Cold War With China

The Warsaw Security Forum was held last week, highlighting the geopolitics of military defense. First up this week is one of our regular guests who attended that conference, Ukraine-based defense expert Reuben Johnson. He examines NATO's defense against possible Russian aggression, the future of the manufacture of weapon systems, how countries are questioning the Biden administration after the debacle in Afghanistan, and China's provocation toward Taiwan as they deal with internal problems.

Next up, we dive deeper into China's provocation toward Taiwan and President Biden's meeting with Xi Jinping. We welcome up Stephen Bryen (centerforsecuritypolicy.org), Senior Fellow at the Center for Security Policy. He explains the history between China, Taiwan, and the U.S. and how the Biden administration is putting out mixed messages as to their foreign policy. In the end, no one is sure who's in charge at the White House with their fractured foreign policy, which ultimately leaves Taiwan in greater danger.

We move away from geopolitics and ask the question: what is the future of the Christian church amid all of the chaos in the world? Joining us next is Mike LeMay, retired General Manager of Q90FM in Green Bay, Wisconsin. He discusses how we are coming in to a time of religious persecution where we will have to choose between worldly churches and Bible-believing underground churches. Christians can fight the battles of this world, but we must keep our hearts in the Lord. Living in this fallen world, we may lose battles from time to time, but with God on our side, we ultimately win the war.

Finally, we take a look back at January 6, 2021. It wasn't an insurrection, but there was violence and the identity of some of the planners of that violence are being revealed. Rounding out the show this week is author, activist, and podcast host Suzzanne Monk (trumptalk.us). Some of the regular citizens who were arrested that day are still being held without a trial, while it has been discovered that Antifa and the FBI both had a hand in planning the part that was violent. With overwhelming odds against people who support former President Trump, it seems the Left wants conservatives to live in fear.

Stephen Bryen: Mixed Messaging on Taiwan

Broadcast Running Time: 17:54

John Loeffler

October 14, 2021

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Chairman Xi of China and President Biden met last month to discuss Taiwan and they announced that they had agreed to stick to the Taiwan Agreement. But both Taiwan and our own State Department are unsure of what that means. Joining us to discuss this is Stephen Bryen (centerforsecuritypolicy.org), Senior Fellow at the Center for Security Policy. He explains the history of what is actually a series of Taiwan assurances – not one agreement – and how if President Biden doesn't know anything about this history, can he be trusted to come to the aid of an ally? No one is exactly sure who is in charge at the White House, but if a clear anti-aggression foreign policy regarding China and Taiwan isn't expressed, Taiwan could soon suffer a similar fate as Hong Kong.

John Loeffler

October 9, 2021

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It's important to make sense of the turmoil we see in the news and in society. And no one does it better than fan favorite Victor Davis Hanson (victorhanson.com), Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He looks at the globalists' plan to destroy national citizenry and replace it with a global community. Does the definition of ‘citizen' even matter anymore when migrants flood across the border and aren't made to take a Covid vaccine, but American citizens are forced to, often at the cost of their jobs? The turmoil depicted in the news and seen in society is largely without logic and reason, and because of that, the ‘national citizen' is waking up and fighting back.

America's enemies are hard at work around the globe – what are we doing to beef up our defenses? Not much, as it turns out. Joining us this week is David Pyne (emptaskforce.us), Deputy Director of National Operations for the EMP Task Force on National and Homeland Security. He points out that the U.S. has not kept pace with Russia and China since the end of the Cold War as far as nuclear capabilities and EMP weapons. We haven't even hardened our grid against EMP attack. Why, despite multiple warnings, are our government and our military focusing on trivial issues and not on defense?

We've seen plenty of examples showing how green energy, beneficial as it may be, is not ready for prime time. Is Great Britain getting that message? Rounding out the show this week from the UK is Dr. John Constable (thegwpf.com), Energy Editor for the Global Warming Policy Foundation. He explains how the UK's climate policy over the past few years focused on the short term at the expense of the long term. Political correctness, media coverage, and other non-climate-related issues are influencing that policy. It's OK to have a climate policy, but it has to be based on logic and reason. Right now it isn't.

