SEPT. 11 TERROR ATTACKS: 17 YEARS LATER by Michael Cutler

SEPT. 11 TERROR ATTACKS: 17 YEARS LATER

The disturbing allegiances of the Democratic Party.

 

Preamble by the author:

My article for today is predicated on the undeniable fact that the Damoclean Sword of terrorism still hangs over America as we remember the terror attacks of 9/11.

Nevertheless, the “leadership” of the Democratic Party insist on ordering “Shields Down” by demanding the termination of immigration law enforcement.

The 9/11 Commission identified multiple failures of the immigration system as the vulnerabilities that terrorists, including the 9/11 hijackers exploited, enabling them to enter the United States in the first place and then embed themselves so that they could hide in plain sight as they made their deadly preparations.

 As you read my article you must not forget how Democratic politicians have created “Sanctuary Cities” and “Sanctuary States” that operate in open defiance of our immigration laws, create safe havens for foreign nationals, from all over the world, who would do America and Americans great harm.  This includes foreign criminals as well as international terrorists and so-called “sleeper agents.”  Sanctuary Cities create potential “staging areas” for such criminals and terrorists providing them with access to our entire country and all Americans from coast to coast and border to border.

Ignorance is not bliss.  Knowledge is power, so my article provides some cold hard facts for you to consider and hopefully share with others.

 

SEPT. 11 TERROR ATTACKS: 17 YEARS LATER

The disturbing allegiances of the Democratic Party.

By Michael Cutler

September 11, 2018

For me, writing about the terror attacks of 9/11 has become something of an annual ritual.

I don’t do this to rehash old news and old concerns but out of my burning desire to prevent future terror attacks by pointing out the vulnerabilities that undermine national security and public safety.  Those threats are as real today as they were on that sunny late summer morning 17 years ago.

Since the terror attacks of September 11, 2001 I have testified before numerous Congressional hearings and provided testimony to the 9/11 Commission and have testified before state legislative hearings across the United States.

Wherever I participate in panel discussions and other public speaking engagements I am frequently asked essentially the same question by concerned members of the audience, “Are we safer today than we were on September 10, 2001?”

From the immigration perspective, my area of expertise, it is clear that we are not only not safer, but increasingly at risk.  In point of fact, today because of the Radical Leftist ideology that the Democratic Party has adopted, America’s threat level has risen precipitously.  I addressed this extreme danger in my recent article, Democrats’ Attack On ICE Agents Is Workingmaking more terrorism inevitable.

Let me be as clear about this as I can.  I am not being partisan, I am being pro-American!

I have been a registered Democrat for more than five decades.  The problem is that Democrats are no longer Democrats but have morphed into a political party of anarchists and seditionists.

The Democratic Party has been hijacked as certainly as were those four airliners on September 11, 2001 turning crowded passenger airliners into de facto cruise missiles.

Sanctuary Cities and Sanctuary States have spread across the United States like a wildfire, obstructing the enforcement of our immigration laws from within the interior of the United States.

The official report, 9/11 and  Terrorist Travel noted:

Thus, abuse of the immigration system and a lack of interior immigration enforcement were unwittingly working together to support terrorist activity. It would remain largely unknown, since no agency of the United States government analyzed terrorist travel patterns until after 9/11. This lack of attention meant that critical opportunities to disrupt terrorist travel and, therefore, deadly terrorist operations were missed.

Mayors of Sanctuary Cities claim to be motivated by compassion but in reality, Sanctuary Cities Protect Crooked Employers and Human Traffickers.

Leaders of the Democratic Party have only shown utter contempt and disdain for immigration law enforcement personnel, thereby endangering the agents’ safety and the safety of their families.  New York’s Governor Cuomo, has referred to ICE agents as “thugs” and has threatened to prosecute these dedicated law enforcement professionals for carrying out their lawful duties.

This also has a chilling effect, dissuading folks who have actionable intelligence from reaching out to ICE.

The second largest continence of federal agent who are assigned to the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) are the agents of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).  This is not by chance.  Alien terrorists all violate multiple provisions of our nations immigration laws.

Now the unthinkable has happened as the “leadership” of the Democratic Party has demanded that ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) be disbanded altogether and immigration law enforcement be terminated.

I addressed this suicidal seditionist call to arms of Americans by the now radicalized Democratic Party in my recent article, Immigration Anarchists vs National Security in which I noted that Dismantling ICE would lower America’s shields in a dangerous era.

In the days, weeks and months after the attacks of 9/11 our leaders warned us that for the terrorists to succeed in carrying out deadly terror attacks in the United States they need to “Get it right” only once while our officials needed to “get it right” 100% of the time.

