2016 Election, Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, Elections, Hillary Clinton, Issues, John Kasich, National Security, Ted Cruz, Terrorism

Presidential candidates speak on Brussels terror attacks

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CeK5aBtWAAUeNg2Terror attacks on the airport and subway in Brussels killed dozens Tuesday, and with ISIS claiming responsibility for the horrific acts there was renewed pressure on the 2016 presidential candidates to prove their ability to keep America safe:

Republican front-runner Donald Trump quickly called for the U.S. to “close up our borders” in response to the attacks, which left at least 34 people dead.

“We have to be very, very vigilant with who we let into this country,” Trump said on Fox News’s “Fox and Friends,” in an escalation of his support for extremely tough border rules. “We are taking in people without real documentation.

“We don’t know who they are or where they’re from.”

Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton quickly shot back, calling Trump’s proposal “unrealistic.”

Tuesday’s violence, Clinton added, is “the latest terrible manifestation” of extremist violence.

Ted Cruz, whose campaign hopes for a resurgence in primary voting later on Tuesday, renewed his call to ban Syrian refugees from entering the country.

Cruz also called for the U.S. to “empower law enforcement to patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods before they become radicalized.”

“For years, the west has tried to deny this enemy exists out of a combination of political correctness and fear,” Cruz said in a statement. “We can no longer afford either.

“Our European allies are now seeing what comes of a toxic mix of migrants who have been infiltrated by terrorists and isolated, radical Muslim neighborhoods.”

Republicans also used the occasion to hammer President Obama, who is on a historic trip to Cuba.

In light of Tuesday morning’s violence, Obama should cut the trip short, Cruz and rival John Kasich said.

Obama “looks and sounds so ridiculous making his speech in Cuba, especially in the shadows of Brussels,” echoed Trump, in a Twitter post.

Bernie Sanders’s response was much more muted:

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sandersissued a statement condemning the attack. “Today’s attack is a brutal reminder that the international community must come together to destroy ISIS. This type of barbarism cannot be allowed to continue.”

The attacks will likely invite more scrutiny of Trump, who only just unveiled a list of foreign policy advisers this week.

  • Christopher Neuman

    If these terrorists want to martyre themselves and go to their final reward, let them. If they kill innocent people then the government should round up their familieis and give them a free visit to their promised land. This is the only way to prevent these so called marters from killing innocent people. They may want to go to their reward but it is doubtful that they will want to send their mother their too. Just a thought.

    • Liberty

      If only we were dealing with a civilized people instead of mad rabid dogs that sacrifice their family members to their devil. Any being that straps its children in suicide vests is not fit to join the human race.

  • disqus_BAvz0LV7zw

    I believe that thousands have embedded among the Syrian Sunni refugees brought to the US by president Obama. It was reported by the FBI that at least more then 1000 terror cells are now around in the United States.
    Since the 7th century, terror and killings have been the master pieces of Muslims to conquer the world. First they kill the Christians and Jews who used to originally populate and own the Middle East and African continent. They after killing them, the destroy, burn all the ancient artifacts of the Christians and Jewish history to erase their tracks. Then the Muslims build their own religious structure to claim that the land is theirs. E.g. The Land of Moriah, given by God to Abraham after Isaac was proven his faith to God. In that land The Jews built the First Temple. Hundreds of years of wars among Muslims, the Muslims destroyed the Temple. It was rebuilt again under King Herod the Great, but then series wars again was taken by the enemies. King Herod built the Great Wall, maintained it to protect them from the enemies. After hundreds of years the Muslims built on top of the ruined Temple Mount, the Dome of the Rock that is now presently sitting there.
    During the 1948 war, the Jews won against the Muslims taking parts of the land. During the 1967 war against the Muslims, the Jews again won the war. They completely separated themselves and had won independence as a nation. Only this time they are always attacked by the Palestinians.
    Now millions of Muslims about 7 to 9 million have infiltrated the US territory. Many of them according to FBI are terrorists. Some cane via the refugee program of president Obama, some came via the open borders, and some came illegally from various means. Also so many Muslims from Africa have been brought to the US by the administration of president Obama. E.g. those hundreds of Somalis now over populating a town in Minnesota have been caught defrauding the IRS in millions of dollars. They practice Sharia law.

    • Robert

      disqus
      At least that is what your bible says.
      Religion is going to be the ruination of mankind.
      I have been in Israel in the 70 and the way they treat the Palestinians is criminal, if I was a Palestinian I would want to be killing the Jews there also. Conquered land has always been the victors, if you believe that is not so then the US should give this land back to the Indians.
      Its your type of thinking that keeps the religious at war no matter what faith they are. The British forcefully moved the Palestinians out of their homes and off their land with no compensation. They moved the Jewish Community there because no one else wanted them..
      Now we can talk about the 1967 war when the Israeli’s had all the modern fire power the US could provide them with, and the Palestinians had old antiquated equipment and they still held their own for the 7 days. When you have the US firepower behind you, then I suppose you have a better chance of winning than doing it on your own.
      Why would Israel not win independence when the US pushing it through the UN, but stopping the Palestinians at the same time. ISRAEL DID NOT WIN THE LAND BY CONQUEST IT WAS GIVEN TO THEM BY THE BRITISH EMPIRE. it is totally amazing that Israel is allow to have nuclear weapons but no other country in the region is allowed the same.
      HAVE A NICE DAY

  • Thanks to Hillary and Obama and all the Muslim Brotherhood for open borders and their political interferences and the more money and power grab, you all claim we are NOT at war with Muslims and Islam , but Trump is the only one speaking the truth from the first day he decided to run for the president.. And you decades of old Islam supporters have to be removed

  • Liberty

    Ah, “the latest terrible manifestation” of that damned video. Crap, what did we do now? Surely, not the video! Or did one of our soldiers piss on a dead terrorist? Missus Clinton, please tell us what we did so we can apologize for irritating, insulting, and offending with our poor manners. Brussels, just as with Americans, Miss Manners Clinton offers to teach you how to raise your little finger while your country is cannibalized by a populating enemy within.

  • Robert Pekarik

    The democrat party still throwing their weight behind the words they will never say, “Islamic Terrorism.” How can any clear thinking American ever vote for a DEMONCRAT?

  • Red Steiner

    The Queen of Benghazi condemns Trumps solution because her the contributors to the clinton foundation won’t be able to get in and this most likely will cost her millions in contributions which give her daughter a job among other things.

    Trumps solution would keep the terrorists out while the other candidates answers to this extremely dangerous situation we are experiencing under Obama are seriously lacking in effectiveness. Brussels should be an eye opener for all but Trump is the only one who cares I believe, the rest, especially the Queen of Benghazi, see it as an opportunity, not to keep America safe but rather as an opportunity to politically attack Trump. Hopefully the voters are smart enough not to listen to someone who has committed the crimes she has committed while seeing the other candidates responses as nothing more than paying lip service to this horrendous massacre of innocents.

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