Archive for October 2011

UNESCO Says Yes To Palestine

Monday, October 31st, 2011

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.  

I never thought I would live to see the day when the Palestinians were actually doing something helpful to the United States, Israel and other freedom-loving people.  Today may just be that day.

 

Not that that is the Palestinians’ intention, mind you, when they seek to become full-fledged members of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization – better known as UNESCO.  But it might just be the effect.

 

That’s because under U.S. law, admitting the Palestinians to UNESCO would trigger a cut-off of the 80 million dollars per year we give that notoriously corrupt and hostile organization.  It would also be a booster-rocket behind new legislation recently approved by the House Foreign Affairs Committee that would make all such UN contributions voluntary, instead of obligatory.

 

Go ahead, Palestinians, make my day.

 

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

 

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DHS Guidelines For Fighting America’s Enemies

Friday, October 28th, 2011

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.  

Imagine if, during the Cold War, Soviet intelligence had been responsible for training those charged with countering communist aggression?  Surely, we would not have defeated the USSR. 

 

Yet, today, the Obama administration is entrusting to agents of the Muslim Brotherhood the responsibility for approving who and what is used to give counter-terrorism training to our military, law enforcement and intelligence personnel.

 

That’s right, under guidelines recently promulgated by the Department of Homeland Security, self-styled “leaders” of the Muslim-American community must be consulted and approve such training.  The federal government has proven in court that such leaders and their organizations are – virtually without exception – tied to the Muslim Brotherhood, an organization whose mission is “destroying Western civilization from within, by [our own] hands.”   

 

These lunatic guidelines invite disaster, and must be rejected.

 

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

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Secretary of Defense Assures Our East Asian Allies

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.  

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta is visiting Asia, assiduously assuring our East Asian allies like South Korea that the United States will always stand with them.

 

But will we?

 

Secretary Panetta has also said that incipient defense budget cuts will preclude the kind of US presence and power-projection capability around the world that we’ll likely need more than ever in the future.

 

The question occurs:  If such cuts do take place and, as Secretary Panetta has promised, we are going to stay in the Western Pacific, where won’t we be?  Will we abandon the Persian Gulf?  Or the Eastern Mediterranean?  Or how about Latin America?

 

Leave our interests in such places undefended and there will be grave repercussions for our economy, as well as our national security.  We must keep peace through strength.

 

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

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The World is a More Dangerous Place

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

One of President Obama’s most controversial and dangerous policies is the least debated by our country; he wants to rid the world of nuclear weapons. What should alarm every American is that Mr. Obama thinks the way to achieve this ambitious goal is to allow the aging U.S. deterrent to wither away. He refuses to allow true modernization of our arsenal or realistic testing, necessary to ensure our obsolescent weapons remain safe, reliable and effective.

The trouble is that no other nuclear power, actual or incipient, is abandoning its weapons programs, not one. In fact, everyone else is building up their nuclear arsenals.

Communist China has even constructed a three thousand mile underground tunnel to conceal its growing nuclear missile force.

Unilateral U.S. disarmament will make the world more dangerous, not less.

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

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Willful Blindness

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

On three occasions in recent weeks, hotels that have contracted to host conferences on the totalitarian Islamic doctrine known as Shariah have cancelled. In Houston, Annapolis and Nashville, the reason appears to be intimidation. Whatever the pretext, the effect of these cancellations is palpable: Constitutionally guaranteed freedoms of speech and assembly in America are being restricted.

Our countrymen are being subjected to what amounts to shariah blasphemy laws that proscribe expression any Muslims find offensive – even if true. Unfortunately, similar constraints are being applied by the U.S. government under President Obama. Experts who understand the inspiration shariah provides to jihadists of both the violent and the stealthy, pre-violent type are now being barred from training counterterrorism professionals.

This is not “political correctness.” It is willful blindness and it will get us killed.

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

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Middle East post-Gaddafi

Monday, October 24th, 2011

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

The death of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi last week has admirers of President Obama claiming it proves his success as Commander-in-Chief.  At the very best such claims are premature.  More likely in Libya and elsewhere in the Middle East, the United States will soon confront new and more dangerous tyrannies under the effective if not formal control of virulently anti-American, anti-Israel, and pro-Sharia Islamists.

Worse, the unraveling of the hoped for Arab Spring is not happening in isolation.  For example, the imminent departure of U.S. forces from Iraq creates a vacuum of power likely to be filled by an ascended Iran.

And Turkey, although a NATO ally, is aggressively promoting an Islamist agenda that endangers Israel and threatens our interests.  Such outcomes are bad enough, touting them as great successes for America is preposterous.

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

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Peace through Strength

Friday, October 21st, 2011

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is on an international tour that demonstrates the perils of President Obama abandonment of the Reagan philosophy of “peace through strength.”  Her trip illustrates the dangers for us and our interests associated with the perception – if not the reality – of declining American power and influence.

In Libya, Mrs. Clinton flashed the victory sign with representatives of the new order there – a transitional council that includes al Qaeda operatives and Muslim Brothers.

In Afghanistan, the Secretary pledged our continued support, even as we withdraw forces and encourage what amounts to a negotiated surrender of the place to the Taliban.

And in Pakistan, Hillary’s “tough love” message is discounted by the conviction that we will soon be irrelevant in the region — and beyond.

We had better prove otherwise.

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

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The Enemy Is Clear

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

We have been at war for over a decade.  Yet, our government still refuses to recognize who we are fighting in this so-called “War on Terror.”

The enemy is very clear, however, about who they are, and why they attack us:  They are jihadists who seek, through violence or through stealthy means, to impose worldwide the totalitarian, supremacist Islamic doctrine called “shariah.”

Why can’t we get that?

In part, it’s because our government – in the interest of not offending Muslims – is submitting to the Islamists’ demands that we not speak the truth about the threat they pose.  Team Obama is actually purging or punishing truth-speaking trainers used to prepare counter-terror personnel to contend with that threat.

Such willful blindness is going to get more Americans killed.  Let’s stop it before that happens.

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

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The Chinese Threat

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Communist China’s leaders just finished a meeting that seems to have been consumed with who will lead that country next.  It is extremely worrying that the People’s Liberation Army is likely to determine the outcome.

The generals are evidently parlaying their role as king-makers into influence over policy and budget priorities.  That won’t be good for us, as it will almost certainly result in China adopting a more confrontational stance with the United States.

China’s defense budget has been growing at double-digit rates since the 1980s, enabling a massive build-up with modern, offensive weapons.  We are likely to find the Chinese endangering our interests and security in the Pacific and, increasingly, elsewhere — from Central Asia to Africa to our own hemisphere.

We better get clear on this trend – and respond appropriately.

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

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The Doomsday Machine

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

The clock is ticking on your national security.  A congressional ‘Super Committee’ has just a few weeks to find 1.2 trillion dollars in spending cuts.  If it doesn’t succeed, America’s military will be the principal billpayer, with funding for our troops slashed by some $600 billion. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has called that prospect “the Doomsday Machine.”

He’s right for at least two reasons:  First, these cuts would be on top of nearly half a trillion dollars that has already been reduced — or will shortly be — from the Pentagon’s budget.  The effect would be not just to hollow out our armed forces, but to eviscerate them.

Second, the world is already becoming a very dangerous place, for us and other friends of freedom.  We literally cannot afford to make it more so.

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

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