Tectonic Shift in Saudi Arabia

January 23, 2015

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

The death of Wahhabi Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah is a tectonic shift that comes at a moment when the Middle East was already being rocked by serious tremors.

A pro-Western, if largely ineffectual, government in neighboring Yemen has fallen to Iranian-backed insurgents. Their patron across the Persian Gulf is pressing forward with its nuclear weapons program, something Team Obama’s negotiators are now acknowledging they’re only trying to slow, not prevent.

The Islamic State is a threat to both Saudi Arabia and another of its neighbors, Jordan. Ditto al Qaeda’s regional franchises.

Oil prices now being driven down by the Saudis and funding keeping the Egyptian government afloat are just some of the policies that may change under new management in Riyadh.

We need a sound strategy to contend with such developments. Check ours out at Secure Freedom.org.

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

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No Blank Check on Obama’s Trade Deal

January 22, 2015

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

The new Republican congressional leadership thinks the public wants them to help President Obama govern. This is a formula for utter disaster.

For example, leaders of the GOP are prepared to give Team Obama what is called Trade Promotion Authority.  It amounts to a blank check to complete and ram through Congress on a take-it-or-leave-it basis something called the  Trans-Pacific Partnership. 

Why anyone on Capitol Hill would think it a good idea to rubber-stamp any deal this President negotiates is beyond me. Think: Obama’s one-sided New START arms control deal with the Russians; his surrender to the Castros; or his utter collapse in negotiations allowing Iran to get the Bomb.

We need a check-and-balance – not a blank check – on Obama’s secretly negotiated and sovereignty-sapping Pacific trade deal.

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. Learn more at SecureFreedom.org. 

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You Lie about Iran’s Nukes

January 21, 2015

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Five years ago, Representative Joe Wilson challenged falsehoods President Obama was spewing before a Joint Session of Congress by shouting “You lie.” That didn’t happen in the House chamber during last night’s State of the Union address, but presidential mendacity was much in evidence.

Notably, Mr. Obama claimed that, “We’ve halted the progress of [Iran’s] nuclear program and reduced its stockpile of nuclear material.”

In fact, under the deal he is negotiating, the mullahs are continuing to enrich uranium, continuing to build the infrastructure to produce more of it and continuing to develop reactors and centrifuges that will be used to amass a substantial and threatening nuclear arsenal.

And that’s just the parts of Iran’s nuclear weapons program we know about.  Its unacknowledged covert activities make the President’s lie even more outlandish, and dangerous.

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. Learn more at SecureFreedom.org.

 

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Gov. Jindal’s State of the Threat to Our Union

January 20, 2015

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

President Obama gives his State of the Union tonight and Iowa’s new Republican Senator Joni Ernst will respond.

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal sort of did that yesterday, however, in remarks in London. He spoke truthfully about something the President will surely misrepresent tonight: the threat we face from Islamic supremacists.  Yes, Islamic supremacists.

For six years, Mr. Obama has told us that Islam is a peaceful religion and that Muslims who engage in violence are trying to “hijack it.”

Gov. Jindal accurately, and courageously, called authoritative Islam’s ideology of shariah, “oppressive and wrong.”  He said, “A so-called religion that allows for and endorses killing those who oppose it is not a religion at all, it is a terrorist movement.” 

Our Union’s state depends, in part, on dealing honestly with such a terrorist movement.  

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. Learn more at SecureFreedom.org.

 

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Stop the Willful Blindness

January 19, 2015

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Violent demonstrations erupted over the weekend in several Muslim countries.  Jihadists demanded the punishment of what is left of the staff of Charlie Hebdo for publishing yet another cartoon of Mohammed. 

Western leaders, defense officials and intelligence analysts, keep telling us that these jihadists don’t understand their faith or are trying to “hijack” it. 

In point of fact, what the jihadists practice is known as shariah. And the authorities of Islam confirm what their jihadi followers profess:  Shariah is the true faith

As long as that is the case, it is delusional and sheer folly to engage in a see-no-shariah approach.  Worse, such behavior on our part only encourages Islam’s holy warriors to believe they are winning.  And that simply means more violence on their part – and more needless death and destruction on ours.

