[PITTMAN] Crazies On The Left Pretend Fake Outrage At Trump Immigration Ban
President Trump signed an executive order, as he promised he would, in an attempt to protect the American people from Islamic terrorism. The order states, "I hereby suspend entry into the United States, as immigrants and nonimmigrants, of such persons for 90 days from the date of this order." Specifically this concerns people from countries originally listed by the way, by the Obama administration as terrorist hotbeds; Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen.
Professional agitators, many Muslims and far-left groups joined massive protests around the nation at airports and in the downtown areas of major cities.
So, where the hell were they when President Obama suspended all refugee immigrants from Iraq in 2011 for six-months? State Department officials told ABC News that for national security purposes, Obama banned any Iraqis from gaining entry to the United States. WHERE WAS THE OUTRAGE and PROTESTING?
Another Democrat, President Jimmy Carter banned Iranians and Shia Muslims and deported students here in America on top of banning immigration. The documented actions by liberals then: Nada. Nothing. Zilch. Diddly-squat. .
Please look at the states that Trump is banning.
1) Iran - Terrorist State. Tehran is the host city to Hezbollah, a terrorist organization that murdered over 280 US Marines in a suicide bombing in 1983 as well as many other attacks against Americans and our interests. We know Iran is an export of both terrorists, anti-American spies and agents of espionage. Granted, they probably possess the closest thing to organized central government records of their citizens out of the seven nations banned, but how do you trust them?
2) Syria - Most records have been destroyed in the war there and dozens of ISIS inspired radicals posing as war refugees have plagued Europe with terrorist atrocities. Many in Syria were "vetted"by Madam Secretary Hilary Clinton's State Department, armed and trained by US advisors (special forces) and who then walked away with the arms and American military training to join ISIS. You want to trust that vetting system?
3) Sudan - The rogue state of Sudan where Africans are sold as slaves to Muslim Arabs. The state that surrounds African blacks and assists the Janjaweed to annihilate entire villages in the Darfur region. Many terrorists have found and continue to find safe haven here including the likes of Osama bin Laden, Ayman al-Zawihiri in the 1990s and ISIS fighters today. Many medical students from Khartoum, Sudan join ISIS to treat their fighters in war. Trust their records??
4) Somalia - Incredibly backward in terms of birth and other identifying records. Radical Islamic warlords continue to run many parts of the impoverished nation and Somalia remains strong breeding grounds for al Qa'eda.
5) Libya - The pièce de' resistance of Obama's embracing of the 'Arab Spring'. Home of the humiliating Benghazi attack causing the Americans to retreat out of the nation which had only recently before that been called a pacified success due to the Obama administration actions. Over-run with both al Qa'eda ally, al Shabaab and ISIS. In fact even as recent as last year ISIS, in broad daylight, beheaded 21Copt Christians on a sunny day at a beach in eastern Libya, indicating the size of area and power they possess there.
6) Iraq: See Syria (above)
7) Yemen - With a highly decentralized, weak central government which was only created in 1990, this country is in a civil war. 26M people in an area about the size of Texas, most in mountainous, hard to reach villages which total around 50,000. Another al Qa'eda hotbed and other radical Islamic terror cells, citizen records are basically nonexistent. How do you trust their immigration applicants are reporting truthfully?
If anything comes of this Trump ban, perhaps it will spur the chaotic governments to get their nation's records in order which for many more reasons beyond terrorism, makes them safer by doing so. I'm all for this ban Mr. President.
Ken Pittman is a talk show host on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard Saturdays from 9am-Noon. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.