Friday, October 26, 2012

Obama's Jihad Alliance

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a column addressing the national scandal that investigation into the security failures and lies surrounding 'Benghazi-gate' must also expose. This even larger scandal concerns the fact that throughout the revolutionary cycle known as Arab Spring, the Obama administration threw in Uncle Sam’s lot with the bad guys - the “rebels,” the “martyrs,” the Muslim Brothers, the whole jihad-happy and Sharia-ruling crew in Libya and the wider Middle East. In so doing, Uncle Sam, more or less, crossed to the "other side." [more...]

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Why the Demise of Al-Qaeda is Wishful Thinking

Since the 9/11 attack, Al-Qaeda - the terrorist organization behind the attack - has been under the global radar. Military retaliation operations were launched against them by U.S. troops and their allies. Progress to eliminate the group was on target, proven by the assassination of two of their most prominent and influential leaders: Bin Laden in Pakistan, followed by Al-Awlaqi, the leader of AQAP in Yemen. The call for celebration was on the rise since Al-Qaeda was seemingly on the demise. After all, how can they survive after the fall of their leaders and other operatives by the precision and might of the SEAL teams and the DRONE attacks? However, despite all of this, and in the wake of the deaths of thousands of U.S. soldiers in military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq which stemmed from the 9/11 attack by Al-Qaeda, recent reports indicate that Al-Qaeda remains healthy and resilient. [more...]

The Unlikely and Dangerous Shi'ite-Sunni Terror Partnership

On October 18, The Obama Administration again confirmed that the Shi'ite Iranian regime is working with the Sunni-Salafist Al-Qaeda terrorist group when the Treasury Department blacklisted two Al-Qaeda leaders operating in Iran. In July 2011, the administration revealed that Iran had struck a “secret deal” with Al-Qaeda, blowing apart the myth that the hostility between Sunni and Shi'ite Islamists precludes them from helping each other fight a common enemy. [more...]

The Left Will Use Foreign Poll Observers to Fight an Obama Defeat

The presidential election has the Left in panic mode. In addition to preparing brigades of lawyers to challenge every alleged irregularity and try to reverse the voters' verdict in court if need be, the Obama administration and its leftwing boosters are looking to an international cavalry of "election observers" to save them. [more...]

Monday, October 22, 2012

October Surprise: Direct Talks with Iran?

By Joseph Klein

On the eve of the third and final presidential debate, which deals with foreign policy, the New York Times ran a lead story, citing unnamed Obama administration officials, that the United States and Iran have agreed in principle for the first time to one-on-one negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program. Iran reportedly has insisted that its direct talks with Washington should not begin until after the U.S. presidential election on November 6 and wants to broaden the scope of the discussions beyond just the nuclear enrichment issues. [more...]

Thursday, October 18, 2012

10-18-12 National Security Updates

Destroy-Israel Conference Comes to Illinois

On November 22-25, activists with links to the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas will come together at the Oak Brook Hills Marriott Resort in Illinois for American Muslims for Palestine’s (AMP) Conference for Palestine in the U.S.: A Movement United. The event also highlights the Islamists’ success in forging interfaith partnerships with Reverend Donald Wagner of Evangelicals for Middle East Understanding as one of the speakers. [more...]

More from Ryan Mauro:

Act 2 for the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty

It looks like the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), which got nowhere during a month of negotiations at UN headquarters in New York last July, is about to get another chance on the global stage. A resolution is likely to be introduced at the UN General Assembly this month calling for a revival of the negotiations at a treaty conference next March in New York. The difference this time is that the treaty proponents are trying to eliminate the consensus process and allow the treaty to be approved by a two-thirds vote of the General Assembly. They also aim to beef up the most current draft version of the text. [more...]

