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US To Get 1,350 Palestinian ‘Refugees’

From a delighted Christian Science Monitor:

A member of the Palestinian security forces walks past a mural depicting the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat (R) and the late Iraqi president Saddam Hussein in the West Bank city of Jenin January 22, 2008.

Risking Israel’s ire, US takes 1,350 Palestinian refugees

The US is generally reluctant to resettle Palestinians, but these are refugees from Iraq who have been targeted since the invasion.

By Patrik Jonsson | Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor

From the July 7, 2009 edition

Atlanta – The State Department confirmed today that as many as 1,350 Iraqi Palestinians – once the well-treated guests of Saddam Hussein and now at outs with much of Iraqi society – will be resettled in the US, mostly in southern California, starting this fall.

It will be the largest-ever resettlement of Palestinian refugees into the US – and welcome news to the Palestinians who fled to Iraq after 1948 but who have had a tough time since Mr. Hussein was deposed in 2003. Targeted by Iraqi Shiites, the mostly-Sunni Palestinians have spent recent years in one of the region’s roughest refugee camps, Al Waleed, near Iraq’s border with Syria.

"Really for the first time, the United States is recognizing a Palestinian refugee population that could be admitted to the US as part of a resettlement program," says Bill Frelick, refugee policy director at Human Rights Watch in Washington.

Given the US’s past reluctance to resettle Palestinians – it accepted just seven Palestinians in 2007 and nine in 2008 – the effort could ruffle some diplomatic feathers.

For many in the State Department and international community, the resettlement is part of a moral imperative the US has to clean up the refugee crisis created by invading Iraq. The US has already stepped up resettlement of Iraqis, some who have struggled to adjust to life in America.

The resettlement of Iraqi Palestinians is "an important gesture for the United States to demonstrate that we’re not heartless," says Alon Ben-Meir, a professor of international relations and Middle Eastern studies at New York University.

Palestinian refugees came to Iraq in successive waves over several decades, first in 1948, then in 1967, and in 1991. They were treated well under Hussein but were also used to attack Israeli policies, and their presence was resented by many Iraqis.

After Hussein was deposed in 2003, many of these Palestinians were driven out of their homes and now live "at the mercy of the weather" in rough camps along the Syrian and Jordanian border, says Mr. Ben-Meir. The number of Palestinians in Iraq has fallen from around 34,000 to an estimated 15,000, with about 2,773 living in camps, according to the State Department.

The US, which takes in about 80,000 refugees annually, hopes to bring 17,000 Iraqi refugees this year

Frelick, who has visited a camp on the Jordanian border, said the Iraqi Palestinians are "apolitical," and "basically desperate, scared, miserable, and ready to just get out of Iraq."

Of course it is Bush’s (that is, our ) fault:

For many in the State Department and international community, the resettlement is part of a moral imperative the US has to clean up the refugee crisis created by invading Iraq.

Still, why don’t we just let these Palestinians enjoy the fate of Sharia Law and that famous Islamic tolerance?

After all, they are championed by everyone in the Middle East.

Frelick, who has visited a camp on the Jordanian border, said the Iraqi Palestinians are "apolitical," and "basically desperate, scared, miserable, and ready to just get out of Iraq."

Gee, they sound a lot like those ‘apolitical’ Somalis who we are now happily ensconced in scenic Minnesota. That is, when they aren’t returning to the Middle East to participate in Jihad against the US.

By the way, we thought it was well established by our media masters that Saddam Hussein had no ties to terrorists.

None whatsoever.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, July 8th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

10 Responses to “US To Get 1,350 Palestinian ‘Refugees’”

  1. Confucius says:

    What the hell? Is Bermuda full? What about Hawaii? Nothing good ever came out of Hawaii.

  2. eaglewingz08 says:

    Obama importing a terror cell of thirteen hundred individuals, what could go wrong?

  3. proreason says:

    It never stops, does it?

  4. caligirl9 says:

    Yeah, we really need them here in bankrupt California, they can bookend with the illegals who are not a drain on our state’s finances.
    What will their specific “entitlement program” be, and why are they entitled to anything???

  5. Liberals Demise says:

    Club Gitmo will soon be empty. Why can’t they utilize the 20 Million Dollar facilities there? Don’t we have enough problems without adding our very own home grown Hamas terrorist in our midst?
    ……….. the hits just keeeeeeep ooooooon coming!!

  6. beautyofreason says:

    Earlier this year “American” Shirwa Ahmed traveled to Somalia and blew himself up in their Islamic war against the Islamic government. He was the first suicide bomber with American citizenship and radicalized in a Minnesota mosque.

