Posted in Andy McCarthy, Kori Schake on Dec 10th, 2013
KORI SCHAKE, former director for Defense Strategy and Requirements on
the National Security Council, discusses the similarities between
President Obama's arguments for his inaction in Syria and his new
agreement with Iran.
CHRIS FARRELL, of Judicial Watch, exposes the
FBI's purging of training materials that anonymous subject experts
deemed offensive to Islam.
MATTHEW CONTINETTI, Editor-in-Chief of
the Washington Free Beacon, discusses the increasingly political nature
of journalism under the Obama administration and what the implications
are for a fair and balanced media.
ANDY MCCARTHY, of National
Review Online, looks at the possibility of impeaching President Obama,
how it would work, and what the implications would be.
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ROWAN SCARBOROUGH, of the Washington Times, investigates the idea of
socially engineering the military by implanting women in combat, among
other things, and looks at how lowering the standards of the military to
allow more women into combat poses a large danger to the quality of the
KORI SCHAKE, of the Hoover Institution, puts into
prospective the relationship between the US and Russia, including how
Russian policy is anti-American and how Russia is longing to be a Cold
War superpower once again.
MICHAEL RUBIN, of AEI, focuses in on
the chaos happening in every corner of the Middle East and looks at how
the radical Islamists in the region are growing more aggressive towards
CHRISTIAN WHITON, of the DC international Advisory,
analyzes the collapse of Obama's progressive doctrine to the world as
well as looks into how the president has started to be perceived as weak
on the world stage.
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ADAM KREDO, senior writer for the Washington Free Beacon, warns of the national security consequences of a Hagel nomination, referencing Hagel's close ties with Iranian interest groups and his desires to pare down the Pentagon, leaving America with a "hollow force" to face up and coming Islamist regimes.
GAL LUFT, author of Petropoly: The Collapse of America's Energy Security Paradigm, knows how to solve the American energy dependence problem. In this exclusive interview, he explains how one simple piece of legislation could cripple OPEC and remove American reliance on foreign oil.
KORI SCHAKE, research fellow at the Hoover Institution, explains that the Obama doctrine will lead to fewer states being willing to step forward to solve problems when they learn how America has treated her allies based on aid given to France in Mali and the hasty withdrawal in Afghanistan.
ANDY McCARTHY, senior fellow at the National Review Institute, asks why we sending F-16s and tanks to an anti-Semitic and anti-Christian Egyptian regime that is cozying up to Iran, one of America's biggest threats.
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With Rowan Scarborogh, Kori Schake, Steven O'Hern, and Gordon Chang
Journalist ROWAN SCARBOROUGH discusses Benghazigate and how the Obama Administration is trying to cover-up their previous interpretation of what happened at the US consulate. He also explains how the Petraeus testimony could show how the Obama Administration intentionally misled the Amercan people.
KORI SCHAKE of the Hoover Institute looks at modern military standards and if current politics and policies are deminishing those morals and standards. In light of the recent Patraeus and Allen scandals, can our military regain its high standard of conduct which ultimately adds to American security?
Author STEVEN O'HERN talks about his new book “Iran's Revolutionary Guard: The Threat That Grows While America Sleeps” and how that threat is now on Israel's doorstep. The Obama Administration needs to open its eyes to the obvious threat Iran poses to global security, as well as be prepared to defend its Israeli ally.
Asian analyst GORDON CHANG looks at China's new regime and what impact that will have on the countries economic and security capabilities. He also explains the significance of Obama's trip to Burma and pledge of support.
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LIGNET editor FRED FLEITZ analyzes Iran’s nuclear program, which he believes is now at a point where it can create 5-7 nuclear weapons with possibly testing the first one in 2-6 months. Iran is very close to Israel’s point of no return in which Israel will attack Iran’s nuclear and military facilities.
Strategic analyst DAN GOURE talks about how Putin and the Kremlin as a whole are pushing for Obama’s re-election because Russia knows having Obama as president of the US gives them a strategic advantage. Putin is willing to decrease Russia’s strategic missiles in order help bolster Obama’s favorability among US voters.
KORI SCHAKE of the Hoover Institution explains how the geopolitical landscape has changed since the end of the Cold War and what promoting democracy globally really means in the 21st century.
