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AMAC: We Need to Pause the Syrian Refugee Program

syriaISIS is at war with us even if we hesitate to declare war on them

WASHINGTON, DC, Nov 20 – French President Francois Hollande declared war on ISIS in the wake of the Islamist terrorist attacks in Paris that left some 129 innocent people dead.  President Obama declared war on the Republican Party.

“Our president was dismayed at the widespread lack of support for the hasty implementation of his plan to allow 10,000 refugees from Syria into the country.  So he unashamedly pinned the blame on Republican rhetoric.  He went so far as to accuse the GOP of aiding and abetting ISIS, calling his conservative critics the enemy’s most ‘potent recruitment tool’ because they seek to stall the president’s refugee resettlement plan out of an abundance of caution,” according to Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens.

Weber said it is important to stress that any such plan must include a means of ensuring that terrorist infiltrators cannot get into the country along with those who are legitimately seeking asylum.  And right now, that appears to be a daunting task, at best.

As FBI Director James Comey told the House Homeland Security Committee recently: “We can only query against that which we have collected.  And so if someone has never made a ripple in the pond in Syria in a way that would get their identity or their interest reflected in our database, we can query our database until the cows come home, but there will be nothing that will show up because we have no record of them.”

Meanwhile, it has been revealed that at least one of the Paris killers got into France posing as a refugee fleeing the war in Syria.  And this week Turkish authorities arrested eight men on suspicion of being Islamic militants calling themselves refugees.  On top of that, ISIS brags openly that it is using the refugee migration as a means of smuggling fighters into Europe and beyond.

The Islamic terrorists have repeatedly declared the U.S. to be their number one target, Weber noted.  “Was the massacre in Paris a rehearsal for what is in store for America?  We are a country that has always welcomed immigrants and there are none more worthy of access here than those escaping the horrors of war.  But, with so much evidence that the relocation of Syrian refugees en masse to the safety of the United States will make us all, refugees and citizens alike, less safe, our number one priority needs to be security considerations.”

The president has called for compassion for the Syrians who want to enter the U.S.  “We call on President Obama to show his compassion for the casualties of war in France and for the potential casualties of that same war in this country.  We call on him to make a concerted effort not to politicize the issue in order to prove that he is right and everyone else is wrong,” Weber said.

America has always relied on the vast Atlantic Pacific oceans to keep us safe from our enemies, but this time things are different, he added.  “We are giving our foes an alternative means of putting their boots on the ground to perform insidious war crimes anywhere and anytime right here in the U.S.  The least we can do is to make sure we are aware of the terrible risks we take by allowing the potential for another 911.  We need to pause the Syrian refugee program.  We need to find and implement an effective means of vetting those who we let into the country.  We must remember that ISIS is at war with us even if we hesitate to declare war on them.”

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Vicky Galloway
6 years ago

There are so many problems in dealing with the Syrian Refugee crisis. My son just returned from a Missions trip and said the countless families are truly pitiful. They are carrying everything they own on their backs, their children in tow. Sadly the Obama Administration let in 260 some Refugees yesterday. ALL were Muslims. except for ONE Christian. There are tens of thousands of Christians fleeing persecution and death, but our Govt. could only find one! I do not trust this process at all, and as Americans we must use complete wisdom! Wisdom is no longer available in our Leadership, so we must make our voices heard. I am NOT in favor of coddling terrorists. We are already greeting them as they flood our Southern borders from many Countries; and them making them comfortable by setting them up with Welfare, Food stamps and Housing Assistance, so they can spend their money on weapons to destroy us. Where will it end, unless we cry out?

kris baker
7 years ago

Yes we really need a pause button regarding the Syrians. Maybe most of the Syrians are ok, but what about the terrorists who have come in with them? If the TSA can hire 85 people on the “watch list” and not know it, what makes us think the vetting process is any good. It must be throughly looked at.

Debbie
7 years ago

Why not open up Ellis Island type area for the refugees to come and stay until we can process them and determine them to be legitimate refugees.

