Cavuto's Middle East experts: Ann Coulter and Bo Dietl

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On Your World, Neil Cavuto turned to Ann Coulter and private investigator Richard "Bo" Dietl for insight into the current conflict between Israel and Hezbollah. In separate interviews, Coulter declared that, if she were president, she would first "deport all liberals" and then focus on the Middle East, while Dietl, answering a question about Hezbollah's finances, suggested that Turkey is seeking to reinstitute "the Ottoman Empire" by "overpopuliz[ing]" [sic] Germany.

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On the July 20 edition of Fox News' Your World, host Neil Cavuto turned to right-wing pundit Ann Coulter and private investigator Richard "Bo" Dietl, chairman and founder of private investigation firm Beau Dietl & Associates and a former detective with the New York City Police Department, for insight into the current conflict between Israel and Hezbollah. In separate interviews, Coulter declared that, if she were president, she would first "deport all liberals" and then focus on the Middle East, while Dietl suggested that Turkey is seeking to reinstitute "the Ottoman Empire" by "overpopuliz[ing]" [sic] Germany.

When Cavuto asked how "President Ann Coulter" would view certain diplomatic overtures toward Israel from Hezbollah's leadership, Coulter noted that her "first act in office ... would be to deport all liberals ... then ... deal with Israel." Ending the segment, Coulter told Cavuto that he could attend her hypothetical inauguration in order to "help us deport the liberals." Coulter has appeared on Your World -- dubbed by Fox News as "the No.1 business news show on cable" -- numerous times throughout the past several months (for example: here, here, and here). Notwithstanding these appearances, on the July 20 edition of the program, she admitted that she "know[s] nothing about the financial world," although that lack of knowledge did not prevent her from opining, on the June 30 edition of Your World, on how the financial markets had reacted to Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, the Supreme Court decision in which the court prohibited the use of military commissions for the trials of detainees at Guantánamo Bay.

Later in the program, Cavuto asked Dietl if he agreed with the claim that "$100 million worth of Iranian money and weaponry has made its way to Hezbollah." Dietl replied with a "yeah," but diverting slightly, added: "Look at what is going on in Germany. You have 15 million Turks there, Muslim Turks. You've got Muslim families that are told they have to have six to eight children. They want to overpopulize [sic]. Remember the Ottoman Empire, 500 years ago? Let's go to the real source of the problem here. You cannot live with these radical Muslims. They don't want to coexist. They want to wipe you out or transfer you into being a radical Muslim. That's ... what this whole thing is." Dietl later predicted that "Iran is going to stay kind of mute" in the Israel-Hezbollah conflict because it recognizes that "America is the strongest army there is on the Earth, and that we could go into Syria, into Damascus -- Damascus, and make a parking lot out of that tomorrow."

Dietl has previously argued for more racial profiling in "your 7-Elevens" in order to combat terrorism and once claimed that in the event of a nuclear attack by Muslim terrorists, the United States should declare "holy war" and threaten to "bomb the most religious places."

From the July 20 edition of Fox News' Your World with Neil Cavuto:

CAVUTO: Let's say you were president of the United States -- a scary thought, right?

COULTER: Oh, it's a great thought.

CAVUTO: President Ann Coulter has a situation now where the head of Hezbollah says, "We'll release your prisoners if you release ours. We can start talking."

COULTER: I think the point from both Hezbollah and Hamas has to be: Are you going to give up on your single-minded quest to drive Israel off the face of the map? Because, otherwise, this is just going to keep going, keep going, keep going. I mean, that's the point. Israel keeps giving up territory in return for -- can we please just have some land here? And as long as the Islamic terrorists who are of a piece, of what we're fighting against, refuse to acknowledge that, I mean, that isn't an agreement worth happening. It's just a matter of time of waiting until -- until the next soldiers get captured or the next bomb gets launched. And that's what I'd say right after my first act in office, which would be to deport all liberals.

CAVUTO: Go for it. That would be a very interesting --

COULTER: Number one. Then my deal with Israel.

CAVUTO: -- an interesting January 20th. Ann, what about right now? The markets? Separate story for you, I know. But I would sense that if the markets were panicking about the Middle East, they wouldn't be holding up relatively as well as they are.

COULTER: Right.

CAVUTO: What do you make of that?

COULTER: Right, I think -- I mean, I know nothing about the financial world, but I do remember that the day we invaded Iraq --

CAVUTO: Although, you're very wealthy. We do know about that.

COULTER: Wish I knew more, how to make more of that. The day we invaded Iraq, there was a stock rally, too, and I think -- I think what people ought to be worried about, and perhaps are worried about, is the fear of random attacks and people flying -- terrorists flying planes into our skyscrapers. It's the uncertainty of having terrorists on the loose that is frightening us. Soon as the West starts to fight back, whether through Iraq or whether Israel right now, then people settle down -- "Oh, good, we're shooting back now."

CAVUTO: OK. In the meantime, would I be invited to the inauguration if that happens?

COULTER: Yes, you could help us deport the liberals!

CAVUTO: Oh, I gotcha. All right.

[...]

CAVUTO: In fact, the Israeli ambassador's here, saying he suspects maybe $100 million worth of Iranian money and weaponry has made its way to Hezbollah. Do you buy that?

DIETL: Let's -- yeah, let -- let's get to the whole point of this thing. Look what's going on in Europe. Look what's going on in Germany. You have 15 million Turks there, Muslim Turks. You've got Muslim families that are told they have to have six to eight children. They want to overpopulize. Remember the Ottoman Empire, 500 years ago?

Let's go to the real source of the problem here. You cannot live with these radical Muslims. They don't want to coexist. They want to wipe you out or transfer you into being a radical Muslim. That's --

CAVUTO: All right.

DIETL: -- what this whole thing is.

[...]

CAVUTO: Israel now, I think, is waiting to obviously get all these people rescued out of Lebanon. After that, all bets, presumably, would be off. Then I -- I know you don't think it will happen. But, if it does, if foot soldiers are on the ground in Lebanon, not that far from Syria, does that change everything for Bo Dietl?

DIETL: If foot soldiers go in there, that does change it, because now, you're going to have an involvement. And then if Syria -- Syria puts one of their troops in there, and they start getting involved with Israel, it's going to be all bets off.

CAVUTO: Would that entice other governments to do the same?

DIETL: I believe Iran is going to stay kind of mute, because they understand -- and they did all see what we did in Iraq. And let's not be fooled by America. America is the strongest army there is on the Earth, and that we could go into Syria, into Damascus -- Damascus, and make a parking lot out of that tomorrow.

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