FROM the get-go, let’s be inordinately clear: on the domestic front, President Trump has done more to make America great again than any other POTUS – aside from Reagan, warts and all.
ON the other hand, his foreign policy has been all over the place – a mishmash of counter-intuitive and so-called “strategic” decision-making. In particular, relative to the hotter than hot Middle East – a region which is always a hair-trigger away from the next mega explosion – he is way out of his depth.
AS such, a backgrounder to the charges at hand require certain truths to be aired – the good, the bad and the ugly.
SO at the same time that the socialists inside the body politic – the real drivers of the Democrat Party – are gunning for his removal by all means necessary, Trump must prove to his base that he keeps his promises – that which, in most instances, is a more than commendable trait.
YES, on every measure of economies of scale, he has performed brilliantly. So much so, to call him an economic savant is hardly an overstatement. Bravo.
MOVING right along to the illegal immigration front, no doubt, he has made strides – despite being thwarted by countless bought and paid for (socialist) political whores through anti-American shock troops on the local, state, and federal levels. Of course, this is made possible through Soros and his hydra-like globalist empire.
EVEN so, not all promises should be made, nor should they be honored. This is especially the case when it comes to foreign policy throughout Jihadi-infused zones – no more so than in the barbaric Middle East; a region where the largest terror attack on U.S. soil, that is, 9/11/01, was birthed. Not to be forgotten, nor forgiven, major assists came from both Shia and Sunni factions, namely, Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, and others!
STILL yet, not to be lost in the quagmire, when it comes to harming the “Big Satan”, America, the centuries-long enmity between Sunni and Shia falls by the wayside, as it does when targeting the “Little Satan”, Israel. In fact, anyone schooled in geo-politics in particular, and political Islam in specific, understands that it is NEVER in the interest of U.S. national security to leave a vacuum in the region – in so far that it emboldens the likes of Iran’s genocidal mullahs (and their proxy arms) on the one hand, and Turkey’s “Caliph-in-Waiting”, Erdogan, the Brotherhood’s “made man” on the other. Hamas and assorted terror organs benefit, too.
“I don’t want to stay there for the next 40 years,” Trump said. “It’s not going to do anything. … I campaigned on the fact that I was going to bring our soldiers home, and bring them home as rapidly as possible.”
Part of keeping that promise, Trump said, is not thrusting U.S. forces into even more conflicts that have no end in sight…..continue reading his clueless thinking here….
NOW that that is settled, the bottom line to “promises made, promises broken” is summed up thusly: removing U.S. troops from “red line” areas in Syria (at this juncture, the fault-line in the Middle East) will bring about another 9/11/01, sooner or later. Know this: the costs – financial and body-wise – of turning tail will be unbearable. And if (recent) history is any guide, said extraction will pale in comparison to the price of keeping a requisite number of boots on the ground – whether isolationist-minded conservatives approve, or not. Besides, U.S. soldiers are deployed in more than 150 countries throughout the world, and, in some cases, they are little more than window dressing.
ALL of which circles back to another counterintuitive decision – one which smacks of a chicken running around without its head. Sorry about the less than flattering comparative analysis. But just because he is supremely on target about some things, doesn’t obviate his lack of strategic thinking on foreign matters – that which have HUGE national security knock-on effects, “promises”, be damned.
BUT if more proof of the same is required, so be it.
NO sooner did Erdogan give the order to commence the shelling of Kurdish territory (after Trump gave the green light, paradoxically, a U.S. aligned and trained partner), that Turkish troops attacked U.S. Special Forces, apparently by “mistake.” Talk about blow-back! Not only that, but Trump’s reasoning for retreat rings hollow, that is, since ISIS is no longer a threat, therefore, the mission is accomplished in Syria. Not so fast. Erdogan, a main supporter of ISIS (an offshoot of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, which sprung from the Brotherhood…all of which are less than 3 degrees separated), despite his jive-talk, ensured that ISIS captured (by U.S. and Kurdish forces, no less) prisoners would be freed, step by step – and they are breaking out of prison! This is just a foretaste…..
….Turkey invaded northern Syria last week just days after Trump announced the U.S. military withdrawal, and after a phone call during which Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan apparently informed the president that he was going ahead with a long-planned move against America’s Kurdish allies in the region. Almost immediately, the violence began as Turkish forces went full-throttle ahead with plans to secure Syrian territory.
The ensuing situation has led many in the pro-Israel community to express concern over how the decision will affect Israel, America’s top ally in the Middle East. Already, Israelis have protested against Turkish violence against civilians and the Kurds. Some also question whether the situation may harm Trump’s pro-Israel credentials by emboldening the Jewish state’s enemies, while abandoning key allies like the Kurds.
“The decision by president was an impulsive one,” Jonathan Schanzer, senior vice president of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, told JNS. “I am not sure he fully grasped what Ankara would do once he indicated that America would step aside in northern Syria. He is now scrambling to repair the damage, but it does not appear that the Turks are willing to halt their onslaught.”
