10,000 Syrian refugees? How about 15,000 vetted by the U.N.?

Today’s lede Investor’s Business Daily editorial, explains why all the administration bluster about adequately vetting Syrian refugees being brought to this country by explaining who really is picking your future neighbors — the United Nations.

Syrian refugees off Greece (AP photo)

“In fact, Washington has no role in selecting the thousands of Syrian refugees coming to your hometown. The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees is really behind the effort, and he’s referred an additional 5,000-plus Syrian nationals here,” the editorial states. “A new State Department report reveals that the U.S. already has accepted at least 15,000 Syrian refugee referrals from the UNHCR.”

And how are they being screened? Why, they are fingerprinted, but there is no fingerprint data in Syria against which to screen those fingerprints. The fingerprints from one of the Paris suicide bombers were matched to fingerprints taken when he came ashore in Greece, reportedly carrying a fake Syrian passport.

But Obama continues to mock those who suggest we go slow in importing potential future terrorists to our shore. “They’ve been playing on fear to score political points or to advance their campaigns and it’s irresponsible. It needs to stop because the world is watching,” Obama said.

Yes, the world is watching and determining just how vulnerable and gullible we really are.



31 comments on “10,000 Syrian refugees? How about 15,000 vetted by the U.N.?

  1. Bruce Feher says:

    Girly man vs REAL MAN!

  2. nyp says:

    Bullshit. The United Nations High Commission for Refugees refers families seeking refugee status to its member countries, including the United States, which then determine whether or not to accept them.It is the US, not the High Commission for Refugees, that conducts the two-year intensive screening process. As a recent CNN story explained:
    “After the UNHCR refers a refugee applicant to the United States, the application is processed by a federally funded Resettlement Support Center, which gathers information about the candidate to prepare for an intensive screening process, which includes an interview, a medical evaluation and an interagency security screening process aimed at ensuring the refugee does not pose a threat to the United States. The average processing time for refugee applications is 18 to 24 months, but Syrian applications can take significantly longer because of security concerns and difficulties in verifying their information.”

    By the way – isn’t Investors’ Business Daily the outfit that claims that Stephen Hawking would never have survived if his medical care had been provided by the British Health Service?

  3. nyp says:

    PS: Hey, Bruce Fehr — remind me … how did Saint Ronnie handle things when Islamic Jihad sent a suicide bomber into a marine barracks and blew up 299 servicemen?

  4. Rez says:

    What’s really going on in Europe right now:

    This isn’t refugees; it’s an invading army. We are very fortunate to have an ocean in the way and only one porous border, or we’d be enjoying the same fate.

    The bits with former KGB agent Yuri Bezmenov were filmed in 1984. Watch his message distilled to short form here:

    (ignore the title given it by whoever uploaded it)

    Side note (from someone I know who grew up in Saudi Arabia): in Muslim culture, a woman wearing a head covering is safe; the head covering says “Leave me alone” and that’s respected. But a bare head signals “sexually available” without reservation. Hence the new plague of rapes in Sweden and Germany.

  5. Rez says:

    Another point on Reagan’s actions:

    After having his head thumped by American forces, Khaddafi more or less settled down and stuck to his own business, at least as well as any other hostile leader in the area. Eventually he became a force for stability (and however ugly that stability might have sometimes been, it’s better than what we and they have now) if only by not sticking his nose where it didn’t belong.

    I think there’s a lesson to be had here.

  6. nyp says:

    Yeah, Reagan really stood up to the guys who killed all those Marine in Beruit, didn’t he?

    I guess trading arms for hostages sent a strong message that we meant business.

  7. Patrick says:

    It’s a good thing too because others republicans would start forming “Liberty Leagues” to send ’em back to where they came from, knowing a holocast awaits.

    “The very real fact of the matter is, elite Republicans – when left to their own devices – have a very checkered history insofar as Israel and the Jewish community is concerned, and so much so that the alliance that Christian evangelicals have made with them approximates an alliance with the devil. The truth is, when James Baker, one of Ronald Reagan’s key advisors (and George Bush’s Secretary of State), said, “F-ck the Jews,” it was not merely a slip of the tongue; he was simply giving expression to the traditional feelings elite Republicans have had for the Jewish community. [Please see The Secret War Against the Jews by John Loftus and Mark Aarons, pg. vii.]”


  8. nyp says:

    Nope, no connection at all.

  9. Comprehension is not a strong quality of our resident leftists…

  10. One of our resident leftist’s favorite sources…what happens when that three year old becomes 8, 10, or 12 years old? ISIS in Afghanistan…I thought they were contained?


  11. Steve says:

    Boko Haram has overtaken Isis as the world’s most deadly terrorist organisation, according to a new report.

    The Nigerian-based terror group, also known as Islamic State’s West’s Africa province (ISWAP), was responsible for 6,644 deaths in 2014.

