Secure Freedom Radio Podcast

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Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin, Christian Whiton, Christopher Holton

August 16th, 2011

With the 2012 Presidential election coming up next November, Americans are left wondering which Republican candidate will step up and vie for the seat of Commander-in-chief. In a recent straw poll conducted in Iowa last weekend, it seems that Americans want to elect a principal, capable leader who will protect their national security. Representative Michele Bachmann of Minnesota’s 6th district, who garnered the most votes in this poll, seems to be the solution to not only reducing the deficit but also keeping Americans safe. Frank introduces the show with his thoughts on Rep. Bachmann and the other Republican candidates, as well as how the next leader of the Free World needs to implement the time tested philosophy of “peace through strength.”

Next, Lieutenant General and ordained minister, Jerry Boykin joins Secure Freedom Radio to talk about the church’s role in resisting Shariah law, or what he deems the “most serious threat to the United States since 1776.” He also discusses the emergence of a new religious movement in America called Chrislam, which combines Islamic and Christian practices. Boykin comments on how this new movement is merely a tool to appease the Muslim Brotherhood and Islamist extremists in America who claim religious freedom under the Constitution.

Former State Department official and principal at DC International Advisory LLC, Christian Whiton examines the latest reports that Pakistan allowed Chinese journalists to take pictures of the fallen helicopter, including its stealth technology, in Afghanistan. He surveys the implications that a close Pakistan-China relationship will have for our military mission in Afghanistan and our influence in the region. This relationship not only strengthens one of America’s most powerful enemies, but also weakens the ties with one of America’s most dangerous allies.

Christopher Holton of the Center for Security Policy concludes today’s show by enlightening us about what he refers to as the “symbolic” sanctions placed on Syria. According to Holton, in 2004, 2006, and 2008 President Bush signed orders to cut off all trade to Syria. Thus, he argues that further sanctions, such as freezing al-Assad’s foreign assets are more of a symbolic gesture than a meaningful action. He also discusses with Frank how revenues gathered from the Law of the Sea Treaty might benefit nations such as Cuba and Syria.