The smell of a manufactured crisis

The reporting on the current American illegal alien high drama reminds me of  the highly sensationalized crisis of Syrian refugees flooding western Europe a few years ago.  I wrote a blog post, Adding It Up,  back in 2015, where I jotted down the amounts spent by a group of Syrian refugees, which had 4 adults and one child, chronicled in a Washington Post piece, titled, The Black Route, by Anthony Faiola.

This chronicle was intended to pull at your heartstrings recounting the trials and travails of this group, but what struck me was that this group, if their accounting is truthful, spent over $20,000 to flee Syria and traverse Eastern Europe to arrive in Austria.  I wondered where on earth they managed to come up with that amount of money to pay smugglers and to acquire a smart phone, which was needed to communicate via encrypted apps used to send and receive information to avoid apprehension, direct refugees to aid and relay messages.

This chronicle also mentioned NGOs along the route, set-up to assist refugees.  I wondered what groups were funding these NGOs, to not only aid refugees, but also to help fuel this refugee crisis into western Europe.  Common sense, upon reading these details, led me to suspect there were politically motivated groups working to foment the Syrian refugee crisis in Europe, playing on the misery of poor refugees.

Fast forward to this current child separation illegal immigration drama, with children being separated from their parents, the Left and media hysterically spinning this story to fuel anger and rage at President Trump… right when the IG report on the FBI and DOJ’s handling of the Clinton email investigation was released.  The timing of the media hysteria about these children was obviously orchestrated.  The hysterical talking points are obviously orchestrated too.

The perplexing issue for me is not the policy, it’s the way this crisis seems totally manufactured.  If you were an illegal with a child, attempting to enter the United States and you knew that there was a zero tolerance policy in place or even knew the border agents were ramping up apprehensions, shouldn’t that lead to a decrease in illegal crossings?

Listening to the DHS secretary yesterday, she mentioned dramatic increases in illegals flooding the border.  Long before the sensationalized news stories of illegal alien parents being separated from their children in the U.S. circled the globe the gossip along the illegal alien trail spread, so wouldn’t you expect a decrease in parents with children heading to the U.S border instead of dramatic increases?

This brought to mind the Syrian refugee crisis and once again, instead of wondering about the child separation policy, I began to wonder if there are political groups organizing, funding, encouraging,  and working in Mexico and Central America to foment this border crisis?  Are these groups working in concert with Democrats to orchestrate this crisis?  And is the mainstream media complicit in selling an orchestrated crisis to damage President Trump and aid Democrats in the upcoming midterms?

It just smells like more orchestrated agitation propaganda being played against the American people… again.



Update:

Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) on Tuesday dismissed a legislative proposal backed by Republican leaders to keep immigrant families together at the border, arguing that President Trump could fix the problem more easily with a flick of his pen.

“There are so many obstacles to legislation and when the president can do it with his own pen, it makes no sense,” Schumer told reporters. “Legislation is not the way to go here when it’s so easy for the president to sign it.”

Asked if that meant Democrats would not support a bill backed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to keep immigrant families together while seeking asylum on the U.S. border, Schumer said they want to keep the focus on Trump.

“Schumer said they want to keep the focus on Trump.”… like I said, it smells like a manufactured crisis.

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9 responses to “The smell of a manufactured crisis

  1. JK

    “I began to wonder if there are political groups organizing, funding, encouraging, and working …”

    Don’t know it’s a universal thing but … maybe. A nephew of mine is DEA working southern New Mexico and Texas, he reports “assets are all tied up, overloaded, and diverted from us doing our thing.” I asked him what “the thing” was most generally, his reply?

    “Lately we’re getting flooded with Fentanyl.”

    But still … seems mighty convenient what with the IG’s report being last Thursday and come what, Friday[?] its wall-to-wall, Dachau on the southern border.

    • Thanks for the link the other day. I did listen to the interview. Still trying to adjust to the new normal here. Husband had his surgery, is home, but with all this home health visit stuff (nurse, physical therapist, speech therapist, occupational therapist) still. He is sick of all these people coming in and out, asking the same questions over and over, lol. He does need the therapy though. I just don’t have the energy to focus a lot on the politics right now.

      I remember back around 2014 the Dems ran a similar massive immigration SPIN effort where Obama was going to allow any illegal alien adult accompanying children to be allowed to stay in the U.S. There was a similar rush of children at the border. Plenty of celebs and pols rushed to the border then too. This latest episode seems like a Dem spin rerun.

      If my memory serves me, that Obama effort led to concerns about children being exploited and used by drug mules and other traffickers as free entry pass tickets.

      While Trump’s tough talk always hands the Dems easy ammunition, their efforts to paint him as worse than Hitler are so over-the-top, that I suspect they might be reaching the tipping point of overplaying their hand.

      Interesting thing in all this is the way visual images of children have been used and manipulated to incite anger at Trump.

      Toward the end of May, some Dems and “unbiased” journalists started a tweetstorm of “children in cages”, then it was revealed that photo was from Obama’s administration. So, they had to regroup.

      Today was some story about alleged abuse lawsuits filed about illegal children being abused in detention in VA. The AP story this morning contained a very detailed accounting of the situation… except they failed to report these alleged abuses occurred while Obama was president. Seemed like a deliberate effort to deceive to me.

  2. JK

    Well where this “crisis” is concerned it makes me happy this is the first day I’ve been online since … oh maybe the day of the IG release. Perhaps Thursday. BIG doings on the home “re-modeling” front. Of course I do read the papers during morning coffee but after one such story I figure I’ve read ’em all and so on to the comics. Still no tv in the house (don’t tell the girlfriend but I’m doing delaying tactics on that front – “Still gotta have the studs open Honey, just in case of new building codes … Yes I swear, why just this morning the building inspectors told me the quorum court is mulling new requirements” lol).

    Your news does make me happy LB.

  3. JK

    You happen LB, to watch Smerconish yesterday? From what he said in his opening segment I took from it, my nephew’s viewpoint had/has merit.

    • I didn’t watch that, but I think I found the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrSFHu_i0Hw

      Been reading some reporting and commentary and your nephew’s viewpoint makes sense.

      Back in that 2014 immigration “crisis”, all of a sudden the media conjured up these stories of horrific conditions in some central American countries, which fed the Obama policy of allowing all adults accompanying children to stay. This hyping the “gang violence” as the cause for fleeing these countries, also fed the Obama talking points that all these people were “refugees” and even now I saw one news report where it was mentioned that these illegals from central America are coached to ask for asylum.

      During that 2014 “crisis”, the mainstream media fixated on sympathetic coverage for the Obama approach, but even then there were reports of children being exploited by drug traffickers and criminals to gain entry into the US and also concerns that many of the teenage males were actually adults.

      The Obama administration had HHS shipping the children (some unaccompanied) to various states, without even informing some states.

    • Thanks for the links JK. Got to admit techie mumbo jumbo about the cyber stuff on those discussions of fancy bear and cozy bear went right over my head. The McCarthy bio podcast was more my cup of tea.

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