Slate’s Joshua Keating, a Jewish neocon who specializes in persuading Americans to take the kosher side in foreign affairs, has written an article, “What the refugees Donald Trump is banning are fleeing from.” I’ve interpolated some commentary to his article in blue. Everything in black is Zionist propaganda.
Donald Trump has issued an executive order temporarily banning refugees and blocking visas from being issued to anyone from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen, and indefinitely banning refugees from Syria. […]
Here’s a brief look at the conditions in those seven countries:
Iraq was already one of the world’s top refugee-producing countries under Saddam Hussein’s rule, and the 2003 U.S. invasion made things worse, with around 15 to 20 percent of the country’s population displaced either internally or externally by sectarian violence and the collapse of public order. More than 3 million people have been displaced in Iraq since ISIS fighters began taking over parts of the country in 2014, including the more than 160,000 displaced by the recent fighting in Mosul. Many of those displaced have fled the possibility of massacre, torture, or enslavement by ISIS or sectarian killings by pro-government militias.
America has the leverage to establish, fund, and secure refugee settlements in Iraq itself. There are refugee settlements for Syrians, already. So perhaps the Iraqis could flee to the refugee settlements in Iraq. If not, there are dozens of stable neighboring regimes which share their language, culture, and values where they would be more appropriately placed.
The commercial cost of a flight from Kuwait City to Detroit for an Iraqi family with three children is over $6,000. It was idiotic to invade Iraq, and it’s also idiotic to solve the problem we created by going over there with bringing them here.
The U.S. saw a major influx of refugees and immigrants from Iran following the 1979 Islamic revolution, many of them religious minorities, young men fleeing military service, or professionals seeking education and job opportunities in the U.S. Numbers of asylum seekers from Iran have fallen off in recent years, though discrimination against women and minorities as well as persecution of the political opposition continues to be dire. Even after the 2015 deal lifting sanctions on Iran’s nuclear program, the U.S. and European Union continue to maintain sanctions on Iran for its human rights practices.
Iran is a perfectly stable nation which is not at war. We can’t afford to house and support everybody the world over who disagrees with their sovereign native government.
According to the U.N.’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, more than 2.5 million people in Libya are in need of protection or assistance as a result of the country’s ongoing violence. The political chaos in the country since the overthrow of Muammar Qaddafi in 2011 has escalated to a state of virtual civil war, with rival governments claiming legitimacy and a patchwork of local militias, including ISIS, fighting for territory. According to Human Rights Watch, “Forces engaged in the conflict continued with impunity to arbitrarily detain, torture, unlawfully kill, indiscriminately attack, abduct and disappear, and forcefully displace people from their homes.”
Libya is a festering hotbed of Islamic radicals and ISIS affiliates. There are stable neighboring countries which we could broker arrangements to resettle refugees if necessary. We chose to cause this nightmare for absolutely no reason whatsoever. Libya’s now porous borders mean that a good share of “Libyans” are economic migrants from further south, anyway. If we must accept them, I insist that they all be resettled in Chappaqua, New York.
Somalia has been mired in civil war since the late 1980s. Though the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabaab militia has lost most of the territory it once controlled, violence continues as shown by Wednesday’s coordinated gun and bomb attack in the capital, Mogadishu. The country also faces alarming rates of malnutrition and food insecurity, exacerbated by a crippling ongoing drought. More than 2 million people born in Somalia now live outside the country. While populations in Europe and North America have grown, the majority live in the Horn of Africa, including in Kenya’s sprawling Dadaab refugee camp, the world’s largest, which the government there controversially plans to close within the next few months.
These refugees have proven themselves to be a menace and a blight on whatever American community they’re resettled in. The cultural disconnect is simply too great. Bringing Somalis to America is as absurd as sending them to Tibet. They’re not welcome here. They’re not comfortable here. The cost of bringing them here is astronomical. Work out a deal with Kenya or another stable local partner.
Hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced in Sudan by armed conflicts, particularly the government’s attacks on civilians in the South Kordofan, Blue Nile, and Darfur regions, including indiscriminate bombings, the deliberate destruction of villages, and sexual violence. Activists and human rights defenders, particularly women, have faced harsh crackdowns as well. The country’s president, Omar al-Bashir has been charged with genocide by the International Criminal Court.
Any psychiatrist who specializes in sex therapy will confirm that these habits and thinking patterns are very difficult to break. Even if homosexuality isn’t genetic, by the time a man’s a grown adult, if he’s gay, he’ll probably remain gay until he dies. So what process is in place to deprogram these people who are habituated to sexual habits of rape, genital mutilation, and vicious misogyny?
Nothing? Got it. For the love of God, keep them in settlements in nations with similar customs and habits.
More than 400,000 people in total have been killed in Syria since the civil war broke out in 2011, according to the U.N.—hundreds in the recent fighting in Aleppo alone. Civilians have faced airstrikes (including the deliberate targeting of hospitals), barrel bombings, deliberate starvation, the continuing use of chemical weapons, torture, and sexual violence by Bashar al-Assad’s forces, as well as violence from ISIS and other rebel groups. More than 4 million people have fled Syria since 2011, most of them living in neighboring Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, and Iraq. Millions more are displaced within the country.
Note how he places the blame for the mayhem on the sovereign government’s military rather than on the foreign insurgents who caused the civil war. The thing about refugees is that you always end up getting whichever side is losing. Right now ISIS is getting its ass stomped by Assad’s glorious right wing death squads. To invite Syrians at this stage in the war would be to roll out the red carpet for ISIS’s most experienced, hardened, ruthless jihadis.
I have a special concern for the Syrian Christians who’ve been tormented by America’s proxies over the past several years and have even contributed to their welfare through international aid organizations. But even then, there are stable neighboring countries which are far more compatible with them which could, should, and would take them in with the right foreign policy effort.
Yemen had been facing chronic poverty, political instability, and water shortages even before the outbreak of violence between Saudi-backed forces loyal to former President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi and the Iranian-backed Houthi rebel movement in 2015. More than 7,000 people have been killed since, and 16 million are in need of humanitarian assistance due to malnutrition or disease. According to UNICEF, more than 400,000 children are at risk of starvation in the country, one of whom dies every 10 minutes due malnutrition, diarrhea, and respiratory-tract infections. In case you think that’s not America’s problem, keep in mind that the U.S. has been supplying Saudi Arabia—a country that is notably not on Trump’s list despite its past support for extremist movements—with many of the weapons used to conduct its disastrous bombing campaign.
Let Saudi Arabia and Iran take refugees from the sides they’re engaging in proxy battles. And we the American people aren’t the ones who should be held accountable for this government’s meddling. The American people were flat-out lied to about Iraq. We had no say in or support for the military meddling in South Sudan, Libyra, or Syria. Let Joshua Keating, John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, and the rest of the think tank gurus who dictate our foreign policy buy a plane ticket and go help those people.
What’s particularly grating is this notion that Main Street America must pay for the sins of K Street. Dubya ran for president on a platform of having a humble foreign policy. Barack Obama promised an exciting new future of humbly working with rather than aggressively interfering in, foreign affairs. Trump presented himself as the America First champion of non-interventionism. To lay the global refugee crisis at the foot of the American voter, rather than at Washington’s insider elites (like Mr. Keating) is reprehensible.
I have sympathy for these people who’ve been terrorized, predominantly by Mr. Keating’s foreign policy. I don’t object to America being an active partner in supporting and sustaining refugee settlements all over the world. But cultural compatibility and enforced returning once hostilities cease are key to ensuring that refugee migrations don’t just end up causing entirely new humanitarian crises in our own backyards. America’s refugee resettlement program should be strictly for the Anglosphere and closely related nationalities. Anything else is just a globalist migration hustle.