This is what I call instant karma. Do you recall how Obama and the democrats consolidated executive power under the auspice of the president of the United States? How the liberal press loved it, and many republicans warned them against doing such things and the democrats ignored the warnings; they thought that their reign of terror will go on for at thousand years or at the least until WW III.
I even suspect that they were consolidating those powers tailored for Hilary, so they would be able to inflict trauma on humanity. This consolidation, however, didn’t go completely unnoticed by those republicans, independents, and democrats. As a result of this understanding, the consolidators lost their power, and those on whom those powers were inflicted, got it.
On Friday, January 27, President Trump signed three latest executive orders.
First order establishes the Ethics commitments by executive branch appointees, which bans most government workers from acting as as lobbyists for foreign governments:
This piece of legislature is like putting in a toe to test the troubled waters of the deep state, namely the Council for Foreign Relations, the Atlantic Council and other privately owned think tanks, NGOs, and private military companies whose work was for foreign governments and nongovernmental entities, allegedly.
Trump and the security forces backing him understand that an entire apparatus of the United States Government’s decision-making structures and processes has to be revised and reformed.
That’s why on Friday another piece of legislature issued and went completely ignored by the liberal press, Presidential Memorandum Organization of the National Security Council and the Homeland Security Council
Trump directed that his system for national security policy development and decision-making shall be organized as follows:
- The National Security Council, the Homeland Security Council, and Supporting Staff
- The Principals Committee (PC)
- The Deputies Committee (DC)
- A new agency is being established called the Policy Coordination Committees (PCC)
“Management of the development and implementation of national security policies by multiple executive departments and agencies typically shall be accomplished by the PCCs, with participation primarily occurring at the Assistant Secretary level.”
Looks like Trump is bringing to life the Republican party political commissars that will manage and supervise the development and implementation of national policies. They also will report on the daily activities of the enormous governmental apparatus.
Quoting, “As the main day-to-day fora for interagency coordination of national security policies, the PCCs shall provide policy analysis for consideration by the more senior committees of the national security system and ensure timely responses to the President’s decisions.”
Next paragraph the same statement reinforced:
“The PCCs shall review and coordinate the implementation of Presidential decisions in their respective policy areas. “
“An early meeting of the DC will be devoted to establishing the PCCs, determining their memberships, and providing them with mandates and strict guidance. Until the DC has established otherwise, the existing system of Interagency Policy Committees shall continue.”
I like the word “mandate” here. It has a certain reflection on the leather jacket-clad and revolvers-waving youths from small Polish towns, who came to the Winter Palace, murdered ten million civilians and destroyed the Empire.
They called themselves deputies, also. Only, as the fate has it, Trump’s Policy Coordination Commissars will be wearing something like a republican party uniform: dark navy blazers with gold buttons, khaki slacks red-white-and blue ties, and tailored shirts with cuffed sleeves and initials embroidered on the breast pockets.
With this document, Trump also establishes a new vehicle for his presidential orders named “National Security Presidential Memoranda that shall replace both Presidential Policy Directives and Presidential Study Directives as the instrument for communicating relevant Presidential decisions.”
“This memorandum shall supersede all other existing Presidential guidance on the organization or support of the NSC and the HSC. With regard to its application to economic matters, this document shall be interpreted in concert with any Executive Order governing the National Economic Council and with Presidential Memoranda signed hereafter that implement either this memorandum or that Executive Order.”
- Compilation of Presidential Documents on the Federal Register
- Protecting the nation from foreign terrorist entry into the United States
Urgent Notice: Executive Order on Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals
January 27, 2017
Per the Executive Order on Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals signed on January 27, 2017, visa issuance to nationals of the countries of Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen has been suspended effective immediately until further notification. If you are a citizen of one of these countries, please do not schedule a visa appointment or pay any visa fees at this time. If you already have an appointment scheduled, please DO NOT ATTEND. You will not be permitted entry to the Embassy/Consulate. We will announce any other changes affecting travelers to the United States as soon as that information is available.
What does this executive order do?
The Executive Order has four main policies:
1) Places a 90-day moratorium on entry into the U.S. from the seven countries named in a 2015 law aimed at requiring stricter vetting for people entering from Iran or countries overrun by jihadist violence.
2) Suspends admission of refugees from any country for 120 days in order to conduct a review of the program.
As you can see it’s a simple and lawful way to slow down the flow of immigrants for the new president, to sort out the security issues before new people will start working.
It’s a far cry from the new meme “Trump banned all the Muslims,” that the liberals are touting.
Another equally scandal-ridden presidential statement was made for International Holocaust Remembrance Day by not mentioning Jews as a special category of victims.
“It is with a heavy heart and somber mind that we remember and honor the victims, survivors, heroes of the Holocaust. It is impossible to fully fathom the depravity and horror inflicted on innocent people by Nazi terror.
“Yet, we know that in the darkest hours of humanity, light shines the brightest. As we remember those who died, we are deeply grateful to those who risked their lives to save the innocent.
“In the name of the perished, I pledge to do everything in my power throughout my Presidency, and my life, to ensure that the forces of evil never again defeat the powers of good. Together, we will make love and tolerance prevalent throughout the world.”
“We are deeply grateful to those who risked their lives to save the innocent.” This is the closest thing to acknowledging of the heroism and enormous sacrifice of the Russian people in defeating the European fascism and liberating Europe from the rule of the National Socialist party of Germany.
By the way, it took almost seventy years for the state of Israel to erect a memorial to the Soviet soldiers who had died liberating death camps. As the story goes, it was the president of Russia, Vladimir Putin, who gave money to Israel to build a Great Patriotic war heroes memorial.
The reaction of the liberals globalists is the same as always.
Howard Dean, former 6 term Governor of Vermont and failed Democratic presidential candidate in 2004, tweeted: “Since the Boston bombers came from Russia, shouldn’t Russia be on the list?” in response to Gabriel Debenedetti, the National political reporter at Politico: “Dem Party officer candidates are joining these protests all over.”
@JustinRaimondo @ggreenwald @mtracey War is peace, and Russia warning the US about the Boston bombers is Russia supporting terror.
— Wolgadeutscher (@Wolgadeutscher) January 29, 2017
So far, for the American Politicians ignorance remains a bliss. Tsarnaev was born into an ethnically Chechen family in Kyrgyzstan, and emigrated from Kyrgyzstan. But who world ever ask to check facts from a former presidential candidate?
