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Obama Is Importing 2,000 More Syrian ‘Refugees’

From Foreign Policy Magazine:

EXCLUSIVE: U.S. Will Now Let In Thousands Of Syrian Refugees Into America

By John Hudson, Noah Shachtman | August 8, 2013

With conditions continuing to deteriorate in Syria, the Obama administration is making a major policy shift by agreeing for the first time to allow thousands of new Syrian refugees into the United States, The Cable has learned…

After all, why fight the war on terror in the Middle East when we can fight it here at home, with our ‘home grown’ terrorists?

The numbers are relatively small: just 2,000 refugees, compared to an estimated two million people who have fled Syria during the civil war.

Don’t worry, the number will soon be ratcheted up, once we get used to the idea. Just like always. Besides, 2,000 potential terrorists doesn’t seem like such a small number to us, anyway.

But it’s a significant increase from the 90 or so Syrian refugees who have been permanently admitted to the U.S. in the last two years. And it’s not entirely uncontroversial.

Really? Who could object to importing 2,000 potential terrorists?

The refugees, mostly women and children, will be screened for terrorist ties — a process that could take a year or more to complete.

That’s reassuring. They will be "screened for terrorist ties," just like the Tsarnaev family was "screened."

Unlike previous efforts by the Department of Homeland Security to give temporary protected status to Syrians already in the United States, the State Department effort will bring in Syrians from overseas for permanent resettlement in America…

"Permanent." How wonderful. But we guess these means they have promised to vote Democrat.

Meanwhile, we have this from Reuters:

U.S. orders non-essential staff out of consulate in Pakistan’s Lahore

By Katharine Houreld | August 9, 2013

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – The U.S. government ordered the evacuation of non-essential staff from its consulate in the northeastern Pakistani city of Lahore on Friday due to the threat of attack, with the State Department also warning U.S. citizens not to travel to Pakistan.

"The Department of State ordered this drawdown due to specific threats concerning the U.S. consulate in Lahore," said a travel warning posted on the Department of State’s website on Thursday…

The Lahore warning noted that "several foreign and indigenous terrorist groups pose a potential danger to U.S. citizens throughout Pakistan". A U.S. embassy spokeswoman said it was unclear when the consulate would reopen…

Pakistan is home to a number of militant groups, including al Qaeda, the Taliban, and other sectarian groups…

In other words, the State Department is telling their non-essential staff and other Americans in the area to flee for their lives. But we aren’t retreating in the face of terrorism. No, we have the terrorists on the run.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, August 9th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “Obama Is Importing 2,000 More Syrian ‘Refugees’”

  1. untrainable says:

    Hey, here’s an idea. Why don’t we move Bashar Al Asad into the Lincoln room of the White house and give him a czar position. You know, he could be the new jobs czar… or maybe the nerve gas czar or something. I know, we could put him in charge of the terrorist cells that Obama brings in from overseas. That way the Syrians could go all democratic and elect the muslim brotherhood the way they should. Obama could single handedly end the strife in Syria and get himself a new czar in the process.

    I probably shouldn’t write things like this. I might end up with a job in the State department.

  2. Petronius says:

    Are the refugees still rioting in Sweden?

    Do the Hutus still wash their spears in the blood of the Tutsis?

    And what about our own long-suffering illegal aliens? Those millions who have been waiting quietly in the shadows for so long? Waiting in their caps and gowns? Yes, what about all of the undocumenteds, those untold millions of criminals and drifters, each waiting for his background check and amnesty, each waiting patiently with his own portfolio of forged papers, changing identities willy-nilly, collecting welfare and laughing at the system. Are we now going to shove them to the back of the line? Where is the humanity in that?

    Refugee status, by the way, is the best status you can have in America, better even than a citizen. This comes as a result of the generous welfare benefits that Congress carved out for Soviet Jews arriving under the Lautenberg Amendment in the 1980s, but which now happily extend to all refugees. Benefits for refugees include food stamps, housing vouchers, English language training, job training, transportation passes, Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income assistance, and other public and private benefits.

    As a bonus will these refugees serve as a justification for even more intrusive surveillance of Americans by our government? (Whose government?)

    Yes, there are millions of impoverished refugees, tens of millions, perhaps hundreds of millions, who, having ravaged and destroyed their own homelands through ancient tribal feuds and savage civil wars, through endless fighting over disputed interpretations of obscure passages from the Koran, shall be transplanted into isolated enclaves and colonies here in America and Europe, along with all their traditional hatreds, blood feuds, superstitions, rivalries, prejudices, and jealousies, and here to take over and expropriate our homelands in the West for themselves.

    But I suppose there is no room for these Muslims anywhere in the Muslim world? No room in the entire MidEast or North Africa?

    No room in, say, Kuwait, which is one of the richest countries on the planet? No room in Iraq, now that the divine Nerobama (may the blessing of the Prophet be upon him) has brought peace and democracy to that country? No room in Saudi Arabia? Is the Empty Quarter now full?

    Or no room for them in Indonesia, proud Islamic homeland of the divine Nerobama?

    Just asking….

    • Noyzmakr says:

      I suppose I’ll just have to live with the satisfaction of knowing that nerObama is ruining our country so quickly that all the illegals that the GOP and Dims want to give amnesty and all the radical islamic terrorists the regime is importing from the middle east will never be able to enjoy the freedoms and greatness we once had in this country.

      So there. That’ll teach ’em. For some odd reason that doesn’t make me feel any better.

  3. GetBackJack says:

    I can’t comment. Steve doesn’t need a Warrantless cavity Search.

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