Retired Lt. Colonel Tony Shaffer is a CIA trained former senior intelligence officer and a New York Times bestselling author. He is a Newsmax Contributor. And he’s the President of Project Sentinel.
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I guess I should salute you with a worthy adversary and all that. But the truth is, I really did he score podcast. United States of America has never been at war because we were too strong. Every time you look, throughout history, you will see the United States of America got into a war, because we had shown some sign of weakness that tempted our enemies and adversaries to believe that they could overtake us that they could take us now in the past, our enemies around the globe have paid a price for underestimating us this time around. I don’t think that they are, I think with Beijing Biden, the Democrat Party, which hates America almost as much as Communist China does. I think America’s enemies abroad are saying, oh, man, this is this is ripe for the pickin, where America is going to fall. This time around. All we got to do is give a little nudge. And it’s going to happen. And folks, I think this time they’re right. I think this time that we are very vulnerable, and I don’t see the United States of America having, at least in our government, the wherewithal to defend us. Let me give an example. A contrast, if you will. This is from Reuters. When was this surge July 6, there’s about a week and a half ago, Beijing is the dateline July 6. Chinese President Xi Jinping the dictator on Thursday urged the military to deepen war and combat plant planning to increase the chances of victory in actual combat. Listen to that again. communist dictator Ji Jinping, Winnie the Pooh said that he wants his troops to start deepening their their war and combat planning, because he wants to increase their chances of victory inside of combat. Now, I would like all of you to think to yourself really, really hard. When was the last time you heard a Democrat, a Socialist Democrat? Say anything like that, from Beijing Biden, to the so called defense secretary to the so called Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. When was the last time you heard any of those officials say You know what, to America’s military, our Air Force, or Marines, our army, the United States Navy, heck, even to our National Guard, when was the last time you heard an American have high high ranking? I was I was gonna say esteem, but nobody’s ever used the word esteem and Joe Biden’s regime in the same sentence. And I wasn’t about to, but when was the last time you heard anybody of that stature? Say anything like communist dictators used and painted? His country is preparing for war. Our country and our military is preparing to accessorize as our military is now a social experimentation petri dish, complete with critical race theory to divide our forces complete with LGBTQ ABCDEFG cultural Marxist training to separate us the dye program diversity, inclusion, equity, all designed to divide our forces all designed to make us a less effective fighting force and yes, basically keep us weaker on the defensive posture. Then there was something It was curious. That dropped last week late last week, ordering the selected reserve and certain members of the Individual Ready Reserve of armed forces to active duty. This was issued by Beijing Biden, let me read some of the stanzas here. By the authority vested in me as president by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 121 and 12304 of title 10. United States Code, I hereby determined that it is necessary to augment the active Armed Forces of the United States for the effective conduct of Operation Atlantic Resolve in and around the United States European Command Area of Responsibility. And furtherance of this operation under the state of authority, I hereby authorize the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Homeland Security with respect to the Coast Guard, when it is not operating as a service in the Navy, under their respective jurisdictions to order to active duty, any units, and any individual members not assigned to a unit organized to serve as a unit of the selected reserve, or any member in the Individual Ready Reserve mobilization category and designated as essential under regulations prescribed by the Secretary concerned not to exceed 3000 Total members at any one time, of whom not more than 450 may be members of the Individual Ready Reserve as they deem necessary, and to determine the service of those units and members ordered to active duty. So a lot of technical, godly goop there right, folks? So I asked some people that would be in the know, in particular, Colonel Tony Schaefer, and general Blaine hold. And here’s what these two gentlemen responded actually, it was Colonel Schaefer, who responded to me first, he said, quote, a bad sign. This means that they are putting ground troops into a potential combat area. The question is, where do you think it might be Ukraine? Oh, my goodness, I praise God I hope not. And Colonel Schaefer went on to say, typically a call up like this is done as a deterrence or preparation for combat operations. Now, I don’t want to go All Star Wars on you, but I’ve got a bad feeling about this. Got more to talk about with Colonel Tony Schaefer, next on the Salcedo storm podcast. And now a word from our sponsor. Does the state of the economy have your head spinning? Let American medical plans relieve one burden health insurance, American medical plan specializes and under 65 health insurance plans that have zero co pays and no deductibles you choose your doctors you choose your hospitals. 