As of the end of January, the corporate press is still firmly anti-president, and has positioned itself to be a 5th column’s tribune. I will explain my thesis later, but I can tell that serious research is underway to prove it.
So far I can only see only the penniless conservative bloggers rebuffing the liberal “virtue signaling.” Take for example Justin Raimondo, an Editorial Director for Antiwar.com
He tweeted in response to Gabriel Debenedetti : “Where were they when Obama stopped all refugee applications from Iraq for 6 months in 2011? What hypocrites.”
The facts that he brought up had been promptly ignored by the National political reporter at Politico.
On Sunday afternoon it became clear that the liberals won’t let America rest. The UK tabloid The Independent announced that the Democratic states Attorneys General from 16 US states have condemned Donald Trump’s travel ban and were going to challenge the presidential order in court. Their joined statement calls the executive order, “unconstitutional, un-American and unlawful.”
Needless to say, that one doesn’t need to pass the American Bar Association exams to know that this statement is not true. However, in the US the law has been suspended by the previous democratic administration, so it’s perfectly fine for the state’s Attorney generals to be ignorant in all things legal.
Let’s as an example, take a look at the new attorney general of Pennsylvania:
The Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General issued an official statement as following:
(Source: Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General ) 1/29/2017 Attorney General Josh Shapiro led multi-state effort to oppose federal order. HARRISBURG – Seventeen Attorneys General issued a joint statement today that ‘condemns’ as ‘un-American’ the executive order signed by President Trump. The rapid-response, multi-state effort was lead in part by Pennsylvania Attorney General..
More about Josh Shapiro crusade against federal government read the article by Michael Tanenbaum, Pennsylvania AG Shapiro joins state prosecutors in condemning Trump’s travel bans
The following is in their statement:
“As the chief legal officers for over 130 million Americans and foreign residents of our states, we condemn President Trump’s unconstitutional, un-American and unlawful Executive Order and will work together to ensure the federal government obeys the Constitution, respects our history as a nation of immigrants, and does not unlawfully target anyone because of their national origin or faith.”
As we all know, Pennsylvania, a historically democratic state, voted for Trump, because it suddenly remembered that in 1776 Pennsylvania enacted its first state constitution in direct response to the Declaration of Independence and the instructions of the Second Continental Congress to the colonies to reject British rule. Once again, the people of Pennsylvania voted against Hillary Clinton and the globalists rule that she embodied.
The Pennsylvania new attorney general, who took his office in January 2017, doesn’t have a mandate for his crusade against Donald Trump as a president of the US. During the presidential elections his office was involved in some dubious practices of inciting a riot and hiring people to pose as anti- Trump “protestors” for a pay.
Similar practices are described here: Leftist Paid Protesters Behind Anti-Trump Violence
Let’s take a look at some Josh Shapiro activities around election time.
In 2016 his political campaign office was located here:
Look at the top listing titled “Don’t wait, Defeat Trump…” it was posted on Nov. 5th, 2016, the election took place on Nov. 8th. The Craigslist protesters for hire wanted note was still up after the election.
Shapiro’s political campaign office number is the phone number on the wanted anti-Trump protesters classified listings.
Would be interested to hear a legal opinion on the practices about the protesters for hire.
Getting paid to protest Trump is not a democracy, it’s a job. Do those protesters pay taxes?
News and Statistics
Tensions are flying high. No wonder that at the end of the day on Sunday, President Donald Trump addressed Republican Senators, John McCain and Lindsey Graham on twitter “The joint statement of former presidential candidates John McCain & Lindsey Graham is wrong – they are sadly weak on immigration. The two…Senators should focus their energies on ISIS, illegal immigration and border security instead of always looking to start World War III.”
U.S. admits record number of Muslim refugees in 2016
A total of 38,901 Muslim refugees entered the U.S. in fiscal year 2016, making up almost half (46%) of the nearly 85,000 refugees who entered the country in that period, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of data from the State Department’s Refugee Processing Center. That means the U.S. has admitted the highest number of Muslim refugees of any year since data on self-reported religious affiliations first became publicly available in 2002.
A slightly lower share of 2016’s refugees were Christian (44%) than Muslim, the first time that has happened since fiscal 2006, when a large number of Somali refugees entered the U.S.
Refugees make up a small percentage (about one-in-ten) of the roughly 1 million immigrants granted lawful permanent residency in the U.S. each year. Because the U.S. government does not keep track of the religion of new legal immigrants, it is not possible to say what share of all recent immigrants are Muslim
Just two countries – Syria (12,486) and Somalia (9,012) – were the source of more than half of fiscal 2016’s Muslim refugees. The rest are from Iraq (7,853), Burma (Myanmar) (3,145), Afghanistan (2,664) and other countries (3,741).
Putin and Trump: We have got a contact
Hey Scott, an American has better odds of being killed by a shark on dry land in the US than dying at the hands of a refugee Muslim terrorist (1 in 3.6 billion). Hope this helps to put things in their proper perspective. http://www.vox.com/2016/9/13/12901950/terrorism-immigrants-clothes
How about you tell this to the victims of terrorism in their faces.Tell the parents,sister,brothers,fathers and mothers that some eggs have to be broken for multiculturalism ! The more kebabs , the more terrorism.
What are you going to tell the victims of gun violence? Should we ban all guns? What about the victims of drunk drivers? Should we ban alcohol?
What about the victims of bad diets and processed foods?
Not to mention alcoholism and drunk drivers.
And don’t forget to count the deaths from false flag events.
yes, go Katherine
What you are evading is the fact that Americans have the legal right to determine who is allowed to enter their country and also to determine who may not. It is, after all, THEIR country and they elected a President who stated he would eliminate uncontrolled immigration and tighten up on immigration controls applied to persons from certain backgrounds, religions and origins. The shock must be that he has started doing as he indicated he would. That is a surprise.
What you are evading is that millions of Americans are shocked by the cruelty of banning refugees from countries that the US is bombing. In its spirit of malice the ban is completely un-American. It’s one of the few times in my life I feel proud of this country, for resisting this decree. For all those justifying the ban, please understand that Americans are better than this.
I know that the primary focus of this site is to protect the Russian interest, but the callousness displayed here is shocking. No wonder no one trusts the Russians. No one should.
