Selon Allen West aussi:
Allen West: Muslim Brotherhood ‘Infiltrated’ Obama Administration
Et selon Trent Frank également:
VIDEO – Obama is a Zionist, not a Muslim
Frank J. Gaffney est l’un des fondateurs du Project for the New American Century, le fameux think tank associé au mouvement juif et sioniste extrémiste appelé « néoconservateurs ». Il finance et promeut les opérations de David Yerushalmi, juif hassidique, parrain de la campagne anti-Islam aux USA.
Quelques heures après les attaques du 11 septembre, il avait identifié Ben Laden comme coupable… (LOL)
Gaffney: The Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated the Obama administration
Wingnuts • Jul 29, 2011 at 2:20 am PDT
« It is not exactly news that the Obama presidency is determined to go to unprecedented lengths to mollify, appease and otherwise pander to what it calls the ‘Muslim world.’ But the question has begun to occur: At what point do these efforts cross the line from a misbegotten policy to one that is downright anti-American – hostile to our values, incompatible with our vital interests and at odds with our Constitution?The evidence is rapidly accumulating that we have reached that point. Our representatives in Congress must have the courage to rediscover a lost vocabulary, one that is conscious of the fact that subversion of our counterterror institutions – and indeed, our very understanding of the threat we face – is a goal of our enemy in the War on Terror. The danger entailed cries out for congressional oversight and corrective action.What is needed is a new select committee modeled after the much-vilified, but ultimately vindicated, House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). This vindication is comprehensively documented in Yale University Press’ groundbreaking ‘Venona: Decoding Soviet Espionage in America,’ by John Earl Haynes and Harvey Klehr, and expanded in M. Stanton Evans’ 2009 ‘Blacklisted by History: The Untold Story of Senator Joe McCarthy and His Fight Against America’s Enemies.’ Members of Congress and their staff can only benefit from reading these studies to have a better understanding of the history of their own institution. Such a panel needs a mandate to investigate in particular the extent to which the Obama administration’s anti-American activities reflect the success of the toxic Muslim Brotherhood in penetrating and subverting U.S. government agencies and civil institutions. » (Source: Frank J. Gaffney: Anti-American activities Congress needs a Cold War-style effort to root out civilizational jihad)
From the August 23 edition of Fox News’ Glenn Beck:
Gaffney Baselessly Suggests « Muslim Brotherhood Front Organizations » Are Infiltrating U.S. Govt., Institutions
GAFFNEY: I think as we say in our book, it’s much more the case that [Muslim Brotherhood front organizations] are pre-violent [rather than nonviolent]. They will use violence when the circumstances are right and in the meantime, they’re using subversive techniques of various kinds, including Sharia-compliant finance and various kinds of insinuations of Sharia into our courts and other ways to try to accomplish their ultimate objective, which is to bring Sharia about worldwide. [Fox News, Fox & Friends, 1/31/11]
Gaffney Has A History Of Incendiary And Islamophobic Attacks
I think there’s a commonality of interests between folks who embrace what we’ve talked about before, as kind of the transnational agenda of the left and the transnational agenda of the Islamists … They are working in concert in a lot of different ways that are advancing the takedown of the America, the mutation, or fundamental transformation of America in ways that will, I’m afraid, make it much more difficult for us to stop either of these agendas at our expense. [Fox News, The Glenn Beck Show, 8/23/10]
Center for Security Policy
Disturbing Facts About a Senior Homeland Security Adviser
Under President Obama, the United States has switched sides in the War on Terror. For example, we are now sending funds and arms to jihadists in Syria who are determined not only to overthrow the Assad regime there. They are also committed to imposing their supremacist shariah doctrine worldwide – including here.
One reason why we now support such enemies is that individuals associated with the Muslim Brotherhood have gotten “inside the wire” of the Obama administration. Prominent among them is Mohamed Elibiary, a Texas-based Islamist who serves on the Department of Homeland Security’s Advisory Council.
Elibiary’s Islamist sympathies were exposed in an interview published yesterday at SecureFreedom.org. It is intolerable that our government is associated with, let alone taking advice from, a man so closely aligned with our enemies like the Muslim Brotherhood.
ThinkProgress filed this report from the Western Conservative Summit in Denver, CO.
GAFFNEY: As worrying as the violent jihad is, there is at least as much to be concerned about with respect to the stealth jihad. And you need to understand who’s engaged in pursuing that and the techniques that they’re using and the progress that they’re making. […]
THINKPROGRESS: Do you think [Bachmann] takes the threat seriously and understands the gravity?
