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Reposting: EMET/CSP panel addresses the question “What are Iran’s True Intentions”

iran20a (1)Center For Security Policy, Published on Jan 16, 2014:

As the Obama Administration continues to move forward negotiating with Iran, there has been little attention paid to the underlying motivations of the Islamic Republic of Iran. What is the Iranian end game? What are the ideological motivators of the Islamic regime in its conflict with the United States of America and Israel? Are the genocidal threats issued by Iranian leaders to”wipe Israel off the map” and achieve a “world without America” only posturing? Or are these goals the Iranian regime is committed to achieving?

EMET and the Center for Security Policy have put together a great panel of experts to address these questions and answer, what are Iran’s true intentions?

 Introduction

Walid Phares

Dr. Walid Phares serves as an Advisor to the Anti-Terrorism Caucus in the US House of Representatives and is a Co-Secretary General of the Transatlantic Legislative Group on Counter Terrorism, a Euro-American Caucus, since 2009. Dr Phares briefs and testify to the US Congress, the European Parliament and the United Nations Security Council on matters related to international security and Middle East conflict. He has served on the Advisory Board of the Task Force on Future Terrorism of the Department of Homeland Security and the Advisory Task force on Nuclear Terrorism. Dr Phares teaches Global Strategies at the National Defense University. He has published several books in English, Arabic and French including the latest three post-9/11 volumes: Future Jihad: Terrorist Strategies against the West; The War of Ideas: Jihadism against Democracy and The Confrontation: Winning the War against Future Jihad.

Clare Lopez

Clare M. Lopez is a strategic policy and intelligence expert with a focus on national defense, Islam, Iran, and counterterrorism issues. Currently a senior fellow at the Center for Security Policy, The Clarion Project, the London Center for Policy Research, and the Canadian Meighen Institute and vice president of the Intelligence Summit, she formerly was a career operations officer with the Central Intelligence Agency, a professor at the Centre for Counterintelligence and Security Studies, Executive Director of the Iran Policy Committee from 2005-2006. Ms. Lopez is a regular contributor to print and broadcast media on subjects related to Iran and the Middle East and the co-author of two published books on Iran. She is the author of an acclaimed paper for the Center, The Rise of the Iran Lobby and co-author/editor of the Center’s Team B II study, “Shariah: The Threat to America”.

Andrew Bostom

Dr. Andrew Bostom is the author of the highly acclaimed works The Legacy of Jihad: Islamic Holy War and the Fate of Non-Muslims, The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism: from Sacred Text to Solemn History, Sharia Versus Freedom: The Legacy of Islamic Totalitarianism and the recent monograph The Mufti’s Islamic Jew-Hatred: What the Nazis Learned from the “Muslim Pope.” Dr. Bostom’s forthocoming monograph is entitled, Iran’s Final Solution for Israel: The Legacy of Shi’ite Islamic Jew-Hatred in Iran. Dr. Bostom has published numerous articles and commentaries on Islam in the New York Post, Washington Times, The New York Daily News, Pajamas Media, National Review Online, The American Thinker, FrontPage Magazine.com, and other print and online publications. More on Andrew Bostom’s work can be found at his:http://www.andrewbostom.org/blog/

Mark Langfan

Mark Langfan is a noted security analyst who in 1991 created a 3 dimensional topographic raised-relief map system of Israel. Viewing the 3D Israel map one can easily and quickly be informed of many of the underlying resource and security issues involved in the Arab-Israeli conflict such as West Bank water resources and Israeli ‘defensible’ borders. Over the past 20 years, Mark has briefed many Congressional and Senate offices, the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Israel Desk, and the New York Times Editorial Board. Mark wrote and published seminal articles concerning the Israeli/Middle East region including the 1992 “Demilitarization Risks” warning of future Palestinian Katyusha rocket barrages from vacated Israeli territory, the 1995 “US Troops on Golan Quicksand” warning of the unique topographic dangers of deploying US Troops to the Golan Heights, and the 2006 “Iran: The 4th Reichastan” exposing the Iranian arming of Iraqi Insurgents against US forces, and of Iran’s other regional and strategic goals. Mark has published numerous articles in newspapers and security journal. For more information visit www.marklangfan.com.

This presentation by Mark Langfan with Erick Stakelbeck shows the maps better:

Also see the Clarion Project’s Fact Sheet: IRANIAN SUPPORT FOR TERRORISM

Secure Freedom Salutes Glen Beck, N.R.A. For Investigation Of Grover Norquist, Calls On Board To Deem Him Ineligible To Serve

3000469491 (1)CSP, March 16, 2015:

(Washington, D.C.):  Secure Freedom (also known as the Center for Security Policy) today applauded radio and television talk show host Glenn Beck for his principled declaration that he would end his close association with the National Rifle Association (NRA) if Grover Norquist were to be reelected to the NRA’s Board of Directors in balloting now underway.  Mr. Beck initially made this pledge on his syndicated radio program in the course of an interview with Secure Freedom President Frank J. Gaffney, Jr. on Wednesday, calling Norquist “a very bad man” and enabler of Muslim Brotherhood operatives.

Evidence of Mr. Norquist’s longstanding ties to Islamic supremacists was compiled in a detailed dossier transmitted in February 2014 to the then-leadership of another prominent national organization, the American Conservative Union, by ten influential national security professionals, led by Bush ’43 Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey and Clinton Director of Central Intelligence R. James Woolsey.