Beyond that slogan, that became a virtual mantra, we must understand what that really means.

There was an old humorous riddle that asked “How many fools does it take to screw in a lightbulb?”  Where terrorists are concerned the equivalent question is “How many terrorists does it take to wreck havoc on America?”  Terrorism has been defined as “asymmetric warfare.”

Terror organizations certainly do not have access to the military firepower that the United States can bring to bear.  However, as we saw on 9/11, just nineteen terrorists inflicted a greater number of casualties on the United States’ mainland than was inflicted by the Japanese fleet on the U.S. at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

Furthermore, the casualty count continues to climb and it is now estimated that more than 10,000 people continue to suffer grave consequences of the toxins that they ingested when the World Trade Center was reduced to rubble in lower Manhattan.

The horrifying reality is that every single alien who manages to enter the United States, either legally or illegally provides terrorists with that single opportunity that they need to carry out a deadly attack.

Every year tens of millions of aliens enter the United States legally and illegally.  This means that if only a fraction of 1% of the millions of aliens who enter our country annually came with the intentions of launching a massive terror attack, we are in deep trouble.

It was recently reported that last year some 700,000 nonimmigrant aliens who had been lawfully admitted through ports of entry failed to depart from the United States as required.

Annually more than 6 million applications for various immigration benefits are adjudicated by the overwhelmed and beleaguered adjurations officers of USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services).  Those benefits include political asylum, the conferring of lawful immigrant status and conferring U.S. citizenship upon resident aliens via the naturalization process.

The 9/11 Commission, to which I provided testimony, warned that immigration fraud was the key method of entry and embedding for terrorists.  These cases are investigated by ICE and are a component of what is known as “interior enforcement” of our immigration laws.

9/11 and  Terrorist Travel reported:

Once terrorists had entered the United States, their next challenge was to find a way to remain here. Their primary method was immigration fraud. For example, Yousef and Ajaj concocted bogus political asylum stories when they arrived in the United States. Mahmoud Abouhalima, involved in both the World Trade Center and landmarks plots, received temporary residence under the Seasonal Agricultural Workers (SAW) program, after falsely claiming that he picked beans in Florida.” Mohammed Salameh, who rented the truck used in the bombing, overstayed his tourist visa. He then applied for permanent residency under the agricultural workers program, but was rejected. Eyad Mahmoud Ismail, who drove the van containing the bomb, took English-language classes at Wichita State University in Kansas on a student visa; after he dropped out, he remained in the United States out of status.

Therefore, each time an alien is granted any immigration benefit or even is able to file for such a benefit, terrorists among them may acquire that opportunity essential for them to be able to launch a deadly attack.

If only a fraction of one percent of the six million applicants for immigration benefits are terrorists, we are indeed in deep trouble.

Yet the leadership of the Democratic Party not only refuses to fund the construction of a wall to secure the southern border to the United States but has demanding that the agency charged with enforcing our immigration laws from within the interior of the United States, ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) be totally disbanded and enforcement of our immigration laws be terminated.

Let’s briefly consider more recent developments.

On November 20, 2013 ABC News reported, “Exclusive: US May Have Let ‘Dozens’ of Terrorists Into Country As Refugees.”  This is not a new problem, on July 13, 2011 the Washington Times published a truly disturbing article, “Visas reviewed to find those who overstayed / Aim is to find any would-be terrorists.”

On September 2, 2014 ABC News reported, “Lost in America: Visa Program Struggles to “Track Missing Foreign Students.”

Here is how this report began:

The Department of Homeland Security has lost track of more than 6,000 foreign nationals who entered the United States on student visas, overstayed their welcome, and essentially vanished — exploiting a security gap that was supposed to be fixed after the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks.

“My greatest concern is that they could be doing anything,” said Peter Edge, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement official who oversees investigations into visa violators. “Some of them could be here to do us harm.”

My recent articles highlighted several cases involving alien terrorists who were fortunately arrested before they could do harm.

Here are a few of those articles that provide unequivocal evidence of the severity of the threats of terrorism that America and Americans face:

Iranian Agents charged With Targeting U.S. LocationsSleeper agents/assassins in our midst?

Somali Refugees Busted In Tucson:  Immigration fraud is at the heart of a terror case . . . again.

Jihadis And Drug Cartels At Our BorderA nightmare on the horizon.

Saudi Graduate Of Al Qaeda Terror Training Camp Arrested In OklahomaAlleged classmate of 9/11 hijackers attended US flight school in 2016.

