Stand With al-Sisi In Egypt

July 2, 2015

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

On Wednesday, Islamic State fighters launched a deadly military assault against Egyptian forces, simultaneously attacking some twenty different locations in a town close to Egypt’s Sinai border with Israel. 

Skillfully employing suicide bombs, mortar fire, man-portable anti-aircraft missiles and infantry assaults, the jihadists killed at least 200 soldiers and civilians. This operation marks a major escalation in the war being waged by Islamic supremacists against Egypt’s government – and far worse is in prospect.

President Obama has, in the past, sided with the Islamists in Egypt.  There is reason to believe he still does. That’s a formula for losing the Mideast’s most populous, strategically critical and American-armed nation.  We cannot afford to let that happen and should strongly support the man trying to prevent it: Egyptian President al-Sisi.  

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

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Hillary’s Emails

July 2, 2015

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. 

On Tuesday, the State Department finally coughed up another batch of former Secretary Hillary Clinton’s emails that had been withheld until Judicial Watch obtained a court order compelling their release.

The correspondence confirms what had long been suspected: The Clinton team in Foggy Bottom was complicit in a White House-led effort to perpetrate a fraud on the American people.  It involved the assertion that a U.S.-based filmmaker’s video precipitated the murderous jihadist attack in Benghazi in 2012. 

The fraud was meant not only to deflect attention from the administration’s myriad policy failures in Libya.

It also served to advance the Obama-Clinton gang’s long-term collaboration with the Muslim supremacist Organization of Islamic Cooperation aimed at restricting our freedom of expression.

There must be accountability, both for the fraud and the Obama-Clinton administration’s policy debacles.

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

 

 

 

 

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End, Don’t Extend Nuclear Negotiations with Iran

July 1, 2015

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. 

Yesterday, President Obama extended his self-imposed deadline for the negotiations with Iran.  That was no surprise since the mullahs have been dragging their feet for weeks, in the process extracting more and more concessions from a U.S. administration desperate to get a deal.

It was surprising, though, that Mr. Obama’s announcement featured this declaration:  “If we can't provide assurances that the pathways for Iran obtaining a nuclear weapon are closed and…if the…verifications regime is inadequate, then we're not going to get a deal.”

If the President means this pledge any more than his previous, broken commitments, he should stop the negotiations now.  After all, they have already cleared “pathways” for Iran to get the bomb and established a wholly “inadequate” verification regime.  Enough already.

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

 

 

 

 

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Sputnik 2.0 - Hypersonic Threats

June 30, 2015

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. 

In 1957, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik, the first satellite, stealing a frightening technological march on the United States.

That feat meant the Soviets could lob nuclear weapons over intercontinental ranges and threaten us here at home. So, Sputnik shocked Washington into action.  Crash programs were undertaken to build our own long-range missiles and develop weapons to defeat the Kremlin’s.

We are at a similar juncture now, as both Russia and Communist China have begun introducing hypersonic weapons delivery systems.  Such extremely fast-flying platforms can be used to devastate our naval and other military assets and targets in this country, since we currently lack the means to stop them.  

We must respond, as with Sputnik, by putting our best minds and national resources to work on matching – and defeating – such hypersonic threats. 

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

 

 

 

 

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Stop Empowering Iran’s Death to America

June 29, 2015

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Evidently, President Obama has yet to capitulate enough on his nuclear negotiations with Iran to suit the mullahs.  So, the deal won’t be done by his deadline tomorrow. 

Let’s use that missed deadline to scrap the whole, misbegotten venture.  After all, the evidence is growing by the day that – thanks to the concessions already made, to say nothing of those likely to occur in the immediate future – Iran is going to get the Bomb.

Worse yet, evidence is also accumulating that the Iranian regime has in mind using nuclear weaponry to achieve its oft-stated objective of “Death to America.”  Specifically, Iran seems determined to utilize such arms to generate an electromagnetic pulse attack that will take down our most critical infrastructure: the electric grid. 

