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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

UNBELIEVABLE! Obama Administration Puts Israel On List Of Countries That Support Terrorism

Only in the twisted world of the Obama Administration, where allies are trashed, and enemies are embraced, could the tiny nation of Israel, on the front lines of the war on terror for decades, be on a list of 36 nations which “have shown a tendency to promote, produce, or protect terrorist organizations or their members.”

This is no joke and Alan Funt is dead so you can't be on Candid Camera. As reported by CNS News
The Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General published the list of "specially designated countries" as an appendix to an unclassified May 11 report--"Supervision of Aliens Commensurate With Risk"--that was publicly posted on the Internet. (The appendix is on page 18 of the document.)

As a matter of policy, according to the inspector general’s report, citizens of Israel and other “specially designated countries” are subjected to a special security screening called a “Third Agency Check” (TAC) when they are actually detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the division of the Department of Homeland Security responsible for enforcing the immigration laws.

The five countries on the list that do not have majority Muslim populations--Kazakhstan (47 percent Muslim), Eritrea (36.5 percent Muslim), Israel (16.9 percent Muslim), the Philippines (5 percent Muslim) and Thailand (4.6 percent)--have had internal problems with radical Muslim terrorists, as reported by the State Department. 
Isn't that kind of blaming the victim?
ICE officers are supposed to check all aliens they take into custody against the Terrorist Watchlist, which includes the identities of individuals the U.S. government knows or reasonably suspects to be terrorists. When ICE holds a citizen from a “specially designated country” in its own detention facilities, according to the agency’s standing policy, the individual is also supposed to be run through a TAC.

“In addition to the Terrorist Watchlist screening, ICE uses a Third Agency Check (TAC) to screen aliens from specially designated countries (SDCs) that have shown a tendency to promote, produce, or protect terrorist organizations or their members,” says the inspector general’s report.

“The purpose of the additional screening is to determine whether other agencies have an interest in the alien,” says the report. “ICE’s policy requires officers to conduct TAC screenings only for aliens from SDCs if the aliens are in ICE custody. As a result, ICE does not perform a TAC for the majority of its population of aliens, which includes those incarcerated or released under supervision.”
The inspector general recommended in the report that ICE change its screening policy “to require officers to conduct TAC screenings for all aliens from SDCs, not just those held in ICE detention facilities.”
OK lets get this straight. Based on new Department of Homeland Security procedures, illegal immigrants who are caught breaking the law will not be deported, but the Inspector General is no recommending that every Israeli that visits the US should be subject to special screening procedures.

Wait! It gets crazier:
Even though the adminisration includes Israel among “specially designated countries” that it believes "have shown a tendency to promote, produce, or protect terrorist organizations or their members,” ICE Spokeswoman Gillian Christensen told that the U.S. also considers Israel, as well as some other countries on the “specially designated countries” list, as partners in the struggle against terrorism.

“The U.S. does not and never has considered Israel to have links to terrorism, but rather they are a partner in our efforts to combat global terrorism,” Christensen said in a written statement. “Countries may have been included on the list because of the backgrounds of arrestees, not because of the country’s government itself.”
OH Israelis will now be subject to extra screening because the country arrests terrorists.
That makes sense?
ICE declined to say who put Israel on the list or when Israel was put there. However, in her written statement, ICE spokeswoman Christensen said the “specially designated country” list had been created "at least" seven years ago--which would have been during the presidency of George W. Bush--and that ICE was not responsible for creating it.
True but when this final list was proposed in March 2008 Israel was not on the list but North Korea was, today that is reversed.
“So many federal agencies have created different lists that U.S. officials contemplated adopting a single one to streamline the process, Stark wrote,” said the McClatchey report. “The proposed list, which officials said had yet to be adopted, includes 35 countries, most with significant Muslim or Arab populations.”

“The group of agencies--which included ICE, the National Security Agency and U.S. Customs and Border Protection--not only recommended one list but also suggested an interagency definition of ‘special interest alien,’” said the McClatchey report. “Under the proposal, a special interest alien would be an immigrant with terrorist ties or an immigrant who by nationality, ‘ethnicity or other factors may have ties or sympathies’ with the listed country.”

