The Intelligent Pragmatism Behind Trump’s Refugee and Visa Suspension…

Many people are wondering why suspend visas relating to travel from: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.  Why those countries specifically?  What’s this all about.

The answer to that question and many other questions surrounding the recent executive actions of President Trump can be answered deliberately by looking forward, not backward.


Due mostly to the action of Russia, Islamic extremism is currently in retreating position from Syria.  In the weeks and months to come, radical Islamic extremists of various factions will be facing even more defeats as their strongholds  are recaptured.  In addition to their current geographic locations, where will the extremist elements go in retreat? Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

Do not forget that between the November 8th, 2016 election and the January 27th, 2017 signing of these executive actions, President Trump and the incoming security/intelligence apparatus have been in contact with mid-east envoys who historically understand the predictable fall-back plans of the violent extremists within the Muslim Brotherhood.

The Brotherhood is the political face of the various extremist factions. International partners for the U.S. including King Abdullah (Jordan), Fattah Abdel el-Sisi (Egypt), and Benjamin Netanyahu (Israel), hold a time-tested understanding of where the extremist elements within Islam exist and where their moves can be predicted.

Syria BannerLibya Banner 2Egypt Banner New

You might remember how fluid the extremist elements were in their travels from Afghanistan (Iman al-Zawahiri’s al-Qaeda leadership), into Egypt (Mohammed al-Zawahiri – Brotherhood leadership), and then into Libya (Hillary’s “rebels”) and Syria (al-Nusra – McCain’s “rebels”) during the activity from 2010 through today.

The trails used by these extremist elements are well traveled, often predictable, and ultimately connected to ebbs and flows from their home region and network of support.  The origin of many extremist travels begin in: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

♦ BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND – If a larger regional plan is going to defeat the extremist elements with the use of regional allies who know these affiliates best; and with General James Mattis at the tip of the spear;  the forward review becomes a matter of simple pragmatic security precautions on visa suspensions from the areas of greatest concern.

As a member of the Trump national security transition team James Carafano outlined:

[…]  As the space for the Islamic State, or ISIS, gets squeezed in the Middle East, the remains of the tens of thousands of foreign fighters will have to flow somewhere. Every nation, not just the U.S., believes they are most likely to flow to the countries cited in the order. That fact, and only that fact, is why those countries are included on the list. Indeed, when it comes to visa-vetting, that’s why the European Union has restrictions that are comparable to the United States.  (link)

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President Trump is simply being pragmatic.  He understands that when these extremists start losing they will fall back, regroup and lash out.  The suspension of visa approvals from the predictable extremist territory they will occupy in retreat is simply Trump trying to protect the U.S. from the consequence of the extremist defeat.

Remember, President Trump already outlined what and why during his September 7th 2016 speech in Philadelphia when he outlined the strategy for Peace through Strength:

(TRANSCRIPT)  […]  In a Trump Administration, our actions in the Middle East will be tempered by realism. The current strategy of toppling regimes, with no plan for what to do the day after, only produces power vacuums that are filled by terrorists.

Gradual reform, not sudden and radical change, should be our guiding objective in that region.

We should work with any country that shares our goal of destroying ISIS and defeating Radical Islamic terrorism, and form new friendships and partnerships based on this mission. We now have an Administration, and a former Secretary of State, who refuse to say Radical Islamic Terrorism.

Immediately after taking office, I will ask my generals to present to me a plan within 30 days to defeat and destroy ISIS.

This will require military warfare, but also cyber warfare, financial warfare, and ideological warfare – as I laid out in my speech on defeating Radical Islamic terrorism several weeks ago.

Instead of an apology tour, I will proudly promote our system of government and our way of life as the best in the world – just like we did in our campaign against communism during the Cold War.

We will show the whole world how proud we are to be American.

At the same time, immigration security is a vital part of our national security.

We only want to admit people to our country who will support our values and love our people.

These are the pillars of a sound national security strategy.  (continue reading)



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247 Responses to The Intelligent Pragmatism Behind Trump’s Refugee and Visa Suspension…

  1. citizen817 says:

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  2. andi lee says:

    Hey! 1952 law, a ban on Islam in America. Last used by President Carter in 1979.

    Liked by 9 people

    • TAKE the Saudi Oil.
    • TERMINATE Saudi Wahhabism and all Saudi-backed Mosques in foreign countries.
    • EXTERMINATE Hezbollah and other Iranian-backed Terrorists.

    Liked by 3 people

    • chojun says:

      We don’t need to take Saudi oil. If we get the regulatory monkeys off of our energy sector, and notably the fracking industry, then our exports will crush Saudi revenue. Much of the Middle East is a cesspool fed by American dollars.

      Sunni Saudi Arabia in particular is a major source of the world’s terrorism.

