Big govt, International, War on Terror

After Trump Pressures Iran For 3 Years, Tehran is Backing Down

President Trump made waves when he ended the Obama administration’s “Nuclear Deal” with Iran. The president rolled back numerous provisions outlined in the deal and reimposed sanctions against the Middle Eastern country.

Now, after years of open hostility, Iran is beginning to cooperate. Recently, there are signs that Iran is “curbing its aggressive tendencies” and moving toward working with the United States.

Years of intense pressure by the United States to curb Iranian aggression in the Middle East is beginning to pay dividends, the State Department said. Read more…


Big govt, Issues, Politics, War on Terror

Omar Demands Protection for Terrorism-Linked Company

Anti-America Represenative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) just called for the protection of a company known to provide financial support to the Al-Qaeda-linked African terrorist group Al-Shabaab. “Somali government and peacekeeping forces need to protect @Hormuud and the Somali telecom industry as they make enormous contribution to the economy and provide vital services,” Omar tweeted. In fact, Hormuud was founded and continues to be run by Ahmed Nur Ali Kim’ale, Al-Shabaab’s chief financier for weapons, private fighters, and ammunition–a connection so well known that it has been documented in international media AND even in a 2009 UN Security Council report. Read more…

Here’s more from PJ Media…

Al-Shabaab is responsible for many terrible terror attacks. A couple of examples are: the 2015 attack on the University of Kenya in which 147 people were killed and 79 others were injured, and the attack on the Westgate Mall in Nairobi in which 59 innocents were killed and 150 were injured. In other words, we’re truly talking about one of the worst and most bloodthirsty terror groups in the entire world. As such, it should come as no surprise to anyone that Al-Shabaab is linked to Al-Qaeda.

What is surprising, however, is that a company that’s known for providing financial support to Al-Shabaab can count on the support of… Congresswoman Ilhan Omar.


Immigration, Issues, War on Terror

Islamic State Fighter Confirms U.S. Open Borders Plot

The International Center for the Study of Violent Extremism (ICSVE) published a report last week detailing that America’s open southern border is being considered a port of entry into our homeland by Islamist terrorists. According to the report, an Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist captured in Syria claimed that ISIS was planning to sneak terrorists through our open borders to target financial targets and “cripple the U.S. economy.” The terrorist in question, Abu Henricki, had dual Canadian and Trinidadian citizenship and said that he was asked to join a unit of other Trinidadians sent into Mexico by way of Puerto Rico to meet up with an ISIS terrorist already in the United States. Read more…

Here’s more from Breitbart…

An Islamic State (ISIS) fighter allegedly captured in Syria claimed that ISIS had concocted a plan to sneak terrorists across the U.S.-Mexico border to attack financial targets and “cripple the U.S. economy,” according to a report published this week by the International Center for the Study of Violent Extremism (ICSVE).

The report is based on testimony from Abu Henricki, an ISIS terrorist with dual citizenship in Canada and Trinidad. Henricki said he traveled to the Islamic State’s “caliphate” in Syria to serve as a front-line fighter for the terror state, but his poor health kept him on the sidelines.

In late 2016, he claims the Islamic State’s intelligence service asked him to become part of a special unit of Trinidadians that would be sent into Mexico via Puerto Rico, cross the U.S. border, and carry out attacks on financial targets like Wall Street.


Big govt, International, Issues, War on Terror

Enforcing Immigration Laws Decimating MS-13

Long Island law enforcement is reporting that its war against MS-13 is making meaningful gains thanks in no small part to community policing and support from the federal government. According to a Newsday report, only four homicides tied to MS-13 were reported in 2018 compared with a staggering 14 in the previous calendar year. “Suffolk County has waged war against MS-13, and our comprehensive strategy to eradicate this violent gang from Long Island is working,” reported New York’s Suffolk County Police Department. “This dramatic reduction is a result of great policing, expanded community outreach and leveraging governmental partnerships to bring in additional resources to combat gang violence.” Read more..