Why do you think that a country has a “duty” to accept anybody that wants to come to that country. I can’t understand that logic. Moving to another country is a “privilege” extended,not a “right”. Obama did the same thing in 2011 with immigration by Iraqis. Without anyone even complaining. Let alone crying crocodile tears over it. Trump said during the campaign for President that he would ban immigration from countries with a lot of terrorism,”until” the US was able to determine “who” was being allowed to immigrate to the country. I don’t see a problem with that at all. As I said “no-one” has a “right” to immigrate to a country.They may do so “only” if the country they are coming to allows them in. It seems you have drank the “new liberal” koolaid and think immigration is some sort of “human right” that all countries must allow to happen. It isn’t,and they don’t. Its a privilege not a right.
As to you comment on Russia. Just what has Russia got to do with Trump’s immigration policy. Russia has no part in it. And trying to attack Russia over a Trump action is ridiculous.
Good comment, Uncle Bob1 — but you failed to mention that in the course of US history many sorts of people have been banned from coming here — or even detained in concentration camps — the Japanese — and there are also quotas, so one can hardly claim that ‘Americans are better than this’, and also, it’s only for 90 days while vetting procedures are being revised.
List of United States immigration laws
How the United States Immigration System Works
This second link shown that this is not at all outside the range of current laws, especially the section “Protection of Refugees, Asylees, and other Vulnerable Populations” which includes
Table 3: Presidential Determination on Refugee Admissions, FY 2016
East Asia 13,000
Europe and Central Asia 4,000
Latin America/Caribbean 3,000
Near East/South Asia 34,000
Unallocated Reserve 6,000
So where was the outrage against Obama in 2016?
I do not think Ajanabi said anything about Russia got to do with Trump’s immigration policy, but people here lack of empathy to ward plight of immigrant affected by trump’s policy. I think it is a fair criticize. I was surprised as well.
As for Trump can not get away with Obama and Clinton used to get away, well, why do you think big percentage people voted trump over clinton? There are two quotes I threw out here:
“We are going do hill any way, with trump, I can at least laugh while the country cycle around drain”;
“Everyone will watch him like hawk if he is elected, so he can not do much damage. Clinton will cause WWIII with her well oiled neo-con machine”.
Many roser assumption of him has be proven wrong fast. So we are watching him like hawk, and he will not get away with Obama used to get away. Such is life…
I have sympathy for the plight of refugee’s. But that isn’t what the “temporary” ban is even about. Very few real refugee’s are coming to the US. Real refugee’s have little money. And coming to the US is very difficult. Those people are mostly going to the “nearer” areas ,like Europe. The “outrage” of the Trump haters is purely political “show”.As I said,and continue to say. The “right” to immigrate to a different country doesn’t exist. Immigration is a privilege,not a right. There are way too many people “floating” around that “somehow” have the idea that a nation “must” open their borders to all people that might want to immigrate there. That is false thinking that needs to stop.
First of all, it is not only about refugee come to America; Second of all, all of those affected over the weekend are legal immigrants, vetted refugees, visitors, and travelers; Third of all, all those mass murderers in US were local grew.
It is disingenuous say stopping all refugee, immigrants, travelers of those countries for reason of security. Trump is targeting specific countries for political gain.
As of trump haters, trump can do himself and the country a big favor by looking inside himself and find out why.
@ J (there was no reply button on your post,so I’ll reply here).
You said refugee’s in your first comment. So I replied about refugee’s. You are right though ,most of the ones affected aren’t actual refugee’s. But the point is the President doesn’t believe that the Obama regime did an adequate job of vetting people from terrorist prone countries.He may be right,or wrong. But that is his decision,not mine. It is true that most (though not all) the terrorists striking in the US have been here for years. But it seems their families weren’t vetted very well. And they never became acculturated into the society.Trump has nothing to gain,other than hoping to make the country safer,by enforcing strict immigration policies.It might be that you think the risk of attacks by terrorists is worth it, to have an open border policy. I don’t think that way. Its a nations duty to put the safety of its own citizens first. Before any other considerations.We obviously disagree on that.But I can almost certainly tell you that the families of those killed by terrorists here and in Europe would agree with my position over the one you advocate.
I was just listening to Loud and Clear and there is a woman on there saying how bad NAFTA is for workers in both countries, and then she says Trump is part of the problem. Trump?? NAFTA was put in by Clinton, and Obama was supporting TTP, etc. Trump’s been if office for a week, and he’s talked about getting rid of or renegotiating NAFTA, and also said it was bad for workers.
But oh yeah — blame Trump! It’s gotten ridiculous!
I have to defend Trump in the same way I’d have to defend someone who a mob wanted to lynch for stealing a bicycle.
I’d like to see virtually open borders for the US — i.e., let in anyone who was a criminal or otherwise defective, but at the same we have the laws we have and the laws should be upheld and defended until they are changed, and if they can’t be changed then there is a lot of other work to do, but it’s no good just ignoring laws when people feel like it, because then you end ignoring laws like don’t torture, don’t invade other countries, don’t kill people with drones, don’t steal everything not nailed down. You can’t have a country without laws.
The liberals now are running around saying Trump is not the legitimate president… the hell he isn’t! That’s what elections are about. They are great for passing laws against all kinds of things, like discrimination and polluting everything, and then they turn around and say if you don’t like a law just ignore it if you feel like it. So a business wants to discriminate and pollute if because they feel like and they have a conniption fit. Bunch of stupid hypocrites!
Not all refugee come to America. He banned the legal immigrants, vetted refugees, visitors including a scientist, and someone come to visit her sick mother, travelers who transit through us. None of those are average refugee walk off street. If he think he take too many refugees, he can take less after any day. I saw it first hand myself.
As for NFTA, and TPP, more I read, the more I feel they serve a purpose to certain advantage of US. Isolation is never a answer. EVER Chinese can tell you that. Better term, well that is up to bankers/oligarchs.
Trump may bring back some cheap jobs, he loses far more than he gain. His cabinet pick already broadcast it laud and clear how backwards he us.
Well, making your second and third biggest trading partners mad at you for your political gain is not very smart thing to do for any one, and it usually cause a lot of people mad at you in return. I can totally say why she blame trump.
