As Trump makes border wall pitch, other countries say theirs work

Posted by Jimmy Minnish on February 1, 2019 under Links | Be the First to Comment

BORDER WALLPublished 3 hours ago


Will Democrats finally agree to fund the border wall?

Former Department of Homeland Security official Theresa Cardinal Brown says that there is a need for a physical barrier on some parts of the southern border.

As President Trump seeks to fulfill his promise to build a wall on the southern border, he is getting support from leaders in countries that have erected their own border barriers — and who hail those projects as critical to battling illegal immigration.

Trump, too, has cited countries like Israel — which has a network of walls and fences on its borders — as proof that barriers work as he seeks to convince Congress to fund a wall or steel barrier to the tune of $5.7 billion.

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Democrats in Congress have refused to entertain his proposal, calling a wall both “immoral” and ineffective, and only agreeing to $1.3 billion in more general border security funding. That led to a month-long shutdown, which temporarily ended last week. Funding is set to expire again on Feb. 15, and Trump has warned that he is prepared to declare a national emergency if no wall funding is agreed to.

The president said Friday there’s a good chance he’ll take that step, while saying House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is “hurting this country so badly” with her stance on the wall.

But despite claims that such barriers are ineffective, in countries such as Israel and Hungary, top officials say they are a key mechanism in keeping a border secure and illegal migration flows down.

“Since we built a fence, and since the police and army have been there, we basically have no illegal migrants on the territory of the country,” Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto told Fox News in an interview last week. “There are constant attempts to break through, but the infrastructure itself, namely the fence, and police and the army, make it impossible to get in.”

“So that’s a success,” he said.

Hungarian soldiers patrol the Hungarian-Serbian border near the village of Tompa, Hungary, June 14, 2017. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

Hungarian soldiers patrol the Hungarian-Serbian border near the village of Tompa, Hungary, June 14, 2017. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

Hungary was on the frontlines of the European migration crisis in 2015, when tens of thousands of migrants from the Middle East walked through the streets of Budapest and took over railway stations and other buildings. Szijjarto said that that led to Hungarians demanding action to secure the border.

Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s government subsequently built two fences on the border with Serbia and Croatia and also deployed the military to the border. Orban’s Fidesz Party went on to win a supermajority last year in the Hungarian national election — an election fought primarily over the question of combating illegal immigration.

Szijjarto did not want to comment on the domestic politics surrounding the shutdown in the U.S., but said the Hungarian government was sympathetic to Trump’s push for the wall.

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“When it comes to internal developments in the U.S., of course, we don’t want to comment, but what I can tell you is that we totally understand the endeavors of your president to protect the people and the territory of your country, and in Hungary it has been proven that such a solution is a good solution,” he said.

In Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government built a wall in the West Bank as a counter-terrorism measure, as well as a “smart fence” on the southern border with Egypt — Israel’s longest border — to prevent migration from Africa.

Israel’s Ambassador to the U.N. Danny Danon told Fox News Thursday that the border once had a “flimsy wire fence” that allowed smugglers and traffickers in the Sinai Peninsula to enter Israel, but that was changed in 2010.

“From 2010-2013, we built a system of two layers of fencing, with advanced surveillance equipment,” he said. “And the results speak for themselves: border crossings dropped by over 99 percent, from 9,570 in the first half of 2012 to 34 in the first half of 2013.”

Netanyahu has repeatedly hailed the success of the border. In 2017, he said “President Trump is right.”

“I built a wall along Israel’s southern border. It stopped all illegal immigration. Great success. Great idea,” he tweeted.

Recently, responding to the viral 10-year challenge meme, he posted side-by-side pictures of the fence on the Egyptian border in 2009 and 2019.

Trump has also posted videos about the success of Israel’s border security measures, and it has picked up some traction. This month, New York Timescolumnist Bret Stephens asked: “Why can’t Democrats and Republicans simply agree to build additional smart fencing in places where it’s missing and call it, for political effect, an ‘Israeli-style barrier’?”

