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    Mourning the CCP's Murder of Free Hong Kong

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 1:01

    This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. Twenty-five years ago today, I was in Hong Kong to witness the surrender of that outpost of the Free World to the Chinese Communist Party. Official festivities couldn't conceal the palpable sense of abandonment, and foreboding. Hong Kongers intuitively knew the Chinese Communists would crush the freedoms they had enjoyed as a British territory. They were promised that wouldn't happen for fifty years, which would be bad enough. Far worse is what occurred. The CCP used its coronavirus and oppressive legislation to end the huge demonstrations by which the people of Hong Kong resisted China's tyranny. Their leaders are in prison; free media is dead; and all vestiges of a supposedly liberty-tolerant “second system” have been forcibly eliminated. Hong Kong is no more, reduced to an ominous foretaste of what the Chinese Communist Party wants to do to the rest of us. This is Frank Gaffney.

    Team B III's Second Opinion - ”The CCP is at War with America”

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 1:01

    This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. When you get a problematic diagnosis of a problem – particularly, one with potential life-and-death repercussions, it's a good idea to get a second opinion. Rarely has that been more true than with respect to the Chinese Communist Party's unrestricted warfare against America. Fortunately, a team of distinguished national security professionals sponsored by our Center for Security Policy is today disputing the U.S. government's party-line on the virus that triggered the COVID-19 pandemic. This “Team B III” found that this coronavirus likely came from a Chinese biological weapons laboratory and the CCP's deliberate efforts to spread it outside China mean the pandemic was a biological attack. As such, it fits the PRC's longstanding doctrine, plans and growing capabilities for such asymmetric, and unrestricted, warfare against us. Catch the Team's important webinar at 1:00 p.m. ET today by registering at PresentDangerChina.org. This is Frank Gaffney.

    Breaking the U.S. Military

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 1:01

    This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. Sweden and Finland have just been admitted to NATO, bringing fresh forces and capabilities to bear at a critical moment. And Tom Cruise is uplifting millions of patriotic Americans and others still rooting for our country with his Top Gun sequel, “Maverick.” That's the good news. The bad news is that the U.S. military that is the backbone of the NATO alliance and that is currently being portrayed so evocatively by Hollywood is in serious trouble. Leading indicators are the dramatic shortfalls in recruitment being experienced at the moment by most of the armed services. Factors like Biden's Afghan debacle, inflation, personal pronouns, the priority given to Critical Race indoctrination and ideological purges and forcing out healthy warriors unwilling to take COVID vaccines are destroying readiness, confidence in the uniformed leadership and eligible candidates' willingness to serve. Such unforced errors imperil America. This is Frank Gaffney.

    Biden Squanders His Strategic Legacy as the CCP Stockpiles for War

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 1:01

    This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. As President Biden confers with other leaders this week, the disconnects between his stewardship of our security and steps being taken by our adversaries should be top of mind. Instead, they're getting scarcely any attention – especially here at home. Take for example, Biden's squandering of our strategic petroleum reserves. In a bid to mitigate his policies' disastrous inflation of energy prices, the President has been selling off a million barrels a day, bringing the reserves to their lowest levels since 1987. Meanwhile, Communist China has been aggressively building up its stocks of not only oil – including Russian imports, but uranium, rare earth minerals, fertilizers and food. Obviously, doing so reduces the availability of such commodities to others. In stark contrast to Biden's profligacy, moreover, they are consistent with the CCP's preparations for kinetic war – and could prove decisive in our defeat. This is Frank Gaffney.

    The BRICS Threat to the Dollar

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 1:01

    This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. Leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa met virtually last week in what amounted to an ominous throw-down to the United States and its dollar's privileged status as the world's reserve currency.  The Russians and Chinese have been trying for some time to supplant the dollar, especially following the financial punishment meted out to Russia's ruble and economy following Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine. Now, they appear to have the buy-in of not only South Africa for a “BRICS” basket of currencies, but two putative American allies: Brazil and India. It remains to be seen how fast this alternative to the dollar will materialize and with what effect. But the present impetus behind it makes more likely a scenario we should dread – when we can no longer sustain profligate spending and economic dominance by simply printing more money.  This is Frank Gaffney.

    Are We Ready for the REAL Domestic Terrorists?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 1:01

    This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. It's no secret that domestic terrorists are intent on inflicting violent harm in our country. It turns out, though, they're not the white supremacists we're incessantly told are the greatest threat. Instead, they are anarchists and Marxists who have seized on the impending Supreme Court ruling on abortion as a pretext to inflict a “Summer of Rage” that could make that of 2020 pale by comparison. It remains to be seen whether groups like “Jane's Revenge” will be joined by unknown numbers of others – including possibly military-age men who have entered this country illegally since Joe Biden opened our southern border and admitted tens of thousands more from Afghanistan. What we do know now is that, if our security agencies remain focused on phony threats conjured up proponents of Critical Race Theory, instead of real ones, our peril will be enormous. This is Frank Gaffney.

