Thursday, August 08, 2013
Official: Obama To Let Thousands Of Syrian Refugees Into The US
Obama's State Department has announced that the U.S. will take in thousands of Syrian refugees.
"Referrals will come within the next four months. We will need to interview people and perform security and medical checks," Kelly Clements, the State Department's deputy assistant secretary for Population, Refugees, and Migration.
The refugees are reportedly going to be screened for terrorist ties:
"Refugees are subject to an intensive security screening process involving federal intelligence, law enforcement, defense, and homeland security agencies," a State Department official said. "The U.S. government makes every possible effort to uphold and enhance the security screening aspects of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program. Refugees are among the most carefully screened of individuals traveling to the United States."
Sure they are. Get ready for the next batch of Tsarnaevs and Nidal Hassans.And while you're at it, ask people in Minnesota and other locales what's happened to their crime rate since the U.S. settled a bunch of Somalis there.
And considering that the Obama Administration was funding these people and arming them for months even though most of them were Muslim Brotherhood and al-Qaeda, I have a feeling that 'terrorist' label is going to be, shall we say, flexible.
I also guarantee you that few if any of these people will be Christians, since a lot of them have already fled the country..many of them undoubtedly at the hands of those we will be welcoming to our shores as refugees.They're in much more dire circumstances than Syria's Sunni Muslims, but that isn;t going to get them in.
America's Jews in particular ought to be just thrilled at these actions by the man most of them voted for. Given the level of anti-Semitism in the majority of Arab Muslims, we certainly need more of them to create a hospitable climate for America's Jews, don't we?
Back in 2009, President Obama, in an interview called America one of the world's largest Muslim nations. And just a little while ago,this president was telling the world in front of his friends in the Islamist government of Turkey that the U.S. wasn't a Christian nation.
This was more than just a simple gaffe. As Melanie Phillips precipitously pointed out at the time, it wasn't so much a statement of fact by the president as much as an aspiration and a goal.
And he's doing his very best to achieve it.