Those opposing the border wall say there are other border protection measures that do a better job, such as drones and other surveillance.

“Fencing, infrastructure, technology. That is what the experts tell us we should do to really secure the border,” Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., told CNN earlier this week.

But Szijjarto said that a fence is “the heart of the protection of the border.”

“Look, we have a much shorter border than what you have with Mexico, of course. But without the fence it would be impossible to protect almost 500 kilometers of land border,” he said. “It would be impossible because otherwise how would you make it? So if you don’t have a physical infrastructure you cannot seal off the green border.”

He also dismissed the difference between a fence and a wall as a “technical question.”

“It’s an infrastructure which physically makes it impossible for people to cross,” he said.

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Democrats, meanwhile, have dug in on opposition to more border wall funding, and Trump has recently indicated he might not look to Congress for permission in the end. Pelosi, D-Calif., said Thursday there would be no money for a wall in compromise legislation being hashed out in Congress.

“There’s not going to be any wall money in the legislation,” she said, though she later added that she was open to some “enhanced fencing” on parts of the border.

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CONGRESS EARNS ‘NERO AWARD’ FOR FIDDLING WHILE AMERICA IS INVADED

Posted by Jimmy Minnish on January 23, 2019 under Links | Be the First to Comment


Why Democrats’ actions are especially egregious. 

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President Trump has decided to not sign off on the federal budget until it includes money for a physical barrier to finally secure the dangerous and highly porous U.S./Mexican border from the un-inspected entry of aliens and cargo.

That tough decision has been a long time coming.

With no budget, nonessential sections of the government have been shut down and some federal employees deemed “essential” are working without pay.

As a former federal employee I can certainly empathize with those federal employees. I recall working without pay when prior partial government shutdowns occurred.

Many pundits and “political analysts” have said that the administration should compromise. As things now stand, there is nothing to compromise about. Any “compromise” with Pelosi and company would only compromise national security. That “compromise” has been ongoing for decades and we have all too many dead bodies that prove how dangerous open borders are.

The media is focused on how many days federal employees have gone without pay, but no one is keeping track of how many years our borders have failed to prevent the entry of narcotics, weapons, criminals, terrorists and foreign workers who displace hard-working Americans and drive down the wages of those who are fortunate to keep their jobs.

The mainstream media has reported, as part of coverage about the impact of the partial government shutdown, that some TSA employees have failed to report for duty, thereby causing delays at airports as long lines of travelers wait to be screened by the diminished workforce.

Certainly there is not much that can be done when TSA personnel don’t show up for work. After all, no one would want to board an airliner unless all passengers and their luggage are carefully screened.

However, isn’t it ironic that folks would never willingly fly on an airliner unless all of the passengers and cargo were carefully vetted, and yet because of our corrupt and globalist politicians, because of the multiple failures to secure our borders (including that perilous and porous one we share with Mexico), we are forced to live among millions of aliens who entered the United States without screening?

Yet that is precisely the situation we find ourselves in today and, if anyone complains about this, they are quickly tossed into Hillary’s “basket of deplorables”!

For the first two years of the Trump administration the House and Senate were both controlled by a Republican majority. Nevertheless the President’s call for funding for the border wall went unheeded and ignored.

Let’s be fair and honest: the “leadership” of both the Democrats and Republicans has never wanted secure borders or effective immigration law enforcement. 

This was the underlying predication for my article, “Sanctuary Country – Immigration failures by design.”

It is not that America cannot secure its borders; it is that our political elites from both parties don’t want those borders to be made secure. They have come to see the immigration system as a delivery system for an unlimited supply of easily exploited foreign workers from Third World countries who come to America with Third World expectations of meager wages and unreasonable and hazardous working conditions.

Many of the politicians from both parties are attorneys. For them, particularly those who practice immigration law, a tsunami of illegal aliens provides an endless stream of clients for immigration law firms from coast to coast and border to border.

I discussed this on the “Breitbart News Tonight” radio show of which Breitbart posted a follow-up news article, “Exclusive–Michael Cutler: Immigration ‘Crisis’ a ‘Delivery System’ for Elites.”

