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Diana West, Amb. John Bolton, Rep. Doug Lamborn, Roger Noriega

March 15th, 2012 ·

Part of the new Afghan strategy is to not just minimize civilian casualties, but also completely eliminate them. Obama focuses more on civilian deaths at the hands of US troops than civilian deaths at the hands of the Taliban. US forces account for 7% of civilian deaths while the Taliban are responsible for 93% yet no one talks about this. Diana West tries to explain why the US government only focuses on American faults instead of triumphs and why they hold their own troops accountable while giving the Taliban a pass to do as they please.

Space is the final frontier and America needs to play a dominant role in that frontier. Former Ambassador John Bolton claims the Obama Administration is doing their part to ensure that not only does America not play a role in space, but also allow our enemies use space to their strategic advantage.

Congressman Doug Lamborn details how the Chinese are corning the market on rare earth minerals. These minerals are used in electronics such as flat screen televisions and military equipment. China owns about 95% of these minerals, so what is the Obama Administration going to do about this monopoly?

Hezbollah is active in Latin America, Iran is pushing for more influence in the region and more and more democracies are crumbling. What is the future of Latin America and can the United States help mold this important region into a thriving democracy? Roger Noriega gives his take on the sad future of America’s front-yard.

Tags: DefaultTag · Amb. John Bolton · Diana West · Roger Noriega · Rep. Doug Lamborn

Ambassador John Bolton, Jim Hanson, Sara Carter, Rep. Fred Upton

February 22nd, 2012 ·

The United States is more afraid of an Israeli first strike against Iran, than it is of an Iranian nuclear weapon. Former UN Ambassador John Bolton weighs in on the risks and perils of an Israeli pre-emptive strike on Iran and the backlash that could resonate throughout the Middle East. The current administration believes that it can contain and deter a nuclear Iran therefore they are focusing on preventing an Israeli first strike. If we let Iran arm itself with nuclear weapons are we giving a license to other countries in the Middle East to build nuclear weapons? Ambassador Bolton then moves on the possibility of negotiations with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, who are still holding American hostages. Should the United States negotiate with Sharia adherent organizations?

Jim Hanson gives his read on the apology the U.S. is delivering to the Karzai government and the Afghani people over the incident of burning Qurans, which were being used to send messages between prisoners. Does this apology send a message of weakness to the Taliban and other radicals? What message does this send to the soldiers on the ground? Jim then points out the gravity of the consequences of the sequestration cuts that the current administration is planning to implement on the defense department as well as the general morale of the troops that will have to work under these constraints.

Sara Carter enlightens us on the situation in Iran. The bank sanctions against Iran are failing to deter Iran from becoming a nuclear power and just recently the IAEA is no longer welcomed within Iran for nuclear inspections. How is the administration reacting to this growing threat? Sara also speaks about the threat of a pre-emptive strike from Israel against Iran and how it would change the dynamics of the Middle East. Obama feels he can control a nuclear Iran easier than an Iran that has just been attacked by Israel. According to NATO the Taliban is poised to rule Afghanistan after the U.S. troops leave. Should we have given our exit strategy away to the Taliban?

Representative Fred Upton analyzes the Key Stone Pipeline and the steps that are being taken to keep the pipeline alive. This privately built $7 billion pipeline between Canada and United States would create more than 100,000 jobs indirectly and over 20,000 jobs directly; then why has the President pulled back his support from this project? Congressman Upton then directs his focus on the issue of cyber security and how we are on trying to prevent an EMP attack.

Tags: DefaultTag · Sara Carter · Jim Hanson · Amb. John Bolton · Rep. Fred Upton

Rebecca Heinrichs, Amb. John Bolton, Jim Hanson, Peter Pham

January 25th, 2012 ·

Rebecca Heinrichs expresses her views on the repercussions of Secretary of State Hilary Clinton’s agreement on the European Union’s “Code of Conduct” relating the rules in space. Why would the United States join such a code of conduct? Could this make the U.S. vulnerable in space, and how?

John Bolton, former UN ambassador sits with Fred Grandy to analyze and discuss whether the U.S. is safer and more respected around the world. Is the United States stronger than it was under the last administration? If the U.S. is indeed a stronger and respected nation, why has Iran continuously disregarded the United States’ “no nuclear weapons” warning? Ambassador Bolton analyzes about the consequences of Iran’s threat to shut down the Strait of Hormuz. How will it affect the U.S.? Can the United States avert this threat?

Jim Hanson evaluates the situation in Afghanistan. Has the U.S. crushed the Taliban momentum? Will Afghanistan again become a leader in terrorism around the world? Will Afghanistan attack the United States? Hanson then examines the issue of Afghan security forces turning on and killing their U.S. and NATO trainers.

