Finally, the Energy Department Admits We Have an EMP Problem

August 26, 2016

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

A year ago, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz minimized questions from Senator Ron Johnson about the threat posed by electromagnetic pulses to the U.S. electric grid. At the time, the Secretary was part of the Obama administration’s sales force for its disastrous nuclear “deal” with Iran. Accordingly, he downplayed the risk of EMPs.

But, Dr. Moniz testified earlier this month before another congressional committee during a “field hearing” in Seattle on grid resiliency. This time, the Secretary was much more forthright about the grave risks posed by EMP attacks, reflecting the grid’s actual, acute vulnerability to such disruption.

It’s outrageous that it’s taken Secretary Moniz so long to come clean about the potentially existential danger of EMP – and not just from Iran. There’s not a moment to lose in protecting tens of millions of Americans from that mortal threat.

This is Frank Gaffney. Learn more at SecuretheGrid.com.

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China Has No Business in America’s Food Supply

August 25, 2016

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States – better known as CFIUS – is supposed to prevent foreigners from making national security-threatening investments in this country. Unfortunately, it is run by the Treasury Department, which has the responsibility for promoting such cash infusions from overseas and rarely sees one it dislikes.

Take the $43 billion transaction CFIUS just approved. A Communist Chinese state-owned chemical company is now one step closer to buying Switzerland’s Syngenta, a leading manufacturer of pesticides, herbicides and other agribusiness products. Syngenta has plants in the United States that involve the handling of hazardous chemicals and directly impact our food supply.

What could possibly go wrong?

The short answer is a lot. China is increasingly aggressive and there is a distinct possibility of conflict. This is no time to be giving it control of potential time-bombs in this country.

This is Frank Gaffney.

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So Much for Fundamentally Transforming Iran

August 24, 2016

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

The State Department this week issued a travel warning to Americans considering traveling to or already in the Islamic Republic of Iran. That’s because its regime is taking them hostage.

That would be the same regime the Obama administration has in recent months enriched by some $150 billion, including $400 million to free several U.S. citizens who had been seized by Iran. The only surprise is that anybody is surprised that the mullahs are coming back for more – more American hostages, more American ransoms.

If putting a price on the head of every U.S. citizen were the only palpable failure of President Obama’s dealings with the Islamic supremacists in Tehran, it would be bad enough. But, their work on acquiring nuclear weapons proceeds apace – now underwritten by us. And their jihadist operations are intensifying, including in our own hemisphere.

This amounts to treason.

This is Frank Gaffney.

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Europe is Submitting to Sharia and We’re Next

August 22, 2016

Yesterday in Los Angeles, European and American freedom fighters met to raise an alarm about the dire threat Western civilization faces from Islamic supremacism. Convened by the American Freedom Alliance and featuring a powerful keynote address by Ambassador John Bolton, this conference made clear that Europe is already submitting to Sharia. And we are in the advanced stages of doing so, as well.

The canary-in-the-mineshaft is the state of freedom of expression. European participants warned that, thanks to essentially unchecked Muslim immigration and decades of multiculturalism, secularism and transnationalism, they and other opponents of Sharia are being prosecuted for speaking truthfully about its incompatibility with liberty.

For an American audience, the message was clear: Will we here continue going down the same road? Or will we choose to thwart those enemies, foreign and domestic, seeking our submission?

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Obama Lied - and We’re All Potential Hostages

August 19, 2016

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. 

What a difference it makes when the media does what it is supposed to in our constitutional republic! A free press is supposed to hold officials accountable.  Tragically, that mostly hasn’t happened during the Obama years. 

In recent days, however, the Wall Street Journal revealed that the Obama administration paid a $400 million ransom to the jihadist Iranian government for several American hostages. President Obama and his flacks insisted no such thing had happened. 

Well, yesterday, the Journal published the details of the carefully synchronized transaction that resulted in the release of the Americans as pallets of cash were turned over to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps – the mullahs’ terrorism arm. 

The State Department’s spokesman finally confirmed the obvious: Team Obama did pay ransom. 

It’s bad enough that we have been repeatedly lied to. Worse yet, we are all now potential hostages. 

This is Frank Gaffney.

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

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Congress Must Prevent the Internet’s Surrender

August 18, 2016

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. 

