Insanity: DHS Quietly Considering Lifting Ban On Libyans Training In US


To what level does this administration max out it’s idiot quota?

I submit that the level is infinite.


Troglodytes on display

From Fox News:

The Department of Homeland Security is quietly considering lifting a long-standing ban on Libyans coming to the U.S. for training in the aviation and nuclear fields, according to an internal document, raising red flags for lawmakers who say Libya is still a security threat.

“Now, more than ever, we have concerns about terrorist activity in that country,” Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, told “Now the administration wants to normalize — that’s just not acceptable.”

Chaffetz and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., first drew attention to the draft document, which is circulating inside DHS and is not yet final. It comes a little more than a year after the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi in which four Americans were killed. The suspects still have not been brought to justice, and Fox News has reported over the past week how several Al Qaeda-tied individuals are linked to the attack.

U.S. forces just this month captured terrorist Abu Anas al-Libi, wanted in connection with the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania, in Tripoli.

“It is shocking that the Obama administration is turning a blind eye to real terrorist threats that exist in Libya today,” Goodlatte said in a written statement. “We still haven’t gotten to the bottom of the Benghazi terrorist attacks and continue to face additional terrorist threats from Libya, yet the Obama administration is preparing to lift a longstanding ban that protects Americans and our interests.”

The DHS document calls for rescinding restrictions first put in place in 1983 that barred Libyan nationals from coming to the U.S. to study or train in aviation maintenance, flight operations or nuclear-related fields. At the time, relations between the U.S. and Libya were breaking down as Muammar Qaddafi came to power. Before the 1983 decision, the Reagan administration in 1981 also invalidated the use of U.S. passports for travel to Libya and banned the import of Libyan oil. Later in the decade, Libyans spearheaded the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, and also were involved in the bombing of a French airliner.

In 2011, Qaddafi was killed, and his government was replaced.

A DHS official told on Monday that the department is now “reviewing U.S. policies that have been in place since before the Libyan revolution to see how they might be updated to better align with U.S. interests.”

The official noted that while Libya is subjected to the training restrictions, there are no similar provisions for state sponsors of terrorism including Cuba, Iran and Syria.

Without commenting specifically on the draft proposal, the official said: “The United States supports the aspirations of the Libyan people as they participate in their democratic transition after 42 years of dictatorship. We are committed to working with Libya to build its sovereign institutions and are working closely with the government to bring stability to Libya.”

The official noted that the draft proposal is “deliberative and not final” and had “not been approved by DHS for publication.”

A copy of the document reviewed by says that DHS is moving to rescind the restrictions “after consultation with the Department of State and the Department of Defense.”

The document notes that U.S.-Libya relations eroded beginning in the 1970s, leading to the nation being placed on the list of state sponsors of terrorism. It said the prohibition on Libyan nationals was imposed to deal with training “that could potentially have a negative impact on U.S. national security.”

But the document notes that Libya has moved to democratize since the fall of Qaddafi, and “most sanctions” that the United Nations and U.S. imposed have been lifted. It casts the effort to lift the travel restrictions in that light, noting the new Libyan government has “expressed initial interest” in sending students to the U.S. to receive training from the Defense Department to help them rebuild and sustain their own fleet.

“The United States has normalized relations with Libya and is working to establish robust diplomatic, military and economic ties,” the document says.

Chaffetz and Goodlatte, though, warn that the administration could “unilaterally” make these changes, and are urging the department to back down.

Chaffetz said that if necessary, the House could pass legislation barring the change, but he questioned whether the Senate would follow suit. Chaffetz said these changes have “not yet been earned.”


Are you shitting me?  The Libyan government does not exist in reality.  The whole country is in total chaos and is ruled by rival warring factions.

I am stunned that ANYONE at any level of our government would even consider this much less advocate for this insanity.

~ Hardnox

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20 Responses to Insanity: DHS Quietly Considering Lifting Ban On Libyans Training In US

  1. ” A DHS official told on Monday that the department is now “reviewing U.S. policies that have been in place since before the Libyan revolution to see how they might be updated to better align with U.S. interests.”

    I think this means, “to see how we can get more jihadis into the United States to assist in its destruction.” The phrase, U.S. Interests, to be interpreted as the interests of the MB and AQ factions in the administration.

  2. Kathy says:

    What a crock! Libyans just bombed our compound and killed four people, so I don’t think they need training and certainly not by us. But since this is so utterly ludicrous, the training will take place. Whatever makes sense, they do right the opposite.

  3. Buck says:

    Oh, but the government is a real sly fox. You see, they will approve them to learn to FLY, not take off or land, an airplane. That way they will have to have an American to fly with them…
    Yeah. That ought to work…

  4. western guy says:

    well now, isn’t THAT just a special brand of stupid…

  5. tannngl says:

    This is just absolute evidence that Valerie wants a terror attack on our soil. You know Valerie.
    It’s also her show of condescension for we the people.

    • Mrs AL says:

      Bingo! Valerie runs the Resident and I truly believe that. She drooled over him as though he were some type of super human. Can you tell that I am not a fan?

      Or maybe this is a really clever way to get the ‘people’ guilty of the attacks to come to the U.S. and arrest them. [post snarky alert]

      • tannngl says:

        Yes, Mrs. AL, she does. It’s like the trio of evil. That’s what socialism is, the teen ager of the mature communism which ends badly with many hundreds of thousands murdered.
        Our citizens are so uneduated and inattentive.

    • Hardnox says:

      tannngl, that women has a special kind of hatred for Americans. Zero’s closest confidant. Stunning.

  6. Clyde says:

    We see what “stupid du jour” of today is. These people would have to IMPROVE VASTLY to make it to MORON status. Good post.

  7. WTXGunRunner says:

    Nox, I think we need a bigger word than ‘infinite’ (OMG) to describe what we daily see from this bunch of nut bags. Boggles the mind at most times and really causes me to get very dizzy with all the head shaking going on over here!

  8. Bullright says:

    Wow, exactly right, not to mention they won’t cooperate with us.

    • Hardnox says:

      This administration, and the left in general, is absolutely bent on the stupid notion that if we treat our enemies as friends they will become friends. Friendship is earned. It is never purchased. This is akin to rewarding a mean dog for bad behavior. The dog will still bite you in the end.

  9. Buck says:

    Or anywhere else he can reach.