IMHO, trump is not the brightest bulb in town as he believe himself to be.
no reply button…
NAFTA is a pig. We had plenty of trade with Mexico and Canada before NAFTA, so it’s a matter of those trading making deals again, and that can be done — done in a way that doesn’t destroy all the working people in our countries.
Trump has a lot to go up against — including his own ignorance and bias, but those out in protest are doing it wrong. First, get the flipping laws changed, and they need to work on congress for that. The suspect in 9/11 (yeah, I know it was bull, but still for argument’s sake, and they were up to no good after all) were here legally, so it’s obvious the vetting process is messed up. There is so much messed up in so many places that it can’t be fixed in an orderly way. It’s like after a flood you have to clean out everything — even some stuff that might ordinarily be salvaged but there is too much mess to do it.
Trump is not good for fixing many of these things but he’s the best available right now. A bulldozer is not the best thing for remodeling after a flood but unless you have a good team of workers that’s the only way to clear the mess out. Trump is, or should be, only an interim working solution until the people organize and overcome the corrupt politics, but how long will that take? He is better than who we had, or Clinton and her gang, and it’s still uncertain how awful he will be, although it’s sure looking bad (but better than war against Russia).
This horror has been building over 70 years and it’s not going to be easy or quick to fix it, if that’s even possible, and it’s counterproductive to blame it all on Trump. What’s the alternative at the moment (but hoping the ‘cure’ is not worse then the disease — which was fatal)? I don’t see one. We have 2 years, and 4 years, to go before another election. Can the people get their act together by then? If so, it will get better then, if not then there’s nothing better to do except to attack on specific issues with intelligence and facts, and that isn’t with ad hominem nonsense against this guy, which is just a distraction to the issues and the rotten system and the rest of the bums in power. We can’t afford to play that game. It’s a game that the neoliberals are creating, and in which even the best politician would be demonized and look bad at this point. Putin is good! and look at what they have done to him.
“No wonder no one trusts the Russians. No one should.”
And yet so many Muslims trust them enough to immigrate to Russia.
Russia’s intake of immigrants is second only to the USA.
The majority of those immigrants are Muslim.
Interestingly some of the most passionate supporters of increased Muslim refugee intake that I have met in Australia are Jews.
They also happen to be the most enthusiastic proponents of the destruction of Iraq, Libya and Syria.
Where was the shock of all those millions of Americans(I happen to be one)when we were bombing those nations back into the stone age?? The hypocrisy is over-whelming!
Yeah, sure your right, and what about the victims of auto-erotic asphyxia?? Should we ban all masturbation?? Right , am I right?
Re Valhalla Rising, are you suggesting that kebabs are only Muslim? We Orthodox Christians from the Middle East have been cooking and eating kebabs from way before the Arabs came out of Arabia.
It’s you in the West that use Turkish and Arabic words for food that is originally from the Middle East. We have older words that are Greek, Armenian, Assyrian, etc., but you don’t know those since the US elites love the $$$ they get from the Turks and Arabs.
The people that eat kebabs are not the problem. The problem is US support for suffering, death, and destruction throughout the region and the US ‘indispensable and exceptional’ supremacist lunacy like another people that thought they were ‘uber alles’.
Kebabs of the world must unite, and stop their cruel and senseless exploitation and slaughter. Liberation for Kebabs! All they need to do is get the liberal media on their side and organize demonstrations and boycotts. (Get Soros to help!)
what is the armenian for kebab?
we are all children of immigrants. as humanity is well into the 21st century, there are mysteriously two countries building walls and enacting travel bans against those in need.
another mysterious thing is maybe if these human waves were not being bombed out of their homes and countries, there wouldn’t be a problem now, would there.
Actually the linked article claims odds of 1 in 3.6 million. Not 3.6 billion.
Still, not much to worry about really is it?
Unless you’re just shit out of luck:
Little Rock, Arkansas, June 1, 2009. Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad shot and murdered one soldier, Army Pvt. William Andrew Long, and injured another, Pvt. Quinton Ezeagwula, at a military recruiting station in Little Rock. Muhammad reportedly converted to Islam in college and was on the FBI’s radar after being arrested in Yemen–a hotbed of radical Islamic terrorism–for using a Somali passport, even though he was a U.S. citizen. In a note to an Arkansas judge, Muhammad claimed to be a member of al-Qaeda in the Arab Peninsula, the terror group’s Yemen chapter.
Fort Hood, Texas, November 5, 2009. Major Nidal Malik Hasan shot up a military base in Fort Hood and murdered 14 people. Hasan was in contact with al-Qaeda terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki prior to the attack and shouted “Allahu Akbar!” as he fired upon the soldiers on the Fort Hood base. After being sentenced to death, Hasan requested to join ISIS while on death row. It took six years for Obama to acknowledge the shooting as a terror attack instead of “workplace violence.”
Boston, Massachusetts, April 15, 2013. Tamerlan and Dhozkar Tsarnaev set off two bombs at the 2013 Boston marathon, killing three and injuring over 260 people. The Tsarnaev brothers later shot and murdered Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer Sean Collier. The Tsarnaev brothers were self-radicalized through online jihadist propaganda and through a mosque with ties to al-Qaeda.
Moore, Oklahoma, September 24, 2014. Alton Nolen beheaded a woman, Colleen Huff, at a Vaughan Foods plant and stabbed and injured another person. While Nolen’s motives are unclear, he appears to have been another radicalized Muslim who was obsessed with beheadings.
Queens, New York, October 23, 2014. Zale Thompson, another self-radicalized Muslim, injured two police officers with a hatchet before being shot dead by other cops. Thompson reportedly indoctrinated himself with ISIS, al-Qaeda and al-Shabab–a Somali jihadist terror group–websites and was a lone wolf attacker.
Brooklyn, New York, December 20, 2014. Ismaayil Brinsley shot and murdered two police officers execution-style and his Facebook page featured jihadist postings and had ties to a terror-linked mosque.
Garland, Texas, May 3, 2015. Two gunmen shot up the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, where a Mohammed cartoon contest was taking place, and were killed by a police officer. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack.
Chattanooga, Tennessee, July 16, 2015. Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez shot and killed four Marines and a sailor at a military base in Chattanooga and was believed to have been inspired by ISIS.
San Bernardino, California, December 14, 2015. Two radical Islamists, Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik, shot and murdered 14 people and injured 22 others at an office holiday party.
