Britain - and the U.S.-U.K. Special Relationship - Require Theresa May’s Resignation

June 9, 2017

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. 

While much of America was fixated yesterday on the something-for-everybody congressional testimony of former FBI Director James Comey, British voters massively repudiated their prime minister, Theresa May.

The implications are not yet clear.  It can only be hoped that the hapless Mrs. May will not try to cling to the leadership of her Conservative Party.  Clearly, Britain needs a new, hopefully far more charismatic and robust Tory leader to form a coalition better suited to fighting both Sharia-supremacism at home and the European Union over Brexit.

Those who understand the vital role the U.S.-U.K. “special relationship” plays in securing the Free World must now pray that – when the dust settles – both the British and the rest of us will be spared the once unimaginable and horrific alternative: a United Kingdom misled, and inevitably undone, by the Labor Party’s Marxist leader Jeremy Corbyn. 

This is Frank Gaffney.

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Democrats Pin Their Hopes on a Man They Reviled, Discredited

June 8, 2017

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. 

Fired FBI Director James Comey’s appearance on Capitol Hill today is being relentlessly promoted by Democrats and journalists who increasingly see him as their last hope to find some basis for their investigative efforts to destroy the Trump presidency.  Even National Public Radio last night said many of them now see it as “a dry hole.”

Ironically, literally up to the moment when President Trump sacked him, those partisans generally reviled Comey’s erratic behavior, grandstanding and problematic judgment calls – particularly during the 2016 election. 

Today, though, they are praying such qualities will give them something, anything, with which to justify an inquisition that still lacks solid evidence of wrongdoing by the Trump campaign – and, worse yet, that ignores a succession of Democrats who colluded with the Russians in the course of past U.S. elections and/or to the detriment of our national security.  

This is Frank Gaffney.

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A Most Imperfect Man

June 7, 2017

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

In America’s heartland, a much-needed debate has been prompted by an unlikely muse: a pair of billboards in Dallas and Indianapolis.  They simply list six attributes of “The Perfect Man. 

Sharia-supremacists like Indiana Congressman André Carson, however, have recognized the description of this so-called exemplar as, for example, a “rapist,” “mass murderer” and “slave-trader” as their prophet, Mohammed.  They are furious, and insist that the billboards are mischaracterizing the founder of their faith and are “Islamophobic.”

In fact, the sacred texts of Islam make clear that the perfect Muslim – and the Sharia code his life and conduct make an obligatory model for its adherents – revere personal qualities and behavior completely at odds with our Constitution and civilization.

Let the debate begin – but let it end with an affirmation that the model for Americans, Muslim and non-Muslims alike, should not be that of Mohammed.

This is Frank Gaffney.

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Israel’s Biblical Six-Day War

June 6, 2017

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

The Bible says God took six days to create the world.  Fifty years ago today, His chosen people began a feat of Biblical proportions: In six days, they remade their part of the world through a decisive military victory over an array of Arab enemies determined to destroy the Jewish State.

Israel recaptured parts of the historic land of Israel, including high ground it could use to prevent future, mortal threats to its nation. Israel’s enemies – often joined by her friends, including the United States – have been trying to get her to surrender that strategic real estate ever since.

Freedom-loving people should celebrate this anniversary that transformed Israel into a regional superpower, fully capable of defending herself and safeguarding Western civilization on its highly exposed eastern flank.  It is in our vital interest to preserve her as such.

Mazel Tov, Israel.

This is Frank Gaffney.

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The Sharia-supremacist Insurgency in Britain - and Beyond

June 5, 2017

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Mayhem on the streets of London Saturday night no longer can be attributed to “terrorism.” We must henceforth treat what is happening to one of our closest allies as nothing less than an insurgency.

That’s especially true since, in the wake of this latest, murderous assault on innocent British civilians and tourists, Her Majesty’s Government has been forced to acknowledge that there may be as many as 23,000 Islamic terrorists now at large in the UK

The gravity of the danger facing Great Britain is, unfortunately, what awaits others of us in the Free World. Insurgent jihadists are tapping into increasingly hostile communities – their ranks swollen by Sharia-supremacists’ immigration and refugee resettlement – and a Muslim Brotherhood-enabled infrastructure of mosques, front groups and terror cells now in place across much of Europe and North America. 

This must end.