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I’m going to give you a series of headlines and I’m going to bring on my guest because this is precisely where we’re going to talk about and I think these headlines encapsulate the problem that we are experiencing from the UK telegraph. Here comes Biden the world’s worst diplomat from Reuters. China’s Zhi Jing ping tells his military to deepen war combat planning. Biden, let’s America’s military says Fox. Military info slipped during an interview sparking a backlash. Now what did Beijing Biden reveal in the interview? He revealed that we were low on munitions. And we are, by the way, one other headline just to put a little cherry on top of this. Beijing Biden’s arann. envoy. Right CNN Biden’s arann. Envoy placed on leave after security clearance suspended amid investigation into possible mishandling of classified material. Joe Biden, of course, stole classified materials since 1974. And so he hires people who have the same regard for our nation’s secrets. Let me bring on our guest, a man who is probably going to have more than a few things to say about this Colonel Tony Shaffer, CIA trained, he is now the president of project Sentinel, sir, welcome back. It’s always great to join you. It looks nothing to see here. Everything’s fine. Everything’s good. Right? Yeah, right. I mean, what, what what could go wrong? Look, I guess I guess we should start with with cluster bombs. to Ukraine. As you know, Senator Bill Cassidy, who was a former Democrat, who now claims to be a Republican, said that the deployment of such weapons by Mother Russia would be a war crime, and that those deploying them would be held responsible. That didn’t age very well did it? Oh, and Jen Sakhi, who I never agree with actually pointed out the legality, legality of of our doing the same thing. So let’s be clear on this. The reason that we’re doing this is because we literally have nothing when there’s been, I think, by my count, because the official count is 41 on my account is actually close to 50 draws from our strategic reserves. That is to say that we have globally, Chris, great stockpiles of weapons that are available for our forces to go forward. We have to fight. And this has been to the way we’ve done it since probably the 1960s. And it’s been effective. So because of this over abundance, regarding an overabundance of support to Ukraine, all those things like artillery rounds, and high tech weapons that we would have to have available have all gone to us, we have nothing left. And the only thing we do have left is cluster bombs, which I would argue are not strategically significant, and that they don’t give you what you need when you need to be to be blunt, kill people and break things. And secondly, strategically, it doesn’t really fit into the plan if what they’ve actually said they’re going to do. But what, hold on, wait a minute, what plan you and I have, you and I have been talking for years. And you’re a big fan of Sunsoo. And those those who are actually pro Americans actually learn from the Great General of the past. And I’m just saying there is there is no strategy, all I see is let’s just throw as much munitions as we possibly can and hope for the best. Right and that’s what sounds who says basically tactics, tactics without strategy is noise before defeat and there’s a lot of noise and personal note on the cluster munitions. Those who read dark heart, my book, my first book, there’s a point where we’re on a returning from Kabul, after conducting a series of reconnaissance operations for National Security Agency, and the FBI was on on was part of my augmentation. Anyway, the FBI vehicle blows a tire has to pull over on the old Russian road between Kabul and Bagram. And there, Chris, as we set up security, I take the point I walk out, and right in front of the FBI vehicle, 10 feet, is one of our unexploded cluster munitions. Oh, dear guy, that vehicle moved 10 more feet before FBI agents would have been killed instantly by our weapons. So I’m just saying these things, be things that we don’t use these much for a reason. Right. And they’re banned in 100 countries my understanding, and they and let me just ask you, I mean, Democrats don’t seem to fathom this. Lindsey Graham doesn’t fathom this. John Cornyn doesn’t fathom this. But what happens when a US made cluster bomb deployed by an untrained, undisciplined Ukrainian soldier takes out, you know, an entire