Category Archives: ISIS

ISIS Uses “Open Borders” to Send Its “Terror Instructors” to Indoctrinate 2nd Gen Islamists/Citizens

ISIS and Other Islamist Learn From OUR Mistakes!

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ISIS and other terror organizations will not jeopardize the US and European Open Borders policies, ever.  Why?  They rely on our stupidity to allow radical terrorists into our midst unrestrained; thus providing them with radical teachers and trainers of Islamist terror. 
They are taught to train SECOND GENERATION ISLAMISTS WHO ARE CITIZENS OF THE US OR EUROPE in order to take the spotlight off of recently immigrated hard-core terrorists.  Then, the global elite can claim that this is not an immigration or refugee problem as the terrorists are our own citizens!

Wake up, the terrorists use us against ourselves.  Dr. James Mitchell was the chief interrogator of Khalid Sheik Mohammed.  KSM told Dr. Mitchell in effect that the terrorists use our own freedom of religion and speech to move freely among us.  Dr. Mitchell is quoted as saying:  “What he (KSM) said to me was our civil liberties… were weaknesses and flaws that Allah put into American culture so we could be defeated.” That the terrorist will use our policies, like open borders, to defeat us (the West).  That assimilation will not work with the terrorists as they seek religious domination of the WORLD, not westernization.   Mitchel stated that KSM relayed that “Mohammed believed the easiest way to win “the long battle to take over the world with Sharia law” was through immigration and by outbreeding non-Muslims”.  Think we can assimilate our way to peace with this Islamism ideology?

The left, and many of our Congressional Republicans, think that this is a battle of ideology.  It is not.  IT IS A RELIGIOUS WAR BEING WAGED BY ISLAMIST, AND NOT BEING FOUGHT BY THE WEST AS SUCH.  It was sad today to watch Roy Blunt and other “republicans” on talk shows downplaying the need for Trumps temporary ban on travel to the US from 6 nations until his administration can set up extreme vetting of these potential travelers.  This is TRUMP’S CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO IMPLEMENT THIS POLICY, (despite the opinion of the 4th and 9th circuit) in order to safeguard our citizens.  Trump knows that the Islamist are using the refugee and immigration policies of the US and Europe to bring in radicalized trainers and teachers in order to unleash our own radicalized Muslim citizens against our own country.  IT IS INSANE TO SUPPORT THIS OPEN BORDER POLICY. 

Congress expanded on the Executive Branch’s authority over immigration as follows:

Inadmissible aliens – 8 U.S. Code § 1182 …

“Suspension of entry or imposition of restrictions by president. Whenever the president finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, the president may, by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.”
Trump’s travel ban is supported by precedent by both Bush and Obama and is clearly within the statute.   According to the statute, Trump could say that he is banning Muslims, as a class, from specific countries but that is not what his executive order states.  If the leftist globalist get their way, America will be less safe and citizens of Europe will not longer have a glimmer of hope against the onslaught of radical Islamist terrorism.

We are at a crossroad in our history.  Our path will determine the outcome, freedom vs Islamist terror and domination.  There are no other possible outcomes according to Khalid Sheik Mohammed.

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

 

Hat Tips

http://michellemalkin.com/2008/06/22/the-new-york-times-reveals-the-name-of-ksms-interrogator-over-the-cias-wishes/

http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/ksm-interrogator-jihadists-will-use-our-civil-liberties-defeat-us

http://insider.foxnews.com/2016/12/21/khalid-sheikh-mohammed-interrogator-911-mastermind-told-me-immigration-political

https://americanslivingfree.com/2015/12/09/inadmissible-aliens-8-u-s-code-%c2%a7-1182/

NATO Underfunding is a Signal of Weakness to Putin

Trump to NATO, put your Money where your Mouth is…”

 

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Russia and its leader Putin only respect strength. 

The NATO countries who are NOT investing their committed 2% to defense spending are sending a message to Putin that they do not take Putin’s threats seriously and that they are not willing to invest in their own defense to stop Putin, PERIOD!

This should give pause to the Baltic NATO members and wanna be NATO members such as the Ukraine that only 18% of the NATO members take Russian threats seriously, let alone ISIS.

The Biggest NATO Jokes:

Below is a chart showing each NATO member and their respective commitment to their own defense spending.

Core Spending Dodgers:

The US liberated France in WWII yet France only contributes 1.8% of their GDP to defense.  Germany, who we rebuilt after WWII and who we helped in their unification only spends a measly 1.2% of their GDP on defense spending.  Other countries who are dodging their commitment to NATO who we have defended or liberated in the past include Italy at 1%, Spain at .9%, Czech Republic at 1%, and many of the members of the Baltic States Council who are under threat right now from Russia, include Denmark at 1.2%, Latvia at 1%, Lithuania at 1.1%, and Norway at 1.5%.

If you are Putin looking to regain much of the Soviet Union’s empire states, why would you fear a bunch of countries that do not even meet their minimum standards of financial support that they agreed to!  Obviously Putin does not respect NATO nor its pathetic non paying members. 

Putin’s incursions into the Ukraine and Crimea are merely the beginning if NATO remains pathetically uncommitted.  ISIS has already infiltrated into the core nations of NATO via the EU’s open borders policies.  The EU is more committed to maintaining their open border policy than defending themselves and their citizens against Putin or ISIS.

The US is fortunate that Trump came along when he did or the US would appear a pathetically weak as the EU and Non Paying NATO nations… 

RD Pierini

@RDPIERINI

 

Hat Tips:

http://www.defenseone.com/politics/2015/06/nato-members-defense-spending-two-charts/116008/

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-0424-treiman-ukraine-russia-estonia-latvia-l-20140424-story.html

https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2014/03/17/is_vladimir_putin_looking_to_revive_the_soviet_union.html

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-0424-treiman-ukraine-russia-estonia-latvia-l-20140424-story.html

 

 

Nov. 8th, 2016-Rebirth or Death of Our Nation?

We The People, OR, We the Elitist Global Establishment

We the Elitist

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” 

Ronald Reagan, March 30, 1961, Phoenix, AZ

The United States has moved far away from its founding Constitutional principles where the Federal Government was limited to only those few powers granted it by the Constitution and the States retained ALL other powers.  Today, the Federal Government intrudes into every facet of American life and the States are little more than “agencies” to carry out Federal policy and dole out the financial crumbs the Federal bureaucracy deems appropriate. 

The United Kingdom’s (UK) Brexit vote was a wake up call for the United States in terms of thinking about whether we still live under a rule of law by We The People or a rule of law dictated by an Elitist, Globalist Establishment class.  In the case of the UK, the European Union’s never-ending usurping of British self determinism eventually led to the positive Brexit vote to leave the European Union.

