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Rep. LOUIE GOHMERT (TX-1), Vice Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security:

  • Malfeasance surrounding the 2012 Benghazi attack
  • Is the Corker-Cardin bill enabling President Obama’s unchecked power?
  • Sen. Dick Durbin’s initiative to take in Syrian refugees

ANN CORCORAN, author of “Refugee Resettlement and the Hijra to America”:

  • A United Nations proposal that the U.S. take in half of the refugees displaced by war in Syria
  • The uncertain status of Syrian Christians
  • Ramifications of two decades of Somali refugees being brought into the U.S.
  • The secrecy of President Obama’s resettlement policy as seen in the Spartanburg, SC example

GORDON CHANG, author of “The Coming Collapse of China” and “Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes on the World”:

  • Chinese challenge to a U.S. surveillance aircraft flying in international airspace above the Spratley Islands
  • Beijing continuing to assert sovereignty in the South China Sea through construction of “artificial islands”
  • The arrest of six Chinese scientists on American soil for economic espionage
  • Has North Korea successfully miniaturized nuclear warheads for ballistic missile use?

ELAINE DONNELLY, President of the Center for Military Readiness

  • The role of women in the military
  • The administration’s experimentation with women in combat
  • Lack of congressional oversight on Loretta Sanchez’s “SIR” amendment

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With David Yerulshami, Rep. Louie Gohmert, Neil Munro, and Andy McCarthy

You don’t have to go to Benghazi to find a cover-up.  Lawyer David Yerulshami stops by the show today to talk with Fred Grandy about an ongoing lawsuit and apparent cover-up by the Council of American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR.

Rep. Louie Gohmert gives his take on the “great act of statesmanship achieved by President Morsi” in brokering a cease fire agreement between Israel and Hamas. Hamas is a part of the Muslim Brotherhood therefore it is no surprise that Morsi became involved and pushed for an agreement that aided his fellow Islamists.

Fred and Neil Munro unpack the recent comments from Egyptian President Morsi that his rule is above judicial review. Is this assertiveness a response to President Obama's policy in the region?

Andy McCarthy drills down on the cease fire agreement between Hamas and Israel. Hamas won because the Muslim Brotherhood leadership in Egypt gave them legitimacy and brokered the deal which served as a detriment to Israeli security.

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· DIANA WEST gives her take on the “show trials” that some of our military personnel have to endure in order to appease our enemies; is this a consequence of winning the hearts and minds?

WND » Obama should pardon the Leavenworth 10 » Print

· Special Agent JEFFREY SCOTT of the DEA analyzes the increase in narco-subs and what affect they have on our national security.

Drug War at Sea: Rise of the Narco Subs

· Representative LOUIE GOHMERT (TX-01) discusses how the FBI is creating counterterrorism-training manuals with the help of organizations that are connected terrorism. Why is the Holder Justice Department withholding documents that can prove these organizations are connected to terrorism?

Rep. Gohmert’s Amendment to the NDAA Adopted

· ANDY McCARTHY tells us the truth about the Arab Spring , which was revealed in Turkey

From Democracy to Sharia

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Fred Grandy reviews the week in national security with Frank from Boko Haram in the oil critical nation of Nigeria to the President's national security and foreign policy record to date.   Counter-terrorism expert Steve Coughlin gets into the nuts and bolts of how our federal counter-terrorism professionals are trained and how terrorism supporting groups in the U.S. influence that training.  Then Congressman Louie Gohmert takes the same topic to a legal and policy level.  Such terrorist supporting influence groups have been meeting with FBI officials at the highest level despite legislation which passed last year forbidding the FBI to meet with so-called civil rights groups who have been identified by the Department of Justice as having given material support to terrorists.  Bill Gertz ends the hour with breaking news on severe cuts to our nuclear deterrent.

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What is the legacy of the late President Ronald Reagan? Paul Kengor explains how the life and policies of this great American leader has helped to shape 20th century and even 21st century America. This was a man who understood the threats that America faced and he knew what needed to be done to combat those threats. Ronald Regan was always ready to stand against the enemy in order to preserve freedom and democracy.