The Democratic Party leadership has chosen sides.  They stand with transnational gangs and international terrorist organizations.  They stand with human traffickers and crooked employers.

Elections most certainly have consequences, arguably more so this year than any year since the founding of our great nation.

Michael Cutler is a retired Senior Special Agent of the former INS (Immigration and Naturalization Service) whose career spanned some 30 years. He served as an Immigration Inspector, Immigration Adjudications Officer and spent 26 years as an agent who rotated through all of the squads within the Investigations Branch. He has testified before well over a dozen congressional hearings, provided testimony to the 9/11 Commission as well as state legislative hearings around the United States and at trials where immigration is at issue.

 

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The Deep State Covers for Feinstein…because there is more…Imagine if U will…


What are the FBI and the DOJ covering up?

 

You mean there is more…”
Is that a printout in your hand?


That Girl.


Explain the Chinese spy, Sen. Feinstein

By Marc Thiesen

Imagine if it emerged that the Republican chairman of the House or Senate intelligence committee had a Russian spy working on their staff. Think it would cause a political firestorm? Well, this month we learned that Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) had a Chinese spy on her staff who worked for her for about 20 years, was listed as an “office director” on payroll records and served as her driver when she was in San Francisco, all while reporting to China’s Ministry of State Security through China’s San Francisco Consulate. The reaction of the mainstream media? Barely a peep.

Feinstein acknowledged the infiltration but played down its significance. “Five years ago the FBI informed me it had concerns that an administrative member of my California staff was potentially being sought out by the Chinese government to provide information,” Feinstein said in a statement — which means the breach took place while Feinstein was heading the Intelligence Committee. But, Feinstein insisted, “he never had access to classified or sensitive information or legislative matters” and was immediately fired. In other words: junior staffer, no policy role, no access to secrets, quickly fired — no big deal.

But it is a big deal. I asked several former senior intelligence and law enforcement officials how serious this breach might have been. “It’s plenty serious,” one former top Justice Department official told me. “Focusing on his driver function alone, in Mafia families, the boss’s driver was among the most trusted men in the crew, because among other things he heard everything that was discussed in the car.”

A former top CIA clandestine officer explained to me what the agency would do if it had recruited the driver of a senior official such as Feinstein. “We would have the driver record on his phone all conversations that Feinstein would have with passengers and phone calls in her car. If she left her phone, iPad or laptop in the car while she went to meetings, social events, dinners, etc., we would have the driver download all her devices. If the driver drove for her for 20 years, he would probably would have had access to her office and homes. We would have had the source put down an audio device in her office or homes if the opportunity presented itself. Depending on the take from all of what the source reported, we would use the info to target others that were close to her and exhibited some type of vulnerability.”

“In short,” this officer said, “we would have had a field day.”

It seems improbable that Feinstein never once discussed anything sensitive in her car over a period of years. But let’s assume that Feinstein was extraordinarily careful and never discussed any classified information in front of her driver or on any devices to which he had access. Even so, one former top intelligence official told me, “someone in that position could give an adversary a whole bunch on atmospherics and trends and attitudes which are from time to time far more important than the things we call secrets.” He added, “It’s like [having access to her] unclassified emails.” (And we all know no one everexposes classified information on unclassified emails).

Washington is understandably focused on the threat from Russia. But according to FBI Director Christopher A. Wray, “China from a counterintelligence perspective represents the broadest, most pervasive, most threatening challenge we face as a country.” It was China, after all, that hacked the Office of Personnel Management in 2015, stealing the SF-86 security clearance forms of many thousands of executive-branch employees in the most devastating cyberattack in the history of our country. Beijing has successfully recruited FBI agents and State Department employees as spies, and has used information from U.S. informants to kill more than a dozen CIA sources inside the regime. And now, we know China recruited a high-value Senate staffer who worked in immediate proximity to the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Feinstein owes the country a detailed explanation of how she let a Chinese spy into her inner sanctum. And the media should give this security breach the same attention they would if it involved Russia and the Republicans.

Marc Thiessen writes a twice-weekly column for The Post on foreign and domestic policy and contributes to the PostPartisan blog. He is a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and the former chief speechwriter for President George W. Bush.

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How The FBI Let A Chinese Spy Skate To Protect This Powerful Democrat

“For 20 years, California Senator Dianne Feinstein had a Chinese spy on her office payroll.”

“The Prime Directive was obviously to do nothing to embarrass Feinstein and that is exactly how the FBI handled the situation. Compare and contrast it with the scorched earth policy the FBI has used in regards to the Trump campaign and administration.”