A fourth edition of this monograph, entitled Agent of Influence: Grover Norquist and the Assault on the Right – Targeting the NRA, has just been released by Secure Freedom.  It includes illuminating correspondence written on the one hand by Mr. Norquist and one of his defenders, Washington attorney Cleta Mitchell, and on the other by General Mukasey and Mr. Gaffney.

Glenn Beck announced during his radio program on Friday that he had spoken for over an hour with Wayne LaPierre, the Executive Vice President of the NRA. In response to what Mr. Beck described as “hundreds and hundreds and hundreds” of phone calls stimulated by his earlier announcement, Mr. LaPierre promised that the National Rifle Association would be launching a “transparent” ethics investigation of Mr. Norquist.

In the interest of assisting in that investigation, Mr. Gaffney today sent every member of the NRA’s Board of Directors copies of the new edition of Agent of Influence, together with a transmittal letter (see below) offering to provide to have the Mukasey-Woolsey et.al. team provide its members with a briefing on the wealth of evidence of Grover Norquist’s involvement with and assistance to Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist figures.

In response to this week’s dramatic developments, Mr. Gaffney said:

For sixteen years, it has been evident that Grover Norquist has helped jihadists – including two who were subsequently convicted on terrorism charges – gain access to and influence over conservative organizations, the Republican Party and, most especially, the 2000 campaign and presidency of George W. Bush.  Until now, none of the groups with which he has been associated have been willing to do a serious inquiry into the nature and acceptability of such activities.

Members of the National Rifle Association are to be congratulated for their success in instigating such an investigation, as is Glenn Beck for raising the alarm that precipitated this inquiry and Wayne LaPierre for appreciating that nothing less would be acceptable.  The investigation will be in order and should be rigorously completed –  even if, as seems inevitable, Grover Norquist resigns from the NRA Board.

Agent of Influence can be downloaded for free at www.SecureFreedom.org or purchased at Amazon.com.  For more information, contact: [Samantha Nerove at sam@anelisgroup.com or 703.504.8856].

Transmittal Letter for NRA Board

A Call to Action at the South Carolina National Security Summit

NSAC-BannerCJR: Here is the Summit hosted by Breitbart, Center for Security Policy and High Frontier in it’s entirety. I will post clips as they become available. Scott Cooper is to be commended for his role in organizing and promoting this very urgent CALL TO ACTION. And I will pass on to you what I thought was a very moving tribute to Frank Gaffney by Dymphna at Gates of Vienna. Frank Gaffney is indeed a national treasure and his efforts over the years to help educate the public and inform our leaders on National Security issues have no doubt contributed greatly towards “Securing Freedom

What you will hear from the various speakers, as well as the very informative comments from members in the audience, is a comprehensive assessment of our National Security vulnerabilities due to the Islamic Global Jihad Movement and our present administration’s willful blindness amounting to complicity in aiding our enemies.

Obama’s rush to withdraw from Iraq without a status of forces agreement has given us the rise of ISIS. With the empowerment of Iran through the appeasement of their nuclear program we are witnessing the beginning of a Middle East nuclear arms race and continued bloody sectarian battles between Shia and Sunni that will likely rage on for generations and create thousands of battle hardened jihadis ready to export their violence across the globe.

Clare Lopez reminds us that we have, through captured documents such as The Project, The Muslim Brotherhood’s Memorandum of Understanding and the seven phase al-Qaeda master plan, proof that there is a decades old plan to infiltrate and subvert Western secular governments and replace them with Islamic Sharia theocracy. And as Clare ominously notes, they are amazingly on schedule in achieving their goals.

As John Guandolo explains, what is actually taking place is an Islamic insurgency. What is needed is for the counterjihad movement to mount a counter-insurgency. It is at the local level where we can make the most difference. Watch and learn about the extent of the problem and what we as citizens MUST DO in order to fight back. The hour is late and the enemy is inside the gate!

Here is the intro at Breitbart:

COLUMBIA, SC — On Saturday, Secure Freedom (formerly known as the Center for Security Policy), in partnership with Breitbart News and High Frontier, will host the South Carolina National Security Action Summit.

The conference will feature many of the most influential national security practitioners of our day addressing the current state of U.S. foreign and defense policy in an increasingly perilous world. Specifically, the event will cover four key topics of interest to both our nation and the state of South Carolina:

* The Hollowing Out of The U.S. Military
* America’s Electrical Power Grid and Threats to Critical Infrastructure
* The Threat from Shariah and The Global Jihad Movement
* Border Insecurity and Illegal Immigration

The noteworthy participants in this summit include:

* Dr. George H. Baker
* Ambassador John R. Bolton
* LTG (Ret). William G. “Jerry” Boykin
* LTC (Ret.) David Bores
* Bill Connor
* Ambassador Henry (Hank) F. Cooper
* Scott Cooper
* U.S. Senator Ted Cruz
* Frank Gaffney
* John Guandolo
* Peter Huessy
* Van Hipp Jr.
* Rosemary Jenks
* Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal
* Rick Joyner
* Admiral James “Ace” Lyons (U.S. Navy, Ret.)
* Javier Manjarres
* Dr. Peter Vincent Pry
* Senator Rick Santorum
* Phyllis Schlafly
* Michael S. Smith II
* Danny Strickland
* Ann Corcoran

The South Carolina National Security Action Summit is designed to ensure that our national security receives the attention it requires from elected officials and their constituents, alike – both at the federal level, AND the state level.

