Another Tuesday night and of course that means time for the Tami Jackson Show*!
My first guest tonight will be John Bernard.
John Bernard served in the United States Marine Corps from 1972 – 2003 in both the Active and Reserve components with 5 years broken service. His Service includes tours with 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, Third Marine Division from 1973-74, Enlisted Instructor Company, The Basic School, Quantico, Virginia from 1974-76.
He also served in various positions with 1st Battalion, 25th Marines, until retirement including the First Gulf War as a Scout Sniper and Platoon Sergeant working closely with Battalion S-2, Division G-2, British and other Foreign Intelligence Agencies while the Battalion was assigned to the First Marine Expeditionary Force.
The Battalion’s primary objective was to assist in the breaching of the Iraqi Regime’s 1st and 2nd defensive belts to the west of Khafji and to hold the Al Burqan Oil Field while clearing the underground Bunker system occupied by Saddam Hussein’s Army. Additionally, the Battalion processed some 8,000 Enemy Prisoners of War.
John has trained and taught in the Jungles of Southeast Asia, the Deserts of the Middle East, Six Hundred miles above the Arctic Circle in Norway and the northern reaches of Alaska.
His particular skill set has led him to teach marksmanship, exterior ballistics, long range target identification and acquisition, surveillance, land navigation, celestial navigation, first aid, field survival skills, scouting and tracking, track identification, communication in adverse environs, remote evacuation and patrol planning.
He retired in January of 2003 as a First Sergeant E-8.
John has been active in the Shooting and Field Skills sports for over forty years including active participation in Small Bore Rifle Bulls eye, Small Bore Pistol Bulls eye, Large Bore Pistol Bulls eye, Large Bore Pistol 200 yard Steel Silhouette and High Power Rifle, competing in the National DCM 600 yard sanctioned matches. He is also a Registered Maine Hunting Guide and hikes recreationally.
John continues in the workplace with his own custom millwork business serving both the Commercial and Residential markets providing custom designed casework, cabinetry and custom homes. His work can be viewed at www.bernardwoodworking.com and at Bernard Woodworking on Facebook.
In addition, John teaches Pistol and rifle marksmanship and safety, exterior ballistics, range estimation, reloading, concealed carry, personal protection and tactical pistol handling.
John also writes for his blog, www.letthemfight.blogspot.com and has written for Newsweek, Breitbart’s Big Peace, The American Thinker, Family Security Matters and others on the subjects of Islamic history and doctrine, Military Strategy, the history of Counter Insurgency Doctrine.
Additionally, he writes on COIN’s greatest threat to the War Fighter, an unreasonable set of Rules of Engagement and our current struggles in the Middle East, Southwest and Central Asia. He has been a guest on a long list of radio shows pertaining to this same subject matter.
He is married to the former Sharon M. McManus, has two children; Katie Anne, born in 1984 and Joshua Matthew who also served in the United States Marine Corps from December 2006 until his death in Afghanistan, 14 August 2009 in Now Zad, Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
John and I will have a discussion on the state of America’s military and national security, plus the war on Islamic terrorism.
This will be a fun conversation with a warrior who knows his stuff!
My second guest tonight is Jim Simpson.
James Simpson is an investigative journalist, businessman and former economist and budget examiner for the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
Since 1995, he has written non-fiction articles for various periodicals based both on his experiences in government and business, and a longstanding avocation in public policy.
Mr. Simpson is an expert on immigration and refugee resettlement. His most recent book, The Red Green Axis: Refugees, Immigration and the Agenda to Erase America, has been a top seller at Amazon since publication in June 2015.
Mr. Simpson’s groundbreaking work on the Cloward-Piven Manufactured Crisis Strategy introduced the world to the diabolical method former Obama White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel referred to when he said “never let a good crisis go to waste”.
Mr. Simpson was featured in the award-winning documentary AGENDA: Grinding America Down, and the latest, AGENDA II: Masters of Deceit. He is also featured in Trevor Loudon’s upcoming documentary, The Enemies Within.
His articles and research work have been published in the Washington Times, Accuracy in Media, Capital Research Center, WorldNet Daily, American Thinker, Breitbart, Daily Caller, FrontPage Magazine, PJ Media, Watchdog, and elsewhere.
About Jim’s book, The Red-Green Axis: Refugees, Immigration and the Agenda to Erase America:
Mr. Simpson’s copious documentation and fact-based findings chart the trajectory of the refugee resettlement industry. The Red-Green Axis illuminates the impetus that industry received early on via the United Nation’s Human Settlement Policy – a plan to redistribute, not just wealth, but population and land.
Mr. Simpson proceeds to show how this plan is being inexorably advanced by today’s secretive and unaccountable federal refugee resettlement programs – operations that have brought nearly 2 million refugees from Muslim nations to this country since September 11, 2001.
Jim and I will discuss his book, the refugee crisis, immigration, and the importance of the upcoming election as regards these topics.
Follow Jim Simpson on Twitter at @jamesmsimpson and me at @tamij AND tweet your questions/comments during the show using hashtag #tjrs.
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