Secure Freedom Radio Podcast

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With Diana West, Bill Marshall, Rick Fisher and Jessica Vaughan

October 23rd, 2019

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

  • The anti-Democratic undertones of the anti-Trump conspiracy
  • Prospects of the impeachment inquiry
  • The presence of the ‘deep-state’ in U.S. institutions

BILL MARSHALL, Has been an intelligence analyst and investigator in the government, the private sector, and the non-profit sector for 30 years, Senior Investigator for Judicial Watch:

  • Dissecting the recent Ukraine revelations
  • Implications of the effort to squeeze Paul Manafort
  • Hunter Biden’s troubling Ukraine connection
  • Is the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States impactful?

RICK FISHER, Senior Fellow, Asian Military Affairs at the International Assessment and Strategy Center, Former Consultant on PLA issues for the Congressionally chartered U.S. China Security and Economic Review Commission:

  • Xi Jinping’s dangerous aims for Taiwan
  • How the Chinese Communist Party poses a significance threat to U.S. security
  • Consequences of China’s extensive military buildup

JESSICA VAUGHAN, Director of Policy Studies for the Center for Immigration Studies, Former Foreign Service Officer with the State Department where she served in Belgium and Trinidad & Tobago:

  • Who was the H Visa originally designed for?
  • An overview of the Relief Act
  • Dangers of the proliferation of sanctuary policies

With Dan Goure, Chris Iacovella, Kevin Freeman and Raheem Kassam

October 22nd, 2019

DAN GOURE, Vice President of the Lexington Institute, Member of the 2001 Department of Defense transition team, Spent two years in the U.S. government as the director of the Office of Strategic Competitiveness in the Office of the Secretary of Defense:

  • Largest Russian strategic nuclear exercise taking place
  • Implications of the current U.S. nuclear deterrent
  • Putin’s ambitions for a future U.S.-Russia conflict

CHRIS IACOVELLA, Chief Executive Office of the American Securities Association, Former CEO of the Equity Dealers of America:

  • Dissecting the passive investment vehicles regarding the Chinese economy
  • Consequences of the “thrift-savings plan”
  • How some U.S. investors are underwriting China’s economy

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”:

  • Why the “thrift-savings plan” poses a threat to the U.S. economy
  • Beijing continues to wage unrestricted warfare against America
  • Material risks of investing in Chinese companies

RAHEEM KASSAM, Contributor to the Daily Caller, Shillman-Ginsburg Writing Fellow at the Middle East Forum, Senior Distinguished Fellow at the Gatestone Institute, Former Chief Advisor to UK Independence Party Leader Nigel Farrage, Author of Enoch Was Right: ‘Rivers of Blood 50 Years On’:

  • Making sense of the current state of Brexit
  • The differences between Boris Johnson and Theresa May’s agendas
  • Why holding a general election is key to moving Brexit ahead

With Robert Charles, Gordon Chang, Greg Scarlatoiu and Lawrence Peck

October 21st, 2019

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:

  • Is the U.S. obligated to support the Kurds?
  • Implications of Trump’s troop withdrawal decision in Syria
  • Why Erdogan cannot be considered a U.S. ally
  • Dissecting the Taiwan question

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

  • U.S. must go full reciprocity in regard to China
  • How some U.S. investors are underwriting the Chinese economy
  • We must avoid Beijing’s outlets for propaganda in America

GREG SCARLATOIU, Executive Director, Committee for Human Rights in North Korea:

  • An overview of North Korea’s propaganda techniques
  • What is the North Korean cult of personality?
  • Is an epidemic of African Swine Fever underway in Pyongyang?