    In comparison, Isis is believed to have killed 6,073 people in the same period. Boko Haram pledged allegiance to the group, also known as the Islamic State, in March of this year.


    Note: “Boko Haram pledged allegiance to the group, also known as the Islamic State, in March of this year.” They have joined forces, this is very large EXPANSION.
    But we hear little or nothing from our leftist protectors of the poor about this little wrinkle in their fantasy.

  12. Nyp says:

    Terror babies

  13. Rincon says:

    Whack-a-mole. The more you fight them, the stronger they get.

  14. Steve says:

    “Terror babies”

    bumper sticker from nypatrick

  15. Steve says:

    And, apparently, Rincon is saying we should surrender.

  16. nyp says:

    Remember when ISIS terrorist were going to pose as Mexican laborers and smuggle ebola virus over the border?
    Seems like only yesterday.

  17. Steve says:

    Boko Haram

    The new name of Daech

    Which was the real name of ISIS before Obama renamed them ISIL


  18. Rincon says:

    Do you still get in fistfights? I hope not. Likewise, banging heads with our adversaries is a simplistic approach to a complex problem. In any war, cutting your enemy’s supply lines is worthwhile if it can be accomplished, so why are we still feeding these people money 40 years later? I’m just saying that military judo is begging to be used in this situation. Number one, stop paying oil money to the Wahabis and their ilk. Number two, stop manufacturing more jihadists. Successful military strategists rarely engage in a brute force frontal attack, but that is what Conservatives consistently advocate. Let Putin worry about ISIS in Syria and we can pound them in Iraq )We broke it, so we should fix it). Otherwise, just leave the snake pit that we call the Middle East alone. They will soon begin attacking each other as they have done in the past. As for Israel, I would refuse to construct our foreign policy around a lousy 8 million people who choose to live in one of the worst neighborhoods on the planet because their religion tells them to. Wean them off our expensive foreign aid and let them take care of themselves. We’re not their mother.

  19. Steve says:

    So, we should surrender.

  20. A call to douse the fire on the hair of our leftist friends posting here from good ole Mother Jones:

    “Liberals Should Knock Off the Mockery Over Calls to Limit Syrian Refugees”

    “Mocking Republicans over this—as liberals spent much of yesterday doing on my Twitter stream—seems absurdly out of touch to a lot of people. Not just wingnut tea partiers, either, but plenty of ordinary centrists too. It makes them wonder if Democrats seriously see no problem here. Do they care at all about national security? Are they really that detached from reality?”

    “Mocking it is the worst thing we could do. It validates all the worst stereotypes about liberals that we put political correctness ahead of national security. It doesn’t matter if that’s right or wrong. Ordinary people see the refugees as a common sense thing to be concerned about. We shouldn’t respond by essentially calling them idiots. That way lies electoral disaster.”

  21. nyp says:

    I’ve tried not to mock you guys, but the nativism, political oportunism, willful ignorance and sheer nastyness makes it too hard to resist.
    As do the obvious comparisons to the efforts by your ideological forbearers to deny entry to boatloads of Jewish refugees in the 1930s.

  22. Rincon says:

    “So, we should surrender.” Are surrendering when you decide not to punch some offensive dimwit in the nose? Like I say, simplistic thinking. Only the worst military leaders consistently rely on brute force frontal attacks. Do you think it’s a coincidence that the terrorism problem is only getting worse and more widespread while we’ve been bankrupting ourselves playing whack-a-mole?

  23. Steve says:

    So, Daech/Boko Haram are now insignificant “offensive dimwit”(s)….no surrender needed, just roll over and play dead.

  24. Rincon says:

    “Remember when ISIS terrorist were going to pose as Mexican laborers and smuggle ebola virus over the border?” This is going off topic a little, but as is often the case, Conservatives have a panic attack over moderate threats and miss the big ones. For years, Conservatives have effectively prevented regulation of antibiotic use, especially in nondiseased farm animals. Well, the chickens have come to roost, if you’ll excuse the expression. Prepare for a trip backwards into the days without antibiotics. http://www.startjuno.com/news/read/article/afp-invincible_bacteria_threatens_global_epidemic_stud-afp

  25. The flames are still flickering…I hate the smell of burning hair…ewwwww.

  26. Rincon says:

    “So, Daech/Boko Haram are now insignificant “offensive dimwit”(s)….no surrender needed, just roll over and play dead.” Do you roll over and play dead in your personal life or do you run around punching people out? Can you think in terms other than black and white?

  27. Steve says:

    “Whack-a-mole. The more you fight them, the stronger they get. ”

    you posted it

  28. Rincon says:

    It’s been true so far. That’s why a little jiu jitsu is in order. If we let them, they will destroy each other.

  29. Steve says:

    That’s why we should take the women, boys under ten, girls and men over 50 and leave the rest in country.
    And air drop weapons and ammo.

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