January 26, 2017

Trump’s “safe zones” will help Syria and America — but what about Canada?

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

Contrary to what you might have heard, Donald Trump does want to do something for Syrian refugees. He just doesn’t want to move them to America. 

He wants to keep them safely in the region, in a place where they speak Arabic, have Syrian food and customs, and are near friends and family.

But he also wants to fix the problem at its source, rather than import the problem to the West.

That problem, of course, is ISIS, the Islamic State.

Obama could have destroyed the Islamic State in a matter of weeks, but he didn’t. Now it’s Trump’s turn.

As the Wall Street Journal reported this morning, “Establishing safe zones in Syria would mark an escalation in America’s military involvement there.”

Now, nation-building didn’t work in Afghanistan or Libya.

But if the problem really is a stream of millions of Syrian refugees, then maybe a short, sharp war to destroy ISIS, while keeping the refugees there, makes sense.

And if Trump brings in these news rules for the U.S., how long can Canada have our anything goes, maximum numbers, weak vetting, “wolves with the lambs” approach...?

Or put another way, how long could we have open borders, before Americans decide they need a northern border too?

NEXT: Esteemed Middle East and Islam specialist Raymond Ibrahim joins me to talk about his provocative proposal:

That in order to wipe out Islamic terrorism (and end world hunger) with “one stroke,” America should seize Saudi Arabia’s oil wells. Can this really be done? Watch as he lays out the details.

THEN: Our favorite Democrat writer Mickey Kaus offers his thoughts on the border wall, sanctuary cities and illegal aliens.

Can Trump accomplish what he’s set out to do? How will this impact the country?

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commented 2017-01-29 19:19:34 -0500
How do we deal with the hidden jihadists who are already here, and will absolutely refuse to leave if deported? That is the question that has not been addressed, and one that we know those on the left will screw up.
commented 2017-01-29 16:12:55 -0500
Ezra, we should have Eva Bartlett on the Rebel. She is in Canada at the moment I believe and has homebase in Ontario.
I expect she will be instrumental in turning Canadian sentiment around if she isn’t muzzled.
She has been on every major outlet around the globe, yet she hasn’t been on any major Canadian media outlet yet to date. I have no doubt as to why.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUyJV6YaSWY “I’m Back From Syria. The Media Is Lying To You!”
Please please try to get her on Ezra.
commented 2017-01-29 15:42:02 -0500
I agree with everything you said Will except the last sentence. I agree with Trump that we need to stop interfering everywhere, a hard quick and effective slap from a strong arm,(or arms of like mind in the issue) who are directly or indirectly suffering the consequence of ISIS ( regardless of how ISIS was allowed to form), and have the power, seems at this, time appropriate to me. Make such an impact that ISIS dissolves into thin air. Then leave the rest of them to fight if they still want to.
I agree with making a lasting impression.
Obama and allies including us have been backing the rebels who as you say are all barking Islamists We have have had a hand in training ISIS.
Time for a rethink.

Eva Bartlett Canadian independent journalist. This is real journalism. A worthwhile 7 minutes and 23 seconds.

The truth about Alleppo. Mike cernovich
commented 2017-01-29 12:19:56 -0500
The Syrian regime is ruled by Alawite President Bashar al-Assad backed by Shiite Iran and Hezbollah, basically a secular government. Alawite… is an offshoot of Shia Islam , often considered heretical …. there are few “moderate” forces among the Syrian “opposition.” …. “Nowhere in rebel-controlled Syria is there a secular fighting force to speak of.” The rebel groups are all barking islamists and are in a violent Jihad to establish their flavour of sharia…..Sure Isis is the demon in that theater of violence Syria’s bloody civil-war isn’t short of holy-jihadis …. Let them clean up their inherent hatreds, it’s a fratricide, & all west will get for it’s efforts there will be deep animosity and holy-jihad on our shores …….
commented 2017-01-28 23:41:23 -0500
Extreme vetting in the US and “zero” vetting in Canada … of course this will put a full stop to travel (what we are used to) into the US and I don’t blame them. We have officially targeted ourselves as easy access and right next door to the US as Justin carries out Hillarys’ insane liberal plan.
commented 2017-01-27 18:03:22 -0500
- Of course Trudeau won’t be on board with President Trump’s plan. The Liberals already lied about them being refugees in the first place. They lied about the vetting. They lied about the cost. After being pressed to do something for the Yazidis they finally let a grand total of 50 in. They’ve reduced the number of refugees to be brought in by private sponsors (where they would be properly vetted & helped to learn to support themselves). They want the UN to choose who comes to Canada & they want globalist policies.

