Kerry’s Fraudulent Diplomacy

February 12, 2016

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Secretary of State John Kerry has done it again.  He has announced a diplomatic “breakthrough” promising hope of tangible achievement on a vexing national security or humanitarian problem. 

But, as with his previous exploits – notably, his agreement with the Russians to eliminate Syria’s chemical weapons and his so-called nuclear “deal” with Iran – his successes are illusions, giving the appearance of progress for U.S. and Western interests, but actually undermining them.

The just-announced “suspension of hostilities” in Syria is such a fraud.  It won’t kick in, if at all, for another week.  And even after that the Russians are free to continue bombing and other operations against “terrorists.”  But Vladimir Putin’s definition of terrorism includes anyone opposed to the regime of his client, Bashir Assad.

Sadly, Kerry’s latest deal will perpetuate the civil war in Syria, not suspend, let alone end it.

This is Frank Gaffney. 

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Fight Zika and Drugs

February 11, 2016

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Suddenly, a mosquito-borne disease in Brazil known as the Zika virus is arousing fear here, thanks to reports that it can cause birth defects and be spread to at least parts of nations like ours. 

The Obama administration has announced that it will throw nearly $2 billion at research and other measures aimed at preventing Zika’s transmission and impact.  

Incredibly, another, far more deadly import from Latin America is now considered less threatening: burgeoning drug smuggling by narco-trafficking cartels and gangs.  While the loss of life here so far to Zika is negligible, more than 100 Americans die every day due to drug overdoses.  And some politicians are pushing to release convicted traffickers, most of whom will resume their deadly trade. 

Let’s stop the Zika virus.  But we also have to fight those other toxic hemispheric imports: narcotics and their purveyors. 

This is Frank Gaffney. 

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Don’t Draft Our Daughters

February 10, 2016

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

First, Team Obama made women eligible to serve in combat – including, apparently, against their will.  Now, the stage is now being set for America’s women to be compelled to serve in the armed forces.

Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush and Chris Christie said in last weekend’s presidential debate in New Hampshire that they supported the idea of drafting women. As none of the three fared well in that state’s primary yesterday, they evidently were not helped by that stance.

One of our country’s greatest heroes, retired Lieutenant General Jerry Boykin, has just launched a petition drive urging the presidential candidates to repudiate the idea of conscripting women.

All citizens should be encouraged to serve their country in some way.  But women shouldn’t be forced to be in the U.S. military, especially in combat positions.

This is Frank Gaffney. Sign the “Don’t Draft our Daughters” petition at frc.org.

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North Korea’s SuperBowl Show

February 9, 2016

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

North Korea observed the fiftieth Super Bowl by orbiting a satellite over the stadium shortly after the last quarter ended.  The ability of a bankrupt totalitarian regime to achieve such a feat – even briefly – would be something of a marvel if it were not so ominous.  

Two prominent experts – former Clinton Director of Central Intelligence James Woolsey and CIA veteran Dr. Peter Vincent Pry – have warned that such satellites could be used by the North Koreans to deliver a catastrophic attack against this country’s electric grid.  By detonating a nuclear weapon at the altitude of a satellite in low earth orbit, an attacker could blanket most of the United States with devastating electromagnetic pulses. 

It turns out the Russians gave Pyongyang a design for a super EMP weapon.  Fortunately, it wasn’t used Sunday night.  We must protect our grid against future attacks. 

This is Frank Gaffney. 

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Bernie Sanders Would Be Barack Obama On Steroids

February 8, 2016

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Yesterday, Democratic Socialist presidential candidate Bernie Sanders tried to allay bipartisan concerns about his grasp of foreign policy by dropping names of those from whom he’s taking advice. 

Far from putting to rest fears that he would be a dangerous Commander-in-Chief, the advisors he mentioned greatly exacerbated them.

First, Sen. Sanders cited Larry Korb, who – despite his tenure as an Assistant Secretary of Defense under Ronald Reagan – is best known for his rabid hostility to Reagan’s “peace through strength” strategy. Then, the would-be president referred to Jim Zogby, an Arab Christian who champions the causes of Islamic supremacists like those destroying his co-religionists in the Middle East.

Finally, Sen. Sanders said he was meeting with J Street.  That’s the nominally Jewish anti-Semitic group that works to undermine support for Israel at home and abroad.

Sounds like Barack Obama on steroids.

