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Trump’s Quiet Victory in Europe
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 7:17 PM

Originally posted on The American Spectator

Waller on Mueller Investigation: “This whole thing is coming apart”
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 7:14 PM

Center Vice President, Mike Waller, joins Liz Wheeler to talk about Mark Penn urging the Democrats to end the Mueller investigation.

DOOMSDAY SOCCER BALLS: IRANIAN AND NORTH KOREAN NUKES MIRROR DR. JAFAR’S IRAQI “BEACH BALL”; IRAN TELEGRAPHS INTENT
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 6:39 PM

May 23, 2018

By Alan Jones and Mary Fanning

At an April 30 news conference at Israel’s Ministry of Defense headquarters in Tel Aviv, Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu unveiled Iran’s spherical, miniaturized nuclear weapon design, an implosion device strikingly similar to “Beach Ball,” the weapon of mass destruction (WMD) masterpiece of rogue Iraqi nuclear physicist Dr. Jafar Dhia Jafar.

Spherical nuclear implosion devices such as Dr. Jafar’s “Beach Ball” are powerful nuclear bombs compact enough to be mounted on missiles.

Dr. Jafar Dhia Jafar’s Iraqi Beach Ball (Source: Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control)

Netanyahu’s AMAD Project Presentation Showcased Iran’s Nuclear Implosion Device

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu with captured “original Iranian photo of a measuring device for implosions” (Image: YouTube/Israel PM)

IMAGE: TEL AVIV – April 30, 2018 – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu presents a nuclear weapon design diagram of an Iranian implosion device (Image: YouTube/Israel PM)

Prime Minister Netanyahu’s announcement constituted a breathtaking intelligence coup that not only doomed the Obama administration’s nefarious Iran nuclear deal by proving that Iranian officials repeatedly lied when claiming that Iran did not possess a nuclear weapons program, but also revealed another stunning fact: Iran was building a spherical nuclear implosion device remarkably similar to Iraqi nuclear physicist Dr. Jafar’s signature achievement — “Beach Ball.”

Mossad’s “Mission Impossible” Operation Proves Iran Lied About its Nuclear Program, Developed Spherical Nuclear Implosion Device

Israeli Mossad intelligence operatives discovered that Iran secretly moved its AMAD Project file archives to an inconspicuous Tehran warehouse.

In a risky operation that could have come straight out of a “Mission Impossible” movie, Mossad agents captured “half a ton” of AMAD Project documents, optical discs, photos, and videos from safes inside that warehouse, right under the noses of Iranian security services.

Iranian nuclear scientists were hiding detailed designs for a nuclear implosion device and were secretly building and testing components of the spherical WMD.

That clandestine nuclear weapons program had remained hidden from public view from its inception in the late 1980s until August 2002, when the Iranian opposition group, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), exposed it in a sensational series of ongoing revelations that continues to the current day. After the NCRI revealed the existence and purpose of sites such as Natanz, Arak, and the Kalaye Electric Plant, the Iranian regime moved its illicit nuclear R&D to more secure locations, buried underground and on military bases off-limits to inspectors.

In particular after the NCRI revealed the existence of Iran’s advanced nuclear warhead R&D site at Lavizan-Shian in 2003, the Tehran regime took drastic steps to hide its nuclear weapons program, including razing Lavizan-Shian itself to the ground. Its intelligence apparatus engaged in sophisticated D & D (Denial and Deception) operations to mislead Western and especially U.S. observers to believe it had actually ended its nuclear weapons program. The AMAD Project was purportedly “shut down, and the CIA issued a highly misleading National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) in 2007 to indicate that Iran was no longer working on a nuclear weapon.

In fact, of course, the Iranian regime never stopped working on a deliverable nuclear weapon and, according to the NCRI, as reported by the the Washington Post in March 2015, continued that work right up to and through the time when the Obama administration was negotiating the Iran nuclear deal (JCPOA – Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action), that was concluded in July 2015.

Dr. Jafar’s Iraqi “Beach Ball” shares many key design characteristics, not only with the Iranian orb-shaped nuclear weapon, but also with the spherical nuclear device with which Kim Jong-un posed in photos first seen in February 2017 on North Korean television.

North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un appeared on North Korean television with what appears to be a spherical miniaturized nuclear weapon. (Image: Korean Central News Agency, Wikipedia)

A 2017 Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies report says Iranian and North Korean scientists collaborated on miniaturizing a nuclear implosion device.

North Korean scientists also collaborated with Iraqi WMD experts.  The isolated communist regime planned to build a factory near Baghdad to produce Rodong missiles capable of delivering Dr. Jafar’s nuclear “Beach Ball.”  According to The New York Times the North Koreans pulled out of the Iraq missile factory project because things was getting “too hot” as America prepared to take military action against Saddam’s brutal regime in 2003.

Iraqi WMD-Linked Jafar Family, Gulftainer, and Obama Administration Officials Ambushed U.S. National Security: The Secretly-Negotiated “Project Pelican” Port Canaveral Deal Placed Gulftainer Inside the Wire

In 2014, Florida’s Port Canaveral granted a 35-year cargo container terminal lease to Gulftainer in a secretly-negotiated deal code-named “Project Pelican.” Obama administration officials approved the Gulftainer-Port Canaveral deal through the illegal bypassing of the mandated Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) National Security Threat Analysis. That national security review includes input from 17 intelligence agencies and is required under the Foreign Investment National Security Act of 2007 (FINSA). Congress enacted FINSA following the 2006 Dubai Ports World debacle.

Port Canaveral and Gulftainer officials signed the Project Pelican deal on June 23, 2014, the same day date that they unveiled it through a surprise announcement that Gulftainer and Port Canaveral made only three months after Dr. Jafar’s nephew, Gulftainer executive Badr Jafar, visited the Obama White House on March 27, 2014, according to White House visitor logs.

The American people were ambushed. The Gulftainer-Port Canaveral deal was essentially an enemy incursion by sea.

The Iraqi Jafar family, with its history of collaboration with the brutal Saddam Hussein regime, has begun to acquire dangerous access to U.S. seaports. Any past, present, or future military adversary could not have imagined that it would be such clear sailing to infiltrate the United States of America.