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Feinstein’s Ties to China Extend Beyond Chinese Spy

“According to the article, “For many years, Ms. Feinstein has tried to promote friendship and trade with China, and she has countered critics of the Chinese human-rights record by emphasizing what she described in a Senate speech last year as ‘major improvements in human rights’ there.”

“One of Feinstein’s first acts on becoming mayor of San Francisco in January 1979, was to visit Shanghai to establish sister-city relations.

The next apparent priority was re-establishing passenger airline service between China and the United States. Service was restored on Jan. 8, 1981, after a “32-year hiatus when a Boeing 747 with 139 Chinese passengers arrived exactly on time at San Francisco International Airport,” according to The New York Times.”

“According to the San Jose Mercury: “He [Jiang] once invited her and her husband to see Mao Tse-tung’s bedroom in his old residence, the first foreigners to do so. Feinstein had entertained Jiang in San Francisco, dancing with him as he sang ‘When We Were Young.’”

“This relationship proved fruitful in 1999, when President Bill Clinton was pushing to bring China into the World Trade Organization.”

Interuptus…

“A visit to Washington that year by Chinese Prime Minister Zhu Rongji, which many had hoped would seal the deal, produced nothing. Relations got even worse after U.S. bombers accidentally destroyed the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade that May.”


Beverly Hills 90210. GO figure.

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“How come the lights went on before he clapped.”

“What do you mean that you don’t remember the exact count?”

 

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Freedom of Navigation Doctrine Challenged by James A. Lyons, Adm. USN (ret.)

 

Freedom of Navigation Doctrine Challenged

By: James A. Lyons, Admiral, United States Navy (ret.)

With all the media focus on President Trump’s recent meeting with Russia’s Vladimir Putin, a major event took place last week in the strategic Bab al-Mandab Strait, which received little notice.  The Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen have acknowledged that they fired a missile supplied by Iran from the vicinity of the port city of Hodeida that hit a Saudi Aramco tanker.  In response, even though there was little damage, Saudi Arabia has suspended all its shipping from transiting the Bab al-Mandab Strait.

Clearly, the Houthi rebels have seriously challenged the internationally-recognized “Freedom of Navigation” doctrine.  The concept is that the internationally-recognized open waters of the world, including all strategic straits, should remain open and free for all commercial shipping.  By extension, this includes the peaceful transit of naval forces as well.

The Bab al-Mandab Strait, which connects the Indian Ocean/Gulf of Aden with the Red Sea, is one of the world’s key strategic straits.  Others include the Strait of Hormuz, which controls the flow of all oil and gas shipborne traffic in and out of the Persian Gulf.  Next are the Suez Canal and the Strait of Gibraltar, which connect the flow of all shipping in and out of the Mediterranean Sea.  The Strait of Malacca connects the Indian Ocean with the South China Sea.

“Freedom of Navigation” is under attack in the South China Sea, however, because China claims that almost all of the South China Sea is its territorial waters despite a ruling by an international tribunal in The Hague that China’s claim is illegal.  Of course there is also the Panama Canal, which we used to control until President Carter gave it away to Panama.  Today, it is actually under the control of China.  These key strategic choke points must remain open and free to the world’s commercial shipping traffic.

With the current war of words between the Iranian theocracy and the Trump administration, plus Iran’s recent threat to close the Strait of Hormuz, much larger issues are at stake in enforcing the “freedom of navigation” doctrine.  Iran’s role in supporting the Houthi rebels is very transparent.  It is all part of a plan to expand the Iranian Shi’ite crescent to where it becomes the dominant force in the Middle East.

Iran’s clear strategy is to physically surround the Arabian Peninsula with proxy forces supported with its own forces and materiel.  This classic Iranian ploy extends its geo-strategic reach and positions it to attack its arch-enemy, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, indirectly, with the ultimate objective of seizing control of the holy cities of Mecca and Medina.  Further, by backing the Houthi rebels in Yemen, it gives Iran the means to gain control of the strategic Bab al-Mandab Strait and threaten not just Saudi shipping but all international shipping.  It cannot be overlooked that more than one-third of the world’s oil in transit passes through this Strait on a daily basis.  Success would give Iran direct control of two of the world’s strategic straits and de facto control of a third, the Suez Canal.  This cannot be allowed to happen.

