SECURE FREEDOM MINUTE
Another day, yet another act of jihad.
To be sure, the authorities are discouraging us from connecting the dots between the fact that the perpetrator who tried to run over, then butcher, innocent Ohio State University students is a Somali refugee and that he recently publicly professed his Muslim faith.
They tell us they’re still trying to establish a motive. They say they have not yet concluded that it was a terrorist attack. And no one else is supposed to jump to conclusions.
In fact, it’s generally the case in such incidents when the perp is a foreign-born Muslim, the violence is not an inexplicable “lone wolf” attack. It’s an individual jihadist action, intended to terrify and dominate infidels in furtherance of the Islamic supremacists’ goal of imposing worldwide their totalitarian doctrine, Sharia.
It amounts to a dangerous self-delusion to pretend otherwise.
The shockingly high figure comes from one of LTC(R) Shaffer’s sources involved with the refugee flows.
Last week we saw CIA head John Brennan testify that ISIS has “a large cadre” of foreign fighters to serve in attacking the West, and also that ISIS was probably using refugee flows as a means of vectoring its agents into the West. Now a former high-level intelligence officer claims that he has a source that gives a more specific figure. At least fifteen percent of refugees are ISIS, according to LTC(R) Anthony Shaffer of the London Center for Policy Research. The claim came in an interview Shaffer gave to a radio show hosted by Larry O’Connor and Brian Wilson on WMAL. (You can listen to the interview here.)
“I got the percentage from one of my sources. We’re talking about, right now, in the refugee stream, between 15-17% of individuals coming through the refugee stream are ISIS.”
Family Security Matters
by FRANK J. GAFFNEY, JR.
In 2011, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton promised the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to use “some old fashioned techniques of peer pressure and shaming” against those whose exercise of free speech “we abhor.”
At the time, she had in mind specifically perpetrators of what the OIC, the Muslim Brotherhood, other Islamic supremacists and their enablers on the Left call “defamation of Islam.” But the same playbook – in the tradition of Mrs. Clinton’s mentor, Saul Alinsky – is now being followed with a vengeance against what is abhorred by the cabal best described as the Red-Green Axis.
Much in evidence among such “old-fashioned techniques” now being employed is what’s known as “the Big Lie.” It entails the endless repetition of outrageous falsehoods to defame, and ultimately silence, one’s political opponents.
Three good men Donald Trump has selected for key strategic and national security positions are currently getting the Big Lie treatment: his White House Counsel Steve Bannon, Attorney General-designate Senator Jeff Sessions, and incoming National Security Advisor Lieutenant General Michael Flynn. They are being relentlessly vilified as “racists,” “bigots” and “haters.”
You would be hard-pressed to find an American who does more for the troops than actor Gary Sinise, the tireless advocate who, through the Gary Sinise Foundation, spends much of his time looking out for their interests.
Sinise spent his Thanksgiving at Kandahar Air Force Base in Afghanistan, serving Thanksgiving dinner to U.S. forces.
…you know, something presidents used to do in America, as one social media user noted.
Not that President Barack Obama can be faulted, he had his plate full this week handing out Medal of Freedom awards to top-tier celebrity supporters like Ellen DeGeneres, Robert De Niro, Bill and Melinda Gates, Tom Hanks, Robert Redford and Bruce Springsteen, among others — collectively, the recipients have donated tens of thousands of dollars in support of Obama.
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Fidel Castro has finally met his long overdue death. Good riddance. If you think that sounds harsh, you’re probably not among those who were victimized by his barbaric ascent and brutal 50-year dictatorship.
Castro and his crew were (and still are) murderers – a gang of cold-blooded killers who promised liberation and delivered death, torture, and servitude. They line their pockets and live like kings while those beneath them toil away their lives for a pittance. Step out of line, and you vanish.
There is nothing to revere here.
Those who praise Castro’s lifelong ability to thumb his nose at the United States turn a blind eye to decades of hubris, violence, mass graves, and vicious cruelty.
Normally, when world leaders pass on – even those with whom I have vehement disagreement – I go the “don’t speak ill of the dead” route. Fidel Castro’s death is a different story.
It’s joyous news for a great many people, as evidenced by the celebrations erupting this morning in Miami.
To family, friends and honored guest…..Happy Thanksgiving.