GAFFNEY: I think she does, yeah. I think there are less candidates that seem less seized with it or at least acquainted with the problem. But I’m hoping that in the course of this campaign it will be something that is really a clarifying time […]
THINKPROGRESS: She might be able to uproot some of this Brotherhood infiltration that we’ve seen?
GAFFNEY: If she were elected president she probably could. If she’s not and she’s an effective candidate she can. I think the point is to have as many other candidates become knowledgable and conversant and using their time on the campaign trail to educate people.
Wash. Times’ Gaffney: For Muslims, “The Preferred Way Of Achieving [Shariah Law] Is … Through Violence”
EXCLUSIVE: Conservative Board Unanimously Condemned Gaffney’s ‘Reprehensible’ And ‘Unfounded’ Attacks
FBI Purges Hundreds of Terrorism Documents in Islamophobia Probe
An internal FBI investigation into its counterterrorism training has purged hundreds of bureau documents of instructional material about Muslims, some of which characterized them as prone to violence or terrorism.
By Michael Collins Piper.
misdeeds in regard to women.
Frank Gaffney spends a lot of time trying to get Americans
to hate Muslims. He is an avowed Zionist and was lauded
by mass murderer Anders Breivik (perpetrator of the 2011
Norway massacre) seven times in Breivikʼs “manifesto.”
The Man Behind the Sharia Hysteria
Americaʼs leading “white supremacist” is not a blond-haired, blue-eyed Aryan, but a Hasidic Jewish attorney named David Yerushalmi (shown left). Together with the likes of Frank Gaffney and John Guandolo, Yerushalmi and his organization have been quoted as saying that women and blacks should not be allowed to vote. He says that Jews are the smartest race, followed by “Orientals, whites, Latinos and blacks in that order.” Yerushalmi also believes that the war on terror should be “a war against Islam and all Muslims. This means that sharia and Islamic law [would be] immediately outlawed. Any Muslim in America who adopts . . . sharia [would] be deported. Islamic mosques adhering to Islamic law [should] be permanently shut down. No self-described or practicing Muslim [would] be allowed to immigrate to this country.” In an article published in 2006 in The American Spectator, Yerushalmi said “adherence to Islam” was worthy of a “20-year prison sentence.” Perhaps Yerushalmi forgets he is in the United States, not the totalitarian state of Israel.
The 130-page report, « Fear, Inc.: The Roots of the Islamophobia Network in America, » identifies seven foundations that have quietly provided a total of more than 42 million dollars to key individuals and organizations that have spearheaded the nationwide effort between 2001 and 2009.
They include funders that have long been associated with the extreme right in the U.S., as well as several Jewish family foundations that have supported right-wing and settler groups in Israel.
(Inter Press Service)
BEHIND AN ANTI-SHARIA PUSH / ORCHESTRATING A SEEMINGLY GRASS ROOTS CAMPAIGN. (NewYork Times)
|David Yerushalmi, Esq.|
|David Yerushalmi is a lawyer specializing in litigation and risk analysis, especially as it relates to geo-strategic policy, national security, international business relations, securities law, disclosure and due diligence requirements for domestic and international concerns. David Yerushalmi has been involved in international legal and constitutional matters for over 27 years. After completing his undergraduate studies with a B.S. in public policy studies and criminal justice, summa cum laude, David Yerushalmi received his Juris Doctorate from Arizona State University College of Law in 1984 as the recipient of the Most Outstanding Graduate Award. After graduation, David Yerushalmi worked as a lawyer specializing in securities, banking, and environmental law in the Los Angeles office of the law firm of Dewey & LeBoeuf L.L.P. (then known as LeBoeuf, Lamb, Leiby & Macrae). David Yerushalmi is licensed to practice law in Washington, D.C., New York, California and Arizona.|
|David Yerushalmi is General Counsel to the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C., one of the nation’s leading national security think tanks founded by former Reagan administration official Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.|
|David Yerushalmi is today considered an expert on Islamic law and its intersection with Islamic terrorism and national security. In this capacity, he has published widely on the subject including the principle critical scholarship on sharia-compliant finance published in the Utah Law Review (2008, Issue 3). Mr. Yerushalmi also designed and co-authored a ground-breaking peer reviewed empirical investigation on sharia-adherence and the promotion of violent, jihadist literature in U.S. mosques published in the Middle East Quarterly (Summer 2011). This research and scholarship on sharia was earlier the focus of a 2008 monograph published by the McCormick Foundation and the Center for Security Policy entitled, “Shariah, Law and ‘Financial Jihad’: How Should America Respond?”.|