Frank J. Gaffney, Jr., President of Secure Freedom, formerly known as the Center for Security Policy said:

“Americans are increasingly aware that the world is becoming an ever-more-dangerous place. They expect their leaders to protect them and our vital interests around the world. The National Security Action Summit is a place where the best minds convene to lay out the best ideas for doing that. At the state-level, these summits are an invaluable method of connecting a concerned citizenry to the forefront of policymaking at both the state and federal levels. This weekend’s program could not be more timely, more content-rich or more important.”

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Sen. Ted Cruz at the South Carolina National Security Action Summit

Bobby Jindal addresses South Carolina National Security Action Summit

Amb. John Bolton speaks at South Carolina NSAS

Conservative stars offer crash-course in saving America

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas

WND, by GARTH KANT, March 12, 2015:

WASHINGTON – Some of the top minds and leaders in the nation are asking for the help of ordinary citizens to protect America.

Conservative stars such as Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Gov. Bobby Jindal, R-La., want to spread word among the grassroots about the greatest dangers America faces and what people can do to effect solutions on a local level.

The South Carolina National Security Action Summit is open to the public and will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Brookland Baptist Banquet and Conference Center at 1066 Sunset Blvd., West Columbia, South Carolina.

Those who can’t attend in person may watch a livestream broadcast of the event on the website of High Frontier, which is co-sponsoring the event with the Center for Security Policy and Breitbart.

The four topics to be discussed will be:

  • The threat from Shariah and the global jihad movement
  • America’s electrical power grid and threats to critical infrastructure
  • Border insecurity and illegal immigration
  • The hollowing out of America’s military

The impressive list of speakers will include:

  • Sen. Ted Cruz, Republican senator from Texas
  • Gov. Bobby Jindal, Republican governor of Louisiana
  • Ambassador John Bolton, U.S. representative to the United Nations from 2005-to-2006
  • Sen. Rick Santorum, former Republican senator from Pennsylvania and presidential candidate
  • Phyllis Schlafly, best-selling author, attorney and conservative icon who has testified before more than 50 congressional and state legislative committees on constitutional, national defense and family issues
  • Ambassador Henry (Hank) Cooper, chairman of High Frontier, former director of the Strategic Defense Initiative under President George H. W. Bush, President Ronald Reagan’s chief negotiator at the Geneva Defense and Space Talks with the Soviet Union
  • Retired Lt. Gen. William G. “Jerry” Boykin, former deputy under secretary of defense for intelligence, former commander of the Army’s Green Berets and Special Warfare Center and School
  • Adm. James “Ace” Lyons, former commander in chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet
  • Frank Gaffney, founder and president of the Center for Security Policy, assistant secretary of defense for international security policy and deputy assistant secretary of defense for Nuclear Forces and Arms Control Policy, both under President Reagan
  • Clare Lopez, vice president for research and analysis at the Center for Security Policy, Middle East expert, former CIA operations officer
  • Ann Corcoran, editor of Refugee Resettlement Watch blog

Scott Cooper, executive director of High Frontier, told WND this will be a “solutions-based event, but we need the help” of ordinary Americans.

“Just like in the 1980s, when Ronald Reagan was ridiculed for his ambition to defeat the evil empire, the reality is, the ideology of radical Islam and those who want to kill us in this generation isn’t much different than the ideology that threatened out parents’ generation.”

“We stood up and defeated them then, and we can do it again,” Cooper emphasized.

President Ronald Reagan and British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher

He explained that High Frontier was originally started in 1981 by Daniel Graham, who is considered the father of the Strategic Defense Initiative, or SDI, sometimes referred to as Star Wars.

Graham was a scientific and military adviser to Ronald Reagan in the 1976 and 1980 presidential campaigns.

Cooper said the foundation of High Frontier concepts was the abandonment of the suicidal and immoral strategy of Mutual Assured Destruction, or MAD, for the concept of Assured Survival through the creation of effective defenses against ballistic missiles carrying nuclear payloads.

“Reagan was able to take the advice of this group of scientists and sell it to the American people, and High Frontier was instrumental in that as a grassroots organization at that time,” said Cooper.

Many Cold War analysts believe SDI helped bankrupt the Soviet Union by baiting it into a futile arms race and convincing Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev that the communist way was doomed.

Those analysts also credit Reagan for abandoning the Kissinger-Nixon policy of détente, or coexistence, with the Soviet Union, in favor of actively working to create the demise of the communist state.

Reagan famously quipped, “Here’s my strategy on the Cold War: We win, they lose.”

Cooper sees the need for the current American president to adopt the same approach toward global jihad.

But he also sees the need for support at the grassroots level that Reagan enjoyed.

“We want to help inform and educate people at the state level with solutions that the state can implement on these four issues even though the federal government isn’t leading.”

The summit will focus on four issues, what Cooper called “the insecurity of America’s borders; the insecurity of the nation’s electric grid; the decline and hollowing-out of the military; and how Islamic law is in direct opposition to constitutional law, and the infiltration of the Muslim Brotherhood.”

“We believe states can do things to protect themselves, but we also need to educate grassroots activists. If activists and ordinary citizens stand up and lead, it will encourage our elected leadership to address these issues.

