Some Republicans Want to Go to War for Islam

2019 February 27
by bc3b

President Trump’s foreign policy is pretty simple: the US should not enter into a war that isn’t in its national interest. This has caused great anxiety among neocons like Bill Kristol and Max “the Missing Link” Boot.

Now some Republicans appear to want to engage China over its crackdown on Muslims, some of whom have committed terrorist actions. This isn’t on my list of priorities and, to be truthful, I haven’t lost any sleep over it.

The Saudis have plenty on money and military jets. If they want to engage China, that’s their business. But, it’s not a US problem.

The Senate is stewing with resolutions that are little more than Islamist wish lists. Last year they were aimed at defending Qatar, a key sponsor of the Muslim Brotherhood, over a blockade imposed on it by the Saudis, defending Qatari terror lobbyist Jamal Khashoggi, and demanding that the United States and the Saudis stop bombing Iran’s Houthi terrorists whose motto is, “Death to America”.

These resolutions were meant to pressure President Trump into reversing his policies and letting Islamist lobbyists set the foreign policy agenda for the United States the way they had under Obama. They disregarded basic facts, such as Khashoggi’s politics, Qatar’s support for terrorism and the Houthis causing the famine in Yemen by ransacking food aid, and instead repeated Islamist propaganda.

They were backed by the usual Senate suspects, Bob Corker, Lindsey Graham and Bernie Sanders.

Now some Senate Republicans are pushing another terrible idea from the Islamist lobby, the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2019. The legislation targets China’s crackdown on Islamic separatist terror.

China’s response to Islamic terrorism has been blunt and ruthless. In response to brutal Muslim terrorist attacks inside its borders and a terror force of tens of thousands of Islamic Turkestani separatists in Syria, it has reportedly forced Muslims to violate Ramadan, eat pork and drink alcohol. Mosques have been shut down and Islamic leaders have been detained. Some appear to have died in police custody.

That is how Communist regimes do business.

But Senate Republicans appear far less interested in China’s crackdown on Christians, Tibetans or any of China’s many other ethnic or religious non-Muslim minorities who are innocent victims of Communism.

China’s crackdown on Christians is only being mentioned in order to rally support for Islamic separatists.

But unlike China’s Muslims, its Christians don’t carry out terrorist attacks or agitate for ethnic separatism. (The same goes for China’s tiny Jewish population.) When China persecutes Christians, it’s a case of a totalitarian regime oppressing a peaceful religious group. However, its crackdown on Islamists fighting for Turkestan is a struggle between two totalitarian movements and xenophobic ethnic groups.

Both of them are enemies of the United States. And there’s no reason for us to side with either one.

We have an unbroken track record of learning the hard way that when Islamists claim to be the victims of religious repression, supporting them will empower Islamic terrorists and cost American lives.

But the Senate can’t seem to go two months without dragging the United States into a fight that has nothing to do with our national interests and everything to do with foreign lobbyists in Washington D.C.

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Not a wise move. Haven’t we learned anything from Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria? If senators want to support the Chinese Muslims, I’m all for arming THEM and parachuting their @$$es into China.

Hat tip: Daniel Greenfield – Freedom Outpost

26 Responses leave one →
  1. 2019 February 27 9:03 am
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    justrand permalink

    as was said during the Vietnam War: “War is good business…invest your son!”

  2. 2019 February 27 9:29 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Well the Saudis don’t need to go rushing in, the Far East will come to them.

    Stuff is changing big time in geopolitics.

    * The US will this year be self-sufficient in fuels. The NAFTA countries as a group obtained that goal last year.
    * We and the Euros could back on out of the middle east and be none the worse for it. The Russians won’t shut the pipelines down unless something goes really hot in the zone, they desperately need the funds the nat gas represents. The balance of Europes supplies could come from the US as LNG.
    * On the other hand, Japan, Koreas, China, Vietnam have no choice but to suck at the middle east spigot. Korea does not trust Japan, Japan loathes China and Vietnam just wants to be left alone. Imagine the naval parrying that would commence in the Straits of Hormuz.

    The game will be of that bevy of countries how each of the buyers line up between Iran and Saudi Arabia AND how involved they get in the local politics between the two. Something tells me that China will not be as benign as the US has been.

  3. 2019 February 27 9:33 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    1,

    I remember and ole hippie saying — “If old folks had to fight wars there would be fewer of them.” You had to admire the kings of old, to mobilize they had to get THEIR butt in the saddle.

  4. 2019 February 27 9:44 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Another company to boycott: Walmart.

    https://www.afa.net/activism/action-alerts/2019/walmart-launches-gay-dating-ad/

    I just hate it when I can’t boycott a company. I have been in Walmart once in the past two years.

    My list keeps getting longer: Any P&G brand, any Kellogg’s brand any Coke or Pepsi brand, General Electric, Target, Chase ….

  5. 2019 February 27 11:13 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Agree on WalMart. I don’t have one nearby.
    So, easy to boycott but not much impact on their bottom line. I did go to the AFA.net website and sign the petition. It might be meaningless but it’s an easy way to show give AFA a hand to help them slap down the SJWs of the business world.

  6. 2019 February 27 11:14 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    The question is will Sherman rise to stomp on Silicon Valley? — https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-26/ftc-planning-break-big-tech

  7. 2019 February 27 11:17 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Speaking of Islamic war. India and Pakistan tussle over terrorism in Kashmir.

    Notes one internet commenter:
    “Two hours in and neither CNN or MSNBC have mentioned India/Pakistan”

    Distracts them from their agenda to undermine Trump.
    Twitter: “I’m sure that when the Hand of Shiva ignites the atmosphere over Islamabad, people will start tweeting over how it will affect Trump’s 2020 re-election chances.”