Trump & His Supporters Stand Alone Against Globalist Elites

There are 4 major issues separating Trump and the Global Elites:

  1. Trade Agreements:  Trump trade policies focus on balanced trade between our trading partners. 

    1. Currency Manipulation:  Trump is against countries manipulating their currencies to make their goods and services more affordable to their currencies at the expense of other supplying countries.  Global Elitists believe that all countries should use currency manipulation to level markets.

    2. Dollar for Dollar:  Trump believes that trade with our trading partners should be balance on a dollar for dollar basis to the largest extent possible.  Global Elitists believe that richer nations should transfer wealth from themselves to developing nations via trade imbalances.

    3. Trade Agreement Equity:  Trade agreements cannot result in companies and industries moving out of the US to our foreign partners with a net loss in jobs in the US.  Global Elitists believe that developed nations should export their companies and industries to underdeveloped nations in order to level the global playing field.

    4. No Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Provisions:  This provision transfers jurisdiction out of our Constitutionally  lawful US courts to an international court or tribunal for dispute resolution.  If one of our businesses is thought have violated its agreement with a foreign company, the foreign company can go to this foreign jurisdiction for adjudication.  Trump would require that these types of resolution be subject to US laws and courts.  Today, the proposed, Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), and the existing NAFTA, World Trade Organization Agreements, and the Energy Charter Treaty, to name a few, have ISDS provisions.  Global Elitists have forced ISDS onto America and the West in search of  “FAIRNESS”.

    5. Energy:  Trump believes that the US should pursue an independent energy policy.  Global Elitists push Global Warming and wealth redistribution based on developed nations subsidizing developing nations via capital redistribution.

  2. Immigration:

    1. Open Borders:  Trump does not believe in Open Borders and supports enforcement of immigration laws and physical control over the border.  Global Elitists believe in Open Borders and in fact immigrants have a right to inhabit more affluent nations to share in the wealth.

    2. Refugees:  Trump believes that refugees can only be admitted when a thorough and effective vetting process can be constructed and applied.  Further, that refugees should be resettled as close as possible to their homes so they can be repatriated as soon as conditions allow.  Global Elitists believe that refugee immigration should be encouraged to immigrate to affluent nations to allow the refugees to share in their new nation’s wealth.

    3. Visa Programs:  Trump believes that Visa programs need to be reviewed and visa programs should be balanced against US unemployment and underemployment.  The levels of Visa immigration would restricted in support of US workers.  Global Elitists believe that all Western nations should allow for unfettered Visa immigration.

  3. Foreign Policy:

    1. America First:  Trump believes that the US should intervene only when it is in America’s best interest and that we should not engage in regime change or nation building.  Elitist Globalist believe that the US should intervene whenever international or even regional interests would be served with regime change and resulting nation building.

    2. Iranian Region Manipulation:  Trump believes that the Iranian Nuclear agreement should be abandoned and re-negotiated to ensure that Iran remain non-nuclear.  Global Elitists believe that Iran should be made powerful, with nuclear capabilities, to counter balance Israel and Pakistan, and to create a Shia Syria-Iraq-Iran axis.

  4. Sovereignty:

    1. America First:  Trump’s entire approach to governance is America First.  American sovereignty and self-determination is the cornerstone to his platform.  Global Elitists believe that a One World Government is the goal and the shackling of the US is the first step toward this goal.

    2. NATO & the UN (and others):  Trump believes that all of our treaties and associated participation in regional and global organizations must be reviewed to insure that America’s interests are in the forefront.  If these organizations do not promote America’s best interests, the we should renegotiate our agreements or depart from the organization.  Global Elitists believe that One World Order is the goal, period.

Standing Alone:

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Republican Elite Insiders Fully Support Globalization and the Global Elite Platform

Republican insiders/establishment and self-professed conservatives support the Global Elite Platform and oppose the Trump American First Platform.  This is a long list but to list just a few:  Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, Mitt Romney, George Will, George W. Bush, George H.W. Bush, Jeb Bush, Lindsay Graham and many others.  These people do not work against Trump because Trump is not a conservative.  They oppose Trump because he does not support Globalism and believes in America First!

We the People and Trump are fighting Republican Elitists, Democrats, Socialists, the Main Stream Media, Labor Unions, Global Industrialists, and world-wide globalists to take back America.  This is going to be hard and dirty fight.  But, our very Nation is at stake and we either take our country back and start our re-birth or stand by and watch our nation fade into the dust of history!

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

Hat Tips:

http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/r/ronaldreag183965.html

 

 

Trump-ISIS and America First

Trump Has Put Forth Several Different Components of

Fighting the War On Terror (1)

 

Section 1

This article consists of two sections.  The first will lay out the terrorism issues and the second, the Trump policies to counteract the terror threat.  This article is a little long but the need to be as comprehensive as possible to lay out the problem, then the solution, makes it necessary.

War On Terror Is Not Just An ISIS Problem:

While Trump has kept the defeat of ISIS as his top priority in waging the war on terror, he and his security team have referenced the broader group of Islamists that include Al Qaeda, Hamas, Hezbollah, Boko Haram, and others.  They have more broadly discussed the issue of Radical Islam as supported by Islamists.  ISIS is at the forefront as it is the closest known direct threat to the US and Europe.  The other groups are no less lethal and threaten Central African and Middle Eastern countries.  Hamas and Hezbollah are really state sponsored terror groups funded in a large part by Iran.  In that vein, Trump views Iran as a major antagonist in the war on terror as well as a global nuclear threat that resulted from the Obama Iran Nuclear agreement.

A Trump administration would view Radical Islam as the enemy regardless of their self-described sect or moniker.  Further, with this view, the war on terror is not isolated to one or more radical Islam groups, but rather is inclusive of all of the groups and solutions have to address the concept of radical Islam rather than the more tactical view of ISIS alone.

Terror MatrixWar On Terror Matrix (Partial, For Illustration Only)

Tentacles of Terrorism:

On the right hand side of the graphic shown above, there is a column titled “Tentacles of Terrorism.  The list includes 9 items but it should be noted that the list is actually quite longer and nuanced.  But, for purposes of this article, this list will provide a springboard for discussion.  (The Taliban is excluded from this discussion as they are locally focused and semi-governmental in nature.)  

Command and Control:

In the past, command and control within terror groups have consisted of a dispersed group of leaders communicating with one another in any way they could devise.  They did not have bases of operations where synchronized planning and communications could take place.  Some of their communications involved the releasing of video tapes by terrorists like Osama bin Laden and his key followers.  

ISIS has broken that mold and seems to have much of its centralized command and control in the Syrian city of Al-Raqqah.  They are establishing sub C&C centers in Iran, Libya and other expansion areas.  ISIS has also broken out and disbursed C&C to local cells such as the one in Brussels.  ISIS has also mastered a new paradigm of creating what has been erroneously called lone wolf actors.  These are not lone wolf actors that act out based on their own motivations.  A better description would be Decentralized Islamic Radicals (DIR).  

