Lot of rumbling lately about Russia and incursions – minor or otherwise – into Ukraine. There's no better resource for the latest updates on this than our man in Ukraine, Reuben Johnson. He looks at a number of topics today, including hastily scheduled and ultimately unproductive negotiations between Russia and the U.S. regarding Ukraine, Biden's press conference last week and the implications from that, and the true state of Putin's government and the rest of Russia. He also discusses the pervasive surveillance state in China and what journalists will have to face during the upcoming Olympic games.
The JCPOA, known informally as the Iran Nuclear Deal, is close to being resurrected and there are many myths propagated by the media surrounding that deal that just aren't true. Joining us today is Sean Durns (camera.org), Senior Research Analyst in CAMERA's Washington DC office. He looks at some of these myths, including that Israel is on board with resurrecting the Deal and the Trump administration cozied up to hardliners in Tehran – both of which are false. The media glosses over the truth to promote narratives but the devil is always in the details.
Whirlwind tour around the world today as we bring back Ukraine-based defense expert Reuben Johnson to talk with us about a variety of topics. He covers the Wuhan lab leak theory and how the media has handled it as well as the resurrection of the Iran Deal by the Biden administration. He takes a look at China's geopolitical plans and how Russia is getting away with the hacking of key industries in the U.S. He then compares America to the Roman Empire in its latter years as well as the Soviet Union economically right before it fell. We need to focus on things that matter – like modernizing our military – instead of useless controversies that distract us from forces trying to destroy us.
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.
The U.S. is still working out what administration will occupy the White House in January, but countries in the Middle East aren't waiting around. Israel-based Josh Hasten (joshhasten.com), host of the Israel Uncensored radio show, joins us to answer the question: what should be done about Iran? A Trump and a Biden administration have markedly different plans when it comes to Iran. Gulf States in the Middle East are forming alliances with Israel to fight against Iran should help not materialize from Western countries.
With all this uncertainty swirling around, a feeling of angst has settled over a lot of people. John, Carol, and Steve convene a Steel round table for a discussion on how to handle these stressful times. We need to focus on what's important and come together and help each other. Also, prayer is a great way to manage anxiety because God's plans are always best and He will provide a way for us to get through it.
John and Carol continue the studio round table, examining the new normal (or emerging paradigm shift) in the world of economics. They look at the global economic picture, the actions of central banks around the world, and how the virus is affecting businesses both big and small.
Finally this week, we tackle the age old question: what is truth? Dr. James Thrasher (faithandfreedom.com), Professor of Biblical Studies at Grove City College, relates his experiences with students and how they need a solid grounding in the absolute quality of truth. Truth can't be 'your truth isn't my truth' - it has to be based on something. In this clash of worldviews we're having today, it's important to ground yourself in absolute truth.
While the U.S. is swaying back and forth over what administration will occupy the White House in January, countries in the Middle East aren't waiting around. Israel-based Josh Hasten (joshhasten.com), host of the Israel Uncensored radio broadcast, joins us today to answer the question: what to do about Iran? There's a marked difference between a Trump and a Biden administration when it comes to how to handle Iran. With so-called official sources calling Biden the winner, Gulf States in the Middle East are forming alliances with Israel to fight against Iran should help not materialize from Western countries or from the UN.