With Cynthia Farahat, Michael S. Smith II, Diana West, and Jim Hanson.
The de facto policy of inaction in the face of Egyptian demands. High profile terror leaders such as Sufian bin Kumu were released back to Libya and after the fall of Gaddafi have returned to the battlefield. Now the release of the Blind Sheik has been requested. How will the Obama administration handle these challenges moving forward? MICHAEL S. SMITH II contributes.
While president Morsi of Egypt is demanding restriction against inflammatory language against Islam, Coptic Christians in Egypt are facing prosecutions and death threats en masse. Meanwhile President Morsi is dedicated to the release of the Blink Sheik. CYNTHIA FARAHAT discusses these issues with the Hon. Fred Grandy.
Obama's speech at the UN this week contained many statements that should raise eyebrows. Among them: “The future must not belong to those who slander the Prophet of Islam”. DIANA WEST discusses what this statement means and the implications for US policy, and more importantly the First Amendment.
Where has quiet professionalism gone? JIM HANSON criticizes the Obama administration as well as a former member of US Special Forces for releasing secret details regarding mission operations and tactics.
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Australian Vicar MARK DURIE explains the theological aspects of Shariah and jihad with respect to the recent green-on-blue attacks in Afghanistan.
CYNTHIA FARAHAT of the Center for Security Policy talks about the recent uprises in Egypt, the people are no longer happy with the Muslim Brotherhood's rule.
Former SpecOps warrior BILL COWAN explains the need for operational security and how the Obama Administration has been using classified information in order to bolster favorability.
Asian analyst GORDON CHANG talks about how China is expanding their territory and the neighboring countries are turning to the US for defense against this growing aggressor.
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FRANK GAFFNEY of the Center for Security Policy discusses the recent attack at the Family Research Council, which was not classified as a hate crime. He goes on to explain that the people who demonize the right are actually becoming the ones they claim to be against.
Terrorism expert PATRICK POOLE talks about Washington's darkest kept secret; a Pakistani intelligence officer working with Congress for the past 20 years. Patrick explains how a lapse in security, such as this, could have happened and what the consequences are for homeland security.
Former Egyptian citizen CYNTHIA FARAHAT, explains how President Morsi is dismantling the Egyptian government in order to prevent a possible coup attempt.
BILL GERTZ of the Washington Times analyzes Russia and China's latest missile tests and buildup of arms while the US is downsizing its defenses. He also talks about a Russian nuclear sub being found in the Gulf of Mexico, three weeks after it arrived. These missiles and submarines have the capable of attacking any US city.
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With Jonathan Schanzer, Monica Crowley, Cynthia Farahat, and Andy McCarthy
· JONATHAN SCHANZER of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies looks into how Russia is providing arms for Iran and acting like an ally to both Iran and Syria.
A New Shift in Iran-Russia Relations
· MONICA CROWLEY from FOX News discusses her new book, including what it means to be a “happy warrior” and how to keep the United States from looking like a Salvador Dali painting.
What the (Bleep) Just Happened?
· CYNTHIA FARAHAT of the Center for Security Policy provides another perspective on Mohammed Morsi winning the Egyptian election this week.
Muslim Brotherhood urges 'unity' in first speech as Egypt's president-elect
· ANDY MCCARTHY from National Review analyzes current U.S. news, such as Obama Care and how a terrorist was invited to the U.S.
Court Keeps Upcoming Health Decision Secret
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· DR. WALID PHARES discusses the recent massacres in Syria and the implications the conflict has on regional security.
Arab Spring: A Race Between Democracy, Theocracy
· CYNTHIA FARAHAT from the Center for Security Policy explains the Egyptian elections and what impact it will have on regional and American security.
Egypt—Radicalizing the Political Bargain Part II
· CHRISTIAN WHITON from DC International Advisory explains Obama’s kill list and how this puts American security in jeopardy.
Secret ‘Kill List’ Proves a Test of Obama’s Principles and Will
· American Enterprise Institutes’ Tom Donnelly analyzes the defense cuts and how it will push America’s defense over the edge.
