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.”


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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Happy Birthday Winston Churchill – You Are Still An Inspiration!

Winston-Churchill-150x150 Sharia Awareness Action Network:

By Scott Cooper

In the early 1930’s, Winston Churchill lost his seat in Parliament, and was largely unpopular because he warned of future troubles England would face if they failed to address the growing threat of Nazism in Germany.  Political Leadership ridiculed him, because they were still recovering from WWI, and they did not have the vision that Mr. Churchill did.

Mr. Churchill was a statesman, who wanted to prepare for the next generation.  He was disliked by the politicians who could only see through the next election cycle.

In many ways, Winston Churchill’s statesman like qualities can be seen in individuals who understand the Infiltration of The Muslim Brotherhood in America.  Five such individuals are Reps. Bachmann, R-Minn., Trent Franks,  R-Ariz., Louie Gohmert,  R-Texas, Thomas Rooney, R-Fla., and Lynn Westmoreland, R-GA, who were criticized last summer by GOP leadership simply for requesting an investigation into the background of State Department Employee Huma Abedin.  For example, John Boehner, before reviewing the facts of a letter stated that Michelle Bachmann was “pretty dangerous.”  John McCain, before doing any research called the effort for an investigation “Sinister”.  At one point John Boehner considered removing her from the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, for doing the very thing that committee is tasked to do!

Interestingly enough, Mr. Churchill actually warned about the Islamist Threat as early as 1899, and again in 1921, as was mentioned in an editorial celebrating his 138th Birthday today!

There are modern day Winston Churchill’s among us today!  Five were mentioned above.  Many political leaders who are willfully blind to the truth of the Islamist threat don’t like these statesmen.  Some like Allen West, who have an articulate knowledge on this threat have actually lost elections; however we at The Sharia Awareness Action Network believe these individuals will end up being loved like Winston Churchill, who after defeat and ridicule, was called back to London almost a decade later to lead his country through World War II.

Happy 138th Birthday Mr. Prime Minister Churchill.  You still are an inspiration to many!