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The Benghazi Dilemma: Why the Radical Islamists are Still Winning

Since the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, there have been many conflicting reports about the circumstances surrounding this troubling incident. This reveals a very sad reality: either the U.S. intelligence community is in a state of chaos, or the State Department and the Administration are not communicating well with one another. Either way, this is very troubling. It tells the radicals that the U.S. is not prepared to defend its foreign establishments - a welcome invitation to the terrorists to launch more deadly attacks. It also sends an indirect message to the radical Islamists that the U.S. is not willing to denounce them or their ideology; rather, a cover-up is being constructed to avoid taking such direction. This can only mean one thing to the radicals: they are winning BIG. Such a reality can fuel their desires even more to launch other attacks, knowing there are no immediate consequences. [more...]

Arming Our Enemies

The Obama administration has a habit of helping our enemies obtain weapons, with lethal consequences. The Fast & Furious operation resulted in guns going to Mexican drug lords. The Libyan “lead from behind” operation allowed weapons to get loose and ultimately into the hands of Islamist jihadists. The latest episode involves arms flowing from Islamic countries, who claim to be in our camp, to Islamist jihadists, some with ties or affiliations with al Qaeda. [more...]

Friday, October 12, 2012

Muslim-Christian Interfaith Group Calls for Blasphemy Laws

The United Muslim Christian Forum, a friendly-sounding “interfaith” group issued a press release on September 18 demanding the prosecution of the makers of the low-quality Innocence of Muslims film that appeared on YouTube. The Islamist agenda of the group is in written form but if the past is any indication, that won’t stop elected officials and Christian leaders from embracing it in order to prove their tolerance. [more...]

Romney's Foreign Policy Vision

In his speech at VMI, Presidential candidate Romney laid out a plan to reform the current U.S. foreign policy and its handling of terrorism in the Middle East. Mr. Romney pointed out that the attack in Benghazi which resulted in the killing of U.S. Ambassador Stevens was the work of the same group responsible for the 9/11 attack, something that was very evident to the world, and radical Islamists did not even hide. Mr. Romney’s proposal to reform the U.S. foreign policies by exhibiting confidence in the U.S. cause, clarity in its purpose, and resolution in its mind towards these serious regional issues that have carried a negative impact on national security in recent years, is without a doubt the only way radical Islamists can be stopped and reduced, and for them to look up to the U.S. once again as the power it once was. Unless such reformation takes place SOON, the world will continue to experience a major shift in global powers where radical Islamists are at the center of it all. [more...]

Thursday, October 4, 2012

10-4-12 National Security Updates

Violence Breaks Out in Iran as Economy Falters

Don’t mistake the quieting of the Green Revolution as a sign of popular support for the Iranian regime. Those that risked their lives to protest in the summer of 2009 aren’t going to be won over by their oppressors. Since then, the economic situation has only gotten worse and with it, the anger of the Iranian people. All that is needed for Round Two is a trigger and the collapse of the Iranian currency over the past week might just be it. [more...]

More from Ryan Mauro:

The Sharia Brief - Why "the Video" Was a Success for Sharia

The recent out-of-control riots all over the Islamic world over an anti-Islamic movie which the majority of Muslims were not even aware of until the U.S. embassy in Egypt issued an apology concerning this low budget YouTube video, serves as another example of the lack of understanding by the Obama administration of how the Islamic culture works. Such an apology sparked an unexpected wave of violence that spanned from the far Western region of North Africa all the way across to South East Asia, resulting in the tragic death of the U.S. ambassador to Libya and the deaths of scores of other innocent people. It is quite disturbing to see this trend of an attitude downplaying such major and serious terror operations which stem from the core agenda of Radical Islam. Either the national security advisors are not receiving proper intelligence or they are down-right clueless to the risk of radical Islam and are ill-equipped to assess the type of intelligence they are receiving. [more...]

High U.N. Official Calls Free Speech a 'Gift'

The United Nations would have us forget all about the idea of inalienable rights with which all individuals are endowed by their Creator. The UN wants us to forget the idea that government was established for the purpose of securing these rights, not to create them with the power to take them away. Such ideas are so old-fashioned, after all. The Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights, including the First Amendment, were written in the eighteenth century. The United Nations believes it has a much more modern idea. [more...]