Here’s more from Fox News…

The ongoing state and Trump administration crackdown against MS-13 in one of their most infamous strongholds has taken such a toll on the gang that they’ve only been linked to a single murder in the area during 2018.

Police in Long Island – a part of New York that has been a hotbed for violent crime at the hands of MS-13 – told Newsday that four homicides recorded there in 2018 appeared to be linked to the gang, down from 14 the year prior. Yet only one of those murders is said to have occurred this year. The other three cases were killings believed to have happened in 2015 and 2017, but they were counted in 2018 totals since the bodies were found within the past 12 months.

“Suffolk County has waged war against MS-13 and our comprehensive strategy to eradicate this violent gang from Long Island is working,” the Suffolk County Police Department told Fox News in a statement Monday. “This dramatic reduction is a result of great policing, expanded community outreach and leveraging governmental partnerships to bring in additional resources to combat gang violence.”


International, War on Terror

The Predictable Media Reaction to the Trump-Kim Summit

Perhaps the president is onto something.

Upon returning from a potentially game-changing diplomatic summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un this week, President Donald Trump tweeted: “So funny to watch the Fake News, especially NBC and CNN. They are fighting hard to downplay the deal with North Korea. 500 days ago they would have ‘begged’ for this deal — looked like war would break out. Our Country’s biggest enemy is the Fake News so easily promulgated by fools!”

Trump’s frustration with the way the press covers his administration is shared by millions of Americans who see the stark difference between how mainstream media — saturated with elites and foot soldiers for the Democratic Party — treat liberal politicians and how they treat conservatives.

Take North Korea. Last year, when the rogue regime was rapidly advancing its nuclear arsenal, launching missiles over Japan and threatening to destroy America, President Trump didn’t back down. Instead, he used strong rhetoric, tweeting that “Little Rocket Man” Kim was on a suicide mission and that if he continued to threaten the United States, he would be met with “fire and fury.”

Instead of applauding the president for not cowering to threats of an unthinkable nuclear showdown, mainstream media pundits pounced. They accused the president of being unfit to be commander in chief. They assured us that his provocative tweets and unconventional rhetoric were “unhinged” and would start a war. In essence, the media echo chamber feigned outrage about Trump’s using an unprecedented approach toward handling the belligerent regime despite their knowing full well that the past three administrations’ path of least resistance was an utter failure.

What did Barack Obama’s strategy of “strategic patience” with North Korea yield?

It made the world a more dangerous place as dictator Kim Jong Un rapidly developed nuclear-tipped missiles capable of striking the continental United States — not to mention the possibility of a missile strike against Japan or another U.S. ally in the region. Clearly, a pivot in America’s foreign policy approach toward North Korea was needed to get Kim to denuclearize and bring peace to the Korean Peninsula.

In addition to tough talk, the Trump administration implemented a maximum pressure campaign against the regime, with toothy sanctions and measures to get the North Korean dictator to the negotiating table.

Fait accompli.

So far, Trump’s approach has worked, as Kim has pledged to denuclearize and live peacefully with his South Korean neighbors — potentially ending a decadeslong war between the countries.

But instead of hearing praise from the media and leaders in the Democratic Party, Trump has been subjected to a predictable barrage of negative sound bites inside and outside the Beltway.

It’s no wonder public trust in media is at an all-time low.

With all the disproportionally biased reporting and so-called journalists trafficking political narratives, who can blame the skeptics?

Adriana Cohen is a syndicated columnist with the Boston Herald. Follow her on Twitter @AdrianaCohen16. To find out more about Adriana Cohen and read her past columns, please visit the Creators Syndicate webpage at



International, Politics, War on Terror

U.S. Launches Bombing Raid on Syria, Russia Responds

In case you’ve been in a cave or a coma in the last 72 hours, we’re as close to going to war with Russia as we’ve ever been since the inauguration of President Trump little more than a year ago.