    Evidently, Hunter Wasn't Available

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 1:01

    This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. Just as the danger posed by the Chinese Communist Party is reaching unprecedented heights, the Biden State Department has chosen an “Old Friend” of China to manage the bilateral relationship. Evidently, Hunter Biden wasn't available. Instead, Tom Donilon got the gig. As Barack Obama's national security advisor, he presided over the surrender of the South China Sea to Beijing. These days, he runs an investment institute for Larry Fink's financial management firm, BlackRock –  which the CCP recently rewarded for its service to China with the first wholly foreign-owned mutual fund business there. Such service by BlackRock has included playing a leading role in transferring $3-6 trillion in U.S. investments to CCP front companies. It also recently helped such companies gain access to the retirement savings of federal employees and military personnel. The times demand American patriots in charge, not China's Old Friends. This is Frank Gaffney.

    Don't Go There, Joe

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 1:01

    This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. There may be a worse time for Joe Biden to pay a visit to the Middle East, but it is hard to think of one. The government of Israel has just fallen, its parliament disbanded and the fifth round of elections in three years called for October. The Biden team has been emboldening the Palestinians to engage in renewed violence. Jordan's kingdom is hanging by a thread. And the likelihood of conflict with Iran seems to be growing by the moment. There is literally no chance that President Biden's presence will improve matters. His team has fostered regional instability by subverting Israel, appeasing Iran's mullahs and simultaneously undermining Saudi Arabia and asking it to increase oil production. China and Russia are making regional inroads at our expense. It's in the vital interests of the United States for Joe Biden to stay home.  This is Frank Gaffney.

    Paging President Monroe

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 1:01

    This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. The election of an erstwhile narco-terrorist leader to be Colombia's next president moves Latin America to the brink of being entirely run by this country's enemies. With the fall of Peru and Chile to Communists last year and the prospect that Brazil's electorate may soon return to power its former radical leader, Lula, an enduring ascendancy of indigenous Marxists seems assured. Worse yet, external forces are at work there, as well. The Chinese Communists and their Russian and Iranian allies are aggressively expanding influence operations, infrastructure build-outs and basing arrangements that will strengthen their footholds in the Western Hemisphere under the banner of today's Communist Internationale, known as the Forum of Sao Paolo. No good can come of all this for U.S. commercial or strategic interests – or the flow of still more illegal aliens fleeing leftist predations. Paging President Monroe. This is Frank Gaffney

    Deter the CCP Now!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 0:59

    This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. Team Biden's appalling surrender of Afghanistan last year shocked the world. Many were similarly astonished when the U.S. administration effectively encouraged Russia's invasion of Ukraine in February. There can be no surprise about Biden's next – and most dangerous – failure to deter aggression, namely the war the Chinese Communist Party is poised to launch against Taiwan. After all, a powerful webinar sponsored yesterday by the Committee on the Present Danger: China served notice that the CCP is actively preparing for such a conflict. It has amassed the capabilities to conduct one decisively in the absence of effective countermeasures. And, all other things being equal, U.S. assets, personnel and territory will likely be targeted. We may still be able to deter such a world-changing disaster. But we must do so at once, not persist in Biden behavior that instead invites it. Learn more at PresentDangerChina.org. This is Frank Gaffney

    High Time to Revisit the CCP's Covid Lab-Leak

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 1:01

    This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. Last month, the World Health Organization sought with the help of the Biden administration to secure sweeping new powers to dictate what constitute public health emergencies and how they will be addressed. That gambit was blocked by an unexpected surge of opposition from nations not as willing to surrender their sovereignty to an unaccountable supranational organization as is Team Biden. The WHO's complete submission to the Chinese Communist Party line in the course of the Covid-19 pandemic may have been a factor. As its Director-General renews his bid for expanded powers, he is distancing himself a bit from Beijing –notably, by expressing a willingness to consider afresh whether the Covid virus actually did come from a Chinese bioweapons laboratory. Watch this space as our Center for Security Policy has a major new study on that subject coming out next week.   This is Frank Gaffney

    The CCP Ratchets Up Its Belligerence

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 1:01

    This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. On Monday, Communist China ratcheted up yet again its territorial claims to the waters, airspace and resources of the Western Pacific. Beijing declared that it “has sovereignty, sovereign rights and jurisdiction over the Taiwan Strait,” the 90-mile-wide stretch that separates Taiwan's island from the Chinese mainland. The United States and Taiwanese governments have, properly, rejected this assertion, affirming that the Strait is, instead, an international waterway and declaring an intention to continue to exercise freedom of navigation there. Unfortunately, in the Taiwan Strait as elsewhere, the Chinese Communist Party is inexorably creating facts on the ground – or, at sea – that will enable the People's Liberation Army not just to enforce its requirements for permission to transit or otherwise utilize contested areas. They are preparing for war. We must, therefore, be about deterring and, if necessary, defeating the future aggression being telegraphed. This is Frank Gaffney

    The Senate GOP's “White Flag” Initiative

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 1:01

    This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. “Do something” is not generally a prescription for considered and appropriate action in an emergency. That's especially true when the proposed options require the compromise of Americans' constitutional rights. A gaggle of Republican Senators have just agreed with Democratic counterparts that the something they are prepared to do in response to recent mass shootings is adopt a national “Red Flag” law. As a result, in the name of preventing deplorable, but random, acts of “gun violence,” every American could be one anonymous denunciation away from having their Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms eliminated.   If this initiative becomes law, it will likely be viewed by Republican voters as the “White Flag” initiative, an abject – and profoundly alienating – monoparty surrender to gun-grabbing Marxists at a moment when our arms are needed more than ever to safeguard all our liberties. This is Frank Gaffney.

