MrMan’s Corner – Trump’s Call to Ban Muslim Immigrants

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These make for great news headlines and does stir up emotions. But, do Americans care to find out Donald Trump’s exact words and the context it was made in or jump on the politically correct bandwagon?

It appears today people just skim the headlines or repeat what they hear regardless if the statements are accurate or not. Trump has never said that we wants to ban all Muslims forever or deport all Muslims currently living in the United States. What he did say there should be a  “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.”

This is in reference to the San Bernardino attack and the fact that our Government cannot control who is coming into this country and perhaps the US should have a procedural review  at the very least.  It’s not like we have not done this before.  In 1979, Jimmy Carter basically expelled Iranians from the country during the Iranian Hostage crisis.  The difference now is that the terror groups are not from a single country although certain countries may have supported these groups.

Trump could very well do better than any of the current prospects for president as Americans are sick of the current strain of the politicians.

Mr Mans Corner – What are we doing in Iraq and Syria?

Recently ISIS/ISIL or whatever they call themselves posted a slick highly edited video showing lots of propaganda footage along with a much choreographed beheading party of a bunch of prisoner’s to finish up with head Peter Kassig. A person who was reported to be there to help the people in the area and who converted to Islam while in captivity.

I do not understand what the United States policy is for the Middle East and from the news reports, maybe the White House does not know either.

The President is talking about a coalition that is going after ISIS but it is difficult to know who the members are and their commitments. I did find an article “What the 60-plus members of the anti-Islamic State coalition are doing” that tries to give a breakdown of the members but in tallying it up, we seem to have more humanitarian, expressed support or unspecified commitments leading me to believe that once again we are being misled by the White House and the State Department about the plans for the region and what the coalition will really be able to do.

Who is doing the fighting?

Another confusing issue is how ISIS is able to profit from oil. Here are two stories: “ISIS: Can coalition cut off funding of world’s wealthiest terror group?” and “‘ISIS smuggles $1mn of oil daily in water-tanks, fire-trucks’- refinery worker to RT” telling us how ISIS is able to sell oil and refined products on the black market but somehow the United States led coalition with their might appear to be powerless to stop it.

I would think it would be as simple as just bombing the ISIS controlled oil refineries or pipelines. Much easier than trying to hit moving targets.

Like I said before – What are we doing in Iraq and Syria?

Mr Mans Corner – Ebola

I hear a lot about how our government is planning and preparing for Ebola so I decided to review the House Oversight Committee Ebola Response hearing and am surprised how what is being said by the President, CDC, HHS and DHS about how they are prepared and not to worry.  But what is being presented at the hearing seems to tell a different story…

  •  They cannot figure out whether to quarantine or not but the Military will.  There seems to be a problem in coming up with common sense protocols (quarantine). – Rep Mike Turner
  • HHS says there are supporting our States and Communities but Deborah Burger of National Nurses United seems to tell a different story.

In the end, are we prepared as much as the Government says we are?  I would say no.  Have they bought  a lot of stuff in case something happens – Sure but don’t count on it being any good when  they figure out how to get it to you.

Just my thoughts.