      If we develop a friendly relationship with Syria and Russia it would put tremendous pressure on Iran.

      I think we’re entering a period of unprecedented world peace under Trump, although the North Korean question may come to a head under Trump. He won’t let some small-time dictator in NK push him around. Deadly provocations by NK against South Korea went pathetically unanswered during the Obama administration.

      Liked by 1 person

    • 2x4x8 says:

      Trump has been cautious in dealing with Saudi Arabia, he is going to have to get tough

      Liked by 1 person

  4. skeinster says:

    But the Statue of Liberty haz a sad, because that’s not who we are…


    • 2x4x8 says:

      need to reply:

      Soros is not who we are

      Liked by 3 people

    • dekare says:

      I hope skeinster is making a sarcastic joke. Sadly, a lot of people are saying nonsense like “that is not who we are”. Well, if we continue the obama dream, alive and prosperous as a nation will not be who we are. A land of individuals and freedom, and jobs, will not be who we are.

      We are, if anything, a country that needs to look after itself again. We need to be strong again. We need to conquer all threats to our way of life. And taking on these challenges and winning every time… who we are.

      Liked by 1 person

    • boogywstew says:

      You don’t think it says, “Send us your TERRORIST masses …. ” do you??? Maybe Lady Liberty is afraid the politically correct want to put her in a burqa?

      Liked by 1 person

    • Wes says:

      Two things. I keep hearing about the Statue of Liberty says “this” Sorry the Statue of Liberty is not one of our founding documents nor is it part of our Constitution or laws of the land. Second the Constitution, the Statue of Liberty or is not a death pact and does not give anyone the right to come here until we say it is OK. You cant enter my home with out my permission and you cant come into our country without our permission.


    • Ray Caruso says:

      She’s a statue to liberty, not to immigration, and Muslims threaten liberty. She’d smile if she could.


    • Scatter says:

      Who are we? America has a long history of bloody battles to create and keep our way of life. That IS who we are and who we have always been. America needs to stand together and behind our current leader so we don’t ever have more bloody battles on our soil.


  5. Marygrace Powers says:

    George Soros-Financed Groups Scheme to Stop Trump’s Temporary Refugee Halt Order/

    by AARON KLEIN28 Jan 2017/

    “TEL AVIV — Immigration lawyers from groups financed by billionaire George Soros, a champion of open border policies, were signatories to a lawsuit filed Saturday to block President Donald Trump’s executive order halting visas for 90 days for “immigrants and non-immigrants” from Syria, Somalia, Sudan, Libya, Yemen, Iran, and Iraq.”/

    Liked by 6 people

    • barnyardboss says:

      The president has authority to stop immigration completely- in accordance with statutory law. By the time the lawsuit is thrown out, the Don will have his consigliere, Mr. Pence, lining up the Congress for a vote on a five year immigration overhaul. Christian refugees from the Mideast, White South African refugees, and other Christian refugees from around the world.

      Liked by 7 people

    • Madonna says:

      Law suits can be postponed, delayed and continued for much longer than that; so this is a benefit only for the attys who are filing same. NO BIG DEAL!!!!!

      Liked by 3 people

      • remuda2016 says:

        First step in shedding light on the “Who’s Who” of visa-holders. We’re getting their names on a list. Sort of a flanking success for Trump leading to identifying those who have questionable loyalties. Does anyone think this is a surprise?


    • readygo137 says:

      TRUMP will handle SOROS in due time and we will never know it until he is done with SOROS.


      • This is my belief also. There are already many counts on which Soros can be nailed to the wall, but I think they’ll wait to get all his more influential lackeys at the same time too. Clintons, Podesta, etc. Gonna be a bit yet while the wheels of justice grind slowly, but exceedingly finely. They could probably do an Al Capone on him and get him for tax evasion now, and at least prevent him doing a runner and disappearing somewhere.


  6. This freakin AWESOME: President Trump BAITED these ISLAMISTS into coming out in PROTEST GROUPS for easy Photographing, Identification and future Detention and Prosecution!

    You can’t Trump the Trump.

    Liked by 4 people

  7. Pam says:

    President Trump knew what he was doing when he signed that executive order. He’s looking out for the best interest of this country.

    Liked by 16 people

  8. georgiafl says:

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  9. Dora says:

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  10. Texasranger says:

    Keeping Up With CAIR’s Islamic Radicalism

    The Council on American-Islamic Relations CAIR is a civil rights group for Muslim-Americans, but it has a dark history of being tied to terrorism.

    The Capital Research Center’s Matthew Vadum reports on this dangerous organization with ties to U.S. politicians.

    CAIR is another organization created and run by the Muslim Brotherhood.


    Liked by 12 people

  11. NJF says:

    I hope they cancel the oscars, this way all these idiots won’t get to stand on stage whine.

