REBECCA HEINRICHS of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies joins Fred Grandy in a talk about how radical Global Zero is and the absurdity of the idea that “security is a state of mind.” A unilateral disarmament by the United States will only serve to give opportunities to its enemies—particularly dangerous considering the U.S. has nothing to protect against ICBM threats towards the East Coast.
PATRICK SOOKHDEO, international director of the Barnabus Fund, explains how the situation in the Middle East has gone from bad to worse for religious minorities, and in particular Jews, Christians, and Shi’ites. As an example Sookhdeo cites Iraq, where the Christian community has plummeted from 1.5 million to a few hundred thousand.
BILL GERTZ, writer for the Washington Times, discusses China’s upgrade of its metro system to withstand nuclear attacks—but from where?
Center for Security Policy’s FRANK GAFFNEY talks about the violence in Mali, as well as the hostage-taking situation still unfolding in Algeria.
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With Frank Gaffney, Michael Mukasey, Herb London, and Bill Gertz
Fred Grandy hosts todays show which examines former CIA direct Petraeus's testimony today on Capitol Hill in which he seems to have a different viewpoint than the Obama Administration on the attack in Benghazi. Former judge Michael Mukasey also explains how the Obama Administration was debating about releasing the architect of the first World Trade Center attack. If this story did not come to light, would the president have released this master terrorist?
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Debate Post Mortem:
It seems safe to say that among those who care and watch U.S. national security, last night’s presidential debate shed no light upon the current role of the U.S. in the world. Even in a full hour of Secure Freedom Radio’s in depth post mortem on the debate, the sea of missed opportunities leaves much more to fathom. We do begin, however, with Professor Henry Nau of the Hoover Institution and George Washington University’s Elliot School of International Affairs. Among this first round enumerating opportunities missed Henry points out that it is Russia and China who sustain the bad actors in Iran and Syria who did receive time at issue.
Next, Diana West, author of Death of the Grown-up, expresses her disappointment in Romney’s docile approach to the debate and his failure to go on the offensive against of Obama’s foreign policy record. West also talks about the strained condition of our military after more than ten years of fighting a war with no clearly articulated strategy.
Ted Bromund of the Heritage Foundation lays out the consequences of the Arms Trade Treaty respective to who may win the Presidential election despite the gaping lack of U.S. sovereignty and the role of the U.N. as topics in last night’s debate.
Andy McCarthy of National review online continues to enumerate the parade of lost opportunities to give due importance to national security issues and particularly the failure to challenge the president on Benghazi and on the arming of Al Qaeda in Syria.
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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 Shoshana Bryen, Vince Averna, Dan Blumenthal, and Frank Gaffney
· The Jewish Policy Center’s SHOSHANA BRYEN casts a critical eye on the UN’s discussion methods as well as its anti-Israel bias.
Obama Approves Anti-Israel 'Briefing' at UN
· CAPTAIN VINCE AVERNA (Navy Retired) analyzes how the Law of the Sea Treaty will affect many rights of the United States, from mining to broadcasting rights. Averna reveals how the Treaty’s contents have been misrepresented.
Treaty on the seas is in rough Senate waters
· DAN BLUMENTHAL from the American Enterprise Institute looks at the good, the bad, and the ugly of China’s economy and asserts that the Obama administration has no reason to envy the Chinese economy.
Pivoting and rebalancing: The good, the bad, and the ugly
· Secure Freedom Radio’s host FRANK GAFFNEY talks to Fred Grandy about the new Right to Peace resolution and the countries that are sponsoring it, calling the resolution “a new low in the UN.”
Administration Hails Positive Moves by UN Human Rights Council, But No Comment on 'Right to Peace' Vote
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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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