Loon watch: Gaffney on Obama, Islam, and missile defence

missiledefenseagencyFrank Gaffney, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Forces and Arms Control Policy in the Reagan Administration and President of the Center for Security Policy, comments on the “new” logo of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency:

The Obama administration’s determined effort to reduce America’s missile defense capabilities initially seemed to be just standard Leftist fare — of a piece with the Democratic base’s visceral hostility to the idea of protecting us against ballistic missile threats. A just-unveiled symbolic action suggests, however, that something even more nefarious is afoot….

Now, thanks to an astute observation by Christopher Logan of the Logans Warning blog, we have another possible explanation for behavior that — in the face of rapidly growing threats posed by North Korean, Iranian, Russian, Chinese and others’ ballistic missiles — can only be described as treacherous and malfeasant:  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.

What could be code-breaking evidence of the latter explanation is to be found in the newly-disclosed redesign of the Missile Defense Agency logo (above).  As Logan helpfully shows, the new MDA shield appears ominously to reflect a morphing of the Islamic crescent and star with the Obama campaign logo….

Watch this space as we identify and consider various, ominous and far more clear-cut acts of submission to Shariah by President Obama and his team. (Frank Gaffney, “Can This Possibly Be True? New Obama Missile Defense Logo Includes A Crescent,” Big Government, 24 February 2010, emphasis added.)

Can he possibly be serious? Mr. Gaffney is always serious. He resigned from his position at the Pentagon when the Reagan administration went soft on arms control and agreed to sign the INF Treaty.  He was among the 25 original signatories associated with the Project for the New American Century. Last October, he awarded the Center for Security Policy’s “Keeper of the Flame” award to former U.S. Vice-President Dick Cheney.  He will undoubtedly be among the prominent critics of any nuclear arms control initiative undertaken by the Obama administration.

And the logo? The Missile Defense Agency reports that, apart from having nothing whatsoever to do with either Islam or Obama, its supposedly “new” logo was designed for the agency’s website about three years ago–during the George W. Bush administration. (For more on Gaffney and other right-wing reaction to the logo, see Max Bergmann, “Frank Gaffney Posits That Missile Defense Logo Is Evidence of Obama’s ‘Submission to Shariah’,” Think Progress, 25 February 2010.)

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