We cannot forget President Trump’s historic visit to Riyadh in May 2017, nor the links he forged with Sunni partners during that visit.  As a result, we have a Saudi Arabia-led coalition consisting of Egypt, Bahrain, Kuwait, Sudan and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), with US assistance, confronting the Houthi rebels and Iran.  With this impressive alliance, the question becomes, why is it taking so long for the alliance to take back control of the port city of Hodeida?  Such action would isolate the Houthi rebels in the south, and keep them from their bases in the Yemeni highlands.  It would also facilitate the recapture of the capital Sanaa and its airport.  Further, it would be a tremendous psychological blow to the rebels and Iran, and a major step in cutting off a key access point for Iranian support to the rebels.

Preventing Iran’s hegemonic objectives throughout the Middle East and beyond, which include encircling the entire Arabian Peninsula with its oil and gas resources, as well as the ultimate seizure of Islam’s two most holy cities, Mecca and Medina, must be a top Trump administration objective.  It appears that the administration has initiated a staged take-down of the Iranian regime.  Our withdrawal from the nuclear weapons agreement with Iran, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), was the first step.  Re-imposing economic sanctions is having a drastic effect on the Iranian regime’s ability to operate.  The Iranian currency, the rial, is in total free fall—even a full week before even more stringent sanctions are scheduled to take hold.  Revamping our Voice of America Farsi language broadcast would be another positive signal to the Iranian freedom fighters.   We must continue other covert support to the Iranian people who are taking to the streets day after day.  And to further complicate matters for the criminal Iranian theocracy we should support an independent Kurdistan.

If, as increasingly seems apparent, the Trump administration has decided on a gradual ratcheting up of measures intended to bring maximum pressure to bear on the Tehran regime, then such steps are necessary parts of the mix.  But even above and beyond these coercive means aimed at collapsing the mullahs’ rule, with the most powerful blue water navy in the world, the U.S. has a unique responsibility to ensure freedom of the seas when threatened by Iran or any other hostile actor.  The de facto threat to shipping through the Bab al-Mandab must not be allowed to stand.

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James A. Lyons, a retired U.S. Navy admiral, was commander in chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet and senior U.S. military representative to the United Nations.

 


 

Iran deploys 50 small boats to Strait of Hormuz for large-scale ‘swarming’ exercise

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Our Counter-Intelligence System Is Broken by James A. Lyons, Jr. Admiral USN (ret.)

 


There is no national level CI effort left. Immediate corrective action must be taken. This cannot be left to the agencies with their known political bias and questionable agents seeded during John Brennan’s term as CIA Director

Our Counter-Intelligence System Is Broken

by James A. Lyons, Jr. Admiral USN (ret.)

There is no question that the United States is the number one target of every potential enemy hostile intelligence service in the world.  Yet, as recently exposed, there is no national-level effort to counter this threat.  Our free and open society is a spy’s paradise, and actually facilitates our enemies’ penetration.  Michael Waller of the Center For Security Policy stated this about our lead counter-intelligence organization: “with few exceptions, the FBI has very little to show that it has the strategy and leadership to cut off much more than low-hanging fruit.”  A perfect example of this is Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s recent indictment of 12 Russian intelligence agents who are safely tucked away in Russia and will never be brought to trial.

Handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation

The FBI is the United States’ lead counterintelligence (CI) organization.  The CIA also has a key role but is not focused on domestic CI issues, but rather on our hostile enemies.  The National Security Agency (NSA) also has an important role to play, focusing on our potential enemies.  However, it was recently learned that while NSA is not supposed to be spying on Americans, they recently deleted two-thirds of a “trillion” intercepts on American citizens using the lame excuse of “technical irregularities.”  It is not a stretch to imagine that among those trillion intercepts are Hillary Clinton’s emails from her unsecured server, which not only contained Top Secret but “special access” material that should have set off alarm bells at Fort Meade.  However, due to political bias, it was ignored.  The same situation most likely occurred with the discovery of several hundred thousand of Hillary’s emails found on Anthony Weiner’s laptop. Weiner was the husband of Clinton’s top aide, Huma Abedin.

Due to the tenacity of House Intelligence Committee Chairman, Devin Nunes, astounding revelations have been uncovered and verified in the report by Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General (IG) Michael Horowitz on the handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation.  The text messages between the FBI’s leading CI agent Peter Strzok and his paramour, Lisa Page, showing that he was willing to use his official CI position to stop candidate Trump from becoming President, is more than a dereliction of duty, it borders on criminal activity.

China had gained access to Hillary Clinton’s unsecured server

According to recent testimony by Lisa Page before the House Judiciary Committee, it has been reported that she revealed that a foreign entity, China, had gained access to Hillary Clinton’s unsecured server. That information was reportedly presented to the FBI’s leading CI agent, Peter Strzok, but he chose to ignore it!  Unbelievable if proven to be accurate!

