war with Russia

Back with us today is our (normally) Ukraine-based expert Reuben Johnson along with his son, Antonio. They recount the harrowing details of what Antonio went through to locate his father during Reuben's capture by Russian marauders.  They also give an insider's look at the 'fog of war' and discuss the real story regarding the terrible situation in Ukraine.

John flies solo today, digging deep into the archives of media history to play a speech given in 1938 by American politician Lewis Schwellenbach (D-WA). Why is he playing this speech? To show the similarities and differences between what happened with Hitler overrunning Austria in 1938 and what Putin is doing in Ukraine today. There are many similarities with what politicians and the media were saying then and now. The primary difference is that today, we are far more connected globally and unable to take an isolationist stance like we could back then. It's important to learn lessons from history and apply them to today.

Reuben Johnson: Ground Truth in Ukraine

Broadcast Running Time: 23:57

John Loeffler

April 29, 2022

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And the war goes on in Ukraine. Lot of reporting, some true, some not so much. What's really going on there? Back with us today is our Ukraine expert Reuben Johnson. He covers a number of topics, including the truth about how much Russia hasn't accomplished, Putin's possible plans moving forward, and a surprising announcement of alliance with Ukraine from a European country. He also draws on his defense industry experience to describe what both Ukraine and Russia have in their military arsenals.

Economic Fallout Territory

Broadcast Running Time: 01:17:25

John Loeffler

April 2, 2022

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Politicos have mismanaged our economy for years leading us to the paradigm shift we're experiencing today. Now they're trying to offload responsibility but also use this mess to continue their agenda. John opens the program this week continuing his analysis of how we got here. He reviews what President Trump did to repair our economy and how President Biden has undone all of that. The world runs on oil, but there are forces – namely the climate alarmists – that have always advocated for getting us off of oil by taxing it, thereby hurting the poor and middle class. They and the politicos have slowly enacted their plans over the years, leading us to where we are today.

People are beginning to awaken from their slumber when it comes to these plans. The emperor is quickly disrobing and all the cards are now on the table. Joining us today is Christopher Bedford (rightforge.com), Chief Communications Officer at RightForge. Globalists are using our current crises to accelerate their Great Reset plans, but as they do, average everyday folks are waking up. Issues and relationships once thought unimportant are suddenly found to be vital. There's a battle brewing between the resetters and the reformers as we race into an unknown future.

There has been a new set of sanctions against the Russian government for their role in Ukraine. But could there be unforeseen consequences to these new sanctions? With us to discuss is Tho Bishop (mises.org), Assistant Editor of the Mises Wire at the Mises Institute. He shows how politicians are largely ignorant about economics, putting politics over sound policy. He also looks at the very real possibility that the sanctions process being used against Putin right now may soon be used against ‘domestic terrorists' in America.

We finish this week's program with an incredible update from our correspondent in Ukraine, Reuben Johnson. We had feared the worst after not hearing from him for weeks, but he's back and he tells us what he experienced trying to leave Ukraine and how the Russian soldiers feel about the war they're fighting.

For a couple of weeks, we had no idea what had become of our Ukraine-based expert Reuben Johnson. Had he escaped Kiev? Was he injured or dead? Thankfully, we received a call from him letting us know what had happened. He is with us today to share his incredible tale – one that involves his car being destroyed by machine gun fire! He also discusses conversations he has had and reports he's received regarding the mindset of both Russian and Ukrainian soldiers.

Reuben Johnson: On the Ground in Kyiv

Broadcast Running Time: 24:22

John Loeffler

February 25, 2022

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Russia has invaded Ukraine.  John managed to contact Reuben Johnson, our source on the ground in Ukraine's capital, Kyiv.  Reuben discusses the reality of the situation there: the backed up roadways, the nightly curfews, the military vehicles grinding their way through town.  He and John have a casual, non-interview-type conversation between two friends about the real-life conditions in a country being invaded by a superpower.  Please pray for Reuben and the people of Ukraine as they endure this military onslaught.