This is why the political leaders from both the Democratic and Republican parties have been insisting that since we cannot deport all of the illegal aliens who are present in the United States, the best we can do is legalize them to “get them out of the shadows.”

This is a thinly disguised game of “bait and switch” with the ultimate goal of getting those millions of illegal aliens into the waiting rooms of immigration law firms around the United States. 

The Democrats exclaim that we must be “compassionate” and provide these “immigrants” with a pathway to citizenship while the Republicans insist that they are going to stand strong and “only” provide millions of illegal aliens with permission to work.

Either way, aspiring illegal aliens from around the world are getting the message: enter the United States by any means possible and little will be done to remove (deport) you but eventually you will be granted permission to work in the United States and gain lawful status.

The Democrats have insisted that when illegal aliens enter the United States, if they utter the magic password “political asylum” they will immediately be swept into a massive program that will enable them to remain in the country for many years. This further entices millions more illegal aliens to head for the United States. 

In essence, the starter’s pistol has thus been fired for aspiring illegal aliens from around the world and for these aliens the “finish line” is the border of the United States.

That imagery is certainly apparent as we witness yet another “migrant caravan” heading north from El Salvador to the U.S./Mexican border.

The Democratic Party is adamant about not “wasting money” on a border wall or other such “low tech” solution to border security. Instead they would spend hundreds of millions of dollars on drones and sensors that would alert the overwhelmed Border Patrol when aliens run the border.

I have written about this madness in several articles but am compelled once again to make note of what should be obvious but is never reported in the mainstream media: a succession of government reports have shown that drones, which cost hundreds of millions of dollars, have been involved in fewer than one-half of one percent of all Border Patrol arrests.

Drones and sensors should be thought of as a sort of national burglar alarm for America. Drones and burglar alarms cannot make any arrests. All that they do is notify the appropriate authorities that a break-in has occurred or that our borders have been violated and then it is up to law enforcement agencies to respond to that alarm.

Many homes have burglar alarms, but I have never seen a house that is equipped with one that not only did not have strong, secure locks on the front door, but no front door at all!

For decades Americans have been held hostage in their own homes as more drugs and gang members have flowed across our borders and committed violent crimes in towns and cities across the United States.

Now hapless federal employees are being held hostage to the outrageous demands of the Democrats that nothing of meaningful consequence be done to truly secure the dangerous Mexican border.

Even as Chuck Schumer insists that there is no crisis and that President Trump is simply having a “temper tantrum,” not far from Schumer’s own home in Brooklyn, New York, a trial is being conducted at the federal courthouse in downtown Brooklyn (Eastern District of New York).

The defendant in this case is a citizen of Mexico, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the alleged leader of the infamous Mexican Sinaloa Drug Cartel that purportedly smuggled more than 200 tons of cocaine into the United States along with tonnage of other drugs including cocaine, meth and marijuana across the U.S./Mexican border that President Trump is determined to finally secure.

There have been many articles written about the trial but one in particular has managed to capture some of the trial’s “highlights” (lowlights?). That article, “Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán’s trial: Nine crazy moments,” was published on January 10, 2019 by the BBC. 

Here is a particularly disturbing excerpt from that news report:

Hi-tech murder room

A trusted hitman for El Chapo kept a “murder room” in his mansion on the US border, which featured a drain on the floor to more easily clean up after slayings.

Edgar Galvan testified in January that Antonio “Jaguar” Marrufo had a room with white tiles that was sound-proofed “so no noise comes out”.

“In that house, no one comes out,” Galvan told jurors.

Galvan said his role in the organisation was to smuggle weapons into the US, so that Marrufo could use them to “clear” the region of rivals.

At the time, he was living in El Paso, Texas, while Marrufo was living in Ciudad Juarez, just across the US-Mexico border.

But both men are now in jail on firearms and gun charges.

Perhaps someone should send Mr. Schumer and his radical cohorts a copy of the article. 