    A few headlines:
    India Pakistan: Kashmir fighting sees Indian aircraft downed.

    India, Pakistan claim to down each other’s jets as Kashmir conflict heats up.

    India-Pakistan crisis disrupts international flights: All international commercial flights to Pakistan are suspended with some airlines forced to reroute transit flights.

    GLOBAL MARKETS-Impact of India-Pakistan tensions spreads from Asia to Europe.

  8. 2019 February 27 1:11 pm
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    justrand permalink

    Congressman Jody Hice of Georgia, at the Kangaroo Kourt known as Cohen’s “testimony”.

    ==> “There is an agenda for all this happening here today. I believe, frankly, that that is to bring the president down, to impugn the president. You [Cohen] made an oath last time you were here, and that oath meant nothing to you then.

    This is the first time in the history of Congress we have someone testifying here who has already been convicted of lying to Congress, so congratulations for being the first in Congress to do that. And Mr. Cummings, as well, I can’t believe we have brought this committee to its knees in terms of losing its credibility, and it’s a shameful mockery of what our purpose is.”

    BRAVO…and spot on!

  9. 2019 February 27 2:53 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    Regarding Walmart: We are very fortunate in the Great Lakes area having a regional chain called Meijer. Meijer is like a more upscale version of Walmart. It has a smaller merchandise selection but makes up for it on the grocery side. It is far cleaner and doesn’t seem to attract “Walmart People.” It’s rated among the 10-15 top grocery chains nationally.

    Meijer avoids politics and donates to charities and schools. Frederick Meijer, who founded the chain in the 1930s, married one of his cashiers.

  10. 2019 February 27 9:47 pm
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    justrand permalink

    btw, a Democrat “analyst” tried to claim Trump met with North Korea to DISTRACT from the Cohen testimony, and even CNN had to note that the North Korean summit was scheduled BEFORE the Dems had Cohen set to “testify”

    https://pjmedia.com/rogerlsimon/dems-reelect-trump-by-staging-partisan-cohen-hearing-during-nuke-negotiations

  11. 2019 February 28 12:53 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    10, trying to act like it was important not a partisan sh*t show LOL
    Kind of areverse “wag the dog”. Trump waging peace to distract from domestic turmoil

  12. 2019 February 28 2:03 am
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    6 – They’ll continue to payoff the swamp and stop it.

    11 – Well he walked from the Kim table after lunch, no deal better than bad deal. Something I wish he’d learn when it comes to congress. Anyway MSM sure didn’t see that turn coming tonight. At least the trip wasn’t a complete waste…. for Boeing anyway, since Vietnam agreed to bribe us with billions in sales in exchange for zipping-it for awhile on complaining about our trade in-balance with them.

    As for OP:
    “Not a wise move. Haven’t we learned anything from Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria? ”

    You don’t have to look further than VZ too see we’ve learned nothing, same loud mouths want to keep escalating that situation, including potus it seems.

  13. 2019 February 28 7:18 am
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    justrand permalink

    KH, I don’t think Trump wants a military intervention in Venezuela. Bolton might…but he ain’t the Prez. 🙂

    But dangling the reminder about Noriega is a good idea, IMHO.

  14. 2019 February 28 7:29 am
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    justrand permalink

  15. 2019 February 28 8:37 am
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    Eph permalink

    So with Beto in too, how many Dims are now in for 2020? Two dozen yet?

  16. 2019 February 28 8:42 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Two dozen, Eph?
    Is that a count of candidates or their collective IQ? 🙂

  17. 2019 February 28 8:43 am
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    mulletover permalink

    Republicans ought to go to war without th agenda-driven muslims.
    Start with Rashid Tlieb.

  18. 2019 February 28 8:46 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

  19. 2019 February 28 8:47 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

  20. 2019 February 28 9:06 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    “Two dozen, Eph?
    Is that a count of candidates or their collective IQ? 🙂”

    Thread winner right there. Next post please! 🙂

  21. 2019 February 28 9:59 am
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    justrand permalink

    congrats to Jim for winning the thread! You’ve won the BJG Home Game…which, coincidentally, you’re playing right now! 🙂

  22. 2019 February 28 11:16 am
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    justrand permalink

    My quibble is with the title: “Democrats getting out on dangerously left-wing limb”

    “GETTING out on a dangerously left-wing limb”?? They’ve BEEN there years. The real difference now is that they feel emboldened to declare their REAL positions…instead of pretending to have Moderate ones.

    To brazenly vote to allow Infanticide…to flat out declare for Socialism…to openly declare their intent to disarm Americans…and to gleefully call for Open Borders, these are the positions they have ALWAYS had, but pretended they didn’t.

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/democrats-getting-out-on-dangerously-left-wing-limb

  23. 2019 February 28 1:43 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    “Thread winner right there”
    I’d like to thank the Academy and my parents and … hey, who am I kidding?
    I’ll just bask in my full 15 seconds of BJG glory … ok, done. 🙂

  24. 2019 February 28 2:30 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    Folks you gotta read this piece — https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2019/02/did-cnn-stack-the-audience-for-bernies-town-hall-l.html — CNN shafts Bernie. Ole Bern must feel like the guy who blew $50 at the carney only to find out the ring toss was a 1/4″ smaller than the bottles.

    This is so bad you can’t even classify it as yellow journalism.

  25. 2019 February 28 2:31 pm
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    justrand permalink

  26. 2019 February 28 9:11 pm
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    13 – He may not want us in Syria either but there we still are into perpetuity, in slightly lowers number doesn’t change that. Then over in Afghan at best they’re talking about a 5 year withdrawal, and that’s optimistic version. MIC seems to rule the day, no matter what the potus thinks.

    It’s really only 8 names thus far.. 10 I think if you include no-names like deznuts.

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