    How NOT to Deter War with the CCP

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 1:01

    This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. Last week, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and his Chinese counterpart, Gen. Wei Fenghe, held an “emergency meeting” in Singapore. Evidently, it went pretty much as have other conversations between senior Biden officials like Secretary of State Tony Blinken and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, which is to say the Americans were rhetorically mauled by their truculent interlocutors. The problem wasn't simply that Defense Minister Wei declared that his country won't hesitate to go to war over Taiwan. The truth, evidently unacknowledged by either minister, is that China has actually been engaged in “unrestricted warfare” against us for over two decades. When an enemy makes a point of directly threatening you, it is advisable to prepare for conflict. Unfortunately, Team Biden is, instead, signaling a lack of resolve – and, worse yet, encouraging American investors actually to underwrite the Chinese threat. This is Frank Gaffney.

    The Questions the January 6th Committee Won't Answer

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 1:01

    This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. The prime-time launch last night by the House Select Committee on January 6th showed that it's promoting a false narrative of a government-toppling “insurrection,” not pursuing the truth. After all, the truth is there would have no been penetration of the Capitol had it been on a heightened security status. Instead, somebody directed that it be on a less secure footing than even the normal, day-to-day level. Who gave that order? Was it the same person who declined President Trump's authorization to deploy 20,000 National Guardsmen to protect the Capitol? The further question occurs: Was the reason for such decisions to set the stage for “direct action,” perhaps by FBI informants and operatives and those with whom they were working? We're not likely to get answers to these questions from the January 6th Committee, at least until is under new management. This is Frank Gaffney.

    Paging Scoop Jackson

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 1:01

    This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. As a young man, I had the privilege of working for five years for a great Democratic Senator named Henry “Scoop” Jackson. He would not recognize his party today, and probably would not be willing to be associated with its agenda. Take, for example, the Democrats' studied silence – at best –towards the threatening behavior of pro-abortion activists towards conservative Supreme Court justices, including making public the location of their homes and unlawfully demonstrating outside them. We learned yesterday of the predictable upshot of that criminal activity: Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh was the object of an assassination attempt. Scoop Jackson would surely lead the way in decrying such behavior, as he did any threat to our national and homeland security. The failure of his counterparts in today's Senate to do the same implicates them in those threats and disqualifies them from leadership positions. This is Frank Gaffney.

    We Need a Pro-Freedom Summit of the Americas

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 1:01

    This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. The Summit of the Americas taking place in Los Angeles this week should be a moment to address a shocking reality: As a result of decades of not-so-benign neglect of the region by the U.S. government, one Latin American nation after another has succumbed to the temptation to vote in Communists or other Marxists in the name of “change.” Today, the most important nations in our hemisphere – including increasingly our own – are embracing and promoting the radical left agenda of the modern Communist Internationale, doing business as the “Forum of Sao Paolo” under the influence of China, Russia and Iran. Two more, Brazil and Colombia, may enlist this year. Instead of focusing on climate change, social justice and buying oil from Venezuela, Team Biden should be concentrating on preserving and expanding the freedoms the Forum of Sao Paolo seeks to crush. This is Frank Gaffney.

    Biden's “war through weakness”

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 1:01

    This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. Last August, Joe Biden failed to deter the Taliban's final assault in Afghanistan. In fact, his conduct – and odious orders to the U.S. military to cut-and-run in the middle of the night, leaving $83 billion worth of advanced weaponry behind – not only assured, but effectively invited, the jihadists' victory there, and whetted their appetite for more elsewhere. In February, Team Biden once again communicated its unwillingness to impose appreciable costs, this time for a Russian invasion of Ukraine. Vladimir Putin responded like the Taliban. Now, as Communist China prepares for war, the Biden administration is clearing the way for U.S. investors, including federal government employees and military personnel, to put their money in China. It's also easing Trump-era tariffs – further generating revenues that not only signal our provocative weakness, but actually will help pay for China's aggression. Had enough? This is Frank Gaffney.

    Bush 41's Ominous Tiananmen Legacy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 1:01

    This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. Thirty-three years ago last weekend, the Chinese Communist Party murdered tens of thousands of students and others in Beijing's Tiananmen Square and elsewhere for courageously protesting its abuses, corruption and oppression. These massacres were vivid reminders that Communists care only about power – acquiring, maintaining and wielding it ruthlessly. They are indifferent to the attendant suffering of their own people. And they certainly won't hesitate to do the same to others'. To the everlasting shame of President George H.W. Bush, he responded by sending his National Security Advisor, Brent Scowcroft, to assure the CCP that there would be no punishment for such egregious crimes against humanity. Instead, it would be rewarded for them with more sweetheart business deals and other “engagement” with the West. The predictable result is today's China – enriched, empowered and emboldened by us, and now at our throats. This is Frank Gaffney.