“We hope to impact the dialogue in all elections in 2016, not just the presidential election. All elected officials should be concerned because these are not left or right issues; they are American issues.”

What can be done on the state level about the threat from Shariah and global jihad?

Cooper said people should tell their elected representatives to support a piece of legislation called American Laws for American Courts.

“It doesn’t mention the word Shariah,” he said. “It just mentions the fact that, in a constitutional republic, the rule of law applies equally to all people. Any type of foreign law or international law, or U.N.-backed law, really isn’t what our founders intended, and we need to protect our rule of law in the U.S.”

How did High Frontier attract such a stellar lineup of big names to attend the summit?

Former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Penn.

“The folks who are coming are concerned about these issues,” he said. “For instance, Rick Santorum was speaking about these issues directly to the George W. Bush administration when it wanted to call it a war on terror. He said to President Bush, you know, terrorism is a tactic. It’s not an ideology, which is what we are fighting.

“Again, it’s not a right or left issue; it’s an American issue, and both sides are struggling with defining our enemies. The speakers are individuals who understand the problems, and they want to be involved in the solutions.”

Would you say a threat to the grid is the greatest threat America likely faces? The most probable way jihadists might cripple the nation?

“It’s an excellent question,” Cooper said. “I think our system is being overwhelmed, and they’re hitting us on multiple avenues. It’s almost like we don’t know which direction to look at any given moment. But it is a key area and, if it happens, it effectively could kill 90 percent of our country within the first year of it happening, unless we start taking steps and talk about building resiliency, such as supporting local agriculture.

“I do think there are resiliency solutions that can be built at the local level in the event the federal government does not solve it in time.”

When asked if he meant fortifying the grid against attacks or solar flares, Cooper instead spoke about agriculture as a national security issue.

“I’m actually talking about supporting local food chains,” he said. “One of the problems in our country is just-in-time delivery systems for food. If there’s an ice storm in my county in South Carolina, Walmart will be out of goods within 24 hours. If there’s a major snowstorm in the D.C. area, the same thing happens to all the big box retailers there.

“We are getting our food supply from big, industrial agriculture – not that that’s necessarily a bad thing, we’ve done great things with that – but if we can start thinking locally and support local agriculture, that helps stimulate local economies, which builds up resiliency at the local level. So, if there is a problem, there is a food supply.”

Does Obama have America on the brink of mortal danger?

“I just take him at his word. When he said, five days before he was elected in 2008, that we were five days away from fundamentally transforming America, I took him at his word. Looking at his background, who raised him, who his mentors were, I do believe he wants to fundamentally transform America,” Cooper said.

“Yes we have situations we need to repair and make better. But, the question I would ask is, if you love something, why do you want to fundamentally transform it?”

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Center Releases Dossier Documenting a House Intelligence Committee Member’s Extensive Ties To The Muslim Brotherhood

1321506977Center for Security Policy, Feb. 24, 2015:

(Washington, D.C.): House Speaker Nancy Pelosi recently appointed Rep. André Carson (D-IN) to a coveted position on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.  This panel is charged with oversight of the United States’ most sensitive national intelligence capabilities and operations.  These include any directed at Islamic supremacists seeking to impose worldwide – through violent and, where necessary, through stealthy forms of jihad – the totalitarian program they call shariah.

Preeminent among the practitioners of this jihadist agenda is the Muslim Brotherhood.  In fact, according to evidence introduced by the U.S. government into the Holy Land Foundation trial in 2008, the Brotherhood’s self-declared mission in America is: “a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands [i.e., those of non-Muslims] and those of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.” (From the 1991 Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Group in North America, Government Exhibit 003-0085, 3:04-CR-240-G.)

It is, therefore, problematic and potentially detrimental to the national security that Rep. Carson has extensive and longstanding ties to organizations and individuals associated with the Muslim Brotherhood.  As established in a dossier and video released today by the Center for Security Policy, the Indiana congressman has an extensive record of involvement with, support of and support from a virtual Who’s Who of Brotherhood front organizations in America and leading figures in the jihad movement in this country.  The dossier makes it clear that, as a group, they have “a documented history of serving as unregistered foreign agents, engaging in material support for terrorism and possessing direct ties to the Brotherhood’s Palestinian franchise, Hamas, a designated terrorist organization.”

Among those with whom Rep. Carson has been involved as a guest speaker, panelist, fundraiser, recipient of funds, etc., are: the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) and a number of its chapters across the country; the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA); the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA); the Muslim American Society (MAS); and the Brotherhood’s new proto-political party, the U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO).

The Carson Dossier warns:

The fact that Rep. Carson’s association with these organizations has persisted even after he has had every opportunity – as well as a responsibility – to know the threat they pose to U.S. national security displays, at the very best, a grave lack of judgment that is incompatible with service on the HPSCI.

In addition, the prospect that the nation’s most highly-classified information could fall into Muslim Brotherhood hands – whether purposefully or by accident – by way of a HPSCI member who associates on a regular, friendly and ongoing basis with its operatives is a grave one.  It merits a rigorous counter-intelligence assessment of the potential risks associated with Rep. Carson’s vulnerabilities to recruitment, blackmail or other suborning.