During his administration Bill Clinton attempted to redefine the term “is.”

Now Schumer and the Democrats would like to redefine the term “crisis”; however, as John Adams sagely noted, “Facts are stubborn things.”

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Understanding Why the Deep State Had to Take Down General Michael Flynn

Posted by Jimmy Minnish on January 18, 2019 under Links | Be the First to Comment


By Frank Hawkins

Does the American public really understand what happened to Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn?  Highlights of the case have been thoroughly exploited by the shallow, left-leaning media as a convenient avenue to attack President Trump.  But important elements of the story remain largely buried from public view.

The tragic political demise of this distinguished general who was President Trump’s initial national security adviser, one of the key jobs in the White House, has been well documented.  Former FBI director James Comey and the now disgraced upper echelon of the FBI and, subsequently, Special Counsel Robert Mueller maliciously trapped him, resulting in his ultimate prosecution and pleading guilty to lying to the FBI.  Not only did Flynn lose an important and influential job in the White House, but they also bankrupted him with legal fees; threatened his family; and, worst of all, damaged the good name of a highly decorated military professional who served his country honorably and with distinction as a member of the American Intelligence Community.

The despicable and unethical attack on Flynn immediately after his appointment by Trump was just one element of a shameful Deep State campaign to discredit and destroy the Trump presidency.  As Trump’s national security adviser, Flynn had Trump’s ear.  He was potentially the Deep State’s worst nightmare.  Flynn knows in detail how the Intelligence Community and the FISA courts operate.  With a 33-year military career, including heading up the Defense Intelligence Agency, Flynn was an existential threat to outgoing President Obama and his shameless and highly partisan CIA director, John Brennan, who cynically and criminally corrupted the Intelligence Community for political purposes on behalf of Obama and Hillary Clinton.


Offical portrait of Lt. General Michael Flynn as head of the DIA.

The Conservative Tree House linked Flynn’s fall from grace to his knowledge of what happened in Benghazi.  Flynn knew how they lied and covered up the disaster that cost four American lives, including an ambassador’s.

Behind the attack-motive was the much bigger State Department and CIA problem with the U.S. Libyan weapons and the flow to Syria.  The U.S. sending weapons into the hands of al-Qaeda was always the larger risk to the Obama administration.  This problem started with Clinton (State) and Panetta (CIA at the time), but now those weapons going to Syria was an even bigger problem.  Flynn was not in place at the time (2010 – 2011).

There is yet another major element of Flynn’s fall from grace that, predictably, has been ignored by the politically correct, anti-Trump media.

In 2016, Flynn published his bookThe Field of Fight: How We Can Win the Global War Against Radical Islam and Its Allies.  That’s the last direction of policy that Barack Hussein Obama, Brennan (there is suggestive but unconfirmed evidence that Brennan is a converted Muslim), and their pro-Islamic allies wanted as a priority agenda of the new administration.

You will recall that Obama’s well established Muslim sympathies led him to pressure Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak into inviting the Muslim Brotherhood to attend his Cairo speech over Mubarak’s objections.  Obama later supported Muslim Brotherhood-backed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi until Morsi was overthrown by the Egyptian people with the help of the Egyptian military.  Who can forget Obama’s criticism at a prayer breakfast, where he never mentioned Islam, of what Crusaders did in the name of Christianity?

That’s the same Obama who, in his May 19, 2011 speech, called for Israel to be cut in two by connecting the Gaza strip, the Golan Heights, and the West Bank (emphasis added):

The borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps, so that secure and recognized borders are established for both states. The Palestinian people must have the right to govern themselves, and reach their potential, in a sovereign and contiguous state.

Recall that Flynn was dismissed by Obama as head of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) in 2014, thus ending Flynn’s military career.  In his final interview as DIA director, Flynn said he felt like a lone voice in thinking that the United States was less safe from the threat of Islamic terrorism in 2014 than it was prior to the 9/11 attacks.  Flynn believed he was pushed into retirement for questioning the Obama administration’s public narrative that al-Qaeda was close to defeat.

