Secure Freedom Radio Podcast

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With Diana West, Benjamin Weingarten, Christine Douglass-Williams and Michael Daugherty

August 23rd, 2017

DIANA WEST, Nationally Syndicated Columnist, Blogs at, Author of Death of the Grown Up and American Betrayal:

  • Trump’s priorities; American first or Afghanistan first?
  • McMaster’s plan again counters Trump’s campaign promises
  • Why we have a blindness for Sharia supremacism

BENJAMIN WEINGARTEN, Founder and CEO of ChangeUp Media LLC, 2015 Publius Fellow at the Claremont Institute:

  • Trump’s Afghanistan Strategy
  • Benefits of leveraging India against Pakistan
  • What would ‘winning’ in Afghanistan look like?
  • Defining the Red-Green axis

CHRISTINE DOUGLASS-WILLIAMS, Nine-Time International Award-Winning Journalist and Television Producer, Federally Appointed Director with the Canadian Race Relations Foundation, Author of The Challenge of Modernizing Islam:

  • Sharia blasphemy restrictions in Canada
  • Canada’s M-103; Anti-Islamophobia Motion
  • Marco Rubio and Diana Feinstein’s similar anti-hate speech motion

MICHAEL DAUGHERTY, CEO of Lab MD, Author of the Devil Inside the Beltway: The Shocking Expose of the US Government’s Surveillance and Overreach Into Cyber-security, Medicine and Small Business, Senior Writer for the Cyber Defense Magazine:

  • Details of the Pakistani House IT scandal
  • Why are Republicans and Democrats silent on this issue?
  • Consequences of exposure from stolen information 

With General James “Ace” Lyons, Lee Edwards, Robert Spencer and Kevin Freeman

August 22nd, 2017

GENERAL JAMES “ACE LYONS, Former Commander in Chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, the largest single military command in the world, Served as Senior U.S. Military Representative to the United Nations:

  • U.S. has no core vital interest in Afghanistan
  • How social engineering of our military affected USS John McCain collision 

LEE EDWARDS, Distinguished Fellow in Conservative Thought at The Heritage Foundation, Chairman of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation:

  • Black Ribbon Day (Pact between Nazi Germany and USSR)
  • What exactly is the ‘Antifa’ group?
  • Dangers of legally defining hate speech

ROBERT SPENCER, Director of Jihad Watch, Weekly Columnist for PJ Media and Front Page Magazine:

  • Al-Qaeda call for vehicular Jihad attacks
  • The Southern Poverty Law Center’s smear campaign against the right
  • Major tech companies censorship of critics of Islam

KEVIN FREEMAN, Senior Fellow at CSP, Founder of, Author of Game Plan: How to Protect Yourself from the Coming Cyber-Economic Attack:

  • How the SPLC uses economic warfare to target the right
  • External forces directed against our stock market
  • How the Saudis position themselves in a geopolitical narrative


  • Will a China-Saudi Arabia partnership to replace U.S. Dollar?
  • The House IT Pakistani scandal
  • Problems Pakistan poses for the U.S.

With Gordon Chang, John Guandolo, Michael Rubin and Robert Muise

August 21st, 2017

GORDON CHANG, Columnist, World Affairs Journal Blogger, The Daily Beast Contributor:

  • U.S. shorthanded in Naval power
  • China’s infringement on Philippine sovereignty
  • Should U.S. invoke Philippine-U.S. Missile Defense Treaty?
  • Ongoing trade investigation on China regarding intellectual property left 

JOHN GUANDOLO, President and Founder of, Veteran of Desert Storm, Former Commanding Officer of a FBI Swat team:

  • History of the Islamic movement
  • Are we in the ‘final stage’ of Muslim Brotherhood insurgency? 