|In 2010, Mr. Yerushalmi participated as a co-author and member of Team ‘B’ in the seminal work on counter-terrorism entitled, Shariah: The Threat To America, An Exercise in Competitive Analysis, Report of Team ‘B’ II, published by the Center for Security Policy and he has also produced and narrated a one-hour CLE program for legal professionals addressing the requirement of proper disclosure in Shariah-compliant financial products. That same year, Mr. Yerushalmi drafted what has become known as the American Laws for American Courts Act, which was enacted into law by several states and is pending in many others. This legislation, crafted especially for states, is an effort to insulate state courts from the growing tendency to embrace constitutionally offensive foreign laws, including sharia.|
|In Mr. Yerushalmi’s role as a staunch defender of the Constitution and federalism, he is co-counsel in one of the most important court challenges to the federal law mandating health insurance commonly referred to as ‘Obamacare’ (Thomas More Law Center et al. v. Pres. Obama et al., currently pending decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit) and in a novel challenge to the U.S. government’s takeover of AIG insofar as AIG is the world’s dominant promoter of sharia-compliant insurance (Murray v. Geithner et al., also on appeal before the Sixth Circuit).|
|In Mr. Yerushalmi’s role as an advocate of legal, economic, and political reform in the Middle East and in the former republics of the Soviet Union, he has been interviewed and written about in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Reason Magazine, and appeared on local, national, and international radio and television programs.|
|David Yerushalmi continues his active involvement in policy and national security matters by editing and writing contributions to various off-line and on-line publications and has published several op eds and commentaries in the Wall Street Journal, National Review, the American Spectator, First Things, FrontPageMagazine, the American Thinker, The Intellectual Conservative, the Jerusalem Post, and Globes, Israel’s leading business newspaper.|
Frank J. Gaffney, Jr. (born April 5, 1953 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is the founder and president of the American Center for Security Policy, columnist at the Washington Times, blogger at Big Peace and radio host on Secure Freedom Radio.
Frank J. Gaffney, Jr. (born April 5, 1953 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is the founder and president of the American Center for Security Policy, columnist at the Washington Times, blogger at Big Peace and radio host on Secure Freedom Radio.
Education and career
A 1975 graduate of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service of Georgetown University., Gaffney holds a graduate degree from the Johns Hopkins University‘s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies.
Gaffney began his public service career in the 1970s, working as an aide in the office of Democratic Senator Henry M. Jackson, under Richard Perle. From August 1983 until November 1987, Gaffney held the position of Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Forces and Arms Control Policy in the Reagan Administration, again serving under Perle. In April 1987, Gaffney was nominated to the position of US Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy. He served as the acting Assistant Secretary for seven months, though his confirmation was ultimately blocked by the United States Senate.
In 1988, Gaffney established the Center for Security Policy (CSP), a conservative national security and defense policy organization. The CSP is subsidized by donors supportive of conservative causes, including the Sarah Mellon Scaife Foundation, the Shelby Cullom Davis Foundation and the William H. Donner Foundation.
Gaffney appeared on FahrenHYPE 9/11, the conservative documentary that was intended as a rebuttal to Michael Moore‘s liberal film Fahrenheit 9/11. He is also a regular guest on MSNBC‘s « Hardball with Chris Matthews » show.
Gaffney was an executive producer for the documentary Islam vs. Islamists: Voices from the Muslim Center. The documentary was created to air as part of the America at a Crossroads series on PBS, but it has not been shown.
Gaffney is the lead author of War Footing (Naval Institute Press, 2005), a collection of essays that « offer ten specific steps that Americans, as individuals and as communities, can take to ensure their way of life and safety and the future well-being of their children and grandchildren. »
He is a founding member of the Set America Free Coalition, dedicated to reducing dependence on foreign oil, as well as of the current iteration of the Committee on the Present Danger.