Dr. Peter Pham sheds light on the matter of an overwhelming onslaught of radical Islam in Nigeria and the terror unleashed by Boko Haram, an Islamist terrorist group in the country. Are there ties between Boko Haram and Al-Shabab? Should the U.S. and the world intervene and provide aid of any kind to Nigeria to deal with this problem?

Tags: DefaultTag · Jim Hanson · Amb. John Bolton · Rebecca Heinrichs · Peter Pham

Yoram Ettinger, John Bolton, Peter Pham, Jim Hanson

December 28th, 2011 ·

Will Russia and China become increasingly influential players in the Middle East? As the U.S. defers the strong horse role, how many bad actors will make their move? Ambassador Yoram Ettinger outlines the threat matrix of the Middle East where the Muslim Brotherhood  and others benefit from U.S. policy decisions from Egypt to Iraq.

It seems the Law of the Seat Treaty will be brought to a vote in the Senate by John Kerry in the coming weeks.  Ambassador John Bolton charts the implications for U.S. sovereignty.  (See the transcript below.)  Ambassador Bolton also weighs in on the Iraq withdrawal.  Then, Peter Pham of the Atlantic Council forecasts U.S. interest in Africa for 2012.  From Nigeria to Somalia and the hunt for Joseph Kony after the dust settles on the Congolese elections and the Sudan regime acts up again, Africa will become evermore important in U.S. foreign policy.  Finally Jim Hanson covers America's wars in a way that only he can.  You don't want to miss today's Secure Freedom Radio.

Tags: DefaultTag · Jim Hanson · Amb. John Bolton · Amb. Yoram Ettinger · Peter Pham

Ambassador John Bolton, Jim Lafferty, Rep. Ed Royce, Gordon Chang

October 11th, 2011 ·

Have the past two years of leadership under President Obama led to the ultimate decline of the influence that the United States has in the international community? Former UN Ambassador, John Bolton kicks off Columbus Day here at Secure Freedom Radio with a discussion of Obama’s foreign policy, or lack thereof. The administration has recently made claims that it has done well with US foreign policy under President Obama. However, Ambassador Bolton argues that the administration’s focus on restructuring domestic policy has led to the degradation of US national security policy. Thus, the administration is trying to build up a narrative of good foreign policy based on a small number of successes such as the deaths of Osama bin Laden and Anwar al-Alwaki. Although they parade such successes, the administration in reality does not have much of a Middle East or even, foreign policy. This indecision and weakness by the administration has only caused problems and furthered the decline of the United States. An example of such ignorant policy decisions can be found in Libya, where the administration participated in the removal of Qaddafi without a clear plan for a successor. Instead of ignoring the apparent decline of US power, the administration and NATO should be embarrassed by Libya, states Bolton.

Next, head of the Virginia Anti-Sharia Taskforce, Jim Lafferty shares the microphone with Frank to enlighten us on the unsavory activities occurring in an academy in Virginia. The Islamic Saudi Academy, which is connected to the Saudi Embassy in DC, was founded in 1984 in Virginia in order to teach children about Sharia law while using Sharia principals. Residents in Northern Virginia who feared the impact it was having on children by teaching radicals ideals stopped a proposed expansion of the academy. Lafferty says that by stopping the expansion anti-Sharia groups like his own now have the opportunity to take a closer look to see how the academy actually operates. Additionally, Lafferty comments on the backlog of security clearances within the US government. Since many contractors have a quota that they must fill per day, many applications are being “express-lined” through the system. This process is creating problems as many individuals with shady connections are being granted security clearances.

US Congressman for the 40th district of California and the Chairman of the Sub-committee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade, Rep. Ed Royce continues today’s show discusses the prosecution of a man in Pakistan accused of giving assistance to the CIA in finding and confirming the presence of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan. Rep. Royce states that the situation on the ground in Pakistan is worsening by the year. Thus, the United States has amped up Predator drone strikes. The main issue in Pakistan is that the ISI Pakistan intelligence services refuse to support the US in its operations targeting senior Pakistani leaders who have participated in anti-American activities. The corrupt Pakistani intelligence services have only led to more and more instability in the region and undermined US-Pakistan cooperation. This instability has also expanded the upheaval of the country and thrown more control to Islamist groups. In regards to the killing of al-Alwaki, Rep. Royce states that the Supreme Court ruled 60 years ago that a US citizen who has participated in enemy belligerent activities does not exclude him from the consequences of these treasonous acts.

Finally, resident China expert and writer at, Gordon Chang concludes today’s show touching on a bill being put through Congress to penalize China for its currency manipulation. Chang believes that the legislation will glide through the Senate, but will meet resistance in the House because Republicans are mostly against it. The bigger issue, however, is that the global imbalances caused by the downturn in 2008 were the result of China’s mishandling of its currency. Additionally, there is a trade war occurring between the Chinese and the United States. The reality of the matter is that China needs us more than we need them. Over 149.2% of trade surplus in China is due to trade with the United States.

