DIANA WEST, Nationally syndicated columnist, Blogs at Dianawest.net, Author of Death of the Grown UpAmerican Betrayal, and Red Thread: A Search for Ideological Drivers Inside the Anti-Trump Conspiracy:

  • The political timeline leading up to this pandemic
  • How members of Congress are attempting to take advantage of the coronavirus crisis

DR. BRADLEY THAYER, Professor of International Security Studies a Tallinn University, Has worked for the U.S. Department of Defense, the Rand Corporation and served as a senior analyst for the National Institute for Public Policy:

  • What is Han-Centrism?
  • How China has attempted to pin blame for coronavirus on other countries
  • China's penetration of the World Health Organization

FRED FLEITZ, President and CEO Center for Security Policy, Former CIA analyst, Former Chief of Staff for Amb. John Bolton in the State Dept., Author of The Coming North Korea Nuclear Nightmare: What Trump Must to Reverse Obama’s Strategic Patience (2018):

  • Why there is no need for a Director of National Intelligence
  • The need to streamline the intelligence community
  • The future of the Office of the Director of the National Intelligence

With Grant Newsham

March 24th, 2020

GRANT NEWSHAM, Senior Research Fellow at Japan Forum for Strategic Studies:

  • How are Asian countries coping with coronavirus?
  • Comparing the US response to the virus with other Asian countries
  • How are US troops on the ground in Asia dealing with the virus?

(PART TWO):

  • How has the South Korean government responded to the coronavirus?
  • The recent buildup of the Chinese military
  • A type of "conditioning" that may be taking place in China with respect to coronavirus

(PART THREE):

  • Assessing the prospect of a Chinese attack on Taiwan
  • How are the Chinese using American retirement funds?

(PART FOUR):

  • The hypocrisy of a recent statement made by Larry Fink with respect to American retirement funds
  • The current status of the US-Japanese relationship
  • Analyzing the relationship between the US and the Philippines   

With Rep. Louie Gohmert

March 23rd, 2020

REP. LOUIE GOHMERT, Representative of the First District of Texas, Vice Chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, Vice Chairman of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security:

  • Rep. Gohmert's potential run-in with a CPAC attendee who tested positive for COVID-19
  • The impact on other members of Congress from the CPAC attendee

(PART TWO):

  • Rep. Gohmert's first-hand experience in drafting a coronavirus-response bill
  • Surprising moves from Democrats in what they wanted to include in this bill
  • Unprecedented plays in Congress for the voting process on the bill

(PART THREE):

  • The desire for Republicans to show a united front in signing this piece of legislation
  • The process of getting the coronavirus bill signed into law with all the roadblocks along the way
  • Various problems Rep. Gohmert had with the bill before it was passed

(PART FOUR):

  • How President Trump is trying to stop American investment in malevolent Chinese companies
  • Where does the FISA Court stand in Congress at the moment?
  • Rep. Gohmert's thoughts on voting remotely in Congress during the coronavirus pandemic

With Ben Weingarten

March 20th, 2020

BEN WEINGARTEN, Founder and CEO of ChangeUp Media LLC, Senior Contributor at The Federalist, Senior Fellow at the London Center for Policy Research:

  • Ilhan Omar's surprising praise of President Trump's handling of the coronavirus
  • Legislation the Democrats have been trying to push during the coronavirus pandemic

(PART TWO):

  • The recent radicalization of the Democratic Party in the United States
  • Attempts to pin the coronavirus outbreak on the US
  • The continual deflection by the Chinese Communist Party with respect to coronavirus

(PART THREE):

  • Is this pandemic a consequence of globalization?
  • Why top-down organizations like the WHO have failed in their COVID-19 response

(PART FOUR):

  • How China is underwriting the US economy
  • Dissecting the consequences of the Thrift Savings Plan
  • What is the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) program?