Douglas Murray, Director of the Centre for Social Cohesion, joins Frank to discuss the massacre in Norway and warns against those who may use the tragedy for political motivations. Murray cites the division between the urging to not jump to conclusions when an attacker cries “Allahu Akbar,” versus immediately asking “Why did Sarah Palin do it?” when Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot. Murray sees parallels to the shooting in Tucson, Arizona, as he understands Anders Behring Breivik to be a lone wolf with an “entirely insane view,” and fears the attack in Olso will bring more calls for censorship in Europe, much like Tucson brought cries for “civility,” in America. Next, Cynthia Ayers, Vice President of EMPact America, discusses how our electric grid is vulnerable to an Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) event, either naturally from a geo-magnetic storm or by an attack from our adversaries. Ayers’ warns that a high altitude blast could devastate the electric grid, knocking the U.S. back to the technology of the 1800s, leading to massive casualties. With the recent news of China’s development of an EMP weapon, as well as being overdue for a geo-magnetic storm, Ayers encourages the passing of the SHIELD act in congress to protect the grid. Jeremy Rabkin, Professor of Law at George Mason University, then joins Frank for a special sovereignty watch. The author of Law without Nations?: Why Constitutional Government Requires Sovereign States, expresses his concerns for the Administration’s acts of lawlessness from potentially invoking the 14th amendment as a means to raise the debt ceiling, to abandoning the enforcement of the Defense of Marriage Act. He also talks about the situation in Libya, where there is no precedent for a four-month long military action without congressional approval. Rabkin asserts the rationale for the unilateral action: “It doesn’t matter if this is not consistent with our Constitution; it’s consistent with somebody’s.” Finally, Gordon Chang, our resident China expert, sheds light on what Asians generally believe about the debt ceiling debate and whether or not the U.S. will default. Chang, of Forbes.com, also explains how North Korea wants to restore the six-party talks, and why the U.S. would be foolish to do so.
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Congressman Francisco Canseco, of the 23rd district of Texas, joins Frank to discuss the concerns of cross border violence with Mexico. Canseco, who represents 800 miles of the border, explains the parallel universe between the Administration’s claim the border is more secure than ever, and its own Homeland Security and FBI agencies admission that they have no way of measuring cross border violence. Next, Bill Gertz, “Inside the Ring” columnist for the Washington Times, explains the Obama’s Administration’s imminent concession to Russia on missile defense and a shift in strategy for Deputy National Security Advisor John Brennan to smaller scale operations. Then, Dr. Jeremy Rabkin, George Mason School of Law Professor, discusses the confusion due to the lack of congressional authorization in the war in Libya. Rabkin finds the President’s definition of war disturbing, which labels anything short of ground troops a mere “kinetic military action.” Finally, Sen. Mark Kirk, of Illinois, elaborates on the situation that would bring the Russians into the U.S. missile defense program and a new proposal that would base radar defense in unstable and Iran-leaning Turkey rather than in the Czech Republic, a strong NATO ally. Sen. Kirk also discusses the myriad of reasons why trying terrorist suspects like Ahmed Abdulkadir Warsame in civilian courts is a bad idea.
Sara Cater discusses Pakistan in the aftermath of the release of Raymond Davis. Next, Monica Crowley discusses CAIR and the Muslim Brotherhood’s threats of Sharia and how China will try to increase their power in the region by taking advantage of the current crisis in Japan. Then, Jeremy Rabkin, author of “Law Without Nations,” discusses Secretary Clinton’s press release trying to excuse the president from taking action against Libya because the US needs international permission and how the Obama Administration has decided to release the internet to work on its own without government regulation. Finally, Andy McCarthy, author of “Grand Jihad,” gives his insights on the brutal massacre of an Israeli family. All that and more on this St. Patrick’s Day edition of Secure Freedom Radio.
On today's edition of Secure Freedom Radio with Frank Gaffney, Jeremy Rabkin will be discussing the International Criminal Court, focusing on the prosecution of a Sudan leader and its implications for future prosecutions. Next counterterrorism expert, Patrick Poole, will be joining us to discuss our Team B 2 Report and the criticisms it has been receiving. Finally,we will hear from Congressman Trent Franks upon his return from a conference in London on electromagnetic pulse.
Frank begins by speaking out against the Ground Zero mosque and how allowing its construction would be a travesty. Later, Congressman Pete Hoekstra starts by discussing the recently published articles in The Washington Post that divulge sensitive information to our enemies. He also weighs in on the Director of National Intelligence nominee James Clapper and what challenges he could potentially face if confirmed. Then, lawfare expert Jeremy Rabkin sheds light on attempts by the International Criminal Court to be able to define what is and is not “aggression” – something that would spell disaster in trying to fight terrorism. Finally, Diana West speaks about the Sharia in the United States, citing the approval of a mosque at Ground Zero as a testament to its infiltration.