These individuals and small groups have become radicalized through the ISIS internet propaganda campaigns.  Just as non-state sponsored terrorism was created so nations could not retaliate against nations, the newly created DIR terrorists are an attempt to eliminate the need for direct contact to train, motivate, and execute despicable terror acts.  Al-Qaeda attempted to create this form of terror in the early 2000’s but were not as successful as ISIS has been.  AQ also was more focused on large-scale attacks whereas ISIS sees any form of terrorism as meeting their objectives of domination through fear.

This category of terrorist may be the most difficult to detect and stop as the campaign has been designed to take advantage of surveillance protocols in the US and Europe.  By remaining under the radar of normal surveillance via covert or non electronic communication, they can plan and execute with a high degree of anonymity.  In the San Bernardino and Orlando attacks, it was not until long after the attacks did we learn that the radicalization of the perpetrators took place over an extended period of time.  Further, our current tracking protocols are totally incapable of creating an effective prevention regime.  NSA surveillance will not yield much information to prevent these types of attacks.

Operational Organization:

Operational organization includes not only a hierarchical management team, but financial, military, cyber, asset, and terror export management.  AQ started with a tightly controlled management team with Osama Bin Laden at the top.  As international pressure was applied, their leadership dispersed and they became a less centralized organization.  Hezbollah and Hamas basically are tightly controlled from Iran.

ISIS has created a hybrid form of operational organization.  The centralized governance is located in Al-Raqqah with disbursed “subsidiaries” in Iran, Libya and elsewhere.  The DIR groups basically give ISIS a totally decentralized and distributed form of cell management that can operate with or without communication or funding from Al-Raqqah.

Financial Operations:

AQ, Hamas, and Hezbollah and others have relied to a large degree on funding from nation states and individuals who are sympathetic to their war on the West.  This funding has been subsidized by criminal activities such as “Kidnapping and Ransom (KNR)” and other such activities.  Hamas and Hezbollah are principally financed by Iran and Syria whereas Saudi Arabia was a major contributor to AQ and other terrorist organizations. 

ISIS has added a new twist to its terrorist financial operations.  ISIS captures oil and banking assets and turns them into cash flow to support ongoing operations.  While this is a “fragile” arrangement, as these operations are exposed either physically or via banking transactions, they have allowed ISIS to be self-sufficient financially.  Also, their use of DIR terror, basically makes a lot of their terror operations virtually free! 

Military Operations:

Typically, terror organizations consider tactical strikes of terror, even 9-11, as military operations.  Traditionally we have defined military operations as an organized effort to take and control geographical areas, regions, or even nations.  This definition fits the ISIS operation but not most other terror groups.  ISIS has invaded and taken control of areas in Iraq, Syria and Libya but are moving into central Africa and other areas in the Middle East.  Much of their arms and equipment were “confiscated” from weaponry and assets left behind by the US!  ISIS military operations appear to be centrally controlled through their headquarters in Syria.  ISIS military operations are both sophisticated and fairly well self-financed.  This gives ISIS a military and terror component that heretofore has not be pursued by most terror groups.

Cyber Operations:

Due to technological advancements in recent years, the use of the internet, hacking, and other cyber activities have been adopted by terror organizations.  The dark internet has provided an area of communications that is difficult to track and police effectively.  Facebook, Twitter and other mass use applications provide a vehicle for terror groups to communicate, recruit and train followers.  Their use of hundreds of temporary accounts have made it impossible to shut down or track a lot of its usage.

Since the birth of ISIS is a fairly recent phenomena, they were early adopters of technology to recruit and train their military operations and DIR cells.  The Obama administration erroneously refers to those recruited, radicalized and deployed via these Cyber tools as “lone wolves”.  This is totally masking the danger and effectiveness of ISIS to perform their outreach and radicalization on citizens of any nation, making the tracking of these would be terrorists difficult if not impossible. 

Cyber hacking also allows terror organizations disrupt or intercept banking, security, and intelligence information and can even be a lucrative source of revenue.  The larger concern is that terrorist organizations will develop either a nuclear or non-nuclear Pulse Bomb (EMP) that is deployable via a drone!  This could be used to wipe out computers and communications in very large metro areas.  This is particularly worrisome following our ill-advised Iranian Nuclear agreement.  Between Iran and N. Korea, neither would have any hesitation deploying this technology and they would probably opt for the nuclear variety in order to maximize the damage.   Cyber terror will continue to grow until governments take a much more aggressive approach to eliminate this threat.

Exporting Terror Operations & Cells:

ISIS has taken the exporting of terrorism to a whole new level.  Al-Qaeda attempted to accomplish this but were primarily successful in underdeveloped areas without a lot of counter-terror security.  ISIS has deeply penetrated the west, especially the European Union (EU) nations, with their terror network.  They have taken advantage of the dark-net and social media to recruit, train and deploy “lone” terrorists described above as DIRs.  It is simplistic to label these individuals as lone terrorists as you will miss the key point which is how they were created in the first place!  ISIS created them, indoctrinated them, and gave them the emotional strength to carry out acts of terrorism. 

Terror Exported-Europe:

The EU has blindfolded itself and tied at least one of their own hands behind their backs as a result of their open borders and Syrian refugee immigration programs…  They have brought in millions of immigrants from countries who have supported or allowed terrorists to prosper.  ISIS has taken advantage of both programs and has many supporters throughout the EU.  ISIS is also recruiting more each day as the EU has failed to integrate many of these immigrants which has created Muslim ghettos where hatred of the West and continued radicalization is nurtured and allowed to mature into dangerous terror cells.   The EU and the individual countries’ no-gun policies have exacerbated the vulnerability of their own citizens.  The key question is whether the EU has tipped past a point of no return! 

BREXIT Note:  It should be noted that the upcoming referendum in the UK, that will decide whether the UK remains in the EU or be independent of that organization, could be critical to the future of both the EU and the UK.  It is my opinion that if the UK stays in the EU, that the decline of Europe will continue on its current accelerated pace.  All of Europe will eventually be overrun with immigrants, many of whom support Sharia and a great number who have become radicalized.  If the UK breaks away, it may provide incentive for some of the other members of the EU to depart the union or at the very least challenge the highly unpopular mass immigration policies of Brussels.  The UK then could also become a base of strength that is not hamstrung with the woes that are besetting the rest of Europe and may eventually be the military base that “liberates” the mainland!  Déjà vu all over again!  This time, however, fascism would have been imported by their own actions and not a result of a foreign nation’s invasion…

Terror Exported-US:

During the Obama administration, one million additional Muslim immigrants have entered the US will little or very shallow vetting.   Obama is also increasing the Syrian Refugee immigration with the same porous level of vetting.  A recent survey in the US among our Muslim population found that 50% of the current Muslim population support Sharia Law over the US legal system.  While many of our past Muslim immigrants have assimilated into our population, many of the more recent immigrants have not.  This is especially true of many of the central African immigrants. 