Former federal prosecutor ANDY McCARTHY discusses the Muslim Brotherhood’s influence operations in the US and how these operations have been documented in a recent court case.
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Freedom of the press is one of America’s most precious rights and not only the ability but also the responsibility to the press to report the truth to the American people, especially in connection to their elected officials. It seems President Obama, before he was president, had a special relationship with certain news outlets that helped to hide important information about the Mr. Obama from the American people. On a separate front, it seems North Korea is willing to suspend their nuclear program in hopes to elicit food aid from the United States and other nations. Which side is lucking out on this deal? Claudia Rosett provides her take on this development.
SWIFT, Society for Worldwide Interback Financial Telecommunications, is the “lubricant that the global financial system rests on.” SWIFT’s function is to allow banks to communicate with one another, allowing bank A to give permission to bank B to offer credit to an individual or company etc.… If one bank cannot communicate with other banks then that bank and its investors are not able to move money, and this segregation from the rest of the financial sector is what is currently happening to Iranian banks. Congress has pressured SWIFT to cut off Iranian banks from the rest of the global market, but only now are they actually starting to take action. SWIFT has claimed it will only cut off the Iranian banks that have been blacklisted by the EU. Financial expert Avi Jorisch explains the impact to Iran’s economy if these banks are cut off from the rest of the world.
“The Iranians have not yet decided to develop a nuclear program,” is exactly what came out of the mouth of DNI James Clapper as he testified before Congress last week. Iran’s behavior obviously contradicts that assessment and the IAEA even disagrees with that statement because they feel the enrichment facilities are being housed inside military bases thereby making this a military project, not civilian. Iran seems to be above the 20% threshold in their enrichment process and at 20%, uranium can be used in creating a nuclear weapon. If Iran is creating a nuclear program for civilian use, which DNI Clapper seems to believe, then why wont they open their facilities to IAEA inspectors? Kori Schake provides her analysis on this growing threat.
Andy McCarthy, former United States Assistant Attorney expresses his concerns over the possible release of the “Blind Sheikh” who was responsible for killing Americans and seeking to kill many more and was captured in 1993. According to Al-Arabiya President Obama has agreed to release the Blind Sheikh along with other 40 Egyptian prisoners. Should the administration negotiate with Islamists on such terms?
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How many nuclear weapons do enemies of the United States have? It is estimated that at the end of the Cold War, the United States’ estimates for Russian nuclear weapons was off by a factor of two. How will the US be able to continue to survive in a world where its nuclear capabilities are being crippled, while our enemies’ abilities are growing? Frank opens today’s Secure Freedom Radio reflecting on the situation unfolding in countries such as China, where they allegedly have 3,000 miles of underground tunnels set aside for nuclear weapon storage. However, Chinese nuclear production peaked in 1980 and has been flat ever since. Why then is the Chinese media continually exaggerating the amount of weapons being produced each year? What are the Chinese up to these days?
Founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, Zuhdi Jasser discusses the situation unfolding in the Middle East. Have the two opposing factions in the Middle East facilitated the rise of Islamism in the region? According to Jasser, secular fascism and Islamic fascism are currently waging a war. The extreme factions created by these tensions are causing Islamism to come to fruition. Although Islamism in some countries poses as a supporter of democratic free elections, it continues to corrupt and manipulation the system. These same groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood preach the same civilization jihad that is at peace with al Qaeda’s agenda. How is the United States going to defeat these ideas globally when they continue to grow like wildfire?
Next, Kori Schake of the Hoover Institute examines how she is hopeful that Libya after forty years of dictatorship will rise to the occasion and establish helpful social services for its people. Her hopes stem from the fact that the Libyan people have done much of the on the ground fighting and established public services themselves without help from outside forces. She does not know, however, what the true intentions of the National Transitional Council are and what it means for the future of the country. Is it merely the natural outcome of Libyan society or is it a backlash to Qaddafi’s regime?
Contributing Editor for National Review Online, Andy McCarthy concludes today’s show touching on the topic of Islamophobia. Although critics define Islamophobia as “an irrational fear of Islam,” McCarthy argues that there is a need to be concerned about something that affects us all. The idea that having a rational fear of Islamism is racist is just the desire of some leftist groups to suppress free speech and assert political correctness.
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