Such a maritime incursion provides many strategic and tactical options and is antithetical to everything the U.S. military academies teach from ancient Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu’s timeless classic The Art of War. Great nations have defended their seaports for millennia. Those that fail to defend their ports, do so at their own peril.

Gulftainer’s access to the United States and her ports is the Trojan Horse story of the 21st century.

At the 2018 Palmetto Panel Conference at Clemson University, Clare Lopez, a 20 year career operations officer with the Central Intelligence Agency and former FBI Academy trainer who serves currently as the Vice President for Research and Analysis at the Center for Security Policy, gave a live presentation entitled “What is Gulftainer and Why Should We Care.” Gulftainer is “more immediately critical than Uranium One” and “immediately, right now, a national security threat” Lopez said.

Gulftainer’s Second US Beachhead:  Delaware’s Port of Wilmington; Ports in Oakland, Jacksonville, and Houston May be Next

The notorious Iraqi Jafar brothers, Dr. Jafar Dhia Jafar and Hamid Dhia Jafar, worked in concert to build and fund Saddam Hussein’s extensive nuclear, chemical, and biological WMD programs. Hamid Jafar is Chairman of The Crescent Group and co-owner of the container and ports management company Gulftainer, a subsidiary of The Crescent Group.

It is as if the Obama administration had searched the globe for the most dangerous WMD actors on the planet and placed them next to the crown jewel of America’s space program and her future — The Kennedy Space Center. The resulting national security breach is no different than if the Obama Administration had turned over Port Canaveral to North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un or Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei.

The Obama administration placed known nuclear terrorists inside the wire at Port Canaveral with a 35-year lease. Unless stopped soon, they will take control of Delaware’s entire Port of Wilmington through a 50-year lease.

The Obama administration, using U.S. tax dollars through a federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant, made infrastructure improvements at the Port of Wilmington ahead of the Gulftainer deal.

Gulftainer has signaled that Ports in Oakland, CA, Houston, TX and, for the second time, Jacksonville, FL are on the table as the company expands further in the United States. Gulftainer’s global footprint expanded exponentially under the Obama administration.

Rep. Duncan Hunter: “If You Want to Get a Weapon of Mass Destruction into the US…You’re Gonna Use a Cargo Container”

Frank Gaffney, Founder and President of the Center for Security Policy and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Forces and Arms Control Policy under President Reagan, interviewed Rep. Duncan D. Hunter (R-CA) on the April 26, 2018 broadcast of Secure Freedom Radio. Rep. Hunter, a U.S. Marine Corps Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran who serves as Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, stated:

“If you want to get a weapon of mass destruction into the U.S., you’re not going to walk it across the border with Mexico on your back in a giant backpack. You’re not going land with it in LAX and say here’s my weapon of mass destruction. You’re gonna use a cargo container. That’s how the bad guys will get a weapon of mass destruction into the U.S. next — is through some kind of shipping container. One of the easiest ways to have that happen is by this Gulftainer deal.”

In 2014, Rep. Hunter asked the Obama administration to conduct a CFIUS national security review of Gulftainer’s Port Canaveral deal. The Obama administration declined.

Last month, Rep. Hunter sent a letter to President Trump requesting that a hold be placed on Gulftainer’s Port of Wilmington deal until a full CFIUS national security review of Gulftainer’s U.S. port deals is completed.

Hamid Dhia Jafar’s “Oil-For-Superweapons” Scheme

The U.S. Treasury Department and three House congressional committees (Foreign Affairs, Banking, and Ways and Means) investigated oil magnate Hamid Jafar and Crescent Petroleum for plotting with the Iraqi military in a financial scheme known as “Oil for Superweapons.” The objective of that secret operation was to fund Saddam’s and Dr. Jafar’s massive WMD programs.

The Pentagon considered Iraqi Deputy Defense Minister Dr. Jafar, Saddam’s WMD mastermind and master spy who stole many nuclear secrets from the United States, so dangerous that the Pentagon placed him on the U.S. CENTCOM “BLACKLIST.” By placing him on the BLACKLIST, the U.S. government designated Dr. Jafar as an enemy combatant and legitimate military target wanted by coalition forces for capture or kill.

The Jafar brothers’ smooth sailing, from Dr. Jafars’ capture or kill status on CENTCOM BLACKLIST hit list to an Obama award of critical U.S. military infrastructure is a breathtaking national security lapse — what could possibly go wrong?

Dr. Jafar Designated his “Beach Ball” Nuclear Design the “Arab Bomb”

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein with his Deputy Defense Minister, nuclear physicist Dr. Jafar Dhia Jafar.

Beach Ball is the “Arab Bomb” that Dr. Jafar designed and that Saddam Hussein desperately wanted. “Beach Ball” was Dr. Jafar’s and Saddam’s pet project. Both men believed that “Beach Ball” was the shortest path to the respect and apocalyptic power that Saddam craved, power that both Saddam and Dr. Jafar felt was long overdue and would finally restore the pride of Iraq and the wider pan-Arab world.

Saddam would push a scale mockup of “Beach Ball” “back and forth across the ice-blue carpet of his trailer home” British journalists Shyam Bhatia and Daniel McGrory wrote in their book Brighter than the Baghdad Sun: Saddam Hussein’s Nuclear threat to the United States.

“The Missing Five Blueprints for a Nuclear Warhead”

Dr. Jafar later surrendered to U.S. military forces outside of Iraq and was subjected to extensive interrogation.  Dr. Jafar was “debriefed by C.I.A. and British intelligence agents. There were some twenty meetings, involving as many as fifteen American and British experts” Seymour Hersh reported.

Those officials wanted to know the “whereabouts of the missing five blueprints for a nuclear warhead, as well as the explosive lenses and other vital components of a nuclear bomb,” Shyam Bhatia reported in 2003.

Dr. Jafar, according to multiple accounts, attempted to outwit his interrogators by surreptitiously turning the tables on them. Hans Blix, head of U.N. weapons inspections in Iraq, reported that Dr. Jafar repeatedly tried to garner classified information from the Western interrogation team rather than give up any of his own Iraqi WMD secrets.