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan met with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence in Ankara on Thursday. The meeting came after Erdoğan initially refused talks with Pence and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Pence’s mission came one day after the White House made public a letter Trump wrote to Erdoğan on Oct. 9, encouraging him to make a deal with the Syrian Kurds.
On Thursday, Turkey agreed to a temporary ceasefire with the United States in northern Syria, following a five-hour meeting between Pence and Pompeo and Erdoğan.
Pence announced it would consist of YPG forces withdrawing from northern Syria and, in return, Turkey agreeing to a permanent ceasefire “to make sure peace and stability are the order of the day in this safe zone.”
“Our team is already working with YPG personnel in the safe zone for an orderly withdrawal outside the 20-mile mark, and we’re going to go forward together to bring peace and security to this region,” he said. “I’m very confident of that.”
Pence mentioned that U.S. sanctions against Turkey would be removed once a permanent ceasefire takes effect, and that Turkey fight ISIS and work with the United States to secure ISIS prisoners.
AS many as 1,000 ISIS prisoners have already escaped since the Turkish incursion on Oct. 9.
The Turkish Anadolu news agency on Saturday took the confrontational step of publishing the exact locations of 10 US military bases in the Kurdish districts of northeastern Syria – with maps! It also marked two bases housing French special forces. Such action is unheard of among NATO members and crosses every line of this alliance……continue reading the on-target analysis here….
TO wit, whereas President Trump certainly understands that targeting the economic engine of Iran’s genocidal regime is of major import – as well as the threat-level posed by the Brotherhood Mafia’s Islamic foxes inside Congress, Reps. Omar and Tlaib, alongside “AOC” and assorted socialist helpmates – how can it be that major reps from the Brotherhood Mafia were feted on September 25, 2019 at the White House for a “Faith-Based Safety and Security” ! pow-wow, no less??
On 25 September 2019, the Trump administration hosted a Faith Based Safety and Security Symposium at the White House. Islamic Movement leader Oussama Jammal, Secretary General of the U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), was present at the event. The White House meeting included Vice President Mike Pence and officials from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Prior to this White House symposium, Oussama Jammal, Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) Executive Director Nihad Awad, and other senior Islamic Movement leadership, had just met days before with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan during the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City.
As documented in multiple published sources, including the Center for Security Policy’s 2015 monograph, Star Spangled Shariah: The Rise of America’s First Muslim Brotherhood Party, the USCMO is the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood’s political umbrella group and is closely affiliated with the pro-HAMAS Turkish Justice and Development Party (AKP). CAIR, founded by the top HAMAS officials in the U.S. in 1994, is the lead Brotherhood front group within the USCMO. USCMO senior leadership, including Jammal and CAIR’s Executive Director Nihad Awad, have all openly pledged fidelity to Turkish President Erdoğan.
On his official Twitter account on 25 September 2019, USCMO Secretary General Oussama Jammal shared pictures from the White House event, along with the following brief commentary: “Attending #DHS Faith Based Community Safety and Security Symposium hosted by the #WhiteHouse. Applaud the recognition of both domestic terrorism and violent extremism as threat to our national security. Glad to hear commitment to protect places of worship. Mosques mentioned many times.”
(Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan meeting in NYC with top leadership of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood on the sideline of the September 2019 UNGA)
Published evidence acquired by U.S. and foreign security agencies documents that the Muslim Brotherhood engages in hostile intelligence collection against U.S. law enforcement and intelligence agencies, and seeks to conduct influence operations against them and U.S. policymakers.
For more than a decade, the Center has sought to sound the alarm about the Islamic Movement’s expressed intent to wage jihad to establish the rule of Islamic Law (shariah). The Muslim Brotherhood operates in the U.S. as the vanguard of the Movement via a network of hundreds of front groups as well as through the USCMO. Star Spangled Shariah chronicled the development of the USCMO and its U.S. agenda of infiltration and subversion across the spectrum of American society, including national security.
In the spring of 2018, the Center published “Ally No More: Erdoğan’s New Turkish Caliphate and the Rising Jihadist Threat to the West” which revealed for the first time the close partnership between Turkish President Erdoğan and the USCMO, a partnership that began well before the March 2014 announcement of the USCMO’s formation. Oussama Jammal worked closely with Erdoğan to lay the groundwork for their strategic collaboration with the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood, all aligned with the neo-Ottoman jihadist government of Turkey, HAMAS, and the Egyptian-based Muslim Brotherhood itself.
It should be recalled that, following an extraordinary Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit called by President Erdoğan in Istanbul during the week of 11 December 2017, the USCMO and Muslim Brotherhood organizations from around the U.S. converged on the nation’s capital on 16 December 2017 for a large demonstration on the White House Ellipse (held notably while President Trump was inside). The demonstration was called to protest Trump’s announcement that his administration would move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. After the conclusion of afternoon Islamic prayers there, the protesters marched along Pennsylvania Avenue up to Capitol Hill. Following the lead of Erdoğan and the OIC, USCMO leadership declared Jerusalem a “red line for the Muslim world” and condemned the legitimacy and credibility of the Trump administration for impending embassy move.
