Friday, March 12 – Andy McCarthy, John Lenczowski, Bill Gertz
Frank begins with a monologue on how political correctness has run amok in the mainstream news organizations with regard to recent international events. The indefatigable Andy McCarthy returns to defend Liz Cheney and Keep America Safe’s “Al-Qaeda Seven” ad and why it’s about time we reconsider “the rule of lawyers” in the War on Terror. Former Director of European and Soviet Affairs John Lenczowski on the new START treaty and how to deal with the Russians on nuclear arms talks. Bill Gertz concludes the show with his latest Inside the Ring updates on pressing national security issues.
MONOLOGUE – March 12, 2010
First, my thoughts on a subject that we’ve touched on from time to time here at Secure Freedom Radio, but I have to tell you not often enough and it’s one that’s sort of hard to get your head around I guess because the magnitude of the problem is so great and the implications perhaps even for us here in the United States are so great, that you just assume you sort of give it a miss. What am I talking about? Outrages, specifically outrages that involve a terrible assault on innocent people.
I’m thinking of two in particular: the outrage that happened earlier this week in Nigeria in which perhaps as many as 500 people, many of them women and children, were brutally murdered— massacred in fact in a premeditated act of violence against them by Shariah-adherent Muslims from the northern part of the country. This horror involving the use of machetes, daggers, and the like to maim and hack to death people who were simply killed for their faith is an outrage. And it has gotten scarcely any attention at all in the United States.
Our colleague and frequent contributor at Secure Freedom Radio, Caroline Glick, has written about it in her superb column in the Jerusalem Post today entitled “The March of the Red-Green Brigades,” and she talks about some of those who have covered it in America, including a writer for the Atlantic Monthly magazine, have soft of suggested that these folks had it coming, or it really wasn’t that bad—only a 109 people were murdered in this horrible fashion. Well, I have to tell you it’s outrageous: it’s outrageous, it’s outrageous that it happened, it’s outrageous that we are giving it a miss in terms of understanding how horrible this is, and what it might mean for us. Because as we’ve talked with Peter Pham earlier in the week, what might be on the line in this struggle between the Islamic north and the Christian south is control of Nigeria’s very considerable oil resources and their exports to us. Something we should be thinking about and engaged by.
Now here’s another outrage, again hard to get your head around because it frankly boggles the imagination. The Economist magazine this week has a cover story entitled “Gendercide: what happened to a 100 million baby girls?” Now nowhere on the cover does it indicate where this curious thing has happened. Inside it explains that what they’re talking about is the elimination, principally through abortion but in some cases through post-birth murder and in some cases simple neglect, of over a hundred million children who happened to simply have been female in a society that is only allowed to have one child and a society in which girls are simply regarded as less valuable than boys.
And as we’ve talked about also this week with Gordon Chang, what this means is there are now something on the order of 120-150 million young men in China for whom there are no women, a prospect that means we in the Western world, our friends in Asia included, can be in the future the victims of these millions of men for whom there is no future in their country, who are turned into cannon fodder perhaps or social engineering that is used to control the domestic turmoil that is increasingly evident in China by a release valve involved in sending them abroad in a military fashion, in acts of aggression. In all these ways, we might well see our equities affected; but I want to ask you first of all: where’s the outrage about this kind of behavior, this kind of conduct, let alone what it might portend for all of us?
Where are the people, as I’ve asked earlier this week, where are the people who are supposed to be so seized with women’s rights about the fact that 100 million girls have been liquidated?
A chilling thought, one that’s hard to get our head around; but I like to think what we do here at Secure Freedom Radio is help you get your head around even the hard things; especially when they matter to your security and your freedom, and that of those you love. That’s what we’re all about.
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