MICHAEL RUBIN, Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, Senior Lecturer at the Naval Postgraduate School:

  • How the Iran Deal benefits funding for terrorism
  • Iran’s upcoming deployment to the Atlantic
  • Why a Turkey-Iranian relationship is worrisome

ROBERT MUISE, Co-founder of the American Freedom Law Center, Co-author of Offensive and Defensive Lawfare: Fighting Civilizational Jihad in America’s Courts as part of CSP’s Civilizational Jihad Reader Series:

  • Amicus briefing on behalf of Trump’s travel moratorium
  • Threat of Sharia supremacism to the U.S.

With Clare Lopez, Joseph Humire, Bill Gertz and Matthew Brodsky

August 18th, 2017

CLARE LOPEZ, Vice President for Research & Analysis at the Center for Security Policy, Former CIA Clandestine Officer:

  • Jihadist terror attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils
  • The troublesome Organization of Islamic Cooperation

JOSEPH HUMIRE, Executive Director of the Center for a Secure Free Society, Former Director of Institute Relations at the Atlas Economic Research Foundation:

  • Venezuela’s new Vice President, Tareck El Aissami’s ties to Hezbollah
  • How Iran’s ties to Caracas complicate refugee vetting for the U.S.
  • Is a civil war in brewing in Venezuela?

BILL GERTZ, Senior Editor at the Washington Free Beacon, Inside the Ring Columnist at the Washington Times:

  • Political warfare operations targeting Trump
  • The unjust firing of Rich Higgins
  • China’s interest (and investment) in Harvard University

MATTHEW BRODSKY, Senior Editor at Wikistrat, Former Director of Policy for the Jewish Policy Center:

  • Four ways to get rid of the JCPOA
  • How U.S. Policy in Lebanon helps Iran
  • Options to counter Iranian influence in the Middle East 

With Diana West, Russ Dallen, Ambassador Yoram Ettinger and John Rossomondo

August 17th, 2017

DIANA WEST, Nationally Syndicated Columnist, Blogs at

  • First Amendment rights
  • President Trump’s remarks on Charlottesville 

RUSS DALLEN, President and Editor in Chief of the Latin American Herald Tribune, Head of Carcass Capital Markets:

  • Recent events in Venezuela
  • Oil prices dropping 

AMBASSADOR YORAM ETTINGER, Former Minister for Congressional Affairs at Israel’s Embassy in DC, Consultant to Israeli and US legislators:

  • Iranian aggression throughout the region
  • Larger goals of the Palestinian Authority  
  • National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster and Israel

JOHN ROSSOMONDO, Senior Counterterrorism Analyst at the Investigative Project on Terrorism:

  • Muslim Brotherhood connections to Turkey
  • Refuting the myth of the ‘non-violent Muslim Brotherhood member’
  • The Qatar problem

With Patrick Dunleavy

August 16th, 2017

PATRICK DUNLEAVY, Senior Fellow for The Investigative Project on Terrorism, Lecturer at U.S. Military's Special Operations School, Former Deputy Inspector General for the New York State Department of Corrections, Author of The Fertile Soil of Jihad: Terrorism’s Prison Connection:

  • Origins of the ‘Holy War’
  • How did Muslim fundamentalists enter the U.S.?
  • The differences between violent and pre-violent jihad


  • Islamic radicalization in U.S. prisons  
  • Sharia-Supremacist Muslim Chaplains


  • What happens once a radicalized inmate leaves prison?
  • Jamaat Al-Fuqra 


  • Terrorist rehabilitation in the U.K.
  • The “Hug-a-terrorist” program in Denmark

With Seth Cropsey, Daniel Gallington, Daniel Horowitz and Kevin Freeman

August 15th, 2017

SETH CROPSEY, Senior Fellow and Director of the Hudson Institute’s Center for American Seapower, Deputy Undersecretary of the Navy in Reagan and Bush Administrations, Former principal deputy assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict:

  • How Kim Jong Un’s threat to Guam plays into sovereignty dispute in the South China Sea
  • Why we must invest in U.S. missile defense
  • Moscow’s meddling in the Balkans

