Thursday, October 30, 2008

Family Security Matters - 10/30/08

A Marriage of Convenience: Obama, the Left and Radical Islam
By Alex Alexiev

As we enter the home stretch of the 2008 presidential election, new revelations about Barack Obama's harshly critical views of the U.S. Constitution for not providing for wealth distribution have again raised concerns as to whether the American people may be about to elect the first radical Leftist if not outright socialist president in the republic’s history. This hugely troubling possibility, were it to happen, would mark yet another historical watershed that’s mentioned less often - the de facto alliance between the Left and radical Islam in American politics. ... "Barack Obama’s deafening silence on his own and his campaign’s troubling connections with Islamists does little to discourage one from believing that the loudest cheers for his eventual victory next Tuesday will be those of the sworn Islamist enemies of our civilization." [Go here to find out more about two NEW unsavory characters' names (who are current friends of Obama's) the American public has not yet seen.]

NOTE: Alex Alexiev is considered one of our country's FOREMOST experts on terrorism and counterterrorism.

A Vote for Obama is a Vote Against Fighting Islamic Terrorists
By Harvey Kushner

Many of our readers and subscribers have asked why I haven't focused more attention on the threat of Islamic terrorism. The answer is rather simple. Election 2008 is just another front in the war against Islamic terrorists. Governor Dukakis was asked during the 1988 presidential debate if his wife were raped and murdered, would you favor an irrevocable death penalty for the killer? Dukakis responded coolly, "No, I don't, and I think you know that I've opposed the death penalty during all of my life." Placing B. Hussein in charge of national security would make Michael Dukakis' statement seem hawkish. Not only would B. Hussein roll over for the likes of Ahmadinejad, but he would open the White House to hordes of terrorist apologists and sympathizers. Under the guise of academic freedom and intellectual exchange, individuals like Rashid Khalidi will find their views reaching further than the protection of the college lecturer hall. A vote for B. Hussein is a vote against fighting Islamic terrorists. The latter have been stunningly silent of late. Coincidence? I think not. [more...]

Monday, October 27, 2008

Family Security Matters Briefings - Week of 10/27/08

Former FBI In Charge of Operations: FBI 'Would Not Have Hired' Someone with Obama's Associations

Recently, FSM sat down with Buck Revell, former Associate Deputy Director of the FBI who was in charge of all FBI operations before his retirement in 1994. What he has to say about the idea of a security clearance for Barack Obama, a man who could be our next president, is stunning and sobering, to say the least. [Go here for the complete interview.]

Obama's Pet Conservatives: Do They Stand with Obama, Bush on Appeasing North Korea?
By Joel Himelfarb

As the presidential campaign enters the home stretch, one of the more bizarre developments has been the decision of a tiny group of conservatives, including Kenneth Adelman, talk-show host Michael Smerconish and former Reagan Justice Department official Douglas Kmiec, to endorse Barack Obama. To be sure, conservatives have reason to be leery of John McCain, but those are tiny by comparison with the honest differences that most people on the right have with Barack Obama, an orthodox left-wing Democrat. [more...]

Bolton: 'World Leaders See Obama as Soft, Untested, Weak and Very Naive'
By Carol Taber, President of

Don't point the finger at us. The title of this piece is taken from statements by John Bolton, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, who's spent much of his professional life - and certainly all of his tenure at the UN - negotiating and working with these very same world leaders. He merely repeats their opinions here for our convenience. And, to be clear, the collective opinion of world leaders is that, in contemplating Barack Obama for the office of President of the United States, he is seen as "soft, untested, weak and very naïve." No wonder Sen. Joe Biden guaranteed that America will face an international crisis within six months if Obama takes office on November 4th. [more...]

Polls, Smolls, Just Vote
By Harvey Kushner

The most glaring example of unintentional polling abuse was the 1936 Literary Digest poll that predicted that ALF Landon would trounce FDR. The outcome, of course, was that Roosevelt won all but two states and many of them by a landslide. The Digest had made its error when it chose a sample from telephone directories and its own list of subscribers. But this sample was not random with respect to the population of voters; those voters who had no telephone and did not subscribe to the magazine had no chance of being included in the sample. The poor were more or less systematically excluded from the Digests poll and overwhelmingly voted Democratic. Some years later, pollsters observed the Digest's blunders and developed stratified sampling techniques to make sure that future samples would be more representative; however, are they? [more...]