Angolan presidential election, 1992
In November 1992, Gaffney’s Center for Security Policy organization released a report detailing voter fraud in Angola’s presidential election. Election officials stopped registering voters 40 days before the election. Polling stations had identical voting results. The MPLA retained a monopoly on television election-coverage. CSP also found widespread vote buying by the MPLA, the discarding of as many as 25% of casted ballots, and electricity blackouts during voter counting. United Nations special envoy Margaret Anstee said she « had never witnessed a more unfair election, even in Latin America. »
Project for a New American Century
Along with a number of figures who later assumed leading positions in the George W. Bush administration, Gaffney was one of 25 signatories of the June 3, 1997 « Statement of Principles » from the Project for the New American Century, an educational and political advocacy organization whose stated goal was « to promote American global leadership. »
In 2002, Gaffney publicly accused Grover Norquist, an anti-tax activist and prominent Republican strategist, for alleged ties to radical Islamist groups attempting to influence the Bush Administration. Gaffney said a press release by the American Muslim Council credited Ali Tulbah, a Bush-White House aide, for getting them access to the administration. Norquist banned Gaffney from the weekly « Wednesday Meeting » of the Leave Us Alone Coalition that Norquist hosted. Norquist later wrote an open letter, accusing Gaffney of « racial prejudice, religious bigotry [and] ethnic hatred, » calling Gaffney a « sick, little bigot…. His whole life screams of bigotry, and what he said is just part of a pattern…. Frank Gaffney and Osama bin Laden share the same view on the relationship between the United States and Islam. I agree with the president in rejecting Osama bin Laden’s and Frank Gaffney’s worldview. » In 2011, Gaffney accused Norquist of « helping the Muslim Brotherhood spread its influence in the nation’s capital. » David Keene, President of the American Conservative Union, later commented on the Gaffney-Norquist dispute, saying, « I, for one, don’t see it. If you read the transcript [of the panel], you can see if Frank was right or wrong, but there was nothing racist or bigoted about it. » Norquist’s comments so angered Keene that he stopped talking to Norquist.
In a front-page story in The Wall Street Journal, Karl Rove dismissed Gaffney’s assertions regarding Bush, stating « there’s no there there. » In an article appearing in the January 2007 edition of Vanity Fair about neoconservatives who pushed for the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Gaffney said of Bush, « He doesn’t in fact seem to be a man of principle who’s steadfastly pursuing what he thinks is the right course. He talks about it, but the policy doesn’t track with the rhetoric, and that’s what creates the incoherence that causes us problems around the world and at home. »
U.S. troop deaths in Iraq
On MSNBC‘s Hardball with Chris Matthews, Gaffney, commenting on the 2003 invasion of Iraq, said, « My position is [that] it is regrettable that any Americans died. It is regrettable that they had to die, but I believe they did have to die. The threat we did know about was the chemical capability that Saddam Hussein had used against his own people. The potential for biological agents were real there was evidence that there was an ongoing nuclear program… The danger was inaction could have resulted in the death[s] of a great many more Americans than 4,000 and that’s the reason I’m still delighted that we did what we did. »
In 2003, Gaffney called on the United States military to « take out » the Al Jazeera news network for inciting violence against the Western world by showcasing Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein‘s « calls-to-arms. »
Criticism of Barack Obama
In October 2008, Gaffney questioned whether then SenatorBarack Obama of Illinois is a « natural born citizen of the United States » and his legal eligibility to be the President of the United States.
In a February 2009 Washington Times column, Gaffney accused President Obama of « embracing the agenda of the Muslim Brotherhood, » a political organization banned in several countries in the Middle East.
In April 2009, Gaffney appeared on television and accused President Obama of using coded language to indicate that America would submit to Sharia law.
In a June 9, 2009, Washington Times article Gaffney wrote: « With Mr. Obama’s unbelievably ballyhooed address in Cairo Thursday to what he calls ‘the Muslim world’ … there is mounting evidence that the president not only identifies with Muslims, but actually may still be one himself. »
Gaffney continued this theme in on February 24, 2010, in his column on Andrew Breitbart‘s BigGovernment blog, when Gaffney attacked the administration’s plans to modernize and update the missile defense program as « US submission to Islam« from « an Alinsky acolyte », citing as « evidence » the redesigned logo of the Missile Defense Agency.
- « Team Obama’s anti-anti-missile initiatives are not simply acts of unilateral disarmament of the sort to be expected from an Alinsky acolyte. They seem to fit an increasingly obvious and worrying pattern of official U.S. submission to Islam and the theo-political-legal program the latter’s authorities call Shariah.
However, Al Kamen reports that the new Missile Defense Agency logo is over three years old and was actually developed during the George Bush administration.
