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Saturday, February 11, 2017

Two Facts That Should Not Be Forgotten

Consider these two facts:

1.  In Northern Iraq, the city of Mosul is about half controlled by government forces, so that ISIS is left with only the western portion of that city.

2.  In Syria, forces are slowly closing in on the ISIS capital of Raqqa.  The latest estimate is that in no longer than six months, both cities will be totally freed from ISIS control.

Think about that for a minute.  It's a great thing that ISIS will be ousted from its two most important positions in the near future.  There will still be ISIS forces in both Syria and Iraq, but they will be relegated to small areas without much of a local population.  Future operations against ISIS may wipe the terrorists out.  The problem, however, is that there are still some fifty thousands fanatics who are fighting for ISIS.  As the terrorist strongholds are retaken, many will be killed wounded and/or captured.  There will also, however, be many thousands of ISIS fighters who will escape capture.  Some of these fighters will continue the battle in Iraq and Syria.  Others will surely leave those two countries to try to carry on the battle elsewhere.

Right now, we are facing a time when the maximum number of ISIS terrorists will be seeking to leave Syria and Iraq and go elsewhere in preparation for future battles.  In other words, the number of ISIS terrorists who are seeking to get into other countries while disguised as refugees should be at its height.  The need for strict controls is also at its height.

I wonder what those who are demonstrating and suing to stop controls from curtailing the refugee flow will say once there are terror attacks carried out by supposed refugees?  No doubt, they will complain that Trump and the federal government should have protected the country better.

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