It's time for a sobering look at America's defenses in the face of our enemy's actions. Back with us today is David Pyne (emptaskforce.us), Deputy Director of National Operations for the EMP Task Force on National and Homeland Security. Since the Cold War, the U.S. has not kept up with Russia and China as far as nuclear capabilities and EMP weapons. We have also not hardened our grid against a possible EMP attack from an enemy, despite multiple efforts to go through official channels. We also look at how the military isn't focused on defensive issues should there be attacks by other countries. The people in charge should be laser-focused on keeping us safe, but that doesn't seem to be happening.

John Loeffler

February 2, 2021

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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.

Geo-Economic and Political Outlook

Broadcast Running Time: 1:14:58

John Loeffler

August 1, 2020

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Economics, politics, and religion are the three primary topics discussed on Steel on Steel. This week, we open the show with an extended conversation featuring all three topics. Joining John are David McAlvany and Kevin Orrick (www.mcalvanyweeklycommentary.com), co-hosts of the McAlvany Weekly Commentary, which you can find on our Steel Podcast Network. They examine the economy possibility of another Cold War, this time with China, and how the global economy is affected by the U.S. election cycle. Marxism is now playing a greater role in global economics and politics. They also discuss Christianity's threat to communism and relying on God during times of crises. Finishing up the show this week, we welcome Dr. John Lott, Founder and President of the Crime Prevention Research Center (www.crimeresearch.org). He looks at several gun control myths and how the media misrepresent the facts surrounding shootings and completely ignore the ‘good guy with a gun saves the day' stories. He also paints a picture as to what this country would look like should all guns be outlawed.

Joining us for part one of a two-day round table discussion are Dave McAlvany and Kevin Orrick, Co-Hosts of the McAlvany Weekly Commentary, prominently featured on the Steel Podcast Network. Today, they discuss the increased reliance on credit, the economy possibility of another Cold War, this time with China, and how the global economy is affected by the U.S. election cycle.

So Now They Want to Require an ID

Broadcast Running Time: 1:56:05

John Loeffler

April 25, 2020

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Protests have erupted around the United States. Why is it happening and what can it tell us about other areas of the world? In this week's boralogue, John looks at how people are protesting against the media, politicians, and the education elites who are trying to push their ideologies in the midst of a crisis. Those institutions are lashing out now that they are being challenged. John also reminds us that while we have the right to protest and attend church online in the U.S., people in other countries are not afforded that luxury.

Dr. Anthony Fauci recently commented that we may be headed toward a national immunity ID card for everyone. Writer and researcher Dennis Behreandt (www.thenewamerican.com) joins us to discuss whether an immunity ID will blossom into a national or international ID and how it's being developed in the shadows and without the consent of the populace.

With the help of clips from the McAlvany Weekly Commentary, John de-tangles the mess that is the oil markets this week, explaining the trades at negative values and the overall fragility of the global economic system.

Are we approaching a cold war with China? Retired U.S. Air Force Brigadier General Robert Spalding (www.hudson.org) is back with us to point out that we've already been in a cold war with China, only now we are fighting back. He also covers how our biased media is running interference for the Chinese Communist Party.

Christian persecution occurs almost everywhere, but there's been a surprising uptick in the Westersphere. Ellen Fantini (www.intoleranceagainstchristians.eu), Executive Director of the Observatory on Intolerance Against Christians in Europe discusses the various sources of pressure against Christians in the West and how speech is being hijacked to silence the politically incorrect.

John's quote of the week:
“Agendas tend to rumble along underneath the surface being funded either by government or private organizations. Then invariably something will happen – an opportunistic event. Suddenly you see the agendas pop above the surface that have been there all along.”

On this week's extra segment, we play a boralogue from August 2018 regarding the slow-rolling agenda of globalists. John provides several examples from history where globalists are blatantly telling us what they plan to do. Then we play the follow-up interview on globalism with Alex Newman from that same week.