Ben Carson is the Real Deal, CAIR Is Not

December 6, 2016

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Another inspired Trump Cabinet pick is Dr. Ben Carson to serve as the Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Critics seek to derail his nomination, though, making false claims about the former pediatric neurosurgeon.

Some complain he lacks experience with the HUD portfolio. Actually, as a child raised amid abject ghetto poverty, Dr. Carson is intimately familiar with the problems roiling urban centers and their housing projects. He is, moreover, smart enough to master quickly what he doesn’t know, and to enlist expert help as needed.

Worse yet, a purported “civil rights” organization, the Council on American Islamic Relations, asserts that Dr. Carson is disqualified because he’s hostile to Muslims. That’s not true, either – just a slander engineered by a proven front for a designated terrorist group: Hamas.

This is Frank Gaffney. Learn how we know “CAIR Is Hamas” at SecureFreedom.org.

 

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Trump on Taiwan Channels Reagan

December 5, 2016

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

With a phone call Friday, Donald Trump fired what might be called the “shot-across-the-bow heard ’round the world.” The President-elect had a call with Taiwan’s president, the first such contact since 1979 when Jimmy Carter appeased Communist China by cutting off formal relations with the island it covets.

Heads have been exploding ever since, particularly among the political and media elites.  Predictably, the thugs in Beijing have complained bitterly, encouraging the narrative that an inexperienced Trump could blunder needlessly into a conflict with the Chinese.

I remember vividly similar hysterics when another transformative figure, President Ronald Reagan, in 1983 declared that he’d explore the option of defending America against missile attack.  The Reagan initiative helped defeat the Soviet Union without firing a shot. Trump’s may just set the stage for similarly undoing another dangerous Communist regime in China. 

This is Frank Gaffney.

 

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A Warrior’s Warrior to Lead the Pentagon

December 2, 2016

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

President-elect Donald Trump has selected a warrior to be our next Secretary of Defense. General James Mattis is an inspired, and inspiring, choice – one calculated to symbolize and execute a return to the time-tested strategy Ronald Reagan called “peace through strength.”

The general is a storied combat commander, a serious student of military history who has made a fair amount of it.  He is beloved by troops whose sacrifice he has shared and whose future he’ll do much to shape, particularly with respect to their readiness and morale.

In the days ahead, we will learn more about how Gen. Mattis and the president he’ll serve will try to undo the immense damage done by the Obama administration to our military, its emboldening of our enemies, foreign and domestic and its undermining of our alliances and interests overseas.

Meantime, let’s roll.

This is Frank Gaffney.

 

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No to McCaul - We Can’t Afford Another Willfully Blind DHS Secretary

December 1, 2016

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Yesterday, Barack Obama’s Secretary of Homeland Security delivered what should be the “kiss of death” to the ambitions of a prospective successor, Rep. Michael McCaul.  Jeh Johnson is, after all, the poster-child of official willful blindness towards Islamic supremacism. A Trump administration must not perpetuate such malfeasance.

Secretary Johnson thinks so highly of the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee because McCaul has repeatedly supported Team Obama’s Islamist-dictated and -enabling “Countering Violent Extremism” program.  The Congressman even inscribed a photograph he took with leaders of the Council on American Islamic Relations, extolling them as “moderate Muslims” and “our secret weapon.”  In fact, CAIR is Hamas.

Candidate Donald Trump promised to counter the anti-constitutional Sharia ideology aggressively promoted by Muslim Brotherhood fronts like CAIR. That will require like-minded subordinates, not those willfully blind like Jeh Johnson and Michael McCaul.

This is Frank Gaffney.

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Will Obama Turn Loose an Unrepentant Terrorist?

November 30, 2016

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Among Barack Obama’s most toxic legacies is his campaign to shrink America’s prison population by turning loose many thousands of convicted felons.  Watch for his already record-setting numbers of prisoners granted clemency, pardons or commuted sentences to grow even larger in the remaining weeks of this presidency.

Surely though, even a Commander-in-Chief capable of such reckless disregard for public safety would not release one of the nation’s most notorious, murderous and unrepentant terrorists?  Unfortunately, it appears Mr. Obama is actively considering doing just that, by commuting the sentence of Oscar Lopez Rivera, a leader of the Puerto Rican terror group known as the FALN.

Fortunately, dozens of family members of Lopez Rivera’s victims and retired law enforcement personnel involved with his case wrote the President yesterday, strongly recommending against unleashing this dangerous criminal on our people.  They speak for all of us.

