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Putin’s Middle East Strategy

With Sebastian Gorka, Kevin Freeman, Tom Rogan and Benjamin Weingarten

SEBASTIAN GORKA, Chairman of the Threat Knowledge Group, author of “Defeating Jihad: the Winnable War”:

  • ISIS is totalitarianism centered around religion
  • What does it take to win the war against Jihad?
  • Jihadist use of both kinetic and subversive methods against western civilization

KEVIN FREEMAN, Senior Fellow at the Center for Security Policy, Creator of GlobalEconomicWarfare.com:

  • Open society foundation attempted to block dissenters on the Internet
  • Why ICANN must be stopped

TOM ROGAN, Columnist at the National Review, Senior Fellow at the Steamboat Institute:

  • Putin’s strategy for Syria and the Middle East

BEN WEINGARTEN, Contributor to Conservative Review, Founder of Change Up Media LLC:

  • UK quarantining Jihad in prisons
  • The problems with “Countering Violent Extremism”

Breaking Down Jihad

Frank Gaffney had Dr. Sebastian Gorka on Secure Freedom radio yesterday. Gorka is the author of “Defeating Jihad: The Winnable War.” He is also the Maj. General Matthew C. Horner Distinguished Chair of Military Theory at the Marine Corps University and an adjunct professor at the Institute of World Politics.

Gaffney kicked off their discussion by noting that there are different understandings of the term Jihad. He asked Gorka to define the term as he sees it:

“The blunt truth is that it’s a concept which has changed over time and has been redefined by men through the centuries so if you look at the original Koran you find that there is an expression of Jihad as inner striving or trying to resist temptation but that’s a fraction of the times that it is used. By far and away, the majority of instances where the word Jihad is used it is used to mean martial warfare, so physical warfare.”

Gorka suggests in this sense, Jihad was even sometimes used against Muslim leaders who were considered insufficiently Muslim. In the 20th century, Gorka suggests that Jihad took on a very specific meaning:

“The war a Muslim must engage in for the glory of Allah to reestablish and to expand the theocratic empire of the caliphate.”

Gorka suggested that groups like ISIS and others are practicing a form of religious totalitarianism and points out that when they take over a territory, they enslave the people. The imposition of Shariah Law takes place and it is not an option.

Gaffney asked Gorka to break this idea down in a historical sense and Gorka reminds us that Mohammed was not only a prophet for Islam but the final prophet as well as a head of state and head of military. Tribes of people who opposed him were essentially wiped out.

“Either you agree with the prophet and the new religion or you will be subjugated or you will be killed. That is not something which can be parsed, or interpreted or contextualized and anybody who says that’s not in the Koran simply hasn’t read it.”

Understanding the Ideology

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With Dr. Sebastian Gorka

Dr. SEBASTIAN GORKA, author of the recently-released “Defeating Jihad: The Winnable War”, Maj. Gen. Matthew C. Horner Distinguished Chair of Military Theory at the Marine Corps University, Adjunct Professor at the Institute of World Politics:

  • Changing concept of ‘Jihad’
  • Ideological underpinnings behind the war against radical, totalitarian Islam


  • Sayyid Qutb and the Muslim Brotherhood’s global influence on the faith
  • Some using the ‘hijra’ to undermine European society
  • Muslim Brotherhood practicing civilization jihad


  • Soviet model of state security exported to the Middle East in the 1950s
  • Extensive jihadist networks in European cities due to the political elite’s obsessions with ‘multiculturalism’


  • Forces of subversion already present inside the US
  • CAIR giving Obama advice concerning law enforcement training
  • Need to disband the terms, ‘counter violent extremism’ and ‘lone-wolf terrorist’


  • Using Cold War methodology to defeat today’s Global Jihad Movement
  • Institutional changes needed to effectively wage information operations
  • What should US policy towards Saudi Arabia consist of?
  • Declassifying the 9/11 papers

Talking Foreign Policy at CPAC

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With Dr. Sebastian Gorka, Gordon Chang, Ben Weingarten, Dan Bongino

Dr. SEBASTIAN GORKA, Major General C. Horner Distinguished Chair of Military Theory at the Marine Corps University:

  • The many facets of jihad
  • Subversive activity of the Muslim Brotherhood and its Explanatory Memorandum
  • Egypt’s case study in Islamic leadership

GORDON CHANG, author of “The Coming Collapse of China”:

  • Changing bi-partisan consensus on China and Russia
  • Using the strength of democracy to discredit authoritarian regimes
  • President Obama’s initial disinterest in foreign policy

BEN WEINGARTEN, Founder and CEO of ChangeUp Media, LLC:

  • Republican version of progressive foreign policy
  • Seeking a mandate for combating radical Islam
  • Getting to 1237

DAN BONGINO, former secret service agent:

  • Focus of CVE and the ideological battle
  • Political pressure inside US law enforcement
  • Anti-anti communists and shariah law

Islamic State’s Global Ambitions

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With Dr. Sebastian Gorka, Diana West, Soeren Kern, Tom Rogan, Jim Hanson

Dr. SEBASTIAN GORKA, Distinguished Chair of Military Theory at the Marine Corps University:

  • Seriousness of the Islamic State’s global threat
  • Growing threat of ISIS in the United States
  • How to deal with the refugee crisis and the Muslim Brotherhood

DIANA WEST, Author of “American Betrayal”:

  • Multiculturalism’s negative effect on the West
  • Immigration destroying Western culture
  • Threats coming from Canada’s acceptance of Syrian refugees

SOEREN KERN, Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Gatestone Institute:

  • Germany as a case study in the rise of European Islamic supremacism
  • Europe’s model of immigration verses that of the US
  • Angela Merkel perpetuating a public health crisis  through refugee resettlement
  • European Union’s failing model of a single currency and open borders

