February 21st, 2017
Mainstream media outlets in all "57 states" went into unhinged overdrive when Trump referred to a news show which aired on Friday night, referencing what was happening in Sweden imprecisely.
The Fox news piece outlined Islamic refugee anarchy which has been taking place in Sweden.
~ Refocus Notes
By Tyler Durden
It would appear the mainstream media (along with several celebrities and Swedish politicians) is going to be apologizing to President Trump once again.
Having spent the entire new cycle trying to ignore the immigrant crisis facing Sweden, and pin the ignorant tail on Trump, both Dagbladet and Expressen reports riots breaking out in the highly immigrant concentrated Stockholm borough of Rinkeby, Sweden with police firing warning shots as 100s of young people throw stones and burn cars.
During the evening hundreds of young people gathered in the center of Rinkeby, well known for its high concentration of immigrants and people with immigrant ancestry.
In June 2010, Rinkeby was the scene of riots and attacks against the local police station and Rinkeby is the region in which the '60 Minutes' crew were attacked in 2016.
The problems Sweden faces integrating large numbers of Muslim immigrants is a subject on which Nordstjernan columnist Ulf Nilson has written many times. His warnings of increasing radicalization among Sweden’s Muslims – warnings he started to broadcast a decade ago – now seem eerily prophetic in light of an Associated Press investigation that found Stockholm to be a breeding ground for jihadists among Swedish Somalis.
According to the AP report, which first ran Jan. 24, an al-Qaida-linked group is busy recruiting anti-government fighters among Somali youths living in Rinkeby. A suburb of Stockholm, Rinkeby has earned the nickname of “Little Mogadishu” because of the number of Somalis living there. Rinkeby is also the center of the recruiting efforts of al-Shabab, a group with ties to al-Qaida.
Rinkeby is a known problem area in Stockholm. It was here NRK journalist Anders Magnus was attacked with stones last spring, and here the police never go in the evenings without reinforcements from other patrols according to Dagbladet. A freelancer the newspaper spoke to, described the situation as serious.
Freelance Photographer Janne Åkesson has also been at the site Monday night and early Tuesday. "They threw stones at police and police fired warning shots. I got out when it was at its worst" he said to Dagbladet. He added that there were many youths with hoods and hats on.
"It was very chaotic. I have seen much in Rinkeby: they burn cars all the time - unfortunately, this was beyond the ordinary."
The alarm came to the police at 20:18 on Monday evening. A police patrol should then have been in the area for disposing of a wanted person.
February 19th, 2017
Union leader says some stations continue to follow Obama 'catch and release' directives
Some border patrol stations have been slow to carry out President Donald Trump’s immigration enforcement executive order and instead have continued former President Barack Obama’s “catch-and-release” policies, according to a union official.
Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, told LifeZette that he raised concerns Thursday with U.S. Border Patrol Chief Ronald Vitiello.
He said he is confident that issue soon will be corrected.
But Judd said as recently as Thursday, some border patrol stations were still releasing border-jumpers, often without even issuing notices to appear in immigration court hearings. Obama’s policy was to release anyone claiming to have been living continuously in the United States since before Jan. 1, 2014, if they did not have criminal records or active warrants.
“We’re still walking people out the door,” Judd said. “The catch-and-release policy is still in place in some sectors.”
Judd said it was a minority of sectors that have been resisting Trump’s new directives. He laid the blame at the feet of U.S. Border Patrol managers, not front-line officers.
“This is not the administration’s fault"
This is Border Patrol’s fault,” he said. “It varies from sector to sector. Some sectors still are operating under the Obama administration’s policies. And that’s troubling … It’s just been very willy-nilly.”
Asked about the status of Trump’s marching orders, Customs and Border Protection spokesman Carlos Diaz wrote in an email to LifeZette, “CBP has worked towards implementing the measures mandated by the Executive Orders since they were signed.”
