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Your owner's manual for your most important possession: Your freedom

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Your owner's manual for your most important possession: Your freedom

    With Grant Newsham

    With Grant Newsham

    GRANT NEWSHAM, Senior Fellow, Center for Security Policy, Senior Research Fellow at Japan Forum for Strategic Studies, Contributor, Asia Times, @NewshamGrant


    Grant Newsham talks about Huawei Technologies, Inc.: “It is best to think of it as not just a telecom company but the surveillance arm of the Chinese Communist Party”

    Newsham discusses China’s recent history of detaining western business executives and travelers as a means of pressuring foreign companies to provide them with favorable terms - a practice they also inflict on their own people

    Newsham talks about Wall Streets’ business dealings with the Chinese Communists: These are not just “useful idiots” - they are fully aware of what’s going on inside China and “just don’t care”

    Newsham: “…one gets the impression in this administration, in particular, that nothing is really worth defending”

    Is Xi Jinping “priming” the Chinese population for war?

    • 52 min
    With Michel Gurfinkiel and Amb. Pete Hoekstra

    With Michel Gurfinkiel and Amb. Pete Hoekstra

    MICHELE GURFINKIEL, Former Editor-At-Large, Valerus Actuelles, Fellow, Middle East Forum, Founder and President, Jean-Jacques Rousseau Institute


    Michel Gurfinkiel: The Australians have a global strategic outlook, which is why they struck a deal with the U.K. and the United States and cut France out

    Gurfinkiel: The increased presence of Chinese nationals in French schools was originally welcomed, having been seen as a positive. However, attitudes eventually changed after some university student began vacuuming up state-funded research

    China has the largest high speed rail network in the world - Where did the technology come from?

    Gurfinkiel: The French are aware of the Chinese threat and are willing to cooperate with the United States to counter this threat


    AMB. PETE HOEKSTRA, former Congressman (1993-2011), Michigan's 2nd Congressional District, former US Ambassador to the Netherlands (2017-2021), Fellow, Center for Security Policy, @Petehoekstra


    Pete Hoekstra: This war is not over - the terrorists are emboldened now more than ever

    Hoekstra: Afghanistan is hell for the people we left behind

    Hoekstra: There are no such as things as “Moderate Jihadists”

    Hoekstra talks about President Biden’s speech to the UN: We are unwilling to confront the Chinese

    • 52 min
    With Xi Van Fleet

    With Xi Van Fleet

    Xi Van Fleet, "Chinese by birth; American by choice," Survivor of Mao’s Cultural Revolution


    Xi Van Fleet recollects her personal experiences during Mao’s Cultural Revolution in China: “We were always told to report on others…Children turned their parents in…it was commonplace”

    Fleet: Mao would never let go of “class,” even though class had all but dissolved after the land reform movement throughout the late 1940’s and early 1950’s

    Mao’s four O's: Old ideas, old traditions, old habits, and old customs

    Fleet: “They [The Red Guards] went door-to-door…and pulled out the antique furniture, vases, old pictures…and burned them”

    Fleet: “The communist infiltration is complete. There is no place we don’t see it…school….military….and workplace….it’s just everywhere”

    Fleet: These are not just “socialist” countries, they are Communist countries

    • 52 min
    With Robert Spencer and Gordon Chang

    With Robert Spencer and Gordon Chang

    ROBERT SPENCER, Director, Jihad Watch, Weekly columnist, PJ Media and FrontPage Magazine, Author, "Mass Migration in Europe: A Model for the U.S.?," and forthcoming, "Islamophobia and the Threat to Free Speech," @jihadwatchRS 


    Robert Spencer talks about a plot to blow up a church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ,and the mainstream media’s apparent reporting blackout

    Jumana Nagarwala, a physician from Detroit, Michigan, has been charged with performing female genital mutilation (FGM) on young girls in the United States

    Counterargument to the rise of islamophobia in the United States: Prior to 9/11, there were 1,200 mosques in the U.S. Now, there are over 3,000

    Spencer: Hamas is the Muslim Brotherhood for Palestine

    Spencer: Instead of standing up to “the Squad,” the Democratic Party has seemingly capitulated to these far-left Representatives and cut off vital funding to Israel’s Iron Dome


    GORDON CHANG, Contributor, Gatestone Institute, Newsweek, Author, “The Coming Collapse of China,” “Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes the World, “Losing South Korea,” and “The Great US-China Tech War,” @Gordongchang


    Gordon Chang talks about reciprocity with China: “We can’t have a Reagan Institute in China. So why does China have Confucius Institutes on our college and university campuses?”