    They’re all flipping out about this Iranian director Asghar Farhad who is up for best foreign film.

    On the flip side I’m sure he’s a shoe in now. SMH.

    Liked by 4 people

  12. psadie says:

    These fools scream and yell and sue that we CAN’T do that for it is inhumane…goes to show you how long our country hasn’t enforced “the Rule of Law!”

    Liked by 10 people

  13. andi lee says:

    Too Funny!


    • frogstamper says:

      Are they gathering in the hope they will be paid?
      Or did they “gather” because the cash money is already in their pockets?
      For sure…they aren’t doing it for free.
      Immigration Attorneys = bill-able hours.

      Liked by 9 people

      • andi lee says:

        Like ambulance chasers now.

        Liked by 4 people

        • Wavetheshales says:

          Yeah, considering the types of crimes our new “guests” commit, these ambulance-chasing lawyers are, in effect, double-dipping…..

          (bring in the perps, skim off the victims…..). Lawyers – the world’s oldest profession, “But GOD didn’t say…..” clear back to the Garden of Eden…..


  14. kathyca says:

    I don’t know if it’s true, but I heard the chanters on the JFK live feed saying there will be an emergency hearing in Brooklyn court at 7:30. I assume 7:30 pm eastern tonight, but don’t know for sure. And, like I said, it was just a chant on the live feed and I haven’t seen it on any msm.

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  15. andi lee says:

    Islam was not unknown to our Forefathers.

    Liked by 11 people

    • Yippeekiyay says:

      andi lee, our Forefathers were very wise men in deed. Their quotes are still just as correct today as they were in their time. Thanks for posting this.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Wavetheshales says:

        Look up Adams and Jefferson, and the pirates of the Barbary coast. It was the first international endeavour of the fledgling US Navy.

        Both Adams and Jefferson obtained translations of the Koran, as, unlike many current “politicians”, they wished to know their enemy before they engaged them. Adams is reported to have said that “if we fight them, we will always be fighting them”. He understood well that Moslems fight over and through generational boundaries, and, like the sleeper cells they create, are willing to wait YEARS to go into battle at the “appropriate time”.

        Would that we were so discerning and prescient as our Founding Fathers…..

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  16. Martin says:

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  17. Since I trust what happens here, there is a question I’d like help with.

    Are we now denying people from “returning” to the US who have the proper paperwork and have a visa?
    There is no question that refugees will not and should be put on hold until we can insure proper vetting. That is just common sense.

    Liked by 1 person

    • maiingankwe says:

      I’m not the one to answer this, but I would assume no to answer your question. I have seen the same question around, so you’re not alone.

      I do know there are a lot of Somalians who go back home for extended times and then return. I know they’ve been demanding for laws to be passed in the MSP/MN, for them so they don’t lose their rental dwelling. I guess some would return and find their places occupied by new renters. It has to do with the money they receive from the govt monthly and that it’s not enough to pay their rents in full when they go back to Somalia for long periods of time, but plan on returning. It sounds messed up because it is. Who cares about the people who may have to pay a mortgage on the places they rent out to these people. The Somalians feel it’s up to the owners to bear the costs.

      Anyways, I would assume if they already have lived here and have all of their paperwork in order there would be no reason to deny them re-entry. This is only for people applying for visas and only for a short period of time. As President Trump has said, they want to use this time to come up with plans on how to figure out if they are good guys or not.

      Hope this helps, and sorry for going off in another direction for a bit.


    • maiingankwe says:


      I believe I have your answer. You are correct that this administration is stopping people with green cards from returning while they have gone to visit these seven countries, one of which may be their origin.

      It is said to be due to not trusting the obama administration and their vetting system of these individuals. We’ve all heard of wanna be terrorists returning to their homeland or a country that is known for training terrorists, and then returning to their new country to cause violent jihad. This administration is just making sure that these people who have left the country have not done to do so under these circumstances.

      Thank goodness I woke up at 5am unable to sleep. This exact question was given to Louisiana’s previous governor Bobby Jindal by Fox and Friends a few minutes past five am in the AST zone, which would have been four hours past the eastern time zone if that helps.

      Great question. I apologize about my humble guess from earlier.
      Have a Blessed Sunday,


    • dekare says:

      What I understand, is that some of those returning to the US, first got here by stating they were seeking asylum. It was determined that if they remained in their homeland, they would be cruelly punished or killed. If that is the case, and the reason for their being allowed to come here, then why the heck did they return home to visit. If it was safe enough to go back for a limited time, then it is safe enough for them to stay there and obviously, asylum was not needed, but simply an excuse to come here.