The December 2017 National Security Strategy of the United States boldly declared that our first “fundamental responsibility is to protect the American people, the homeland, and the American way of life.” This document also spoke of defeating our jihadist enemies—which are led by the Islamic Movement and dedicated to replacement of the U.S. Constitution with Islamic Law. That Movement includes the Erdoğan regime, the Muslim Brotherhood, and the USCMO, all of which are waging civilization jihad against us here in the homeland.
On a final note, it can only be seen as supremely ironic that on 25 September 2019, which has been designated by DHS as National Awareness Day for the “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign, USCMO jihadist operative Oussama Jammal was literally inside the White House, hosted by the Vice President of the United States and DHS. The Center calls on President Trump, VP Pence, and the entire administration to seek out the information they need about the Islamic Movement, Muslim Brotherhood, and USCMO. We stand ready to serve.
AMEN and amen.
MORE specifically, the Brotherhood’s end goal is abundantly visible via….
IT states in part:
“The process of settlement is a ‘Civilization-Jihadist Process’ with all the word means. The Ikhwan [Muslim Brotherhood] must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and “sabotaging” its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.”
CLEAR as a ten-alarm fire bell!
BUT it is not as if the Brotherhood’s disastrous “koshering” inside the body politic is “news” at these pages. For in December 2014, the following was blared: “Muslim-American Political Party Rams Full-Steam Ahead: What Are Their Goals? The Consequences To America!”
IN this regard, two final and highly significant intersections, A/K/A…..
NOT FOR NOTHINGS:
…..In light of the above – and so much more – it beggar’s belief that a heretofore well-informed, highly-sourced, and VERY powerful member of Congress would bastardize a bill; that which should have been used as the main stepping stone to, finally, usher in the following languishing legislation: Senator Cruz’s Bill S.68, introduced in the Senate on January 9, 2017 – The Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act of 2017! But, to be fair, President Trump has failed to take the lead in this arena, too. Pray tell, what is he waiting for?….continue the inexplicable journey here….
IN support thereof, wouldn’t such a clear-cut designation have stopped the dangerous and outrageous spectacle of hosting Brotherhood terrorists in the White House, let alone allowing them to roam throughout Capitol Hill’s corridors for influence peddling?
- As per the second hugely significant intersection: how many realize why Bolton was summarily dismissed, almost as if like a bolt out of the blue, “coincidentally”, right before Trump’s hasty retreat from Syria’s “red lines?” Well, as soon as he was “fired”, or what not, it was hardly unexpected at this end. This is so because (never mind the tsk, tskers….tarring the likes of Bolton as a neo-con war-monger….dangerous nonsense, that is, if being a realistic geo-strategist no longer counts for statecraft) he warned, back in January 2019, about the national security ramifications of a hasty retreat from Syria:
US troops will not leave north-eastern Syria until Islamic State militants are defeated and US-allied Kurdish fighters protected, national security adviser John Bolton said on Sunday, signaling a pause to a withdrawal abruptly announced last month and initially expected to be completed within weeks. Achieving such conditions will likely take months or even years.
Bolton also said some US troops would remain in the critical area of al-Tanf, in southern Syria, to counter growing Iranian activity. He defended the legal basis for the deployment, saying it was justified by the president’s constitutional authority.
In Washington, Donald Trump said: “We won’t be finally pulled out until Isis is gone.” That was a reversal from his announcement on 19 December, when the president said US forces had “defeated Isis in Syria, my only reason for being there”, and said in a video posted to Twitter: “Now it’s time for our troops to come back home”….continue Trump’s confused messaging here…..
AS the pièce de résistance to his being out of his depth within the Jihadi arena, the following takes the cake, so to speak:
When I arrived in Washington, ISIS was running rampant in the area. We quickly defeated 100% of the ISIS Caliphate, including capturing thousands of ISIS fighters, mostly from Europe,” the president tweeted.
On Wednesday the president tweeted that the “the stupid endless wars, for us, are ending!”
ALAS, like a petulant teenager, his notion of keeping Americans safe from the barbaric Middle East is by magically wishing away that which catapulted from the very same region, only to slaughter 3,000 plus Americans, plus wounding countless others.
CONSEQUENTIALLY, if A+B=C, isn’t there a direct nexus between the presence of Brotherhood Mafia foxes in the White House – as a direct knock-on effect of President Trump’s failure to designate the terror organization a foreign terrorist entity – with his decision to elevate a political “promise” above the wise counsel of those who really know what’s what, when it comes to leaving a vacuum for Jihadists to fill? If not, why not?
(Pictures: USCMO Secretary General Jammal’s Twitter page of White House event)