Fred Gedrich

Articles by Fred Gedrich

Gedrich: Tiananmen Square 30 Years Later – What I Saw, and What Happened Afterwards

June 3 and 4, 2019, marks the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre. The following is what I observed during those fateful and sad days in Beijing – when Chinese Communist People’s Liberation Army (PLA) troops killed, maimed, or incarcerated several thousand of their own unarmed countrymen and women.

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Gedrich: Haiti: A Broken Nation Needing to Be Fixed

Haiti is once again in the news. This poverty-stricken, disease-ridden, and politically-unstable Caribbean nation was reportedly on the receiving end of some unflattering comments recently attributed to U.S. President Donald Trump during a private meeting on immigration, which he and other participants denied.

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Gedrich: Sunlight on Africa Courtesy of President Trump

A disputed derogatory remark about the poor state of African countries attributed to U.S. President Donald Trump during a recent private Oval Office meeting sparked a global political, diplomatic, and media firestorm.

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GEDRICH: Coping with NATO Freeloaders

In a recent gathering of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) member country leaders at their Brussels, Belgium Headquarters, U.S. President Donald Trump formally asked those whose governments aren’t fulfilling their treaty defense funding obligations to pay up.

(L-R) NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, US President Donald Trump and Britain'

Gedrich: Blame Clinton, Not Comey, for Email Woes

The re-opening of an FBI investigation into Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s use of email has launched an onslaught of criticism for FBI director James Comey.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 27: FBI director James Comey speaks during a news conference

Hillary Clinton’s Foreign Policy Legacy: A More Unstable, Less Free World

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has wrapped herself in the mantle of President Barack Obama’s foreign and national security policies, expecting it to facilitate her rise to the presidency. However, the current global mess and her record as U.S. Senator, as the nation’s top diplomat, and her conduct while in office cast serious doubt on whether she deserves election to the nation’s highest office.

President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinto on November 19, 2012 in Yango

Facts Belie Bill Clinton’s Disparaging Remarks About Poland

During a recent New Jersey campaign stop to support his wife’s presidential bid, former U.S. President Bill Clinton suggested the people of Poland had decided democracy is too much trouble and that Poles want a Putin-type authoritarian leadership.

Former US President Bill Clinton speaks during a campaign rally for his wife, Democratic P

Rethinking the Struggle Against Jihadism in the Wake of Brussels

Radical Islam recently reared its ugly head once again in an urban attack on civilians in Brussels, Belgium. Jihadist perpetrators killed, maimed, and terrorized soft urban target innocents and instilled a climate of fear among the general Western world population.

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In Facing Jihad, a ‘Politically Correct War’ Is a Losing War

In the aftermath of Islamic terrorist (e.g., jihadists) attacks in Paris, France and San Bernardino, California, U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump created a political and media firestorm by provocatively suggesting the U.S. is fighting a ‘politically correct’ war, and since jihadists ‘don’t care about their lives…so you have to take out their families.’

The "Al Farouk School for Cubs," an ISIS child soldier jihad camp in Syria

The War on Radical Islam: America’s Next Steps to Confronting Jihad

The recent terrorist attack on innocents attending a Christmas Party at a county social services center in San Bernardino, California, is another chilling reminder of radical Islam’s long reach. This soft target terrorist attack in a Western-nation urban setting follows a similar attack plan in Paris, France a few weeks earlier.

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Radical Islam in Mali and Greater Africa: The Threats Facing the West Today

The terrorist attack on the Radisson Blu Hotel in Bamako, Mali (a former French colony) offers another grim reminder to those in the West of the wide and lethal reach of practitioners of radical Islamic extremism, notwithstanding recent claims to the contrary of U.S. President Barack Obama and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.


Despite Major Victory in P5+1 Talks, Iran Has Long Road Ahead Towards Hegemony

U.S. President Barack Obama is trumpeting the recently announced interim nuclear framework agreement between Iran’s Shiite Islamic Republic and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council (United States, France, Great Britain, China, and Russia) plus Germany (P5+1) as a good deal that will make the world safer.

He should be mindful of Newton’s Third Law of Motion: for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.


With Private Storage, Clinton May Have Exposed State Secrets to International Cyber Crime

By storing the emails in an isolated server outside of State Department control in a private personal computer system, Mrs. Clinton and the State Department were able to avoid Freedom of Information Act requests from Congress and the media on sensitive topics such as Benghazi. Her actions may also have compromised national security.

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Nearly Six Years After Obama’s Cairo Speech, Middle East in Total Disarray

The Arab world is rife with political turmoil and violence. The Sunni Muslim Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and other jihadi terrorists are continuing their savagery within its boundaries, and Iran’s theocratic terrorist rulers are still exporting and/or solidifying their brand of the Shiite Muslim Islamic Revolution to Arab countries and territories. And the Obama administration appears unable or unwilling to effectively deal with each emerging crisis there.

AP Photo/Hassan Ammar

Yemen: Another Obama Administration Foreign Policy Failure

Many Americans were surprised to see the Obama administration get caught flat-footed again in the volatile Arab World when a Shiite Muslim Houthi rebel group, with ties to Iran’s terrorist state, overthrew Yemen’s government.

AP Photo/Hani Mohammed