President Trump’s decision to pull U.S. troops from Syria was borne of his desire to keep his campaign promises of not continuing to spill American blood by having American troops serve as the “police force for the world.”
It should come as no surprise that Senator Chuck Schumer was among the most vociferous opponents of the President’s decision. Virtually any statement or decision that President Trump might make immediately becomes the subject of a Chuck Schumer tirade.
On October 17, 2019 the Washington Times reported, Chuck Schumer’s bid to rebuke Trump over Syria fails in Senate. That news report began with this excerpt that show how there is no easy or clear path as to how to deal with this international diplomatic and military quagmire that preceded Trump’s election:
Senators fought Thursday over how to try to patch up the mess in Syria, but it quickly became clear that beyond being frustrated with President Trump, there’s little unity on what, exactly, the U.S. should do.
Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, tried to force a symbolic rebuke of Mr. Trump, saying it would send a signal that might make the president reverse his decisions and send U.S. troops back in, but that was blocked by Sen. Rand Paul.
The Kentucky Republican said not only has Congress never authorized going to war in Syria, but sending troops back would mean putting them in between Turkey and the Kurds, both U.S. allies but who are now battling each other.
On October 13, 2019 MSN (MicroSoft News) republished a news report posted by the local NYC radio station, CBS News Radio 880, that announced, Schumer: Trump’s Syria Troop Withdrawal Threatens Security Of NYC.
Here is an excerpt from that report:
Schumer says New Yorkers know the impact of terrorism more than anyone else.
“We’re the number one target for terrorists in America, so we in New York should be particularly worried about what the president has done,” Schumer said.
The senator says the troop withdrawal in northern Syria would likely mean a resurgence for the Islamic State and that many fighters have fake passports.
Stop and consider what Schumer had irrefutably acknowledged: that ISIS terrorists might enter the United States to stage terror attacks, by violating laws that are investigated and enforced primarily by immigration law enforcement personnel.
The entry, or attempted entry into the United States of any alien, with a “fake passport” is a felony, a violation of laws included within the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Indeed, aliens who commit visa fraud and/or immigration fraud in conjunction with terrorism face a maximum 25 year prison sentence.
Primary responsibility to enforcing the Immigration and Nationality Act is vested within component agents of the DHS (Department of Homeland Security), specifically Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement).
Unfathomably, although these agencies that play a major role in national security and public safety, they have come under a barrage of extreme criticism by the increasingly radicalized Democratic Party whose leaders have called for the dismantling of immigration law enforcement altogether.
Indeed the “leaders” of the Democratic Party have vilified the Border Patrol and ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) agents and have created “Sanctuary Cities” and “Sanctuary States” that harbor and shield illegal aliens from detection from ICE agents thereby obstructing the enforcement of our vital immigration laws.
Worse still, some of these Sanctuary States now issue driver’s licenses to illegal aliens, even though their true identities may well be unknown and unknowable. Furthermore, motor vehicles have become the weapon of choice for terrorists around the world. A valid driver’s license enables the bearer to rent a vehicle anywhere in the United States.
Providing illegal aliens with such licenses violates the findings and recommendations of the 9/11 Commission that noted that in the aggregate the 19 hijacker/terrorists of 9/11 used more than 300 false identities and variations of false identities.
New York State is one of those states. This was the prediction for my recent article, New York Will Provide Illegal Aliens With Driver’s Licenses.
In their anti-law enforcement and globalist fervor, radical Democrats have called for disbanding immigration law enforcement altogether ignoring that international terrorists seek to gain entry into the U.S. to carry out terror attacks.
All alien terrorists who seek to enter the U.S. violate multiple sections of the Immigration and Nationality Act.
Indeed, the 9/11 Commission noted that numerous other terrorists who had come to the United States in the decade that preceded the attacks of 9/11 had also committed visa fraud and/or immigration fraud to enter the U.S. and embed themselves in communities around the United States.
The official report, 9/11 and Terrorist Travel was prepared by federal agents and government attorneys who were assigned to the 9/11 Commission and focused on many of these immigration-related issues.
Page 61 of that report contained this passage:
Exploring the Link between Human Smugglers and Terrorists
In July 2001, the CIA warned of a possible link between human smugglers and terrorist
groups, including Hamas, Hezbollah, and Egyptian Islamic Jihad. Indeed, there is
evidence to suggest that since 1999 human smugglers have facilitated the travel of
terrorists associated with more than a dozen extremist groups. With their global reach and connections to fraudulent document vendors and corrupt government officials, human smugglers clearly have the “credentials” necessary to aid terrorist travel.
This paragraph is found on page 98 under the title Immigration Benefits:
Terrorists in the 1990s, as well as the September 11 hijackers, needed to find a way to stay in or embed themselves in the United States if their operational plans were to come to fruition. As already discussed, this could be accomplished legally by marrying an American citizen, achieving temporary worker status, or applying for asylum after entering. In many cases, the act of filing for an immigration benefit sufficed to permit the alien to remain in the country until the petition was adjudicated. Terrorists were free to conduct surveillance, coordinate operations, obtain and receive funding, go to school and learn English, make contacts in the United States, acquire necessary materials, and execute an attack.
In the past, Schumer proposed a federal law that would impose a maximum 5 year penalty on those who would trespass on critical infrastructure particularly for those who are from “overseas” citing concerns about terrorism. Schumer posted a press release on this issue on his official U.S. Senate website on October 13, 2014.
Furthermore, what Schumer did not mention in his latest attack on President Trump, is that there are, in addition to ISIS terrorists, countless terrorists around the world, seeking to enter the United States to carry out deadly terror attacks.
For decades members of al-Qaeda, Hamas, Hezbollah and other such foreign-based radical Islamist terrorist organizations have targeted the United States. Today all that stands between them and America are our borders.
Indeed, as I noted in a recent article, 18 Years After 9/11 The Threat Of Terror Attacks Continues.
If Schumer was truly concerned about protecting America from terror attacks, as he claims, he would support the construction of the border wall and the effective enforcement of our immigration laws, while demanding an end to “Sanctuary” policies.
However, Chuck continues to demonstrate a lack of mouth/ear coordination. His ears don’t hear the words coming from his own mouth!
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