foreign policy

Ryan And McCarthy Playing Small Ball Against Islam’s Civilization Jihad

The Capitol Switchboard is 1-866-220-0044 we urge CHQ readers to call Speaker Ryan, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Homeland Security Chairman Mike McCaul to tell them it is time to confront the subversive pre-violent elements of civilization jihad, such as influence operations, lawfare, infiltration, migration, material support for terrorism, etc. Tell them that there is no acceptable substitute for Victory Over Jihad and that their bill falls far short of putting in place the tools necessary to defeat the clear and present danger civilization jihad presents to constitutional liberty and Western civilization.

Cruz Nails Obama Willful Blindness To Muslim Terrorism And Its Goals

As our friend Frank Gaffney put it so memorably after Senator Ted Cruz's stellar questioning of DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson, “The U.S. government is, indeed, ‘willfully blind’ about sharia-supremacism and the danger it poses to America.  Sen. Ted Cruz has established that Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson could qualify for a seeing-eye dog – and why… These are the narratives of the Muslim Brotherhood – and proof-positive of their successful, subversive influence operations inside the Obama administration.”

Muslim Terrorism In America: See Something, Say Nothing

Our friend Philip B. Haney yesterday testified before Senator Ted Cruz’s Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts to explain just how deeply the Obama administration has been penetrated by the Muslim Brotherhood. Haney is the author of the must-read book See Something, Say Nothing: A Homeland Security Officer Exposes the Government's Submission to Jihad that we strongly recommend to CHQ readers.

Fact: Ryan And Obama Are Importing Muslim Terrorism

Out of 580 individuals convicted on terrorism or terrorism-related offenses between September 11, 2001 and December 31, 2014 at least 380 of them were foreign born, and there's only one man responsible for keeping this existential threat to your safety and quality of life alive, and that's Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. We urge you to call Speaker Ryan’s office, the Capitol Switchboard is 1-866-220-0044, tell Speaker Ryan that you will hold him personally responsible for the next jihadi attack on our country.

Trump Is Right: Hillary Puts Refugees Ahead Of Inner City Americans

Trump's comments about Hillary Clinton's plans to expand the refugee resettlement program are dead on. Nothing captures how the “iron triangle” of entrenched Washington insider interests uses its influence on Congress to raid the Treasury and betray the American people as does the refugee “resettlement” industry.

Donald Trump Should Thank Ted Cruz For This Speech

We think every American should read or hear this speech by Ted Cruz and Trump’s speech on Muslim terrorism from earlier this week. Their mutual understanding of how to fight and win the war Islam has declared on America and the West revives our faint hope that Trump and Cruz might find a way to work together in the campaign against Hillary Clinton.

Clinton Rejects 'America First'

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

If Trump will stay true to his message, he can win the foreign policy debate, and the election, because what he is arguing for is what Americans want.

Simple Patriotism Trumps Ideology

Peggy Noonan, Wall Street Journal

I’d been thinking that maybe Mr. Trump’s appeal is simple: What Trump supporters believe, what they perceive as they watch him, is that he is on America’s side. His statements radiate the idea that he’s not at all interested in ideology, only in making America great again—through border security and tough trade policy, etc. He’s saying he’s on America’s side, period.

A Return to the National Interest

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Military intervention for reasons of ideology or nation building is not an Eisenhower or Nixon or Reagan tradition. It is not a Republican tradition. It is a Bush II-neocon deformity, an aberration that proved disastrous for the United States and the Middle East.

Warning from Brussels: Ted Cruz Has the Best Team to Defeat Jihad

Ted Cruz’s choice of his national security team shows he gets it and his choice of Frank Gaffney as a member of his national security team proves once again that Cruz is the only candidate for President that conservatives can trust to actually deliver a workable strategy to defeat ISIS and defend our homeland and culture from the Islamist threat.

Rubio “Rattled” in CNN’s Testosterone Booster Debate

Last night’s CNN national security debate was a testosterone-fueled neo-con slugfest in which most of the candidates vied with one another over how quickly after their election they would launch another Mideast invasion. But Marco Rubio, the campaign's leading hawk, lost his cool when Rand Paul and Ted Cruz hammered him on his advocacy of amnesty for illegal aliens, open borders and jihadist refugee resettlement while Donald Trump decried the enormous cost of the disastrous policies Rubio has advocated.

Scott Walker Brings CPAC Crowd To Its Feet

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, the newly-minted frontrunner in many early primary state polls focused on foreign policy during his CPAC speech. The CPAC audience rose to its feet several times as Walker spoke, with deafening cheers from the crowd when he said he wants a commander-in-chief who will “do everything in their power to ensure the threat from radical Islamic terrorists does not wash up on American soil."

Jeb Bush’s Puzzling Foreign Policy Speech

Lincoln Mitchell, New York Observer

Jeb Bush's speech to the Chicago Council on Global Affairs included several strange pronouncements, but the takeaway from Bush’s speech is primarily that he is a Republican who doesn’t like President Obama, lacks any brilliant or new ideas about foreign policy, will position himself more hawkishly than Obama, and fits comfortably in DC establishment thinking on foreign policy.

Saudi Arabia is a Frenemy Which Makes the World More Dangerous

The House of Saud for years has helped spread radical and violent Islam by subsidizing fundamentalist Wahhabi teachings at home and abroad. This theology celebrates hostility to modernity and encourages extremism and terrorism.

Address North Korea by Listening to China

Successive U.S. Presidents have sought China’s aid to restrain North Korea, but have failed to listen to Beijing while lobbying Chinese officials for their support.  If Washington hopes to win backing from the People’s Republic of China, American policymakers must respond to the China’s recommendations and concerns.

The Comedy Value of a Graham Prez Bid

Daniel Larison, American Conservative

The idea of Graham running for president is inherently silly, and it probably won’t amount to much. One can assume that the purpose of a quixotic Graham campaign would be to promote his toxic cocktail of hard-line foreign policy and “centrist” immigration views. 

The Foreign Policy Of The First Tea Party Prez

Angelo Codevilla, The Federalist

The first Tea Party president, transcending today’s sterile confrontations between “interventionism” & “isolationism,” between “moralism” & “realism,” would practice a foreign policy as defined by GWashington: to “choose peace or war, as our interest, guided by justice, shall counsel.” 

The Charlie Hebdo Murders: The Real Atrocity Is Religious Persecution, Not Free Expression

There is no disguising reality. The problem of violent religious intolerance is almost uniquely Muslim. In most countries in which Muslims constitute a majority religious minorities suffer discrimination and persecution.

RPaul: Paris Killings Should Make France Rethink Muslim Immigration Policy

David Weigel, Bloomberg

"Maybe every Muslim immigrant that wishes to come to France shouldn’t have an open door," Rand Paul said. "France has been a target for many, many years," Ron Paul said, "because they’ve been involved in foreign affairs in Libya."

Communists Win The Day

Erick Erickson, Red State

After a week of libs bellyaching about the US “torturing” terrorists, we have bowed to the terrorists of N. Korea and bailed out the Cuban regime that jails gays, Christians, & dissidents and engages in physical torture. The leftist outrage is more about hating the U.S. than hating human rights abuses.