Obama Inc. to Admit Initial 2,000 Syrian Refugees

That worked out well last time around. And no marathons were bombed.


How terrible of an idea is this? The Syrian refugees have become major problems in Egypt and Jordan. While many Christians legitimately fled the fighting, many of the Syrians are terrorists or wannabe terrorists.

And they're becoming a real problem.

Organized crime networks are operating in the biggest refugee camp, Za'atari in Jordan, which is home to 130,000, it said. The camp is "lawless is many ways", with resources that are "constantly stolen or vandalized".

Preparations for a new camp needed to learn the lessons from Za'atari, including to "ensure the safety of women and girls".

Do we really want to move this rape and crime trainwreck over to America?

The numbers are relatively small: just 2,000 refugees, compared to an estimated two million people who have fled Syria during the civil war. 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. The refugees, mostly women and children, will be screened for terrorist ties -- a process that could take a year or more to complete.

That worked out well last time around. And no marathons were bombed.

 "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, tells The Cable.

The September 11 hijackers are still waiting for their security checks.

While aid workers welcome the decision to let in more refugees, concerns remain about the time it will take to process the applications and move them into the U.S. "It's 90 degrees now, but in a few months it's going to snow and people are going to be freezing," Noah Gottschalk, Oxfam America's senior humanitarian policy advisor, told The Cable.

So the cold will freeze their weapons? Also around the same time, it's going to be snowing in America. Maybe they should try Brazil.

. "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."

And he even said that with a straight face.