- President Trump is the first US President since the end of the cold war who isn’t in the back pocket of the Saudis. If Bush had been serious about his war on terror he would have attacked Saudi Arabia & Iran instead of Iraq & Afghanistan. The Saudis have their fingerprints all over 9/11 & the actions of the Bush administration after it happen were bizarre to say the least.

- Trump has been president for a week. Too early to see where his policies are heading. So far it looks good.

- Ordered the book – want a hard copy.
commented 2017-01-27 16:26:53 -0500
Rodger Mcavoy—You said “Canada is near and dear to Trumps plans, after all geography makes us family and our resources make us a well liked guest at the North American table.”
Listening to the above is what is strange and complete f’’’’en nonsense.
They don’t need us, Venezuela is begging them to take their oil , and there are Lumber Products all over South America.
The point I was making is why would anyone, let alone a guy with Trumps ego help Canada, if he knows that our media and 75% of the people hate him ? Even our PM hates him.
commented 2017-01-27 15:41:47 -0500
One popular position has always been: Sure, we’ll take our share of refugees but only AFTER the Saudis, Qataris, Bahrain, UAE, and other filthy rich Muslim/Arab countries in the region accept a few 100 thousands first. Until that happens, helping with safe zones in and around Syria is the common sense strategy.,
commented 2017-01-27 14:33:53 -0500
When the Conservative battle for a leader is complete, the winner will have a friend in Trump, if for nothing else to get rid of the liberal trash.
commented 2017-01-27 14:31:06 -0500
Don’t worry Canada is near and dear to Trump plans, after all Geography makes us family, and our resources makes us a well liked guest at the North American table.
commented 2017-01-27 14:06:28 -0500
I think the Trump effect will help us resolve our problems. All of them including the marxists we have to vote out next time. The narrative is changing and that is due to Brexit and Trump. I don’t think there is anything strange about it.

I don’t believe O’Leary is the only one who can beat Trudeau, yet. He may end up being, but I am not convinced yet and I would rather see someone else do it. Don’t forget Ronj, that O’leary has no problem with continuing mass immigration. I would be happy to be shown I am wrong. It’s a big one for Canadians and the candidate who does the most towards eradicating the Islam problem from Canada is the one who will have my vote. I suspect as time passes it will be the biggie for more and more Canadians. Immigration and the carbon tax are the two deal breakers. Social issues of course, but Islam first. The Trump effect will help the winds of change start making a difference in Canada, you just wait and see.
commented 2017-01-27 13:00:10 -0500
Liza—it seems strange that we in Canada are always looking to Trump to solve the world’s and Canada’s problems, when our complete MSM and 75% of Canadians hate him.
We should be concentrating on getting rid of our problems, Trudeau, Wynn, Notley and now Toronto has Islam loving Tory.
If the only person able to tackle this problem is O’Leary, so be it. His hatred of Trudeau policies might even destroy Trudeau before his 4 years are up.
commented 2017-01-27 11:02:02 -0500
They are our ally. He needs to do something about that, as well as truly becoming oil independent. He brings in Keystone, gets us to stop building tanks etc and selling them to Saudi Arabia. When Justin is out Canada is fully in on it. Our oil and gas will flow. We cut off the Saudis oil,and since the US is also their armed forces they can be ‘persuaded’ to do and not do all sorts of things. Who will come to their aid if we don’t? Who will stop the US. knocking the Saudis down to size. They are the hub of the terrorist problem, so Trump must have some plan for them. Complete supposition, but I do suspect he has his thinking cap on regarding Saudi Arabia.

