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Video || Trump: “We’ve Won” and It’s Time to Bring Troops Home from Syria

President Trump is bringing some 2,000 troops home from Syria, claiming the battle against ISIS is won.

I can’t say I know what the correct policy is here. I just don’t understand the situation on the ground in Syria well enough. And I expect Trump will maintain some kind of presence in Syria.

But I do know that when we have pulled out of these places before, as Barack Obama did in Iraq prior to the creation of ISIS, there has been a resurgence of extremist violence. So I’m concerned. Wondering what you think about it.

DHS Secretary Nielsen: Middle Easterners are in the Caravans

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Monday backed up claims by President Trump that Middle Easterners are in the caravans headed toward the United States from Central America.

We absolutely see people from the Middle East, from southeast Asia, from other parts of the world — these are not just from Central America.

She indicated the presence of Middle Easterners would not be surprising.

What I can tell you is we stopped 3,000 people last year at the southwest border who had patterns of travel similar to a terrorist. We call them special interest aliens.

Trump was criticized for making the statement without “proof,” and Trump at one point acknowledged that while there was information suggesting the presence of Middle Easterners, he didn’t have proof. Nielsen is suggesting such proof does indeed exist.

Nielsen also said the caravans are funded by . . . somebody. That, as conservative suspected, they’re not simply arising out of nowhere.

With respect to the timing and the particular organization of the caravans, they’re not organic, if uou will, they’re definitely organized, they’re financed.

She added that new caravans coming up behind the lead one are “mostly single males.”

MSM Meltdown: Washington Post Contradicts Itself on Cause of Suspicious Packages

The Washington Post has two stories running today. One suggests it’s just dumb to speculate on what the motives of the attack were without evidence:

We knew nearly nothing, except that the Secret Service had intercepted “potential explosive devices” targeting the Clintons and Obamas, while investigators also looked into a suspicious package at CNN’s New York offices. Days earlier, authorities found an explosive device in the mailbox of liberal philanthropist George Soros. We did not know who sent them, or why, or what exactly the potential devices were.

But John Cardillo, a right-wing media personality, was already tweeting out his suspicions.

“Investigators need to take a serious look at far left groups like #Antifa when investigating the bombs sent to Soros, Obama, and the Clintons,” he wrote in a now-deleted tweet. “These smell like the false flag tactics of unhinged leftists who know they’re losing.”

Online speculation is an inevitable result of a breaking news story on the Internet.

The other . . . speculates on what the motives of the attack were:

In the home stretch of the fall campaign, President Trump has called Democrats “evil” and argued they are “too dangerous to govern.” He has denounced Barack Obama’s presidency and demonized former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, inspiring chants of “Lock her up!” at his rallies.

The president has also used his bully pulpit to taunt Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) as a “low I.Q. individual,” impugn former CIA director John Brennan and fan conspiracy theories about liberal philanthropist George Soros. And he has called the news media “the enemy of the people,” singling out CNN’s reporting as “fake news.”

This week, these targets of Trump’s rhetoric became the intended targets of actual violence in the form of pipe bombs, many of which turned up Wednesday.

I guess this is what journalists mean by, “We report, you decide.”

I Don’t Know Who Sent These Packages, But Antifa Makes the Most Sense

The media have utterly abandoned any pretense of objectivity and sobriety in their treatment of the suspicious packages being sent to Democrats, strongly suggesting in numerous articles and TV reports that President Trump is the cause and that a Republican must have done it.

While it can never be proven that Trump is the cause unless someone admits it – and Democratic radicalism and violence, or a reaction to it, is at least as likely – it probably will eventually be proven WHO did this.

Yes, it may well turn out to be a crazy conservative, although I’d note that for most liberals, that’s a redundant description. But if I had to guess, I would say that these packages are coming from the left, not the right.

Here’s why:

  1. What is going on obviously benefits the Democrats, not the Republicans. If Democrats are attacked, the obvious knee-jerk presumption is that a conservative did it, and therefore Republicans are blamed and look like violent menaces to society. But anyone on the “right” who sent the bombs had to have known that this hurts their cause, and so they would have little rational incentive to do it. Plus, they would have known that the media would immediately blame Trump, who already stands accused of inciting anger and violence and whom, of course, the media hate.
  2. This plot was very carefully planned. It does not suggest an act of passion. People who carefully plan plots have an agenda. And they normally would not want to do something that harms their agenda, and this – see above – harms the conservative agenda.
  3. None of the bombs have gone off. In fact, it’s not even clear to me that they were intended to go off, or that they are bombs at all. We’re still referring to these as “suspicious packages.” Perhaps they contained the materials you would use in a bomb but were not designed to detonate. We don’t know yet. And the packages even LOOK LIKE suspicious packages, like a caricature that was meant to be discovered. And it seems strange that someone who actually wanted to hurt Democrats would make so many attempts and have no success. Meantime a leftist might want to set conservatives up without harming Democrats
  4. Antifa has consistently shown a proclivity toward violence, intimidation, and careful, sophisticated planning. This scheme would be consistent with how the group operates.