    Seems like a forecast of things to come without some common sense on immigration. How much longer are we going to let in people who are fundamentally anti-Western, pro-Shariah and in favor of terrorism? Holding a green card doesn’t make someone an American. Wish the bleeding hearts would stop trying to destroy our country…

  7. canary says:

    Daniel 7:8 This little horn had eyes like human eyes and a mouth that was boasting arrogantly. 7:11 I continued to watch because I could hear the little horn’s boastful speech. 11:36 “The king will do as he pleases, exalting himself and claiming to be greater than every god there is, even blaspheming the God of gods. He wil succeed – until the time of wrath is completed. For what has been detemined will surely take place. He will have no regard for the gods of his ancestors, or for god beloved of women, or for any other god, for he will boast that he is greater than them all. 38 Instead of these, he will worhsip the god of fortresses – a god his ancestor’s never knew – lavish on him gold, silver, precious stones, and costly gifts. 39 Claiming this foreign god’s help, he will attack the strongest fortresses. He will honor those who submit to him, appointing them to positions of authority and dividing the land among them as their reward.* (*or at a price) {canary note’s it goes on to include meddling with Israel and more taking over and Daniel chapt 11 is about the Kings of the South and North. end of canary notes}
    2 Thessalonians 2:3 Don’t be fooled by what they say. For that day will not come until there is a great rebellion against God and the man of lawlessness is revealed – the one who brings destruction.*(*Greek the son of destuction)
    7 For this lawlessness is already at work secretly, and it will remain secret until the one is holding it back steps out of the way. 8 Then the man of lawlessness will be revealed, 9 This evil man will come to do the work of Satan with counterfeit power and signs and wonders. 10 He will use every kind of wicked deception to fool those who are on their way to destruction because they refuse to believe the thruth that would save them. 11So God willl send great deception upon them, and they will believe all these lies.
    Revalation 13:4 They worshiped the dragon for giving the beast such power, and they worshiped the beast. “Is there anyone as great as the beast?” they excaimed. “Who is able to fight against him?” 5 Then the beast was allowed to speak great blaspehmy agasinst God. And he was given authority to do what he wanted for forty-two monthes. 7 ..allowed to wage war…And he was given authority to rule over every tribe and people and language and nation. 8 And all the people who belong to his wold worshiped the beast.
    Revelation 17:12 His ten horns are ten kings who have not yet risen to power; they will be appointed to their kingdoms for one brief moment to reign with the beast. 13:4 They will all agree to give their power and authority to him. 14 Together they will wage war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will defeat them because he is Lord over all lords and King over all kings, and his people are called the chosen and faithful ones.”
    Revelations 13:16 He required everyone – great and small, rich and poor, slave and free – to be given a mark on the right hand or on the forehead. 17 And no one could buy or sell anything without that mark, which was either the name of the beast or the number representing his name.

    strange Zeyala has been in office 42 months when he decided to stay in office. Now the beasts are getting together. I guess we could start counting all the beasts start of power up to 42 monthes. just kidding.

    yeah just hold up your left hand and get scanned, ya know those little chips vets put in little animals in case they get lost or stolen.

    • BatK says:

      strange Zeyala has been in office 42 months when he decided to stay in office. Now the beasts are getting together. I guess we could start counting all the beasts start of power up to 42 monthes. just kidding.

      Couldn’t agree more… I don’t think we’ve seen “the one” as yet, but if you take a look at all the world thug leaders coming to the mainstage, we are not far off at all.

  8. Enthalpy says:

    These 1350 guests will later be joined by the 50,000 winners of our State Department’s 2010 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (DV-2010). These 50,000, unlike the Somalis and Palestinians, are drawn annually ” from random selection among all entries to persons who meet strict eligibility requirements from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States.” Evidently, we don’t have enough immigrants this year from Libya, Morocco, Niger, Somalia, Zimbabwe, Algeria, Egypt, Kenya, Afghanistan, Burma, Iran, Iraq, North Korea,Saudi Arabia, and Yemen. There are many others, but this is a representative sample. Is this a great country, or what?

    We should be grateful since the majority of the Iraqi Palestinians will be resettled in southern California. This state has shown unmeasurable skill in immigrant resettlement in the recent past, to say nothing of their limitless state budget surplus. Sounds like an all around plan for success to me! California has been the one state to solve that pesky assimilation problem that’s plagued so many other states. California will have those Iraqi refugees speaking Spanish in no time.

    As proreason said, ” It never stops, does it?”


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