What we have always been told could never be done seems to be Trumps forte.
commented 2017-01-27 06:35:09 -0500
Bomb Saudi Arabia & i didn’t see why they didn’t after 9/11. It was Saudi soldiers full of hate that did it!
commented 2017-01-27 06:24:25 -0500
its a soros/ obama plan to flood the west with Syrians & hope all hell breaks loose, they want radical islam to take us out then they can have control over both areas after they succeeded to take out any opposition. Then they will be in control of ALL the oil. & THEN CAME TRUMP!! To save us all :)
commented 2017-01-27 05:21:13 -0500
The fact is— I know that it is silly— I really do Hate People that Hate Me
commented 2017-01-27 05:12:37 -0500
At some point in TIME our fucking politicians are going to have to lay down the rules For our our SUBMISSION to Islam. Should not really be that difficult. We just want some Gov’t protection .
commented 2017-01-27 02:27:38 -0500
I look forward to the wall.
commented 2017-01-27 01:19:11 -0500
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban told the world, " Send the help to the problem, do not bring the problem to the help."
commented 2017-01-27 00:47:55 -0500
I think Trudeau will go down with the ship. He is too stupid to recognize a pattern, even when he ‘s driving his gas powered million dollar car his dad left him, like Mathew Mcconaughey in his Buick. Maybe you can go back……..To Papa Trudeau’s ways.
copy paste: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcGhLcVqxf0
Thankfully I think he is wrong. Trump is going to make him look like such a fool, some democrats are going to vote conservative in 2019. Here’s hoping.
commented 2017-01-26 23:40:17 -0500
Treason; 46 (1) Everyone commits High Treason who, in Canada
© assists an enemy at war with Canada, or any armed forces against whom Canadian forces are engaged in hostilities, whether or not a state of war exists between Canad and the country whose forces they are.

We are at war with those that wish to establish a global caliph. It doesn’t have to be someone with a gun in their hand on the battlefield. Anyone attempting to establish the caliph in Canada, is deamed an enemy.

After Liberal party demands to end Christian Prayer in the House of Commons, he takes power and invites in Imams for prayer, whom then tweeted “Caliph in Canadian Parliament”. He lied about the refugees being refugees and didn’t screen them. He stated he would fight for terrorists to keep their Canadian Citizenship.

This is sufficient grounds for a charge of High Treason.
commented 2017-01-26 23:11:12 -0500
Since 9/11 – IN THE NAME OF ISLAM (SATAN): 32,708 Attacks, 209,659 Killed, 293,463 Injured that we know of.
commented 2017-01-26 23:03:25 -0500
Daryl Herman, agreed, What is going on is treasonous. Soros is old but has spawn to carry on the agenda.
commented 2017-01-26 22:57:45 -0500
Ryan, Trump wants to use American Steel, I just hope we get to use what and who we want for the Canadian leg of things. I read somewhere that Trump was talking about exempting Canada from extra tariffs, however if Justin is going to be nothing but a barb that could change pretty quick. It will be interesting to see how relations between Canada and America transpire. I’m hopeful.
If nothing else, it will high lite Justin’s inept leadership. At best it will high lite Justin’s ineptitude AND possibly get him to rethink this hobbling carbon tax and other restrictive regulations.
Exiting times.
commented 2017-01-26 22:57:16 -0500
Keeping Syrian refugees in the Middle East also costs 1/10th as much as importing and supporting them here.
commented 2017-01-26 22:49:10 -0500
When Hillary wanted to go in there and enforce a no fly zone and get involved to get Assad out, they thought it was a good idea. Russia wasn’t going to have any of it. So in fact her plan would have been the beginning of a serious conflict with Russia.
This new plan is Trump going in WITH Russia, and leaving Assad alone. So there is no threat to our troops from Russia or Assad. The Wall Street Journal is either totally clueless or they are fear mongering, to use that overused term from the left.

Choreographing assistance over there instead of bringing the problem here makes too much sense. Thank God we are starting to talk about it out loud and thank God Trump is brave enough to attempt to implement such a plan.
commented 2017-01-26 22:43:49 -0500
All Obama would say is ‘stopping ISIS will be an ongoing battle’, and ‘all we can do is manage the problem’. Obama is the antithesis of a problem solver.
Trump is surrounding himself with problem solvers. ‘Can do’ people. James Mattis has at least 2 nick names, ‘mad dog Mattiss’ and ‘CHAOS’, which stands for Colonel Has A Solution! Mattis is highly respected by all who have served under him, and if you listen to any of his talks, is the opposite of war monger. He has devoted his life to the art of war and strategy. He is the best, and I feel safer just knowing that.
commented 2017-01-26 22:41:01 -0500
I’d say Trudeau will give into what Trump wants (economically at least) like the keystone XL pipeline and into renegotiating NAFTA because they are the biggest trading partner Canada has. The U.S. has too much economic influence over Canada. If Trudeau starts disagreeing or for example decides not to follow through with the keystone pipeline construction – Trump can always put tariffs on goods Canada is exporting to the states and like you say “bend” Trudeau/Canada to America’s interests.