Richard Woodworth
7 years ago
Reply to  Debbie

How about Oglodak Island? it is an island in the U.S. State of Alaska. It is located in the Aleutians West Census Area, which encompasses most of the Aleutian Island chain. The island is currently uninhabited and has an area of roughly one and a half square mile. The island is 1.19 miles (1.92 km) long and 2.3 miles (3.7 km) wide.

Bob Walker
7 years ago

Being a Resident of Nevada I have e mailed both Senators,congressman state senator and representative plus the Governor expressing my concern and objection to allowing Syrian refugees into the state and country .

Amber
7 years ago

100 % agreement on the refugee problem.

PAUL CORIATY
7 years ago

PRESIDENT OBAMA INSISTS IN PUTTING AMERICA AND IT’S PEOPLE IN JEOPARDY BY FLOODING AMERICA WITH SYRIAN REFUGEES. KEEP IN MIND WITHOUT PROPER SECURITY CLEARANCE OF THESE REFUGEES, CONTINUES TO PUT AMERICAN LIVES IN JEOPARDY FOR ISIL INFILTRATION. OBAMA DOES NOT CARE FOR AMERICAN SECURITY. HIS DECADENCE OF AMERICA IS CRIMINAL AND TREASONOUS. BY HIS ANTI-AMERICAN ACTS, HE SHOULD BE IMPEACHED.

Charles L.
7 years ago

I said something in error. “And that was the point.” in reference to Robinson making the team.

Charles L.
7 years ago

The President makes illogical and ideological decisions serving only to satisfy his radical voting base and some sort of out-of-touch promise to himself and those same radicals. Then when he receives valid criticism, he runs away to Turkey, the Philippines, or the like, thousands of miles away, to throw his shots. Ted Cruz asked why he doesn’t face him in person if he has a problem with his comments. Obama thinks that the Republicans are afraid to face some CNBC moderators or that they are afraid of some three-year old refugees. But it is Obama, Clinton, and the other Democrats who are afraid to answer tough questions, go on Fox News, and Talk radio, or have a meaningful debate.
The President seems to think he knows better about what kind of country we are. But this country is beginning to know better about what kind of President he is. That is, one who is in over his head.
He was put in that job by the party of identity politics, who criticize anyone that points out his inabilities, stubbornness, and lack of effective policies. They were just interested in checking off another box of “the first party to elect the first person of a certain identity.” We don’t criticize him for the color of his skin, but for the thinness of his skin, as he displays more anger at reporters and Republicans, than he does towards criminals and terrorists.
Sadly, he was chosen by his party because he is a person of color, conveniently charismatic, but unfortunately not really qualified. When Branch Rickey was looking for a Black baseball player to try and break the color line in Major League Baseball, he found a man in Jackie Robinson, who was such a good ballplayer, that he would have made the team easily if he were White. And the was point.
The question no one wants to ask, or can actually ask in a public forum: Would Barack Obama have made a good President, if he were the same exact person, but White? Rickey did not find a good Black man to play baseball, he found a good baseball player who happened to be Black.
Is Obama over his head? I think of something John Wayne said in one of his films: “Don’t send a boy to do a man’s job!”

Ralph Belmore
7 years ago
Reply to  Charles L.

Good analysis Charles. Not so sure if President Obama was white would matter, it is liberalism which over many years, has created a giant bureaucracy of the takeover of government. This is a racist leader, and never was vetted by anyone. Pure dictator in our country.

There are a handful of conservatives who are truly honest American politicians. The rest are sell outs.

Charles L.
7 years ago
Reply to  Ralph Belmore

My speculation with Barack Obama as the same person with the same views, the same record, the same achievements, or lack of, and the same abilities, but, instead being a white man, would not have advanced him to the degree his color provided. Would he been a Liberal on the Bobby Kennedy or Bill Clinton level? Or would he just be a Martin O’Malley? Worse than any voter that WOULD NOT vote for him only because he is Black, are the voters that voted for him only because he IS Black. It has already been proven, as our foreign relations have exploded, that John McCain and Mitt Romney were better prepared and better qualified to handle National Security and foreign diplomacy than Obama, but unfortunately, at their election times, Obama was the flavor of the month. We are in jeopardy of committing another national coronation.