Beyond “Beach Ball”:  Gulftainer’s Iraqi Jafar Family Related to Persian Royalty

The Jafar brothers’ bloodlines reportedly tie them to Persian royalty,

According to late American attorney Northcutt Ely, Hamid Jafar’s Shiite family is one-time Persian royalty — part of the family that ruled over Persia from 1785-1925. Hamid’s mother was the granddaughter of Ahmad Shah Qajar, the last ruling member of the Turkic Qajar Dynasty. Hamid‘s father was supposedly the “fortieth in direct line of Succession from the Prophet.”

Ely travelled to Tehran with Hamid Jafar, whom he considered his “Arab son.”

“Whatever doubts anyone had about Hamid’s reception in Iran were quickly dispelled. He was treated by the Iranians with the deference due to a descendant of the Prophet, to be addressed as ‘Sayed’, more or less equivalent to knighthood” Ely wrote.

The connections between the Jafar brothers and Iran are not limited to the Jafars’ exiled royal family or to Iran’s miniaturized nuclear implosion “soccer ball.”

In 2014, Hamid Jafar’s Crescent Petroleum scrubbed its company website.  Crescent executives tried to hide the existence of Crescent Petroleum’s Tehran office, located on Africa Expressway. Crescent Petroleum’s Tehran branch was managed by former Iranian oil ministry official Hamid Zaheri.

Siamak Namazi:  Crescent Petroleum Executive Tied to Iran Nuclear Deal and NIAC

YAZD, IRAN — 2000 — NIAC founder Trita Parsi and the Jafars’ employee, Crescent Petroleum Director of Strategic Planning Siamak Namazi, at a temple.

Crescent Petroleum also employed another former Iranian regime official.

Hamid Jafar employed former Iranian army officer and Iranian regime housing official: Siamak Namazi. Namazi’s official position was Crescent Petroleum’s Director of Strategic Planning. In 2012, Namazi attended the World Ports and Trade Summit in Abu Dhabi, UAE alongside Gulftainer executives.

Namazi is the Iranian-American who, together with Iranian-Swedish national Trita Parsi, launched the Iranian regime’s Washington lobbying apparatus, the National Iranian American Council (NIAC).

According to official records, “NIAC President Parsi,” a power player in the Obama administration’s controversial Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), commonly known as the Iran nuclear deal, “visited the White House 33 times between 2013 and 2016” Tablet Magazine reported.

Parsi was “spotted in Switzerland engaging in conversation with the Ayatollah’s delegation” Breitbart reported in March 2015.

Parsi regularly received talking points from Namazi, according to emails obtained under court-order in a slander lawsuit. Namazi and Parsi shared those talking points with retired U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine William Green Miller.

During the 2008 presidential campaign, Ambassador Miller, according to Michael Ledeen, acted as then-Senator Barack Obama’s back channel to the Iranian mullahs, promising the Islamic regime a better deal than the Bush administration was offering. This appears to be a violation of the Logan Act in that Barack Obama was a candidate and not president-elect at the time, and therefore prohibited from conducting foreign diplomacy on behalf of the United States.

Former Crescent Petroleum Director of Strategic Planning Siamak Namazi was arrested in Iran shortly after the Iran nuclear deal was concluded in July 2015, where he remains today, beyond the reach of the FBI.

Trita Parsi was working with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, who negotiated the Iran nuclear deal with John Kerry and the Obama administration. “Zarif and NIAC’s collaboration was part of Iran’s large-scale media and PR campaign to influence public opinion in the West and counter U.S. and international pressure and consequently, to help Iran continue its nuclear program” Tablet Magazine explained.

Iraqi Jafar Brothers and Gulftainer Connected to Russia, Club-K Container Missile System

In 2010, Gulftainer entered into a joint venture with the Russian state-owned weapons conglomerate ROSTEC. ROSTEC wholly owns Russian weapons exporter ROSOBORONEXPORT.

ROSOBORONEXPORT exports the Trojan Horse Club-K Container Missile System.

FOR FURTHER READING: Russia’s Trojan Horse: The Club-K cruise missile Doomsday Box https://www.commdiginews.com/politics-2/gulftainer-joint-venture-russia-club-k-missile-95476/

Club-K units are advanced weapons systems, yet they look identical to standard 40-foot intermodal cargo containers, making them difficult to detect among the millions of cargo containers entering America through U.S. seaports every year.

America’s adversaries can move Club-K units undetected aboard trains, semi-trucks, and riverine boats, quietly prepositioning these advanced Russian cruise missile launch systems into every hamlet in America.

Dr. Joseph King, former Chief of the National Security Section at the Department of Homeland Security’s New York City office, in an exclusive interview, explained that federal agents open and physically inspect only one tenth of one percent of cargo containers entering the United States.

The Club-K Container Missile System launches Russian Kalibr cruise missiles capable of delivering biological, chemical, conventional, EMP and nuclear payloads. Adversaries can detonate Club-K units via satellite.

FOR FURTHER READING: Gulftainer, Club-K, EMP, and Russia’s Pearl Harbor 2.0 Asymmetrical War Plans

https://www.commdiginews.com/politics-2/gulftainer-club-k-em-russias-pearl-harbor-2-0-asymmetrical-war-plans-101607/

When People Say They Want To Kill You, Believe Them:  Chilling Iranian Propaganda Video Features Soccer Ball, Nuclear Reactor, Sinking of US Navy Fleet

Iranian propaganda video: A man holding a soccer ball on the beach after depiction of the Iran Air Flight 655 accidental shootdown and the depiction of the sinking of an entire US Navy Fleet, including the USS Vincennes. A nuclear reactor along the beach can be seen in the background.

In a chilling 2016 Iranian propaganda video, a boy is seen playing soccer on a beach beside a nuclear reactor. The boy chases a soccer ball into the ocean where he witnesses the accidental shoot down of Iran Air Flight 655 by the USS Vincennes. As the US Navy fleet approaches, the boy throws the soccer ball into the ocean where the viewer see the USS Vincennes and the entire US Naval fleet sunk and destroyed. The video ends with an Iranian leader holding the soccer ball while standing in front of a nuclear reactor.