The president has expressed, on different occasions, his belief that the Constitution is a deficient document.  He has also indicated that a primary goal of his administration is to change the way things are done in the United States in order to balance the principles on which he believes the nation was founded.  Rep. Gohmert joins Frank today to share his opinion about Obama’s effort to change the Constitution and whether or not the president is trying to get the principles of the Founding Fathers back or trying to impose his own principles.

Vice President of Unmanned Systems for Qinetiq, Ed Godere, explains how the Dragon Runner family of unmanned systems is helping to improve survivability of our dismounted troops. This lightweight robot helps to detect IEDs as well as enemy positions which is allows troops to stay in a secure position while this robot enters houses or travels over roads that may hide IEDs.

What is Mitt Romney’s attitude towards Sharia? Does he understand this threat of is this just political rhetoric? Andy McCarthy provides his analysis pertaining to how Romney’s own religion might be affecting his stance towards the stealth jihad and his willingness to combat such a threat.

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United States House of Representatives Louie Gohmert from Texas just came back from leading important discussions overseas in defense our interests in Afghanistan. He starts by explaining the situation in Afghanistan and the incredible work the United States military has done by defeating the Taliban, and how the Obama Administration seems to discount all the hard work of our troops by releasing high ranking Taliban leaders. Representative Gohmert clearly states what will happen if the US releases the Taliban leaders, and the danger it will bring, not only to the United States, but to Afghanistan as well. Will the president follow through with this horrific lack of judgment and release these dangerous terrorists?

Andy McCarthy explains the critical healthcare and foreign policy factor in the current GOP presidential race. Being a former federal prosecutor, McCarthy provides a legal perspective and a sanity check on the recent Marine video and war crimes. Is this truly a war crime or just an immoral act? Is this any worse than how our enemies treat our soldiers?

Jim Hanson shares his opinion about the recent Marine video showing Marines desecrating dead Taliban fighters and what this could mean for the U.S. cause and effort in the region. Hanson gives his analysis on the “Stop Online Privacy Act” and explores alternatives other legislation to provide content security. Could this legislation provide an effective and profitable business model? He concludes the interview with remarks on why men in uniform support Ron Paul’s candidacy over the other GOP presidential nominees.

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Ben Birnbaum of the Washington Times joins Frank to explain what is happening inside Venezuela.  Pablo Perez is a rising political opponent to Chavez’s regime and could contest the long standing leader in the upcoming election. Pablo Perez seems to pro-American which is in stark contrast with the current Venezuelan policy under Chavez. Will Chavez make it to the election?  If Chavez does not make it to the election, who would take over for him and could that person beat Perez in a fair election? America should not get overly involved in the opposition because it could be seen as American interference and potentially hurt opposition support.

Representative Louie Gohmert spends time with Frank to try and clarify what Eric Holder and the DOJ is trying to do with respect to the Fast and Furious debacle. Eric Holder testified on May 3 that he only heard about Fast and Furious a few weeks prior which documents from DOJ showed to be false. DOJ provided Congress with over 100 pages of irrelevant documents in order to obscure the truth. The Attorney General of the United States is supposed to uphold the law, but Eric Holder broke the law when he lied during a Congressional hearing. Isn’t it time for him to go? According the Attorney General Holder, a few weeks and a few months aren’t really that different when referring to the time when he found out about this operation. Holder either misled Congress intentionally or negligently, either way his credibility is ruined.  Holder has failed to produce and evidence pertaining to the Inspector General’s investigation into Fast and Furious. According to Holder, he and the IG are so close that they don’t need a formal order; the Attorney General and IG should not have that close of a relationship. No matter how you break it down, Holder is incompetent and should be removed from his position. How come other Attorney Generals have been removed for less offenses, but yet Obama will not remove this one? Congressman Gohmert also touches on the fact that the Obama Administration is handcuffing U.S. agents trying to fight Islamic extremism as well as the fact the Obama Administration not allowing this threat to be properly characterized and spoken about among government officials.