Last week, chemical attacks were launched against innocent civilians in Syria which left many dead, including women and children.

In the days following, accusations were leveled on all sides concerning who was responsible. Russia blamed everyone except the Assad regime.

But after deliberating for days, a coalition including the US, Britain, and France argued that intelligence proves Assad launched the attack.

President Trump announced yesterday that the coalition is attacking Syrian chemical weapons assets in response.

That’s when Russia responded with a promise of ‘consequences’. Stay tuned…

Here’s more from Redstate…

Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov has posted the first official response from the country regarding the allied strikes on chemical weapons targets in Syria that took place late Friday night.

“A pre-designed scenario is being implemented,” he warns.

This is a screenshot of the Facebook post from the Russian Embassy, and below that is the text typed out, followed by Gen. Mattis predicting exactly what Russia is doing.

Statement by the Ambassador of Russia to the USA Anatoly Antonov on the strikes on Syria

The worst apprehensions have come true. Our warnings have been left unheard.

A pre-designed scenario is being implemented. Again, we are being threatened. We warned that such actions will not be left without consequences.

All responsibility for them rests with Washington, London and Paris.

Insulting the President of Russia is unacceptable and inadmissible.

The U.S. – the possessor of the biggest arsenal of chemical weapons – has no moral right to blame other countries.


Issues, Politics, States, War on Terror

Poll: Nearly Half Support Troops Along The Border

Surprise, surprise. Nearly half of Americans are in favor of President Trump’s order to send the National Guard to the US-Mexico border.

The poll conducted by Politico shows 48 percent of respondents agree that the Guard is needed in order to counteract the flood of illegal immigrants across the border.

While it’s not quite a majority, it’s far greater than the 42 percent who disagreed.

That’s a stark contrast leading up to the November elections, and it could serve as a marker for how those elections will go if immigration remains a major issue.

Stay tuned.

Here’s more from Hotair…

A poll by Politico/Morning Consult found nearly half of Americans surveyed support sending National Guard troops to the border. Of course, there is a stark divide between Democrats and Republicans on the issue.

A plurality of 48 percent support sending troops to the border — greater than the 42 percent who oppose dispatching the National Guard. Nine percent of voters have no opinion of Trump’s order…

“President Trump’s decision to deploy National Guard troops is a hugely popular move with his base,” said Dropp. “Sixty percent of Trump voters ‘strongly’ approve of the decision. Among this same group, 49 percent ‘strongly’ approve of Trump’s job performance overall.”

The partisan split on the issue underscores this divide: Just 22 percent of Democratic voters support sending troops to the border, compared to 84 percent of Republicans. Independents are evenly divided: 44 percent support sending the National Guard to the border, and 44 percent oppose doing so.

As Jazz pointed out Monday, Border Patrol agents appear to be among those who are in support. The number of troops at the border will gradually ramp up until it reaches up to 4,000. CNN reports they are armed but are not expected to be interacting directly with illegal immigrants because they have no authority to detain or arrest anyone.


International, War on Terror

Rumors of War: Israelis Strike Uprising on Gaza Strip

Israeli military forces fired upon a crowd of over ten thousand Palestinian protestors yesterday during the beginning of what has been called a six-week campaign for Palestinian refugees.

At least 12 people were killed and hundreds wounded both by live fire and tear gas as Israeli forces pushed back to keep the insurgents from crossing the 40-mile Gaza barrier into Israeli territory.

Protestors were also seen burning pictures of President Trump in defiance of the move of the US embassy to Jerusalem.

The planned protest has no doubt been emboldened by the decidedly anti-Israel UN Security Council, which US Ambassador Nikki Haley has called to task in recent months.

This likely will not end well.

Here’s more from Daily Mail…

At least 12 Palestinians have been killed and hundreds hurt during one of the largest Palestinian demonstrations along the Israel-Gaza border in recent years.