Budget priorities for 21st century defense: A conversation with Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter - Foreign and Defense Policy - AEI
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· NONIE DARWISH explains how Shariah views women as ¼ human.
End the Shariah War On Women: Center for Security Policy Launches Campaign
· CYNTHIA FARAHAT analyzes the role of women in modern Egyptian society.
· KAREN LUGO looks at how the Islamists are using the American court system to enforce Shariah on their women.
· BRANDON MILLET of the GI Film Festival gives us a behind the scenes account of what the GI Film Festival is really all about.
GI Film Festival
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Faith McDonnell, the director of Religious Liberty at the Institute on Religion and Democracy sheds light on the seriousness in the genocide in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains and the fight between the North and South. McDonnell goes on to explain that this is an attempt by the government to force Islamization and Arabization. Why is the government forcing its people to give up their identity as Africans? How is the U.S. responding to this crisis in Sudan?
The Muslim Brotherhood now controls the Egyptian Parliament, and is putting forth a candidate for the presidency in Egypt. Cynthia Farahat explains how this is creating a rift between the military and the Muslim Brotherhood What is the future of the Secular movement in Egypt? Is the U.S. support the Secular movement? There is a personal struggle between the head of Egyptian intelligence and the head of the military, what will the implications be of such a struggle?
Rep. Paul Ryan calls his budget plan “the path to prosperity, but it could be termed as well the path to security.” Thomas Donnelly analyzes the Ryan budget and its impact on our economy and security. Is the Ryan budget a way to downsize our government without jeopardizing our defense plan?
Dr. Zuhdi Jasser was recently appointed to the Commission in International Religious Freedom. He deliberates whether the commission will be able to do its work and effectively appraise religious persecution around the world. Dr. Jasser discusses his aspirations as to what he wishes to accomplish on the commission.
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Josh Levontin, a defense contractor with CAMERO Tech in Israel, reveals the latest defense technologies in Israel. CAMERO Tech has developed a product called ‘Xaver’ which is a product line that can see through walls and other various structures. Will this piece of technology change the battlefield? How can “Xaver” help the IDF to combat enemies such as Hamas and Hezbollah?
Former INS agent Michael Cutler considers the gravity of the lack of agents at the INS. There are approximately 5 to 10 million visa violators who enter the United States legally and go ‘missing’ in the country nowhere to be found. What does this mean for our national security? Does this grant the terrorists and other nefarious characters a ticket into the United States?
Congressman Mike Turner joins Frank to explore the repercussions of President Obama’s attempt to drastically reduce our nuclear weapons by 80%. Obama agreed to upgrade the weapons we have currently as a stipulation when signing the START Treaty, but now he is walking away from that plan. Are we serious about maintaining a nuclear deterrent? If the United States does reduce its nuclear deterrent capacity, will that leave us defenseless against attacks from rogue countries such as North Korea and Iran?
Cynthia Farahat provides us with a behind the scenes look into Egypt and the Arab Spring. Essam el-Erian chairman of the Egyptian Parliaments Foreign Committee, and a member of the Muslim Brother, says that “if you presume to cut any military aid to Egypt, then we will have to change the accord of the Camp David Accord.” Farahat talks to Fred about whether or not the U.S. and Israel take such a threat seriously. The president has added $800 million in aid for the Arab Spring, but what organization would actually be getting that money? Farahat details the support the Muslim Brotherhood has with Hamas which is designated as a terrorist organization. Is the U.S. supporting and funding the wrong regime in Egypt?
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First, Frank Gaffney joins Fred Grandy, who is hosting the show today, to discuss recent developments from this week. The central theme seems to be that the world is becoming increasing dangerous by the day and our administration is failing to recognize it. On Wednesday, the Senate and House homeland security committees held their first-ever joint hearing to address the threat from "homegrown" terrorists, particularly terrorist infiltration of the military. While these committee members see this issue as a serious threat, the administration refuses to use the necessary language to accurately identify the enemy. In addition, the recent discovery of a massive Chinese tunnel network that is likely being used to conceal China’s nuclear force, further demonstrates the blind eye we are turning to our enemies.
