By: Jake Fogg
"The Risk of terrorism is threatening us today in a way that is worse than it was on 9/11”, warned John Kelly, the head of DHS on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. This is a wake-up-call to all Americans and should serve as a lesson on the danger of exchanging national security for political ideology.
To demonstrate the severity his statement, Kelly stated that there are open terrorist investigations in all 50 states. He also said that in the last 12 months alone, there are 37 open investigations of homegrown terrorists.
Kelly made it clear that this country is vulnerable to attack at any time and that there is really nothing that could be done to stop it. “The threat is vast, unpredictable, and difficult to control”, said Kelly. This information is frightening, yet should come as no surprise. After all, America asked for it. Indeed, it could even be argued that maybe America wanted it!
"Open terrorist investigations in all 50 states…”
Of course, when it does happen, and it likely will, the questions posed will be, “Why did this happen?”, “How did this happen?”, “Who is to blame?” And ironically, the questions will be asked by the very people that ARE to blame!
The root cause, or the “how”, of our national security disaster is very simple. Unfortunately, however, the “why”, or list of reasons and contributors is long and complex.
There should be no question as to what caused our crippled state of national security. The United States decided to disregard its own borders, while simultaneously and voluntarily bringing in thousands of immigrants from cultures that are contradictive to a free society. We simply
CNN Interview Goes In An Unexpected Direction April 12, 2017
In an April 7th CNN interview with Syrian Refugee , Kassem Eid, Brooke Baldwin received a response that appeared to be unexpected, thus contradicting a long-running narrative that has been adopted by the news organization.
The interview began with Baldwin asking Eid, a Syrian refugee living in Germany, about his intital response to the U.S. attack on Syria. His reply was that he was grateful saying that “…for the first time it happened. For the very first time we see Asaad held accountable, for once held accountable for his crimes against humanity. I was overwhelmed. I felt grateful for President Trump. I felt grateful for the United States.” He went on to thank those who “lobbied and called” and “someone actually listened”.
In a gesture that seemed to solicit a negative response, Baldwin interupted his response by saying “Kasemm, I understand your gratitude, but still you bring up Asaad and he’s still there…”
After Brooke Baldwin’s interruption, he replied that she was right and that Asaad was still there and still killing. He then reminded the news anchor the thousands of women raped and people killed and how Isis got started from people who wanted to take revenge on Asaad’s atrocities.
Kasemm Eid continued talking about atrocities committed by Asaad until she interupted him when he mentioned Russian involvement, to which she abruptly replied that the U.S. was investigating this involvment. Baldwin then shifted the sonversation by stating that there were Americans that did support Trump attack against the horrible gas attacks on the Syrian people,”… but at the same time this is a man who doesn’t want Syrians to come into this country with this refugee ban…”.
Eid, at this point, begins to respond but Baldwin, but before he could speak, she says “let me just play somke sound. Hillary Clinton weighed in.” A video clip played showing the former presidential candidate speaking at a Texas political event making a statement against the president talking about Syrian babies and then not allowing Syrian refugees into the United States.
After the clip was played, Baldwin asked him , “Quickly Kasemm, how do you see that?” with a tone in her voice that seemed to suggest that she expected a certain reaction from her guest.
His response was immediate. He began, “With all due respect, with all due respect, I didn’t see (any) person who was demonstrating after the Trump ban, I didn’t see you three days ago when people were gassed to death, when civilians were gassed to death. I didn’t see you in 2013 whe 1400 people were gassed to death. I didn’t hear you raise your voice at President Obama’s inaction in Syria, that let us refugees, that made us refugees get kicked out of Syria!”
Continuing to direct his statements toward Baldwin, he went on to say that if “you” really cared about refugees and helping “us” then “…help us to stay in our country!”, he pleaded. “We don’t want to come to the United States. We want to stay in our country!”
Brook Baldwin tried to interupt him at one point by nodding her head and saying “Okay”, but Eid continued. He went on to repeat that refugees wanted to stay in their own country and that it was “hypocracy” and, once again repeating, “…ifyou really care then help us to stay in our country!”
The news anchor tried once again to interupt by saying twice, “I understand”, while nodding, but the displaced Syrian asked her for a few more seconds., which he took to publicly thank President Trump for what he did and pleaded him not to stop and then reitterated that Syrians want to stay in Syria.
By the subtle reaction and the expression on her face, Baldwin seemed to be surprised and unsure of what to say. This reaction is obviously counter to the narrative being broadcast by many of the major news outlets in the western world, which might be perceived an indication that the mainstream media is struggling to understand the culture and people for which it reportedly represents.
On April 7, 2017 President Donald Trump launched an attack against Russian-backed Syria effectively ending an eight-months-long media narrative as well recent revelation related to the narrative that the media didn’t want to cover.
Since April 7th the mainstream media accusation that President Trump colluded with Russia to sway the 2016 presidential election has all but disappeared and leaves critics of the media wondering if there was any real evidence of claim to begin with.
The story of the Obama administration spying on the Trump transition team also seems to have disappeared as well, due to the attack on Syria being a distraction to the story itself, thus allowing such media outlets as CNN and MSNBC to avoid it altogether.
After more than eight months of continuous media coverage of the speculated Trump-Russia collusion, a Google search reveals that there have been no new developments or stories regarding the matter since April 6th.
The attack on Syria hampers relations between the United States and Russia which makes it almost impossible to continue running a story that was based solely on speculation from the beginning. This seems to confirm the claim of former Trump advisor, Carter Page, who told Fox news that the allegations of collusion was nothing more than “propaganda driven by a false narrative” on March 30, 2017.
Since March 4, 2017 much of the mainstream media has mocked President Trump for accusing the Obama administration of spying on him and his transition team during the last days of Obama’s presidency. The media portrayed the announcement from Trump as baseless and without evidence with the intent to throw the media off the collusion story.
However, a month later, on April 3, 2017 Trump’s allegation was confirmed when Susan Rice admitted to “unmasking” or revealing the identities of Trump and members of his team, in communications with foreign offices under surveillance. This is a claim that she vehemently denied back in January during an interview with PBS network.
While the attack on Syria is in direct conflict with the narrative, therefore destroying it, it is likely that the media outlets failure to provide more coverage for the Susan Rice admission is due to the convenient distraction that the attack poses.