TOM ROGAN, Senior Fellow at the Steamboat Institute, and Columnist for National Review:

  • Islamic State’s movement to the West
  • Concern of “No Go Zones” in Europe
  • Dealing with the hijra from the Middle East

JIM HANSON, Executive Vice President of the Center for Security Policy, former operator in the U.S. Army Special Forces:

  • Identifying the ideological background of Islamic jihadists
  • Danger of the violent and pre-violent stages of jihad to America
  • Importance in the designation of the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization
  • Review of Turkey shooting down a Russian fighter jet

Former Foes Forming Partnerships in Asia

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With Andy McCarthy, Christian Whiton, Dr. Sebastian Gorka, Kyle Shideler

ANDY McCARTHY, Contributing Editor to National Review Online, former federal prosecutor:

  • Hillary Clinton receiving media support while testifying to the Select Committee on Benghazi
  • Potential outcomes if Hillary Clinton is held accountable for dereliction of duty in handling classified material

CHRISTIAN WHITON, Principal at DC International Advisory, former Deputy Special Envoy to the Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs:

  • Growing partnership between China, South Korea and Japan
  • North Korea’s role of global nuclear proliferation
  • How to deal with regime change in Pyongyang

Dr. SEBASTIAN GORKA, Chairman of the Threat Knowledge Group:

  • Deployment of fifty US Special Forces troops to Syria
  • Challenge in dealing with ISIS’s propaganda campaign
  • Defeating extremist sects inside of Islam

KYLE SHIDELER, Director of the Threat Information Office at the Center for Security Policy:

  • Growing threat of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt
  • MB party’s voluntary exit from Tunisian politics
  • Analysis of Turkey’s recent recall elections

Jihadist Ideology Both in America and Abroad

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With Dr. Victor Davis Hanson, Ilan Berman, State Rep. Judd Matheny, Dr. Sebastian Gorka
Dr. VICTOR DAVIS HANSON, Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow in Residence at the Hoover Institution:
  • Important parallels between the Iran deal and other historic acts of appeasement
  • No urgency in cutting a nuclear deal until President Obama put down a deadline
  • Using President Reagan’s Panama Canal treaty to help solve the broken nuclear agreement
  • Request of criminal investigation by Justice and State Department officials regarding Hillary Clinton’s private email server

ILAN BERMAN, President of The American Foreign Policy Council:

  • Ilan Berman’s testimony regarding the ‘ObamaBomb’
  • Consequences of Tehran’s signing bonus
  • Global economic motive for the Iranian nuclear deal
  • U.S. forces using Turkish airbases to conduct strikes against ISIS

State Rep. JUDD MATHENY, Representative of the 47th district of Tennessee:

  • Tennessee being the nation’s “Jihad Capital”
  • What can be done to prevent radicalization in American Mosques
  • Influence of Refugee Resettlement programs in Tennessee’s Jihadi problem
Dr. SEBASTIAN GORKA, Major General Matthew C. Horner Distinguished Chair of Military Theory at the Marine Corps University:
  • The birthday of the Caliphate
  • Four threat vectors of the Islamic State that make it like no other transnational group seen before
  • Taking the fight to the enemy in the counter-idelogical domain

Time to Broaden the AUMF

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With Dr. Sebastian Gorka, Jim Hanson, Bill Gertz, Cliff Kincaid

Dr. SEBASTIAN GORKA, Breitbart’s National Security and Foreign Affairs editor:

  • Where counterterrorism efforts are best focused
  • Putting the Global Jihad Movement in its proper context
  • The Saudi connection to 9/11 and the Siege of Mecca
  • Putin’s information warfare against Obama and the EU

JIM HANSON, Senior Fellow at the Center for Security Policy and former US Army Special Operations:

  • The Center for Security Policy’s Defeat Global Jihad event and its “Secure Freedom Strategy”
  • Why a broader declaration of war is more appropriate than President Obama’s AUMF
  • The integral role of the Guantanamo Bay holding facility for national security

BILL GERTZ, Senior Editor at the Washington Free Beacon:

  • RAND’s report on Chinese military weaknesses
  • Tracing the Anthem cyber attack against sensitive U.S. healthcare information to a Chinese state-sponsored group
  • Administration bias towards the NSA as evidenced by the newly-created Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center
  • U.S. Senate confirmation of to-be Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter

CLIFF KINCAID, President of America’s Survival and the Director for Accuracy in Media’s Center for Investigative Journalism:

  • The political power of the papacy turns Leftist
  • America’s enemies in Hollywood, then and now
  • President Reagan’s example of courage and conservatism

A New Ideological War With Historic Roots

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With Dr. Sebastian Gorka

Dr. SEBASTIAN GORKA, The Major Gen. Matthew C. Horner Distinguished Chair of Military History at the Marine Corps University:


  • The religious, totalitarian ideology link between terrorist groups
  • Analyzing the threat doctrine of Islamic jihadists
  • The dangers of labeling jihadists as “misguided”


  • The principle of abrogation in the Quran
  • Threats posed by Shariah law to the U.S. Constitution
  • Defeating jihad in the ideological domain
  • Ways that theologians can bring expertise on Islam to the Pentagon


  • Putin’s thuggish opportunism
  • Why NATO is a “paper tiger” against a resurgent Russia
  • Are allies such as France enabling Russian aggression?
  • How methanol may be the key to becoming less economically dependent on Russia


  • China’s consistent subversion of U.S. regional hegemony in the Asia-Pacific
  • The Pre-WWII strategic vacuum and warning signs of an imminent great power conflict
  • A lack of alternative ideas that accompany Republican Party criticisms of the incumbent administration