United States Army Chief of Staff General Mark A. Milley

United States Army Chief of Staff General Mark A. Milley, during an October 4, 2016 speech (VIDEO), warned that “history teaches us to be careful. It’s always wise to believe foreign leaders’ declaratory policy, especially when it’s as threatening as these are, as most nations tend to telegraph their strategic intentions.”

A Fair Warning

The enemy is inside the wire.

The confluence of former President Barack Hussein Obama’s actions, Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu’s load of damning evidence, the nuclear Beach Ball, the Iran nuclear deal, NIAC, the Iraqi Jafars, Gulftainer with its illegal ports deals, and Iran’s “soccer ball” propaganda video, should resonate.

When people tell you they want to kill you, believe them.

If we are to keep America secure and to remain a sovereign nation, we must control our own ports. If we fail to control our ports, we cannot direct our own destiny.

FURTHER READING: “THE PERFECT STORM” CENTER FOR SECURITY POLICY

https://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/2017/11/13/center-occasional-paper-exposes-a-perfect-storm-of-threat-port-canaveral-container-lease-tied-to-russian-club-k-missile-system/

Copyright 2018 Alan Jones and Mary Fanning. All rights reserved.

This paper is available in PDF format here.

23 May 18 – FINAL – Doomsday Soccer Balls

Venezuela’s Sham Election
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 3:50 PM

With Diana West, Joe diGenova, Russ Dallen and Jose Cardenas

DIANA WEST, Nationally Syndicated Columnist, Blogs at DianaWest.net, Author of “Death of the Grown Up” and “American Betrayal”:

  • The intelligence community and the ‘collusion narrative’
  • The role of Brennan in Russia narrative
  • Implications of Brennan’s twitter rant

JOE diGENOVA, Founding Partner of the Washington, D.C. Law Firm of diGenova & Toensing, LLP, Former U.S. Attorney, District of Columbia, Former Chief Counsel and Staff Director of the Senate Rules Committee, Former Chief Counsel to the Senate Judiciary, Governmental Affairs and Select Intelligence Committees:

  • Susan Rice and the illegal unmasking of citizens
  • Consequences of Brennan’s recent conduct

RUSS DALLEN, President & Editor in Chief at the Latin American Herald Tribune, Head of the international investment bank, Caracas Capital Markets, Served as President of Venezuela’s “The Daily Journal”:

  • Implications of Venezuela’s scam elections
  • Is an intervention in Venezuela necessary?

JOSE CARDENAS, Associate at VisiónAméricas, Blogs at Foreign Policy Magazine’s “Shadow Government,” Served in senior positions at the State Department, National Security Council, and USAID:

  • How effective are sanctions on Maduro’s regime?
  • Upcoming elections in Colombia
  • What can we learn from Nicaragua?


With Diana West, Joe diGenova, Russ Dallen and Jose Cardenas
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 3:36 PM

DIANA WEST, Nationally Syndicated Columnist, Blogs at DianaWest.net, Author of “Death of the Grown Up” and “American Betrayal”:

    The intelligence community and the ‘collusion narrative’The role of Brennan in Russia narrativeImplications of Brennan’s twitter rant 

JOE diGENOVA, Founding Partner of the Washington, D.C. Law Firm of diGenova & Toensing, LLP, Former U.S. Attorney, District of Columbia, Former Chief Counsel and Staff Director of the Senate Rules Committee, Former Chief Counsel to the Senate Judiciary, Governmental Affairs and Select Intelligence Committees:

    Susan Rice and the illegal unmasking of citizensConsequences of Brennan’s recent conduct

RUSS DALLEN, President & Editor in Chief at the Latin American Herald Tribune, Head of the international investment bank, Caracas Capital Markets, Served as President of Venezuela’s “The Daily Journal”:

    Implications of Venezuela’s scam electionsIs an intervention in Venezuela necessary? 

JOSE CARDENAS, Associate at VisiónAméricas, Blogs at Foreign Policy Magazine’s “Shadow Government,” Served in senior positions at the State Department, National Security Council, and USAID:

    How effective are sanctions on Maduro’s regime?Upcoming elections in ColombiaWhat can we learn from Nicaragua?
Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff on freedom of speech in Europe
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 3:23 PM

Speaking at a Dallas, Texas panel hosted by the Center, Austrian activist Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff addressed freedom of speech in Europe and the perils of speaking critically about mass migration in Austria.

Is it coming to America? She notes an important difference: “You have the privilege of the Constitution, you have the privilege of the 1st Amendment.” But she warns that we still risk going down the path of Europe if we don’t act now.

 

Raheem Kassam on Sharia Law: “The trend is already in your communities”
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 2:57 PM

“Is What’s Happening in Europe Going to Happen to America, Too?” Editor-in-Chief of Breitbart London, Raheem Kassam, says we’re already on our way. Kassam, author of No Go Zones: How Sharia Law Is Coming to a Neighborhood Near You, spoke recently at a panel hosted by the Center in Dallas, Texas.

Trump Helpfully Practices the Art of the Deal
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 11:46 AM

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Visiting South Korean president Moon Jae-in must have been disappointed that the headline from his meeting yesterday with President Trump is that the latter’s planned summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un might not occur.

Ironically, that signal may actually have improved the prospects for such a summit. As with Mr. Trump’s earlier statement to the effect that he’d skip such a get-together if it wouldn’t advance North Korea’s denuclearization – and wouldn’t stay if it didn’t, the President is denying the North and South Korean leaders alike the sense that they have leverage over an American leader desperate for negotiations and a deal.

Trump’s clear readiness to deny Kim Jong-un the legitimacy, let alone the benefits, of such a summit with him will maximize the chances of a useful negotiation – and hopefully spare us the ignominy and risks of a counterproductive one.

This is Frank Gaffney.