Tags: DefaultTag · Gordon Chang · Amb. John Bolton · Rep. Ed Royce · John lafferty

Major TG Taylor, Amb. John Bolton, Michael Rubin, Andy McCarthy

August 18th, 2011 ·

Were the elite SEAL Team forces that crashed in a CH-47 Chinook helicopter earlier this month sent on a rescue mission or were they sent simply to implement a hammer and anvil operation? Media Chief for US Central Command (CENTCOM), Major TG Taylor joins Secure Freedom Radio to examine the investigation, led by Army Brig. Gen. Jeffery Colt, being conducted to determine the circumstances surrounding the crash. Major Taylor believes that the important findings of this investigation is not whether the troops were conducting a rescue mission, but rather to capture the lessons learned in order to protect future troops from the same fate. In his generic assessment of the situation in Afghanistan, the crash neither reflected the troops’ lack of assets or the Taliban’s gaining success in the region. Rather, Taylor argues, the troops understand their purpose of being in the country and the exact significance of properly training the Afghan national security forces. These forces, likewise, are responding in supportive and professional manners in order to ensure the success of our mission in the region.

Next, Former UN Ambassador and Senior Fellow at AEI, John Bolton expresses his worries that the base line $500 billion in cuts for the upcoming fiscal year will have immediate and staggering consequences for US national security. These cuts will both embolden the malicious ambitions of our enemies and weaken our ability to defend ourselves abroad. Ambassador Bolton also calls for the Tea Party to recognize the serious threat that these cuts will have for the safety and well being of Americans across the globe. The budget negotiations failed to protect our security as well as failed to uphold Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution, which outlines the need for strong national defense. Lastly, Bolton discusses the Law of the Sea Treaty and how putting American resources under the authority of an international court is extremely risky business.

Michael Rubin, of the American Enterprise Institute, untangles the messy situation in Turkey where ten percent of the generals are imprisoned on corruption charges. These imprisonments eliminated the last system for checks and balances on the growing Islamist drive within Turkish leadership. Rubin compares the situation in Turkey to that of Pakistan prior to the 1970s. This dismantling of secular military leaders poses a serious threat to the transfer of military technologies from the United States to Turkey. Furthermore, Turkey has begun to engage in anti-ballistic missile system technology trades with Russia and China.

Finally, Contributing Editor for the National Review Online and regular guest here at Secure Freedom Radio, Andy McCarthy enlightens us on the recent accusations by the Council on American-Islamic Relations that Governor Rick Perry of Texas is a “friend of Sharia.” McCarthy is hesitant to believe the allegations put forth by CAIR and will hold back judgment of any kind until Gov. Perry develops concrete positions on the issues. In addition, he shares with us his new article about the sneaky maneuvers by Iran to garner more support for the Muslim Brotherhood in the Middle East.

Tags: DefaultTag · Andy McCarthy · Amb. John Bolton · Michael Rubin

Bill Gertz, John Bolton, Andy McCarthy

December 21st, 2010 ·

On today's show: Geo-political editor of the Washington Times, Bill Gertz

Former U.N. Ambassador and American Enterprise Institute Scholar, John Bolton

and Andy McCarthy of National Review Online

Tags: DefaultTag · Andy McCarthy · Amb. John Bolton · Bill Gertz

Peter Schweizer, John Bolton & Gordon Chang

August 16th, 2010 ·

Today on Frank Gaffney's Secure Freedom Radio, editor Peter Swcheizer from the Hudson Institute addresses Iran and China in the context of what Reagan would do.  Then, ambassador John Bolton discusses the Ground Zere Mosque, Iran, and the new START treaty.  Finally, Gordon Chang discusses the coming conflict in the South China Sea.

Tags: DefaultTag · Gordon Chang · Peter Schweizer · Amb. John Bolton

Amb. John Bolton, Robert Zubrin, & Andy McCarthy

July 7th, 2010 ·

Ambassador John Bolton addresses what is happening with Israeli-U.S. relations behind closed doors, specifically in regards to the international threat that Iran and its nuclear program pose.  Later, Robert Zubrin, a leading expert in space policy and energy security, talks with Frank about both – how the Obama administration is destroying our space program, and how the United States can better improve on its energy independence.  Then, Andy McCarthy weighs in on the recently leaked report out of Central Command that outrageously asserts that the U.S. must embrace terrorist organizations such as Hamas and Hezbollah.

Tags: Andy McCarthy · Amb. John Bolton · Robert Zubrin