Journalist Seymour Hersh wrote that Flynn told him his agency had sent a constant stream of classified warnings about “the dire consequences of toppling Syrian President Bashar Assad.”  Flynn recounted that his agency was producing intelligence reports indicating that radical Islamists were the main force in the Syrian insurgency and “that Turkey was looking the other way when it came to the growth of the Islamic State inside Syria.”  Flynn reportedly said the reports “got enormous pushback from the Obama administration,” who he felt “did not want to hear the truth.”  According to former DIA official W. Patrick Lang: “Flynn incurred the wrath of the White House by insisting on telling the truth about Syria … they shoved him out.  He wouldn’t shut up.”

In addition to Trump’s appointment of Flynn as national security adviser, Trump had also named Sebastian Gorka as a deputy assistant.  Gorka washed out of the Trump administration in a few short months after accusations from the Deep State and academia that he was a fringe academic with questionable credentials.  It’s no coincidence that Gorka, an internationally prominent and highly respected authority on counterterrorism, had published a book with a similar theme to Flynn’s: Defeating Jihad: The Winnable War.

Flynn and Gorka represented the first time senior government officials at the White House level were willing and able to enunciate and lead America’s war against radical Islam.  The globalists were horrified at the idea of this sort of thinking at the White House level, which some claimed could offend or alienate America’s Muslim allies, particularly Saudi Arabia, which has been a primary funder and enabler of Wahhabism, a fundamentalist and militant sect of Islam.  (Of the 19 9/11 hijackers, 15 were from Saudi Arabia.)

In his book, Flynn is highly critical of past U.S. policy in the Middle East, particularly regarding Iran, a principal supporter of Islamic terrorism.  Flynn believes that the invasion of Iraq was a major error.  The focus, he believes, should have been on Iran.  He slams Obama for not supporting the Green Revolution of the Iranian people in 2009, when there was a chance to topple the mullahs from inside the country.  It didn’t happen because, Flynn wrote:

[N]othing of the sort will be undertaken by Obama because this president wants to be remembered as the man who embraced the Islamic Republic, not as the American leader who brought it down. (page 176)

Flynn calls for strengthening America’s relationships with Israel, Jordan, and Egypt.  He notes that Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi saved Egypt from the clutches of the Muslim Brotherhood, and both Egypt and Jordan have been at peace with Israel.

He underscores Israel’s importance to America, particularly in terms of intelligence about radical Islam.

Of the many mistakes of the Obama presidency, its open hostility to Israel is one of the most damaging to our national security.  I find it simply incredible that an American president should believe a strategic alliance with Iran to be more attractive than our traditional embrace of Israel. … [W]e need Israel if we’re going to defeat the radical Islamists, and above all, the Iranians.

It’s quite clear why the Islam-loving Obama and Brennan did not want Flynn at the right hand of the new president.  Not only were their crimes likely to be brought public, but also, their primary pro-Islamic thrust in the Middle East would be reversed.

Here’s the core of Flynn’s thinking:

We have heard [Muslims] say, “We love death more than you love life” over and over again and we have heard them chant “death to America.”  Yet it does not seem that our leaders, and perhaps, most of our people, are sufficiently against the barbarians who act in this way.  Political correctness forbids us to denounce radicalized Islamists, and our political, opinion and academic elites dismiss out of hand the very idea of waging war against them.  No wonder we’re losing.  They’ve gotten a free ride. (page 157)

What to do?  “We’ve got to get inside the minds of the Jihadis.  We should have done that a long time ago, because their goal has been clear for nearly half a century.”

Flynn cites the incident of a PLO jihadist who shot to death the Jordanian prime minister on November 28, 1971.  “As he lay dying, one of his killers bent over and lapped the blood that poured from his wounds.”

Flynn thus asks the obvious question, which still has not been answered by the pro-Islamic forces in America: “Do you want to be ruled by men who eagerly drink the blood of their dying enemies?”