Center President Frank J. Gaffney, Jr. unveiled the Carson Dossier in the course of a presentation about the Muslim Brotherhood, its civilization jihad and its success in advancing its stated mission of “destroying Western civilization from within” before the National Religious Broadcasters today. Mr. Gaffney observed:

Given the Muslim Brotherhood’s unalterable commitment to Islamic supremacism, the imposition of shariah worldwide and the establishment of a caliphate to rule globally in accordance with that totalitarian program – in place of our constitutional republic and all other forms of government, what the Obama administration is doing is bad enough.  Its serial efforts to engage, legitimate, fund, arm and otherwise empower the Brotherhood overseas and to rely upon the Brothers’ domestic front organizations as representatives of and outreach vehicles to the Muslim community in this country are intensifying the dangers we face from the Global Jihad Movement.

It is wholly unacceptable to have as a member of a key congressional committee charged with overseeing U.S. intelligence and counterintelligence an individual with extensive personal and political associations with the Muslim Brotherhood’s civilization jihadist infrastructure in America.  At a minimum, Rep. Andre Carson’s presence on the House Intelligence Committee will necessitate restrictions on his access to classified information about the presence and operations in this country of what amounts to a subversive Islamist Fifth Column and his participation in the panel’s deliberations concerning how it can best be countered.

Since there are, at the moment, few topics more in need of assiduous oversight by the Congress – even if there were no actual risk of compromise of national security secrets or Muslim Brotherhood influence operations associated with Rep. Carson’s presence on the , the potential impediment he may constitute to such work demands his removal from this panel.

The Center for Security Policy recently released a Secure Freedom Strategy a comprehensive strategy to defeat the Global Jihad Movement.  The Secure Freedom Strategy is adapted from the one employed by President Reagan to defeat the last totalitarian ideology that sought our destruction (Soviet communism).  As formalized in the President’s National Security Decision Directive 75, this plan successfully brought to bear all instruments of national power, a template for victory that stands in stark contrast to President Obama’s hapless draft Authorization for the Use of Military Force against the Islamic State.

Retired Flag Officers, National Security Experts Advise Against Transfer of Gitmo Detainees and Surrender of Gitmo to Government of Cuba

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Center for Security Policy, Feb. 13, 2015:

(Washington, D.C.):Yesterday, dozens of distinguished retired senior military officers and national security experts signed a letter to President Obama, organized by the Center for Security Policy, urging him to keep the detention/interrogation facility at Guantanamo Bay open, and to refrain from transferring – either to foreign countries or to the United States – jihadist detainees currently held there.  The letter also cautions President Obama against acceding to the demands of the Castro regime that the Naval Station Guantanamo Bay itself be surrendered to the government of Cuba.

With respect to the detainees held at Gitmo, the letter underscores the extent to which transferring detainees out of Gitmo, either to foreign countries or to the United States, poses serious national security risks.  The letter states in part:

“The statistics concerning the recidivism rates of former Gitmo detainees should be cause for you to suspend indefinitely all overseas detainee transfers.  According to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, approximately thirty percent of detainees who have been transferred out of Gitmo since detainee operations were first established there – under the previous administration as well as your own – have either been confirmed as having reengaged on the battlefield, or are suspected of having done so.  The actual number could well be considerably higher….”

“…While U.S. law prohibits the transfer of Gitmo detainees to the United States, or the construction/modification of facilities within the United States for that purpose, your former State Department envoy for Guantanamo closure, Cliff Sloan, has indicated to the media that your strategy is eventually to make the case to Congress that the “small core” that may remain after further foreign transfers take place should be transferred into the United States for detention.  We believe that such a transfer into the United States would be unacceptable on both the domestic security and legal grounds.”

The letter goes on to explain the strategic value of the Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, and the importance of maintaining U.S. control over that installation from a military and geostrategic perspective.  The letter states in part:

“Quite apart from its use over the past thirteen years for detainee operations, Gitmo has served a vital security role for American interests in the Western Hemisphere since its establishment in 1903, and continues to do so.  Notably, that installation provides critical logistical support to ships and aircraft involved in counter-narcotics operations in the Caribbean, and also support for contingency operations in the region.”

“Even worse than the loss of this facility to our forces would be the prospect that its surrender to the Cuban government may well presage Guantanamo Bay becoming an important power-projection base in the Western Hemisphere for other, hostile powers (e.g., Russia, China or Iran).  We recall that, in 2007, Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa – shortly before he informed the United States that the agreement allowing the U.S. Air Force to use the Manta air base for counter-narcotics operations would not be renewed – offered the use of that base to China.  (Manta has subsequently become a conduit for the very drug-trafficking to this country that it once did so much to disrupt.)”

Among of the signatories of the letter were:

  • Carl Stiner, USA (Ret.)
  • Jerry Johnson, USN (Ret.)
  • Gen. David Deptula, USAF (Ret.)
  • Michael B. Mukasey, Former Attorney General of the United States
  • Pete Hoekstra, Former Member of Congress; Former Chairman, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
  • Kenneth E. deGraffenreid, Former Deputy National Counterintelligence Executive

Frank J. Gaffney, Jr., President and CEO of the Center for Security Policy, stated:

“The individuals who have signed this letter urging President Obama to change course on his disastrous agenda to close down the detention/interrogation facility at Guantanamo Bay, deserve the nation’s gratitude for having stepped up, yet again, in defense of the national security of the United States.  It is also most welcome that the signatories of this letter recognize the geostrategic necessity of keeping Guantanamo Bay under American control, rather than surrendering it to the Castro regime, which would most assuredly use that base against the interests of the United States, and invite others to do the same.  President Obama should heed the advice of these distinguished warriors and national security professionals and keep Gitmo open, operational and in American hands.”