Gordon Chang gives his analysis as to what is happening in China. China seems to be using its maritime fleet of fishing trawlers to push their territorial boundaries. A Chinese trawler went into South Korean waters and ended up killing a South Korean Coast Guardsman. At what point will America and other Asian nations push back against China’s aggressive expansionism? There are 10 major hacking groups in China, which cannot be formed without some form of government knowledge and support, which are attacking civilian as well as government instillations within the United States as well as other nations.  Could this hacking have played a part in the Iranians acquiring a U.S. drone? What are the implications of China getting a hold of this drone? The Chinese/Iranian relationship is growing more nefarious by the day and this unholy alliance could pose serious security risks to the United States as well as other nations.  We cannot negotiate arms control treaties with Russia, without including China because the Chinese may have thousands of strategic missiles hidden inside these underground tunnels that have been discovered in China.

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The editor of the Washington Times Editorial page, Brett Decker, joins Frank to elaborate on his book pertaining to the Obama Administration bowing down to the Chinese and hastening American decline and ushering a century of Chinese dominance. Is Barack Obama just anti-American or is there an emotional, self-loathing problem behind his subservient behavior? This behavior emboldens the Chinese to take advantage of what they perceive as American weakness. The president represents the United States of America and in doing so must convey a message of strength, yet Barack Obama conveys a message of weakness and compliance to foreign states.  What message do we want our leaders to convey and what message are they conveying? America is at war with China, it may not be with conventional forces but they are engaging America on the cyber battlefield and economic battlefield. China is stealing business secrets, buying American banks and undermining American exceptionalism and this is how they plan on overtaking the U.S. as the global leader. The military leadership of America has failed to take the Chinese threat seriously because all they see is current capabilities instead of future capabilities that the Chinese are working towards.

Fred Grandy is joined by Rep. Louie Gohmert inside “The Cloakroom” to discuss the Muslim Brotherhood infiltration of the American government. Rep. Gohmert grilled Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano about her nonchalance in regards to one of her advisors using his security clearance to take classified information and distributing it to a news outlet. Secretary Napolitano was not bothered by this event and has claimed that she will not take action against Mohammed Elibiary.  Why does the Secretary of Homeland Security feel it is not important to take action against someone who stole classified information? Why did she give a security clearance to someone who supports the Muslim Brotherhood? DHS is also refusing to use words such as Islamic Extremism because “it might offend those who wish to kill us.” A DHS report also calls for the federal government to work with people, such as the Muslim Brotherhood, to train agents to go after those extremists. How can America allow a fox to catch a fox?

Ambassador Yoram Ettinger explains what is happening within the Syrian regime. Up to 2009 many countries, including the United States, felt that Syria was moving into a new era with Bashar Assad at the helm. He was seen as a moderate leader who would help support the interests of the West and that is why America sent back an ambassador after a few years of absence. Obviously this was a miscalculation, now countries are calling for Assad to step down but who will take his place? Could the Muslim Brotherhood come to power in Syria? Just because there is a democratic process doesn’t mean that democracy will rule the country, example Germany in the 1930s. How will this affect U.S. security? Turkey has strengthened relations with Iran, how will this affect US security and influence in the region?

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Is the upcoming United Nations vote to recognize Palestinian statehood a “grand deflection” to keep the world’s eyes off the true crisis of the moment, Iran?  Claudia Rosett, Journalist-in-Residence at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, joins Frank to discuss the “raft of problems” associated with September’s UN General Assembly vote.  To start with, the UN does not grant statehood.  Rosett explains the vote, which already failed in the Security Council earlier this year, is just the latest episode in a long propaganda campaign by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the Arab League and the “usual gang” steering the UN’s agenda, to delegitimize Israel.  “This is about squeezing Israel,” says the Pajamas Media columnist, and a “bid to create a terrorist state.”

Then, Congressman Louie Gohmert, of Texas, discusses the “now we run” strategy in Libya, where backing the rebel government is analogous to Jimmy Carter’s welcoming of the Ayatollah Khomeini as a “man of peace.”  “These are not people that like us,” says Rep. Gohmert.  Although the sentiments in Libya are troubling, there are encouraging signs in the House of Representatives, where Gohmert sits, including a new bill to correspond our level of influence at the UN with our level of funding.  The Congressman, a former judge, also discusses President Obama’s Executive rule by waiver, “where the rule of law is tossed aside and it’s not equal application of the law it’s who you know that gets you by,” he says.