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. Learn more at SecureFreedom.org.

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The Secure Freedom Strategy

January 16, 2015

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Ronald Reagan said every generation faces existential threats to freedom and must fight to preserve it – so that the next can do the same. Our time’s existential threat is upon us.

But our leaders refuse even to name it. Thus far, despite the valor of our troops and squandering of national treasure, we have not secured freedom as we must.

Today, a group of sixteen warriors, national security practitioners and patriots under the sponsorship of our Center for Security Policy are unveiling a plan for defeating the Global Jihad Movement and the Islamic supremacist doctrine that impels it: shariah.

It’s called the “Secure Freedom Strategy.” It is modeled after the approach President Reagan used to defeat the totalitarian ideology that threatened the previous generation: Soviet communism. 

We must do our part, now.

Check out the Secure Freedom Strategy at SecureFreedom.com.

This is Frank Gaffney.

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Mandate for Change

January 15, 2015

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Ever since last November’s off-year elections, voters have been encouraged to believe their ballots didn’t matter.  President Obama famously declared that he had been “listening” to the Americans who hadn’t bothered to go to the polls.

For their part, congressional Republican leaders, who had just won big, have behaved as though they hadn’t heard the electorate either, that it wanted business-as-usual – not a political sea-change.

The history of the lame duck session was so brazen a betrayal of the will of the people that it nearly cost John Boehner his reelection as Speaker.

Now, more than fifty individuals and organizations have joined forces to insist our leaders honor commitments they made pre-election.  Check out their “Citizens Mandate” – a plan to stop Obama’s “fundamental transformation” of America at Secure Freedom.org. Then, tell your representatives to do it.

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

 

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Obama’s Plan- First Close, then Surrender, Gitmo

January 14, 2015

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Next week, Team Obama will begin formal negotiations with Cuba on normalizing relations between our country and the island’s abidingly communist, repressive and hostile regime. 

The talks may prove a double-whammy for America. 

First, further headway is expected on the Obama agenda of fundamentally transforming the United States in accordance with the Obama Doctrine: I describe it in nine words: Embolden our enemies. Undermine our friends. And diminish our country.

Second, our lead negotiator, diplomat Roberta Jackson, is likely to further advance this agenda by promising to return our base at Guantanamo Bay to the Castro brothers.

That would assure that every dangerous jihadist detainee goes elsewhere. It also would effectively preclude a future president from reversing this one’s reckless, unilateral disarmament in the face of Islamic supremacists’ growing threats.

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. Learn more at SecureFreedom.org. 

 

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Repudiate Shariah Blasphemy Laws

January 13, 2015

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Yesterday, the White House said it should have had a someone “higher-profile” at the march in Paris to repudiate  jihadists’ efforts to prevent free expression. 

It certainly was a mistake.

The Team Obama has yet to admit to a far larger one:  For six years now, it has sided with Islamic supremacists demanding our submission to their shariah blasphemy laws that dictate what is offensive and cannot be said – on pain of death.

For example, President Obama told the UN General Assembly on September 2012, “The future must not belong to those who slander the Prophet of Islam.” And in July 2011, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced we would use “old fashioned techniques like shaming and peer-pressure” to ensure Americans’ speech does not offend Muslims.

Mr. President, repudiate shariah blasphemy laws.  Now.

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. Learn more at SecureFreedom.org. 

 

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Missing in Paris, Obama Aligns With the Islamists

January 12, 2015

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Team Obama was a no-show at the 4-million strong march in Paris yesterday.  Even Attorney General Eric Holder – who was in town – couldn’t bring himself to demonstrate solidarity with Western values against the growing threat to them posed by the Global Jihad Movement.

Instead, we’re told President Obama will hold a summit next month to discuss what he calls “countering violent extremism.” That is the euphemism he uses to avoid talking about terrorism, let alone jihad. Or taking sides against the Islamic supremacists who use violence or stealth to try to impose their repressive shariah ideology on the rest of us.

Obama’s behavior aligns with the dictates of Islamists, not the aspirations of freedom-loving people.  It is an affront, as well as a threat, to those of us who cherish liberty.

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. Learn more at SecureFreedom.org. 

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