Trump Helpfully Practices the Art of the Deal
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 11:41 AM

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Visiting South Korean president Moon Jae-in must have been disappointed that the headline from his meeting yesterday with President Trump is that the latter’s planned summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un might not occur. 

Ironically, that signal may actually have improved the prospects for such a summit. As with Mr. Trump’s earlier statement to the effect that he’d skip such a get-together if it wouldn’t advance North Korea’s denuclearization – and wouldn’t stay if it didn’t, the President is denying the North and South Korean leaders alike the sense that they have leverage over an American leader desperate for negotiations and a deal.

Trump’s clear readiness to deny Kim Jong-un the legitimacy, let alone the benefits, of such a summit with him will maximize the chances of a useful negotiation – and hopefully spare us the ignominy and risks of a counterproductive one.

This is Frank Gaffney.

The Reliability Of US Electric Grid
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 5:31 PM

With Dr. Peter Vincent Pry and Trevor Loudon

DR. PETER VINCENT PRY, Executive Director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security, Director of the U.S. Nuclear Strategy Forum, Served on the Congressional EMP Commission, the House Armed Services Committee and the CIA:

  • The reliability of our electric grid
  • Reality of EMP threat
  • Significance of high voltage transformers

(PART TWO):

  • Why haven’t we rectified vulnerability of US electric grid?
  • The utilities industry & public safety
  • EMP commission recommendations

TREVOR LOUDON, Creator of the new documentary, “The Enemies Within”, Author of “Barack Obama and the Enemies Within (2011)” and “The Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the U.S. Congress”:

  • The LRS ‘rainbow coalition’
  • Socialists in the democratic party
  • No background checks in Congress or the Senate

(PART TWO):

  • Implications of lack of background checks for some government officials
  • The importance of re-evaluating curriculum in public schools

 




With Dr. Peter Vincent Pry and Trevor Loudon
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 5:26 PM

DR. PETER VINCENT PRY, Executive Director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security, Director of the U.S. Nuclear Strategy Forum, Served on the Congressional EMP Commission, the House Armed Services Committee and the CIA:

    The reliability of our electric gridReality of EMP threatSignificance of high voltage transformers

(PART TWO):

    Why haven’t we rectified vulnerability of US electric grid?The utilities industry & public safetyEMP commission recommendations 

TREVOR LOUDON, Creator of the new documentary, “The Enemies Within”, Author of “Barack Obama and the Enemies Within (2011)” and “The Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the U.S. Congress”:

    The LRS ‘rainbow coalition’Radical leftists in the democratic partyNo background checks in Congress or the Senate

(PART TWO):

    Implications of lack of background checks for some government officialsThe importance of re-evaluating curriculum in public schools
Trump’s New Approach to Iran is a Model for North Korea, Too
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 11:41 AM

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

President Trump meets today with his South Korean counterpart to discuss the planned U.S.-North Korea summit next month.  Today’s conversation comes amidst harsh rhetoric from the North Koreans and evidence that their enabler, Communist China, is backsliding on its enforcement of sanctions on its client.

Mr. Trump’s guest will doubtless argue that he must make concessions up front.  After all, South Korea’s president Moon Jae-in has long advocated appeasement of his neighbor to the north.

Fortunately, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo laid out a very different approach yesterday with regard to North Korea’s strategic ally, Iran.  He made clear that, for negotiations to be of value they must address realistically and comprehensively the threats posed by such regimes.

President Trump deserves great credit for adopting this much-needed course-correction on Iran. Let’s apply a similarly robust approach to our no-less-dangerous foe, North Korea.

This is Frank Gaffney.

 

Trump’s New Approach to Iran is a Model for North Korea, Too
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 11:26 AM

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

President Trump meets today with his South Korean counterpart to discuss the planned U.S.-North Korea summit next month.  Today’s conversation comes amidst harsh rhetoric from the North Koreans and evidence that their enabler, Communist China, is backsliding on its enforcement of sanctions on its client.

Mr. Trump’s guest will doubtless argue that he must make concessions up front.  After all, South Korea’s president Moon Jae-in has long advocated appeasement of his neighbor to the north.

Fortunately, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo laid out a very different approach yesterday with regard to North Korea’s strategic ally, Iran.  He made clear that, for negotiations to be of value they must address realistically and comprehensively the threats posed by such regimes.

President Trump deserves great credit for adopting this much-needed course-correction on Iran. Let’s apply a similarly robust approach to our no-less-dangerous foe, North Korea.

This is Frank Gaffney.

Iran Nuke Deal an Exercise in Self-Deception
Monday, May 21, 2018 11:48 PM

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On Monday, April 30, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, publicly unveiled 100,000 secret Iranian documents, pilfered by Mossad, proving the Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action (JCPOA) is diplomatic cover for Iran’s nuclear weapons program, and should be abandoned.

Clare Lopez’s excellent study “Why Trump Must Not Re-Certify Iranian JCPOA Compliance” (Center for Security Policy, August 2017) makes a comprehensive technical-legal case Iran is violating JCPOA.

Critics of JCPOA are not surprised by Iran’s cheating on the nuclear deal.

Iran is doubly disposed to cheat on JCPOA as a totalitarian state and as a matter of religious obligation. The Islamic principle of “taqiyyah” justifies deceiving infidels to gain advantage in the global jihad.

For example, a military textbook Passive Defense by the Army of the Islamic Republic of Iran (Martyr Lt. General Sayad Shirazi Center for Education and Research, Tehran: 2010) all but declares Iran’s intention to lie and cheat in order to get nuclear weapons.

Passive Defense claims Iran has practiced military deception for 32 centuries, “The use of deception in war is as ancient as armed conflict itself . . . With the Greek occupation of Troy . . . the first recorded war in history took place, and the famous story of the Trojan horse also happens to be the first recorded example of deception in war. Numerous such examples may be found in the 3,200 years of the country’s military history.”

Even the title of the Iranian Army military textbook “Passive Defense” is deceptive, as it defines “passive defense” as acquisition of “nuclear capability” that could guarantee “complete destruction of the opponent.”

