Christiane Amanpour, globetrotting international journalist of exceptional professionalism and talent, interviewed an obviously affluent, educated, suave French lady on the streets of Paris very early Saturday morning after the terrorist attack there in November 2015. Speaking softly, but deliberately, showing little emotion, the French woman, when asked her thoughts on the horrific Friday evening of mayhem in her country, responded, "Immigration of today is the terrorism of tomorrow."
Simple but stirring, painful but poignant, difficult but distressing, a call to attention for what we must consider here in our own country, the United States of America, lest we, ourselves, become even more complacent and ignore the obvious out of a false sense of obligation to the destitute and needy of the entire world.
On Friday, January 27, 2016, President Donald J. Trump, on his eighth day in office, as a first step in his avowed quest to bring under control the unfettered immigration situation, long a problem for the United States, issued a controversial, much-
Later in the day, all hell broke loose in the form of demonstrations-
I tuned in immediately to MSNBC, the leader of extreme liberalism on cable news, where I watched one dystopian guest commentator caution us, in a genuinely concerned, whining voice as to the far-
He implored the president to consider that point, although we have sometimes been criticized for the "brain drain" phenomena experienced by other countries when their best and most highly educated abandon their country of origin to come to the United States for the benefits and wealth accorded to their being so smart.
To further emphasize his point, he held his cell phone in his right hand, raised it over his head, then suddenly released his grip on it letting it crash to the floor, bouncing and ringing at his feet.
Well, that did it for me! I was immediately and profoundly convinced that we must allow whatever amount of immigration it takes-
For sure, I often wonder how I lived without my iPhone all those years-
(Funny, but from my vantage point, where I have spotted dozens upon dozens of illegals of unknown origin recently having crossed our southern border at San Diego, walking north along the beaches-
Of course, I jest a tad here. But those types of arguments-
With Presidents Trump's bold initiative, signed into effect for immediate enforcement, scads of limousine liberals, ACLU-
Another liberal CNN commentator stated his case nearly the same, pleading, "We need them!" making the argument that they are indispensable to our success in higher education, medicine, technology, and other areas of our life. Another prominent argument was voiced repeatedly by leftists that the world would think badly of us. "Such actions are not the American way."
Why should we worry about these and the other obtuse opinions by the ultra-
Did we, as a nation drawn into a World War on two fronts in the 1940s, inadequately armed and equipped to do so due to our politicians allowing our military to shrink, become weakened, and not prepared for the battles to come, cower and surrender at the first opportunity? Did we, as did Neville Chamberlin, seek compromise with Germany with its Nazi Panzer divisions rumbling across Europe intent on invading and conquering all countries of that continent, including Great Britain? Did we go on bended knee asking the Japanese for mercy after they had devastated our Pacific Fleet by attacking, without warning or a declaration of war, our United States Navy ships anchored in Pearl Harbor on the Sunday morning of December 7, 1941, where 2,403 Americans died and 1,178 were wounded-
Our American leaders did not compromise, cower, or otherwise show any weakness in the face of the impending, but inevitably approaching, World War II crisis. Neither did the United States surrender, nor did we even believe we would not prevail over the evils of Nazism and Japanese imperialism. We certainly gave no thought about not having foreign illegal or legal immigrants sufficient in number to meet the challenges ahead. Instead, we went to work in factories, in the fields, and in the shipyards. The dedication and hard work of "Rosie the riveter," "Farmer John," and welders of steel who lived by the creed "loose lips sink ships" began to produce the materials of war we would need desperately to be victorious.