Next, Frank welcomes back Patrick Byrne, of, to Secure Freedom Radio to give the bird’s eye view of economic warfare.  Byrne explains the settlement system, designed 20 years ago to computerize our economy, built with inherit flaws, ones that can be exploited by our enemies.  Osama Bin Laden once said, “I know the cracks in the Western financial system better than I know the cracks in my own hand,” and Byrne details how Hamas, Hezbollah, the Russian mafia, Genovese and others have manipulated the market.  Byrne, President and CEO of Overstock, documents the mortgage fraud schemes by al-Qaeda in 2008 and concludes by telling us what we can do to thwart this threat.

Finally, Contributing Editor of National Review, Andy McCarthy discusses his latest column where he describes the descent of major cities in Europe into Islamicized enclaves.  McCarthy describes the ideological falsehood that terrorism has no impetus behind it, which has guided these cities into “voluntary apartheid.”  Malmo, Amsterdam, Rome and Brussels have all lost the sovereignty of their governments to Islam not by those acts of terrorism, but systematically by way of Civilization Jihad.  Muslims are urged to relocate to the West, not assimilate, what Turkey’s Prime Minister calls a “crime against humanity,” and infiltrate its laws and bureaucracy. The former prosecutor and author of The Grand Jihad explains how the U.S. can avoid the same fate of Europe by coupling outreach with intelligence gathering like the NYPD has done in New York City.

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As the dust settles from Congress’s debt compromise, questions remain about the fate of our national defenses. Kori Schake, Research fellow at the Hoover Institution, explains why she is less concerned about the debt deal, at least in its first phase. “Requiring two to three percent in cuts in defense is manageable,” she says, however, it is the second tranche that requires cause for concern, with the potential of triggering automatic cuts leading to a hollow military. Schake discusses President Obama’s “fundamentally reckless” approach that fails to realize the consequences of gutting defense. “We don’t get to choose when our enemies decide to challenge us,” says Schake, as she recognizes the importance of staying strong in the eyes of our adversaries. Schake also describes the disenfranchisement of our youngest Veterans who face an unemployment rate double that of the rest of the nation, and how the Hiring our Heroes program of the Chamber of Commerce seeks to address their concerns.

Next, Daniel Bongino explains why he left a life as a Secret Service Special Agent to run for Senate in Maryland. “It’s time for normal folks, who have lived lives of real consequence, to get off the couch and get onto the football field,” he says. “I’m just a normal guy fed up with politics as usual,” leading him to challenge career-politician Ben Cardin. A career law enforcement officer, Bongino shares his views on national security, views shaped by traveling to 27 countries. He debunks the perception of America’s poor standing in the World, and offers his perspective on the defense budget and why we have to be “rocked-ribbed with Israel,” our strongest ally in the Middle East. Bongino also explains why the U.S. is a force for good and how “if we don’t have a Country to defend the rest of the issues are irrelevant.”

Coordinating Supervisory Special Agent Austin Berglas, then educates us on the inter-workings of the FBI against cyber crime. Berglas, head of the Cyber Branch of the New York FBI office, says that as people become more and more connected on the Internet, the more vulnerable they are to cyber threats. “If everything is accessible to the Internet, it’s accessible to the bad guys as well,” he says, as even the FBI has been shown to be susceptible to hackers as of late. Berglas explains the “Deterrent effect” in battling cyber warfare, and also the blurring lines between state-sponsored strikes and individual hackers on a worldwide stage.

Finally, Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert takes time from his August recess to give us his take on the debt deal in Washington, one he calls, “disastrous.” “This bill is about national security,” he says, noting that because of base line budgeting there were no cuts, “we simply made decreases in the amount of future increases.” Rep. Gohmert asserts that the deal is gambling with our defenses, the equivalent of a King betting half his castle wall in a medieval poker game. Gohmert resisted the false choice of raising taxes against cutting our security forces in half by voting against the deal, and explains why his fellow Republicans should have done the same. The Vice Chair of Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security, also comments on the Administration’s foolhardy outreach to the Muslim Brotherhood, commenting, “we are asking those bent on our destruction to help us against those bent on our destruction.”

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