This is Frank Gaffney.

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Dumping Paris is Trump’s PATCO Moment

June 2, 2017

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. 

Donald Trump transformed his presidency yesterday. When Mr. Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris climate change agreement, he demonstrated a comparable quality of leadership and courage to that on display when Ronald Reagan defied his many critics, fired the illegally striking PATCO air traffic controllers and boldly – and unmistakably established who was boss.

It cannot have been easy for President Trump to choose this course. The Pope, America’s most important European allies, top industrialists and even his beloved daughter, Ivanka, were adamantly opposed to pulling the plug on Paris. Needless to say, the hard left and its Islamist and other allies will try to make him pay dearly for having done so.

Since Reagan’s time, millions of Americans have longed for a strong leader. By bailing out on Paris, Mr. Trump demonstrated that we have one again, at last.

This is Frank Gaffney.

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Trump is Right to Jettison the Sovereignty-sapping Paris Climate Change Deal

June 1, 2017

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

President Trump reportedly has decided to ignore pressure at home and abroad and withdraw the United States from the Paris climate change accord. Since Barack Obama cynically refused to negotiate and treat this deal as a treaty, Mr. Trump can walk away from it at will. And he should.

Now, if you believe that dangerous climate change is occurring, that it’s due to human activity and that changes to that activity will actually have a perceptible effect on the climate – all three of which are hotly disputed by serious scientists – there’s good news: American entrepreneurs are helping our country greatly reduce greenhouse gases through private sector action, not by government fiat.

That practice will assuredly continue as long as it makes economic and commercial sense, or just makes investors feel “socially responsible.” But spare us the transnationalists’ sanctimonious and sovereignty-sapping Paris mandates.  

This is Frank Gaffney.

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A Successful Test Underscores the Need for a Robust Missile Defense

May 31, 2017

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

The Pentagon just successfully tested the nation’s only missile defense system designed to destroy the kind of intercontinental ballistic missiles with which North Korea hopes soon to threaten us.

That’s the good news. The bad news is that the missile threats facing America are intensifying by the day, and not just from the psychopathic regime of North Korea’s despot, Kim Jong-Un. Russian and Chinese nuclear forces are incorporating hypersonic and maneuvering warheads expressly for the purpose of defeating our limited anti-missile systems.

Worse yet, it is a matter of time before the North Koreans and, for that matter, the Iranians gain access to such technologies.

Against such eventualities, Congress last year made it the law of the land that America field a robust defensive shield that can protect our country and its people against hypersonic and maneuvering weapons. We need it now.

This is Frank Gaffney.

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Investigate Obama’s Appeal for Russian Help with his Reelection

May 26, 2017

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

On Tuesday, a Republican congressman finally asked questions that could shed light on an actual instance of American collusion with Russia to interfere in a presidential election. 

Ohio Rep. Brad Wenstrup broadened the focus of the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation into whether alleged Russian influence operations were abetted by Trump campaign personnel. He did so by asking former CIA Director John Brennan about President Obama’s request for Vladimir Putin to give him “space” in the 2012 election – after which he would have “more flexibility.”

When Dr. Wenstrup asked whether such a comment raised a “red flag” concerning a prominent U.S. citizen and Russia’s “playbook” for interfering with and subverting our elections, Brennan refused, in his words, “to recognize that question.” 

Congress must now recognize the imperative of pursuing such a line of questioning – and require John Brennan, among others, to answer it.

This is Frank Gaffney.

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Jihadist Turkey will Render NATO Worse than ‘Obsolete’

May 25, 2017

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Donald Trump has said the North Atlantic Treaty Alliance is “obsolete” and that it isn’t. His visit to NATO headquarters today should establish which is right.

That will not be determined simply by whether our allies agree to deliver on promises to increase defense spending and join in defeating the Islamic State. Important as these topics are, the future of the alliance actually depends on its reckoning with a largely unacknowledged “elephant in the room.”

The attack in Manchester underscores that Europe is under assault from jihadist enemies within. Large numbers of them have been sent there by Islamist Turkey, a NATO ally increasingly in name only. If that Trojan horse is allowed to remain – and do damage – inside the alliance, NATO will inevitably become worse than obsolete. It will be a vehicle for intensifying the Sharia-supremacists’ take-down of the Free World.

This is Frank Gaffney.

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