Secure Freedom Radio Podcast

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With David Goldman, Robert Spencer, Seth Cropsey and Joel Gilbert

October 31st, 2019

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

  • Why we are amidst a constitutional crisis
  • Prospects of today’s impeachment hearing
  • Implications of the ‘deep-state’ at work

ROBERT SPENCER, Director of Jihad Watch, Weekly columnist for PJ Media and FrontPage Magazine:

  • The impact of the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
  • What do we know about Abdullah Qardash?
  • Why we should be concerned with Nigeria

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, Author of Seablindness: How Political Neglect is Choking American Seapower and What to do About It (August 2017):

  • Consequences of Russia’s emergence as a major competitor
  • The current state of U.S. naval power
  • Are big deck carries still significant to today’s missions?

JOEL GILBERT, Filmmaker, Latest film: The Trayvon Hoax, Unmasking the Witness Fraud that Divided America:

  • The politicization of the racism divide in America

With Dr. Harold Rhode

October 30th, 2019

DR. 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):

  • Dissecting current events in Syria
  • Kurds have been America’s strategic ally for decades
  • The real impact of Trump’s economic sanctions on Turkey


  • Why Turkey can no longer be considered a U.S. ally
  • The death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
  • How Erdogan has encouraged an ISIS resurgence


  • Dangers of the IRGC’s ambitions
  • The ideological drivers of the Iranian regime
  • Analyzing the true impact of Iran’s proxies


  • What is America’s role in the Middle East?
  • The history of Russian influence in the MENA region
  • Why Turkey should be removed from NATO

With Amanda Bowman, Kevin Freeman and Jenny Beth Martin

October 29th, 2019

AMANDA BOWMAN, Founder of the Anglosphere Society:

  • Alarming trends in the U.S. and Europe regarding religious discrimination
  • The persecution of Christians around the world
  • Is Western civilization in danger?

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”:

  • Dangers of Wall Street investing U.S. funds in Chinese companies
  • Why the Thrift Savings Plan is detrimental to U.S. national security
  • An overview of Hunter Biden’s corruptive financial practices
  • How China wages unrestricted warfare against the U.S.

JENNY BETH MARTIN, Co-Founder of the Tea Party Patriots, Author of Tea Party Patriots: The Second American Revolution (2012):

  • Is Trump leading our country in the right direction?
  • What is the Graham Resolution?
  • Dissecting the current state of the anti-Trump conspiracy


  • Tech giants continue to censor conservative groups
  • 2020 Democrats and the gun control agenda
  • Why our 1st and 2nd amendments are so significant

With Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff and Gordon Chang

October 28th, 2019

 ELISABETH SABADITSCH-WOLFF, Adviser to the Board, Burgerbewegung Pax Europa (a German human rights non-governmental organization):

  • Implications of Sharia blasphemy restrictions
  • Suppression of freedom in Iran
  • The imposition of Sharia in the west


  • Austria’s speech censorship
  • What is the “right to not be offended?”
  • Implications of European restrictions for the United States

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):

  • Trump administration negotiating ‘phase 1 trade deal’ with China
  • Dissecting Beijing’s negotiation strategy at this point
  • Serious dangers of the Thrift-Savings Plan


  • An overview of China’s totalitarian mistreatment of its own minorities
  • Allegations of organ harvesting in Beijing at the hands of the CCP
  • Corruption in Moon Jae-In’s government

With Roger Robinson

October 25th, 2019

ROGER ROBINSON, Co-Founded and presently Chairs the Prague Security Studies Group, President and CEO of RWR: 

  • Important economic components of Reagan’s policy
  • How Western governments enabled Soviet totalitarianism


  • How China and Russia use enterprise as power projection vehicles
  • Database of every transaction between Russia and China worldwide
  • S. stock-market underwriting companies it is illegal to do business with



  • Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI)
  • American underwriting of thermonuclear weapons
  • How Beijing avoids auditing that American firms are subjected to


  • Thrift Savings Plan – how American military and government employees’ retirement dollars are funding weapons systems targeting them
  • What will it take for the TSP board to reverse the decision?

The Anti-Trump Conspiracy Probe Goes Criminal

October 25th, 2019

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

For years now, it’s been obvious that the formidable resources of the U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies have been employed against Donald Trump, his campaign, transition and presidency. Now, the evidence has triggered a criminal investigation. 

That means Attorney General William Barr and Connecticut U.S. Attorney John Durham are exploring with sworn testimony before a federal grand jury whether senior Obama administration officials actually acted illegally. If the grand jurors agree, indictments and trials of at least some of those individuals could finally be forthcoming.

The prospect that there may really be “equal justice under the law” will be heartening to many. It will also inspire new, frenzied opposition aimed at undermining the investigation’s credibility, distracting those responsible and deflecting public attention to the latest effort to take out Mr. Trump in the House of Representatives.

Godspeed, Messrs. Barr and Durham.

This is Frank Gaffney.


With Zach Vorhies 

October 24th, 2019

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ZACH VORHIES, Whistleblower, former Senior Software Engineer at Youtube and Google:

  • Google’s business model – how a free service is a $900 billion company


  • What it’s like to work at Google
  • “Implicit association” test
  • Political environment for employees


  • Dramatic shift after the 2016 election
  • Suppression of “fake news”
  • Machine Learning Fairness


  • Google influence in the 2020 election
  • Suppression of Tulsi Gabbard
  • Chinese access to Artificial Intelligence Superweapon

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

October 23rd, 2019

DIANA WEST, Nationally syndicated columnist, Blogs at, 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, 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