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Family Security Matters - 10/21/08

Obama the Brand vs. Obama the Man - a Democrat Says It Ain't Pretty
By Lynette Long

"I have given my loyalty to the Democratic Party for decades. My party, which is comprised primarily of women, has not put a woman on a presidential ticket for 24 years. My party was disrespectful to all women when they refused to nominate my candidate, Hillary Clinton, for president or vice president, even though she received more votes than any other Democratic or Republican candidate in history. My party stood silently by as Hillary Clinton was eviscerated by the sexist attacks of the mainstream media. My party's candidate was mute when Rev. Jeremiah Wright and Father Pfleger openly mocked Senator Clinton from the pulpit of Trinity United Church of Christ. My party's candidate was silent when the rapper Ludacris released a new song calling Hillary a bitch. My party's candidate chose Larry Summers, the former President of Harvard, who said women can't do science and math. Well here I am Mr. Summers, let's talk. Neither my party nor its candidate has demonstrated in this election that they hold women in high esteem." [more...]

Cowering in the Geopolitical Corner: When We're Weak, We're Vulnerable
By Nicholas Guariglia

If one were to sum up the public mood for the past seven years, it would go something like this: from September 11, 2001 until January 2008, the public largely overlooked a healthy economy because it was upset with what it considered to be a failed foreign policy. But now, since the beginning of this year, the sustained gains from the military surge have allayed fears about Iraq, and the struggling economy – high energy prices, a federal deficit, collapsing entitlement programs, a housing bubble crisis – has emerged to the forefront of the public's worries. [more...]

Egads! - Biden Guarantees International Crisis if Obama Elected
By Carol Taber, President of

Could Senator Biden be warning us that Senator Obama is not prepared to be Commander in Chief of the world superpower's armed forces? Or, as John Bolton, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations put it, “Leaders around the world see Obama as soft, untested, weak and very naive."

"Mark my words," Senator Biden warned ominously, “It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking. We're about to elect a brilliant 47-year-old senator President of the United States of America. Remember I said it standing here if you don't remember anything else I said. Watch, we're gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy." [more...]

Family Security Matters Briefings - Week of 10/20/08

Why Would Colin Powell Call Barack Obama a Transformational Figure?
By Colonel David F. Bedey (U.S. Army, ret.)

This past weekend, one of our most respected citizens, Colin Powell, endorsed Barack Obama. In Powell's words, "I think he is a transformational figure, he is a new generation coming into, onto the world stage and the American stage, and for that reason I'll be voting for Senator Barack Obama." A transformational figure? Ronald Reagan was a transformational figure. But so was Vladimir Lenin. General Powell is obviously enchanted by the idea of change. But change to what? Like so many of Obama's unlikely supporters, the old General isn't so clear on that. And therein lies the secret to Obama's success. [more...]

Al-Jazeera for Obama?
By Cliff Kincaid

Colin Powell's predicted and expected endorsement of Barack Obama was transformed into big news by the pro-Obama media. But Arab propaganda channel Al-Jazeera's intervention in the U.S. presidential contest is also extremely significant. Al-Jazeera, a mouthpiece for enemies of the United States, aired a Moammar Gadhafi speech praising Obama and followed with a story depicting supporters of Sarah Palin as white racist Christians. The channel is subsidized by the oil-rich Sunni Muslim plutocracy/dictatorship in Qatar. [more...]

Jihad and the 'Reconciliation' with Islamic Supremacism
By Jeffrey Imm

American military leaders are calling for talks with the Islamic supremacist Taliban in Afghanistan, as part of some type of political "reconciliation" with Islamic supremacists in Afghanistan to promote "peace." Such military calls for "reconciliation" with Islamic supremacists in global theaters of war complement the increasing calls for "engagement" with Islamic supremacists by individuals in the counterterrorism and foreign policy communities. Both groups use terms that sound appealing to an innately peace-loving America. However, such efforts at "reconciliation" and "engagement" are ultimately calls for surrender in the war of ideas against Islamic supremacists - by legitimizing the infiltration and influence of Islamic supremacists in dealing with Jihad. [more...]