Orlando, Florida, June 12, 2016. Omar Mateen, 29, opened fire at a gay nightclub, killing 49 and injuring 53. The FBI investigated Mateen twice before his rampage, but did not take any substantive action. Officials believe Mateen was self-radicalized but he pledged fealty to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi before his death. “The real muslims will never accept the filthy ways of the west,” Mateen posted on his Facebook page after committing his heinous act at Pulse nightclub. “I pledge my alliance to (ISIS leader) abu bakr al Baghdadi..may Allah accept me,” he wrote.
St. Cloud, Minnesota, September 17, 2016. Dahir Ahmed Adan, a 20-year-old Somali refugee, began hacking at people with a steak knife at a Minnesota mall, injuring nine people before he was shot dead by off-duty police officer Jason Falconer. The FBI said numerous witnesses heard Adan yelling “Allahu akbar!” and “Islam! Islam!” during the rampage. He also asked potential victims if they were Muslims before inflicting wounds in their heads, necks, and chests. The FBI believe he had recently become self-radicalized. (As the Daily Wire highlighted, the Minneapolis Star Tribune attempted to blame “anti-Muslim tensions” for his murderous actions.)
New York City/New Jersey, September 17, 2016. Ahmad Khan Rahami, a 28-year-old naturalized citizen from Afghanistan, set off multiple bombs in New York and New Jersey. In Chelsea, his bomb resulted in the injury of over 30 people. Rahami wrote in his journal that he was connected to “terrorist leaders,” and appears to have been heavily influenced by Sheikh Anwar, Anwar al-Awlaki, Nidal Hassan, and Osama bin Laden. “I pray to the beautiful wise ALLAH, [d]o not take JIHAD away from me,” Rahami wrote. “You [USA Government] continue your [unintelligible] slaught[er]” against the holy warriors, “be it Afghanistan, Iraq, Sham [Syria], Palestine … ”
Columbus, Ohio, November 28, 2016. Abdul Razak Ali Artan, an ISIS-inspired 20-year-old Somali refugee who had been granted permanent legal residence in 2014 after living in Pakistan for 7 years, attempted to run over his fellow Ohio State students on campus. After his car was stopped by a barrier, he got out of the vehicle and began hacking at people with a butcher knife before being shot dead by a campus police officer. He injured 11 people, one critically. ISIS took credit for the attack, describing Artan as their “soldier.” Just three minutes before his rampage, Artan posted a warning to America on Facebook that the “lone wolf attacks” will continue until America “give[s] peace to the Muslims.” He also praised deceased al-Qaeda cleric Anwar Al-Awlaki as a “hero.”
Note: While this list contains the major, verifiable radical Islamic attacks over the last eight years, there are other incidents suspected of having been motivated by the ideology but have not been verified to be so.
It looks like most of these were already in the USA when they became radicalized.
You say, “It looks like most of these were already in the USA when they became radicalized.”
So that makes it alright then.
In that case why not let them all come to Russia? Better yet, why not let some of them come live in your house? After all, the aggregate chance of being a victim of these lunatics is “1 in 3.6 billion” (or was it 1 in 3.6 million, seems the addled can’t even get numbers right). Of course, that gets up to 1 in 1 if one of these lunatics attacks you personally.
The Serbs probably radicalised them too.
“Rewind for a moment to Valentine’s Day 2007, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Shots are fired in a busy shopping center. Five people die and four are wounded before the assailant is killed by an off-duty police officer who happened to carry his weapon. The moment the shooter was identified as Sulejman Talovic, a Bosnian immigrant, coverage of the rampage changed dramatically. Instead of the victims’ names and features about lives cut short, the public was treated to an onslaught of tear-jerking drivel about Talovic, painting him as a victim of the Bosnian war. Within a day, the Trolley Square massacre was being blamed on Serbs, because Talovic was from an area affected by the 1995 “genocide.” Of course, he was long gone from Bosnia by then – but facts can never be allowed to interfere with a good sob story.”
“The family ( of Sulejman Talovic ) could not be reached by telephone, and no one answered the door at their bungalow. On the front porch, someone had left a gift-wrapped potted flower. Wedged into the door jamb was a sealed envelope with one hand-written and underlined word: “Sorry.” Inside it, visible through the address window, were $20 bills.”
Looks like all that “TERRORISM” is a drop in the ocean compared to a normal week in Chicago.
Then discount those that are setups by the FBI of which there were many under the Obama Administration (Boston Bombing, San Bernardino, and Orlando, Florida and the numbers drop substantially. Now, shall we compare this to only the authorised Drone Executions done by Obama in the same time period and the number of people killed in Pakistan, Yemen, Afghanistan, Iraq, and other areas in MENA?
In other words, get a life.
As for the ban, it is temporary and nothing less than what was already legislated under the previous administration. Muslims are not the problem, Empire and Greed is.
Well Katherine, I’m Muslim and live in the U.S. and I’m not radicalized. But I do hate the unjust wars in the Muslim world and am anti hegemony and belligerence. I mean shit, in 2015 alone, the U.S. dropped 23,144 bombs on Muslim majority countries . That’s 2015 only. Forget what was dropped on Iraq. Afghanistan and Libya.
By looking at the numbers above, 1 out of 1 million(since there are est. 20 million Muslims in the U.S.) Muslims will go a terror rampage. That’s not extraordinary under the global circumstances.
Some Muslims go extremist and pull off a hideous attack. There in lays the problem, extremism, not Islam as a religion.
’The KKK wants you’: White supremacist group delivers recruitment fliers in Maine, N. Carolina
“The Ku Klux Klan, the nation’s largest white supremacist group, has distributed recruitment fliers to residents in Maine and North Carolina, spurring fears of increased hatred in an already-tense political climate.”
thank you. from an American muslim.
The statistics that you’ve mentioned is probably true, but why then US troops are dominating the over-seas destinations under pretense that they are fighting terrorists so that they don’t come to US? Wasn’t George Bush that named a couple of those Muslim countries the “axes of evil”… and he wasn’t a bad guy as they made out Trump to be now.
“The term “axis of evil” was used by U.S. President George W. Bush in his State of the Union address on January 29, 2002, and often repeated throughout his presidency, to describe governments that his administration accused of sponsoring terrorism and seeking weapons of mass destruction. Iran, Iraq, and North Korea were portrayed by George W. Bush during the State of the Union as building nuclear weapons. The notion of such an axis was used to pinpoint these common enemies of the United States and rally the American populace in support of the War on Terror.”
