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Frank J. Gaffney Jr.

Frank J. Gaffney Jr.

Frank J. Gaffney Jr. is president of the Center for Security Policy (SecureFreedom.org), a columnist for The Washington Times and host of Secure Freedom Radio, heard in Washington weeknights at 9 p.m. on 1260 AM.

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A couple comes to pay respects at the place where Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic Russian opposition leader and sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 near the Kremlin, in Moscow, Russia, Monday, March 2, 2015.  The investigation into the killing of Boris Nemtsov, a fierce critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin who was gunned down not far from the Kremlin, faced conflicting reports Monday about possible surveillance footage of his slaying. Words on a portrait of Boris Nemtsov reading 'Fight!' (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Boris Nemtsov's death no accident, comrade

The assassination outside the Kremlin last week of Vladimir Putin's most prominent and effective critic was, as the communists used to say, "no accident, comrade." Boris Nemtsov was reportedly about to disclose proof that the Putin regime was engineering the violence in Ukraine. Published March 2, 2015

FILE - This undated image shows a frame from a video released Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, by Islamic State militants that purports to show the militant who beheaded of taxi driver Alan Henning . A British-accented militant who has appeared in beheading videos released by the Islamic State group in Syria over the past few months bears "striking similarities" to a man who grew up in London, a Muslim lobbying group said Thursday Feb. 26, 2015. Mohammed Emwazi has been identified by news organizations as the masked militant more commonly known as "Jihadi John." London-based CAGE, which works with Muslims in conflict with British intelligence services, said Thursday its research director, Asim Qureshi, saw strong similarities, but because the hood worn by the militant, "there was no way he could be 100 percent certain."  (AP Photo)

Meet the global jihad

Mohamed Emwazi's personal story is but the latest refutation of the official meme that only certain jihadist groups and their disaffected, impoverished recruits pose a threat. Published February 27, 2015

Rep. Andre Carson, D-Ind., speaks in Indianapolis in this Nov. 6, 2012, file photo. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

The Muslim Brotherhood's friend in Congress

Tuesday, the Center for Security Policy released a dossier showing that Rep. Andre Carson, Democrat of Indiana, has long been personally associated with individuals and organizations tied to the Muslim Brotherhood. Published February 25, 2015

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker John A. Boehner have tussled with their right flank over how best to advance a conservative agenda at the Capitol. (Associated Press)

Don't go wobbly on amnesty

Twenty-five years ago, then-British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher warned her American counterpart, "This is no time to go wobbly, George," when it came to dealing forcefully with aggression by Saddam Hussein. The same should now be said to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Published February 24, 2015

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson speaks about the agency's budget and cybersecurity at the Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee session during the  National Governors Association Winter Meeting in Washington, Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015. Several Republican governors are urging GOP congressional leaders to stand firm next week in opposing legislation funding the Department of Homeland Security if it doesn't also overturn President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Hold the line on defunding Obama's overreach

This week, legislators will demonstrate whether they are going to fulfill their oath of office to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States." Or whether they will be complicit in Barack Obama's serial violations of his. Published February 23, 2015

President Barack Obama speaks at the Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Summit, Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, at the State Department in Washington. The White House is conveying a three-day summit to bring together local, federal, and international leaders to discuss steps the US and its partners can tak(...)

Who's lying about Islamic supremacism?

President Obama on Wednesday said “it is a lie” when leaders of the Islamic State and al Qaeda describe themselves as “holy warriors in defense of Islam.” Published February 19, 2015

Melding in: Vice President Joseph R. Biden opened the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism by saying, "We are a nation of immigrants, and our strength is that we are a melting pot." (Associated Press)

Obama's legacy is more jihad

The backdrop for today’s White House “Countering Violent Extremism Summit” will be the latest outrage by the Islamic State – its mass immolation of 45 captured Kurdish soldiers. Published February 18, 2015

Policemen stand by U.S. Embassy vehicles, two in the foreground, while patrolling at the parking lot of the Sanaa international airport in Sanaa, Yemen, Friday, Feb. 13, 2015. Houthi rebels seized about 20 vehicles left by U.S. diplomats and Marines at Sanaa's airport, officials said. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

Spare us anymore of Obama's successes

This week, Iranian proxies completed their take-over of the capital of one of the world's most strategically placed countries: Yemen Published February 13, 2015

Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures as he speaks to the media after the peace talks in Minsk, Belarus, Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday emerged from marathon Ukraine peace talks by announcing a new cease-fire deal, but questions remained whether Ukraine and the pro-Russian rebels have agreed on its terms.(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, pool)

