Archive for the 'Faith McDonnell' Category

VICTOR DAVIS HANSON, author of new book Savior Generals, gives his analysis on many of today’s hottest topics including General Petraeus, Benghazi, Syria and finally he gives his impressions on Turkey.

CHRIS CRANE, ICE Union chief, talks about the way the Obama administration is preventing ICE agents from enforcing Congressionally-approved laws, which has led the group to file a lawsuit against the government.

BILL GERTZ, Washington Free Beacon, Senior Editor and Washington Times National Security Editor, discusses the Air Forces relief of 17 nuclear key holders as well as discusses Chinese espionage in the US and the ongoing problems in Libya.

FAITH MCDONNELL, of the Institute of Religion and Democracy, talks about the Obama’s administration’s recent invitation to Sudanese war-criminal Dr.Nafie Ali Nafie to come visit the U.S. and hold talks with President Obama.

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With Raymond Stock, Faith McDonnell, Jim Hanson, Diana West

RAYMOND STOCK, the Middle East Forum Shillman/Ginsburg Writing Fellow, breaks down the elements of power in Egyptian society among Islamists and military amidst dictatorial style persecution of President Morsi’s political critics.

From the Institute on Religion and Democracy, the director on religious liberty programs, FAITH McDONNELL relates the tragic state of affairs for religious minorities in Pakistan.

Military blogger of, JIM HANSON, explains the unintended ripple effects of the inevitable cut backs in military training that will result from the President’s defense budget priorities as well the meaning behind Secretary John Kerry’s visit to Afghanistan.

The Death of the Grown Up author, DIANA WEST uses the recent re-appearance of General David Petraeus to review truly unresolved issues around his career from Benghazi to COIN policy in Afghanistan.

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Washington Times writer, ROWAN SCARBOROUGH discusses how the military is being pressured to lower physical testing standards to allow women access to combat positions. He then analyzes the impact that "blue-on-green" Al Qaeda attacks amongst NATO troops is having on both troop morale and Afghan confidence in their state military.

ADAM KREDO, a senior writer with The Washington Free Beacon, explains how John Brennan's ideological interpretation about Islamist jihad doctrine will effect the CIA if he is nominated as CIA director, and discusses the security concerns for Israel and America that will arise from Egypt and Turkey's Arabization.

From the Institute on Religion and Democracy, FAITH McDONNELL reveals the horrible conditions that Christian refugees in the Nuba Mountains and the Blue Nile areas suffer in from continued aggression by the Islamist government. She explains what Americans and people of faith worldwide can do to aid these victims, and invites people to get engaged at the Sudan Emergency Action Summit this weekend. Learn more and register at

ANDY McARTHY, an editor with National Review Online and author of Spring Fever: The Illusion of Islamic Democracy, postulates about changes that CIA director nominee John Brennan will make with his mistakenly benign view of jihad, and explains how regimes in the Middle East interpret American submission as weakness.

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FRED GRANDY of the Center for Security Policy discusses the bleak future of the Defense Department's budget, as well as the laughable hypocrisy of Al Gore selling his Current TV to oil-rich Qatar.

Former Congressman PETER HOEKSTRA gives his concerns for the future of the Middle East in 2013 and the threat posed by Al Jazeera having access to 40million American households thanks to Al Gore.

FAITH McDONNELL of the Institute on Religion and Democracy talks about the ongoing yet often overlooked genocide in Sudan.

The Washington Free Beacon's BILL GERTZ chats with Frank about a recent Pentagon report that estimates there are tens of thousands of Iranian spies working around the world to further their country's nuclear goals.

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DIANA WEST discusses the civilization jihad in America and how we are losing our way of life

Military Taking Away Our Soldiers' Right to Self-Defense

FAITH McDONNELL on South Sudan’s plight and the international community’s apathy

Sudan Declares State of Emergency as Clashes Continue

Rep. MIKE TURNER explains the Defense Authorization Bill and how Obama lied in order to weaken our country

Turner: Proposed Missile Defense Cuts Reflect Obama’s Naïveté

GORDON CHANG on the implications of the Chen Guangcheng affair and the future of US/China relations

Blind Chinese Activist Flees Captors

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What steps can the United States take to ensure their energy security? According to Robert McFarlane, America needs to create competition against OPEC to ensure fair oil prices. OPEC keeps raising the price of oil until America tries to do something, then they drop the price and people become complacent. America has vast amounts of resources that can produce fuel alternatives such as Methanol. When will America break free from the OPEC cartel?

Obama’s policies are flawed and they are destined to fail before they can even be implemented. Obama told Iran to halt their nuclear production or else; he told Syria to stop the violence or else yet he never follows through on the or else part. Obama never anticipates other countries saying “No” to him and actually forcing him to take action. Dr. Barry Rubin elaborates on the idea that Obama would rather be friends with America’s enemies then stand-up against them. Why don’t the media highlight these failures that put American security at risk?

Why is the Obama Administration siding with Islamists that are persecuting and massacring innocent people? Faith McDonnell explains that North Sudan is trying to squash any and all freedom within their own country while undermining and massacring the people of the newly democratic state of South Sudan. North Sudan is trying to bring Sharia law to Sudan and then throughout Africa, yet Obama has done nothing to protect the free and democratic South Sudanese people. North Sudan is also trying to steal oil from the south as well as preventing the south from receiving any profits for their oil production. North Sudan claims to have no money and wants their debts to be forgiven, yet they pay $20,000/month to Iranian weapons manufacturers to build them weapons so they can keep killing innocent people.

North Korea is preparing a missile test followed by a possible nuclear test and the impact on international security is not lost on Gordon Chang. He claims that America can stop these tests, despite Obama acting like there is nothing he can do. Bush put sanctions on North Korea which almost crippled their economy, if America sanctions North Korea again along with the Chinese banks that loan them money then North Korea will stand-down. North Korea is one year closer to developing an ICBM that can reach homeland America and Iran is paying close attention. They will buy North Korean missiles if these tests are successful and their scientists are in country overseeing production. Is Iran testing their technology through North Korea? How does the rest of the region feel about North Korea attempting to test a missile?

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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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Douglas Murray opens our eyes to Australia’s heroic stand against Sharia while some European nations submit to this strict Islamic law. Faith McDonnell of the Institute on Religion and Democracy analyzes the genocide in Sudan and the uncertainty for its future now that it’s split into two nations; are the two sides adhering to the peace agreement? Roger Noriega explains Venezuela’s growing military capabilities and the strength of the narco-traffickers in the region.

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On today’s show Faith McDonnell of The Institute on Religion and Democracy lays out the context of the coming referendum on South Sudan. Then, Congressman Pete King of New York gives us a preview of the new priorities of the House Homeland Security Committee under his chairmanship. Finally, Washington Examiner war correspondent Sara Carter gets us caught up on the Pentagon beat.

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Today Frank is joined by author of There is No Alternative: Why Margaret Thatcher Matters, Claire Berlinski, to discuss the changing political landscape of Turkey and the implications this traditional NATO ally has on U.S. and Israeli security.  Then Faith McDonnell from the Institute on Religion and Democracy weighs in on the state of play in Sudan.  Does the approaching referendum mean an approaching war?  Finally, Gordon Chang of brings us the latest on human rights and security matters in Asia.

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