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Jul 15, 2013 0 Comments

Egypt’s missing marker: Economic freedom Articles / Opinion Editorials

Authors: J.D. GORDON

Much has been written about the Muslim Brotherhood’s disastrous influence in Egypt and the Obama administration’s unwise foreign-policy decisions throughout the Arab Spring, but both are merely byproducts of larger underlying problems that threaten Egypt and its neighbors.

To better grasp these problems, it might be useful to look at Egypt from a broad, strategic view and discuss key factors of economics, population density, literacy and geography that have been mostly absent from the dialogue.

For the sake of comparing Egypt’s land area, apart from an immense swath of the Sahara Desert, the inhabitable section consists of the Nile Valley and Delta, which fans out into the Mediterranean Sea. At roughly 10,000 square miles, it is about the size as Massachusetts…. Continue Reading »

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Jul 11, 2013 0 Comments

Opening Statement for Congressional Hearing on “Iran’s Extending Influence in the Western Hemisphere” Speech / Presentations

Authors: JOSEPH HUMIRE

OPENING STATEMENT OF

JOSEPH M. HUMIRE

CENTER FOR A SECURE FREE SOCIETY (SFS)

BEFORE THE

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

COMMITTEE ON HOMELAND SECURITY

SUBCOMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND MANAGEMENT EFFICIENCY

HEARING ON

“THREAT TO THE HOMELAND: IRAN’S EXTENDING INFLUENCE IN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE”

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

311 Cannon House Office Building

Washington D.C.

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Chairman Duncan, Mr. O’Rourke, and distinguished members of the Subcommittee.

Good afternoon, and thank you for inviting me to appear before you today to address an issue that I have been researching very closely over the last three years.

Let me begin by saying that after a lengthy three-year investigation, that has taken me to 15 countries throughout the Hemisphere, and after very close examination of the data collected:  I’ve arrived to the conclusion that Iran’s influence in Hemisphere—is definitely growing. … Continue Reading »

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Jun 5, 2013 0 Comments

Joseph Humire on Terrorism in Belize Media Mentions

Authors: JOSEPH HUMIRE

Joseph Humire – Executive Director, ‘Secure, Safe Society’

“Terrorist groups that were fundamentally operating in the middle east have looked to Latin America for sources of revenue. Belize has kind of become a hub of transaction crime throughout the entire sub region of South America, particularly not just the Latin American oriented transnational criminal groups but also middle eastern transnational criminal groups. This case of the individual Rafic Labbon who trafficked from Belize to California was a big case because we were talking about the same avenues that moved drugs, arms and other means of illicit goods can also traffic persons. That essentially can open doors for terrorists to come in through the US border.”

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