    “Unfitting,” Indeed - No TSP for the CCP

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 1:01

    This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. Within hours of the board that oversees the federal government's $800 billion retirement fund giving the Chinese Communist Party access to its participants' money, four Biden nominees to that board have signaled that they oppose the practice. In a letter to Senators holding up their confirmation, the nominees to the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board wrote, “We agree it is unfitting for Americans to invest in companies from China or elsewhere that undermine U.S. national security.” Since that's what the Chinese Communists are all about, and since every Chinese corporation must do their bidding, none should have access to Thrift Savings Plan funds. To assure military and civilian government employees won't unwittingly invest in our enemy, the Senate must not confirm these nominees until all Chinese companies are removed from mutual fund offerings endorsed by the current Thrift Savings Plan board membership. This is Frank Gaffney.

    You Can't “Check” People with No Known Background

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 1:01

    This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. Another day, another mass casualty shooting. Inevitably, federal legislators will redouble efforts to give the appearance of “doing something” to stop such violence. One idea under consideration is “universal” background checks. There's a significant problem that arises from what is, arguably, the most enduring impact of Team Biden's wrecking operation: namely, the two million-plus illegal aliens it has let into this country that now live in neighborhoods like yours all across it. Most of them are unaccompanied, military-age males. And, like the vast majority of such uninvited immigrants, we have no idea who they are. You can't conduct a background check on someone with an unknown background. So, “universal” – as with the rule of law more generally these days – means only some will have to obey legal restrictions. Unequal justice is a formula for the destruction of what's left of our constitutional Republic. This is Frank Gaffney.

    Stop the Assaults on the “Bodies of Others”

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 1:01

    This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. We seem to have dodged a bullet last week at the World Health Assembly. No, it wasn't the 9-millimeter kind President Biden wants to restrict. Rather, it was one Team Biden aimed at our sovereignty via proposals to let a proxy for the Chinese Communist Party dictate what constitute “public health emergencies of international concern” and what we'll do about them. Unfortunately, world-government types are sure to resurface this gambit in the future. Worse yet, the Global Resetters simultaneously meeting in Davos unveiled two new digital mechanisms for imposing their totalitarian ambitions. As a courageous freedom-fighter named Dr. Naomi Wolf has warned for over two years, such “vaccine passports” will inevitably usher in what the CCP calls a “Social Credit System.” Her brilliant new book, “The Bodies of Others,” is an instant best-seller – and required reading for American patriots. This is Frank Gaffney.

    Stop the Thrift Savings Plan Board's ”Treacherous Sedition”

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 1:01

    This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. Incredibly, at the stroke of midnight tonight, an obscure federal agency will enable the retirement savings of military men and women, past and present, and their civilian counterparts to be invested in companies controlled by the Chinese Communist Party. Worse yet, the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board is not going to warn the participants in its Thrift Savings Plan that they are making such investments. What could possibly go wrong? Well, for starters, in the words of one of America's most storied warriors, Lieutenant General William “Jerry” Boykin, this action is tantamount to “treacherous sedition.” He and five other influential retired military leaders wrote the Board last week declaring, “The government of the United States should be precluding any underwriting of the CCP's ominous military build-up and human rights abuses, not legitimating and facilitating them.” If you agree, say so at NoTSPforCCP.org. This is Frank Gaffney.

    Our Last Memorial Day?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2022 1:01

    This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. Memorial Day is dedicated to honoring the sacrifice of those who served and died so that the rest of us might enjoy the blessings of liberty. If the Chinese Communist Party has its way, though, this one might be our last. That ominous possibility was a takeaway from a webinar last week featuring members of the Committee on the Present Danger: China discussing evidence that the CCP is now actively mobilizing for war. Particularly chilling is a videotape reportedly of a high-level planning session in China's Guangdong Province indicating Chinese leaders are preparing to attack, not just Taiwan, but apparently us – and plan to do so within months. Some are questioning the credibility of this video. Others, like Secretary of State Tony Blinken, act like it doesn't exist. That's malfeasant, and it will inevitably invite Chinese Communist aggression, to our mortal peril.  This is Frank Gaffney.

    Is Team Biden Lost in the ”Fog of Peace” - or Worse?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 1:01

    This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. Memorial Day is more than just a time to remember the sacrifice of fallen American heroes. It's a living testament to the essentiality of practicing “Peace through Strength” to prevent needless wars – and to win those we must fight. Yesterday, Secretary of State Tony Blinken delivered a speech about China antithetical to that time-tested philosophy. He failed even to mention the unrestricted warfare the Chinese Communist Party has waged against us for decades, let alone the growing prospect of its imminent military action. Instead, Blinken focused on “cooperation” and “competition” – the sort of submissive blather one would expect from the former director of the Penn Biden Center, which received some $54 million in anonymous Chinese donations. Such pap bespeaks, at best, of what Dr. Bradley Thayer calls “the Fog of Peace.” At worst, it smacks of betrayal of more than Peace through Strength. This is Frank Gaffney.

    Welcome to the Totalitarians' ”New World Order”

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 1:01

    This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. The global governance crowd is on a roll in destroying the sovereignty of nations like ours and freedoms guaranteed by our Constitution. The Global Resetters and their Chinese Communist allies have recently revealed three initiatives designed to catalyze a New World Order. First, with the Biden administration's connivance, the World Health Organization is beavering away in Geneva on agreements that will empower its Chinese-appointed, Marxist director-general to dictate public health policies here and elsewhere. Second, on Tuesday, China's Alibaba conglomerate announced at Davos that it will produce a “personal carbon footprint tracker” to monitor everyone's contribution to climate change – and everything else. Then, yesterday, German-owned T-Mobile boasted at the World Economic Forum that the World Health Organization has selected it to provide universal Global Digital Health Passports, yet another building-block for insinuating worldwide China's totalitarian Social Credit System. God help us. This is Frank Gaffney.