While the US is a little better off in terms of harboring radical terrorists, it is not too far behind.  If current levels of immigration from these sources continue and allowed to expand, we will quickly be at a tipping point in the US as well.  We have already seen ISIS terrorists engage in mass killings in San Bernardino and Orlando.  These will continue to grow in numbers and frequency as the current administration is incapable of dealing with Radical Islamic Terrorism as a concept, let alone a reality!

Section 2

Enter Donald J. Trump

The Trump Anti-Terror Policy (1)

Donald Trump, his surrogates and foreign policy team have all discussed various components of a Trump Anti-Terror Policy.  While many details remain to be filled in, it is possible to formulate a structured overall policy based on these discussions. 

Terror Defense

The graphic shown above contains 9 separate components of the Trump war on terror.  These components may have multiple targets such as ISIS, Al-Qaeda, while others may be more specific.  One purpose of this graphic is to show that an effective war on terrorism is not a simple strategy and has many components and moving parts!  It should be noted that the next administration is some 210 days away and the situation on the ground will obviously change somewhat between now and then.  The actual ground situation could alter the tactical deployment of various strategies.  Also, the matrix shown above contains several components many of which will have to be implemented simultaneously.   Below is an overview of what may shake out as the Trump war on terror policy.

Military Intervention:

We all understand warfare where ground troops, air strikes and other combat tactics are deployed.  In the case of terrorism, the military strategy will include various strategies and tactics depending on the terror organization and the geographic area that has been impacted.  For purposes of this article, the focus will be on military operations against ISIS.

ISIS Syria:

A key to defeating ISIS will be the destruction of its command and control center in Al-Raqqua, Syria.  This effort will require at least 3,000 special operations and technical unit personnel with 15,000 troops from neighboring nations such as Egypt and Jordan to stabilize this region following the decimation of the ISIS command and control.  It will also require the use of non-nuclear EMP attacks to shut down the ISIS communication capabilities.  Targeted air strikes will be key and they will have to be supported by ground intelligence in order to minimize collateral damage.  It must be noted that any effective military incursion into Al-Raqqua will result in civilian casualties.  This will be caused by ISIS using civilians as cover.  In today’s war against terror, the US and its allies must prepare their citizens that collateral damage is a reality caused by the enemy, and not our liberation efforts!

The fact that Syrian Assad government is still in place adds a new dimension to our offensive moves in Al-Raqqua.  Trump will most likely give Assad and Russia assurances that our primary objective is the elimination of ISIS and NOT regime change in Syria.  (That train has already left the station with all of the failed Obama red lines.)  Trump will also need assurances with Russia that our goal is singular and not threatening to Russia’s interests in the area.  Once the command and control of ISIS is taken out, the international force, that is primarily comprised of other Middle Eastern nations, will secure the Al-Raqqua area and allow humanitarian relief to help restore the area.  Additional refugee camps will have to be constructed to bridge the relocation task that will take quite a while to complete and stop the mass exodus out of Syria into the West.

Trump will also have to freeze Iran out of Syria during these operations.  Iran’s meddling in Iraq will be dealt with separately.  The bottom line is that if Assad remains in control of Syria, Iran will continue its status as an ally with Syria as it has for decades!

ISIS Libya: 

Military intervention into Libya will be a similar multi-national force, primarily consisting of Egypt and Jordan supported by our special operations and technical unit personnel.  Without the command and control in Al-Raqqua, the ISIS operations in other countries will be severely crippled.  Couple that with the Trump program to seize oil and financial resources of ISIS, in Syria, Iraq and Libya, the ISIS resistance in Libya will be severely reduced.  The key issue in Libya will be to have the Islamic coalition re-establish stability and governance in Libya.  Egypt particularly, as the next door neighbor to Libya, has a vested interest in the establishment of a stable Libya.  The final military operation will be one of “Martial Law” to keep the Libyan war lords from continuing their opposition to stabilization. 

ISIS Central Africa:

ISIS in Central Africa is presently not as cohesive as in Syria and Libya.  Without support from Syria, the Central African allegiance to ISIS will be seriously degraded.  Military operations in Central Africa will consist of US special operations with the majority of the force being from other Islamic nations.  The goal will NOT be nation building but the elimination of the terror elements. 

Financial and Oil Asset Seizure:

Trump has talked a great deal about the retaking of ISIS controlled oil assets and seizing any financial assets or revenue that they have used to grow and sustain their operations.  The oil asset seizure will consist of air strikes against oil trucks and ground troops to take back the oil facilities.  The risk will be that ISIS will demolish the oil facilities as they depart.  That is a risk that we need to take and if it happens we can rebuild the infrastructure paying for it with oil revenue once the asset have been re-established. 

The financial and oil asset seizure strategy is vital to the total elimination of ISIS (and other terrorist organizations).  Once they lack funding, their ability to fund external operations diminishes greatly.  Without internet communications, recruitment, training and deployment of foreign ISIS terrorist will be greatly diminished. 

International, Domestic Intelligence & Law Enforcement Coordination:

Rudy Giuliani and others could be vital to the formulation of our International and Domestic Anti-Terror reset under Trump.  Giuliani understands the absolute necessity of coordination between International Intelligence, the FBI and local law enforcement.  The creation of Homeland Security under Bush has only served to create a behemoth bureaucracy that is still ineffective in creating a state of the art communication team that is all-inclusive.  Recent terror attacks have shown that local law enforcement has been out of the loop in terms of threats or the surveillance of specific individuals.  This has to change!

A key to the short and long-term elimination of Radical Islamic Terrorism, will be to create an international team of local assets that can gather and communicate intelligence on all terror operations world-wide.  This has been typically a CIA operation but I am not sure that agency is capable of effective foreign operations at this point.  Trump may need to “retool” the CIA.  These assets must be locals who can infiltrate terror organizations.  This will require a serious commitment to this type of foreign intelligence.  All of the information that is gained by this agency, must be tightly coordinated with the Domestic Intelligence operation.

US Domestic Intelligence operations are typically executed by the FBI.  Like the CIA, the capabilities and organization of the FBI will be reviewed and revamped as necessary.  The FBI has to work seamlessly with the International Intelligence operations to ensure that any threat uncovered can quickly be translated into local action by local law enforcement 

The Domestic Intelligence operation will also include agencies like the NSA.  The NSA intelligence mandate will be reviewed by Trump with a refocus on social media and targeted electronic monitoring.  To day, the NSA massive data storage has only served to provide post event intelligence.  By then, it is a bit too late.  The entire system needs to be refocused on targeted threats both domestic and foreign and within constitutional constraints. 