The case of the Awan brothers alleged spy ring on Capitol Hill and their IT work for the 44 Democratic Congressional Representatives is another prime example of a failed CI effort.  According to many articles by Luke Rosiak of the Daily Caller News Foundation (DCNF), the House Office of the Inspector General (IG) claimed in 2016 that the Awan family logged into members’ servers that they had no business accessing, in some cases even after they had been fired.  The IG report, from September 2016, indicates that they logged into servers of offices they did not work for thousands of times, even after the House was warned that the server was being used for nefarious purposes.

Awan’s Pakistani connections

With the Awan’s Pakistani connections, it is not a stretch to connect the information flow to the Pakistani intelligence service and then on to China.  This activity should have been fully investigated by the FBI’s CI division.  Amazingly, the DOJ/FBI prosecutors could find no such evidence.  Clearly, our CI system is broken.

The inability of our national CI organization to handle these basic cases brings into sharp focus the success of sophisticated cyber-war penetration by both China and Russia.  While Russia is getting all the current CI attention, FBI Director Christopher Wray recently declared that Chinese espionage is the most significant spy threat facing the United States.  One former CIA analyst put it bluntly: Beijing agents in this country aim “to turn Americans against their own government interests and their society’s interests.”  Russia has the same objectives.

China has a state-sponsored program to obtain advanced technologies with both military and commercial applications

China has a state-sponsored program to obtain advanced technologies with both military and commercial applications.  China uses many points of entry into our open society to achieve their objectives.  Beijing is infiltrating our universities by funding language and cultural centers called “Confucius Institutes.”  They are being used as a cover for technology theft.  China is also using 350,000 Chinese students in the U.S. for intelligence activity.  Beijing pursues a program to buy small cutting edge technology companies that remain under the radar.  This hemorrhaging of our technology must be stopped.

In an article by Bill Gertz, 12 April, 2018, he reports that Michelle Van Cleave, a former national CI executive, stated that after the creation of the office of Director of National Intelligence in 2004, a national counterspy program against foreign spies was restricted under the George W. Bush administration.  Unfortunately, it continued under President Obama.  Van Cleave stated that a directive issued by then-DNI James Clapper in 2013, and still in force, reduced the national CI program authority by directing all counterspy programs to be run by individual departments and agencies.  The net result was the end of “any dedicated strategic CI program while elite pockets of proactive capabilities died of neglect.”

In short, there is no national level CI effort left.  Immediate corrective action must be taken.  This cannot be left to the agencies with their known political bias and questionable agents seeded during John Brennan’s term as CIA Director.  Therefore, President Trump should appoint a 9/11-type commission to identify the corrective actions necessary to fix our broken CI organization on an expedited basis.

  • James A. Lyons, a retired U.S. Navy admiral, was commander in chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet and senior U.S. military representative to the United Nations.

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CIA director John Brennan apologizes for search of Senate committee’s computers

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A Brief History of the CIA’s Unpunished Spying on the Senate

“Late last week, that internal “accountability board” announced the results of its review. If you’ve followed the impunity with which the CIA has broken U.S. laws throughout its history, you’ll be unsurprised to learn that no one is going to be “dealt with very harshly” after all. “A panel investigating the Central Intelligence Agency’s search of a computer network used by staff members of the Senate Intelligence Committee who were looking into the C.I.A.’s use of torture will recommend against punishing anyone involved in the episode,” The New York Times reports. “The panel will make that recommendation after the five C.I.A. officials who were singled out by the agency’s inspector general this year for improperly ordering and carrying out the computer searches staunchly defended their actions, saying that they were lawful and in some cases done at the behest of John O. Brennan.”

Done at the behest of Brennan, who once feigned ignorance about the actions in question, going so far as to declare them beyond the scope of reason! ”

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Latest scandal revelations raise questions on Obama agencies’ roles

“In its place, Brennan initiated a new construct that, in view of unfolding events, looks like it could have been exploited for potential political abuses: In lieu of heavy reliance on U.S. spies, Brennan’s CIA filled the gaps with foreign intelligence sources, which provided their own spies and the intelligence they gathered.”

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Yet another way Obama’s spies apparently exploited the Trump “dosier”

Under oath, Brennan has denied knowing the Clinton campaign commissioned the dossier. He also told the House intelligence panel the CIA didn’t rely on the dossier “in any way” for its reports on Russian interference. Committee staff are taking a second look at his May 2017 testimony.

