Stir Them Up and then Import Them
There was, when the “War on Terror” was new, this saying: “fight them over there so we don’t have to fight them over here. Them, of course, were radical Islamic terrorists. As stated it was a pretty good idea. But it didn’t quite work out that way.
In reality, we have a dual system, foreign and domestic, that does the opposite; the terrorists are stirred up like hornets and then, inexplicably, brought to the USA.
Two stories of the week illustrate this point:
From the Washington Free Beacon, story by Adam Kredo: U.S. Admits Possible Role in Arming Iranian-Backed Militants in Iraq.
“U.S. officials acknowledged Iranian-backed forces in Iraq could be using American-made arms, an admission that comes amid growing concern on Capitol Hill the U.S. government is quietly working with militia fighters in Iraq who are directly tied to the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), according to multiple sources familiar with the situation.
U.S. lawmakers and military insiders are concerned by what they described as the American government’s continued arming and training of Iranian-backed fighters in Iraq, an ongoing policy that multiple sources described to the Washington Free Beacon as one of the U.S.’s chief foreign policy failures in the region.”
Concern of the continuing… Wasn’t Iran supposed to the be the number one bad guy in the Middle East? Kind of like ISIS, but a solid nation. It’s seems the government also has armed ISIS, al-Qaeda, and just about every side of every conflict in modern history – even our “enemies.” Why?
Why? How could we possibly arm and support those who have less than our interests at heart? As usual, there is a sneaky, political answer. It boils down to: the enemy of my enemy is my friend – today, here, kind of, sorta.
As the CIA, the DOD, and the of the alphabet teams play their games, one thing is certain – people in the affected foreign countries are stirred up and angered by and against America.
Good and well considering they are thousands of miles away, right? There’s no chance they could ever make it here to exact any kind of revenge, right?
Wrong. Story the second, from The Daily Caller and Alex Pfeiffer: Nearly 30k Diversity Visas Have Been Given To Immigrants From Terror States.
Mind you that this isn’t “normal” immigration policy nor “refugee” taking. This was a bonus program foisted upon us by Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York – the same program that came a-driving down the bike path in (ironically) New York City, Schumer’s home town and turf.
“President Donald Trump wants Congress to end the program, which benefits foreigners from nations that don’t have high levels of immigration to the U.S. He increased his public pressure against the program after an Uzbek recipient of the diversity visa lottery allegedly killed eight in a recent terrorist attack in New York City.
Statistics released by the White House Monday show that since 2007 the program has given permanent residence visas — green cards — to 20,739 Iranians, 7,232 Sudanese and 812 Syrians.
The program gives out 50,000 visas annually to immigrants chosen at random.“
20,739 Iranians in the mix, surely not all of them terror-minded. But there is the odds factor. Interesting, isn’t it.
NYC Halloween “Diversity Lottery” Terrorist Truck Attack.
These foolish programs and gambles have consequences – for us. We are the ones in the way of those trucks, cars, knives, bullets, and bombs when the Jihadis act up – HERE – not over there.
Keep this in mind the next time some smarmy incumbent politician asks you for your vote. It could mean more than just throwing the vote away. It could be throwing away your money, your safety, and your life.
As my plan of leaving them alone in their countries and keeping them out of ours seems beyond Washington, it is then up to us to safeguard ourselves. Be aware and be vigilant.
Perrin Lovett writes about freedom, firearms, and cigars (and everything else) at www.perrinlovett.me. He is none too fond of government meddling.