In regards to the horrific events in Ukraine, you get the impression in reading the American press, that there's a disconnect between what is happening and the reality of why it is happening. To connect the two, we welcome, from his home in Switzerland, retired U.S. Navy Captain James Fanell (gcsp.ch). After retirement, he served as Director of Intelligence for the U.S. Pacific Fleet. He examines the weakness of our current administration and how projecting that weakness shines a bright green light for someone like Putin to do what he's doing. Captain Fanell also looks at America's and Europe's exclusion of all things Russia and how China is stepping in to fill Russia's economic void.
John is on the road today but that doesn't stop him from being a guest on KYMS radio with Lee Lancaster. John and Lee discuss Russia's invasion of Ukraine as well as the impact on Christians in that country. As always John gives a sobering account of the persecuted church around the world, including in Nigeria and surrounding countries as well as in Iran, China, and India. There was also an incident in Australia, believe it or not, where police interrupted a Catholic mass to force parishioners to wear masks.
What does it mean to be a citizen? We all know traditionally what the answer is, but with globalism rearing its ugly head, the definition may well have become meaningless. Back with us today by popular demand is Victor Davis Hanson (victorhanson.com), Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He explains the globalists' motives in destroying national citizenry in favor of a global one, making sense of the turmoil we see in the news and in society. But the national citizenry is pushing back. He even discusses whether or not those in the Biden administration understand that their actions are creating chaos or if they are completely incompetent. Fascinating conversation with the great Victor Davis Hanson!
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.
A military should be focused on defense of a country and being better than the enemy. But our military has begun to focus on social engineering issues instead. First up this week is Retired Air Force Colonel Mike Angley, who served 25 years in the Office of Special Investigations for the Air Force. He looks at new woke policies in the military, including snitch phone lines and diversity training. Many of these policies would lower morale, discipline, and unit cohesion. In other words, defense and being better than our enemies have been overtaken by political correctness.
And when it comes to government policies, our current administration is reverting back to Obama-era programs, despite their previous failures. Back with us today is Ken Timmerman (kentimmerman.com), CEO of the Foundation for Democracy in Iran. He examines the Biden Middle East policy, especially where it concerns Iran, and how Iran has not had to concede anything in a newly resurrected Iran Deal. He also looks at the future of the Abraham Accords now that the Trump administration is out of power.
We may never know exactly where the Covid virus came from, but it's looking more like it could have originated in a lab in China. Rounding out the show this week is Dr. Roger Klein (rogerdklein.com), Chief Medical Officer at the cancer genomic company Omniseq. There will be investigations into the virus's origins, but will anything come of it? Will we learn anything from the past year? Dr. Klein discusses supply chain deficiencies, the need to rely solely on science and not politics, and whether lockdowns were the right move.
The Biden administration's Middle East policy, especially where it concerns Iran, is reverting back to what the Obama administration had done before – despite the previous failures. Back with us today is Ken Timmerman (kentimmerman.com), CEO of the Foundation for Democracy in Iran. He explores why, if it always ends in failure, the current administration would bother with the Obama-era Middle East plan. Apparently Iran has not had to concede anything in this newly resurrected Iran Deal. He also looks at the future of the Abraham Accords now that the Trump administration is out of power.
There are two countries in the world right now vying to be the most powerful – the United States and the People's Republic of China. Brian Kennedy (www.presentdangerchina.org), Chairman of the Committee on the Present Danger: China, joins us to look at the difference between our two presidential candidates when it comes to China relations, election interference by not only China but also Russia (and who it is they prefer), and the overall battle between us and China for global supremacy.
We look at the geopolitics of the energy markets – the U.S. has finally gotten to the point where we are able to sell energy to the rest of the world. The U.S. also needs to be prepared for this showdown with China and not be caught short like so many times in the past.