    Welcome to the ”Green” Digital Gulag

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 1:01

    This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. The convergence of the Communist and capitalist wellsprings of the new world order – and its ominous implications for Americans and others who love freedom – was on display in Davos, Switzerland yesterday. At the globalist World Economic Forum, the Chinese Communist Party's tech giant, Alibaba, unveiled the next big thing in the planet's inexorable march to the Digital Gulag. It's called a “personal carbon footprint tracker.” Evidently, we need not be concerned that Alibaba is a key enabler of the CCP's totalitarian surveillance state and its uber- Orwellian “Social Credit System.” That's because, while this tracker will monitor your whereabouts, travel, personal consumption and behavior – offering you inducements to do “the right thing ” – there's no reason to worry that all of that data will be collected and monitored by Communist China because, you see, it's “green.”  And you will like being green. This is Frank Gaffney.

    Will US Government Employees Aid and Abet the CCP's Transition to War?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 1:01

    This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. As Team Biden continues to flail publicly about what, if anything, it will do if the Chinese Communist Party attacks Taiwan, the CCP's menace is becoming ever clearer. A leaked video of a top secret meeting on May 14th shows leaders in Guangdong Province planning the transition from “normal to war.” And hacked Chinese police data confirms the CCP's oppression and genocide of Uyghur Muslims and other minorities. Such revelations should bring to a screeching halt efforts to get U.S. military personnel and other government employees to invest their retirement savings in Communist Chinese companies. But will it? It's still possible to prevent the Thrift Savings Plan from inflicting a disaster on investors and a threat to our national security. Urge your representatives to stop what amounts to aiding and abetting the enemy on the eve of war at NoTSPforCCP.org. This is Frank Gaffney.

    Stop the Ambiguity About - and U.S. Underwriting of - Chinese Aggression

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 1:01

    This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. President Biden today explicitly declared that the United States would defend Taiwan in the event it is attacked by Communist China. As has happened before, however, the White House promptly walked back that statement, reestablishing the sort of official “strategic ambiguity” that at this point can only invite such Chinese aggression. An even further inducement to the Chinese Communist Party's belligerence is a move afoot in Washington and on Wall Street that would result in U.S. military personnel and other federal government employees helping pay for it. The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board is holding a public meeting tomorrow morning and – all other things being equal – it is expected to greenlight the investment of their Thrift Savings Plan accounts in mutual funds that will include CCP companies, even sanctioned ones. Join us in opposing such underwriting of our mortal enemy at NoTSPforCCP.org. This is Frank Gaffney.

    Don't Reward Tedros' Contribution to the CCP's Global Genocide

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 1:01

    This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. Next week, the Biden administration intends to reward Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus, the Director-General of the World Health Organization, for arguably the most profoundly wrong – and deadly – public health misdiagnosis ever. Team Biden wants the man who affirmed and enforced Chinese Communist Party lies about the Covid-19 pandemic it unleashed on the planet to be authorized to dictate what's a “public health emergency of international concern” – and what affected nations must do in response. Actually, history's greatest public health emergency is Communist China's illegal biological warfare program that spawned this pandemic. An avowed Marxist like Tedros, who helped foist the further, needless destruction of the so-called “China Model” of lockdowns, vaccine mandates and “passports” on the rest of us, should be prosecuted for his role in China's present global genocide, not empowered to do worse in the future. This is Frank Gaffney.

    Paging ”Pax Americana”

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 1:01

    This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. As we assess the immense damage being done to America's international prestige and national security interests by Joe Biden's wrecking operation, some negative consequences are self-evident. In short, this country's enemies – notably, Communist China, Russia, North Korea, Iran and their Marxist allies in our own hemisphere – are emboldened and becoming more dangerous. Less obvious, but no less problematic, has been the toll arising as allies and other partners adjust to the new reality of an irresolute, weakened and unreliable United States. Some have simply cut deals with adversaries from whom we used to offer protection. Others are actively considering how best to secure a nuclear deterrent of their own in the face of yawning uncertainties about the condition and sufficiency of ours. Even NATO's putative solidarity over Ukraine and possible further expansion are imperiled by Russia's continued aggression and Turkey's veto. Paging “Pax Americana.” This is Frank Gaffney.

    It's About Electoral Realignment, Not Demographic ”Replacement”

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 1:01

    This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. Joe Biden and his partisans clearly think the American people are stupid. They relentlessly serve up patent untruths, then accuse their critics of engaging in “Big Lies.” Take the President's declaration in Buffalo yesterday that, “…Angry, alienated, lost, and isolated individuals [are radicalized] into falsely believing that they will be replaced…by the ‘other' — by people who don't look like them.” Actually, Americans correctly regard the Biden team's “open border” policy as realigning the electorate, to make it more reliably Democratic.  With fraud-prone mail-in ballots and locales like New York now giving non-citizens the right to vote within 30 days of getting there, the addition of millions of illegal aliens could offset the rising revulsion legal voters feel about Biden's appalling record. Calling people racists for objecting to such electoral skullduggery is not simply wrong. These deflections are incendiary and contemptible. This is Frank Gaffney.