PaulE
7 years ago
Reply to  Charles L.

Well said Charles L. Progressives saw Obama as a convenient means to “check the box” for so many of their biases and to promote and accelerate their socialist agenda here. An excellent Trojan Horse, that a vast number of ignorant Americans couldn’t wait to vote for to prove how “progressive thinking” and thus supposedly enlightened they were rather than demonstrating just how gullible and uninformed they were. However, I find it amazing that it has taken over seven years of this socialist community organizer being in office and systematically de-constructing America on many levels (economically, militarily, culturally, etc.) for some people in this country to begin to wake up to the fact that he was totally unqualified for the job in the first place. Talk about an incredibly slow learning curve.

By the way, your analogy using Branch Rickey and Jackie Robinson is quite good and illustrates the difference between those who make decisions based on what it takes to do a specific job, whatever that job might be, versus those that make decisions on how to fill a position based on what makes them “feel good or sounds right” or checks off the right number of emotional boxes. Unfortunately to most Democrats voters in this country, that analogy would go right over their heads.

Ralph Belmore
7 years ago

Many of the comments are valid. However, ever wonder why this pResident has not been impeached? The reason is the “establishment” politicians love power, money and greed. They need to all be voted out and that means all conservatives. Romney could have been elected but he was too soft on Obama and many conservatives stayed home. With that said, Romney was not the best candidate but better that the 8 years of horrific ideology and unconstitutional executive orders made by this unveted America destroyer.

The establishment all need to go. Note: 16% of votes are government employees and if you add spouses that is 32%. They make well over $100k with benefits. The average salary of many who still hold a job is $55-61K. Add the liberal votes, if tobget to 51%, we keep the same do nothing’s in power.

We got just over 12 months to get the message out. If we elect another demoRat, this country is done. This will be the most important election we have ever faced.

Ralph Belmore
7 years ago
Reply to  Ralph Belmore

Correction to my comment. All establishment politicians democrats and republicans.

Mrnascar
7 years ago

I am a light skinned afro-american heterosexual male with a criminal record who believes Jesus is the Messiah I am truly the minority . I pay taxes but I don’t get an opportunity to vote. I’m proud to say that I have never supported our president because of my spiritual beliefs. He gives away my tax dollars to people I don’t even know all for votes and power. I believe Obama hates this country and should be brought up on charges of treason. There are men and women sitting on death row and serving life sentences in prisons with less evidence that is against the president.

Ivan Berry
7 years ago
Reply to  Mrnascar

Mrnascar, I don’t know you, but would be willing to bet that had you been a Congressman’s son, you would have “got off” or gotten a light sentence or misdemeaner conviction if the “crime” was non-violent. If your “offence” was “Federal,” just remember that the Constitution only lists four felony offences that are not “State” crimes. Where did all those federal crimes come from? From polititions, of course.
Thank you for joining in. Hope to hear more from you in the future if AMAC ever gets it’s ship together and publishes more pertinent articles.
I have a “white” cousen who loves to hunt and fish and vote, but can no longer hunt with a gun nor can he vote–all for a non-violent drug crime that happened so long ago it’s almost beyond memory, except for the consiquences. He cannot even protect his wife, son and daughter from criminals by possession of a gun–not even at home. The final result of prohibition of weapons for the people is that we become defenseless against the government stooges who wish to rule instead of serve. For the most part, it is they who should be locked up or disarmed.

Michael Felice
7 years ago

People online all write the same thing. They are amazed so many idiots voted for obama, twice. Shows the power of suggestion. After children have been indoctrinated for so many years that white people are bad and mistreat black people out of hand they actually believe it and think we actually owe something for what happened hundreds of years ago. Get this through your heads “WE” did not do anything!!! “WE” did not enslave anybody!!! “WE” do not believe anybody ever should have been enslaved!!! What “WE” do believe is that a narcissistic, racist, megalomaniac who is guilty of high treason should never have been placed in the white house and should be removed as soon as possible. Any military scholar can readily tell you what would be the most dangerous policies to undertake at this delicate time and those are exactly the policies obama is pushing forward! He IS dangerous and he IS the enemy within!!!!!