“Passive Defense” advocates adopting Russia’s revolutionary military strategy of “Six Generation Warfare” that would achieve a quick and decisive victory by attacking the U.S. technological Achilles Heel — the national electric grid and electronic systems that support critical infrastructures — by a variety of means, but especially nuclear electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack:

“As a result of not having the other destructive effects that nuclear weapons possess, among them the loss of human life, weapons derived from electromagnetic pulses have attracted attention with regard to their use in future wars. The superficiality of secondary damage sustained, as well as the avoidance of unnecessary human casualties, serves as motivation to transform this technology into an advanced and useful weapon in modern warfare.”

“Passive Defense” describes at length, and with adulation, the history of Russian cheating on nuclear arms control treaties. One can almost hear Iran’s laughing Russian mentors, regaling their Iranian hosts, perhaps in a conference room at Iran’s Bushehr Nuclear Reactor, with stories about how Moscow successfully cheated on treaties and concealed their nuclear strength from the stupid Americans.

According to Iran’s military textbook “Passive Defense”:

  • “In 1968, the Russians established a special program called maskirovka to coordinate their deceit and trickery program in the Army Chief Command and managing and implementing the satellite deception program . . . Ogarkov followed the deceit program studiously…Some of the methods and techniques of satellite deceit . . . include . . . Creation of artificial and deceptive roads and missile stations.”
  • “The Russians dug large coastal tunnels in order to hide over twenty nuclear submarines from the eyes of Western satellites.”
  • “Submarine . . . covers were used to camouflage Delta class submarines in order to throw the West off with regard to the real numbers in terms of submarines and ballistic missiles in their arsenal.”
  • “In 1970, one of Russia’s…satellites took images of a special operation, which showed off their ability to hide their SS-16 missiles and SS-20 from detection. Russian authorities explained the purpose of this action was to . . . make any necessary corrections . . . with the intent to deceive the enemy.”
  • “It was discovered in 1984 that Russia had completed construction on four large tunnels, each of which could hide the largest submarine. The tunnels were dug along the coast and at sea level, and were capable of hiding the monstrous Typhoon submarine, which was 557 feet long.”
  • “Deceit Strategy Command tried to mislead America’s Central Intelligence Agency about the preciseness of the ICBM and SS-19 missiles by creating explosion trenches…brought about by the collision [impact] of warheads and digging false explosive openings [craters] in the ground in locations farther away from the target.  . . . in order to mislead American experts and analysts in their evaluation of the precision of SS-19 missiles, so they would think the missiles were not very precise.”
  • “The Russians tried to hide two other kinds of missiles; SS-24 with ten warheads and SS-25, which had been significantly hidden from satellites due to aggressive camouflage and the capability to place its launch pad on rails and hiding it in . . . tunnels and night tests.”

Still think Iran is not cheating on the JCPOA?

If so, then Iran’s masters of deceit know us better than we know ourselves. According to their military textbook “Passive Defense,” “The key point here is that deception can be more effective when used on the basis of the opponents’ known theories. The German philosopher Goethe is famous for saying, ‘We are never deceived, we deceive ourselves.’ This statement is more than a philosophical truth. We can call it a guide to designing and planning deception and a warning to those who do not want to be deceived.”

Exactly.

 

Time for an Intervention in Venezuela
Monday, May 21, 2018 11:37 AM

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. 

To hear Nicolas Maduro tell it, his dictatorship has been “reelected” to continue its devastating misrule of Venezuela.  That took some doing in the face of his catastrophic bankrupting of a once-prosperous country with the world’s largest oil reserves.

Mass starvation proved to be a pretty effective technique for suppressing the vote, however.  So were: jailing opposition candidates, vote rigging, regime dominance of the media, forcing millions into exile, bribing some voters and intimidating many others.  

The United States and others may impose still more sanctions on Maduro and his cronies.  But let’s face it.  The sheer magnitude of the crisis they have created in Venezuela requires an intervention by the Western hemisphere’s free nations – hopefully with the help of Venezuelan military personnel who love their country and want to end its suffering, not be party to, or responsible for, its perpetuation.

This is Frank Gaffney.

With Adm. James ‘Ace’ Lyons, Bill Gertz and Nik Kowsar
Friday, May 18, 2018 5:12 PM

ADM. JAMES ‘ACE’ LYONS, Former Commander in chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, Served as Senior U.S. Military Representative to the United Nationas, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations from 1983-1985:

    China’s emerging military powerHow to counter Beijing’s objective to dominate seaGeo-strategic implications of South China Sea 

(PART TWO):

    Importance of improving Taiwan’s military capabilitiesThe militarization of spaceProspects for US-NK upcoming talks

BILL GERTZ, Senior editor at the Washington Free Beacon, Inside the Ring columnist at the Washington Times, Author of iWar: War and Peace in the Information Age (2016):

    House Intelligence Committee’s hearing on threat from ChinaWhat are the top tier threats the US faces?Captain Fannell’s critical warning for America

NIK KOWSAR, Iranian-Canadian cartoonist, blogger and journalist living in D.C., Arrested in 2000 for a cartoon and spent 6 days at the Evin Prison in Tehran, Editor of Khodnevis, a citizen journal platform:

    Comparing Iranian regime to Star Wars sagaHow wide spread is Iranian rebellion currently?Why targeted sanctions work
RIP Richard Pipes, Hero of the Cold War
Friday, May 18, 2018 11:30 AM

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. 

Ronald Reagan trenchantly warned that “every generation faces an existential threat to freedom.” Yesterday, America lost Richard Pipes, a man who played an outsized, yet largely unsung, role in helping President Reagan defeat that threat in his time: Soviet Communism. 

Professor Pipes was the world’s foremost historian of Russia, before, during and after Vladimir Lenin and his Bolshevik revolutionaries conquered that country.  He was also a driving force behind the Committee on the Present Danger and “Team B,” two groups that helped Mr. Reagan conceive and then execute a strategy for liberating Russians and the world of the Soviet blight.

A hearing in the House Intelligence Committee yesterday underscored the need for a similar strategy and effort to counter our time’s Communist threat to freedom: China.  It will be inspired by the leadership and success of Dr. Richard Pipes.