division of Russian military because they deploy it. And then some of the other cluster bombs because you can’t laser guide cluster bombs. They don’t work that way. And so what happens if one of them one or two of them land inside of a Russian city killing, you know, some Russian kids or some Russian just normal everyday citizens? What happens then? Well, legality is pretty clear. I mean, this is one of those things where the UN has said and others have said, you know, whoever basically deploy that weapon is responsible. And this is one of the reasons we don’t use it now. I mean, again, Chris, I mean, like my personal experience and other folks I’ve spoken to this is there’s limited, if any, at all, if managed doing this, I mean, the idea here is yes, you need to kill people. But I would argue if, if anybody’s been watching the battlefield footage, you can feel and I can, I don’t mean to sound bellicose, but I gotta just be blunt here. If you really want to be effective in killing people, it’s been shown that these these these small drones, dropping bombs on individuals in a battlefield is far more precise and effective than scattering, literally 10s of 1000s of these things all over the battlefield, hoping for the best precision weapons of the best. So my, my basic position on this is, there are far more efficient ways to kill individuals effectively, without having to resort to essentially weapons that would could literally just left on the battlefield left in an urban spaces, kill anybody who’s there to include the innocent to include those who have to complete it up. Again, there’s just there’s zero upside. In any scenario, yeah, it’s because these people are devoid of ideas and what I mean by the these people, folks, the Biden regime, but the Republicans in the Senate who voted to fund no direction, retired Lieutenant Colonel Tony Schaefer, CIA trained, and a New York Times best selling author as our guest. He’s a Newsmax contributor, and he is the president of project Sentinel, that leads me to Joe Biden sitting down for an interview. And he admits, what what you have been saying, you’ve talked about an official 41 draws from our munitions across the globe, you actually believe it’s 50, which is new information for me. But Joe Biden gets on on a nationally televised interview and says, Oh, yeah, we were low on 155 millimeter artillery ammunition rounds. And and this is sparking, of course, outrage among Republicans who say, Dude, you’re not supposed to tell everybody that you’re you’re dangerously depleting our our munitions to give it to Ukraine. And then there are some dare I say, Democrats who want to get rid of Joe Biden are saying, Oh, this is clearly classified information that Joe Biden shouldn’t be sharing? Well, it is I mean, look, I mean, I feel this split on this, because you and I have spoken about the shortage as a 105. This is like, I’m sure inside of DOD, it’s sacred, but people have leaked it out. And for the right reasons. It’s like, Hey, we’re at a critical point here. We need help. Yeah. And so Joe Biden leaking, you know, basically critical leaking it is something we already knew what that said, this is probably coming as a shock to those who don’t pay attention for those who don’t watch Newsmax or listen to you and your radio stuff. Like, people are probably shocked. Like, really, how did this happen? Well, it happened because only a handful of media outlets have actually been honest, and trying to say this is the reality, we’re not winning. These are the things that are happening to be sure that that have precluded us from winning if you if you want to win, this is what you’re doing. So those on the left and CNN, they’re probably all shocked by this. There’s all this first we’ve heard of this because they don’t pay attention. And I think it’s more about embarrassing the mainstream media and the model party, Chris than it is. This has been disclosed. Well, yes. It’s one thing for Chris Saucedo and criminal Shaffer to talk about it on television. It’s quite another thing for the dementia written occupier the Oval Office to tell our enemies Hey, we are we are severe. We’re a duck pluck us. That’s exactly what he just said to our enemies out there. And it’s and and Mitch McConnell and John Cornyn like dang it you weren’t supposed to let the American people know that we know. But it’s it’s just disgusting on many levels. And that leads me to this. And I got to call it a conspiracy theory because I don’t have any proof. And I don’t know that I ever will. But there are those. There are those. And I think I was watching an Australian podcast on this. And these guys are going back and forth talking about how disgusting, you know Putin is behaving. And we all know about this so called coup that took place for gosun and his and his his mercenaries. Then they’re saying that Americans just advertise that they’re missing $6.2 billion. And then all of a sudden you see this, quote unquote, coup that goes nowhere. And the theory goes like this, that the CIA tried to bribe Poghosyan to to