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Countering Violent Extremism with Extremists

President Obama's strategy for dealing with Islamist terrorists is to refuse to call them Islamists and invite their friends and enablers to help him hide the fact. So it is unsurprising that the Countering Violent Extremism Summit this Wednesday 18 Feb, in DC will be a festival celebrating the randomness of man-caused disasters and workplace violence with root causes of poverty, inequality and oppression and all the usual suspects like the Muslim Brotherhood & CAIR will be there advising him. Well at least they HAVE a strategy, right? 


Free Fire Zone- Defeat Jihad Summit highlights

The Center for Security Policy hosted the Defeat Jihad Summit last Wed. in DC as an antidote and hopeful cure to Obama's No-Strategy to fight ISIS and his Willful Blindness to the real dangers of the Global Jihad Movement.

Participants included Sen. Ted Cruz, Gov. Bobby Jindal, Rep Steve King, Rep. Mike Pompeo, Rep. Scott Perry, Newt Gingrich, Andy McCarthy, Michael Mukasey, Lord Malcolm Pearson (UK), Geert Wilders (Netherlands) and many more. Here are some of the highlights.


Ted Cruz rocks the Defeat Jihad Summit

It's almost enough to give you hope that we can confront our enemies honestly. But it is a long war and we need to steel ourselves for it. These inspiring words from Sen. Ted Cruz will help with that, He spoke for 30 minutes at the Center for Security Policy's Defeat Jihad Summit and we were all ready to march across the street and shake some sense into Congress when he was done.

(Washington, D.C.): Today, an extraordinary gathering of freedom-fighters in what might best be described as the War for the Free World convened in Washington, D.C. Their purpose was to anticipate and rebut the thesis of President Obama’s “Countering Violent Extremism Summit” next week – namely, that the United States faces hostile forces whose identity, motivations and capabilities are defined by an opaque euphemism: violent extremism.

The “Defeat Jihad Summit” was sponsored by the Center for Security Policy and brought together present and former, domestic and foreign political leaders, senior military officers, national security professionals and other experts on Islamic supremacism and its guiding doctrine, shariah. Among the noteworthy participants in this roundtable discussion were:

  • Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal
  • former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey
  • former House Speaker Newt Gingrich
  • S. Senator Ted Cruz
  • Representative Steven King
  • Representative Mike Pompeo
  • Representative Scott Perry
  • former House Intelligence Committee Chairman Pet Hoekstra
  • former federal prosecutor Andrew C. McCarthy
  • Admiral James “Ace” Lyons (U.S. Navy, Ret.)
  • Lieutenant General William “Jerry” Boykin (U.S. Army, Ret.)
  • Leading 9/11 family member Deborah Burlingame
  • Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders
  • Danish free speech advocate Lars Hedegaard
  • Britain’s Lord Malcolm Pearson
  • Israeli Amb. Yoram Ettinger
  • former Muslim Nonie Darwish
  • Muslim reformer Dr. Zuhdi Jasser
  • Australian pastor Mark Durie
  • former Representative Pete Hoekstra

Defeat Jihad Summit a huge success

Yesterday in DC the Center for Security Policy held the Defeat Jihad Summit to discuss how to actually fight and win against our enemy. The Center's own Secure Freedom Strategy was on the table and embraced by may of the participants. Sen. Ted Cruz gave a powerful speech which we will be posting later today along some of other speakers as well. Here he talks to the media after his remarks. 

(Washington, D.C.): Today, an extraordinary gathering of freedom-fighters in what might best be described as the War for the Free World convened in Washington, D.C. Their purpose was to anticipate and rebut the thesis of President Obama’s “Countering Violent Extremism Summit” next week – namely, that the United States faces hostile forces whose identity, motivations and capabilities are defined by an opaque euphemism: violent extremism.

The “Defeat Jihad Summit” was sponsored by the Center for Security Policy and brought together present and former, domestic and foreign political leaders, senior military officers, national security professionals and other experts on Islamic supremacism and its guiding doctrine, shariah. Among the noteworthy participants in this roundtable discussion were:

  • Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal
  • former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey
  • former House Speaker Newt Gingrich
  • Senator Ted Cruz
  • Representative Steven King
  • Representative Mike Pompeo
  • Representative Scott Perry
  • Admiral James “Ace” Lyons (U.S. Navy, Ret.)
  • Lieutenant General William “Jerry” Boykin (U.S. Army, Ret.)
  • Leading 9/11 family member Deborah Burlingame
  • Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders
  • Danish free speech advocate Lars Hedegaard
  • Britain’s Lord Malcolm Pearson
  • Israeli Amb. Yoram Ettinger
  • former Muslim Nonie Darwish
  • Muslim reformer Dr. Zuhdi Jasser
  • Australian pastor Mark Durie

Highlights of the Summit included:

  • A discussion of the nature of our jihadist enemies and the mainstream – not extremist –character of their inspiration: the politico-military-legal shariah doctrine derived from the sacred texts, institutions and authorities of Islam. There was widespread agreement that we must understand and be able to name our foes, not pretend that they and their motivations are unknowable.
  • The global jihad takes various forms including: the violent kind; civilization (or cultural, stealthy and subversive) jihad; institutional jihad (employing entities like the multinational Organization of Islamic Cooperation and the United Nations under the OIC’s influence); individual jihad (its perpetrators are mistakenly being described as “lone wolves”); and material support (which, under shariah, is prized as highly as the service of those who take up the sword).
  • America urgently needs a strategy for countering all such jihadist endeavors – one that brings to bear all instruments of national power to achieve a decisive correlation of forces and our victory. We face a truly existential threat from the global jihad movement, as do other nations of the Free World now under assault for sharing our values and love of liberty.
  • The National Security Strategy unveiled last Friday by President Obama’s National Security Advisor, Susan Rice, and the draft Authorization for the Use of Military Force being proposed by the administration are wholly inadequate. The former compounds the inadequacies of the President’s “lead-from-behind” approach with an even more passive one: “strategic patience”; the latter appears calculated to fail and to embolden, rather than defeat, the Islamic State or any other foe.