It was an era of total commitment, an age of selfless sacrifice for the good of our country-
My point is that the cowardly "Chicken Little" predictions and predilections of the dire consequences of controlling our borders, stemming the tide of immigrants to our shores, preventing illegal entry of those who may be intent on doing us harm, as well as how many and who we allow into our country legally is a matter needing study, a problem needing resolution. We cannot, nor should we, allow what has been occurring now over at least a twenty-
Every nation has the right-
Limiting the numbers-
That tired old cliché-
As for France, and the rest of Europe, the grand experiment of multiculturalism has failed-
You may ask, "Are there not desperate and destitute millions of refugees in the world fleeing epidemic disease, endemic poverty, social upheaval of unthinkable proportion, and wars of inconceivable death and destruction throughout the world-
Yes, admittedly there are-
Have we so soon forgotten the carnage of 9/11-
What is of concern to most of us as potential victims of terror attacks are these Middle East refugees flocking to our country as a perilous and unregulated result of our failed immigration policies-
Our national security is at stake. Indeed, your life, my life, our families' lives, our friends' lives-
No one supporting President Trump's executive order, or his other plans to get a handle on the immigration problem in our country, has claimed that every Muslim is a terrorist. That is surely not the case, but all the terrorists we read or hear about in the world today, certainly all those who have done-
It wasn't Irish Catholics who flew those three deadly Boeing "missiles" into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a field in Pennsylvania on 9/11 killing nearly 3000 innocents; it wasn't Protestants who set off pressure cooker bombs in Boston, Massachusetts, during the marathon on April 15, 2013, killing 3 and injuring 140 others; it wasn't Baptists who murdered 5 members of our military in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in July, 2015; it wasn't a Lutheran couple who destroyed Christmas for most all of us-
Mark Krikorian, Executive Director, Center for Immigration Studies, testified before Congress on November 19, 2015, where he pointedly discussed the folly of our insistence on allowing unlimited numbers of Middle East refugees, especially from Syria, into our country:
"A wise man once said "The supreme function of statesmanship is to provide against preventable evils." Halting refugee resettlement from the Middle East would be just such an act of statesmanship.
The starting point of any policy debate is that the government of the United States has no responsibility to anyone but the citizens of the United States... the president and members of Congress must necessarily put the interests of the American people before the interests of foreigners... This means the United States government has no responsibility to refugees; they have no claim on it and no right to demand anything of it... The Center for Immigration Studies has calculated that it costs 12 times as much to resettle a refugee in the United States as it does to care for the same refugee in the neighboring countries of first asylum, namely Turkey, Jordan, and Lebanon... Given these limitations on resources, I submit that it is wrong-
If you, Microsoft and your billionaire cronies in Silicon Valley, cry and whine that the president's executive order will harm you financially, that you cannot succeed without those abominable H-
Get together and get a program in our colleges and universities that will promote scores of young men and women-
Go into the inner cities and into the rural poor areas where you will find American youth desperately in need of a financial boost who will reward you with the "qualified Americans" you say cannot be found. Give assistance to those inner city and poor rural area schools to increase their numbers of qualified teachers and up-
Jody Warrick has written a superbly accurate and frightening account of the threat to the United States and all Western countries: Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS. In it, you learn, in detail, how competent, how dangerous, how determined, how threatening, and, ultimately, how patient our radical Muslim enemies are to our country. Read it-
Another of the preferred of the books out now on the subject is ISIS: Inside The Army of Terror by Michael Weiss and Hassan Hassan. The authors describe ISIS as complex and multifaceted.
"ISIS is a terrorist organization, but it isn't only a terrorist organization. It is also a mafia... adept at exploiting markets for oil and arms trafficking... It is a conventional military with a professional acumen that has impressed members of the US military... It is a sophisticated intelligence-
In that book, on the very last page, 242, one will read a lone paragraph consisting of a single sentence, which quantifies our challenge here at home to some degree, and in which the authors boldly and unequivocally predict:
The army of terror will be with us indefinitely.
Postscript: First, I dedicate this article to all those little "snowflakes" claiming they live in fear of our President. Really? More so than the attacks on The World Trade Center, our Pentagon, Chattanooga, San Bernardino, Orlando's gay night club, Brussels, Nice, Paris? You all really must mature, assess the world logically, and get some courage together to stand up for what is necessary to ensure your and others safety and security. Your selfish attitudes are no help to our society, in which you are guaranteed your liberty and unlimited opportunity. If you cannot do those things, try moving to Syria to see how that fits you.
In the meantime, visit Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial there to get a sense of that unprovoked attack on the United States; visit the cemeteries on the Normandy coast of France to witness the countless crosses Americans are buried under-
Second: To you who have snuck into my country and broken our laws, thereby jumping the line of those who have applied legally to immigrate here, the time has arrived for repatriation to wherever it was you came from-
Major Dennis Copson is a retired United States Marine. He is a Vietnam Vet, serving there in the 3rd Recon Battalion, 3rd Marine Division in 1968-
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Immigration of Today Is the Terrorism of Tomorrow
Long Read. . .
By Major Dennis Copson | Submitted On February 13, 2017
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