Of course, the press is already deriding anyone who suggests this is a “false flag” operation. But that actually shows the ignorance, bias, and herd mentality of journalists. It is entirely reasonable to suppose that leftists may have done this. And the FBI would be foolish not to seriously consider the possibility.

I fully admit I could be proven wrong. I think that this could be the work of either side, that it’s a close call, but that on balance it seems to me more likely the work of leftists.

Trump: I’d Consider Sending the NYC Terrorist to Gitmo

Why were we ever thinking of closing such a useful facility? Do you want those people hanging out near your neighborhood? Nice having them in Cuba. I think if we close the Guantanamo Bay prison we should move the prisoners to a detention center in Kalorama, the ritzy section of Washington where Barack Obama lives with a wall in front of his house.

Trump, who spoke at the top of a Cabinet meeting, also used the appearance to call for an end to the Diversity Visa Program under which the terrorist entered the country. Given that Saifullo Saipov is the second terrorist who has gotten in here under this program, it appears the “Diversity” part refers to terrorists, and non-terrorists.

Trump also said of Fed Chair Janet Yellen, “I think she’s excellent,” but did not say she would be his choice when he names a Federal Reserve Chair tomorrow.

Here are the rest of his remarks.

Trump Should Wait Before Politicizing the Terrorist Attack

President Trump this morning blasted Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer for his sponsorship of legislation that created the Diversity Visa Program, under which Saifullo Saipov, who committed Tuesday’s terror attack in New York City, entered the country.

Trump expresses support for a merit-based immigration program. He may be right, but this is not the time to be creating a political issue out of the attack.

Republicans rightly criticize Democrats when they start making a political issue out of every tragic mass shooting while the bodies are still warm. Trump should be uniting the country instead of dividing it at a moment like this. And he especially should lay off the senator from New York, whose job it is to help with the healing from the worst terror attack in New York City since 9/11.

Trump Teases Macron: “You Better Do A Good Job” Against Terrorism

Yes, he’d better. But Europe seems more intent on pretending that they have a crime problem, not a cultural one.

On the other hand, anyone like Macron who achieves power so young has a Machiavellian streak that may equip him in ways other European leaders are not to deal with the problem of Islamic extremism.

BTW, here’s Trump dissing the American media by calling on a Chinese journalist instead. He asked a question not about the Russia investigation but about . . . China.

H/T Washington Examiner.

New Poll Shows Vast Support for Trump Travel Ban

Well, this certainly contradicts the normal media narrative.

A new poll by Politico indicates that American are not ready become a vast sanctuary city for refuguees from countries where terrorists abound.

According to Politico:

After months of litigation and controversy, six-in-10 voters back the ban — and the survey suggests the actual policy may be more popular when separated from the president.

Asked whether they support or oppose the State Department’s “new guidelines which say visa applicants from six predominately Muslim countries must prove a close family relationship with a U.S. resident in order to enter the country,” 60 percent of voters say they support the guidelines, and only 28 percent oppose them.

The POLITICO/Morning Consult question doesn’t mention Trump, nor does it refer to the president’s executive orders on immigration. That contrasts with other polls, which mostly show greater opposition to the policy.

Eighty-four percent of GOP voters support the ban, while only 9 percent oppose it. But the policy is also popular among independent voters: 56 percent support it, compared to 30 percent who oppose it. Democrats tilt slightly against the ban, with 41 percent supporting it, and 46 percent in opposition.

Democrats are split on this? Since when did some Democrats embrace sanity at the expense of political correctness?

No, Trump Didn’t Mischaracterize London Mayor Khan’s Remarks

President Trump today tweeted that the mainstream media is abeting London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s spin that Trump took his remarks out of context when he derided Khan for telling Londoners not to be alarmed in the aftermath of a terrorist attack. As far as I can tell, Trump is absolutely right. While, other than to… Continue Reading

Trump: Middle East Leaders Agreed to Stop Funding Islamism

President Trump today indicated that Muslim leaders he met with in Saudi Arabia earlier this week agreed to stop funding the ideologies that lead to to terrorism. Trump said during remarks in Brussels: This call for driving out terrorism is a message I took to a historic gathering of Arab and Muslim leaders across the… Continue Reading