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Fred Burton

Biography:

William Fredrick (Fred) Burton is Vice President for Counterterrorism and Corporate Security at Stratfor, the largest global private intelligence company, and is "one of the world's foremost experts on security, terrorists and terrorist organizations." Mr. Burton is a former State Department counter terrorism Special Agent who orchestrated the arrest of Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind of the first World Trade Center bombing.

Mr. Burton also conducted the debriefings of the U.S. hostages held in Lebanon; investigated the plane crash which killed President Zia of Pakistan, the U.S. Ambassador, and U.S. Army General; was instrumental in the development of the State Department’s Rewards for Justice Program to target terrorists like Ramzi Yousef and Osama Bin Laden; investigated the assassination of Israeli President Rabin; the killing of Rabbi Meir Kahane; the al-Qaeda New York City bombing plots; the Libyan backed terrorist attacks on Diplomats in Sanaa and Khartoum; and countless other terrorist attacks and threats around-the-globe.

Past Shows:

Renewable Energy

Stanford University professor Mark Z. Jacobson joined Ian Punnett to discuss the feasibility of powering the planet with renewable sources of energy generated from wind, water, sunlight, and even the Earth's own heat. In the first hour, security expert Fred Burton commented on Osama bin Laden's take down, threats against the nation's mass transit system, and other counter-terrorism issues. ... More »

Host: Ian Punnett

Assassination of Col. Joe Alon

Fred Burton, vice president of the private global intelligence agency STRATFOR, joined Ian Punnett to discuss his investigation into the 1973 assassination of Col. Joe Alon, a former Israeli fighter pilot who resided in Bethesda, Maryland. ... More »

Host: Ian Punnett

Predatory Capitalism

Ian Punnett spoke with economist John Perkins, who pointed toward predatory capitalism as the real cause of the current global financial meltdown. Commenting on the Christmas Day terrorism attempt, investigative reporter Peter Lance appeared in the first half-hour, and security expert Fred Burton was on for part of the last hour. ... More »

Host: Ian Punnett

Bush Family Secrets

Ian Punnett welcomed award-winning investigative reporter Russ Baker, who discussed the connections between the Bush family and the intelligence community, as well as startling evidence that shed new light on the JFK assassination and Watergate. During the first hour, former State Department counter terrorism special agent Fred Burton talked about the Fort Hood shootings. ... More »

Host: Ian Punnett

Counterterrorism

Ian spoke with counterterrorism agent Fred Burton, who provided behind-the-scenes details of his work tracking down the people responsible for terror attacks against the United States and its interests abroad. In the first hour, author Lynn Picknett reacted to a recent story that claims the Shroud of Turin was a self-portrait by Renaissance painter-inventor Leonardo da Vinci. ... More »

Host: Ian Punnett

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