Secure Freedom Radio Podcast

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Peter Brookes, Jose Cardenas, Sarah Steelman, Andy McCarthy

April 10th, 2012

About two months ago, North Korea agreed to not test any satellites, missiles or weapons in return for food aid from the United States. Was there a failure to communicate? According to Peter Brookes, there was no failure to communicate because North Korea is known for lying and being deceitful in order to get what they want. What is the impact on regional security if North Korea successfully tests this new missile? Why is Obama so adamant on removing almost 80% of America’s nuclear deterrent at a time when other countries are building up theirs? The president can only force us to relinquish our weapons.

Brazil wants respect and wants to be a major player on the world stage, but does not want the responsibility that comes along with such a role. Brazil holds a lot of resentment towards the US when it comes to how America treats Brazil, but when Brazil is called on to burden any of the cost for international programs, they retreat and call themselves a developing country. Jose Cardenas explains how the Bush administration worked to build up the US/Brazil relationship while the Obama administration is allowing it to strain and falter at a time when the Islamists are impacting Central and South America. When Hugo Chavez dies, who will take his place? Can America and Brazil work together to help stave off Islamist influence in the region?

America needs to encourage the idea of peace through strength. Senate candidate Sarah Steelman explains what that means to her and how she will promote this idea if elected to the US Senate. First, America needs to have the muscle to protect itself, its allies and its interests but we should only use the muscle after all non-military avenues have been explored. Once we decide to use force, we need to have a clear goal and provide our troops with the necessary support in order to achieve their objective. Our military needs to be well funded, well trained, and be equipped with the latest technology. How can we encourage our elected officials to share in Sarah’s view of American security?

Dr. Zuhdi Jasser has served his country with distinction in the United States Navy and continues to serve his country on the US Commission for International Religious Freedom, but Muslim Brotherhood front organizations, such as CAIR, have taken issue with his appointment. Andy McCarthy explains how Dr. Jasser represents the moderate Muslims, the ones that are not trying to promote Sharia or wage jihad, but the ones that want to live in peace with their Christian and Jewish brothers under the Constitution. What is CAIR saying and doing to denounce Dr. Jasser? Will Congress concede to the wishes of the Islamists and remove Dr. Jasser from the commission?