    Time for ”General Quarters” to Save our Sovereignty

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 1:01

    This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. In the Navy, this moment would require klaxons to sound “General Quarters” in response to an emergency situation requiring all hands on deck. A webinar yesterday confirmed that America's sovereignty is in imminent jeopardy, not because of enemy action, but at the hands of the Biden administration. Specialists in medicine, human rights, diplomacy and investigative journalism and two former legislators told our Stop Vaccine Passports Task Force that – unless dramatic action is promptly taken – Team Biden will offer unvetted amendments giving an unaccountable, and deeply compromised, international bureaucrat authority over U.S. public health crises. What could possibly go wrong? Video of the webinar will be available shortly at StopVaxPassports.org. As there isn't a moment to waste, I urge you to go there today to send a personal message to your elected representatives telling them to stop the surrender of our sovereignty NOW.  This is Frank Gaffney.

    Just Say ”No” to Fink's Latest CCP Gambit

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 1:01

    This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. BlackRock CEO Larry Fink is arguably the most powerful, wholly unaccountable person on earth. He's using his firm's trillions of dollars under management to impose his radical agenda on American businesses and investors. A shocking webinar revealed that Fink is leading a renewed effort to get our military and other government employees unwittingly to invest their retirement savings in companies owned or controlled by our mortal enemy: the Chinese Communist Party. The effect will be: endangering their investments in potentially fraudulent Chinese firms; enabling the CCP to become a more dangerous threat; and creating potentially security-compromising conflicts of interests for those in uniform and civilian federal workers. This arrangement may further enrich Larry Fink and others prepared to betray our country on Wall Street. But it must not be legitimated and instituted by our government's Thrift Savings Plan. Watch the webinar at PresentDangerChina.org. This is Frank Gaffney.

    Don't Contract Out to China U.S. Public Health Policy

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 1:01

    This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. Xavier Becerra is the 25th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He may effectively be the last. After all, if an official delegation he's leading to the upcoming World Health Assembly in Geneva succeeds, the Biden administration will contract out America's public health policy to the Chinese Communist Party. Team Biden wants the Director-General of the World Health Organization henceforth to determine whether there are “public health emergencies of international concern” in this country and, if so, what we are going to do about them. The Communist Chinese picked the incumbent, who unfailingly does their bidding. If you like the “China Model” of lockdowns, vaccine mandates and digital health passports, you'll love Bacerra's successor. If not, join us at StopVaxPassports.org in telling your elected representatives to end this insane voluntary surrender of our national sovereignty and security. This is Frank Gaffney.

    Pray for Cardinal Zen and the Rest of Us in Xi's Crosshairs

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 1:01

    This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. Like a boa constrictor crushing the last vestiges of life from its prey, the Chinese Communist Party has intensified this week its merciless snuffing of freedom in Hong Kong. On Sunday, its hand-picked thug named John Lee won an uncontested race with ninety-nine percent of the votes cast by 1500 hand-picked CCP supporters. Almost immediately, a new roundup of prominent freedom-fighters began with the arrest of Cardinal Joseph Zen and several others suspected of violating Beijing's odious “national security law.” They could face life-imprisonment when, not if, the rigged judicial system finds them guilty as charged. Such mistreatment of Hong Kong's former archbishop validates his courageous criticism of both Communist China's totalitarian regime and the Pope it reportedly paid handsomely to sell out Catholics in China. Let's pray for these and all Xi Jinping's other victims – current and prospective, which includes us. This is Frank Gaffney.

    Paging the GOP: Stop the Surrender of our Sovereignty

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 1:01

    This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. Weeks before the Chinese Communist Party unleashed the Covid-19 pandemic, its representatives participated in “Event 201,” a table-top exercise organized by, among others, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Its stated purpose was to see how a coronavirus pandemic could be used to strengthen world government. A senior Biden administration official named Loyce Pace happens to be a graduate of the Bloomberg School. She is also the author of 13 amendments that would transform the head of the World Health Organization into the global arbiter of what constitutes public health emergencies and how they will be addressed. Not our government, but CCP-shill Tedros Ghebreyesus. Former Representative Michele Bachmann says we need Republicans in Congress to conduct the equivalent of a general strike – no quorums, no legislation – until Ms. Pace's appalling surrender of our national sovereignty is formally repudiated. Do it now. This is Frank Gaffney.

    Purging, Not Packing, the Supreme Court

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 1:01

    This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. Congress is urgently considering legislation to provide protection to Supreme Court justices' family members. The fact that they need physical security is an indictment not only of the mobs now driving them from their homes. It is a symptom of the Biden administration's embrace, yet again, of unequal justice under law. Team Biden's effective encouragement of its radical and even violent leftist allies' intimidation – and worse, contrasts sharply with its harsh treatment of political opponents smeared as “domestic terrorists.” In practice, giving a pass to those threatening members of the Supreme Court effectively greenlights not only efforts to pack it, but to purge it. While robustly protecting justices and their families is, of course, necessary, it is not sufficient. President Biden and his subordinates must make clear immediately that anyone endangering them will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. This is Frank Gaffney.