LAWRENCE PECK, Advisor at the North Korean Freedom Coalition:

  • Kim Jong-Un expected to make upcoming announcement
  • Consequences of North Korean influence operations in South Korea
  • Moon Jae-in’s dangerous North Korea agenda

With Clare Lopez, Chuck Devore, Dan Gallington and Hans Von Spakovsky

October 18th, 2019

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

  • Why Turkey can no longer be considered an ally
  • What is Erdogan up to in Syria?
  • Dissecting Erdogan’s nuclear ambitions

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:

  • The vulnerability of the U.S. electric grid
  • What is causing the lack of grid resiliency in California?
  • How some U.S. investors are underwriting China’s economy

DAN 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.:

  • The nuclear threat we face from Putin’s Russia
  • Is Russia planning a strategic nuclear attack on the U.S.
  • The significance of Russian military exercises historically
  • Did some DOJ officials abuse the FISA warrant process?

HANS VON SPAKOVSKY, Manager, Election Law Reform Initiative and Senior Legal Fellow Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at the Heritage Foundation, Former Member of the Federal Election Commission:

  • Should felons be able to vote?
  • NBA sides with Communist China over Hong Kong protests
  • The reality of voter fraud in America
  • Implications of Beijing’s speech censorship

With David Goldman, Zuhdi Jasser, Elaine Donnelly and Mark Krikorian

October 17th, 2019

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

  • China’s weaponization of the global economy
  • Why the U.S. should avoid engaging in commerce with Huawei
  • Prospects for Secretary Pompeo’s visit to Turkey 

ZUHDI JASSER, Founder and President of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, Co-Founder, Muslim Reform Movement, Author of A Battle for the Soul of Islam: An American Patriot’s Fight to Save His Faith, Served 11 years in the U.S. Navy as a Medical Officer, Has a private practice in Phoenix specializing in internal medicine and nuclear cardiology, Co-Founder of Save Syria Now!Host, Blaze Radio Podcast: “REFORM THIS!”:

  • What should U.S. policy toward Syria look like?
  • Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops
  • Why NATO needs to step up in Syria
  • Dissecting the role of the ‘red-green’ axis in America today

ELAINE DONNELLY, Founder and President of the Center for Military Readiness, Appointed by President George H.W. Bush to the Presidential Commission on the Assignment of Women in the Armed Forces in 1992:

  • Combat readiness of our military today
  • The social transformation of U.S. armed forces
  • Implications of the social engineering of our armed forces

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

  • Why the U.S. must secure its southern border
  • Where does construction of the “Wall” stand today?
  • Will a newly proposed “Comprehensive Immigration Bill” be impactful?

With Matt Brodsky, Gordon Chang, Anders Corr and Diana West

October 16th, 2019

MATT BRODSKY, Senior Fellow, Security Studies Group, Senior Analyst in Wikistrat’s Analytic Community, Former Director of Policy for the Jewish Policy Center for Security Policy:

  • Implications of Trump’s troop withdrawal decision
  • Does the U.S. have any leverage in Syria left?
  • Why Turkey should no longer be considered a U.S. ally

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):

  • What is in the recent U.S.-Beijing “skinny deal”?
  • Dangers of President Moon Jae-In’s agenda
  • Why we must oppose the “thrift-savings plan”

ANDERS CORR, Principal at Corr Analytics Inc., Publisher of the Journal of Political Risk:

  • Dangers of Lebron James and other U.S. brands who seek to protect market shares in China
  • Xi Jinping’s brutal widespread censorship crackdown
  • Why China’s aggressive regional expansion must be contested

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

  • The assault on freedom of speech in China
  • How U.S. companies and individuals continue to underwrite the Chinese economy
  • Recent developments in the anti-Trump conspiracy

With Kevin Freeman, Mark Schneider and Sam Faddis

October 15th, 2019

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

§  The current state of the U.S.-Beijing trade deal

§  China’s unrestricted warfare waged against the U.S.

§  Consequences of Xi Jinping’s censorship overload

 (PART TWO):

§  How some U.S. companies are underwriting the Chinese economy

§  Implications of the “thrift-savings plan”

§  Can economic weaponry mitigate aggressive Turkish behavior?

