Fareed Zakaria interviewed Hillary and asked, “Donald Trump says that if you look back, you see that every time — I get a laugh just saying it —(Laughter) Donald Trump says that every time we deposed or encouraged the removal of a dictator in the Middle East, what has followed has been political chaos and a worse humanitarian situation than existed before. And if you look at Iraq, if you look at Libya, if you look Yemen, you look at the fragility of the Assad regime and what it has produced, isn’t he right?”
It’s unclear why Fareed thought it was funny.
Hillary Clinton responded by saying, with a straight face, that we still don’t know how things will work out in Libya:
“Well, he has a very short-term view of history, because it is not at all clear what the final outcome will be in the places that you named. As I mentioned in the speech, I spoke about the foundations of the region sinking into the sand just as the Arab Spring was breaking. And I did so not knowing about the Arab Spring coming to full bloom, but because it was so clear that what was being done by dictatorships, by the denial of opportunity, by the repression, by the sectarian divide just could not stand. It was going to explode at some point or another. And with the developments in Libya, for example, the Libyan people have voted twice in free and fair elections for the kind of leadership they want. They have not been able to figure out how to prevent the disruptions that they are confronted with because of internal divides and because of some of the external pressures that are coming from terrorist groups and others. So it’s — I think it’s too soon to tell and I think it’s something that we have to be, you know, looking at very closely.”
Hillary actually seems to believe that Libya’s TWO measly elections mean she did the right thing deposing an anti-Jihadi leader in an illegal war without a plan and replacing him with chaos, a failed country, and a dispersal of his arsenal to radical Islamists in the region.
Fareed’s sense of humor needs some work too.
If ISIS or any group attacks the US homeland, we shouldn’t send troops to defeat ISIS, Hillary Clinton said at The Council of Foreign Relations. WE SHOULD DO NOTHING IF WE’RE ATTACKED ON THE HOMELAND!
We have a lot of work to do to defeat ISIS, she said platitudinously.
She plans to do what Obama has been doing for the last several years, including putting pressure on the countries in the region to fight the enemy despite the fact that they have proven themselves to be incapable of fighting the enemy. She’s also going to add to Obama’s invisible 65-member coalition that does nothing.
In other words, she has no plan except to continue Barack Obama’s failed policy. However, she is a serial flip flopper and could end up doing almost anything.
We just had five Syrians caught this week in Honduras on their way to the US and another eight who tried to get through the Texas-Mexico border on Monday. There have been other reports, according to Breitbart Texas and Truth Revolt.
Two federal agents operating under the umbrella of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are claiming that eight Syrian illegal aliens attempted to enter Texas from Mexico in the Laredo Sector. The federal agents spoke with Breitbart Texas on the condition of anonymity, however, a local president of the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) confirmed that Laredo Border Patrol agents have been officially contacting the organization with concerns over reports from other federal agents about Syrians illegally entering the country in the Laredo Sector.
It’s not the first time. Another six Pakistani men and one Afghan man were caught coming in illegally at the Arizona border this week.
Our porous borders can be easily exploited by terrorists. The families who came in through Texas could be families of fighters. We have no way of knowing. We need border control.
We also keep hearing that the people caught in Honduras and Texas present no threat but the ringleader of the Paris Attack had no problem traveling back-and-forth to Syria from Belgium. He was absolutely no threat at all either.
In her speech Thursday at The Council on Foreign Relations, Hillary said we must be vigilant in screening, even though we’ve been told that we cannot screen Syrians, among others from that part of the world.
“Since Paris, no homeland security challenge is being more hotly debated than how to handle Syrian refugees seeking safety in the United States. Our highest priority, of course, must always be protecting the American people. So yes, we do need to be vigilant in screening and vetting any refugees from Syria, guided by the best judgment of our security professionals, in close coordination with our allies and partners.”
She then accused people with reasonable safety concerns of slamming the door on orphans. She also suggested that Congress isn’t providing enough money to do proper vetting. She’s a liar and a political creature through-and-through.
“And Congress needs to make sure the necessary resources are provided for comprehensive background checks, drawing on the best intelligence we can get. And we should be taking a close look at the safeguards in the visa programs as well, but we cannot allow terrorists to intimidate us into abandoning our values and our humanitarian obligations. Turning away orphans, applying a religious test, discriminating against Muslims, slamming the door on every Syrian refugee, that is just not who we are. We are better than that.”
It’s not America’s job to take in every suffering person in the world. This Syrian situation is temporary until we can get a handle on it. We need to do a lot more but it’s not to let everyone come in freely though Hillary might disagree from what she said today.
“And we can get this right. America’s open, free, tolerant society is described by some as a vulnerability in the struggle against terrorism, but I actually believe it’s one of our strengths. It reduces the appeal of radicalism and enhances the richness and resilience of our communities. This is not a time for scoring political points.”