As detailed in a new article released by the Associated Press, the New York Police Department is partnering with the CIA to move covertly into Muslim areas. This united front between local law enforcement and a major government intelligence agency, is being used as a form of monitoring dangerous activity in an effort to rake out pre-violence in religious extremist communities in and around New York City. While some believe that this method of intelligence collection is illegal, others think that it is simply enlisting partners in the fight against violent extremism in the United States. In a very moving monologue, Frank expresses his feelings on the article, as well as his disapproval of Hillary Clinton’s appeasement of the Organization of the Islamic Conference. A study by the Department of Homeland Security entitled “Empowering Local Partners to Prevent Extremism,” just reinforces his suspicions about the growing threat of homegrown terrorism. Additionally, He cites how it is important for the country to model their counterterrorist strategies after the NYPD.
President of the US Business and Industry Council, Kevin Kearns joins Secure Freedom Radio to discuss the current “American Invents Act,” which will change over two hundred and twenty years of innovation in the United States. “It is throwing out Article 1, Section 8, Clause 8 of the US Constitution,” says Kearns who believes that the act is merely a method of protecting the interests of big businesses. Kearns argues that multi-national corporations who wish to harmonize American standards with the European system are ramming the patent reform bill through Congress. The major change in the bill is eliminating the “first to invent” clause that has been in practice since the 1790 Patent Act. This system not only established who was the first to invent a system, but also gave them the exclusive right to the invention itself. This is the true end of American invention as we know it, believes Kearns.
Next, Fouad Ajami of Stanford University’s Hoover Institution shares his enthusiasm for the revolution in Libya and how his hope is boundless for the Libyan people. He expresses his joy that the so-called “big time terrorist who hijacked the Libyan country” Qaddafi is finally a hunted man. The Libyan people have shed themselves of the cruelty of this man and of the thievery of his sons. Ajami reminds us; however, that the Arab people made these despots and are now trying to cleanse themselves of the leaders whose names they used to chant in the streets. These are merely “rebellions of shame” says Ajami. His criticism of the past Libyan leadership was short lived, as his hope for the new Libya soon consumed any doubt. He believes that the new Libya will have an easier time to adapt to a new regime, as it has many favorable neighbors. Lastly, Fouad Ajami offers a quick comment on the terrible situation unfolding in Syria.
Regular guest here at Secure Freedom Radio and National Security Editor for the Washington Times, Bill Gertz concludes today’s show talking about the Pentagon report on the military build-up occurring in China. Gertz warns Frank of the threat posed by the Chinese military’s progress in modernizing their forces. He believes that they will become a true regional force by 2020. This situation is even direr given that the US is facing defense cuts. The current administration is filling key China posts with appeasers who believe that China is a strategic partner with the US. This logic is flawed, says Gertz, because China will never be a strategic partner of the US.