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

§  Upcoming Russian nuclear military exercise

§  Dangers of Putin’s weapons systems enlargement

SAM FADDIS, Former CIA Ops Officer, Spent twenty years as an Operations officer in the Middle East, South Asia and Europe, Former Candidate for Congress, Senior Subject Matter Expert at Axon/Lockheed Martin, Author of Beyond Repair: The Decline and Fall of the CIA (2009):

§  Dissecting the current state of Syria

§  Implications of Trump’s withdrawal of U.S. troops

§  Why the Kurds are a reliable U.S. ally

With Vladimir Bukovsky

October 11th, 2019

With Vladimir Bukovsky

VLADIMIR BUKOVSKY, Dissident, Author and Activist, New Book, to be published in English soon, Judgement in Moscow, Member of the International Advisory Council of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, Neurophysiologist, Senior fellow of the CATO Institute, 2001 Recipient of the Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom awarded by the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation:

  • Bukovsky’s personal experience in the Soviet Union
  • An overview of Bukovsky’s difficult publishing process
  • How Western academia helped to perpetuate the Soviet Union

(PART TWO):

  • The secret documents of Soviet archives
  • Defining “glasnost” in the context of the USSR agenda
  • The continuation of the USSR’s security state apparatus in Putin’s regime

(PART THREE):

  • Why Putin would have preferred Hillary Clinton as President
  • The history of Clinton-Russia scandals

(PART FOUR):

  • The danger we face today from China
  • Dissecting the Russian-Chinese relationship
  • The grave consequences totalitarian regimes pose to the world

With Dr. Harold Rhode, Tom Popik and Robert Spalding

October 10th, 2019

HAROLD RHODE, Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Gatestone Institute, Former Turkish Desk Officer at the US Department of Defense, Author of Modern Islamic Warfare: An Ancient Doctrine Marches On (2017):

  • Erdogan launches attach on Kurdish forces
  • What motivated Trump to withdraw troops from Syria?
  • Why Turkey should no longer be considered a U.S. ally

(PART TWO):

  • An overview of the Sunni/Shia divide
  • Dissecting foreign influence in Syria
  • How ominous developments in Syria will implicate Israel

TOM POPIK, Chairman, President, Director and co-founder of the Foundation for Resilient Societies:

  • The vulnerability of the U.S. electric grid
  • The horrific consequences a blackout would have for society
  • Why all eyes should be on Northern California

ROBERT SPALDING, Former Special Assistant to the U.S. Air Force Vice Chief of Staff, Former Military Fellow at the Council of Foreign Relations, Former Chief China strategist for the chairman of the Joint Chiefs, the Joint Staff at the Pentagon, Former Senior Defense Official and Defense Attache to China in Beijing, China, Former Senior Director for Strategic Planning at the National Security Council:

  • Trump resumes Huawei’s purchases of some U.S. telecommunications equipment
  • The moral cost of doing business with China
  • Xi Jinping’s global economic ambitions

 With Diana West, Joe Bosco, Michael Pregent and Michael Cutler

October 9th, 2019

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

  • The Left’s use of defection and projection in the House
  • New developments in the anti-Trump conspiracy
  • Prospects of the impeachment inquiry

JOE BOSCO, Former China Country Director, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Member of the U.S.-China task force at the Center for National Interest:

  • Why the NBA should resist China’s censorship tactics
  • The current state of Hong Kong
  • Beijing celebrates 70th anniversary of the PRC

MICHAEL PREGENT, Visiting fellow at the Institute for National Strategic Studies at the National Defense University, Executive Director of Veterans Against the Iran deal, Embedded with the Peshmurga in Mosul ’05-’06, Worked to malign Iranian influence in Iraq as an advisor to Iraq’s security and Intelligence apparatus”

  • What do we know about Erdogan-Trump conversation regarding Syria
  • Should Turkey continue to be considered a U.S. ally?
  • Why we must not abandon the Kurds
  • How an ISIS resurgence benefits Iran

MICHAEL CUTLER, Retired Senior Special Agent of the former Immigration and Naturalization Services, Hosts the radio show “The Michael Cutler Hour” on Friday evenings on BlogTalk Radio:

  • Why does the U.S. remain so vulnerable to terror attacks
  • Implications of the ‘thrift-savings plan’
  • The presence of Hezbollah cells in America