The full text of the letter, with signatures, can be found at the link below.

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‘Defeat Jihad Summit’ Challenges Islamic Supremacism – And The Obama ‘Strategy’and A.U.M.F. That Disregard It

33480681301Center for Security Policy, Feb. 11, 2015:

(Washington, D.C.): Today, an extraordinary gathering of freedom-fighters in what might best be described as the War for the Free World convened in Washington, D.C. Their purpose was to anticipate and rebut the thesis of President Obama’s “Countering Violent Extremism Summit” next week – namely, that the United States faces hostile forces whose identity, motivations and capabilities are defined by an opaque euphemism: violent extremism.

The “Defeat Jihad Summit” was sponsored by the Center for Security Policy and brought together present and former, domestic and foreign political leaders, senior military officers, national security professionals and other experts on Islamic supremacism and its guiding doctrine, shariah. Among the noteworthy participants in this roundtable discussion were:

  • Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal
  • former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey
  • former House Speaker Newt Gingrich
  • S. Senator Ted Cruz
  • Representative Steven King
  • Representative Mike Pompeo
  • Representative Scott Perry
  • Admiral James “Ace” Lyons (U.S. Navy, Ret.)
  • Lieutenant General William “Jerry” Boykin (U.S. Army, Ret.)
  • Leading 9/11 family member Deborah Burlingame
  • Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders
  • Danish free speech advocate Lars Hedegaard
  • Britain’s Lord Malcolm Pearson
  • Israeli Amb. Yoram Ettinger
  • former Muslim Nonie Darwish
  • Muslim reformer Dr. Zuhdi Jasser
  • Australian pastor Mark Durie

Highlights of the Summit included:

  • A discussion of the nature of our jihadist enemies and the mainstream – not extremist –character of their inspiration: the politico-military-legal shariah doctrine derived from the sacred texts, institutions and authorities of Islam. There was widespread agreement that we mustunderstand and be able to name our foes, not pretend that they and their motivations are unknowable.
  • The global jihad takes various forms including: the violent kind; civilization (or cultural, stealthy and subversive) jihad; institutional jihad (employing entities like the multinational Organization of Islamic Cooperation and the United Nations under the OIC’s influence); individual jihad (its perpetrators are mistakenly being described as “lone wolves”); and material support (which, under shariah, is prized as highly as the service of those who take up the sword).
  • America urgently needs a strategy for countering all such jihadist endeavors – one that brings to bear all instruments of national power to achieve a decisive correlation of forces and our victory. We face a truly existential threat from the global jihad movement, as do other nations of the Free World now under assault for sharing our values and love of liberty.
  • The  unveiled last Friday by President Obama’s National Security Advisor, Susan Rice, and the draft Authorization for the Use of Military Force being proposed by the administration are wholly inadequate. The former compounds the inadequacies of the President’s “lead-from-behind” approach with an even more passive one: “strategic patience”; the latter appears calculated to fail and to embolden, rather than defeat, the Islamic State or any other foe.

The Center for Security Policy’s President, Frank J. Gaffney, Jr., moderated the nearly six-hour summit. Afterwards, he commented:

The participants in the Defeat Jihad Summit have rendered a real public service. Their insights, analyses and recommendations concerning the threat from shariah-adherent Muslims and the need to empower and join forces with others in the Muslim community who eschew that brutally repressive ideology create the basis for a far more sound, effective and durable national security strategy.

We at the Center for Security Policy look forward to working with them and all those benefitting from the livestreaming and other products that will disseminate the fruits of this summit, far and wide.

To view videos of the summit’s presentations, go to www.SecureFreedom.org. For more information about the Summit, contact Samantha Nevore at sam@anelisgroup.com or 703.504.8856.

The event was live streamed from 9:00am to 3:00pm. The event in its entirety is embedded below. Video highlights to follow shortly:

WATCH LIVE: Defeat Jihad Summit 9:00am to 3:00pm

3348068130The Center for Security Policy would like to invite you to watch what promises to be a remarkable event in Washington on 11 February. An international summit where the truth will actually be told about the real and growing danger facing our country and the rest of the Free World, a truth that is basically taboo in official circles these days.

All other things being equal, this practice of air-brushing out of presidential pronouncements, national strategies and the Obama administration’s public events any accurate depiction of the enemy or its ideology will be much in evidence at the “Countering Violent Extremism Summit” to be held at the White House on 18 February.

In the belief that the American people deserve better and, specifically, that they have a need-to-know who it is we are fighting and why, a small but representative sample of patriots and freedom fighters drawn from the United States, Canada, Europe, Israel and Australia will be joining forces for the “Defeat Jihad Summit.”

The event will be live streamed from 9:00am to 3:00pm at: http://youtu.be/xl-7nxBOWyU

This invitation-only event will be conducted in a roundtable discussion format involving some 35 distinguished counter-jihadists. Among the eminent participants will be: Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich,U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, Representatives Steven King and Mike Pompeo, Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders, Danish free speech advocate Lars Hedegaard and Britain’s Lord Malcolm Pearson.