Gaffney has accused Obama of attempting to buy a larger more capable aircraft for the KC-X contract, under the pretext that it costs less than the aircraft made by Gaffney’s client.
Saddam Hussein, the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, and the Oklahoma City Bombing
On March 12, 2009, Gaffney appeared on MSNBC‘s Hardball with Chris Matthews and accused Iraqi PresidentSaddam Hussein of being involved in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and the Oklahoma City bombing, « There is also circumstantial evidence, not proven by any means, but nonetheless some pretty compelling circumstantial evidence of Saddam Hussein’s Iraq being involved with the people who perpetrated both the 1993 attack on the World Trade Center and even the Oklahoma City bombing. »
In 2010, Gaffney, along with co-authors such as former deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin and former CIA Director R. James Woolsey, Jr., released a book entitled « Shariah: The Threat to America, » published by the Center for Security Policy. The book « describes what its authors call a ‘stealth jihad‘ that must be thwarted before it’s too late, » and argues that « most mosques in the United States already have been radicalized, that most Muslim social organizations are fronts for violent jihadists, and that Muslims who practice Sharia law seek to impose it in this country. » According to the Washington Post, « Government terrorism experts call the views expressed in the center’s book inaccurate and counterproductive. » In other articles, Gaffney claims that stealth jihad to advance Sharia constitute sedition.
In early 2011, Gaffney charged that the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) had « come under the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood, which is working to bring America under Saudi-style Shariah law. » Gaffney told the conservative website WorldNetDaily that « Islamism has infiltrated the American Conservative Union, the host of CPAC, in the person of Washington attorney and political activist Suhail Khan and a group called Muslims for America.
In Murfreesboro, Tennessee Gaffney testified to support a lawsuit against a planned mosque. The lawsuit alleged that the county zoning board didn’t give proper notice of a hearing, however during eight days of hearing the judge allowed mosque opponents to introduce unverified claims or inflammatory statements, to include arguing Islam is not a religion and asking a county commissioner if he supported keeping a whip over his bed to beat his wife with. Although Gaffney was currently not a member of any police or intelligence agency, and admitting under oath he is not an expert in Shariah law or Islam, he testified Islam is a threat to the United States and by extension the mosque was a threat.
- Center for Security Policy: Frank Gaffney
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2016 Wikipedia Notice:
|Frank J. Gaffney Jr.|
Frank Gaffney pictured in 2013
|Born||April 5, 1953
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
|Alma mater||B.A., Georgetown University
M.A., Johns Hopkins University
|Occupation||President of Center for Security Policy|
|Organization||Center for Security Policy|
|Known for||Political commentary, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, conspiracy theories|
|Parent(s)||Frank J. Gaffney Sr. and Virginia Gaffney (née Reed)|
|Awards||Louis Brandeis Award (Zionist Organization of America)|
- 1 Early life
- 2 Career
- 3 Conspiracy theories
- 4 Personal life
- 5 Bibliography
- 6 References
- 7 External links
Frank J. Gaffney Jr. (born April 5, 1953) is founder and president of the Center for Security Policy and a proponent of conspiracy theories. He has worked in the US government, including 7 months in the post of Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs.
Gaffney was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1953 to Virginia Gaffney (née Reed) and Frank J. Gaffney. His father was a classical music aficionado and long-time partner at the law firm of Thorp, Reed & Armstrong, which was founded by his wife’s father, Earl Reed. (It merged in 2013 with Clark Hill PLC.) Frank J. Gaffney Sr.’s father, Joseph Gaffney, was a city solicitor of Philadelphia. In the early 20th century in that city, he was controversial as a known Catholic, because nativist Protestant groups in the city feared (and alleged) that Catholics were conspiring to seize control of American institutions and rewrite American history.
In 1975, Gaffney graduated from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service of Georgetown University. He received his graduate degree from Johns Hopkins University‘s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies.
Gaffney began his government career in the 1970s, working as an aide in the office of Democratic Senator Henry M. Jackson, under Richard Perle. From August 1983 until November 1987, Gaffney held the position of Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Forces and Arms Control Policy in the Reagan Administration, again serving under Perle.
In April 1987, Gaffney was nominated to the position of Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs. He served as the acting Assistant Secretary for seven months. During this time, despite his official post, he was notably excluded by senior Reagan administration officials from the then-ongoing arms control talks with the Soviet Union. Gaffney was ultimately forced out of the Pentagon; the Washington Post at the time noted that within four days of Frank Carlucci‘s appointment as Secretary of Defense, « Gaffney’s belongings were boxed and he was gone. » Following his departure from government, he immediately set about criticizing Ronald Reagan’s pursuit of an arms control agreement with the USSR.