I am really not getting all this praise and support for Trump.
What is your analysis of the news that Trump is negotiating with Saudi Arabia of all countries to create “safe zones” in Syria!
To do this would mean troops in Syria and an escalation in the fighting from the Saudi backed jihadis
Trump is clueless or deceitful and it leads me to question Putins judgement in engaging with this Trump
I can’t understand why Rusdia doesn’t focus on developing its relationships with trust worthy eastern partners
Why do they always bow down to America after all that America does?
Trump is a T w i n s ( like Kennedy) Twins are dealers, living Threes, elevated above the contradictin parties 1 : 2.
Donald (Leo-) Twins, as a pragmaticist knows that he has to do the puzzle with the given parts of the game
of the world and not with blind moral phantasies.
There must be tomorrow a day even for Terrorists who return to minimum of civilized behave. In this brokery
approach he is converging with VVP and Idlib as an example, might be a conscious skin in the game.
Just translated the article in Russian that you posted at the end of this piece.
I. was glad to read the comments on the Putin Trump conversation
The readers are not convinced by any of it – after what has gone before.
A conversation of 45 minutes does not wipe out the past decades.
One comment likens it to getting a new slave master and hoping the new one will be kinder than the last.!!!
I hope this realism extends to the Russian government and they are not taken in by yet another US president
They can only be independent outside the US sphere.
Hi James, have you made the translation available anywhere? Would like to read since it’s been linked to. Thx
I used the translate tool
I pasted the link given by Scott into the box indicated and it translate the whole page, hope it helps
Well, perhaps Trump will stand up to the neocons after all.
I see he’s got the Saudis to pay some compensation for some of the destruction they’ve caused – including in Yemen:
“The president requested, and the King agreed, to support safe zones in Syria and Yemen, as well as supporting other ideas to help the many refugees who are displaced by the ongoing conflicts.” http://blogs.rediff.com/mkbhadrakumar/
Apparently, Trump’s “extreme vetting” of people from seven predominantly Muslim countries was not discussed…
Gone are the days when Saudis et al controlled Obama’s ME policies: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2015/10/11/full_interview_president_obama_on_isis_putin_trump_on_60_minutes.html#!
IMHO It is only going to be a distraction from his other fiascos. But we will see it better with time.
Or, alternatively, he got the Saudis to support the breakup of Syria and Yemen into bantustans and insertion of imperialist troops and bases into those countries. What’s the difference between a ‘safe zone’ and a military base and militarily controlled area with no-fly zones?
And what business does either the US or the Saudis have in being in a sovereign country?
Yeah. Not very un-neocon like.
It is really a great strategy to humiliate 1 billion people, after bombing them back to stone age.
I don’t like the idea of Saudi Arabia backed safe zones
What is Russia thinking going along with this nonsense
It’s an undermine of the allies who have fought hard for Syria
And Russia allows them to insert themselves into the area.
They should be speaking out strongly against this safe zones
James. I am with you on this.
However, for now, I think it is better for Russian to say it is Assad’s call. I am sure Assad, Russian, Iranian, Turkish are all in communication about this. Talk will buy them time. They may have rounds of discussion just to stall it. Russian will make sure Trump/KSA will not be able to set foothold in Syria. Even though Putin and Trump has been padding each other’s ego, or more Trump’s ego.
I doubt Russian will be fooled by Trump. It never hurt to talk to them, and get some clue on what Trump is trying to accomplish, learn about his people before making it clear. By then, they will not feel as if they missed some good opportunity, and make better decision after they learn more from Trump.
I am sure Russian know they will be the front line state along with Iran if Trump and KSA get foothold in Syria. If not, Russian will (very likely) see US supported Jihadist on its soil.
Sounds like when you ask Mom and Dad, in July, if you can have a pony for Christmas and they tell you they will have to think about it, and see how well behaved you will be. Diplomacy.
Maybe, if you are very good, you will get a kitten, though.
Blue. It is. But it is not good reason to out right reject them if you can reject it stealthily more to your advantage.
I am sure Russian is not waiting for trump’s next move but actively anticipating and planning on his next move, along with some initiatives of their own.
If I am wrong, than well, our worries will not help all those people living there any way.
While they are talking, Russian and partners can also create some facts on the ground, and making US/KSA proposal has no legs to stand on.
”Gone are the days when Saudis et al controlled Obama’s ME policies:”
that was never as complete as the other mid east artificial country.
Looks like the Empire had plans to “punish” Trump by quickly inundating the US with thousands of “refugees” of the same kind that flooded EU to bring it on its knees, probably just recycling those that had “fled” to EU, a little like moving terrorists from Libya to Syria after crushing Libya.
Maybe Trump was informed of that plan, and immediatly moved to plug those holes in the legislation, or actually, just put in use the laws that were already there about vetting people from the “refugee counties”. Which would explain why they did not add Saudi Arabia and Qatar, since not so many citizens from these counties volonteer to “work” as “refugees”, in the service of Soros and co.
Thank you Scott for the mored detailed and in-depth analysis of what lies behind the recent executive orders.
I hope the cleaning of the swamp contiues and the time is taken to put the correct things in place. Glad he has called out McCain and Graham :)
This is already in the RSS feed but reading the unsubstantiated accusations of some commenters above about “safe zones” – here is what is going on:
The US and Russia need to speak and act together on certain issues to ensure the ending of the Syrian War and defeat of terrorism. Russia has made it very clear that Assad and other organisations will need to be involved. They are very astute and fully aware.
You are correct that a lot of people are turning up who have been paid to many of the protests that have taken place over the last few months – the colour revolution continues – all driven and enabled by the 5th column MSM who keep twisting the facts. Along with these “Judges” and others bringing legal cases – all done to try and slow him down – sound familiar? Begins with a U – yes just as they have done to Russia over the so called Ukraine etc…..Same play book.
This may interest you Scott:
If we are to go by the “official” 9/11 narrative espoused by the US, then we know that 15 of the 19 hijackers came from Saudi Arabia.
How then can Saudi Arabia not be on this list?
Likewise Qatar and Kuwait, why are they not on the list?