Merrill
7 years ago
Reply to  Michael Felice

EXACTLY!!

Lee Ellen
7 years ago

I also agree 100%. Obama is the worst POTUS but he is also the most dangerous.

Kevin
7 years ago

What’s sad is not that we not only have very bad President or worst, we have/had 48 million to voted for him twice. Scary that they that many stupid people in America.

Merrill
7 years ago
Reply to  Kevin

If the intelligent people had voted, the professional voters would have been outnumbered and we wouldn’t be in this predicament.

Dave D.
7 years ago
Reply to  Merrill

Merrill, you’ve hit the nail on the head. If all of the non-voting people who say that we must impeach Obama would have voted, we wouldn’t be faced with the problem of what to do with him.

Ivan Berry
7 years ago
Reply to  Merrill

Damn. Smart people don’t vote. I must be really stupid- I always vote. Guess I’m in the same boat ya’ll are, since you all sound like you voted too.

Merrill
7 years ago
Reply to  Ivan Berry

I should have said MORE smart people. Not voting gives the worst candidate the lead, which in this case it did.

Ivan Berry
7 years ago
Reply to  Merrill

Merrill, that was just a joke, not meant to put you on the defensive.
In truth, what you have said is so sadly the truth.

Charles Anderson
7 years ago

Our president needs to start behaving like an American president, one who is devoted to the preservation of true Americanism and American citizens who have worked hard, paid taxes, and are having to painfully watch the American economy and way of life being eroded by a president who’s views and behaviors are primarily fascist, anti-American, anti-Christian, and blatantly disrespectful of our military and nation. He is a frightening individual, very intimidating, and relentless as he pursues a dictatorial regime with his czars, and implementing, and abusing the power of executive privilege to circumvent the congressional system. God help us because someone needs to since even Congress flounders in this regard far too often.

HAM
7 years ago

Hi PAULE: Yes it does help but still leaves me with no one I can back 100%. I don’t like any of the tax reforms any of them have proposed so far. What they should do is get rid of a some loopholes to start and not the ones which help the middle class. We have been screwed enough. I am sure there are some out there which are not necessary.

I am not in favor of making major changes in the tax system on a big scale all at once. That, in my estimation is a recipe for disaster. Removing a lot of the regulations would give businesses a relief and hopefully allow them to grow their businesses again. The next thing would be to start privatizing government agencies. Our taxes will still go to supporting them but hopefully they would be better managed and not need an endless supply of our money to exist. However, without the people insisting that these changes be made, it won’t happen. Trump has been good for getting politicians attention at least but I don’t trust him!

PaulE
7 years ago
Reply to  HAM

Glad it help HAM. Unfortunately, we’re never going to get the perfect candidate that gives us everything exactly as we want it. We all have a slightly different view of what “exactly everything” is after all. However, we can’t afford to settle for someone like Bush, Rubio, Kasich, etc. that will essentially be business as usual types that do nothing meaningful to stop the country’s forced march towards socialism and eventual economic collapse.

As for tax and regulatory policy, none are putting forth exactly what I would want, but some have certain aspects that would be a good basis to start from. I would agree that all the tax plans put forth so far have some holes in them that need attention. Only a few were done by people with actual real-world business experience, so that’s what you get when your economic advisor is some college professor who has never stepped outside the classroom. Personally I’m a proponent of pro-growth tax and regulatory policies that make us more competitive against other countries around the world. In short, free market capitalism which is how this nation became the most powerful economic country is less than 200 years. The only way to attract businesses to this country and improve wages for workers is to make this country a vibrant economic magnet. That would require substantial changes to both tax and regulatory policies in this country to achieve that goal. No business is going to choose a location in the United States with a 35 percent business tax rate and onerous and expensive regulatory policies, many of which make no sense, when they can locate in a more friendly tax country with less onerous and expensive regulations. Hell, even a lot of our own existing companies are looking to move off shore because of existing tax and regulations. Remember, they have to compete against foreign companies for market share and customers in whatever sector they operate (healthcare, manufacturing, technology, automotive, etc. ), so they just aren’t competing against domestic U.S. companies paying the same tax rates and living with the same regulations. Unfortunately minor tweaks spread out over years and years won’t get the job done and we, as a nation, don’t have the luxury of time anymore. Obama and the Democrats fixed that. Obama doubled our national debt in eight years and once interest rates start to rise, we either have to be able to step-up economic activity in a meaningful way across this country or the escalating monthly interest payments on that debt will necessitate substantial tax hikes across the board. Again, we all have different views of what is personally acceptable in tax and regulatory policy. I’m just laying out the economic reality the nation currently faces.