Powell Names B. Hussein The One
By Harvey Kushner

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell announced today that he will be voting for B. Hussein. "I think he is a transformational figure, he is a new generation coming onto the world stage, onto the American stage, and for that reason I'll be voting for Sen. Barack Obama," said Powell. Yes, Mr. Powell, B. Hussein is a "transformational figure." B. Hussein proclaims, I am The One your instrument of change, I will lead you out of the land of Capitalism, out of the house of Bush... [more...]

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Family Security Matters Briefings - Week of 10/13/08

Obama - 'Spread the Wealth Around' Reveals Socialist Plan for America

At a recent campaign appearance in Ohio, Sen. Obama was approached by Joe Wurzelbacher, a hard working plumber, who has concerns about Obama's proposed tax policies.'s Pam Meister had a candid conversation with him about confronting Obama who says his plan is to tax small businesses making $250,000 and above and, yes, "spread the wealth around." Go here to read the complete interview.

For McCain to Win, He Must Name Names on the Mortgage Meltdown
By Joel Himelfarb

John McCain has belatedly started to name names - pointing to the role that Democrats like Barney Frank and Chris Dodd played in the collapse of the mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which helped trigger the U.S. economic meltdown. To be sure, Republicans are hardly blameless. Although the White House points out that it repeatedly tried to get Congress to reform Fannie and Freddie, the Bush Administration doesn't talk about its own role in the manic, bipartisan push to "expand homeownership" - whether the beneficiaries were prepared for it or not. Under HUD Secretaries Mel Martinez and Alphonso Jackson in particular, the administration constantly took credit for increases in minority ownership over the past seven years. Of course, we now know that much of this "success" was a sham, padded by Fannie and Freddie's work to make loans to people who were terrible credit risks - the very people who can't pay their mortgages today. [more...]

McCain Needs to Tap Romney and Giuliani - Will Announcing Cabinet Positions Now Help?
By Nicholas Guariglia, Ryan Mauro

Sen. McCain is on course to lose this election. In our last article, detailing how McCain could turn the campaign around, we finished by saying "The McCain campaign must again change the dynamics of the race as described, or it must begin preparing its face-saving argument that a close second was honorable in such a tough political environment." Unfortunately, McCain's current path is leading to a third course of action: preparing an explanation for being defeated in a landslide. With less than 30 days to November 4th, McCain is in desperate need of a game-changer, a gamble only rivaled by the pick of Gov. Sarah Palin to be his running mate. [more...]

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Forget Bill Ayers - Here Are Over a Dozen More Virulently Anti-American Obama Friends

By Carol Taber, President of

The Obama defenders are complaining that William Ayers' radical bombings in the late 1960s and early 1970s are dismissible as "old news." They declare Obama's associations to be "irrelevant." (Somehow I'm prompted to wonder what they'd say if McCain were a friend of a 1940s Nazi prison camp guard.) Yet Obama's associations are relevant, as they are in fact current news, and they speak to his judgment, character and to his political proclivities and inclinations. And we can never forget that a man is known by the company he keeps. Go here now for a brief accounting of over a dozen of Obama's long-time colleagues, associates and friends.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Why Obama Cannot Be Trusted with National Security

By Gregory D. Lee

It was revealing what Sen. Barack Obama didn't say during the first presidential candidate debate with Sen. John McCain, when they finally got around to foreign policy. Obama has said that he will "end misguided defense policies" - the same policies that have kept America at arm's length from attacks by Russia, North Korea and Iran, to name only a few countries that would welcome America's demise. These policies have also kept us from additional attacks on the homeland by transnational terrorist organizations. But to listen to Obama, he would change all that. This is precisely the "change" he says this country "needs." Sen. Obama consistently said he would end the war in Iraq and that he planned to "immediately begin to remove combat troops not in six months or one year, but now." He has since modified that with a timetable for withdrawal depending on the situation on the ground. That's what he says now, but as Commander-in-Chief, he could revert to his original statement without regard to the consequences. [more...]

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Family Security Matters Briefings - Week of 10/6/08

Say It Ain't So, Joe - Sen. Biden's Subtly Delusional Debate Performance
By Nicholas Guariglia

Sen. Joe Biden's a funny guy. He likes to tell stories. Sometimes he says he was shot at in Iraq, and has to later clarify. Sometimes he talks about the time his helicopter was fired on and forced to land during a trip to Afghanistan, having to clarify yet again. Sometimes, on rare occasions, if the moon is just right, he might take entire excerpts from someone else's speech, and use it as his own. But his debate with Gov. Palin produced a whole slew of interesting tidbits and gaffes, which one could imagine would be bigger news should they have been said by Palin instead. [more...]