It’s madness to continue empowering such enemies.

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

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Protect Our Most Critical Infrastructure NOW

June 26, 2015

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

The single most serious problem facing our country is the fact that our electric grid is exceedingly vulnerable to enemy attack. Alternatively, it can be taken down by a predictable, naturally occurring solar storm.

If we don’t have electricity in this country over large areas for protracted periods, we won’t have this country. Every  other present problem will fade as the survival of possibly hundreds of millions of us becomes our sole preoccupation. 

Fortunately, Chairman Michael McCaul and his colleagues on the House Homeland Security Committee took the first, important step yesterday towards preventing such a disaster.  They approved Congressmen Trent Franks and Pete Sessions’ “Critical Infrastructure Protection Act” – legislation to begin, at last, the planning required to protect our electric grid.  Please tell your representative to get HR 1073 enacted ASAP.  

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

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Islamic Supremacists Live Here, Too

June 25, 2015

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. 

We hear a lot about the danger posed by Islamic supremacists overseas – like the Islamic State and al Qaeda – and their determination to use violence to impose their totalitarian shariah program worldwide.  A new poll of American Muslims suggests that astonishing numbers of them here at home are problematic, too. 

For example, nearly one in five of the 600 Muslims surveyed agreed that “the use of violence in the United States is justified in order to make shariah the law of the land in this country.” Far more disagreed, but many thousands may feel this way.

Americans – both Muslim and non-Muslims alike – who love this country and wish to protect it against toxic ideologies like shariah must recognize this reality, and join forces to defeat the threat thus posed.

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. Check out the complete poll at SecureFreedom.org.

 

 

 

 

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Two Cheers for Ted Cruz

June 24, 2015

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. 

Two cheers for Ted Cruz.  The Texas Senator did yesterday something all-too-rare in Washington:  He corrected a mistake. 

Sen. Cruz recently decided to give President Obama the authority to ram through the Congress basically any international accord he chooses to describe as a “trade agreement,” encouraging others to do the same.

But, the more the Republican presidential candidate learned about what Mr. Obama will do with this “fast-track” authority under the guise of a Trans Pacific Partnership agreement, the more Mr. Cruz decided he had erred.

Unfortunately, his own course correction didn’t stave off disaster as the Senate approved this authority by the thinnest of margins. Let’s pray more legislators will have the wisdom to reconsider – and oppose the TPP – when they are obliged to vote on it in coming weeks.

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

 

 

 

 

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Dialogue of the Deaf With China

June 23, 2015

Hundreds of Chinese officials are in Washington for something called the Strategic and Economic Dialogue.  It appears to be a dialogue of the deaf.

An unnamed State Department official is quoted as saying the talks are an exercise in narrowing the differences between the two sides.  The truth is that what we have are not “differences” to be managed and narrowed. 

Rather, we now confront an increasingly overtly hostile China seeking to displace – and, if necessary, to defeat – the United States in the Pacific, and likely beyond.

Chinese hacking of our computers and island-building in the South China Sea are acts that require appropriate responses now.  Engaging in “dialogue” that purports simply to “manage” them is a formula for far more serious acts of aggression, and possibly war, in the future.

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Will Congress Be Complicit on Iran?

June 22, 2015

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

There’s now barely a week left before the expiration of President Obama’s self-declared deadline on his negotiations with Iran.  Administration sources are putting out the word that the goal posts will likely be moved again.

That means: more time for the Iranians to finish their bomb-making work; another cash windfall, estimated to be worth $700 million more in unfrozen assets; and additional time to further unravel what’s left of the sanctions regime by wheeling and dealing with U.S. and other countries’ business interests.

Worse yet, Team Obama is making still more concessions to Iran with each passing day, negating the value of any deal actually struck.

As commentator Daniel Horowitz has observed, if Republican lawmakers don’t act to stop this nightmarish negotiation after June 30th, they will be complicit in it.

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

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