This is Frank Gaffney. 

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Loving Freedom is Not ‘Hate’

February 4, 2016

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Any day now, a political warfare operation masquerading as a charitable organization focused on civil rights will demonstrate its true colors.  The Southern Poverty Law Center will reportedly designate my Center for Security Policy as a “hate group.” 

That smear seems to serve the interests of Islamic supremacists since it is clearly intended to suppress our freedom of speech.  As a result, an entity that was once known for protecting our fundamental freedoms is now actively engaged in silencing those who warn of new assaults on our liberties. 

It’s not “hate” to love freedom and to work to protect it from all enemies, foreign and domestic.  The Center for Security Policy proudly opposes the Southern Poverty Law Center’s enabling of the real hate-mongers – jihadist mosques, schools, and other Muslim Brotherhood fronts. Every American should do the same. 

This is Frank Gaffney.  

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Why Law Enforcement Opposes Obama Mosque Visit

February 3, 2016

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. 

Today, Barack Obama is going to dignify a mosque in Baltimore, Maryland with a presidential visit.  We have recently learned that he is doing so against the advice of senior law enforcement officials. 

According to a report by WND, they’re concerned that the mosque in question, the Islamic Society of Baltimore, has “a long history of ties to terrorism.”  Why on earth would the president of the United States endorse such Islamic supremacists?

Unfortunately, he has been associating with their ilk from the get-go of his presidency. Worse yet, some have served in his administration as policy-makers or advisors. 

Mr. Obama’s outreach to the wrong sorts of Muslims has helped legitimate their bogus claims to be “community leaders.”  It’s also emboldening them in their ambition to replace our constitution with their totalitarian shariah code, and our government with a Caliphate.  

This is Frank Gaffney. 

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Obama Must Stop Empowering the Wrong Muslims

February 2, 2016

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are meeting with President Obama at the White House today.  They are supposed to be looking for common ground that might permit bipartisan action in Congress during this, Mr. Obama’s last year in office. 

One place where a bipartisan course-correction is urgently needed is with respect to an error made by both this administration and its predecessor:  Embracing the wrong Muslims.  

A case in point is the President’s scheduled visit tomorrow to the Islamic Society of Baltimore.  That’s a mosque associated with the Muslim Brotherhood. Its long-time imam is a prime-mover behind the Islamic supremacists’ agenda of imposing their totalitarian shariah doctrine worldwide. And its resident scholar calls “homosexuality a psychological disorder that has no place in Islam or society.” 

Mr. Obama:  Stop empowering the wrong Muslims.

This is Frank Gaffney. Learn more at SecureFreedom.org.

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The President Chooses a Brotherhood Mosque

February 1, 2016

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

All eyes are on Iowa at the moment. But a hard look at Baltimore is in order as President Obama will be making a controversial visit there on Wednesday. It will be his first as president to an American mosque, and the one he chose tells us a lot about what’s wrong with his policies towards Muslims. 

He’s visiting the Islamic Society of Baltimore.  It’s name is a clue: Islamic societies are a brand of the Muslim Brotherhood.  

Mr. Obama has long promoted the Muslim Brotherhood because it claims to be “non-violent.”  His visit to one of its establishments in a community where there has been a lot of violence lately is an opportunity to examine both the growing involvement of Brotherhood fronts in the incendiary black grievance industry and its ties to jihad more generally, both violent and pre-violent, here and elsewhere.  

This is Frank Gaffney. Learn more at SecureFreedom.org.

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Breakthrough on the Stealth Jihad

January 29, 2016

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

A breakthrough of sorts occurred in the course of last night’s GOP presidential debate.  In two ways – one positive, one not so much – the contest finally illuminated a grave national security problem that will confront the next Commander-in-Chief. 

First, candidate Ben Carson referred to a document known as the Explanatory Memorandum that came to light during the nation’s largest terrorism financing trial. It’s the Muslim Brotherhood’s secret plan for using stealth – not violence – to “destroy Western civilization from within.” 

Then, a self-described “Muslim political activist” was allowed to show how it’s done.  Her video implied that Republicans’ exercise of free speech about Muslims is causing sharply escalating hate crimes here and inciting jihadist violence. 

We must recognize, debate and counter both the violent and the stealthy jihads. 

This is Frank Gaffney.  Read the Muslim Brotherhood’s Explanatory Memorandum at SecureFreedom.org

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