overthrow Putin. And he took the money went into exile in Belarus, and he and Putin are laughing all the way to the bank is there anything to this? So, I will say this, I am absolutely convinced at this point that It says CIA had contact with recursion. And no doubt, I think that we’ve seen ample kind of, you know, it’s like one of those situations where it’s like you’re in a dark room and you see little flashes of little fireflies, all these other shadows, like the shadowy figures in this dark room, of course indicate to me that there wasn’t a content. The question becomes what kind of contact was it? And it’s very clear that it was it was high enough level contact that the Gang of Eight or the whatever the cluster is the senior members of the House and Senate were briefed on something relating to the coup, just before it happened was a briefing saying, Hey, we gave this money to precaution and he’s he’s going to do X or something, something happened. And that’s something we all have to focus on. Did they conspire? Look, I wouldn’t put it past past the Russians have done something like that kind of a judiciary move of deception, because, again, you know, the Russians had been masters of deception. And during the Cold War we had, we had to go back and forth on this. So and you’ve got idiots and you’ve got idiots, and I think you were right to call them a cluster. I think that that was that was appropriate on on more ways and more levels than one. But because we are being ruled by idiots, and everybody around the globe knows it that with the Democrats in charge of the permanent Washington structure, and in charge of the Republican Party, the Democrats are in charge of the Republican Party leadership, that we’re being ruled by idiots in this country and our adversaries know it up. The Chinese president, the dictator Zhi Jing ping, first of all, when when I brought you on with Colonel Mills last week, there was that I don’t know if you had a chance to go back and watch the video because I didn’t know if we were feeding live to you or not. But did you see the video of their military and how they clap for dear leader? Did you see it? Oh, yeah. Yeah, I thought Absolutely. Yes. I used to that. Yeah. It’s like you wound up those monkeys with the symbols on it. And they all they all were clapping. In unison here comes to your leader, I am supposed to clap in perfect unison. It was scary as hell to me. But he is telling them prepare for war, draw your battle plans prepare for war. Meantime, our military is focused on this die program diversity, inclusion, equity, making our recruitment tank making our unit cohesion tank making our military personnel. I’m hearing the word draft being circulated out there. Now because our levels are dangerously low. Doesn’t give me high hopes. You know, at that point in the Chinese military’s build up, is this severe and well orchestrated and focused radically as much as anything we saw. trouble saying it’s gonna say anything is, as we observed, and you can go back and look at the real newsreels of the Nazis at Nuremberg. I mean, you go back and look at those rallies and all that. Chris, it’s the same thing. The Han, as a culture believe they are the God given God’s God’s chosen people to rule the earth. So there’s a rather radical racist element of it. So the Chinese, the CCP, are using, essentially communism instead of socialism. I mean, they are communists. You know, the Nazis were socialists, it’s in the name, despite what everybody on the left always says. So they’re using the same basic elements of the Nazi playbook to establish the framework for their military aggression. It is what it is, you know, I don’t I don’t want to be, oh, you’re just trying to be antagonistic I’m not. I’m someone who tries my best to call balls and strikes. That’s what I’m seeing. I’ve studied this stuff. I’ve spent a lot of time looking at stuff and trying to figure it out. Well, you know what out to that, while I’m drawing a parallel to as we watched, American sorry, it’s a stretch to call these Democrats, Americans these days, members of the of the regime, going over one African, the other Blinken Yellin somebody else going in and bowing to these people. It reminds me of what the Democrats back in the day were doing with Japan, and the friendship metals that they were being given just before they attacked us at Pearl Harbor. And that’s my point. Yes, I was about to go to the Yellen visit. Next, Chris. And that’s the thing. I mean, anybody who watches that video her genuflecting is like holy cow. That own again to your note. They were flexing they the Chinese were flexing their military muscle. He was reiterating his need to make sure the military was was prepared to go to war. And you know and be then to prevail. He actually use those words during the time she was there. Yep. This was meant to be a direct insult to Yellen. And her visit there this is there’s no doubt that they were linked. Well, I I am reading it. exactly the way you are because they believe they own Joe Biden. And they do right. And