This is Frank Gaffney. 

With Soeren Kern
Thursday, May 17, 2018 2:19 PM

SOEREN KERN, Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Gatestone Institute, Senior Analyst for Transatlantic Relations at the Madrid based Grupo de Estudios Estrategicos (Strategic Studies Group), Contributing Analyst for Jane’s Information Group on Basque and Islamic terrorism in Spain:

    US- Europe division post WWIIImplications of the migration influx in EuropeMulti-culturalism vs. nationalism

(PART TWO):

    Consequences of German policy makers appeasing new migrantsSharia blasphemy restrictions in Europe 

(PART THREE):

    How widespread is the phenomenon of ‘no-go zones’ in Europe?Dangers of Sharia law

(PART FOUR):

    The Organization of Islamic Cooperation and free speechImplications of UN Human rights Council Resolution 1618Differentiating immigration vs. mass migration 
Trade War? What About China’s ‘Unrestricted Warfare’ Against Us?
Thursday, May 17, 2018 11:57 AM

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Amidst acrimonious U.S.-China trade talks in Washington today, the House Intelligence Committee will begin a series of hearings examining evidence of Communist China’s growing capacity to inflict mortal harm on this country and its interests – and Beijing’s intention to do so. 

Testimony today will focus on the extraordinary military build-up that is inexorably transforming China into a superpower in every sense of the word, capable of projecting power worldwide.

Future hearings are expected to examine how, even before Beijing has achieved such might, it is using a variety of non-military techniques – including influence operations, espionage, economic warfare, cyber attacks, overseas base construction and space control – to wage unrestricted warfare against us. 

Let’s hope the record House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes develops will spur us to adopt appropriate policy and programmatic actions to counter this Chinese threat before it’s too late.

This is Frank Gaffney.

With Liz Yore, Raheem Kassam, Dr. Lawrence Sellin and Joe Connor
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 3:43 PM

LIZ YORE, Attorney and International Child Rights Advocate, Head of End FGM Today:

    Female genital mutilation in the USHow to best combat FGMThe End FMG Today campaign

RAHEEM KASSAM, Editor in Chief of Breitbart News London, Shillman-Ginsburg Writing Fellow at the Middle East Forum, Senior Distinguished Fellow at the Gatestone Institute, Former Chief Advisor to UK Independence Party Leader Nigel Farrage, Author of No Go Zones: How Shariah Law is Coming to a Neighborhood Near You:

    The reality of ‘No Go Zones’ in Europe and the USConsequences of migrant influx in UK

DR. LAWRENCE SELLIN, Author of Restoring the Republic: Arguments for a Second American Revolution, Retired Colonel with 29 years of service in the US Army Reserve, Veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq:

    Noor Sharif on Mumbai attackChina’s plans for naval base in PakistanWhat is Beijing’s long game for Korea?

JOE CONNOR, Co-Author of “Shattered Lives: Overcoming the Fraunces Tavern Terror”:

    How some politicians use terror to further agendasThe politicization of the FBI
Kim Jong-un’s Mask Slips, Exposing His Puppet-Master’s Hand
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 11:32 AM

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. 

North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un has begun throwing tantrums about the terms of his planned summit with President Donald Trump and the complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula it’s supposed to advance.  Supposedly, he’s upset at joint U.S.-South Korea military exercises and National Security Advisor John Bolton.

The real reason the mask of Kim’s charm offensive is slipping surely has more to do with the orders this puppet has received from his master, Communist China’s dictator Xi Jinping. If not before, certainly from now on, Xi’s interest in perpetuating the threat posed to us by his client will determine what, if anything, comes of U.S.-North Korean negotiations.

If that’s the case, there is no point to our legitimating Kim Jong-un – let alone propping up his horrifically repressive regime.  And we are far better off knowing that now than discovering it later.

This is Frank Gaffney.

With Ambassador Yoram Ettinger
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 6:16 PM

AMB. YORAM ETTINGER, Former Minister for Congressional Affairs at Israel’s Embassy in D.C., Consultant to Israeli and U.S. Legislators:

    The opening of US Embassy in JerusalemCurrent state of US-Israeli relationsWhat does the Middle East peace process look like? 

(PART TWO):

    Significance of recent Saudi-Israeli cooperationImplications of Hamas led protests in GazaSharia supremacists and the call for the destruction of Israel

(PART THREE):

    History of Middle east peace initiativesWhat is Erdogan’s new ‘red line?’

(PART FOUR):

    Netanyahu’s uncovering of Iranian nuclear archivesImportance of Trump withdrawing US from JCPOA
So Who Got the Mullahs’ Bribes?
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 11:27 AM

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. 

An Iranian government official has reportedly threatened to disclose which Western officials were bribed to achieve the fraudulent Obamabomb deal from which President Trump has wisely withdrawn the United States. Please do it.

Given the magnitude of the capitulation the West engaged in to get what former Secretary of State John Kerry once admitted was just a “political understanding,” it certainly is plausible that corruption was at work. That theory is only enhanced by the fact that $1.7 billion of the $150 billion that was given to Iran as part of this accord was surreptitiously paid in pallets of cash. 

It would be terrific if the mullahs would confirm whose palms they greased to secure a deal that not only gave them this windfall, but that actually gave Iran a legal path to the Bomb.

This is Frank Gaffney.

With Diana West, Suzanne Scholte, Gordon Chang and Kevin Freeman
Monday, May 14, 2018 4:06 PM

DIANA WEST, Nationally Syndicated Columnist, Blogs at DianaWest.net, Author of “Death of the Grown Up” and “American Betrayal”:

    Strong week for foreign policySignificance of Jerusalem embassy move

SUZANNE SCHOLTE, President of the Defense Forum Foundation,Chairman of the North Korea Freedom Coalition:

    Consequences of S.K.’s Sunshine Policy 2.0How Kim Jung Un justifies his nuclear program

GORDON CHANG, Forbes.com Columnist, World Affairs Journal Blogger, the Daily Beast Contributor, Author of “The Coming Collapse of China” and “Nuclear Showdown; North Korea Takes on the World:”

    Is China trying to sabotage US-NK talks?Why is Trump is concerned with Chinese workers?

