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?
The Chinese Communist Party and its leader, Xi Jinping, have told us what their geopolitical and military plans are. Is anyone in our country listening? First up this week is Seth Cropsey (hudson.org), Director of the Center for American Seapower at the Hudson Institute. The Chinese navy is building ships at a rapid rate and mapping out strategy regarding Taiwan and the U.S. Our military, on the other hand, is worried about gender pronouns. There are weaknesses within China, if only we would recognize them and exploit them. Eventually reality becomes real. Will we face a knockout punch or will we wake up before that happens?
Is there any hope with America's education system? Indoctrination and incorrect narrative-driven history is running amok. Joining us this week is Jacob Howland (city-journal.org), Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Tulsa. He draws on his many years of experience in higher learning to show how educrats are removing classical education from the classrooms and replacing it with slogans and leftist ideologies. So is there any hope? Some teachers and many parents have now recognized what's going on and they're fighting back. Let's hope it's not too late.
One of the ways that parents are fighting back is at school board meetings. Why are they angry? Three words: critical race theory. Wrapping up the show this week is Julie Gunlock (iwf.org), Director of the Center for Progress and Innovation at the Independent Women's Forum. Many school boards blindly support critical race theory, but some board members have gone so far as to lash out at parents because they oppose CRT. Those same parents have now woken up and are pushing back – some by running to replace these board members.
There is a stark contrast between how the Chinese Communist Party is handling geopolitics and what the American public knows about it. Joining us today is Seth Cropsey (hudson.org), Director of the Center for American Seapower at the Hudson Institute. He discusses how China's leader, Xi Jinping, is laying out in detail his country's plans in regards to Taiwan, the U.S., and the world. No one in our military, though, seems to be listening. Our military is focusing on trivial things and the media is choosing to air segments meant to divide us further. China's path to world domination won't be easy, as has been indicated in speeches by Xi, but the U.S. turning a blind eye to reality will not hinder them. Eventually reality becomes real. Will we face a knockout punch or will we wake up before that happens?
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.
We may never know exactly where the Covid virus came from, but it's looking more and more like it could have originated in a lab in China. Joining us today is Dr. Roger Klein (rogerdklein.com), Chief Medical Officer at the cancer genomic company Omniseq. There will be investigations into the origins, but will anything come of it? Will we learn anything from this experience? Dr. Klein examines supply chain deficiencies, the need to rely solely on science and not politics, and whether lockdowns were the right move.
Russia, Ukraine, and China are heating up geopolitically while the U.S. seems to be treading water. Who's in charge here? Defense expert Reuben Johnson is back with us this week from his vantage point in Kiev, Ukraine. He looks at the implications of Russia's military buildup on the border of his country as well as China's aerial aggression above Taiwan. He also analyzes Russia's tactics with the EU and NATO as well how they view the current U.S. administration. Critical question: can the Biden administration handle not only the many domestic issues it faces but also two super powers encroaching on other countries' lands? Not only do we know the answer to that question, but so does the world.
The U.S. seems to be clearly headed toward a totalitarian state. Can we stop it? Believe it or not, we can learn from the coup that ousted the Shah of Iran in 1979. Shahram Hadian (tilproject.com), Founder of the Truth in Love Ministry, joins us to give a history of what happened leading up to and during the 1979 revolution in Iran. Calls were made for free education and health care, media began favoring a particular side, and elections were rigged along with candidates and even outcomes. Sound familiar? Will we end up as Iran did or will we fight back and keep history from repeating itself.
John finishes up this week's program recommending that people ignore the silly pablum of the mainstream media and look at the reality of the world we live in. We need to recognize what's really going on, focus on it, and then formulate a plan of action on how to deal with it.
The geopolitics surrounding Russia, Ukraine, China, and the U.S. are heating up. Defense expert Reuben Johnson is back with us today from his vantage point in Kiev, Ukraine. He looks at the Russian military buildup on the border of his country as well as China's purposeful aggression toward Taiwan. He also analyzes Russia's tactics with the EU and NATO, the EU's failure to convince sovereign citizens that the Union is a good idea, and how Russia views the current U.S. administration and how they plan to act toward them. The big questions is this: can the Biden administration handle the many domestic issues it faces while at the same time deal with two world super powers attempting to obtain territory that isn't theirs? Not only do we know the answer to that question, but so does the world.
Israel just held its fourth election in two years last week and the results appear to be headed toward another stalemate. Author and Middle East expert Avi Lipkin (avilipkin.net) is back with us from Israel to give us the lowdown on how Israel's elections work and where this iteration could be headed. He also analyzes global geopolitics, not only regarding the United States, but also China, Iran, and Russia, and closer to the Middle East – Israel and Hezbollah-controlled Lebanon. He and John discuss the radical changes in policies when U.S. administrations change – something John calls the zig zag wars.
China is positioning itself to become the world's biggest superpower, replacing the U.S. as leader on the world stage. Retired U.S. Navy Intelligence Captain James Fanell is back with us this week from his home in Switzerland. Chinese leadership is saying one thing, but their actions convey something completely different. Under President Trump, we were attempting to stay even with China, but with the new Biden administration, we may lose any advantage we once had. With their aggressive tactics, will China surpass the U.S. as the world's most dominant superpower?
Reading from the leftist playbook, groups aligned with the BDS movement in Israel are now shouting 'Jewish supremacism!' Dexter Van Zile (www.camera.org), Christian Media Analyst with the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting and Analysis, discusses how Christian groups are getting caught up in untrue narratives from different anti-Israel groups and justifying their actions against the Jewish state.
Finally this week, we look at the case of Kevin Clinesmith, the FBI lawyer who plead guilty to falsifying evidence during the Spygate scandal in 2016. He was recently sentenced to probation – effectively a slap on the wrist. We welcome back Thomas Lifson (www.americanthinker.com), Founder and Editor of American Thinker, who reviews the Clinesmith case and shows how the establishment circles their wagons and always seems to weather the storm while the little guy is afforded no such protections.
China is positioning itself in various arenas to become the world's biggest superpower and thus de facto leader on the world stage. Retired U.S. Navy Intelligence Captain James Fanell is back with us today from his home in Switzerland to lend his geopolitical expertise. He looks at the disingenuous words coming from Chinese leadership about how they want unity and peace, but their actions say something completely different. Under President Trump, we were attempting to stay even with China, but with the new Biden administration, the fear is we will lose any tactical advantage we once had. From a military buildup that is vastly outpacing the U.S. to their efforts at information warfare online, China is set to surpass the U.S. as the world's most dominant superpower.