Judd said some managers have been waiting for specific written guidelines to filter down from the Department of Homeland Security. He said he considers that unnecessary since the president’s executive order is crystal clear. He said anyone apprehended by border patrol agents should be turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement authorities. That agency and immigration judges are charged with deciding whether someone should be deported.
Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies, said she was not aware that the president’s executive order had not been fully implemented three weeks after he issued it.
“It actually surprises me. But if that’s the case, certainly the administration is going to need to look into that if they’re going to be undermined,” she said. “That’s got to be nipped in the bud.”
Vaughan, a former U.S. Foreign Service officer, said it often takes time for new policies to be fully embraced. This especially is true during the transition from one administration to the next, she said, because the outgoing administration often has promoted managers who agree with its policy goals...
February 19th, 2017
Bewildered GERMAN Chancellor Angela Merkel has launched yet another staunch defense of her refugee policy, after developing a rather odd & conflicting narrative regarding her constant vacillation over Mideast refugees, over the past 8 years.
Merkel, you will recall, is one of Hillary Clinton's political heroes while also acting as a kindred spirit on all things global.
Almost a decade ago, it was Merkel who stated that multiculturalism didn't work and yet she continues to govern against the will of her own people while submitting to the self-defeating nadir of globalism. This, even as crime in Germany has reached epic, record-shattering, levels by virtue of the Mideast refugee influx.
It's as if the woman's possessed in her maniacally deranged if not desperately depressed, argument with only herself
Moreover, the EU has moved further and further away from both the US & western Christian values as the Islamic influence has deepened, which was, by the way, the chief reason for the British Exit of the EU, and the impending exit of, perhaps, even more EU nations.
~ Refocus Notes
The embattled leader says Europe has an obligation to take displaced people from Syria and Iraq.
She also said Islam "is not the cause of terrorism" and that combatting extremism needs the cooperation of Muslim countries.
In a wide-ranging speech at a Munich security conference, the German chief also vowed to work closely with Vladimir Putin's Russia in the fight with ISIS in the Middle East.
Merkel has come under fire for taking in up to one million refugees amid security concerns and a string of migrant sex attacks across Germany.
After the Berlin lorry attack at a Christmas market in December, ex-UKIP leader Nigel Farage said events such as that will be "Merkel's legacy".
Merkel had been a strong critic of Brexit, saying she had "deep regrets" about it.
Daily Star Online has revealed how Brexit may not reduce migration, with 650,000 immigrants set to head to our shores anyway.
She will go to the polls in September against Social Democrat candidate Martin Schulz, the former European Parliament President.
On Putin, she said Europe's ties with Russia remained challenging, but it was important to work with them in the fight against Islamist terrorism.
She said: "The joint fight against Islamic terrorism is one area where we have the same interests and we can work together."
Her comments about Islam and refugees follow her criticism of Donald Trump's travel ban on people from seven Muslim-majority countries.
New US Vice-President Mike Pence was in the audience and reaffirmed the US' commitment to NATO in a speech of his own.
Germany is under increasing pressure to increase military spending, would do "everything possible" meet a NATO target for spending two percent of economic output on defense by 2024, Merkel told the conference.
February 18th, 2017
By Barry Secrest
The Associated Press earlier today, published a sensational "Fake News" story regarding a leaked White House memo on immigration enforcement.
The memo, concerning the speculative utilization of the National Guard for guarding the border from illegals, had been thrown out and never officially considered, however, the truth of the memo, as speculative only, had not been published by the AP.
Moreover, the AP never retracted its fake news story, which is now roiling immigration snowflakes into a frenzy.
But there's far more to this story; according to Town Hall:
"Early Friday morning, the Associated Press reported on a memo they claimed shows Trump administration plans to use thousands of National Guard troops to round up illegal immigrants in cities across the country.
The White House immediately denied the accusation, calling it 100 percent false. Eventually, AP and Reuters amended their stories, still not fully reflecting context of the memo in question.