Gaffney contributes to the media site Newsmax, writing opinion pieces on topics such as politics, terrorism, and international affairs in a column titled « Security Watch. » Formerly, Gaffney wrote a column for The Washington Times. He also hosts a podcast that has featured guests such as white supremacistJared Taylor.
Gaffney has been associated with David Yerushalmi for being responsible in spreading misinformation about Islam and for encouraging the enactment of anti-Muslim laws, including anti-Sharia legislation in the United States.
Center for Security Policy
In 1988, Gaffney established the Center for Security Policy (CSP), a Washington, D.C.-based pro-Israel advocacy group, and national securitythink tank that has been widely accused of engaging in conspiracy theorizing by a range of individuals, media outlets and organizations. Its activities are focused on exposing and researching perceived jihadist threats to the United States. The Center has been described as « not very highly respected » by BBC News and « disreputable » by Salon. It has faced strong criticism from people across the political spectrum, but has also had its reports cited by political figures such as Donald Trump and Michele Bachmann. CSP has been described as an « extremist think tank » by the Center for New Community. In 2016, the CSP was classified by the SPLC as a hate group.
On March 16, 2016, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz announced he would name Frank Gaffney to be one of his National Security Advisors. Cruz said that Gaffney « is a serious thinker who has been focused on fighting jidahists, fighting jihadism across the globe. »  In December 2015, Foreign Policy magazine characterized as unscientific a CSP-funded poll that presidential nominee Trump had been citing which purportedly showed widespread support for Sharia law amongst U.S. Muslims and a need for intervention in that community. It added that, « Between Trump’s calls for a national registry of Muslims and a ban on Muslim immigration, it appears that through coincidence or outright collaboration, Trump is building an immigration and anti-Muslim policy framework that closely mirrors the statements and proposals advocated by…, » Gaffney and the CSP.
In the 1990s Gaffney became known in Washington, D.C. for « fax wars » he waged, whereby his « small but loyal following » would be encouraged to inundate the offices of members of Congress with faxes.
In 1995 Gaffney charged that U.S. Secretary of EnergyHazel R. O’Leary was intentionally undermining U.S. nuclear readiness; an analysis of Gaffney’s charges against O’Leary published by William Arkin observed that Gaffney « specializes in intensely personal attacks » and his Center for Security Policy’s liberal use of faxs to attack its opponents had made it the « Domino’s Pizza of the policy business ».
Later, in a 1997 column for the Washington Times, Gaffney alleged a seismic incident in Russia was a nuclear detonation at that nation’s Novaya Zemlya test site, indicating Russia was violating the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTB). Reporting on the allegation, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists observed that, following its publication, « fax machines around Washington, D.C. and across the country poured out pages detailing Russian duplicity. They came from Frank Gaffney », going on to note that during the first four months of 1997, Gaffney had « issued more than 25 screeds » against the CTB. (Subsequent scientific analysis of Novaya Zemlya confirmed the event was a routine earthquake.)
According to the SPLC, Gaffney’s beliefs stem « from a single discredited source – a 1991 fantasy written by a lone Muslim Brotherhood member that was introduced into evidence during the 2008 Holy Land Foundation trial in Dallas federal court. But to Gaffney, this document is a smoking gun, a mission statement pointing to a massive Islamist conspiracy under our noses. »  The ADL quotes Gaffney as « mentioning that in 1991, a Muslim Brotherhood operative produced the “explanatory memorandum on the general strategic goal of the group in North America.” According to Gaffney, the memo explicitly addresses the progress the Muslim Brotherhood has made in building an infrastructure in the United States with the goal of destroying Western civilization from within so that Islam is victorious over other religions. » Other commentators have suggested that Gaffney’s propensity for conspiracy theories began earlier during his career in the Reagan administration, where after being denied a higher position, was convinced that Soviet agents within the United States government were blocking him.
In 2011, Gaffney was banned by the American Conservative Union from the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). ACU chairman David Keene released a statement contending that Gaffney « has become personally and tiresomely obsessed with his weird belief that anyone who doesn’t agree with him on everything all the time or treat him with the respect and deference he believes is his due, must be either ignorant of the dangers we face or, in extreme case, dupes of the nation’s enemies. » (Gaffney has since returned to CPAC to host panels at the conference in 2015 and 2016.)