The 35 countries plus the West Bank and Gaza that were on the proposed list discussed in the ICE memo uncovered by McClatchey in March 2008 almost exactly matches the “specially designated countries” on the list published by the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General on May 11, 2011. There are only two differences: North Korea was on the list proposed in 2008; it is not on the May 2011 list. Israel was not on the list proposed in 2008; it is on the May 2011 list.
See how this administration cares about Israel?  Even though the list was already set, they made a change to put our ally on this special list. Boy oh boy, just like he is with Great Britain, whose Queen he gave an Ipod full of his speeches and Broadway Show tunes, Barack Obama is a real friend of Israel.

Obama always says that despite his constant criticism of  Israel, America will always have a special partnership with the Jewish State.  Now we understand he means putting Israel on a "special" terrorism watch list.
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Juniper in the Desert said...

Obama is doing travel jihad!! There is no way, unfortunately I will ever travel to US while the TSA is in the hands of commie perverts and while Obama treats Israel like this! The only people he wants in are mozlem terrorists and illegal immigrants with a sense of grievance. He is also affecting the UK in his encouragement of this type of thing.
No wonder he has to travel in a special vehicle; he knows how much people hate him!

Zilla said...

Obama is not just an islamonazi but one of those "twelver" freaks who is trying to trigger the unholy islamic apocalypse. Everything he does indicates it. Countries who hurt Israel risk incurring the wrath of the Lord. This is NOT good for America.

Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Okay, c'mon, it's April 1st, right?

No one, NO ONE, can be THIS ignorant.

I'm waiting for the punch line. . .


Alec Rawls said...

The U.S. should be on the list long before Israel. At least Israel is taking what steps it can to keep home grown terrorism down. In contrast, the U.S. has wide open immigration to cancers like Somali immigration that are consistently generating a high proportions of home grown jihadis. We are also exporting more of these home-grown terrorists to the rest of the world than Israel is.

Anonymous said...

MEANWHILE, Democrats like John Kerry are promoting programs that would would bring people into the U.S. from many of these same "SDCs" (not Israel)on "fellowships" at taxpayer expense.

truepeers said...

Yeah, but Obama is friends with and supports terrorism too.

Zilla said...

Quoted from and linked to here: Obama Officially Embraces Muslim Brotherhood, Designates Israel Sponsor of Terrorism

Anonymous said...

I was going to say, "Well, Hamas and Al-Fatah ARE within the borders of Israel"...but now I see that Gaza and the West Bank are already listed as a separate entity. Fail. Way to blame the victim?

Barry said...

Reading the following
“Countries may have been included on the list because of the backgrounds of arrestees, not because of the country’s government itself.”
I have to ask: "What is the US doing about itself considering that it has arrested several US grown terrorists operating at home and abroad?

opinionater said...

This information needs wide exposure - sheer lunacy.

Nice article. Informative and interesting blog.

There was just one error - no instead of now in one of the paragraphs, near the beginning I think.

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Anonymous said...

That's pretty funny since Iran and some other countries just had some kind of meeting and put both Israel AND the U.S. on terror list. Let's see anyone else wanna have a meeting and start another terror list? God Lord the man is a total flake. He's so stupid , he's dangerous.

WhomtheSonsetsFree said...

HOW DARE HE! NARCISSISTIC MORON, IDIOT, STUPID, IMBECILE, BLIND, ANTISEMITIC, ANTICHRIST, PRO-ISLAMIC TOTALITARIANISTIC, IDEOLOGICAL REGIME CHEERING SQUAD, BROWN NOSING JERK, ARAB KING BOWING JUDAS TRAITOR TO AMERICA!, MENTALLY DEFICIENT MILANO,, CRETIN, HALF-WIT, SIMPLETON, MONGOLOID, DUFUS, KENYA BORN AMERICAN PLANT! }What? Not enuff "respect" 4 his office? 1st off the office is NOT his --and RESPECT? That something someone EARNS. Obama makes me gaseous. There is nothing genuine about this Judas Iscariot -oops@! My bad! His only "genuine" quality? is how INGENUINE HE IS. Forget "candidate" Vote 4 the RETARDATE OF 2012! I'll be the 1st conservative to cast my vote for Dumbo ears. THIS IS, in my op, WHAT HE HAS EARNED. "NOBAMA 2012 OR EVER!"


I8 don't hate the person -God loves him and I'm sposed to too - I at the same time have to declare that I DO HATE every UNGODLY, Antisemitic, antichrist and pro-Islamist , baby killing thing he stands for. I very much doubt you will post this - however thanx for thins excellent opportunity to VENT. GOD BLESS HIS PEOPLE ISRAEL!