Tens of thousands of Palestinians, pressing for a right of return for refugees to what is now Israel, gathered at five locations along the fenced 40-mile frontier where tents were erected for a planned six-week protest, local officials said.

Demonstrators were also seen burning and stamping on posters with the face of U.S. President Donald Trump, who ordered the US embassy in Israel moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The protesters have vowed to remain at the border until the embassy moves to Jerusalem on May 14.

The Israeli military estimated there were 30,000 demonstrators and used a drone to drop tear gas on the massive crowds.

Gaza health officials said one of the 12 dead was aged 16 and at least 400 people were wounded by live gunfire, while others were struck by rubber bullets or treated for tear gas inhalation.

Families brought their children to the encampments just a few hundred yards from the Israeli security barrier with the Hamas Islamist-run enclave and football fields were marked in the sand and scout bands played.

But as the day wore on, hundreds of Palestinian youths ignored calls from the organizers and the Israeli military to stay away from the frontier, where Israeli soldiers across the border kept watch from dirt mound embankments.


War on Terror

Breaking: FBI Cornered Austin Bomber, Blows Himself Up

The reign of terror in Austin, Texas is over today after local police and the FBI used a series of video surveillance and cell phone triangulation techniques to track down the serial bomber.

As they zeroed in on him in hopes of catching him by surprise, police say he detonated one of his own devices in his car, which he did not survive.

What’s of particular interest, despite his ultimate capture, is that he may have been able to mail more armed packages before he was discovered.

Police have urged Austin area residents to be on alert until the threat has been eliminated completely.

We suppose now it’s time for radical anti-bomb activists to call for a ban on bombs, right?

Here’s more from Redstate…

Wow, huge news breaking out of Austin, Texas as it appears the suspect in a string of bombings has been killed in a gun battle with police.

Austin ABC affiliate KVUE-TV has the stunning story this morning, reporting that law enforcement has confirmed the suspect was killed, following law enforcement tracking him down, and a subsequent face off with FBI and/or police.

The FBI was attempting an arrest when the suspect detonated the device he had on him…

And that’s when the gunfire started. It is unclear if the suspect was already dead from his own device when the shooting began.


Issues, War on Terror

Airport Fail Number Two: Computers Offline at Miami Int’l

It wasn’t but a few weeks ago that Atlanta’s international airport was crippled by a mysterious fire in the basement that had passengers stranded in the dark and on the runway.

It took half a day to get everything back online again, but not before thousands of flights around the country were canceled, delayed or redirected.

And now Miami is added to the list of airports that have recently broadcast to terrorists how easy it is to bring American flights to their knees.

Miami’s international airport had thousands of passengers stuck in lines this week after computers went offline for no apparent reason.

One might have thought after 9-11 that simple issues like computers, electricity, and security would’ve been figured out.

And one would be wrong.

Here’s more from CBS…

It’s a rough night for international travelers at Miami International Airport.

Approximately 2,000 passengers are in line at customs at MIA due to an apparent computer outage impacting systems used by U.S. Customs and Border Protection at passport control.

The outage is affecting other airports across the county, according to an official familiar with the situation.

Travelers in Miami say it was a mass of people and a mess.

Jennifer Martin stood in line for hours.  She was frustrated.

“The kiosk machines shut down,” Martin said. “So we couldn’t get our passport pictures down, so they cattled us to this line, then they opened up the line after we been standing in it for an hour and let the people who just got off a flight in front of us in customs.”

Other passengers experienced similar problems.

“The machines for customs and border patrol aren’t working, so all the things are printing out with X’s on them and everyone’s freaking out, so the lines about an hour to get thru,” said Brittany Jason.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection released a statement saying, in part, “U.S. Customs and Border Protection experienced a temporary outage with its processing systems at various airports today beginning at 7:30 pm and ending approximately 9:30 pm.  All airports are currently back on line.