In an April 2016 column in The Washington Times titled, « When conspiracy nuts do real damage », Keene again slammed Gaffney, writing, « One hopes that is what they will do and that Mr. Gaffney will, like the folks at Group Research, Mr. Hoover’s aides and most conspiracy nuts of yore will vanish into the fever swamps from which he came. » The column came two months after Gaffney unexpectedly left the Washington Times, where he was a staff columnist and Keene was the opinion editor. Keene, who had slashed the frequency of Gaffney’s column from weekly to monthly, commented to Media Matters on Gaffney’s departure, describing Gaffney’s work as « well-researched, » and stated, « we’re sorry to lose him but we wish him well. » Keene also noted that Gaffney had left without giving him any notice, telling Media Matters « I guess he’s notifying us through you ».
Gaffney has been called a conspiracy theorist by Dave Weigel writing in Reason magazine;Steve Benen of MSNBC;Slate; and The Intercept, among others. Jacob Heilbrunn, editor of The National Interest, has described Gaffney as « plain creepy », while the Washington Post has reported that Gaffney’s views were « considered radioactive by the Republican establishment », and Foreign Policy noted that Gaffney suffered « from a lack of mainstream acceptance. »
Conspiracy theories Gaffney has promoted include:
- The belief that former Iraqi PresidentSaddam Hussein was involved in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and the Oklahoma City bombing.
- Accusations that Republican Party strategist Grover Norquist is a secret agent of the Muslim Brotherhood. In 2014, Gaffney claimed that Norquist had « been working with the enemy for over a decade. » (Responding to the accusation, the board of directors of the American Conservative Union unanimously condemned Gaffney’s charges as « reprehensible » and « unfounded. »)
- Accusations that Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin is a secret agent of the Muslim Brotherhood. (After the allegation was repeated by Michele Bachmann, U.S. senators John McCain, Scott Brown, and Marco Rubio joined in dismissing it, and Speaker of the United States House of RepresentativesJohn Boehner said « accusations like this being thrown around are pretty dangerous. »)
- Accusations that Barack Obama is a Muslim who has secretly orchestrated « the most consequential bait-and-switch since Adolf Hitler », that Gen. David Petraeus had « submitted to Sharia », that congressman Keith Ellison is « likely to leak information to the Muslim Brotherhood », and that deputies in the Broward County Sheriff’s department are « directly tied to Hamas.
- The belief that Barack Obama is not a « natural born citizen of the United States » (popularly known as the « birther conspiracy« ).
- The belief that the logo of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency is a coded indicator of « official U.S. submission to Islam » because it « appears ominously to reflect a morphing of the Islamic crescent and star« .
- The belief that the responsibility-to-protect norm has been supported by the United States government to lay the groundwork for a forthcoming American military invasion of Israel.
Gaffney has two sisters, Rachel Gaffney and Devon Cross (née Gaffney). Devon Cross has been described by American Conservative Magazine as « a veteran neoconservative operative ». She is a board member of Secure America Now, which has run pro-Israel advertisements[not in citation given] in the United States featuring Benjamin Netanyahu, among other activities. Cross, who is married to former New York Jets president Jay Cross, served on the Defense Policy Board Advisory Committee during the administration of George W. Bush.