    How and why has China been “vacuuming up” Americans’ DNA?

    Not once during his speech to the UN General Assembly did President Biden expressly mention “China”

    Chang: There are no good scenarios for China and the impending Evergrande meltdown

    • 52 min
    With Amb. Pete Hoekstra and Todd Bensman

    With Amb. Pete Hoekstra and Todd Bensman

    AMB. PETE HOEKSTRA, former Congressman (1993-2011), Michigan's 2nd Congressional District, former US Ambassador to the Netherlands (2017-2021), Fellow, Center for Security Policy, @Petehoekstra


    Pete Hoekstra: This is the same administration that embraced the radical jihadists in Libya and many others during the Arab Spring and thereafter

    Hoekstra: While John Kerry was trying to convince the Chinese that they should join the fight against climate change, the Chinese leadership was meeting with the Taliban - “They don’t respect us”

    According to sources, Hoekstra alleged that Gen. Milley conveyed to his Chinese counterparts that the U.S. would not attack the People’s Republic should it invade Taiwan

    Hoekstra: climate change is being used by the Left to reimagine our economies

    Will NATO partners undercut military commitments in favor of pursuing climate change initiatives instead?


    TODD BENSMAN, Senior National Security Fellow, Center for Immigration Studies, former Department of Homeland Security official, Author, "America's Covert Border War: The Untold Story of the Nation's Battle to Prevent Jihadist Infiltration," @BensmanTodd


    Todd Bensman talks about the recent inflow of Haitian migrants to the U.S.-Mexico border: None of these Haitians are fleeing earthquakes or presidential assassination…Most of the country is under this false impression that they’re here [the U.S.-Mexico border] fleeing terrible stuff in Haiti. Almost everyone of these Haitians have been living for years in Chile and Brazil…no problem for years in those countries”

    Bensman: When they [the Haitians] saw Biden had opened the border, they all figured, ‘it’s a good time to upgrade’”

    On Sept. 12, the Mexican government suddenly opened the flood gates to the Mexican border - effectively “stabbing Joe Biden in the back”

    What will happen to the Haitian migrants in Del Rio, Texas?

    Bensman argues that during the Trump administration, migrants were deterred from immediately migrating to the U.S. because of the U.S. government’s “Remain in Mexico” policy 

    • 52 min
    With Bill Walton, Victoria Coates and Sam Faddis

    With Bill Walton, Victoria Coates and Sam Faddis

    BILL WALTON, Chairman, Resolute Protector Foundation, Host, The Bill Walton Show, Senior Fellow, Discovery Institute’s Center on Wealth, Poverty and Morality, @billwaltonshow


    Bill Walton talks about Evergrande's troubling future: China is not going to let a Lehman Brothers happen within their borders

    Walton: The Chinese Communist Party is racing against the demographic clock

    Hong Kong as "another Chinese city" as the region undergoes its first “Patriot Elections”

    How is the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission responding to extensive Chinese influence within American capital markets?


    VICTORIA COATES, Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Security Policy's Middle East and North Africa Department,  President, USAGM's Middle East Broadcasting Networks, Inc., former Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Middle Eastern and North African Affairs, National Security Council, Author, "David’s Sling: A History of Democracy in Ten Works of Art," @VictoriaCoates


    Victoria Coates: Iran has signaled that they will only enter the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action again so long as the U.S. relaxes all its sanctions against the Islamic Republic

    Coates: “You can’t have a good faith negation with a partner that doesn’t have a good faith word to give”

    Coates: This would be quite the moment to play hardball and pressure the Iranian regime into abandoning its nuclear program

    Europe’s coming energy shortage is affecting the continent’s lofty climate change goals

    Victoria: Don’t put your energy security for an entire continent in the hand of Vladimir Putin

    The Biden administration blames “price gougers” for the rising gas prices, refusing to acknowledge America’s apparent lack of energy independence since President Trump left office 


    SAM FADDIS, Former Clandestine Operations Officer, CIA, former Congressional Candidate, Editor, ANDMagazine.com, Author, “Beyond Repair: The Decline and Fall of the CIA,” @RealSamFaddis


    How close is Iran to "getting the bomb?"

    Sam Faddis: “The Biden administration is in the process of surrendering to all these enemies of the United States, not confronting them”

    Faddis conveys that the Biden administration has not backed away from potentially giving conditional aid to the Taliban

    Faddis: We just transported the Taliban into the 21st century in terms of communications

    Faddis: Stanford, like many of America’s preeminent educational institutions, has taken vast quantities of money from the Chinese Communist Party 

    • 53 min

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