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A very important article from Andy McCarthy:

FISA Applications Confirm: The FBI Relied on the Unverified Steele Dossier

“This sensational allegation came from Christopher Steele, the former British spy. The FISA court was not told that the Clinton campaign was behind Steele’s work. Nor did the FBI and Justice Department inform the court that Steele’s allegations had never been verified. To the contrary, each FISA application — the original one in October 2016, and the three renewals at 90-day intervals — is labeled “VERIFIED APPLICATION” (bold caps in original). And each one makes this breathtaking representation”

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The Light Bulbs that are on at NSA show the path to the DOJ and FBI and Control

 

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Breaking News!

Our Counter-Intelligence System IS broken because it was sabotaged. SUA has primary source intel showing how America and our Intelligence Apparatus have been hijacked, held hostage and extorted by the Deep State for years.

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THE LEFT’S EMBARRASSING PLEA FOR OPEN BORDERS by Michael Cutler


 

Illegal:
Not according to or authorized by law: unlawful; illicit.

 

THE LEFT’S EMBARRASSING PLEA FOR OPEN BORDERS

The real facts immigration anarchists try to hide from the public.

By: Michael Cutler

July 19, 2018

Pro law-and-order immigration advocates in America whine about the emotional arguments and unhinged publicity stunts used by the open borders/abolish-ICE anarchists to sway public opinion.

But, when they use these emotional arguments, the abolish ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) crowd are merely playing to their own personal strengths: irrationality, magical thinking, and projection. The important issue is that law-and-order advocates, like us, have failed abysmally to use our own emotional arguments in changing minds on the immigration topic.

Indeed, the most persuasive emotional arguments strongly favor secure borders and effective immigration law enforcement.

Let’s begin by understanding that a nation’s leaders should be most concerned about the safety, well being and futures of its own citizens the same way that rational parents must prioritize the safety and well being of their own children above all others. From a nurturing perspective, pro law-and-order immigration advocates will have an edge by using this argument.

While we are on the topic of children, consider how the DREAM Act and then DACA were sold to us on the lies that this legislative detritus was supposed to help “young immigrants” who were brought here as children and had no control over their situation.

Of course, those “young immigrants” could have been in their mid-thirties and simply had to claim to have been present in the U.S. prior to their 16th birthdays.  Then, when that bill failed to pass, President Obama cobbled together DACA — again claiming that this was about the children because, “Congress had failed to act.” I wrote about this deception in my article, DACA: The Immigration Trojan Horse, How the original DREAM act was designed to cover 90% of the illegal alien population in the US.

Now the press,  and the Democrats along with certain judges, have gone off the deep end where an estimated 3,000 children have been separated from their parents along the U.S. Mexican border when they were caught being smuggled into the United States.

Various religious and charitable organizations like T’ruah and Church World Services have turned this into a media circus. Psychologists have been rushed in to help treat these “traumatized” children.

Had their own caregivers not brought these children across the border – in a brazen act of law-breaking – there would be no separation between family members.  The caregivers took those illegal and irresponsible actions.  The Trump administration was compelled to act as a consequence of the actions of those law-breaking caregivers.

Many of those children were not brought into the United States by their parents,  but by human traffickers – this fact has been ignored by the media. Those children’s lives were endangered when they were brought by criminals, with whom their parents possibly conspired with in an effort to circumvent our immigration laws.

Even the children brought here by their parents or other family members were placed at risk by the arduous trek across dangerous terrain — with it’s sweltering temperatures, poisonous insects and snakes at every few feet, and with roving murderous thugs of the drug cartels waiting to pounce on innocent people.

The incredible hypocrisy is that those now demanding the demise of ICE are deafeningly silent on the mental condition, and the ultimate fate, of American children in foster care.

The website Children’s Rights Children’s Rights posted a section on Foster Care that included the following statistics:

On any given day, there are nearly 438,000 children in foster care in the United States.

In 2016, over 687,000 children spent time in U.S. foster care.

On average, children remain in state care for nearly two years and six percent of children in foster care have languished there for five or more years.

Despite the common perception that the majority of children in foster care are very young, the average age of kids entering care is 7.

In 2016, more than half of children entering U.S. foster care were young people of color.

While most children in foster care live in family settings, a substantial minority — 12 percent — live in institutions or group homes.

Many of the children were taken from their families in the U.S. because their parents were incarcerated, were homeless or were, in one way or another deemed unfit to care for their own children.