This is Frank Gaffney.

 

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Another Day, Another Act of Jihad

November 29, 2016

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Another day, yet another act of jihad.

To be sure, the authorities are discouraging us from connecting the dots between the fact that the perpetrator who tried to run over, then butcher, innocent Ohio State University students is a Somali refugee and that he recently publicly professed his Muslim faith. 

They tell us they’re still trying to establish a motive.  They say they have not yet concluded that it was a terrorist attack.  And no one else is supposed to jump to conclusions.

In fact, it’s generally the case in such incidents when the perp is a foreign-born Muslim, the violence is not an inexplicable “lone wolf” attack.  It’s an individual jihadist action, intended to terrify and dominate infidels in furtherance of the Islamic supremacists’ goal of imposing worldwide their totalitarian doctrine, Sharia. 

It amounts to a dangerous self-delusion to pretend otherwise.

This is Frank Gaffney.

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No More Fidel, No More U.S. Life-Support for His Regime

November 28, 2016

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

The long-awaited demise of Cuba’s Fidel Castro has contributed to a new reality in the United States, if not yet on the island.  It comes as Donald Trump prepares to revisit – and, it is to be profoundly hoped, to revamp – myriad, odious aspects of the Obama legacy.

Among Barack Obama’s most appalling bequests was the unconditional life-support extended to the Castro regime late in his presidency. 

With support from the incoming Trump administration and leadership on Capitol Hill by, among others, newly reelected Senator Marco Rubio, the stage is set for a U.S. repudiation of “normalization” unless and until Havana embraces human rights, political liberalization and sweeping economic reform.

Another prerequisite should be an end to Russian and Chinese military installations in Cuba – like their signals intelligence facility at Lourdes and naval bases and military airfields – that threaten the United States.                                                                                     

This is Frank Gaffney.                                      

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A Great American Secretary of State — John Bolton

November 18, 2016

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Donald Trump has begun fleshing out his Cabinet and has made a series of tough choices that will not only help determine his success, but the future of the country. So far, so good.

One candidate for Secretary of State stands out as singularly capable of helping President Trump make America great again: former UN Ambassador John Bolton.

He is an experienced and principled public servant and diplomat – a brilliant advocate for freedom, with a proven record of putting America first as it leads the world.

John Bolton also knows how to compel the State Department bureaucracy to carry out presidential direction. Absent that, its denizens will sabotage Mr. Trump at every turn.

Consequently, they and their allies will make a Bolton confirmation process difficult. But it is far better to fight them now, than under some less-capable Secretary throughout a Trump presidency.  

This is Frank Gaffney.

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The Red-Green Axis and the ‘Bannon Treatment’

November 17, 2016

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

For days, one of America’s most effective freedom-fighters, Stephen Bannon, has been subjected to relentless and savage attack by those in the “Red-Green axis” and their echo chamber in the media. Partly, that’s because he is so effective. Partly, it’s an assault on the man he serves as strategist: President-elect Donald Trump.

I just got the Bannon Treatment myself after someone falsely claimed that I had been appointed to the Trump transition team. Suddenly, the radical left, Islamic supremacists and the mainstream press seized on the chance to damage Messrs. Trump and Bannon by recycling much-ballyhooed falsehoods about yours truly.

After my status was clarified, the defamation heaped on me returned to normal levels. That being meted out to Steve Bannon and Donald Trump, however, continues unabated. It should be repudiated by everyone who understands the Red-Green axis to be freedom’s enemy.

This is Frank Gaffney.

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Undo the Obamabomb Deal, Starting With Boeing’s Arming the Mullahs

November 16, 2016

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

One of Barack Obama’s most dangerous legacies is his “Obamabomb” deal with Iran.  Far from ending the mullahs’ pursuit of nuclear weapons, the deal is enabling it, notably at covert underground military facilities like Fardow that are off-limits to inspectors and are now protected by advanced Russian air defenses.

The deal’s transfer of many tens of billions of dollars to Tehran is also enabling a massive upgrading of the Iranian military – a force that is already being used to our detriment, both directly and through proxies like Iran’s foreign legion, Hezbollah.

The House of Representatives is expected today to vote against efforts by an American company, Boeing, that would, predictably, increase Iran’s power-projection capabilities by selling dozens of modern, commercial – but inherently dual-use – aircraft to Iran.

Stopping this transaction should be but the first step towards undoing the Obamabomb deal.

This is Frank Gaffney.

 

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