Afghanistan debacle

Shaking the Fence

Broadcast Running Time: 01:14:15

John Loeffler

September 18, 2021

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In Mark 11, Jesus asked the Pharisees to decide if the baptism of John was from heaven or from men. Instead of making a decision, they sat on the fence and claimed ignorance. Artur Pawlowski (streetchurch.ca), Founder of Street Church Ministries in Alberta, Canada, spoke in our area recently and John caught up with him for an interview. Artur shows what the battle ahead will look like for Western civilization and what we must do to win. We must get off the fence and stand up to tyranny. We know what tyranny looks like from history so we should be able to recognize it now. Making that decision is scary, but with God on our side and an iron resolve, we can successfully make a stand and choose what side of the fence we want to be on.

If what is happening doesn't make sense, there must be another agenda afoot. And today, there are many things that don't make sense. Back with us this week is John Guandolo (understandingthethreat.com), Founder of Understanding the Threat. He maintains that many of these illogical events – like the disastrous pullout from Afghanistan – are intentional. Change agents come to town trying to distract you from the truth of what's happening but people are beginning to see through the charade and wake up. He shows us what we can do.

Finally this week we welcome to the show Joseph Puder (frontpagemag.com), columnist at FrontPage Magazine. He examines America's reputation in the world after the pullout from Afghanistan. Our allies around the world don't trust us and our enemies are more emboldened. Does that mean attacks on U.S. soil are imminent?

With all the news surrounding Afghanistan, little is being said about Iran, but a new report suggests the mullahcracy may be weeks away from nuclear weapons. Back with us, is our Iran expert Ken Timmerman (iran.org), President and CEO of the Foundation for Democracy in Iran. There are geopolitical consequences following our pullout from Afghanistan, including the Iran nuclear program advancements and the policies from the current U.S. administration that isn't standing in their way. He covers the dysfunction inside Biden's military as well as within the Iranian government.

We have two guests for you today.  First up is Joseph Puder (frontpagemag.com), columnist at FrontPage Magazine.  He looks at how the world, as well as the jihadists in the Middle East, view the U.S. after the disastrous Afghanistan pullout.  Our enemies around the world are more emboldened and it could result in attacks on U.S. soil.

We then move to our second guest, Becky Dummermuth (firstliberty.org), counsel at First Liberty Institute.  She relates the story of two flight attendants who were fired for giving their opinions about their employer – opinions the employer asked for!  The company says the opinions were discriminatory; the flight attendants say the company violated their First Amendment and religious freedom rights.

John Guandolo: Another Agenda is Afoot

Broadcast Running Time: 19:26

John Loeffler

September 13, 2021

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John often says that if what is happening doesn't make sense, there's another agenda afoot. Well, there are a lot of things happening today that don't make sense. Joining us is John Guandolo (understandingthethreat.com), Founder of Understanding the Threat. He maintains that many of these crazy events, which defy logic – the unbelievably bad exit from Afghanistan or much of the messaging behind covid – is intentional. Change agents swoop in and try to distract the public from what's really going on but people are starting to see through that and wake up. He offers solutions on how to dig out from this.

What is happening with Christians in Afghanistan? Joining us today for a brief Sunday conversation is Will Stark (persecution.org), Regional Manager for South Asia at International Christian Concern. Many Christians are wondering if they should either try to escape via a land border to another country or stay and accept God's will for them, even if that happens to be persecution. He details some of the hardships facing Christians there and what can be done to help them.

We have a bonus Sunday podcast for you today. First John and Producer Steve sit down to discuss the inconsistencies in vaccine messaging. For example, why is everyone, even vaccinated people, forced to wear a mask? They shouldn't need to, right? Also, if it's ‘my body, my choice' for abortion, why isn't it for the vaccine? The reason people are all over the place regarding the pandemic is because the goal posts and the messaging keep changing.

We then check in with long-time friend of the show Avi Lipkin (avilipkin.net). He predicts there will be massive destabilization in Pakistan and the former Muslim republics of Russia as a result of the Afghanistan debacle. American leadership will be perceived as weak by both our allies and our enemies. And because of that, American will most likely be attacked again.

We started the week out with Ukraine-based defense expert Reuben Johnson and he's back with us today to finish out the week and to look at a number of issues, including the consequences of America's behavior in the disastrous pullout from Afghanistan. Confidence in the U.S. among NATO nations, as well as Ukraine, is plummeting – should a neighbor country act aggressively, it's no longer certain that the U.S. would intervene to help out. He also covers Russia's and China's potential future geopolitical plans, the pandemic moving forward, and even a little on the California governor recall election.

Reuben Johnson: Is America a Fallen Giant?

Broadcast Running Time: 22:50

John Loeffler

August 23, 2021

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The fiasco that was our exit from Afghanistan has shone a bright light on America's standing in the world. Are we top dog still or are we a fallen giant? Ukraine-based defense expert Reuben Johnson is back with us to discuss a myriad of topics. He looks at what made America great in the first place and how we have abandoned that to the detriment of our standing as a superpower. He examines China's tactics around the world, including in Cuba where they control the Internet and thusly the ability to shut down communication among protestors. He also discusses Russia and their intelligence network in and around Afghanistan – a network that gives them a greater strategic leg up than America's network. Can we find our way back to what made us great? Or will we going forward be known as a fallen giant?

Our exit non-strategy from Afghanistan was a complete debacle and the political fallout is just beginning.  But there are geopolitical consequences as well.  On today's podcast, John and Producer Steve discuss how other world leaders are taking notice of our weak leadership and wondering how best to take advantage of it.  China is surrounding Taiwan with warships, essentially daring us to defend the island country.  Iran will no doubt be interested in purchasing from the Taliban all the weapons and vehicles the U.S. military left behind.  And even now, some in the leftist media are calling out the Biden administration for its terrible handling of this.  There's a lot more happening than just "Biden is bad" or "look at the people clinging to the plane."