Frank Hawkins is a former U.S. Army intelligence officer, Associated Press foreign correspondent, international businessman, senior newspaper company executive, founder and owner of several marketing companies, and published novelist.  He currently lives in retirement in North Carolina.

Does the American public really understand what happened to Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn?  Highlights of the case have been thoroughly exploited by the shallow, left-leaning media as a convenient avenue to attack President Trump.  But important elements of the story remain largely buried from public view.

The tragic political demise of this distinguished general who was President Trump’s initial national security adviser, one of the key jobs in the White House, has been well documented.  Former FBI director James Comey and the now disgraced upper echelon of the FBI and, subsequently, Special Counsel Robert Mueller maliciously trapped him, resulting in his ultimate prosecution and pleading guilty to lying to the FBI.  Not only did Flynn lose an important and influential job in the White House, but they also bankrupted him with legal fees; threatened his family; and, worst of all, damaged the good name of a highly decorated military professional who served his country honorably and with distinction as a member of the American Intelligence Community.

The despicable and unethical attack on Flynn immediately after his appointment by Trump was just one element of a shameful Deep State campaign to discredit and destroy the Trump presidency.  As Trump’s national security adviser, Flynn had Trump’s ear.  He was potentially the Deep State’s worst nightmare.  Flynn knows in detail how the Intelligence Community and the FISA courts operate.  With a 33-year military career, including heading up the Defense Intelligence Agency, Flynn was an existential threat to outgoing President Obama and his shameless and highly partisan CIA director, John Brennan, who cynically and criminally corrupted the Intelligence Community for political purposes on behalf of Obama and Hillary Clinton.


Offical portrait of Lt. General Michael Flynn as head of the DIA.

The Conservative Tree House linked Flynn’s fall from grace to his knowledge of what happened in Benghazi.  Flynn knew how they lied and covered up the disaster that cost four American lives, including an ambassador’s.

Behind the attack-motive was the much bigger State Department and CIA problem with the U.S. Libyan weapons and the flow to Syria.  The U.S. sending weapons into the hands of al-Qaeda was always the larger risk to the Obama administration.  This problem started with Clinton (State) and Panetta (CIA at the time), but now those weapons going to Syria was an even bigger problem.  Flynn was not in place at the time (2010 – 2011).

There is yet another major element of Flynn’s fall from grace that, predictably, has been ignored by the politically correct, anti-Trump media.

In 2016, Flynn published his bookThe Field of Fight: How We Can Win the Global War Against Radical Islam and Its Allies.  That’s the last direction of policy that Barack Hussein Obama, Brennan (there is suggestive but unconfirmed evidence that Brennan is a converted Muslim), and their pro-Islamic allies wanted as a priority agenda of the new administration.

You will recall that Obama’s well established Muslim sympathies led him to pressure Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak into inviting the Muslim Brotherhood to attend his Cairo speech over Mubarak’s objections.  Obama later supported Muslim Brotherhood-backed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi until Morsi was overthrown by the Egyptian people with the help of the Egyptian military.  Who can forget Obama’s criticism at a prayer breakfast, where he never mentioned Islam, of what Crusaders did in the name of Christianity?

That’s the same Obama who, in his May 19, 2011 speech, called for Israel to be cut in two by connecting the Gaza strip, the Golan Heights, and the West Bank (emphasis added):

The borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps, so that secure and recognized borders are established for both states. The Palestinian people must have the right to govern themselves, and reach their potential, in a sovereign and contiguous state.

Recall that Flynn was dismissed by Obama as head of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) in 2014, thus ending Flynn’s military career.  In his final interview as DIA director, Flynn said he felt like a lone voice in thinking that the United States was less safe from the threat of Islamic terrorism in 2014 than it was prior to the 9/11 attacks.  Flynn believed he was pushed into retirement for questioning the Obama administration’s public narrative that al-Qaeda was close to defeat.