    WHOlly CCP

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 1:01

    This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. The across-the-board wrecking operation that Joe Biden has unleashed on America has two common denominators: Every one of his policies is harmful to our country. And every one of them seems to benefit the Chinese Communist Party. Take, for example, amendments Team Biden has proposed to give the CCP-controlled World Health Organization sweeping new powers at the expense of our national sovereignty and independence. Even absent a renewed pandemic, the WHO will be able to dictate to the world, not just public health policies, but even whether travel and trade restrictions may be imposed. Welcome to the China Model, brought to you by the people who inflicted on us Covid-19, lockdowns and vaccine passports. International voting currently expected to approve Biden's latest betrayal of our country will occur in two weeks. Will anyone challenge – let alone effectively oppose – it? This is Frank Gaffney.

    Poster Girl for the Marxist Revolution

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 1:01

    This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. Nina Jankowicz has been plucked from obscurity to be the famous person she yearned in song to become. In her new role as arbiter of what is unacceptable “mis- and disinformation,” she has become the poster girl of the now-intensifying Marxist Revolution in America. Tucker Carlson observed last night that Ms. Jankowicz's past antics – notably, her sometimes salacious and deeply partisan renderings of popular music, her screeds inveighing against ideological opponents and, yes, her own actual and absurd disinformation – obscure, like Joe Biden's affable senility, serious “Stalinist” tendencies.   What can possibly go wrong with having such a person given free rein in a law enforcement capacity to go after political opponents – even school board-criticizing moms now officially called potential “domestic terrorists” – simply because she deems their exercise of First Amendment rights to be impermissible? The short answer is “plenty.” This is Frank Gaffney.

    The Case for Ukraine

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 1:01

    This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. Russian dictator Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine in February has precipitated an impressive, and these days rare, degree of bipartisan support here for the people of Ukraine, translating into billions in aid and vast arms transfers to the beleaguered defenders. Despite punishing sanctions and military reverses, however, Putin appears determined to continue his murderous aggression. Indeed, he threatens to escalate the conflict further and punish those assisting Ukraine, including with nuclear weapons. As the war in Ukraine's actual and potential costs continue to grow with President Biden seeking another $33 billion, hard questions about America's role there must be urgently addressed. In the course of a very timely webinar at 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time today, our Center for Security Policy will assess “The Case for Ukraine” with two prominent Ukrainian-American leaders and a former senior Kremlin official. Join us at SecureFreedom.org.  This is Frank Gaffney.

    Resist Bill Gates' Ominous Agendas

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 1:01

    This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. Bill Gates is one of the creepiest guys on the planet. His involvement, for example, with sovereignty-crushing global governance, transhumanism, eugenics, nanochip-transfusing vaccines and Epstein Island, would cause most of us to regard him as a kook, if not a pariah, were he not one of the world's richest men. Unfortunately, Gates' immense wealth gives him the stroke to impose his agenda on the rest of us. That makes particularly worrying his latest calls for enormously strengthening the Chinese-controlled World Health Organization. Especially so as the Biden administration is quietly working to give the WHO the ability to override national health policy decisions during future pandemics.  This and other aspects of the “Digital Gulag” being constructed by the likes of Bill Gates, Team Biden and the Chinese Communists must be resisted. View our terrific webinar on why at PresentDangerChina.org. This is Frank Gaffney.

    The ”Summer of Love” 2.0?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 1:01

    This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. The leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion signaling the majority's intention to overturn Roe vs. Wade is an ominous indication of what may be in store for the country over the next six months. Expect actions aimed at preventing such a decision from being finalized and/or influencing this fall's elections. They might include institutional assaults like ending the Senate filibuster to enact pro-abortion legislation and perhaps pack the Supreme Court. Alternatively, there may be physical threats against its justices. Or perhaps even a renewed “color revolution” laying waste to American cities like the so-called “Summer of Love” two years ago. The latter require an end to the Biden administration's politicization and weaponization of U.S. national and homeland security agencies against its partisan foes. Real threats to freedom must be countered, not deflections like “white supremacists,” “insurrectionists” and “disinformation.” This is Frank Gaffney.

    Will Pelosi Support Freedom Here?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 1:01

    This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi turned up Saturday in the capital of Ukraine effusively declaring, “Our commitment is to be there for you until the fight is done.”  Unfortunately, Speaker Pelosi has been far less forthcoming with respect to a matter closer to home. As Mark Levin pointed out during his Fox News program last night, she has not shared her insights into what actually happened on January 6, 2021. The select committee Ms. Pelosi created – ostensibly to establish what occurred – cannot possibly accurately do that unless it hears from the Speaker, under oath, about what she knew that day regarding the threat to the Capitol and when, and why she lowered, rather than heightened security for the congressional complex. Nancy Pelosi's opposition to Vladimir Putin channeling Joseph Stalin would be more convincing if she'd ensure her inquiry is not just a show-trial. This is Frank Gaffney.

    Biden's ”Digital Gulag”

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 1:01

    This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. The man enabling millions to immigrate here illegally just unveiled another, mortal threat to our country. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced that his department is establishing an Orwellian Ministry of Truth called the Disinformation Governance Board. It's not hard to connect the dots on how such an effort to restrict speech will tie into the rest of the Marxist revolutionary wrecking operation the Biden administration is mounting. A new “Digital Gulag” is being constructed in which vaccine passports repackaged as SMART health cards will provide infrastructure for the surveillance, data weaponization and control mechanisms the Chinese Communists call the “Social Credit System.” It will be used to track and punish those deemed guilty of thought crimes called “disinformation.” Learn what we can do about this at our “Digital Gulag” webinar on Monday at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Register at StopVaxPassports.org. This is Frank Gaffney.