Don't count on Putin to cease fire in Ukraine

Color me skeptical. We are told that four nations have just reached an agreement to effect a new cease-fire in the war Russia is now overtly waging against Ukraine. Published February 12, 2015

In this May 30, 2013, photo, Kayla Mueller is shown after speaking to a group in Prescott, Ariz.  The parents of an American woman held by Islamic State militants say they have been notified of her death. Carl and Marsha Mueller, the parents of Kayla Jean Mueller, released a statement on Tuesday saying they have been told that she has died. The White House also issued a statement confirming her death.The Islamic State group said Friday that the 26-year-old Mueller from Prescott, Arizona, died in a Jordanian airstrike. (AP Photo/The Daily Courier, Matt Hinshaw) MANDATORY CREDIT

The 'Defeat Jihad Summit'

Wednesday, something truly remarkable is going to happen in Washington: An international summit will clearly and honestly expose the growing danger posed by Islamic supremacism, global jihad and the ideology that animates them, shariah. Published February 10, 2015

President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel walk in together to begin their joint news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington,  Monday, Feb. 9, 2015. The leaders were expected to discuss the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, and arming Ukrainian fighters to wage a more effective battle against Russian-backed separatists. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

What is Merkel telling Putin?

When German Chancellor Angela Merkel last came to the White House, she was furious over revelations by an NSA turncoat that U.S. intelligence was listening to her phone calls. President Obama promised it wouldn't happen again. Published February 9, 2015

National Security Adviser Susan Rice is expected Friday to announce another strategy to defeat global jihadists. (Associated Press)

Obama has yet another ‘strategy’

Groucho Marx once said, "Those are my principles, and if you don't like them ... well, I have others." That seems to be Barack Obama's stance with respect to how to "degrade and defeat" terrorists like the murderous Islamic State. Published February 5, 2015

Safi al-Kaseasbeh, right, father of slain Jordanian pilot, Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh receives condolences from tribal leaders at the Kaseasbeh tribe's gathering divan at their home village of Ai, near Karak, Jordan, Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015. Jordan executed two al-Qaida prisoners before dawn Wednesday, just hours after an online video purported to show Islamic State group militants burning a captured Jordanian pilot to death in a cage. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

'Good Muslims?'

Another day, another act of unimaginable barbarity by jihadists videotaped and disseminated to all of us. Tuesday, it was the Islamic State burning to death a captured Jordanian pilot. Published February 4, 2015

Russian President Vladimir Putin's Strategy Chess Bear (Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times)

It's not enough to arm Ukraine

Some former U.S. officials this week have recognized an ugly reality: Russia is intensifying its invasion of Ukraine. Their solution is to provide Ukrainians with defensive weapons needed to increase the costs of such aggression to Vladimir Putin. Published February 3, 2015

President Barack Obama, left, Vice President Joe Biden, center, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey applaud outgoing Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel during a celebration in honor of Mr. Hagel's service, on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, in Fort Myer, Va. Mr. Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and top military brass praised Mr. Hagel at a farewell ceremony at Joint Base Fort Myer-Henderson Hall. Mr. Obama said the country is grateful for military progress on Hagel's watch.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Gen. Dempsey's Saudiphilic essay contest

The current chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey, has turned the position into one of chief uniformed cheerleader for and enabler of President Obama's disastrous national security policies. Published January 30, 2015

The Obama Administration Iran Nuclear Policy (Illustration by Michael Ramirez for Creators Syndicate)

Obama's 'Big Lie' on Iran

Totalitarians have long employed "the Big Lie" to obscure reality and mislead their publics. They just repeat a falsehood often and authoritatively enough, and most people will eventually come to believe it's true. Published January 29, 2015

New Bedford firefighter Lt. Eric Hartford tries to dig out an ambulance carrying a patient en route to St. Lukes Hospital in New Bedford, Mass., on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, as the region digs itself out of the snow storm that covered the area. The nor'easter was predicted to continue to pound Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine with snow and wind through Tuesday. Total accumulation was expected to reach or exceed two feet in most of Massachusetts, potentially making it one of the top snowstorms of all time. (AP Photo/The Standard-Times, Peter Pereira)

Wake-up call from superstorm Juno

Across the Northeastern United States, life has come to a standstill as a result of Super Storm Juno. In due course, those affected will dig out and get back to everyday activities. Published January 27, 2015