KEVIN FREEMAN, Senior Fellow at Center for Security Policy, Author of “Game Plan: How to Protect Yourself from the Coming Cyber-Economic Attack,” Author of “Secret Weapon: How Economic Terrorism Brought Down the U.S. Stock Market and Why It Can Happen Again,” Founder of Globaleconomiwarfare.com:

    Trump extends lifeline on sanctioned tech company ZTEImplications of rising oil prices
Embassy Jerusalem!
Monday, May 14, 2018 11:34 AM

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Hallelujah! President Trump has fulfilled his campaign promise to move the U.S. embassy to the capital of the State of Israel, Jerusalem.  He has thereby distinguished himself from his three predecessors, who campaigned on the same promise but, once in office, reneged.  

Mr. Trump has not only brought U.S. policy into alignment with the practice worldwide of locating our embassies in the host nation’s capital. He also called the bluff of Palestinians and others who warned of dire consequences if that were done in Jerusalem. 

Mideast expert Daniel Pipes has long argued that the Palestinians must come to terms with the reality of their defeat at Israel’s hands if there is to be a real peace between the two parties to the Mideast’s most intractable conflict.  The embassy move should, therefore, be seen as an inducement – not an impediment – to such a reconciliation. 

This is Frank Gaffney.

With Matthew Brodsky, Bill Gertz, Daniel Horowitz and David Goldman
Friday, May 11, 2018 4:55 PM

MATTHEW BRODSKY, Senior Fellow, Security Studies Group, Senior Analyst in Wikistrat’s Analytic Community, Former Director of Policy for the Jewish Policy Center for Security Policy:

    Trump withdraws US from JCPOAWhat is next for Iran?Potential region conflict between Israel & Iran?

BILL GERTZ, Senior editor at the Washington Free Beacon, Inside the Ring columnist at the Washington Times, Author of iWar: War and Peace in the Information Age (2016):

    Major threats we face from IranAdvanced Chinese weapons programConcerns about Gina Haspel’s nomination

DANIEL HOROWITZ, Senior Editor at The Conservative Review, Author of “The Conservative Consciousness with Daniel Horowitz ,” Former Policy Director for the Madison Project:

    Implications of a decriminalization agendaUpdates on the Honduras caravanHow Venezuela poses a major security threat

DAVID GOLDMAN, Author of How Civilizations Die, Best known for his series of essays in the Asia Times under the pseudonym Spengler:

    The state of Russian-US relationsThe significance of Putin halting weapons sales to SyriaTurkey drowning in foreign currency debt
The Trouble with Gina
Friday, May 11, 2018 11:38 AM

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute. 

President Trump has been persuaded that Gina Haspel should be the Central Intelligence Agency’s next Director.  Curiously, she is being strongly recommended for that job by men who have used the CIA and/or other elements of the intelligence community as Deep State weapons to try to destroy him, his campaign and his administration.

Perhaps that’s because Ms. Haspel helped one of them, Obama’s Director John Brennan, dismantle America’s human intelligence capabilities. Or perhaps they knew about her what the rest of us only learned during a Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday:  The nominee testified that she would disobey a direct and lawful order from the President in the service of a “higher moral authority.” 

President Trump has tried entrusting national security organizations to insubordinate subordinates.  It’s proven to be a debilitating mistake, one that should not be repeated now at the CIA. 

This is Frank Gaffney.

With Clare Lopez and Tom Trento
Thursday, May 10, 2018 3:35 PM

CLARE LOPEZ, Vice President for Research & Analysis at the Center for Security Policy, Former CIA Clandestine Officer:

    Israel and Iran exchange fireIsraeli response to US withdrawal from JCPOAProspects of liberation of Iranian people 

CLARE LOPEZ & TOM TRENTO, Vice President for Research & Analysis at the Center for Security Policy, Former CIA Clandestine Officer, & Founder and Director of United West:

    Dangers of Hezbollah cells in the USRecent election in LebanonNorth Korean-Iranian joint venture?
Kim Jong-un’s Freeing Christians Must Lead to an End to their Persecution
Thursday, May 10, 2018 12:38 PM

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute, 

The President, his wife and vice president took the extraordinary step of welcoming home at 2:00 a.m. three American citizens held hostage by North Korea’s dictator.  Their freeing is a welcome prelude to an upcoming meeting between Mr. Trump and that dictator, Kim Jong-un. Let’s hope it signals Kim’s readiness to make other concessions resulting in his country’s denuclearization.

Kim must also be pressed to stop his regime’s brutal oppression, particularly of those like the three hostages, who are Christians. Open Doors says followers of Christ in North Korea are the planet’s most heavily persecuted. They dare to believe in a God whose name is not Kim Jong-un.

A Trump administration that champions the world’s persecuted Christians must address the reality that a nation that treats its own people so brutally is unlikely to pose no threat to ours.

This is Frank Gaffney.

With Diana West, Ken Timmerman, Mark Langfan and Dr. Mark Scneider
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 8:05 PM

DIANA WEST, Nationally Syndicated Columnist, Blogs at DianaWest.net, Author of “Death of the Grown Up” and “American Betrayal”:

    Trump fulfills campaign promise on IranThe bicentennial of Marx’s birth

KEN TIMMERMAN, President and CEO of the Foundation for Democracy in Iran, Author of Deception: The Making of the YouTube Video Hillary and Obama Blamed for Benghazi, Author of Dark Forces: The Truth About What Happened in Benghazi:

    Trump withdraws US from JCPOAThe European’s role in Iran going forwardImplications of recent election in Lebanon

MARK LANGFAN, Creator of a topographic raised-relief map system of Israel, Chairman of Americans for a Safe Israel (AFSI):

    What comes next for Iran?The significance of Kurds in SyriaProspects of Israeli-Iranian war

DR. MARK SCHNEIDER, Senior Analyst with the National Institute for Public Policy, Longtime career in the Office of the Secretary of Defense:

    The practice of arms controlHistory of Russia violating arms control agreements