Stand With Hong Kong

October 2, 2014

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

I was in Hong Kong in 1997 when Britain surrendered that territory and its people to Communist China.  The transaction is usually described as “The Handover.”  But, as the protests now taking place there make clear, it has always been more accurate to call it “The Surrender.”

The residents of Hong Kong had known under British colonial rule a measure of freedom to which they ceased to be entitled when Chinese rule began.  Worse yet, as predicted, Beijing further restricted their liberties over time.  Now, even the fiction of limited representative self-government is being stripped away.

Hong Kong people deserve our support as they face the sort of violent crackdown the Communists perpetrated twenty-five years ago in Tiananmen Square. Will Team Obama do what Britain did not – and stand up for freedom?

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

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Fix Our Insecurity

October 1, 2014

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

A new national poll shows Americans are increasingly concerned about their security. With good reason.

International dangers are intensifying. But so are those at home.

A woman was beheaded by a jihadist at her job in Oklahoma last week.  The nation’s air traffic was massively disrupted when an employee torched an FAA control center in Chicago.

A plane recently brought here a visitor from Liberia who has been diagnosed with the deadly ebola virus. We have no idea how may people he may have infected along the way, or after he got to Dallas.

Even the White House proved insecure against an armed intruder.

Next month, we head to the polls.  That’s an opportunity to return our national security to its rightful place as a top responsibility – and priority – for our elected representatives.

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

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Security Matters to 2014 Voters

September 30, 2014

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

At the National Security Action Summit held in Washington yesterday, renowned pollster Kellyanne Conway unveiled the results of fresh public opinion research.

Mrs. Conway reported that American voters she queried are overwhelmingly concerned about security issues – and believe that their leaders are not doing enough to address them. 

Particularly striking was the response of significant numbers of women, black and Hispanic voters. Like a majority of the population as a whole, they preferred a strategy described as “peace through strength” over one that seeks to disengage from foreign affairs, in the hope that others will leave us alone in return.

Mrs. Conway observed that candidates in the many close elections this fall ought to take note of these findings.  It may be an opportunity to do well while doing good for the nation.

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

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National Security Plan B

September 29, 2014

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

In the wake of an Islamist beheading a woman in Oklahoma, an expanding and open-ended U.S. bombing campaign in the Mideast, Russian threats to Eastern Europe, Chinese threats to the Western Pacific, an invasion of our porous southern border and an incipient Iranian nuclear weapon, it’s time for a Plan B.

After all, Team Obama’s Plan A is clearly not protecting Americans or our vital interests. It is endangering them.

Articulating the need for, and the nature of, an effective and sustainable alternative – rooted in the proven practice President Reagan called “peace through strength” – is the purpose of a superb day-long program today in Washington: the National Security Action Summit. Many of America’s most inspiring defenders of freedom will help lay out Plan B.

Find out how you can participate at www.HomelandThreats.com.

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. 

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Good Riddance to Eric Holder

September 26, 2014

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Eric Holder is resigning as Attorney General. Good riddance.

After all, no one has done more to undermine the rule of law than the man who has supposedly been the nation’s chief law enforcement officer. Except, that is, the man whose lawlessness Holder consistently enabled: Barack Obama.

From the Fast-and-Furious scandal, to undermining voting integrity – in the name of protecting voting rights, to endorsing the illegal release of Taliban commanders, to selective enforcement of the law – the decisions and precedents of the Obama-Holder Justice Department will haunt this country for years to come.

If possible, Obama may make an even worse choice than Holder with his next AG.  My bet is it will be Tom Perez, the pro-Islamist and radical Hispanic activist who is currently the Secretary of Labor.

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

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Rebuilding a Loyal Opposition

September 25, 2014

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

At a time when our country is confronting great and growing threats, the ship of state is, at best, adrift.  At worst, it is headed toward, if not actually on, the shoals.

The fault lies primarily, of course, with the Commander-in-Chief. But for too long, there has been no real Loyal Opposition offering clearly defined, coherent and sound alternatives to Barack Obama’s dangerously defective national security and foreign policies.

On September 29th, we will try to address this deficiency by convening a day-long National Security Action Summit in Washington, D.C.  Dick Cheney, Ted Cruz, Ben Carson, James Woolsey and Dinesh D’Souzah will be among the influential leaders participating.

I hope you will join us too, in person or via the live-streamed video.  Get more information and register to join the Summit by going to HomelandThreats.org.

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.  

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Into Harm’s Way in Syria

September 24, 2014

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

It is a matter of time before the consequences of President Obama’s misbegotten war against Libya’s Muammar Qaddafi impacts his similarly ill-conceived bombing campaign in Syria. 

In Libya, NATO allowed anti-Qaddafi jihadists to gain access to surface-to-air missiles. They got even more after “liberating” the fallen dictator’s massive stockpiles of such weapons. At least some of these man-portable missiles have surely migrated to Syria.

Consequently, chances are one or more of our attack aircraft and their brave pilots will be brought down by one or the other of the jihadist groups we are now bombing.  If so, the American people will demand greater clarity about the mission, its objectives and how we’ll know when they have been accomplished. And that could mean yet another defeat at the global jihadists’ hands.

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

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With Friends Like Qatar

September 23, 2014

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

U.S. warplanes and cruise missiles have begun attacking Islamic State targets in Syria. They have been joined by aircraft from several Arab nations, including curiously from Qatar. 

The Qatari contribution to this air campaign is symptomatic of the strategic morass in which we now find ourselves.

Qatar is arguably the country that has been the world’s most aggressive international supporter of jihadists.  Among its contributions to the global jihad have been; underwriting, enabling and providing ideological leadership to the Muslim Brotherhood; financing al Qaeda; hosting the Taliban – including the five commanders illegally released from Guantanamo by President Obama; operating the jihadist’s propaganda arm, al Jazeera; and supporting “rebels” in Syria, apparently including some it is now bombing.

With friends like Qatar, America will have no shortage of enemies.

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

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News Flash–It’s a Global Jihad

September 22, 2014

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.  

Wondering whether we confront a global jihad, consider what nearly happened in Australia last week: Authorities there say that fifteen Islamic State operatives planned to kidnap and behead random Australians. Others were preparing to do the same to lawmakers and officials in Canberra.

Incredibly, at about that time, bipartisan majorities in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate were authorizing  President Obama to arm and train so-called “moderate rebels” in Syria. It’s as if the threat is just one jihadist franchise – albeit a particularly nasty one, namely the Islamic State back in the Levant.

If we are ever to succeed in defeating this enemy – and protect Americans and their friends from jihadists – we need to acknowledge the Free World is under assault globally. Pretending otherwise will just get more of us killed.

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

 

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A Formula for Disaster

September 19, 2014

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.  

On their way out the door this week to hit the campaign trail full-time, lawmakers made a short detour: They approved President Obama’s plan to wage war in Syria.

Majorities in both houses of Congress bought the administration’s line that it can tell who are the “moderate” rebels there. We are assured that, if armed and trained by us, they can provide the “boots on the ground” in the fight against the Islamic State, so we won’t have to.

Unfortunately, virtually all such rebels are Islamists fighting alongside al Qaeda. Most have pledged loyalty to assorted global jihadists. They often lose, or surrender, weapons we give them. And training any actual “moderates” in immoderate Saudi Arabia is a formula for their radicalization and disaster.

And so is President Obama’s “strategy” more generally.

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

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