Immigration Security and Border Control:

Trump will definitely curtail or dramatically cut back on immigration from countries where terror threats have emanated and also the Syrian Refugee program.  He will create a team to propose changes that are needed in immigration policy and vetting procedures as well as a new post immigration follow-up.  The Syrian Refugee program may be replaced by building Syrian refugee camps to temporarily house refugees until we rid Syria of ISIS.  Other Visa programs may be restarted once the new programs and screening are in place.  The new policies will include the tracking of Visa immigrants to insure that overstays are brought back under control. 

Physical control over the southern and northern border is critical to stop the influx of illegal immigrants as well as drugs and other undesirable smuggling.  A physical fence will be built on the southern border with increased electronic and drone coverage for both the northern and southern borders.  The federal border control agencies will once again be mandated to closely coordinate enforcement with local law enforcement.  Sanctuary States or cities will be eliminated as a violation of federal law and any offending States or cities will be sanctioned by the withholding of federal funds. 

Federal, State and local law enforcement will re-institute the deportation of illegal aliens with first priority on those who have violated other Federal, State or local laws.  Due to the neglect over the past seven and a half years that has created a backlog in our immigration courts, special legislation may be needed to create additional courts and jurisdictions to eliminate the backlog.

The E-Verify program will be strengthened and re-implemented with enforceable teeth.  Violators will be prosecuted and the applicants encouraged to engage in a newly formulated alien repatriation program.  The goal will be either the eventual assimilation of illegal immigrants through a lawful process or self-deportation for those preferring to leave the US. 

H-1A and H-1B programs will be revisited and emphasis on domestic hiring prioritized.

NATO Terrorism Emphasis:

Trump has spoken several times on the need to review the NATO charter, financial contributions by member nations, and its effectiveness in today’s world.  NATO will have to be changed to add an emphasis on counter-terrorism.  Changes to NATO that involve control over European immigration will be met with resistance from the European Union who favors a more open border policy.  The US may be faced with a decision as to whether it can actually help defend EU nations if they do not tighten immigration policy and internal security.  NATO is primarily structured to deal with external threats.  Terror threats are internal threats that require a much different approach.  A Trump administration will not be all that supportive of an open border policy that could very well be counter-productive to NATO security agreements. 

If the EU NATO members and other members do not tighten their border and immigration controls, Trump will place VISA vetting requirements for anyone traveling to the US from nations who do not tighten their own borders.  Without increased scrutiny of those travelers, the US would have a gaping hole in its own security protocol and one that terrorists would exploit.

Conclusion:

A Trump administration would usher in a totally different war on terror approach. 

Obama basically has adopted a hands off approach to fighting the war on terror and has exacerbated our vulnerabilities by opening our borders and not enforcing any immigration laws.  He is doing virtually nothing to physically combat ISIS and others overseas leaving them to metastasize leaving the world less secure. 

Bush basically combined fighting terror with nation building that ended up leaving our security in about the same spot, for different reasons, as Obama. 

Trump would execute a war in terror by eliminating the core of the terror organizations, tightening our own physical security, strengthening international counter-terrorism capabilities, with or without NATO, and Not engage in nation building.  Trump’s solution would empower other Islamic nations to help rebuild impacted nations and regions but not directly intervene in national governance.

If Hillary is elected and Trump is not, she will continue Obama’s policies with a little bit of Bush’s nation building thrown in. 

If that happens, by a Gun, Move to the Mountains, and Pray!

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

 

(1)  To consolidate Trump’s terrorism/ISIS foreign policy, I have combined elements  of his speeches, campaign rallies, and interviews.  Often Trump assumes that the audience understands the details behind his “One-Liners” but often the press, his opponents, and RINOs attribute erroneous conclusions to his comments.

Paul Ryan Is Just a Neocon Leftist, Period! Kate’s Law-CVE Program-Terrorism-Refugees

Ryan Continues to Veer Left and Ups His Opposition to Trump!

 

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Ryan Punts On:

Kate’s Law

Funding for Counter Violent Extremism (CVE)

Pausing Refugee and Some Immigration

Enhancing the Use of the Terror Watch List for Gun Purchases

Paul Ryan continues his “redefinition” of Republican priorities and his opposition to Donald Trump positions.  Unfortunately, Ryan’s positions are a regurgitation of Obama’s and the Neocon positions rather than those of the Republican voters who overwhelming back Trump. 

Ryan is making a concerted effort to publically criticize Trump and his positions and sabotage Trump’s election.  Ryan is drawing a line in the sand with Trump prior to the GOP convention.  Is this a power play to (1) Set the agenda for the GOP versus allowing Trump to do so; (2) force down Trump’s polls to allow the #NeverTrump/Neocon forces at the convention to challenge Trump on policy; (3) Challenge the GOP Convention rules committee to disallow Trump’s nomination. 

Below are Some of Ryan’s Idiotic Positions and Statements

Kate’s Law:

Kate Steinle was gunned down in cold blood by an convicted criminal illegal alien that should have been deported long ago.  To add insult to injury, the gun that was used was stolen from one of our Federal agents! 

On Fox’s Bill O’Reilly show, Ryan’s limp wristed excuse for NOT passing Kate’s Law was that “…what we have to figure out is how do we write Kate’s Law so that we’re not clogging up our jails so much for, say, DUI, but for the true violent criminals?  Oh really!  According to AAA:  “The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reports unlicensed drivers are five times more likely to kill, they will flee the scene over 50 percent of the time, five times more likely to drive drunk.”  Illegal is Illegal, dead is dead, and wrong is wrong.  Ryan needs to understand there are absolutes!

Ryan scapegoated that illegal aliens should not be here in the first place.  But, Ryan has supported Open Border policies and benefits for illegals his entire 18 years in Congress.  He also used the need to deal with “Sanctuary Cities” rather than deal with passing Kate’s Law!  Ryan has NEVER written or backed any legislation to eliminate sanctuary cities and he controls the federal funding to States and Cities.  In short, Ryan is a typical do nothing, keep, getting elected, never saw a lobbyist he did not like, RINO!

Funding for Counter Violent Extremism (CVE):

Rush Limbaugh today spent a great deal of time discussing the fact that CVE is really a way for Obama to focus federal law enforcement agencies away from considering any form of Islam as extreme!  Catholics yes, Islamist no!  Even worse, this codified Obama’s paranoia that non-Muslims will target and blame Muslims for attacks such as the one in Orlando!  So, this program not only turns a blind eye to ISLAMIC TERRORISM, but forces resources to be diverted to looking for a non-existent problem!  RYAN AND THE HOUSE LEADERSHIP ARE NOW CONSIDERING GIVING OBAMA AN ADDITIONAL $40,000,000 TO CONTINUE THIS MADNESS!  One more red cent for this madness is nuts and Ryan should not continue funding this madness.