    Alejandro Mayorkas, Human Piñata

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 1:01

    This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas will resume today on Capitol Hill the role he played yesterday as a human piñata pummeled by critics on both sides of the aisle frantic about the wrecking operation that passes for the Biden administration's immigration policy. Its dismantling of so-called “Title 42” will soon see 18,000 aliens illegally entering our country every day. In response to that prospect, Secretary Mayorkas blithely claimed, “We are preparing. We are implementing our plans. We are intensifying our efforts.” Actually, the plan is nothing more than to ensconce those invaders across our country as quickly as possible. If congressional Republicans gain a majority in November, it will be substantially due to the immense harm being done to public health, public safety and the national security by the Biden-Mayorkas team. They deserve to be impeached for it – and surely will be. This is Frank Gaffney.

    The WHO's Toxic Prescription for World Government

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 1:01

    This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. In October 2019, a group of globalists and U.S. and Chinese officials conducted an ominous tabletop exercise called “Event 201.” Among other things, it modeled how a coronavirus pandemic could be used to strengthen world government. Within weeks, the CCP unleashed such a pandemic. As predicted by the Event 201 team, the World Health Organization assumed a prominent role in the response. We soon learned, however, that it was basically a shill for Communist China and its “model” of totalitarian mask mandates, lockdowns and inadequately tested vaccines. The Biden administration nonetheless seems intent on greatly increasing the power of the World Health Organization to dictate responses to future pandemics. On May 22nd, votes are expected that would subordinate our national sovereignty and decision-making to the dictates of the WHO without the approval of the U.S. Senate. Will we let that happen? This is Frank Gaffney.

    Throw-down - Obama vs. Musk on Free Speech

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 1:01

    This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. Last week, former President Barack Obama declared that government needs to start regulating free speech on social media platforms because their “content management” efforts are failing to keep rhetorical “raw sewage out of the public square.” This week, billionaire Elon Musk bought one of the most influential of such platforms, Twitter, with the pledge to restore free speech – an apparent repudiation of what is not so much about managing content as it is the suppression of information and opinion politically intolerable to radical leftists like Obama. Time will tell whether these were coincidental developments or, for that matter, whether Mr. Musk will really enable freedom of expression on Twitter. What is clear already is that the fight for that fundamental liberty has never been more necessary – and the emergence of a formidable man professing to be its champion more welcome. This is Frank Gaffney.

    Obama's Fundamental Transformation of the 1st Amendment

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 1:01

    This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. The man who promised to “fundamentally transform the United States of America” is back at it. In an address at Stanford University last week, former President Barack Obama called for the government to regulate free speech. Despite describing himself as “pretty close to a First Amendment absolutist,” Mr. Obama outlined an approach whereby private sector social media's own efforts at what he euphemistically called “content management” would be regulated by governmental authorities so as to control the dissemination of “disinformation.” It's hard to overstate the menacing implications of such an arrangement for our constitutional republic. Obama characterized the exercise of free expression by a domestic political opponent as “flood[ing] the public square with…raw sewage.” Such an impetus for censorship is not a characteristic of a First Amendment absolutist, but someone absolutely determined to silence speech of which he does not approve. This is Frank Gaffney.

    ”Have You Eaten Lately?”

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 1:01

    “Have you eaten lately?” is a Chinese greeting rooted in centuries of famine, particularly under the Communist Party's misrule. It may soon become something Americans ask one another, too. After all, world food shortages are on the rise, aggravated by serious disruptions of both Russian and Ukrainian wheat exports induced by Putin's invasion. Shortfalls in imports of the ingredients needed to fertilize America's farmland are examples of the folly of relying on foreign supply chains. China has been hoarding, accumulating huge wheat and corn stockpiles. It has also been buying up large quantities of U.S. farmland and food processing plants here. Ominously, there have lately been a spate of as-yet-unexplained fires and other “accidents” reported at 12 of such plants. One thing seems certain already: All these problems can add up to acute food insecurity for millions of us.  This is Frank Gaffney. The Secure Freedom Minute - the most interesting, informative and life-saving 60 seconds of your day

    Beware ”the CCP Groomers”

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 1:01

    An online dictionary defines the term “grooming” as “when a sexual or other kind of predator sets the stage for abusing another.” Such a definition certainly applies to the gangs of Pakistani immigrants in the United Kingdom and Jeffrey Epstein who “groomed” and sexually abused underage girls. Notwithstanding a ludicrous claim by a Republican political operative named Matthew Dowd that, “If Jesus Christ was alive today, he would be called a groomer,” such a charge is not only deeply offensive to the world's Christians, it is utterly unwarranted. Retired Navy Captain James Fanell, however, has coined a new and very apt application of the term when he described as “CCP groomers” prominent Americans who are setting the stage for the Chinese Communist Party to abuse all of us by obscuring –  and enabling – its true, predatory and genocidal designs against our country.  This is Frank Gaffney. The Secure Freedom Minute - the most interesting, informative and life-saving 60 seconds of your day

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