Re-resetting With Russia

July 30, 2014

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

President Obama’s appallingly appeasing “reset” with Russia has finally been, well, re-reset.

First, Mr. Obama had to impose sanctions after Russia began dismembering Ukraine.
Then, yesterday, the State Department acknowledged that the Kremlin has violated the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.

Of course, experts in the government, on Capitol Hill and elsewhere have long known that Russia was cheating. But Team Obama refused to make this determination, despite the advantage Moscow obtains by this violation to acquire new means of targeting U.S. allies and forces in Europe and the Far East.

What, if anything, will the President do in response? To date, he has adamantly refused to modernize America’s nuclear deterrent.

Our top commander in Europe, General Phillip Breedlove, has warned that this violation “can’t go unanswered.” But will it?

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

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Gen. Flynn Tells the Truth

July 29, 2014

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Finally, a senior U.S. government official has told the unvarnished truth. The outgoing director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, recently observed that the ideology behind al Qaeda and other Islamic terrorist groups is “exponentially growing.”

The evidence to support Gen. Flynn’s conclusion is, of course, all around us. President Obama has, however, been fraudulently insisting for years – notably during his reelection campaign – that “core al Qaeda” is “on the path to defeat.”

General Flynn is right. So we need a fundamental course-correction in this War for the Free World. We must train those who protect us to understand the ideology the jihadists call shariah. We must fight it and its adherents using every appropriate technique and recognize that some of them are operating here, including inside the Obama administration.

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

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Dangerous War Weariness

July 28, 2014

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

On this day 100 years ago, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, setting in train a series of events that resulted in what was dubbed “the war to end all wars.”

Unfortunately, horrible as World War I proved to be, it was only the opening act of an even worse, second global conflict twenty-five years later.

The post-war-weariness of Western democracies caused them to ignore and appease Adolf Hitler, rather than defeat him decisively when he was weak. One wonders if we are not witnessing today’s totalitarians emboldened by the Free World’s renewed passivity in the face of danger.

Will contemporary events rocket out of control like they did a century ago? U.S. leadership backed by strength is the best protection against such an eventuality. We must restore both, now.

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

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The Terrorist Brotherhood

July 25, 2014

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

One of my personal heroes is Representative Michele Bachmann of Minnesota. She is a remarkable person who has served with courage and distinction in her time in the U.S. House of Representatives. I am honored to call her a friend.

Her record has been further burnished by the introduction yesterday of a most important piece of legislation. It calls for the Muslim Brotherhood to be designated a foreign terrorist organization.

The fact that the shariah-promoting Brotherhood hasn’t already been so designated is a scandal. The Obama administration’s legitimating, funding and even arming this jihadist group is malfeasant.

It is high time that the Brotherhood is added to the list of this nation’s enemies and that every effort be bent toward putting them irreversibly out of business, here as well as elsewhere.

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

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Obama’s War on Israel

July 24, 2014

No U.S. president since the founding of contemporary Israel has been more hostile to the Jewish State than Barack Obama. He has repeatedly: demeaned its elected leader; demanded that it make suicidal territorial concessions; and aided and abetted its enemies by embracing the Muslim Brotherhood, abroad and at home.

This week, it appears Team Obama has decided to add economic warfare to its hostile actions against Israel. At least that is the practical effect of the Federal Aviation Administration’s direction to U.S. airlines to suspend flight operations at Ben Gurion International Airport. Senator Ted Cruz wants to know whose idea that was.

Undermining our friends and emboldening our enemies like Hamas have been hallmarks of the Obama presidency. In Israel’s necessary death struggle with such jihadists, there is no room for either.

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Memo to Israel on a Ceasefire

July 23, 2014

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Want to know why Israel can no longer tolerate the presence of the terrorist organization Hamas in neighboring Gaza? Consider this fact: The jihadists of Hamastan have just cut a vital lifeline for the Jewish State’s citizens, tourism industry and other commercial activities.

After a single rocket landed a mile away from Israel’s principal international airport, the Federal Aviation Administration ordered all U.S. airlines to cease flight operations there. Other airlines say they’ll do the same.

Neither Israel nor any 21st Century nation can allow jihadists to retain the ability to endanger so directly the lives and prosperity of its people in this way. Yet, that would be the practical effect of the immediate ceasefire the Obama administration, the UN and others want Israel to accept.

Memo to Israel: Just say, “No.”

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

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The Iraqi Christians’ Example

July 22, 2014

Why is Israel fighting Hamas to the death in Gaza? Look no further than the plight of Christians in the Iraqi city of Mosul.

There, jihadists have driven them from their homes and confiscated their property. The Christians are told to convert to Islam. The alternatives are life as enslaved dhimmis, always at the mercy of ruthless, shariah-adherent Muslim overlords, or death.

The jihadists of Hamas have only murder in mind for the Jews of Israel. They are trying to kill as many Israelis as possible, first with missiles, rockets and mortars, and lately by attacks through covertly constructed terror tunnels.

If Hamas survives to fight another day, we too will inevitably face the same relentless jihad as the Christians of the Middle East and the Jews of Israel.

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Butt Out, John Kerry

July 21, 2014

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Fox News caught Secretary of State John Kerry in an unguarded moment yesterday as he derided Israel’s defensive incursion into Gaza as “a helluva pinpoint operation” because it has, inevitably, resulted in some Palestinian casualties.

While the Secretary is to be commended for repeating publicly that Israel has the right to defend itself from Hamas attacks, he has shown himself again to be too sympathetic to the Palestinians to be trusted as an arbiter of Israeli security.

Israel must finish the job in Gaza by destroying the jihadists’ ability to wage war against her people and their communities. Such an outcome is in our vital interest, as well as Israel’s. Allowing Hamas to live to fight another day – which would be the practical result of a cease-fire at this point – is not.

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

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A New Proliferation Threat

July 18, 2014

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

The apparent destruction yesterday of a civilian airliner by a surface-to-air missile – which murdered nearly 300 innocent civilians – is an outrage. The nearly simultaneous claim by a Russian separatist to have shot down a Ukrainian “transport aircraft” may help assign blame.

While it is not easy to intercept a plane in high-altitude flight, shooting one down at lower heights is unfortunately becoming increasingly an option for enemies of the Free World.

That’s thanks, in part, to the proliferation of man-portable anti-aircraft missiles after Team Obama helped jihadists overthrow Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi. He had an arsenal of some 25,000 of these weapons and many have wound up in dangerous hands.

As a result, we may soon see a lot more outrages like Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

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

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Ignoring China’s True Character

July 17, 2014

The United States has long chosen to ignore the fact that Communist China is a hostile power – not just an economic competitor, let alone a friend.

Take, for example, Team Obama’s indifference to the giant Chinese internet provider, Alibaba, raising capital here via a huge initial public offering. That means a vast new platform from which the PRC can penetrate and subvert us from within.

Then, on Tuesday, a federal appeals court piled on. It ruled that Chinese investors are entitled to have access to unclassified, but sensitive, U.S. government documents – the sort used to justify the rare decision barring China from buying up strategically sensitive American companies.

In both cases, we are playing by different rules than China – a situation the Chinese exploit to their benefit and our detriment. This must stop.

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