Journalist Seymour Hersh wrote that Flynn told him his agency had sent a constant stream of classified warnings about “the dire consequences of toppling Syrian President Bashar Assad.”  Flynn recounted that his agency was producing intelligence reports indicating that radical Islamists were the main force in the Syrian insurgency and “that Turkey was looking the other way when it came to the growth of the Islamic State inside Syria.”  Flynn reportedly said the reports “got enormous pushback from the Obama administration,” who he felt “did not want to hear the truth.”  According to former DIA official W. Patrick Lang: “Flynn incurred the wrath of the White House by insisting on telling the truth about Syria … they shoved him out.  He wouldn’t shut up.”

In addition to Trump’s appointment of Flynn as national security adviser, Trump had also named Sebastian Gorka as a deputy assistant.  Gorka washed out of the Trump administration in a few short months after accusations from the Deep State and academia that he was a fringe academic with questionable credentials.  It’s no coincidence that Gorka, an internationally prominent and highly respected authority on counterterrorism, had published a book with a similar theme to Flynn’s: Defeating Jihad: The Winnable War.

Flynn and Gorka represented the first time senior government officials at the White House level were willing and able to enunciate and lead America’s war against radical Islam.  The globalists were horrified at the idea of this sort of thinking at the White House level, which some claimed could offend or alienate America’s Muslim allies, particularly Saudi Arabia, which has been a primary funder and enabler of Wahhabism, a fundamentalist and militant sect of Islam.  (Of the 19 9/11 hijackers, 15 were from Saudi Arabia.)

In his book, Flynn is highly critical of past U.S. policy in the Middle East, particularly regarding Iran, a principal supporter of Islamic terrorism.  Flynn believes that the invasion of Iraq was a major error.  The focus, he believes, should have been on Iran.  He slams Obama for not supporting the Green Revolution of the Iranian people in 2009, when there was a chance to topple the mullahs from inside the country.  It didn’t happen because, Flynn wrote:

[N]othing of the sort will be undertaken by Obama because this president wants to be remembered as the man who embraced the Islamic Republic, not as the American leader who brought it down. (page 176)

Flynn calls for strengthening America’s relationships with Israel, Jordan, and Egypt.  He notes that Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi saved Egypt from the clutches of the Muslim Brotherhood, and both Egypt and Jordan have been at peace with Israel.

He underscores Israel’s importance to America, particularly in terms of intelligence about radical Islam.

Of the many mistakes of the Obama presidency, its open hostility to Israel is one of the most damaging to our national security.  I find it simply incredible that an American president should believe a strategic alliance with Iran to be more attractive than our traditional embrace of Israel. … [W]e need Israel if we’re going to defeat the radical Islamists, and above all, the Iranians.

It’s quite clear why the Islam-loving Obama and Brennan did not want Flynn at the right hand of the new president.  Not only were their crimes likely to be brought public, but also, their primary pro-Islamic thrust in the Middle East would be reversed.

Here’s the core of Flynn’s thinking:

We have heard [Muslims] say, “We love death more than you love life” over and over again and we have heard them chant “death to America.”  Yet it does not seem that our leaders, and perhaps, most of our people, are sufficiently against the barbarians who act in this way.  Political correctness forbids us to denounce radicalized Islamists, and our political, opinion and academic elites dismiss out of hand the very idea of waging war against them.  No wonder we’re losing.  They’ve gotten a free ride. (page 157)

What to do?  “We’ve got to get inside the minds of the Jihadis.  We should have done that a long time ago, because their goal has been clear for nearly half a century.”

Flynn cites the incident of a PLO jihadist who shot to death the Jordanian prime minister on November 28, 1971.  “As he lay dying, one of his killers bent over and lapped the blood that poured from his wounds.”

Flynn thus asks the obvious question, which still has not been answered by the pro-Islamic forces in America: “Do you want to be ruled by men who eagerly drink the blood of their dying enemies?”

Frank Hawkins is a former U.S. Army intelligence officer, Associated Press foreign correspondent, international businessman, senior newspaper company executive, founder and owner of several marketing companies, and published novelist.  He currently lives in retirement in North Carolina.



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