In the course of the program, we will explore the reality that we confront not simply the Islamic State or al Qaeda, but what is truly a Global Jihad Movement – and the totalitarian, Islamic supremacist ideology that animates it: shariah. We’ll examine rigorously the adequacy of the measures taken to date by the United States and other Western nations to contend with this threat. And we’ll consider alternative strategies that may be considerably more effective in defeating jihad.

In that regard, we commend to you the Secure Freedom Strategy the Center for Security Policy rolled out on 16 January. It is modeled after the one President Reagan used to destroy the last totalitarian ideology that sought to vanquish us: Soviet Communism and the “Evil Empire” it begat. (A two-page paper outlining the Strategy’s highlights can be found HERE).

Dr. Walid Phares: Jihad in Europe — Implications for European and American Security

 

Published on Feb 9, 2015 by securefreedom

Recorded at Center for Security Policy’s National Security Group Lunch on Capitol Hill on Thursday, February 5, 2015.

Free Fire Zone: A Declaration of War Against the Jihadists

 

CSP, by Jim Hanson, Feb. 9, 2015:

It’s long past time to stand up and call our enemy by their name, the Global Jihad Movement, and declare war against them. The Secure Freedom Strategy has a draft Declaration and we will be sharing it with Congress and other leaders at the Defeat Jihad Summit this Wednesday Feb. 11thin Washington DC.

Jihadists have been at war with those who don’t share their religious views since the founding of Islam around 600 AD. They’ve been at war with the United States since 1979 when they stormed our Embassy in Iran. The recent wave of Islamist terror sweeping the globe has made this impossible to ignore. President Obama has shown himself fundamentally incapable of leadership. The new Obama National Security Strategy is more of the same, doubling down on weakness and failure.

Congress was given the right to Declare War by the Founders and it is time for them to stand up and use it.

Here is what we propose: A declaration of war against The Global Jihad Movement which includes all the usual Islamist terrorist suspects- al Qaeda, ISIS, Boko Haram, Hamas, Hezbollah and plenty more. There is no point pretending there is any meaningful difference between them and as new ones spring up, they get added.

But the violent jihad is only half of the problem; this is a war fought by other means, too. The Islamists have front groups like the Muslim Brotherhood, CAIR, The Islamic Society of North America, etc., fighting a non-violent jihad using lawsuits, lobbying, and the omni present claim that pointing any of this out is Islamophobia. These groups are very smart about the public statements they make in English, but if you dig a little deeper they are not at all shy about telling their adherents they are actively working to subvert us from within and use our own freedoms to do so.

The War Declaration has two tracks. The first is for the violent jihadists, the barbaric scum who slaughter innocents- Live by the sword, die by the sword in a fiery storm of righteous Hellfire. It authorizes and calls for the Commander in Chief to use all forces at his disposal to destroy the enemy. That includes the military, intelligence, diplomatic, economic, information and cultural power of this great nation and all of our friends.

The second track is for the non-violent jihadis and the goal is the same to defeat their plans to impose their religion on all of us. The only difference is that no military actions are called for, but every other force that can be brought to bear must be. It is easy to see the horror and danger posed by the headcutters, but the infiltrators are just as dangerous.

So there it is, A Declaration of War against those who have already declared it against us, and the rest of the free world. The Center for Security Policy is hosting a Defeat Global Jihad Summit next week 11 February in DC with many national and international leaders attending and adding their thoughts and we hope their support to this vital step. We hope you will join us via the live stream on the web as well.

A Coherent US Strategy is Needed to Defeat the Global Jihad Movement

SecureFreedomStrategySidebarCSP, by Fred Fleitz, Feb. 6, 2015:

Jordan’s King Abdullah II showed decisive leadership this week when he committed his nation to defeating ISIS after it executed
a Jordanian pilot by burning him alive.  Abdullah didn’t mince words.  He didn’t care that European leaders would condemn him for ordering the execution of two ISIS terrorists in response to the killing of his pilot.  The King pledged stepped-up airstrikes and to attack ISIS until his military “runs out of fuel and bullets.”

Journalists, Obama officials and Obama supporters have tried to portray King Abdullah’s statements as a turning point in the battle against ISIS.  Some said this indicates the Arab world will finally unite to defeat ISIS.  Others suggested the Jordanian military will begin dealing major defeats to ISIS.

The sad reality is that unless the United States comes up with a coherent strategy to defeat the global jihad movement and ISIS, nothing has changed.  Jordan’s increased airstrikes will do little to affect ISIS which cannot be defeated without ground troops engaging it in Syria.  Although Jordan has a large, well-armed professional military, it is not about to conduct a ground invasion of Syria to battle ISIS.

A comprehensive military campaign to defeat ISIS is impossible as long as President Obama refuses to acknowledge the enemy.  America needs a strategy to defeat ISIS, its radical ideology and the Shariah doctrine it seeks to impose on the world through violence.  The Center for Security Policy recently issued an important publication detailing a U.S. government strategy to defeat this threat, “The Secure Freedom Strategy: A Plan for Victory Over the Global Jihad Movement.”  Click HERE to read this strategy.

On February 11 from 9 AM to 2 PM, the Center will sponsor “The Defeat Jihad Summit” as a counterpoint to the Obama administration’s February 18 “Countering Violent Extremism” summit.  This program will discuss the nature of the Islamist threat, an assessment of U.S. policies to confront it, and better approaches to defeat it.  Among those participating will be Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, former Attorney General Michael Mukasey, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders, Britain’s Lord Malcolm Pearson, former House Intelligence Committee Chairman Pete Hoekstra, Danish free speech advocate Lars Hedegaard, and former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy.  Click HERE for details.  This event will be live-streamed on the Center for Security Policy website from 9 AM to 2 PM on February 11th.