DANIEL GALLINGTON, Senior Policy and Program Advisor, George C. Marshall Institute, Served in senior national security policy positions in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Department of Justice, and as bipartisan general counsel for the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence:

  • Update on the Russian probe
  • Unmasking of American citizens by the Obama administration

DANIEL HOROWITZ, Senior Editor at Conservative Review, Author of its “The Conservative Consciousness with Daniel Horowitz”:

  • The existential threats to our country
  • Why Trump’s posture towards North Korea is necessary
  • The secret backdoor amnesty that has continued under President Trump  

KEVIN FREEMAN, Senior Fellow at the Center for Security Policy, Host of Economic War Room (Coming to the Blaze 2017), Author of Game Plan: How to Protect Yourself from the Coming Cyber-Economic Attack:

  • Ongoing trade war with China
  • Beijing’s control of rare earth mineral  
  • EMP vulnerability

With Mark Schneider, Gordon Chang, Liz Berney and Mark Krikorian

August 14th, 2017

MARK SCHNEIDER, Senior Policy Analyst with the National Institute for Public Policy, Longtime Career in the Office of the Secretary of Defense:

  • How Pyongyang is benefitting from foreign technology transfers
  • The danger from an EMP
  • Trump’s recent statements on U.S. nuclear modernization  

GORDON CHANG, Columnist, World Affairs Journal Blogger, the Daily Beast Contributor:

  • Strategic patience compared to strategic accountability
  • Will Beijing enforce latest round of U.N. sanctions?
  • Is regime change possible in North Korea?

LIZ BERNEY, Director of Special Projects for the Zionist Organization of America:

  • R. McMaster’s positions on Israel, Iran Deal & Islamic Terrorism
  • Purges in the National Security Council 

MARK KRIKORIAN, Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies, Contributor at National Review:

  • The Raise Act and its effects
  • Backdoor amnesty

With Fred Fleitz, Alex VanNess, Bill Gertz and Michael Cutler

August 11th, 2017

FRED FLEITZ, Senior VP for Policy and Programs at CSP, Former CIA Analyst, Former Chief of Staff for Ambassador John Bolton:

  • The Legacy of the Obama and Rice foreign policy

ALEX VAN NESS, Director of Middle East Programs at CSP:

  • Linda Sarsour calls for Jihad against Trump Administration
  • Imam Siraj Wahhaj- a suitable mentor?
  • The “pay for slay” program
  • Senate passes the Taylor Force Act 

BILL GERTZ, Senior Editor at the Washington Free Beacon, Inside the Ring Columnist at the Washington Times:

  • Review of U.S. missile defense system
  • Are North Korean missiles reliable?
  • China’s capabilities 

MICHAEL CUTLER, Retired Senior Special Agent of the former Immigration and Naturalization Services:

  • Recent developments in the ‘Sanctuary Cities’
  • Infiltration into the military by illegal aliens
  • Effects of Chain migration

With Fred Fleitz, Jon Gaunt, Amb. John Bolton and Clare Lopez

August 10th, 2017

FRED FLEITZ, Senior VP of Policy and Programs at CSP, Former CIA Analyst, Former Chief of Staff for Ambassador John Bolton:

  • Why the JCPOA must go 

JON GAUNT, Founder of Jon Gaunt Podcast, Weekly Reviewer on Sky News Sunrise:

  • Horrific case of gang rape in the U.K.
  • London mayor Sadiq Khan
  • What is really dividing Great Britain?

AMB. JOHN BOLTON, Senior Fellow at American Enterprise Institute, Former U.S. Permanent Representative to the U.N., Former Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security:

  • The bizarre and irrational regime of Kim Jong Un
  • How negotiations benefit Pyongyang  
  • U.S. military options for North Korea

CLARE LOPEZ, Vice President for Research & Analysis at the Center for Security Policy, Former CIA Clandestine Officer:

  • Analysis of the North Korean threat
  • Implications of the recent escalation from Pyongyang
  • Action combating female genital mutilation in Michigan and Maine