Jan 25, 2020

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Realpolitik: Middle East Edition

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In literature, narratives are often fiction. In both the mainstream media and politics, narratives exhibit the same fictitious nature. In this week’s boralogue, John gives several examples of how the media and politicos have failed to tell the truth lately, including with the gun rights rally in Virginia, with anthropogenic global warming, and with Attorney General William Barr. It turns out you can make this stuff up – and it shows us their true intentions.

Manda ErvinIran is a hot topic in the news but one aspect not covered by the media is how women have been treated there. Manda Zand Ervin (www.allianceofiranianwomen.org), Founder and President of the Alliance of Iranian Women, joins us to recount how Iranian women, who were being oppressed by the mullahs, established a secret underground network in order to survive. Much of this information can be found in her new book, The Ladies’ Secret Society of Iran.

It’s time for a Middle East geopolitical update so we welcome an expert on the subject, Seth Frantzman (www.sethfrantzman.com), Middle East Affairs Analyst at the Jerusalem Post. He examines a deal between Turkey and Russia to partition Libya, an oil pipeline from the region to Eastern Europe, and the interactions between Turkey, Syria, and the Kurds.

John and Producer Steve spend a few moments dissecting an opinion piece from the Harvard Law Review that advocates for end-running the Constitution in an attempt to add amendments that would not only give permanent legislative power to liberals but would also ultimately endanger the Republic itself.

John finishes out the show this week with a news story roundup, relating stories from around the world. Included are the impending Brexit, a disastrous new economic plan in Spain, trouble in China regarding the Catholic Church, and several examples of Christian persecution.

John’s quote of the week:
If the people cannot operate on the basis of their conscience and their convicted values and beliefs, what will act as a judge upon the government when the government itself goes corrupt? And governments, believe me, will go corrupt.

On this week’s extra segment, it’s a quadruple feature as we play four interviews from 2014, 2015, and 2016 with Iraqi Christian Relief Council President Juliana Taimoorazy. She recounts the problems and tragedies involving Christians in Iraq from ISIS’s persecution to their troubles with the UN regarding refugee status. With Iraq in the news lately, it’s important to remember those who are suffering for their faith there (and around the world).


01/25/2020 Realpolitik: Middle East Edition

Podcast Episode Chapters – (Segment start time)

1 – Boralogue – Media Bias (2:12)
2 – Manda Zand Ervin – History of Women in Iran (13:29)
3 – Manda Zand Ervin – Current Climate of Iran (26:24)
4 – John Loeffler – Iran’s Treatment of Homosexuals (39:16)
      Seth Frantzman – Middle East Geopolitics: Turkey, Israel, Libya, Russia (40:33)
5 – John & Producer Steve – End-Running the Constitution (52:10)
6 – John Loeffler – Several News Stories from Around the World (1:05:33)
7 – Extras Segment – Four Interviews from Juliana Taimoorazy: 2014-2016 (1:18:27)

      End of Show (1:48:57)


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Jul 18, 2015

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Semantic Kool-Aid

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When the media and the politically correct elites give you their version of events, they want you to drink the semantic cyanide-laced Kool-Aid. In this week’s boralogue, John looks at micro-aggressions, the Confederate flagless General Lee car on the Dukes of Hazard, and Islamic terrorists who have nothing to do with Islam. The semantic cyanide Kool-Aid reveals itself in forcing everyone to think the same way and in the ridiculous contradiction that to promote tolerance you have to be intolerant toward those who disagree with you.

Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair recently became chairman of the European Council on Tolerance and Reconciliation, a group that looks to monitor speech and behavior to promote a climate of tolerance. Samuel Westrop (www.gatestoneinstitute.org), Senior Fellow at the Gatestone Institute, joins us to discuss the group’s intolerant behavior toward those who dissent and how its’ mission statement favors censorship over freedom of expression.

We transition from Europe to Latin America where the Pope finished a trip this week that included a speech on economics, a topic he admits to know very little about. Director of Research at the Acton Institute, Samuel Gregg (www.acton.org), examines the pontiff’s comments against capitalism, shows how free market economies have historically been the most successful, and asks the question, “If not capitalism, then what?” Hint: no one has an answer.

Christians are being persecuted around the world at an alarming rate. Juliana Taimoorazy (www.iraqichristianrelief.org), Founder and President of the Iraqi Christian Relief Council, exposes the long wait time for many displaced Christians to receive refugee status and recounts her organization’s efforts to help those persecuted refugees by providing food, shelter, and education.

Christians are also being persecuted here in the United States, though more through litigious means. Aaron Klein (www.facebook.com/savesweetcakesbymelissa), who along with his wife Melissa, is standing up for freedom of religion in dealing with the fallout from refusing to bake a cake for a lesbian wedding in Oregon. He updates us on his case, revealing the recent gag order demanding he not speak his views on same sex marriage because it would be construed as discriminatory. This flies in the face of the first amendment to the Constitution!

Our weekly intelligence news briefing, Section 6!As always, join us online for our weekly Section 6 intelligence briefing, featuring analysis by John on important stories highlighting emerging geopolitical trends around the world. This week John examines the recent Iran nuclear agreement and its potential impact around the world.

Follow us on the Steel on Steel Facebook page and remember to join Praying for Persecuted Christians on Facebook for the latest information concerning persecuted Christians around the world.


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