Execute Trump’s Strategy for Victory over Jihad

February 22, 2017

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Among the most important planks of Donald Trump’s winning platform last year was his commitment to replace the Obama strategy of embracing and empowering Sharia-supremacists with one aimed at defeating them. The outlines of the Trump approach were laid out in a major address the Republican nominee delivered on August 15th.

Mr. Trump explicitly called for countering Sharia, the totalitarian and anti-constitutional ideology that animates the enemies he described as “radical Islamic terrorists.” He promised to stop admitting such foes into our country – a step being reaffirmed with a revised executive order on immigration and refugees. He also vowed to end the “willful blindness” that has enabled “networks in our society that support radicalization.” The Muslim Brotherhood is the prime-mover behind those networks.

The prompt implementation of these commitments must be a top priority for the President’s new National Security Advisor. 

This is Frank Gaffney.

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Will Our Time’s Dereliction of Duty Persist?

February 21, 2017

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Donald Trump’s new National Security Advisor is Army Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster. He’s a decorated warrior, military historian and author of Dereliction of Duty – a case study of what happens when America’s political leadership is willfully blind to the nature of the enemy and, therefore, incapable of defeating them.

Unfortunately, this Vietnam-era syndrome has operated since 9/11, too. Politicians of both parties have failed to understand that Islam’s Sharia-supremacism animates the terrorism we face around the world and what Mr. Trump calls the “networks in our society that support radicalization.” Those networks are mostly operated here by the Muslim Brotherhood.

President Trump has repeatedly pledged to defeat such forces. It would be a dereliction of duty were his National Security Advisor – who has long served under presidents who have gotten it wrong – to fail to help one who gets its right succeed. 

This is Frank Gaffney.

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America’s Next National Security Advisor

February 17, 2017

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Donald Trump is under assault from all quarters. Intelligence community leaders. The left. The Islamists. The media. The establishment Republicans. They are piling on with mutually reinforcing narratives accusing his new administration of selling out to the Russians, untrustworthiness, incompetence and dysfunctionality. 

Having taken out National Security Advisor Mike Flynn, such forces are now working hard to destroy others close to the President and, in due course, the Commander-in-Chief, himself.

We dodged a bullet yesterday when Admiral Bob Harward apparently demanded a free hand, as Gen. Flynn’s successor, to staff the National Security Council with even those openly hostile to Mr. Trump. Thank heavens, that didn’t fly. 

Mr. Trump and America need as our National Security Advisor an individual of unquestioned integrity, competence, vision, loyalty and success in the worst of fire-fights. Heroic retired Lieutenant General William “Jerry” Boykin fits the bill. 

This is Frank Gaffney.

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Did Schumer Invite Spies to Subvert Trump Team?

February 16, 2017

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Before Donald Trump’s inauguration, Senator Chuck Schumer declared, “You take on the intelligence community, they have six ways from Sunday to get back at you.”

Presumably, he meant that as warning. It may, however, have been taken as an invitation.

Certainly, ever since, the media has been awash with reports of actions by unnamed “former and present intelligence officers” that sure look like they’re getting back at Donald Trump. 

Take today’s Wall Street Journal report that “spies” are withholding classified information from the President lest it be compromised. Although officially denied, this claim is as ironic as it is insidious.

After all, it comes at a time when state secrets – and even the sensitive and perishable means by which they are obtained – are being compromised practically daily by officials trying to neutralize or subvert Mr. Trump and his subordinates. This must stop.

This is Frank Gaffney.

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How Can House Democrats’ Muslim IT Scandal Not be News?

February 15, 2017

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Imagine the following: A small group of white supremacist computer geeks were discovered to be stealing government property from dozens of Republican congressional offices for whom they provided information technology services. They are also suspected of stealing legislators’ emails and other House communications – possibly including traffic involving the most sensitive national security-related committees on which some of their employers served.

Think this story would be basically ignored by the mainstream media?

Well, that is exactly what is happening to an actual scandal with all these features – only the congressmen are all Democrats and the IT contractors are all Muslims, originally from Pakistan. And with the notable exception of the Daily Caller and a few other, online publications, all we’ve heard from the press has been crickets.

This travesty demands a rigorous damage-assessment, an overhauled counter-intelligence capability and a truly free press.

This is Frank Gaffney.