Regardless, as of 3:31 p.m. ET on Friday the fake news is still trending as the top story on Facebook. Just yesterday, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg discussed the problem of fake news at length on his Facebook page."
However, the real story, here, is how the media has treated a theoretical measure that was completely rejected by the Trump White House but was much earlier put into full effect by not only the Bush regime but also, the Obama regime.
Indeed, the highly revered if not mainstream media-worshiped Obama regime, in a story published by McClatchy News, was the US administration that most recently put into effect the use of the National Guard for the purpose of guarding and controlling the southern US border, from illegal alien incursions.
The operative point, in this case, being that the Obama regime utilized the US National Guard for border control before Obama's re-election in 2012. After Obama's re-election, the border was essentially flung wide open for any and all to enter.
Here's the McClatchy story:
"In 2010, former President Barack Obama said he would deploy 1,200 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border. They were sent to Arizona, Texas, California and New Mexico. While National Guard troops were not authorized to arrest people found to be crossing the border illegally, they helped staff observation posts, monitor surveillance footage and build fences.
In 2006, former President George W. Bush called up 6,000 National Guard troops to California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. They were commissioned to help install border barriers, provide training and assist with border surveillance. The deployment was designed to support Customs and Border Protection agents in “executing logistical and administrative support, operating detection systems, providing mobile communications, augmenting border-related intelligence analysis efforts, and building and installing border security infrastructure.” Operation Jump Start, as the project was called, hoped to relieve Border Patrol agents from administrative duties so they could instead focus on border security.
According to Customs and Border Protection, the operation resulted in the apprehension of 5,003 people, 110 vehicles, $11,052, 28,577 pounds of marijuana and 1,447 pounds of cocaine.
Trump campaigned on a platform of tough immigration enforcement and increased border security, including the construction of a wall between the U.S. and Mexico. While initially indicating he wanted to deport all of the estimated 11 million people in the country without proper documentation, the president said he’d first focus on people with criminal records. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have been conducting a series of raids across the country rounding up people they believe are in the country illegally. ICE last week took 683 people into custody, the government said, which is stoking fears among immigrant communities."
February 17th, 2017
But, according to the media and the political left in the Trump travel ban case, deporting or banning certain nationalities of visitors from a nation was either religious persecution or racism.....
~ Refocus Notes
Over 39,000 people have been deported since October 2016 over visa violations and security concerns, the Saudi Gazette reported, citing unnamed interior ministry officials. As well as crimes including drug trafficking, forgery and theft, an unknown number of those removed from the country were suspected to have links to Isis and other extremist groups, the paper said.
The alleged mass deportations come after a year of strikes and other unrest in the kingdom due to unpaid wages following the oil market’s decline and subsequent blow to the Saudi economy.
Official Saudi statistics say that 243,000 Pakistanis were deported between 2012 - 2015. Mass deportations of migrant workers - which Human Rights Watch and other rights organizations say often involve illegal beatings and detainment in poor conditions - are fairly common.
2010 census figures show that 8.5 million of Saudi Arabia's 27 million strong population, or around 30 percent, are foreign nationals.
According to a 2014 European University Institute report, there are approximately 900,000 people of Pakistani nationality currently employed in Saudi Arabia’s vast construction industry and other low-paid service jobs.
In Mecca in January, dozens of expatriate workers, mostly from poor Asian and Middle Eastern countries, were beaten and jailed over public protests against unpaid salaries that turned violent.
While the Philippines and India have also seen hundreds of thousands of citizens returned home after layoffs in Saudi Arabia, the deportation of Pakistani workers has been mainly driven by security concerns, the New Arab reported.
Several prominent Saudi politicians, including Abdullah Al-Sadoun, chair of the security committee of the country’s Shura Council, have called for tougher screening processes for Pakistani nationals before they are allowed entry into the country.
“Pakistan itself is plagued with terrorism due to its close proximity with Afghanistan. The Taliban extremist movement was itself born in Pakistan,” he said.