Monday, January 30, 2017

Pentagon Rushes To Make Exemptions For Iraqi Translators From The White House's Immigration Rules

A masked translator for the U.S. soldiers distributes peace pamphlets as they inspect a road repair project in Baghdad January 27, 2007. REUTERS/Erik de Castro

The Cable/Foreign Policy: Pentagon Scrambles to Make Exception for Iraqi Translators

Blindsided by Friday’s order from the White House that temporarily slammed the door on immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries, the Department of Defense is scrambling to put together a list of Iraqi nationals who helped U.S. forces over the past 15 years that might be in line for a waiver.

The list would consist of “those who have tangibly demonstrated their commitment” to support U.S. forces, Pentagon spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis told reporters at the Pentagon on Monday.

Davis wouldn’t confirm if the Pentagon asked the White House for permission to start compiling the list of names, but said, “we have been provided the opportunity by the White House” to submit the list. Reports have indicated that the executive order wasn’t shared outside of the White House before it was signed on by President Trump on Friday.

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WNU Editor: One sore point that I have had with past U.S. administrations is how they have treated those .... who at great risk .... have gone out of their way to assist the U.S.. If there is ever a group that deserves to be put on the express lane for U.S. citizenship .... it is these people. Kudos to the Pentagon to finally make the effort to assist these people .... now they must deliver. on a personal note .... in my book this man should be on the top of the list to be granted U.S. citizenship.


Unknown said...

The Pentagon is right to do so.

Unknown said...

8 U.S. Code 1182 (f) Suspension of entry or imposition of restrictions by President. Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate...

Jay Farquharson said...

Just the start of the massive lists that the Pentagon has to create and get Bannon to sign off on.

Unknown said...

I am working on the ith iteration of something. It is still messed up. Not doubt a hyena was laughing its ass off at the time.

JabberJay assumes that because we are temporarily allied with someone that they are 'true' allies.

Been worried for 2 years that are soldiers would be murdered by Iranian or Shia militia in Iraq. They have certainly. If it were school and someone threatened you for the umpteenth time, you would jump them and pound their head into the pavement.

Then we have had foreign Muslims soldiers come here for training and
With all that laughing, that hyena should have the most svelte ass in Canada

Jay Farquharson said...


Haftar was banned, so Lybia's going to go to Russia and Iran.

Afghanistan will probably be next.


The Hyena is laughing.

"“I’m a Leninist,” Bannon proudly proclaimed.

Shocked, I asked him what he meant. “Lenin,” he answered, “wanted to destroy the state, and that’s my goal too. I want to bring everything crashing down, and destroy all of today’s establishment.”


phill said...



B.Poster said...

These are "opinions" in the sense that we read news stories from multiple sources, we reread them, and we read them yet again in attempt to reach a "conclusion" on just what is happening.

Unfortunately our biases influence the conclusions we may reach. We must carefully guard against our biases. In the wrong situation, our biases could litteraly get us killed and this is no laughing matter.

Jay Farquharson said...


Bannon's dangerous terrorist:

Bannon's "not a dangerous terrorist" fanbase:

Unknown said...

Between the Pakistan problem and the Leftist/Liberal problem Afghanistan is probably unwinnable.

So why not give it to the Russians. If the Russian kill enough people, Islam will have an existential problem.

How is Libya going to be an American ally? Certainly the Liberal Boy King Obama made that nigh impossible.

Let's face it if Gaddaffi had turned to the West, all the skulls full of mush at the university would have reviled him and America. this after they flocked to hear him speak.

Post Gaddaffi, Obama made no plans. There is not a government there that is capable of governing nor does it seem particularly friendly to the U.S. So if Libya turned to Russia (like it was before), what was lost?

Not sure what country Haftar is.

The Hyena is indeed laughing its ass off like maniac.

Jay Farquharson said...


Well, it was a nice democracy while you had it.