ISIS and Other Islamist Learn From OUR Mistakes!
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 …
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.
Trump to NATO, put your Money where your Mouth is…”
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…
Senate Security Briefing Documents the Real Issues Facing the US
The Left Wing media and the Democrat Party are distracting US citizens with the “Russia” and “Comey” issues while the world left by Obama is a powder-keg ready to consume the West.
The Senate Intelligence Committee met today in an open, then closed, session to review the status of world-wide threats with the heads of the CIA, FBI, NSA the DNI and others. The purpose of the hearing was to lay out to the committee the status of world and threats to the US. Too bad the MSM is cherry picking the discussion as even the open portion of the meeting was scary to say the least. But, the MSM focus remains on the Comey firing and the “Russian/Trump” left-wing conspiracy. They feel this is more important than the US being attacked at home and abroad by radicals and enemies across the globe. This is TRAITOROUS at best.
Bullet Points from the Meeting:
- The American people deserve to know that North Korea represents an EXISTENTIAL threat to the US NOW!
- They need to know that Russia is seeking to expand their territorial land grab in Europe, Eastern Europe and the Middle East.
- Also, Russia is stepping up their counter-intelligence efforts using updated technology and methods as are the US and others.
- NATO nations are threatened by Russian westward expansion; continued radical Islam terror attacks;
- The US is directly threatened by terrorism plans from Al Qaeda, ISIS, Iran and other radical groups;
- and Iran is rapidly moving toward developing their nuclear capability and refining their delivery systems.
All the MSM and the left can focus on is their narrative that Trump colluded with the Russians and defeated Clinton!
The graphic above shows that in spite of wall to wall coverage of Director Comey for the past year or so, only 17% of Americans have a positive view of the Director! In spite of his notoriety, 48% of Americans have no opinion of Comey. And, 40% OF AMERICANS FEEL CONGRESS IS SPENDING TOO MUCH TIME ON THE “RUSSIAN AND WIRETAPPING” INVESTIGATIONS! American need jobs and security, not political rhetoric!
Trump will continue to deliver on his campaign promises that are already making the MSM and the left apoplectic. Their coordinated efforts to de-legitimize President Trump is inciting violence, hatred, and is posing an existential threat to our democracy and our future.
The only possible outcome from this activity is higher and higher levels of violence ending with and all out armed conflict between the left and the legitimate government of the United States. When? Probably well before the end of Trump’s first term and perhaps as early as the mid-term elections. We will see how sanctimonious the MSM pundits and the Democrat fringe are when this occurs. Hopefully Trump will utilize the tactics of his hero Andrew Jackson, rather than Abraham Lincoln, and not engage in a civil war to bring the country back together.
Far fetched? It starts with killing free speech. The left has a coordinated effort underway on college campuses and elsewhere to shut down conservative viewpoints. Sanctuary cities are already defying Federal laws and are aided and abetted by left-wing judges who ignore the Constitution and the rule of law. Firing the first shot is merely a matter of who and when.
If You Tell Terrorist they will be Banned in Two, Weeks, Guess What They will Do?
Trump Campaigned On Not Signaling His Foreign Policy Execution
“Conservative” pundits and elected officials have blamed President Trump’s lack of communication or his haste in implementing his pause on immigration from the 7 terror torn nations as the reason for the backlash. Really? President Trump signed and immediately implemented the Executive Order (EO) banning entry into the US for a specified period of time from the 7 nations IN ORDER TO SURPRISE THE WOULD BE TERRORIST “IMMIGRANTS” FROM GETTING IN BEFORE THE RESTRICTIONS WERE PUT IN PLACE. Duh! President Trump campaigned saying he would NOT tell the enemy what he was going to do before he acted and allow the enemy to use the time to strike or counteract his actions! Period!
Brian Kilmeade, Fox and Friends, has been especially insistent that President Trump did not adequately prepare the American People for he EO ban. Baloney. We The People knew the ban was coming and knew Trump would not telegraph the implementation in order to maintain the element of surprise. Trump was spot on in the manner in which he rolled out the ban. So what if a few people, 109, were detained for a few hours or inconvenienced in some other way. Ask the families of 9/11 victims and other acts of terror if they would have minded if the terrorist who murdered their loved ones would have been inconvenienced rather than allowed in unfettered.
President Trump’s Tactic Will Be Proven Correct
Now that Judge Robart and the 9th Circuit have interrupted the pause and have reopened travel to the 7 terror nations, the terrorist have to be lining up to get in before President Trump’s pause is rightfully reinstated or President Trump issues a new EO in place of the current pause EO.
By the time President Trump’s appeal hits the Supreme Court, President Trump’s team will most likely have finished coming up with the New Extreme Vetting procedures. It is also a risk going to SCOTUS with an 8 person bench. A 4-4 tie would leave the lower court restraining order in place. If I were the President, I am not sure that I would even trust this court after Gorsuch is seated. Kennedy, and even Roberts are a bit “iffy” and a President’s discretion in controlling who comes into this country is too important to leave to a 9 unelected person panel!
If we are attacked by someone who came in during this pause’s pause, don’t blame President Trump…
Globalist Unite! Give Away US Control Over the Internet
Piece by Piece
The Dismantling of America
Continuing the Obama Agenda to
Fundamentally Change America!
On October 1st, 2016, The US Department of Commerce will finalize the surrender of control of the internet to a GLOBAL INTERNATIONAL AUTHORITY. Over the past 20 years, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) will no longer be administered by the US National Telecommunications and Information Administration with oversight by the U.S. Department of Commerce. The new international coalition will include countries such as China, Russia, Iran and others. This plan has been supported by the Clinton, Bush and Obama administrations.
Why should you care? ICANN basically controls the internet, period. ICANN manages the world’s domain and IP address database that in effect, keeps the internet running smoothly and insures stability and internet security. In effect, it controls every URL (Uniform resource locator), AKA web address/host names, and email domains and addresses used on the internet. For example, http://www.google.com, Your.Name.Gmail.com, http://www.whitehouse.gov, etc. Control of this database is as strategic as protecting access to our power grid, financial institutions, military installations, and many more vital resources of the U.S.. In the wrong hands, entire countries, major industries, major defense systems, and terror networks can be enabled or disabled by who is in charge of ICANN. On October 1st, this will no longer be the United States!
Key Question: Do you think the internet, that we invented, should be managed by an agency that pretty much looks like the United Nations? How has the UN been to us and to our allies like Israel? Not so good.
If we relinquish the control over the Internet to a body that does not have our best interest at heart, why are we taking this step towards information and infrastructure annihilation? Why would we put our financial institutions at risk? Our Military? Our industry? Our very existence?
Because George Soros and the Globalist Oligarchy Thrive On Anarchy!
They Swoop In and Buy Up the Rubble for 10 Cents on the Dollar!
Remember the 2008 Recession and Financial Crisis? That was not an accident!
Let Trump Know You Want this Stopped. Congress is a Waste of Time!
After 3 Administrations, Congress Has Yet to Act!
We The People, OR, We the Elitist Global Establishment
“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:
Trade Agreements: Trump trade policies focus on balanced trade between our trading partners.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Trump Has Put Forth Several Different Components of
Fighting the War On Terror (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.
War 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 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.
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!
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.
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.
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…
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
(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.