The Defeat ‘Jihad Summit’

ISIS-black-flag-Iraq-AFP-640x480Breitbart, by Frank Gaffney, Feb, 5, 2015:

Later this month, leaders and other influential figures from around the world will come together to address in a realistic way the emerging – and potentially existential  threat facing our nation and its friends overseas, and to resolve how best to counter it.

I am not talking about President Obama’s “Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Summit” that will be held on February 18. Like the latest mutation of his doomed “strategy” for countering “ISIL”, er “DAISH,” which the mendacious Susan Rice will be rolling out tomorrow, that official confab will an exercise in disinformation, deflection and deceit, both about the reality of Islamic supremacism and the effectiveness of the steps the United States and its allies are taking to contend with it.

The international conclave that actually holds promise for being illuminating, fact-based, and consequential is a counterpoint to the official event that will take place exactly a week before:  Its sponsors, including my own Center for Security Policy, have given it a clarifying title: the “Defeat Jihad Summit.”

Like Team Obama’s shindig, this meeting will be by invitation only and feature a number of eminent figures in foreign governments, as well as our own. Unlike the closed-door official function, however, ours will be live-streamed.

Among those participating in the Defeat Jihad Summit will be Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, former Attorney General Michael Mukasey, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders, Britain’s Lord Malcolm Pearson, former House Intelligence Committee Chairman Pete Hoekstra, Danish free speech advocate Lars Hedegaard, former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy, and roughly three dozen other freedom fighters.

The alternative summit’s roundtable will focus on three topics: 

1) the nature of the enemy we face – the Global Jihad Movement and its animating ideology of shariah, i.e., not something euphemistically and misleadingly called “violent extremism”;

2) the actual degree to which the present policy for addressing this threat has been successful or a failure – a realistic appraisal devoid of the cheerleading, wishful thinking, misdirection and worse that colors Ms. Rice’s every utterance (predicatably, to include those served up at Brookings tomorrow) and that will be the leitmotif of the CVE Summit, with its official/Muslim Brotherhood and fellow-traveling participants;

3) an alternative approach that is fact-based, non-submissive to jihadist threats and influence operations and, ideally based on a strategy proven to be successful in countering totalitarian ideologies bent on our destruction – i.e., the Secure Freedom Strategy modeled on the one President Reagan launched 32 years ago last month that sought, and achieved, the liquidation of Soviet communism and its “Evil Empire.”

Watch the live-stream of the Defeat Jihad Summit at Breitbart.com or SecureFreedom.org next Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for what promises to be an extraordinary event – and necessary corrective – to the failed Obama “strategy” and the insidious February 18 Counter-Violent Extremism fandango intended to dignify and promote it.

Iran Truth Squad Briefing

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Center For Security Policy, Jan. 28, 2015

Streaming Live 1:30 pm est Wed Jan 28th US Capitol Building Washington, DC

President Obama, in his January 20th State of the Union address, stated: “…for the first time in a decade, we’ve halted the progress of its nuclear program and reduced its stockpile of nuclear material.”

This assertion is false. Iran continues to pursue its nuclear program unabated, constituting a paramount national security threat to the United States and its allies. The Center for Security Policy will hold a panel discussion on the true state of the Iranian threat, and what Congress must do to prevent Tehran’s realization of its nuclear ambitions.

WHO:

  • Dr. Andrew Bostom, Author, Iran’s Final Solution for Israel: The Legacy of Jihad and Shi’ite Islamic Jew-Hatred in Iran
  • Clare Lopez, Vice President for Research and Analysis, Center for Security Policy; former CIA operations officer
  • Fred Fleitz, Senior Fellow, Center for Security Policy; former Senior Professional Staff Member, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence; former Chief of Staff to then-Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security John Bolton; former CIA analyst

With remarks by:

  • Rep. Trent Franks (Arizona, 8th District) (invited), Member, House Armed Services Committee; Chairman, House EMP Caucus

Video: Steve Coughlin Counterterror Training Education and Analysis

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Center for Security Policy, September 13, 2012

Over more than a decade following 9/11, MAJ Stephen Coughlin was one of the US government’s most astute and objective analysts, and an expert in the connections between Islamic law, terrorism and the jihadist movement around the globe.

Through knowledge of published Islamic law, MAJ Coughlin had a demonstrated ability to forecast events both in the Middle East and domestically and to accurately assess the future threat posture of jihadist entities before they happen.

He has briefed at the Pentagon, for national and state law enforcement and intelligence agencies, and on Capitol Hill for Members of Congress. Today, he is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Security Policy. His book, Catastrophic Failure, will be released in late 2012.

With this series of presentations, the general public has access to a professional standard of intelligence training in order to better understand the jihadist threat.

Part 1: Lectures on National Security & Counterterror Analysis (Introduction)

 

Part 2: Understanding the War on Terror Through Islamic Law:

 

Part 3: Abrogation and the ‘Milestones’ Process:

 

Part 4: Muslim Brotherhood, Arab Spring & the ‘Milestones’ Process:

 

Part 5: The Role of the OIC in Enforcing Islamic Law:

 

Part 6: The Boston Attack and “Individual Jihad” –  summary of key points