Posted in Ken Timmerman on Jul 7th, 2014
Kenneth Timmerman author of "Dark Forces: The Truth About What Happened in Benghazi":
- The Iranian presence in Benghazi during the Embassy attacks
- Qasem Soleimani, the Iranian spy chief who helped plan the Benghazi attack
- The weapons pipeline from Libya to Syria
- A shipment of stinger missiles that went missing within Libya- where did they end up?
- Iran's dual motivations for assisting the attack on the US facility in Benghazi
- The failure of multiple administrations to punish Iran for its role in American deaths in Iraq and elsewhere- has this encouraged further hostile acts?
- Recent negotiations as seen through the lens of the Iranian Regime
- The inherent risks in supporting the MEK, an Iranian opposition group
- Hilary Clinton's decisions analyzed in the days just after the September 11, 2012 Benghazi U.S. consulate attack
- Who ordered the stand down during the Benghazi attacks that grounded a rescue mission?
- Strategic interests shifting US focus away from Iraq
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1st Lieutenant Joshua Waddell (USMC) was given an unsatisfactory fitness report because he followed orders and went after a known terrorist. The military feels that civilians could have been harmed in the operation to capture this terrorist and therefore Lt. Waddell should not have pursued the man, yet this man planted IEDs throughout Afghanistan with no regard for civilian life. Sara Carter explains how the Rules of Engagement are increasingly being set by our enemies instead of our military leadership. Congress is now working on the Waddell Bill which would establish a three person review board, in country, to review these cases before they end up in a soldiers file and thereby ruining careers. Since when is it wrong to go after terrorists?
The Arab Spring is becoming less about democracy and freedom and more about radical Islam coming to power. KT McFarland elaborates on the notion that countries in which the US played an active role after their revolution, were more likely to become democratic and proper. Should the US push for a greater role in the future of countries like Egypt?
The New York City MTA allowed a pro-Palestinian ad, which denounces Israel, to be publically displayed in the NYC subway system yet they denied a pro-Israeli ad which they deemed as demeaning. Promoting jihad is acceptable, but promoting democracy is demeaning? Robert Muise is helping to sue the NYC MTA over violation of first amendment rights because he feels the MTA made gave this ad a public forum and therefore must also provide a public forum for an opposing advertisement. Is this another form of the stealth jihad?
The current congressional representative of Maryland’s 8th district has some questionable ties to Tehran and the Iranian regime. Ken Timmerman will be trying to take incumbent Chris Van Hollen’s seat in the 8th congressional district this November because he is tired of seeing Iranian lobbyists influencing member of Congress. What has Chris Van Hollen done in support of Iran?
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What impact does Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta’s comments that Israel is “increasingly isolated” and has not down enough to reach out to other nations mean for Israel and its neighbors in the region? After his speech at the UN, President Obama’s approval rating amongst Israelis soared. They believed that he was finally going back on his hostile policies towards Israel and would firmly support a veto of a Palestinian state. Caroline Glick opens today’s show commenting on the Secretary of Defense’s remarks and how Turkey has a new desire to sabotage Israeli interests.
What does it mean that top Republican taxpayer advocate, Grover Norquist is mixing with some unsavory people including those with ties to Muslim Brotherhood front groups? One of the top investigative journalists, Ken Timmerman, joins Secure Freedom Radio for two informative segments about his experiences with Grover Norquist and his Muslim protégé. In the late 1990s, Norquist became interested in the Middle East and Iran, and thus, set up the Islamic Free Market Institute in Washington, DC. He founded this institute with money and support from various Muslim Brotherhood front groups. Additionally, he founded the institute with the Palestinian-born Kuwaiti, Khaled Saffuri who also served as the executive director of the American Muslim Council along with the financial terrorist, Abdulrahman Alamoudi. After reports were published in the Washington Times detailing the shady background of many of Norquist’s associates, he stormed into the Washington Times’ offices and demanded an immediate retraction.
What does Grover Norquist gain from aligning himself with such distasteful people? Timmerman believes that Norquist is busy running an influence campaign. He is using his associations to try and push his agents forward into the limelight. One of these agents, David Ramadan is currently a candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates. Ramadan immigrated to the US from Lebanon at a time when Hezbollah was still in control of the nation. His parents sent him to the United States to gain a better education. However, due to financial reasons, he married a Shia woman in 1994, whose father worked as a general in the Lebanese intelligence services. These sort of personal connections are not random occurrences, argues Timmerman, but are planned way in advance in order to further an agenda.
Resident China expert here at Secure Freedom Radio and writer at Forbes.com, Gordon Chang discusses the slowing down of the Chinese economy and the problems it will create for international trade. Chang describes how the Chinese economy continues to grow slightly on a year on year comparison, but is flat-lining when compared on a month to month basis. In order to absorb all of the new people entering the workforce, the Chinese economy needs to grow by at least eight or nine percent. The nation’s economy is currently facing not only local debt, but also the reduction of cargo exports to the United States. If the economy does not continue to grow, China will face an upswing of violent anti-government protests as people foster more and more resentment towards the Communist government. Although the media portrays China as the engine of the world’s economy, it actually leeches on other nations’ economies, especially the United States. According to reports, the United States has lost over 2.8 million jobs to China’s trade policies. How can we continue to allow our economy to suffer under the hands of the People’s Republic of China?
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Congressman Pete Hoekstra (R-MI), the Ranking Republican on the House Select Committee on Intelligence, joins Frank to give his take on the Russian Spy Ring that was recently broken up and what this means for our, “reset” relations with Russia. The Congressman also offers his views on space policy, arms control, the situation in Afghanistan, and much more. Later, Newmax’s investigative reporter Ken Timmerman joins Frank to discuss the behind-the-scenes lobbying activity in taking place in Washington. Lobbyists are out in full force promoting the damage to US/Israeli relations that resulted from the deadly Flotilla incident just a few weeks ago. Ken also discloses what he has uncovered about BP’s role and relationship with Iran and its implications. Finally, Jim Hanson will discuss Mexico and the recent assassination of the gubernatorial candidate just days before the election and what it means for our border security. Jim also weighs in on Afghanistan and discusses the war’s Rules of Engagement and the need for a civilian house cleaning to match the fresh military command overhaul.
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