President Obama’s wrecking operation aimed at diminishing our country, emboldening its enemies and undermining its friends is moving inexorably forward on a front unknown to most Americans – yet, likely to affect many of them personally.

Team Obama is determined to end America’s effective control over internet domain names.  By relinquishing to the likes of Russia, China and Iran the management of ICANN – a bureaucratic mechanism that assigns what amount to website addresses – U.S. government agencies, other users and internet freedom are sure to suffer.

Just one example: If hostile powers can begin assigning to themselves or their friends America’s official government and military – “.gov” and “.mil” – domain names, at a minimum, confusion will ensue.  More likely, there will be compromises of national security.

It’s currently against the law to surrender ICANN. Congress must not allow the President to betray his duty, again.

This is Frank Gaffney.

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

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George Soros’ Political Warfare Against America

August 17, 2016

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. 

Earlier this week, Donald Trump warned that the United States could not defeat the threat posed by Radical Islam “with closed eyes, or silenced voices.”  Our enemies understand that reality, too.  It turns out they are getting a lot of help in blinding and silencing us.

In particular, leaked documents from George Soros’ philanthropies show the radical leftist billionaire has been paying vast sums to various organizations to wage what amounts to political warfare by suppressing American patriots impeding efforts to: insinuate Sharia into this country; sell the dangerous nuclear deal with Iran; and bring here large numbers of potential jihadists.

As it happens, I am among those targeted by this operation to be “marginalized” in the “mainstream media” and elsewhere.  It adds insult to injury that George Soros gets tax-deductions for so-called “charitable contributions” aimed at mutating and undermining our country.

This is Frank Gaffney.

 

 

          

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Trump’s Reaganesque Strategy for Victory over Jihad

August 16, 2016

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. 

Yesterday, Donald Trump delivered the best speech of his campaign to date.  Newt Gingrich rightly called it the most important since Ronald Reagan left office. 

In fact, in many ways, it was Reaganesque in its clarity about today’s existential threat to freedom – what Trump calls “Radical Islam” – and his prescription for securing the sort of victory over it that President Reagan achieved over the last such threat: Soviet communism.

Mr. Trump called for a comprehensive strategy aimed at protecting us against the hateful ideology Islamic supremacists call Sharia.  Those who do not share our values and seek to supplant our Constitution with Sharia would not be welcome here. And he would roll-up the networks in this country that support Islamist radicalization.

The stage is now set for the sort of national debate – and choice – that is long overdue and absolutely necessary.

This is Frank Gaffney.

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

 

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The Russian Nuclear Threat Grows as America Disarms

August 15, 2016

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

In his last days in office, President Obama reportedly wants to get the UN’s Security Council to endorse a ban on underground nuclear testing. It would be a two-fer for Mr. Obama.

First, he evidently hopes to encumber his successor from taking steps needed to modernize America’s deterrent.  And second, he intends once again to undermine the Constitution with its requirement that the U.S. Senate advise and consent to treaties like the Comprehensive Test Ban. 

But, the Senate voted to reject that treaty seventeen years ago – for good reason.  And today’s Washington Free Beacon describes multi-billion dollar investments the Kremlin is making in preparing for nuclear war by both comprehensively upgrading Russia’s arsenal and the underground bunkers from which its use would be directed.

We need a national debate about how best to end our unilateral nuclear disarmament, not more of it.

This is Frank Gaffney.

 

 

 

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Clinton and Trump Should Insist That Obama Withdraw from the TPP

August 12, 2016

This is Frank Gaffney.

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump don’t agree on much but they seem aligned against the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP.  Mrs. Clinton said yesterday “I oppose it now, I’ll oppose it after the election and I’ll oppose it as president.”

If Hillary actually means it, what is probably most important about that campaign pledge – and what should be said by Mr. Trump, as well – is that President Obama’s current plan to ram this sovereignty-sapping and poorly negotiated trade agreement through the Congress during its post-election lame-duck session ain’t gonna happen.

But it certainly can.  The President will have allies in Speaker Paul Ryan and a number of GOP Senators who won’t be returning next year and want to improve their post-government prospects by endearing themselves to the business interests behind TPP.

Clinton and Trump need to insist that Obama withdraw the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

This is Frank Gaffney.

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

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