the vast majority of Americans believe a communist China owns Joe Biden, Democrats in this country elected Democrats vote with China to protect China’s well, because their hearts are communistic rather than American. So that’s where we are. And I think it’s the blunt assessment you gave and the blunt assessment I always give about our political enemies, whether they be here or whether they be abroad, that they must be defeated. And I’m, I am shocked that that Republicans like Mitch McConnell and John Cornyn have allowed us to deplete our stockpiles to where we are vulnerable. And now you’ve got the dementia ridden occupier, the Oval Office admitting it in a national interview. It’s just It’s the it’s the worst case scenario. I can’t let you go what we’re going to go. Before we go, Chris, remember, we are all in it to help Ukraine win with no interest. And yet we’re literally using verbiage to sell the Taiwanese down the river. I know. I know what I think about that. You’re absolutely right. We are we are we’re gonna cripple our military. And then when China makes its move on Taiwan, Joe Biden, the Democrats will say we’re so weak from everything we’ve been doing with Ukraine. Sorry, Taiwan, you lose. And I’ve already I’ve just written the script. Last thing, I can’t let you go without commenting on the White House and cocaine found at the White House. You went, you know, the procedures around the White House open to the White House, you know, this secure area where the cocaine was found? Would you please inform the Democrats who have been listening to Jake Sullivan, saying, Oh, it could have been a construction worker, they brought it in those on left wing Twitter, like Joe Walsh, who are out there saying, oh, wait a minute, it wasn’t a common area that everybody could have been, you could just drop a bag of cocaine any Oh, where would you please address these idiots? and clear up? Does the general public or anybody that doesn’t get screened have access to this area of the White House? Absolutely not. There’s no tours that go through there. I mean, I’ve been there a number of times, and I’d like people can Google it or do the research. I’m on the blog, the area there where they’re talking about Christmas, purposely completely, far away from any open visitors? Because first off the Situation Room. Yeah, there is information commonly used even in the hallways is beyond top secret. So you don’t want tourists, you know, you know, mother, mother, Mary, from, you know, my Mountain, North Dakota overhearing something in the hall she’s walking by, so that’s just not going to happen. And secondly, you know, when you’re walking through there, you’re gonna have people like Vice President Pence and others just kind of meandering around. So you don’t allow people who you don’t know, to be close to principles like that. I mean, when I was visiting one of the times I was there, when I was actually at the White House, I was sitting on the couch with Katie McFarland and Howie Kurtz and Fox as Reince Priebus comes running by literally in that area running physically because they just fired Jim Comey. That was a great moment to be at the White House. We should talk we should tell it that we should talk about it sometime anyway. My point being is that because of things like that happening, drama like that, you don’t allow anybody from the public and that area just don’t. And when you’re there, if you’re given that access, you’ve gone through at least three levels of screening. And oh, by the way, there’s ways that they look at you and I don’t want to get into detail when you’re going through security. If you’re kind of come with your security, they scan you for everything they do. And they would pick up any sort of alien powder on your body or in your in your material coming in. So it’s everything the Democrats are saying is a complete lie to include those idiots say it’s a common area. It’s only common if you have a top secret clearance and have been screened five ways from Sunday. Exactly. Or or and those who are allowed to be there without getting screened three ways from Sunday, our Cabinet members or the or the occupier, the Oval Office is fab right. Colonel Tony Schaefer, everybody project set No, look it up so you guys can support it, sir. I always appreciate the visit. Oh, of course, always enjoy our conversation. Thank you. And as you all know, the Secret Service claims despite all the cameras in the White House, the visitors log in the fact that only around about 50 people only had access to that part of the West Wing, that they just couldn’t find who the cocaine culprit was. Oh, and they did reveal too, that this is the first time that they have found illicit drugs at the Biden White House back in 2022. They found marijuana there. Twice. Fun, huh? Yes. Isn’t that great? This is what happens when you elect Democrats to power. We can change the name of the White House to the crack house. That’s gonna do it for this edition of The Salcedo storm podcast. 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