The Center for Security Policy’s President, Frank J. Gaffney, Jr., moderated the nearly six-hour summit. Afterwards, he commented:

The participants in the Defeat Jihad Summit have rendered a real public service. Their insights, analyses and recommendations concerning the threat from shariah-adherent Muslims and the need to empower and join forces with others in the Muslim community who eschew that brutally repressive ideology create the basis for a far more sound, effective and durable national security strategy.

We at the Center for Security Policy look forward to working with them and all those benefitting from the livestreaming and other products that will disseminate the fruits of this summit, far and wide.

To view videos of the summit’s presentations, go to www.SecureFreedom.org


Photo - Iraqi Soldiers Conduct "Live Fire" Training by Observation

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U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Michael A. Grinston, foreground right, reviews Iraqi army trainees passing by to observe a platoon live-fire demonstration on Camp Taji, Iraq, Feb, 5, 2015. Grinston is the senior enlisted advisor to the 1st Infantry Division. In an upcoming session, Iraqis will lead a similar live-fire exercise requiring the use of complex maneuver and communication among units. 
U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Daniel Stoutamire 

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Book Review - "The Nazis Next Door: How America Became a Safe Haven for Hitler's Men"

The following book review is a special for BlackFive readers provided by Elise Cooper.  You can read all of our book reviews and author interviews by clicking on the Books category link on the right sidebar.

9780547669199_p0_v1_s260x420The Nazis Next Door by Eric Lichtblau is a compelling reminder of how quickly man’s inhumanity to man has been forgotten.  Many in the FBI, CIA, the space program, and other agencies of the US government teamed up with war-criminal Nazis to combat the Soviets.  As WWII came to an end there were those in the government that were more concerned about the next great conflict, the threat of Communism. The book delves into two issues.  The first chapter in the book examines an important topic, the myth of the concentration camp liberation. The second narrative is the story of the people who worked so hard for decades to find war criminals given safe haven by the FBI, CIA, and military. 

Lichtblau points out how many Jewish survivors had to be bunked side by side with the Nazi POWs, while in certain cases, the Nazi tormentors were given the duties of overseers of the camps including medical care.  These terrible conditions in the Displaced Person’s Camp were highlighted, showing how the detainees were kept there because of illness, lack of resources, or because visas were limited.  The author compares this to the thousands of Nazis able to gain entry as self-proclaimed refugees, or with the help and protection of US government agencies.

The author commented to blackfive.net, “History has forgotten what happened to the survivors.  There is an image that they were embraced by the allied forces as they flooded out from the camps, given warm showers, beds, and plentiful food.  It was really not like that at all. The blame has to go to U.S. Army General George Patton who was in charge of the displaced persons camps. He had sort of an odd fondness almost for the Nazi prisoners, believe it or not. He believed that they were the ones in the best position to efficiently run the camps, and he gave them supervisory approval to basically lord over the Jews and the other survivors. I hope the book makes people aware of the horrific conditions of the camps and Patton’s overt Anti-Semitism.  Jewish groups complained to President Truman who did not ignore it.  After an investigation there was a blistering and condemning report, lost to history, by Penn Law School Dean, Earl Harrison.  This report to Truman stated, ‘As matters now stand, we appear to be treating the Jews as the Nazis treated them except that we do not exterminate them.’ Even though conditions did improve some survivors were kept in the camps for as long as five years. They were still confined behind barbed wire, under armed guard in camps.”

Nazis who were able to flourish in the US included Dr. Hubertus Strughold, Arthur Rudolph, Otto von Bolschwing, and Rocket Scientist Werher von Braun. American civilian and military leaders chose to look the other way because of the information and knowledge in science, medicine, military, and engineering the Nazis provided during the Cold War fight. For example, Dr. Hubertus Strughold, M.D., once director of the Aviation Medical Research Institute in the Third Reich, was recruited by the U.S. Air Force and rose to head its School of Aviation Medicine in San Antonio. He became celebrated as "the father of space medicine,” even though he performed medical experiments at Dachau involving subjecting victims to high altitude and freezing torture.  There is also the case of Otto von Bolschwing, an asset for the CIA, even though he was a onetime colleague of Adolf Eichmann's who had laid out a plan for persecuting Germany's Jews.

Lichtblau noted, “There was this blind spot of the benefit of having them help in the Cold War effort.  Remember the Dulles quote, paraphrasing, ‘I would deal with the devil himself if it would help national security.’ In the early months, and the first few years after the war, beginning in mid-1945, there were only a very limited number of immigration visas to get into the United States. There were many, many thousands of Nazi collaborators who got visas to the United States while the survivors did not.”

The Nazis Next Door powerfully examines if the cost of harboring Nazis within US society outweighed the gains for national security.  There was the new mindset that the Nazis were yesterday’s enemies, with the newfound enemy the Soviet Union. Readers are asked to consider if the allies betrayed those who suffered atrocities. The book is very interesting and an eye-opener.