Pausing Refugee and Some Immigration:

Ryan couldn’t wait to find a microphone to badmouth Trump’s support for PAUSING the Syrian Refugee program and some immigration from countries where support for terrorism has been documented.  Ryan stated, “I do not think a Muslim ban is in our country’s interest. I do not think it is reflective of our principles.” Our interest is protecting our citizens first and our principles include the defense of our homeland and protecting the citizens’ right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness!  Maybe Ryan should take Civics 101 again!  Once again, Ryan supports the European Style Open Borders to Muslims approach and not only funded the Obama Syrian Refugee Program but increased its funding beyond what was requested. 

Trump’s ban is Temporary so he can assemble our best and brightest, this excludes Ryan, to formulate a solid program of immigrant vetting, relocation criteria, post immigration tracking, and create domestic and international programs to illuminate and eliminate the creation of radical Islamists.

Enhancing the Use of the Terror Watch List for Gun Purchases:

Once again, Ryan almost broke a leg to get in front of the cameras and microphones (he is even faster than Sharpton or Jackson!) and condemn Trump’s raising the question whether we should look at using a terror watch list to restrict the purchase of guns and ammo by would be terrorists.  Trump’s approach was to engage the NRA in a discussion, (I think that is something that Congress should also do), of how to keep weapons out of the hands of terrorists.  One thought would be to use a tool like a “terrorist watch list”, not necessarily the ineffective one we now have, to alert authorities and halt the sale until the purchaser can be given a due process.  Ryan tries to justify his condemnation of Trump as Trump backing away from his 2nd Amendment support even though his position is basically the same as that of the NRA!  Once again, Ryan is taking an anti-Trump position when maybe he should shut up and listen!

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Ryan is typically on the wrong side of issues that the GOP electorate is on.  He is typically on the same side of issues as Obama, the Left, and the Neocons! 

So, is Ryan just trying to assert Congressional muscle against Executive policy setting?  Is Ryan trying to force down Trump’s polls so the #NeverTrump/Neocons can challenge Trump on policy at the GOP convention?  Or, is Ryan setting the stage to challenge Trump’ nomination at the convention via the rules committee?

In either event, Ryan is sabotaging our chance of taking over the Presidency.  In fact, he is putting the GOP in the position to lose control over the House or Senate as well.  If the Ryan led GOP anti-Trump forces keep this up, the GOP electorate, and absolutely the independents, will either stay home or vote for Hillary. 

Whatever you think of the Democrats and Hillary, they will never air their dirty laundry in public.  And, heaven knows that Hillary is the most flawed and disliked Democrat nominee in history!

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

 

Hat Tips

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/06/12/paul-ryans-orlando-statement-fails-address-donald-trumps-plan-halt-muslim-migration-threat-obama-resignation-call/

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2016/06/16/obama_s_cve_program_is_an_outrage_and_the_republicans_are_funding_it

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/speaker-ryan-rejects-trumps-muslim-ban-orlando-attack/story?id=39850324

#NeverTrump + Hillary = Radical Islamic “Death to America”

50 Killed In Orlando Florida By and Islamic Terrorist

Hillary/Obama Will Not Call It Islamic Terrorism

Death Hillary Never Trump#NeverTrump Crowd Is Trying to Assure a Hillary Victory

And Condemn Americans to Death!

It is one thing for Mitt Romney, Bill Kristol and their cohorts to try to defeat Donald Trump, but it is another thing to throw the election to Hillary Clinton will continue to get Americans killed at the hand of Islamic Terrorism.  If Romney/Kristol did not know better, you may be able to excuse their idiotic obsession with Trump. 

But, they should know that if they get traction in their #NeverTrump crusade, and Hillary is elected, then Americans will continue to die at an alarming rate and we will lose the Supreme Court to Progressives/Socialists for the next 3-4 generations.

#NeverTrump is Tantamount to Treason, Period

Anyone, yes anyone, who does not call these idiots out as traitors to our great nation are accomplishes to their crime.  It is hard to believe that the Republican Party could have had a candidate like Mitt Romney who has such disdain for the Republican Party and the Republican Voters, and the safety of this nation and its citizens. 

Everyone in the GOP should stand shoulder to shoulder and say

ENOUGH MITT! 

Cease and desist!

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

Radical Islamist/Sharia Conservatives, Gays S/B Exterminated

Wake UP LGBT Community

This is Not An Isolated Incident-You are Being Targeted

I have written time and time again warning the LGBT community to wake up and understand the threat to their very existence.  That threat is from Islamic/Sharia conservative beliefs that has even been codified in the laws and constitutions of various Islamic Nations.  In 1991, Iran added the following to their constitution: 

Sodomy is a crime, for which both partners are punished. The punishment is death if the participants are adults, of sound mind and consenting; the method of execution is for the Shari’a judge to decide.

The previous President of Iran claimed that there are no homosexuals in Iran.  He is correct, when found, they are quickly executed.

ISIS recently released videos of gays being thrown off of roof tops as a method of exterminating gays! 

ISIS Gays

The LGBT community is foolishly clinging to the US Progressive False Narrative that there is no such thing as Islamic Radicalism and that Sharia Law is an acceptable parallel legal system to our US Constitution and our Judicial System.  Why, because the Left has collected disparate groups like the LBGT and are trying to create a politically monolithic power structure.  Unfortunately, Radical Islam and the LGBT are diametrically opposed due to Sharia conservatism.  The members of the LGBT community will lose this fight and be exterminated whenever the radical Islamists choose to do so!

The LGBT community needs to stop focusing on “Christian Opposition” to the LGBT lifestyles and gay marriage. 

Not baking a wedding cake or providing flowers for a gay wedding is not quite the same thing as the mass extermination of individuals based on their LGBT group affiliation. 

The LGBT Community needs to get behind the Republican Presidential Candidate, Donald Trump and create a safe environment for US citizens first.  Unfortunately today’s attack in Orlando reminds us that the ultimate Civil Right is Life. 

Radical Islamists/Sharia Conservatives are committed to the extermination of LBGT individuals… 

Wake Up!

 

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

Hat Tips

http://www.answering-islam.org/Authors/Arlandson/homosexual.htm

http://www.religionfacts.com/homosexuality/islam

 

Egypt Air Flt. 804-Why Not Floating Black Boxes? International Aviation Terror Response Team?

After 5 Days and No Black Boxes?

Why Isn’t There an International Aviation Terror Response Team?

