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How many terrorists seek to enter the United States daily, monthly, even yearly? Find out as you are introduced to a meeting held with Customs and Border Protection and the Department of Homeland Security, Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.
Unknown to most Americans, attacks on Customs and Border Patrol agents have increased by 45%. President Trump, in asking why, was informed that due to an increase in border control efforts under his administration, terrorists, including narco-terrorists, have become more sophisticated, increasing the dangerousness of their operations.
Tell your member of Congress that you support the President and his efforts to invest more in smarter border security measures. This must include a border wall system that in specific areas goes deep underground to deal with those tunnels built to smuggle in weapons as well as human traffickers and their human cargo. Moreover, support Republicans working to close the legal loopholes in America’s immigration laws.
Also learn of more Americans who remain involved in assisting the Islamic State, IS/ISIS/ISIL/Daesh in supporting the military jihad against the U.S. [For more on terrorists and their activities see: https://www.memri.org/reports/jihad-and-terrorism-threat-monitor-jttm-weekend-summary-291]
Additionally, hear special guest, Major General Paul Vallely on the China-Iran “Silk Road” train development. This is a revival of the ancient Silk Road route between China and Iran. In addition, China and Pakistan have developed a train route that will bring estimated millions / billions in deals to support their Communist / Islamic agenda.
What is the economic corridor’s implications for U.S. security? These trains will facilitate trade and greater prosperity, but consider the ability to move massive amounts of troops to battle.
Hear Major General and I also discuss the ability of the United States to shoot down a North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile, ICBM. Following North Korea’s first successful test of a hydrogen weapon with an explosive force some 15 times greater than the atom bomb that leveled Hiroshima, there is concern that the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system is only designed to intercept short, medium and intermediate-range ballistic missiles and not an ICBM. The U.S. also has engineered a Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system that in May intercepted an ICBM that was launched from 4,200 miles away. The feat was impressive, but the system has a success rate of only 55 percent. [See: http://www.newsweek.com/can-us-stealth-fighters-shoot-down-north-korea-missiles-761006]
In an interview, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, Mr. Trump’s national security adviser, acknowledged that Mr. Kim’s race to the finish line “has been quicker and the timeline is a lot more compressed than most people believed.”
As a result, McMaster argued, “we have to do everything we are doing with a greater degree of urgency, and we have to accelerate our own efforts to resolve the issue short of conflict.” [See: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/06/world/asia/north-korea-nuclear-missile-intelligence.html]
While the U.S. has a missile defense system that includes a complex web of satellite sensors, radars and interceptors to detect and destroy incoming warheads, Michael Elleman, a senior fellow for missile defense at the International Institute for Strategic Studies has stated: “If North Korea were to launch only one missile at us, we could probably shoot it down . . . But their new missile could carry some very simple decoys, and it’s not certain that the missile we send out will be able to tell the difference between debris, decoys and a real warhead.” [See: http://www.newsweek.com/can-us-stealth-fighters-shoot-down-north-korea-missiles-761006
These global threats underscore why this President is right to state what should be obvious to Democrats, i.e., national security is directly tied to a nation’s economic prosperity – it is perhaps the most important reason why Republicans, under the leadership of President Trump, must continue to grow America’s economy. The President has made clear that the U.S. has secured an additional $5 billion in funding for missile defense. Learn more.
On Israel, hear this week’s special guest Dr. Martin Sherman founder and CEO of the Israel Institute for Strategic Studies. [See: http://www.strategic-israel.org/ ]
While Israel warns numerous countries about specific terror plots, such as the Israel Defense Forces’ Military Intelligence Unit 8200 which effectively prevented a bomb attempt to bring down an Australian airliner by the Islamic State or ISIS last August, this last week, Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) and the Israeli police together prevented a terrorist plot targeting the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
Listen-in as Dr. Sherman articulates reasons why Israel must apply sovereignty over Judea and Samaria where towns and communities (settlements) are places identified with the Jewish people from time immemorial and confirmed by the historical record and the Holy Scriptures. Learn too, why it is in the national security interests of the United States to support sovereignty over those areas of the West Bank as well.
And as a reminder: The FBI estimates that there are approximately 500,000 women and children at risk for female genital mutilation in the United States, particularly with the influx of Muslim refugees during the Obama administration. If you have reason to believe a young girl or young lady in your neighborhood or community may be targeted for this procedure, please contact the FBI at 1-800-CALLFBI (225-5324). Female genital mutilation is a federal crime in the United States and is a violation of a female child’s basic human rights. [See: https://clarionproject.org/fgm-101-infographic/]