  18. GSR says:



  19. Marygrace Powers says:

    NY Taxi Workers Alliance Announces No Pick-ups At JFK For 1 Hour In Protest Of ‘Muslim Ban’/

    Cristina Laila Jan 28th, 2017 5:48 pm 38 Comments/

    “The New York Taxi Workers Alliance is a membership based not-for-profit organization ‘fighting for the rights of NYC’s 50,000+ licensed yellow taxi drivers’ according to their website.

    TGP reported earlier on the protests that erupted at JFK Airport after a refugee was temporarily detained by customs agents and subsequently released. Now this…

    The NY Taxi Workers Alliance took to their Twitter account on Saturday to announce that they will halt all taxi pick-ups at JFK Airport from 6PM-7PM in solidarity with thousands protesting Trump’s so-called ‘Muslim ban’./

    WHY THE PROTEST? Because most of the 50,000 drivers
    are MUSLIM and may be next in line for DEPORTATION/ just saying/

    Liked by 7 people

  20. andi lee says:

    Liked by 5 people

    • Dehbashi says:

      To make it clear, the article specifically says that dual US citizens will be allowed to travel. This is specifically talking about if a person has 2 nationalities and neither is a US one. Such as a British-Iraqi citizen. A US-Iraqi will be able to enter the US

      Liked by 1 person

      • JohnPaulJohnes says:

        My limited knowledge on US dual citizenship, I thought US acknowledged it’s existence but does not recognize its validity.


        • Wavetheshales says:

          You can be sure it does. In particular every April 15.

          There are travel rules for dual nationals (which passport must be presented, etc.) as well as advice and exemptions for folks who travel to Israel (due to other countries’ travel restrictions). It’s all documented on the State Department/passport site.

          I have a few dual nationals in my family, so I get to see this “dance” frequently,
          Fortunately there are no European countries on that list (yet…..).


  21. west1890 says:

    Trump has done the right thing- but I have a feeling this may get very ugly very soon. Keep and eye on the southern border. If they can’t get in one way they’ll try another

    Liked by 3 people

  22. NHVoter says:

    Great way to get travelers on board, idiots.

    Liked by 1 person

  23. kathyca says:

    Here’s what seems like a pretty accurate synopsis of what’s being considered at the 7:30 emergency hearing

    Liked by 1 person

  24. NHVoter says:

    Why are these lefties so hot to flood our country with Muslims?

    Liked by 2 people

    • jdvalk says:

      Think back to the “changing demographic” manufacturing that the crats equate to favorable election results going forward, et voila.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Gail says:

      Multiculturalism and cultural relativism is the latest rage and virtue signalling makes them feel better about themselves. They still think muslim is a race. NOT. And that they all have brown skin which rates them higher on the oppression olympics scale. Who are the racists?

      At this point anybody is higher on that scale than white people. You know, we all have white privilege.


  25. Marygrace Powers says:

    Pakistan: Muslims Rape Woman, Torch House to Grab Father’s Property/

    “A 70-year-old Christian man’s refusal to sell his home in Pakistan prompted Muslim arsonists to burn down the property while everyone inside, including his daughter and four-year-old grandson, were sleeping.
    The British Pakistani Christian Association (BPCA), a group that combats Christian persecution, has reported the details of the crime, in which no one was fatally injured.

    Four Muslim men forced their way into the Christian home and gang-raped the 25-year-old homeowner’s daughter “with threats to leave their family property which was adjacent to home of culprits,” notes Pakistan Christian Post.

    Rehmat Masih, the owner of the Christian home and father of the rape victim, Sajida, “knocked every door for justice to lodge report [sic] against Muslim rapists but due to their influence and contact in government none was ready to register case against them,” it continues.

    Local police have allegedly been reluctant to take the rape seriously, refusing to charge the rapist, according to BPCA.

    “We have done nothing wrong, we have simply continued to practice our faith and that has made us pariahs in the local community. Local Muslims hate Christians they believe we are vermin — rats that should be eradicated,” Rehmat told BPCA./

    Why wouldn’t we want to keep these SAVAGES OUT/
    No matter where Muslims go as previously stated/
    ‘they kill with NO REMORSE because that is what
    is commanded by their so-called ‘religion’/


    Liked by 1 person

    • Darth Vapor says:

      Was going to say. Pakistan and Afghanistan both need to be on the list. As does Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the Gulf States. Not sure why they weren’t added in the first place.


  26. JohnPaulJohnes says:

    May be of interest to some. (refugee reporting)

    search by specific or all countries, specific or all religions, specific or all US state destinations.
    For broad reports used save disk icon to save report as html, csv, pdf, etc.

    You have choice of 4 different reports then expands into many more choices. Pay attention to all drop downs.

    Sunni moslem is the largest group of all moslems, ISIS is sunni muslim and declared war on all other muslims. They consider shia(shiite) moslem to be in same category as Jewish and will get beheaded.
    Since 2008 there were over 79,00 sunni moslems and over 44,000 shiite moslem refugees in the US.


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