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Sommaire exécutif de The High Priests of War, par Michael Collins Piper:
LES GRANDS PRETRES DE GUERRE
Le rapport qui suit est basé sur les constats suivants:
- Que la guerre contre l’Irak menée par l’administration américaine du président George W. Bush est non seulement contraire aux principes traditionnels «conservateurs» américains, mais contraires aussi à tous les principes de la politique étrangère américaine des cinquante dernières années;
- Que la guerre contre l’Irak est menée à des fins beaucoup plus larges qu’un simple «changement de régime» ou une « élimination des armes de destruction massive »; mais d’abord et avant tout dans le cadre d’un effort global pour établir les États-Unis comme l’unique super-puissance internationale, capable militairement et économiquement de supprimer toute nation et/ou peuple qui oserait défier l’hégémonie américaine;
- Que la guerre contre l’Irak n’est tout simplement qu’une première étape d’un plan de longue durée et de grande envergure visant à déployer des frappes encore plus agressives contre l’ensemble du Moyen-Orient arabe, afin de « refaire le monde arabe » pour assurer la survie – et élargir la puissance – de L’ÉTAT D’ISRAËL;
- Que la guerre contre l’Irak n’est que l’objectif initial de ce programme soigneusement planifié et que, finalement, d’autres États arabes et musulmans sont voués à l’extinction pure et simple ou à une certaine forme d’occupation ou de contrôle par les forces militaires et politiques américaines (EN ALLIANCE AVEC ISRAËL);
- Que la guerre contre l’Irak et le plan pour l’asservissement des peuples arabes n’est tout simplement qu’une modification, une adaptation modernisée du rêve historique sioniste du «Grand Israël», ajusté pour répondre aux exigences des compagnies pétrolières internationales, qui sont, à leur tour, entièrement prêtes à partager dans le but de dominer les pays producteurs de pétrole du monde arabe, EN PARTENARIAT AVEC L’ÉTAT D’ISRAËL;
- Que la guerre contre l’Irak a été délibérément orchestrée par un réseau petit mais puissant d’éléments sionistes de la ligne dure « de droite » – les soi-disant «néo-conservateurs» – nichés aux plus hauts niveaux de l’administration Bush, habilement aidés et encouragés par des gens suivant la même ligne de pensée dans des organisations politiques publiques, des cercles de réflexion (think tanks), des publications et d’autres institutions, qui sont tous étroitement inter-reliés et, à leur tour reliés à des FORCES DE LA LIGNE DURE LIKOUDNIK EN ISRAËL;
- Que la guerre contre l’Irak et les interventions supplémentaires des États-Unis contre le monde arabe qui sont prévues pour l’avenir peuvent être attribuées à une manigance politique sioniste dans les hauts niveaux du renseignement américain, remontant aussi loin que les années 1970, et que plusieurs des mêmes acteurs impliqués dans cette activité guident aujourd’hui la politique de l’administration Bush;
- Que la guerre contre l’Irak est un complément à la «guerre contre le terrorisme» préalablement déclarée qui, en soi, faisait partie d’une longue campagne de propagande en évolution soigneusement coordonnée et fondée sur la théorie que le terrorisme est en quelque sorte un trait « arabe »…
The Secret History of How America’s Zionist « Neo-Conservative » Trotskyites Came to Power and Orchestrated the War Against Iraq as the First Step in Their Drive for Global Empire.
The report that follows is based on this foundation:
- THAT the war against Iraq being waged by the American administration of President George W. Bush is not only contrary to traditional « conservative » American principles, but contrary to all principles of American foreign policy during the last half century;
- THAT the war against Iraq is being waged for far more broad ranging purposes than « regime change » or « eliminating weapons of mass destruction »; first and foremost, as part of an overall effort to establish the United States as the sole international super-power, capable military and economically, to suppress any nations and/or peoples who dare to challenge American hegemony;
- THAT the war against Iraq is simply a first step in a long-standing, wide-ranging plan to launch an even more aggressive move against the entire Arab Middle East in order to « remake the Arab world » to secure the survival of – and expand the power of – THE STATE OF ISRAEL;
- THAT the war against Iraq is only the initial target of this carefully planned scheme and that, ultimately, other Arab and Muslim states are slated for outright extinction or some form of occupation or control by American military and political forces (IN ALLIANCE WITH ISRAEL);
- THAT the war against Iraq and the plan for the subjugation of the Arab people is quite simply a modified, modernized adaptation of the historic zionist dream of « Greater Israel, » adjusted to meet the demands of the international oil companies, which are, in turn, fully prepared to share the aim of dominating the oil producing states of the Arab world IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE STATE OF ISRAEL;
- THAT the war against Iraq was deliberately orchestrated by a small but powerful network of hard-line « right wing » Zionist elements – the self-styled « neo-conservatives » – at the highest levels of the Bush administration, skillfully aided and abetted by like-minded persons in public policy organizations, think tanks, publications and other institutions, all of which are closely interconnected and, in turn linked to HARD-LINE « LIKUDNIK » FORCES IN ISRAEL;
- THAT the war against Iraq and the additional moves by the United States against the Arab world that are slated to follow can be traced to Zionist political intrigue inside the upper levels of the U.S. intelligence community, reaching as far back as the early 1970s, and that many of the same players involved in that activity are now guiding Bush administration policy today;
- THAT the war against Iraq is an adjunct to the previously declared « war against terrorism » which was, in itself, part of a long evolving and carefully coordinated propaganda campaign founded on the theory that terrorism is somehow an « Arab » trait
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