Ten Reasons to Be Concerned about Obama's Stance on National Security: Part Two of Four
By Ryan Mauro

While the Iranian regime openly talks about the destruction of Israel, denies the Holocaust, supports terrorism and arms, trains, funds, and even dispatches the terrorists who murder U.S. troops and innocent Afghans and Iraqis, Obama is favoring a continuance of the Bush Administration policy of doing nothing. Obama's only policy prescription has been to launch top-level, face-to-face meetings between the U.S. president and the top leader of Iran (and other rogue states). Obama does not explain why current negotiations by lower-level staff members are not working (and why his will), and why simply flattering the regime with a presidential meeting will change their intentions. He doesn't explain the goal of the strategy, or put forth a deal that can be made with the regime, or explain why he has any faith that the Iranians can even be trusted to hold up their part of a deal. In short, Obama has no policy toward Iran besides, "let's talk it out." It is no wonder that many Iranians, just like their Iraqi neighbors, probably live in fear of an Obama presidency. [more...] Go here for Part One.

RNC to File FEC Complaint on Obama Fundraising Practices
By Dr. Harvey Kushner

A lawyer for the Republican National Committee said the party will ask the Federal Election Commission to look into the source of thousands of small-dollar contributions to the presidential campaign of Sen. Barack Obama. The RNC is alleging that the Obama campaign was so hungry for donations it "looked the other way" as contributions piled up from suspicious, and possibly even illegal, foreign donors. Full Article.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Family Security Matters Briefings - 10/2/08

Lobbyists, Earmarks and Gridlock - an Unholy Trinity
By KT McFarland

America has some pretty serious problems these days - Wall Street is in freefall, the dollar is in the gutter, people are losing their homes, unemployment looms on the horizon - and these are just our economic problems. We haven't reinvested in our infrastructure for decades and our roads and bridges, highways, the electrical grid, our public works facilities are crumbling. Our health care system is staggeringly expensive yet still doesn't cover all Americans. Our education system isn't training our young people for the next generation of jobs, and American preeminence in the world - be it military, economic, financial - is on the slide. Politicians on both sides of the political aisle blame each other. Our candidates say it's because we lack strong leaders, but what they mean is if we just put them in charge things would be different. [more...]

AFRICOM: Ready to Roll
By J.Peter Pham, PhD

A year and a half after it was first announced by President George W. Bush, the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) becomes fully operational as the Pentagon's sixth regional combatant command yesterday. The new structure replaces an antiquated structural framework inherited from times when the continent was barely factored into America's strategic calculus and thus military responsibility for Africa was parceled out between the European, Central, and Pacific Commands in a bureaucratic version of the colonial scramble. As one who has used this column to advocate for AFRICOM, hail its creation, and continually defend the initiative, I cannot but be elated by the milestone. [more...]

The Devil in Miss Jones: 'The Jewel of Medina' Exposed
By Adrian Morgan

Over this weekend, the London home of a publisher was subjected to a gasoline attack. Dutch-born Martin Rynja owns publishing company Gibson Square Books which prints "books that are able to contribute to a current debate." Rynja had announced on September 3rd this year that in October he would be publishing a controversial novel, called The Jewel of Medina. The author of the book is American journalist Sherry Jones. In 2007, Random House had purchased the rights to publish this book and its sequel for $100,000. The book would have been published as an imprint of Random's Ballantine Books. The Jewel of Medina is Jones' first published novel. In May, Random House decided to pull out of the contract. [more...]

Obama Says Hamas and Hezbollah Have 'Legitimate Claims'

By Nicholas Guariglia

Sen. Obama's former top foreign affairs advisor, Robert Malley, recently had to resign his role in the Obama campaign due to holding meetings with the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas. Mr. Malley's favorable views of Hamas have been widely known for years. Malley had written extensively, sometimes co-writing articles with the late Yasser Arafat's advisor Hussein Agha, blaming Israel, not Arafat, for the failure of the Camp David talks. Had Malley's views on (and meetings with) Hamas not been unveiled, who knows where Mr. Malley would have ended up in a potential Obama administration? Perhaps he would have been the Secretary of State. This is a sad and frightening possibility, or probability, because Sen. Obama is the least-vetted man in U.S. political history. [more...]