Posted in Jerry Boykin on Jul 3rd, 2014
- Finding the link between Shariah, jihad, and the Caliphate
- Jihadists’ use of influence operations in the West
- The importance of “knowing your enemy” in war
- A new computer worm with suspected Russian-ties that has infected US energy infrastructure
- Chinese military modernization and top military power aspirations
- A look at the dramatic decrease in democratic states in Latin America over the last 30 years
- Concern over potential terrorists entering the US alongside the surge of minor illegal immigrants
- Reasons behind the US’s failure to secure the southern border
- Assessment of the current state and trajectory of the United States military
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Ret. Lt. Gen. JERRY BOYKIN, former US Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence, articulates the shortcomings of a recent Senate report on the Benghazi attack on 9/11/12. Boykin also describes how the growing acceptance of "replacement theory" among Evangelical Christians is being used by anti-Zionists.
ORDE KITTRIE, of Foundation for Defense of Democracies, digs deeper into the meaning of the Iranian Foreign Minister's visit to the grave of Imad Mugniyah, a Hezbollah operative who was responsible for several terrorist attacks around the globe.
DIANA WEST, syndicated columnists and author, discusses the tensions between conservative extremist Islamists and "mainstream" American culture.
CHRISTIAN WHITON, former State Department official and author of "Smart Power," provides his analysis of the influence of Putin's Russia amongst its former satellite states. He also discusses Obama's recent vow to extend privacy rights to foreigners.
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Today on Secure Freedom Radio, Erick Stakelbeck, of CBN News, fills in for Frank and kicks off today’s show with a discussion on the Arab Spring. The Stakelbeck on Terror host believes the uprisings throughout the Middle East have sown the seeds for the return of an Islamic Caliphate or “the dream of Jihadists from Indonesia to Indiana.” Stakelbeck cites the Muslim Brotherhood’s ascendancy in Egypt, al-Qaeda’s power in Yemen, Syria’s alliance with Iran and Turkey’s Pro-Islamist Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan as signs of trouble brewing in the region. And after reports of Iran’s “humanitarian” assistance to Libyan rebels, the author of The Terrorist Next Door expresses his concern that the so-called Arab Spring is quickly descending into a “long, cold Islamist Winter.”
Next, Erick is joined by LTG (Ret.) William “Jerry” Boykin to discuss his new book Kiloton Threat: A Novel. The gripping novel takes place in a dark future ruled by a nuclear-armed Iran. Boykin examines the possibility of the Islamic theocracy attempting to hasten the return of the 12th Imam, the Islamic savior said to return in a time of great turmoil. “What better way to bring about chaos then dropping a nuclear bomb?” asks Boykin, who predicts such an event would start an arms race in the Middle East, and would be very perilous for Iran’s greatest enemy, Israel. Boykin alerts us of the growing Iranian threat and how the underground Christian church is working for change in Tehran.
Jim Hanson of Blackfive.net, joins Erick for his weekly Secure Freedom visit and updates us on the activities of al-Qaeda. As it appears it still is the worst job on earth to be al-Qaeda’s number two after Atiyah Abd al-Rahman was killed by a drone strike in Pakistan last weekend, Hanson gives President Obama a “bravo” for continuing to authorize these attacks, however, a “terrorist organization with a global ideology is not going to be cut down simply by stacking a few dead tangos out in the Hinterlands,” he says. Hanson believes the greater problem lies in the fact that no coherent policy has been established for dealing with Islamic extremism worldwide, under neither Bush nor Obama. The former Green Beret also discusses the problems in Afghanistan and the vindication of Dick Cheney on enhanced interrogation.
Finally, Jamie Metzel Executive Vice President of Asia Society, discusses China’s refusal to play by the same set of rules as everyone else on the International stage. Metzel has been documenting China’s 72 incidents of computer espionage in 14 different countries, and asserts that Communist country threatens to undermine the system of global order. “If everybody did what China does the International system would collapse,” he says, noting that China has benefited enormously from the post-World War II system. By manipulating its currency and its rampant disregard for intellectual property rights, China has proved to be “gaming the system.” Metzel, the author of The Depths of the Sea, also calls for greater transparency of the Chinese military buildup, as the current secrecy creates concern for the worst.
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Gene Poteat explains what it takes to provide intelligence and then act on such intelligence. Michael O’Hanlon analyzes the condition of the US military especially with regards to budget cuts and Secretary Gates assessment of the president’s policy pertaining to the Department of Defense. Jerry Boykin talks about the indefensibility of the ’67 Israeli borders and how it threatens Israeli security and our own.
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