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.

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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.

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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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Finish Off Hamas

July 16, 2014

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Yesterday, the terrorist organization Hamas launched more than 140 rockets at Israel while the Jewish State observed a cease-fire announced by Egypt. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu properly responded by authorizing his military to use “full force” to retaliate against Hamas.

Israel may currently have an opportunity not just to punish Hamas, but to destroy it. For the moment at least, that is a goal shared by the current, anti-Muslim Brotherhood government of Egypt. Accordingly, Cairo has helped blockade the Gaza Strip by shutting down smuggling tunnels and otherwise undermining “Hamastan.”

This opportunity may not last long, however. Therefore, Israel would be well-advised truly to use “full force” against the jihadists of Hamas – who are sworn to the destruction of the Jewish State and, pursuant to shariah, to ours, as well.

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Seaborne Threat from North Korea

July 15, 2014

A year ago, a tramp steamer from North Korea was intercepted transiting the Panama Canal. When its contents were inspected, they included two nuclear-capable missiles on their launchers concealed beneath 10,000 tons of sugar.

Such weapons could be used to conduct a devastating electro-magnetic pulse attack on the U.S. power grid. Large parts of America could be denied electricity for long periods, with truly horrific consequences for our country and people. And that’s just the sort of damage the North Korean regime has repeatedly threatened to inflict upon us.

Investigative reporter Claudia Rosett just revealed that another North Korean ship is currently in the Gulf of Mexico and acting suspiciously. We don’t know what’s in its hold but our Navy would be well-advised to intercept the vessel and find out.

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Mideast Awakening

July 14, 2014

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

An extraordinary thing is developing in the Middle East: There is a growing hostility towards Islamists who seek to impose their barbaric shariah doctrine on other Muslims.

Such sentiments once prompted Sunnis in Anbar province to join forces with the American surge to defeat al Qaeda in Iraq. Many there appear equally opposed to the latest Islamist scourge – jihadists who call themselves the Islamic State.

Meanwhile, Egyptians are actually urging Israel to destroy another Muslim terrorist group, Hamas.

It seems only the Obama administration is still operating under the illusion that it can do business with the source of all modern jihadist organizations, the Muslim Brotherhood. We need, instead, to support Muslims who want no part of shariah’s brutal repression and resist the horrible submission it would require of all of us.

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Obama’s Provocation

July 11, 2014

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

The idea that there is one set of laws everybody must abide by is a central precept of our Republic. For over five years, however – as former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy has documented in his new book, Faithless Execution – President Obama has been selectively enforcing some laws and unilaterally modifying, or dispensing altogether, with others.

This practice has, for example, encouraged an invasion along our southern border that is creating threats to public safety and the national security. It is provoking some Americans to consider enforcing the law themselves, risking a violent response from federal authorities and possibly a broader crackdown by Team Obama on our freedoms.

One wonders: Is President Obama trying to provoke such a “fundamental transformation” of the United States with his contempt for the rule of law?

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Stop Hamas

July 10, 2014

If you lived in Israel at the moment, chances are you would be spending at least part of your day in a bomb-shelter. Or listening to sirens warning you to take cover. Or watching the Iron Dome system try to intercept incoming rockets trying to kill you or your countrymen.

The Israeli government is at last acting to prevent such threats from emanating from Gaza, territory that Israel once controlled but that is now a hotbed for jihadist terror sponsored by Hamas.

Hamas is the designated terrorist organization that Team Obama recently, insanely helped assume shared responsibility for part of Israel’s historic homeland, Judea and Samaria.

U.S. law prohibits American taxpayer funding of such a “unity” government. U.S. security, not just that of Israel, calls for putting it out of business.

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No to Obama’s Invader-Support Funding

July 9, 2014

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Barack Obama visits Texas today, but not its border areas. He’s not interested in evidence that his policies have encouraged an ongoing invasion by tens of thousands of illegal child and other aliens. The President just wants Congress to give him nearly $4 billion to “manage” the resulting crisis.

Unfortunately, he would spend much of it in ways that will encourage more such invaders to come here.

For example, lots of this emergency funding would go to provide housing, food, transportation and lawyers for the illegal aliens. These would be inducements for further invasion.

Congress should just say “No” to such spending and ensure that the countries enabling the invasion – namely, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Mexico – are not eligible for our foreign aid until they stop it, and repatriate the invaders.

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