 

Egypt Air flight 804 went down on May 15th, some 5 days ago, and we have not located the Black Boxes yet?  The Black Boxes are critical to understanding the fate of this doomed flight.  They are also critical to understanding whether the crash was an act of terror and if so, how was the act carried out?

Floating Black Boxes:

Apparently the Black Boxes onboard of all commercial airliners work better if you crash on land!  In the water, not so much.  As we found out with the lost Malaysian airliner last year.  The aviation industry and “oodles” of government geniuses came up with a Black Box that could withstand hard impact on land but not one that “Floats” when the crash occurs in water.  72% of the Earth’s surface is covered with water!  For those who like Las Vegas, that means that there is a 7.2 in 10 chance that you may crash in water.

Don’t you think that maybe, since Oceans and the Mediterranean Sea can be 10,000 feet deep (2 miles) or more that it may be a good idea to work on a floating Black Box? 

One, that when the impact is in the water, the black box ejects from the plane and floats so it does not go down to 10,000 feet?  You will know the point of impact from the GPS coordinates in the Black Box at the time of the impact.  You could even put strobe lights on it in addition to the signal ping.  Gee, we maybe able to see and hear it!

We all spend millions trying to find the Black Boxes when a water crash occurs.  Why not spend that money in developing a system that is easier to locate?  Time is also a factor in recovering the Black Boxes as we need to hone in on the cause of the crash as quickly as possible.  If it is terror related, the faster we locate the Black Boxes, the sooner we can analyze the cause and locate the wreckage for further analysis.  Which leads to…

Why Don’t we Have an International Aviation Terror Response Team?

Obviously our behemoth “Homeland Security” agency is not to good at staying ahead of terror tactics much less detecting attacks beforehand.  (See TSA Lines)  I guess you can’t blame our Homeland Security agency as they have yet to figure out what to call Islamic Terrorism. 

So, how about we create an International Aviation Terror Response Team that is dispatched as soon as there is an airplane crash?  We don’t have to wait for some agency to determine if the cause was terrorism or not.  This Team could immediately start to confirm or eliminate the terror component.  Also, and this is key, THIS IS A PRIVATE SECTOR TEAM.  The team is also apolitical and does not take tactical orders from any one government NOR THE UNITED NATIONS!  The US could actually go it alone as if a European Nation is involved political correctness will get in the way.  Probably would stay away from involving Iran, Syria, Yemen, Libya, and some other nations just to avoid a possible conflict of interest, just saying.

The team, when there is nothing much to do, it is also charged with developing possible new terrorist tools that may be used in the future.  Would be nice to develop testing for specific materials before they explode!  (Maybe get rid of outdated TSA checks like taking off your shoes!)  They could also work on screening procedures for anyone connected to the aviation industry.  Maybe even talk to the Israelis as they seem to be pretty good at airport and airline security. 

Stuck on Stupid!

Growing Larger and Larger Bureaucracies Is Not the Answer

We need to interject a little common sense into our thought processes and not succumb to our typical “the government will solve all of our problems” model!  Until we rid this planet of hate, never, we need to do everything we can to protect those who are targeted by mass violence. 

Moore’s Law, stated by Gordon E. Moore, the co-founder of Intel and Fairchild Semiconductor, observes that “number of transistors in a dense integrated circuit doubles approximately every two years”.  In other words, computing power would double every two years. 

The same is holds for the increasing sophistication of terrorists as they acquire more dangerous and high-tech components, especially when the terrorists are well-funded by a country like Iran or are self-funded like ISIS. 

The terrorists seem to be outpacing our ability to get ahead of them in terms of what future generations of bombs would look like. 

This is not a safe place to be!

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

 

 

 

 

 

Obama-248 Days Left Of the Destruction of Our Republic

50% of Those Polled Approve of Obama’s Performance!

Really!

2016 Presidential Campaign Allowing Obama to

“Fundamentally Transform America”

While We Are Not Watching

King Obama

The Buzz today is about discussing Donald Trump’s love life from 30 years ago!  Really?  

Obama and the Main Stream Media (MSM)  will do and say anything to distract us from seeing that Obama has literally redefined America.  We, including our elected Republican officials in Washington DC, have done nothing to stop him.  Here are a few of Obama’s “Accomplishments“:

  • Completely weakened the financial fabric of this nation by driving up our debt to $20 Trillion.

  • Exploding our welfare assistance to illegal and legal immigrants and eliminating our borders entirely.

  • Emasculated the breadth of our banking system and consolidated our financial institutions to the detriment of the consumers.

  • Ruining higher education by taking over Student Loans and driving the cost of higher education through to roof enslaving our students through a life of debt owed to the almighty government.

  • Gave Iran a clear path to create and possess nuclear weapons and provided $150 Billion to help finance their creation and subsidize Iranian terror networks.

  • Giving Iraq and Syria to Iran with his hands off policy in Syria and his allowing Iraq to fall into political and military disarray through his hands off policy with ISIS. 

  • Giving Iran a clear path to complete its missile arsenal with which to deliver its soon to be completed nuclear weapons.

  • Allowed Iran to intimidate our navy by capturing and detaining one of our ships in international waters.

  • Destabilized Libya by taking out Qadhafi and destroying its governing infrastructure leaving it for ISIS and other nefarious organizations to pick at its carcass. 

  • Allowing China to “annex” the South China Sea without resistance nor repercussions.

  • Allowing Russia to intimidate our military with low flyovers and close encounters with our ships and aircraft.

  • Giving North Korea a clear path to complete their nuclear arms and ballistic missile programs.

  • Allowing Central and Eastern Africa to become a cesspool of terror and unrest.

  • Transformed cultural norms such as traditional marriage by his advocacy of same-sex marriage giving SCOTUS a clear path to overturn DOMA and a millennia of cultural tradition.

  • Literally destroying the American Health Care System with Obamacare.

  • Using Obamacare to destroy the Freedom of Religion to force religious institutions to conform with Obamacare mandates regardless of their long-held religious objections to abortions, birth control, and sex reassignment procedures.  Euthanasia next?

  • Using Title IX and Title VII, redefined bathroom, changing room and shower access to be wide open to all genders.

  • Setting the stage to force the private sector to allow transgender individuals to use restrooms, changing rooms or other typically gender restricted areas as they wish ignoring the risk to the innocent by pedophiles and sex offenders.

  • Undermining our civil order by making continuous disparaging remarks about our police and other law enforcement officials and using the DOJ to interfere with local law enforcement.

  • Inciting riotous behavior by siding with anarchistic organizations such as Occupy and Black Lives Matter.

  • Creating open borders and open immigration policies that are destroying the cultural fabric of our nation.

Still Think Obama Does Not Know What He Is Doing!