If these well known Wahhabi sponsors are left off the list, then that list is not worth the paper that its printed on.
Hypocrisy by any other name……
We find however that Iran tops the list.
Why is Iran on the list, pray tell?
As far as I am aware, I cant recall any citizen of the Islamic Republic perpetrating any acts of terror on US soil.
And then all this fake outrage coming from the usual sactimonious assholes really pisses me off, big time?
Whether its the Wall or Entry Bans, nothing that Trump has implemented is new and novel.
Israel has done and is doing all these things with nary a peep from these very persons that we now see cry foul when Trump micmicks what he sees the Israelis doing.
Trump is on record, saying the proposed wall is inspired in part by the Occupation Wall of Israel.
And as for restricting entry, Israel has practised this since time immemmorial.
I see the old hag Madeline Albright has slithered herself into the headlines by threating to “register as a Muslim”, thereby pretending to stand in solidarity with Muslims.
She and her tribe has spend decades demonizing Muslims, so as to justify their slaughter snd displacement by the Zionist entity.
But now that Trump is shining a bright light upon their hypocrisy they are caught out in the open having to feign opposition to policies that Israel routinely practices against the Palestinians and others.
Now you know why they feared Trump so much, despite his promise of unwavering support for Israel.
He is too loud and exposes the criminality and hypocrisy of Israel and its supporters.
Mad as Hell
“How then can Saudi Arabia not be on this list?”
The reason is that Obama made this list and it presently resides within existing legislation. In order to avoid a prolonged fight through the Congress and Senate an Executive Order was employed using that already existent enabled list. What appears to be the strategy with the new US President is to employ legislation which is already on the books. This can have immediate effect, rather than taking months or years to get off the ground. Note also that the Whitehouse states that this is not a finalised list and that there may be alterations made to it, i.e. additions.
It appears that this is an interim stage on the way to a more permanent system.
Now you know why they feared Trump so much, despite his promise of unwavering support for Israel.
No, they are not scared of Trump, and are very loud in their opposition to his unfair practices of banning Muslims from the countries that have never sponsored terrorism while not including the crimimal entities like Saudi Arabia and Pakistan on the list.
Iran is the state sponsoring the terror group Hezbollah, so it is entirely justified that it is on the list.
.If you support Trump and the US enacting the same policies that Israel does, then you have no business accusing Israel of “criminality and hypocrisy”. It is only your double standards towards US and Israel that expose your racist criminality and hypocrisy.
Madeleine Albright and others protesting the measures are not a “tribe” as you tell, but are Americans of Jewish descent and don’t you bigot forget it!You are not saying anything about scores of Muslim Americans who are twice as numerous in opposing the measure!
Madam Albright is actually a practicing Catholic who recently acknowledged her Jewish descent. The supporters of the Palestinians are always foaming at the mouth and claim that a single terrorist does not stand for the entire Palestinian people.The same goes for A. Jews, as Ms. Albrigt does not represent and does not stand for the entirety of American Jews!
Also, American Jews are not Israelis. As much as you would like to , they are not planning on leaving US for Israel. They are the same as their fellow Christian Americans who are just as against the measure and are protesting alongside their fellow American Muslims and many other Americans who are against the measure.
BTW, under the Constitution, Americans of all shades and faiths have the right to express their disagreements and to protest any and all actions of their governments.
You lost me on Albright, the Czech Jew who pretended to be Catholic with the help of a decent Christian family who saved her from German Nazis, and now has left her temporary US host to embed herself in The Czech Republic. Just as Brzezinski has gone back to Poland to make sure that hatred of Russian Christian Slavs is kept stoked up.
Deconstruct this statement for me: “[the death of one million Iraqi children]… was worth it.” Madeline Albright.
Or this one: “We have a well-equipped Army. We should use it.”
Catholic? No. Satanist.
Albright was first Catholic, then Episcopalian, finally discovering her Jewish roots– can we say “social-climber?”
“Madam Albright is actually a practicing Catholic who recently acknowledged her Jewish descent”
Apparently it was not until 1997 while reading an article about herself in the Washington Post that Albright discovered that her parents had been Jews who converted to Catholicism.
Imagine, had she not read the Washington Post that day she may never have known . .
In any case Madam has moved on.
She is now Episcopalian.
“Madeleine Albright ✔@madeleine
I was raised Catholic, became Episcopalian & found out later my family was Jewish. I stand ready to register as Muslim in #solidarity.
5:18 AM – 26 Jan 2017”
Let’s hope Madam also registers herself as a war criminal and mass murderer.
“As for the bombing of Yugoslavia in 1999, this was clearly the result of Madeleine Albright’s initiative. She managed to convince President Clinton, against the better judgment of the Pentagon, that a “little bombing” of Yugoslavia would force Milosevic to sign the Rambouillet “peace accord,” which would allow NATO forces to occupy the entire country, including Kosovo. This critical feature of the document was never publicized in the West’s mainstream media and this contributed to the demonization of the Serbs. No country in the world would willingly agree to be militarily occupied by foreign forces, let alone Yugoslavia with its still vivid memories of Nazi occupation. The Rambouillet accord served as an ultimatum for the country to surrender its sovereignty or be bombed into submission. The Yugoslav government refused to sign and the result was a merciless 78-day bombing campaign which killed and injured thousands of people and completely destroyed the country’s entire social and economic infrastructure. Yugoslavia’s resolve forced NATO to drop its Rambouillet objective, and it was only with Russia’s diplomatic efforts that a form of peace emerged and the bombing stopped.”
My wife of dual German and Iranian citizenship (as you cannot ever give up Iranian citizenship, though she has never been in Iran in her whole life) who is a christian cannot enter the U.S. anymore, though we lived there peacefully for five years. Totally crazy.
This is what I call an erratic leaderhip by Trump.
Rule No. 1: Think before you decree.
Instead of raising hope I now fear that the U.S. will turn even faster into a failed state.
The Trump administration seems to be taking the question of infiltration and undesirable immigration seriously. The dreadful example of what CIA agent Angela Merkle did to Europe is very fresh for all to observe.
You can’t make an omelette without breaking eggs.
Some people will necessarily be inconvenienced as the immigration filters are adjusted.
Trump’s temporary ban on people from those 7 Muslim majority nations is not about “preventing terrorism”–least of all, jihadist terrorism.