Where is the news coverage about this foster care crisis that involves a far greater number of children in the United States? How many psychologists are rushing to comfort these hundreds of thousands of children in America who are in foster care, not for several weeks but as noted above, in some cases, for years?

Once again, the so-called “concerns” about children that have been exploited to evoke antagonism for the Trump administration and immigration law enforcement, are as fake as their other arguments.

The facts are crystal clear: our immigration laws have nothing to do with race, religion or ethnicity.  Safety, security and employment opportunities for Americans, irrespective of race, religion or ethnicity are at the foundation of America’s immigration laws.

The bullying tactic employed by the immigration anarchists whereby they accuse pro-law-and-order immigration advocates of being racists and xenophobes is quickly dispelled by reviewing a section of the Immigration and Nationality Act, Title 8 U.S. Code § 1182 – Inadmissible aliens.

This section of law enumerates the categories of aliens who are to be excluded from the United States.  There are absolutely no references about race, religion or ethnicity.  Rather, this section of law that guides CBP (Customs and Border Protection) inspectors at America’s ports of entry.

Among these categories are:  aliens who were previously deported (removed), aliens who suffer from dangerous communicable diseases or are severely mentally ill and prone to violence, and aliens who are criminals, spies, war criminals, human rights violators or terrorists.  Exclusions include: aliens who would likely become public charges or work illegally, thereby displacing and suppressing the wages of American workers and lawful immigrant workers.

Open borders and a lack of interior enforcement of our immigration laws has enabled transitional gangs to enter the United States and establish themselves in towns and cities around the country.   Recent news of MS-13 gang activity has outraged the American public but the problem has persisted for decades and involves Latin American gangs as well as gangs from around the world.  As an INS agent,  I investigated and arrested criminals from nearly every continent.  Human nature is universal.  All humans bleed red and among all races, religions, and ethnicities we find examples of “The good, the bad and the ugly.”

I focused on this issue in my article, America’s Gang Crisis: Congressional Hearings Focus On MS-13.

The 9/11 Commission, to which I provided testimony, made it clear that multiple failures of the immigration system enabled terrorists, and not only the 19 terrorist-hijackers who attacked our nation on September 11, 2001 but a list of others, to enter the United States and embed themselves.

Thousands of innocent people have lost their lives to foreign criminals and international terrorists.  Does this not evoke strong emotions?

My family, my neighbors and I lived through the terror attack on September 11, 2001, nearly 17 years ago, and I can tell you from first-hand experience that the attacks left those who witnessed them shaken to the core and causing many to still suffer Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), forever impacting them and their well being.

On July 10, 2018, AM New York reported: PTSD linked to heart attack, stroke risk in civilian 9/11 responders, study finds.

That news report began with this excerpt:

Psychological damage has led to a higher risk for heart attack and stroke among civilian 9/11 rescuers and recovery workers, according to a study to be released Tuesday.

The American Heart Association interviewed more than 6,841 non-firefighter workers and untrained volunteers who were at Ground Zero following the attacks on Sept. 11, and found that PTSD cases were twice as prevalent than among the general population. Heart attacks and strokes among those blue collar crew members with PTSD were 2.35 times higher than the rest of the 9/11 workers, according to the study.

America has been too willing to permit foreign workers to enter the United States.  This has displaced American workers, driven down wages and caused large numbers of American families to lose their homes to foreclosure, perhaps forcing more American kids into foster care.

Will hearing these facts evoke strong emotions?

Time and again judges and mayors of Sanctuary Cities have fatuously declared the Trump administration’s immigration policies – policies to secure our nation’s borders and enforce our immigration laws – to be “unconstitutional.”

These officials should be required to read Article IV, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution:

“The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.”

“Invasion” has been defined, in part, as:

An instance of invading a country or region with an armed force: the Allied invasion of Normandy | in 1546 England had to be defended from invasion.

  • an incursion by a large number of people or things into a place or sphere of activity: an unwelcome intrusion into another’s domain.

Facts and emotions are stubborn things.  Where the current immigration debate is concerned, facts, the U.S. Constitution, our laws, our sense of morality, common sense – and even emotions – can be used to counter the unhinged and irrational narratives of the open borders / abolish-ICE crowd.

Michael Cutler is a retired Senior Special Agent of the former INS (Immigration and Naturalization Service) whose career spanned some 30 years. He served as an Immigration Inspector, Immigration Adjudications Officer and spent 26 years as an agent who rotated through all of the squads within the Investigations Branch. He has testified before well over a dozen congressional hearings, provided testimony to the 9/11 Commission as well as state legislative hearings around the United States and at trials where immigration is at issue.

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