Next Cynthia Farahat joins Fred to discuss her role as one of the principal witnesses that testified in front of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission on December 7th. As a Coptic Christian who recently escaped Egypt, Cynthia has had a firsthand account of the violence towards Coptic Christians, liberals, and moderate Muslims at the hands of the Egyptian military. Cynthia, along with the other witnesses, calls for an end to the US military aid that is being sent to Egypt. At the very least something must be done to “condition” this aid. This would be a positive first step towards the democracy that Cynthia believes is possible for Egypt.
What does the future of the Middle East look like and what could happen if an American president miscalculates with regards to Iran? Joel Rosenberg joins Fred Grandy to discuss his new book, The Tehran Initiative, which paints an amazing realistic picture of how this scenario might unfold. The plot revolves around a CIA operative who is sent to Iran to identify its nuclear sites and sabotage them in order to prevent a war between the United States and Iran and also the high probability of a preemptive attack from Jerusalem. Given today’s political climate in which the Obama administration is trying to water-down the recent bi-partisan agreement for strict Iranian sanctions as well as weaken our relationship with Israel, the issues in Rosenberg’s book are a real possibility.
Today’s show concludes with Bill Gertz, national security editor at the Washington Times. Bill discusses the controversy regarding Obama’s nominee for the next US ambassador to Moscow, Michael McFaul. This issue demonstrates the current administration’s policy of seeking more friendly nuclear relations with Russia. Unfortunately in the case of arms control, the United States is the only country abiding by such agreements, whereas countries like Russia, China, and Iran continue to strengthen. We know these countries are spying on us; we are even losing large amounts of technological information through cyber espionage. So why do we continue the pattern of willful blindness?
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What is the status between the United States and their allies in reference to North Korea’s nuclear program and how does China fit into this situation. Bruce Klingner of the Heritage Foundation explains that the older generation sees it as a socialist buffer-zone between them and the West. The younger generation sees it as a trouble maker and wants more dialog between China and South Korea. Bruce then explains the presence of the US in South Korea and in the region and how the defense cuts will hinder the region’s security.
Robert Zarate speaks on the defense budget and how the Department of Defense has spent less than their budget every year for the last five years and non-defense programs have exceeded their budgets during that same timeframe. A deep cut in defense spending will have disastrous effects on our security, not just today or tomorrow but years down the road. In a time of uprisings in the Middle East, aggression in Asia and general hatred for America and democracy overall throughout parts of the world, how can America handcuff itself through these cuts? How can our diplomats push American interests and democracy if they are not protected by their military? These cuts will not only affect our military capabilities, but our diplomatic capabilities as well.
Egyptian Coptic writer and activist, Cynthia Farahat, recently escaped violent religious persecution of the Egyptian domestic security forces. Today she joined Fred Grandy in the Secure Freedom Radio studio and is reporting in English on that persecution, the nature of the forces taking power, and up to the day events on the ground. The U.S. government policy makers and media are not getting the whole story and are especially missing the most important intelligence requirements of the political and human rights state of play. The U.S. government is in fact currently arming and funding the violent persecution of religious minorities in Egypt including moderate Sufi Muslims.
Is the Obama Administration tired of China’s games or are they playing politics and are employing a campaign strategy? Gordon Chang explains the change in U.S. policy towards China. The Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal does not include China, the Pentagon’s Air-Sea Battle Concept which is directed to containing China, Taiwan being named a major security partner as well as the recent East-Asia Summit, the U.S. has taken a stance to China’s South China Sea claims are just a few examples of the shift in Obama’s policy towards China. Will China back off from their aggressive endeavors within the region or will this new shift make them more hostile? Post Cold War, the U.S. policy towards China was to work with them and provide them with assistance even when they went against American principals. We rewarded them for being bad, so what incentive does China have to work with us instead of against us?
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