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Trump Must Channel Reagan on His Next National Security Advisor

February 14, 2017

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Thirty-five years ago, the tenure of a National Security Advisor to the President was prematurely truncated by a scandal. Ronald Reagan’s choice of Richard Allen’s successor proved to be one of the most consequential of his presidency. Donald Trump is now facing a similar moment – and must make a similar choice.

Early in 1982, President Reagan selected a man of extraordinary competence and vision: William P. Clark.

Judge Clark helped develop and execute the strategy Mr. Reagan used to defeat his time’s “existential threat to freedom”: namely, Soviet communism. President Trump recognizes “communism with a God” – Sharia-supremacism – to be a similar threat to today’s America. 

Like Ronald Reagan, he needs a “top hand” who has the judgment and ability to staff up and guide a national security team to achieve Victory over Jihad. Retired Lieutenant General William “Jerry” Boykin is that man.

This is Frank Gaffney.

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Did Barack Obama Violate the Logan Act?

February 13, 2017

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

President Trump’s National Security Advisor, Mike Flynn is an extraordinary public servant. He’s now a prime target for his boss’ enemies.

They want him fired for allegedly discussing the Russian ambassador pre-inauguration impending policy shifts. U.S. intelligence sources, Democratic lawmakers and pundits are claiming that, in so doing, Mike Flynn violated the old Logan Act.

Interestingly, three years ago, Michael Ledeen – the coauthor of General Flynn’s best-selling book, Field of Fight – revealed that, before the 2008 election, then-Candidate Barack Obama sent retired Amb. William Miller to Iran “to assure the mullahs that he was a friend of the Islamic Republic, and that they would be very happy with his policies.”

The Logan Act barring freelance diplomacy is sensible, even if never unenforced. It didn’t keep Barack Obama from gaining office, and it shouldn’t be allowed to drive Mike Flynn from his.

This is Frank Gaffney.

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A Constitutional Crisis

February 10, 2017

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

We are now in the midst of a full-blown constitutional crisis.

Consistent with his sworn duty to protect our people and Constitution from enemies foreign and domestic, Donald Trump sought an opportunity to improve the vetting essential to determine whether would-be immigrants from seven problematic nations are threats or individuals we can safely welcome in. Since terrorists are exploiting such population movements worldwide, a corrective pause is clearly in order 

Thomas Jefferson warned of the danger of “judicial tyranny.” We are witnessing that phenomenon in the form of rulings by left-wing activist judges that lack either legal justification or necessary deference to the Commander-in-Chief in matters of national security. They are effectively, unilaterally amending the Constitution to give foreign visitors rights they don’t have and denying the President authorities he does have – and must be able to exercise to keep America safe.

This is Frank Gaffney.

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The Muslim Brotherhood Is - and Must be Designated as - a Terrorist Organization

February 9, 2017

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

The next, necessary step in the national security course-correction President Donald Trump has promised requires the designation of the Muslim Brotherhood as what it is – a terrorist organization 

For years, presidents of both parties have labored under the illusion that the Brothers were actually useful and reliable “partners” in countering what was euphemistically known as “violent extremism.” Among other things, that epic strategic mistake prompted President Obama to work with the Muslim Brotherhood to supplant friendly governments across the Middle East 

President Trump’s predecessors also legitimated and enabled the Brotherhood’s operatives here. Yet, they are Sharia-supremacists, who share completely the ideology and agenda of terrorist organizations like al Qaeda, the Islamic State and Boko Haram.

Mr. Trump’s oath of office requires him to defend our Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. To do so, he must designate the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood.

This is Frank Gaffney.

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The “New Sheriff” Joins Forces with the Real Ones

February 8, 2017

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Yesterday, the man widely described as the “new sheriff in town,” President Donald Trump, met with actual sheriffs from around the country. 

The lawmen’s sense of relief was palpable at the prospect of a “law-and-order” Chief Executive – unlike his predecessor and a rival determined to perpetuate Barack Obama’s disastrous policies with respect to border insecurity, interior law enforcement, sanctuary cities, etc.

Mr. Trump actually invited inputs from his guests, prompting several to welcome the change from President Obama’s practice, as one put it, of allowing only “an outgoing message about gun control and other things.”

Another marked difference will be evident from today on if, as expected, the Senate confirms Jeff Sessions to become our next Attorney General. He will have the back of U.S. law enforcement and help President Trump restore the practice of equal justice under the law.

Hallelujah!

This is Frank Gaffney.

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