Unfortunately, the list is virtually endless as everyday more and more of our liberties are lost, our economic prosperity driven into the oblivion of debt, and our moral fiber destroyed.  Race relations, due to Obama’s constant race baiting tactics, are at their worst since the 1960’s.  The plight of Blacks and other inner city minorities is dismal with Black on Black crime escalating exponentially.   Obama blames law enforcement and the bias of the justice system!

So, when you hear or see the MSM focusing on silly issues like Trump’s love life when he was single, stop and ask, “What is the Administration and the Media trying to Hide”?  The MSM has become one big reality show meant to distract and mislead the public.  Unfortunately, we are too easily duped into thinking that what we are going through is “NORMAL”!  It isn’t! 

This Election is Vital to this Nation’s Survival. 

While some on the right are chanting the #nevertrump mantra, Obama and the left keep on destroying what is left of this republic.  Hillary, if she is able to run, or for that matter any Democrat (or socialist) candidate for president, will continue to take this nation down the path of progressive annihilation. 

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You may not like some of the things Donald Trump says or does. 

But, It Is Trump Or The Fall of America. 

This is not being dramatic, this is being truthful.

 

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

 

Hat Tips:

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/president_obama_job_approval-1044.html

http://www.westernjournalism.com/a-comprehensive-list-of-obamas-worst-executive-orders/

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2014/02/04/ruth-marcus-obama-executive-order/

Assad/Putin May Prove Trump Correct on Syria/ISIS

Palmyra, Syria, Recaptured by Assad/Russians From ISIS

Reminder:  Trump said he would work with Russia to rid Syria, Iraq and the World of ISIS. 

Trump Sessions

Obama is doing this by default!

President Assad of Syria, aided by the Russians/Putin, just recaptured the ancient city of Palmyra from ISIS!  There is a better than even chance that Assad/Putin will eventually, maybe before Obama leaves office, rid Syria of ISIS and eliminate its “caliphate’s capital” stronghold in Al-Raqqah. 

Elimination of Syrian Rebels:  Further, during the purge of ISIS, Assad/Putin will most assuredly take out the so-called ally of the West, the Syrian Anti-Assad group, praised by Senators Ted Cruz,  John McCain and Lindsay Graham.  If this occurs, Syria will remain in Assad’s control as an Alawite dominated nation with close ties to Russia and IRAN.  This will effectively “sandwich” Iraq between its two recent enemies, Syria and Iran. 

Iraq Reverts to Shia-Then Splits:  Iraq, then, will be left to its own devices to deal with the remnants of the Sunni ISIS in Iraq.  Please remember that the Sunni ISIS group was founded by members of Saddam’s Sunni army back in 2003 after we invaded Iraq.  Saddam Hussein was a despotic Sunni dictator who maintained Sunni control over the Shia and Kurdish inhabitants by brute force.  After we eliminated Saddam and tried to set up a coalition government, the country remained divided and crippled and this allowed for Sunni ISIS to raise from the ashes we created.  

ISIS then is diametrically opposed to Syria’s Alawite leader Assad, the Kurds in Northern Iraq, and the predominant Shia population in the balance of Iraq, and Shia Iran.  Iraq is primarily Shia (62%) like Syria and Iran.  Ethnically the Kurds in the North (17% of Iraq’s population) do not associate themselves with their Iraqi co-inhabitants to the South but are more allied with Iran.  Eliminating the Sunni-ISIS uprising in Iraq would be a “Holy” victory and return Iraq to its Shia roots! 

Iraqi Problems-Ethnic Diversity and Oil:  What to do with Iraq after ISIS is defeated is the real questionThe major two problems with Iraq is that the disparate groups who were thrown into the same geographic nation back in 1917 by the Europeans and the US, are historically and in some cases ethnically different; and two, the oil fields in Iraq and the multiple pipelines traversing Iraq are not uniformly distributed along ethno-religious lines.  If Iraq is subdivided between the Kurds in the North, and then Western and Eastern Iraq, or between the Kurds and the rest of Iraq, the oil wealth would not be disbursed evenly.  Some economic arrangement would have to be reached to make this split, or a two way split, as equitable as possible.  This would not be easy.

 

Two Way Split of Iraq:  So, how do you divide Iraq and keep some semblance of peace?  Probably a two-way split of Iraq would be the easiest alternative.  The Kurds in the north could be separated from the rest of Iraq.  But the Kurds also lay claim to portions of Turkey and Syria.  The Kurds feel some of their land was unlawfully “annexed” into Turkey and Syria in the 1917 realignment.  It is estimated that there are approximately 18 million Kurds living in Turkey alone as a result of this division. 

The map below will give you an idea how difficult any border realignment would be to segregate the Kurds.  The Kurdish populations in the Middle East are shown in Red below.  The Kurds have major populations in Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran!  In a practical sense, there will be no way to establish a unified Kurdish state.  At best, the North Eastern and Northern portions of Iraq could be segregated.  The Kurds in Syria and Turkey will probably remain segregated.  Perhaps an international agreement could be reached with Syria and Turkey to protect the Kurds in those countries.  These types of arrangement have always been limited in terms of there success.

Kurds

Post ISIS Syria, Iraq, Iran and the Kurd nation would look a lot like the pre-Saddam Iraq with the exception of the Kurdish separation.  Like, during the cold war, Russia would revert as the major influence in Syria and Iraq and would increase their influence in Iraq.  The Kurds would probably remain allied with the West for self preservation!  So basically, after 40 decades of US direct involvement in Iraq, Iran and Syria, the original status quo would be re-established!!! 

Will Trump be Vindicated?

So while many have criticized Donald Trump’s views of how to defeat ISIS, and return this portion of the Middle East to some semblance of “peace”, his positions, proposed alliances, and predictions may actually come to pass.  Most of Trump’s detractors are those who were the architects and players in the US intervention of the region.  So Trump may win a bittersweet war of ideas but that will not bring back the 250,000 Syrians who died in the Syrian Civil War; the thousands of Iraqis who died in our two gulf war interventions; the 3,600 or so US military personnel who died in our two gulf war interventions; and the countless Kurds, Iraqis and Syrians who have been killed by ISIS.  Nor will it eliminate his critics as they had a bloody hand in the creation of this debacle!

Christian Genocide:  One other tragic outcome of these decades has been the systematic genocide of Christians in Syria, Iraq, and Iran at the hands of ISIS, Saddam Hussein, Assad, the Ayatollahs in Iran, and the post war, US supported, Iraqi governments.

Islamic Terrorism will Survive:  It is important to note, that even if ISIS is removed from Syria and Iraq, some form of Islamic Terror will continue until we attack that problem at is cultural-religious roots.

In the final analysis, the question will be what lesson, if any, have we learned over the past 30 years?  Probably none!

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

Hat Tips

http://www.pewforum.org/2009/10/07/mapping-the-global-muslim-population/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syrian_Civil_War

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurds