Lt. Col. Sargis Sangari discussed with Shane Vander Hart on the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast how insurgency operations are conducted by groups like Antifa.

Sangari, a retired U.S. Army officer, is the founder and CEO of the Near East Center for Strategic Engagement. He saw extensive combat in the Middle East as a Special Operations Forces soldier and who, after retirement, continues to advise the fledgling Assyrian Christian Army in Iraq known as Dwekh Nawsha with his military expertise.

He noted that fighting in Syria the Assyrian Army lost one of its commanders to a YPG ambush that included members of Antifa in their ranks. He discussed the roots of Antifa, how they are funded, organized, and how they've hijacked peaceful protests within the United States.

Sangari is also running as a Republican in the Illinois 9th Congressional District race.

On this episode of The Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart speaks with U.S. Senator Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, about her expectations entering into the general election phase of Iowa's U.S. Senate race. 

She shares what she believes her greatest successes and disappointment has been during her first term, and what has surprised her. Ernst tells listeners why she deserves a second term. 

Then Shane plays a clip from a press call with Iowa GOP Chair Jeff Kaufmann, he discusses how Theresa's Greenfield's record doesn't match her rhetoric on corporate PACS. Greenfield won the Democratic nomination for the Iowa's U.S. Senate race and will challenge Ernst this fall. 

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