If the United States were serious about preventing terrorism, it should STOP ARMING and SUPPORTING terrorists to begin with–particulary, these “moderate” jihadists and head-choppers that the USA has been backing for decades since the Afghan jihad against the Soviet Union and now against Syria, among other nations.
And the USA should publically ADMIT to sponsoring (jihadist) terrorism and PUNISH those elements of the US political establishment, military, and spy institutionsn responsible for this terrorism.
As most people here know, America and its allies (like Great Britain, France, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Turkey, and Israel) have all materially supported the Islamic jihadists fighting against Syria. This terror sponsorship is just a continuation of what America did to Libya a few years ago, what it did to Yugoslavia in the 1990s, and of American support of terrorism against Russia (Chechyna), China (Uighurs), and Iran for years.
Indeed, why didn’t Trump put jihadist-supporting Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Israel, and Turkey (not to mention Britain and France) on that immigration ban list?
It is very interesting the 7 nations on Trump’s ban just so happen to be the same 7 nations that General Wesley Clark mentioned were on America’s hit list to “take out” after 9-11.
The U.S. Had A Plan To Topple All 7 Countries On Trump’s Refugee Ban List
In general, America’s so-called “War on Terrorism” is a BIG LIE–a bipartisan big lie promoted by liberal Demcorats and conservative Republicans alike, from Bush to Obama and now to Trump.
It is too bad that Trump’s disingenous (and short-term tactical) overtures of “friendship” to Russia have caused people here to uncritically accept his policies and swallow the propaganda used to justify them.
Drinking the Trump Kool Aid will prove to be just as poisonous as imbibing the Obama Kool Aid.
i don’t think there are posters that are drinking the look aid
Some policies people will agree with other policies they won’t
It’s a case by case basis for many
I will nail my colours to the mast and state that as far as Russia is concerned they should not trust Trump – he is too erratic and there is nothing to gain from any alliance with him.
independence is only possible outside the western sphere.
Dang!..do like how POTUS is fighting the evil see how he brow beated the two who championed the moderate head choppers calling them to stop starting WW111!He has big enough balls to close the gate for nine months to this moderate army so evil putin and the barrel bomber of a president and the Pentagon can bury them in the Syrian dust.He forced the wahabi king to cough out some billions to humanitarian work.The POTUS and evil putin are going to rule MENA and you better believe it.
This article is way out on a limb, in danger of falling into the absurd.
Look, judging by your ‘take’ of Trump, either you are simply naïve, or your agenda is mis-information, or both
Trump has malice in his designs that he hopes to pull off on Russia. As we know, the Russian elite will opt for Eurasia and the whole world for that matter, over an Atlantic alliance, with whom Russia would be squandered; evermore so since the Atlantic alliance is showing signs of decline and over extension.
Trump, and his largely Ashkenazi Jewish government, appointees and advisors, are ,if history
has ever told us anything, bad news indeed. They will cause the U.S. much grid-lock and if they go to far, it may not go well. For Muslims, its 1938-39 all over again.
This same largely Ashkenazi Jewish entourage, detest and despise all things Russian. Many hail from Eastern Europe etc. Trump and his people have no love for Russia.
And Kissinger will go to his grave a bitter man.
Looks true so far — first blood.
US Invades Yemen, Shoot and Kill 8-year-old Girl, 29 Others
A protester at O’Hare International airport had a poster that said ‘ Will trade 1 Trump for 10,000 refugees ‘. Laughs.
“Similar practices are described here: Leftist Paid Protesters Behind Anti-Trump Violence.”
The title of that linked piece is misleading. Those are not leftists, they are paid “actors”, doing their bit for a buck and helping the capitalist status quo. Or, put less politely, prostitutes. That puts them squarely in the reactionary-right wing camp. Prostitution is a very traditional right wing practice.
An excellent essay from Petra’s based upon trump’s stated policy goals and discussing what is arrayed against these.
President Trump: Nationalist Capitalism, An Alternative to Globalization
Trump is not a ‘protectionist’, nor is he opposed to ‘free-trade’. These charges by the garbage journalists are baseless. Trump does not oppose US economic imperialist policies abroad. However, Trump is a market realist who recognizes that military conquest is costly and, in the contemporary world context, a losing economic proposition for the US. He recognizes that the US must turn from a predominant finance and import economy to a manufacturing and export economy.
Trump views Russia as a potential economic partner and military ally in ending the wars in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Ukraine, and especially in defeating the terrorist threat of ISIS. He sees China as a powerful economic competitor, which has been taking advantage of outmoded trade privileges and wants to re-negotiate trade pacts in line with the current balance of economic power.
Trump is a capitalist-nationalist, a market-imperialist and political realist, who is willing to trample on women’s rights, climate change legislation, indigenous treaties and immigrant rights. His cabinet appointments and his Republican colleagues in Congress are motivated by a militarist ideology closer to the Obama-Clinton doctrine than to Trumps new ‘America First’ agenda. He has surrounded his Cabinet with military imperialists, territorial expansionists and delusional fanatics.
Who will win out in the short or long term remains to be seen. What is clear is that the liberals, Democratic Party hacks and advocates of Little Mussolini black shirted street thugs will be on the side of the imperialists and will find plenty of allies among and around the Trump regime.”
In other words, if trump’s stated goals are honest, he better watch his back, especially when strolling among his own cabinet.
Well its only an opinion for the truth is nobody knows how this new admin will play out geopoliticaly.Its has only been like one week, wake me up in 100 days!..my guess is bye bye moderate head choppers,peace or near peace in mena and china,us and Russia remaking UN.
After Dallas they named an airport after him… I cannot imagine that the ROTC and military school experiences that formed the T-Man did not include the study of Imperial intrigue. Specifically the Brutus affair…and the more recent little affairs? Obviously what one says publicly must not deviate from canonical lies, but everybody knows what’s afoot. Indeed, T-Man may be keeping his enemies especially close.
On the immigration ban question I see two new articles from Alexander Mercouris on the subject.
Has Sally Yates been sabotaging Trump’s ‘travel ban’ Executive Order all along?
Donald Trump’s ‘travel ban’ Executive Order: Full text and analysis
Ok To Bomb Them But Don’t Ban Them
By Jimmy Dore Show
January 31, 2017
and see link to source article Dore talks about
the 7 countries are from Obama in 2015.