By the way, we currently have over 600 federal agencies, many of which are either redundant or do little positive good for the amount of taxpayer dollars they consume each year. Most people don’t know that number or think every government agency must provide some sort of vital public service. The reality is you could easily do away with a 100 or more and the average person would never notice. As for potential privatization, that would run into the wall of government employee contracts and work rules, which would negate any potential taxpayer cost savings though efficient management practices.

I would agree with you regarding Trump. I don’t trust him either. I’m actually shocked so many people believe he’s actually a Republican when he was an out-spoken supporter for decades on just about every Democrat progressive issue. Plus he was a big campaign contributor to Hillary in 2008. If you have a chance, read the interview the WSJ published in Saturday’s edition. Classic Trump. By the way, he requested they do the piece to correct what he said was bias on their part from a few past editorials they ran. So he shouldn’t complain this time around. Every answer is he’s the best, he’s the greatest or “trust me, I’ll get it done”. No specifics on anything and they couldn’t even keep him focused on the question asked. When asked to give details on something he would segway into another topic or familiar talking point. By the way, I read both previous WSJ pieces he complained about and all they did was state when he spoke he really wasn’t saying anything of substance. That he was good at firing up people fed up with government, but his solutions were full of holes. I would say that’s pretty damn accurate description.

Alan. Piano
7 years ago

For eight years our chief in command & his administration has been twisting the truth&lying to the people , scandal after scandal & no one held accountable total coruption , he & his minions are trying desperately to distroy our constitution, he is a fraud president who is a Muslim & is trying to take us down from within along with his unelected Muslim Zarrs who are affiliated with Cair a known terrorist group.he is a traitor to this country & should be brought up on charges of treason.

Merrill
7 years ago
Reply to  Alan. Piano

I agree wholeheartedly.

Don
7 years ago

Is it so hard to identify a real terrorist? Unlike the Washington “experts”, I see a simple solution. EVERYONE from Syria, Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan, etc. who wants to enter the US, should be required to provide the name of a suspected terrorist. IF that person is arrested and convicted, then the refuge has PROVED he is not a terrorist and the peaceful Islamic people are then policing their own religion and working to stop the extremist. If a high value terrorist is captured with a potential immigrants information, then the whole family of the informant would be let into the country. It is always more important to rightly judge by actions rather than by words. Especially from terrorists.

Philip
7 years ago

Barack Hussien Obama is the #1 terrorist in our country!!!

Marilyn
7 years ago

We The People are under the dictatorship of a lunatic. Just Proven if this information is correct.

Merrill
7 years ago
Reply to  Marilyn

He’s not a lunatic. He’s a jihadist. He is setting up everything to tear down this country – the economy, the healthcare system, the laws he will not enforce, the criminals and terrorists he sets free, the anarchists he supports and defends, the allies he turns his back on and our enemies whom he embraces. Everything he does is to bring this country down. The next step is the importation of not Christians, who are being persecuted and beheaded, but Muslims, some of whom are jihadists, as has been recently proven.

Marilyn
7 years ago
Reply to  Merrill

Great comment Merrill. Fully agree. We have called Obama many adjectives but jihadist is good enough!

Bob M.
7 years ago

Who stands to gain from letting in refugees.Religious activist who get millions of our tax dollors to place, house,and feed these people.We the people get ripped off in everyway you can imagine.It seems to me that government officials,and activist think that the only reason someone like me gets up and goes to work everyday is so they can steal my hard earned money,and give it to whomever kneels at their feet,and begs for a hand out.To bad there is not a place we can go to free ourselves from an oppressive government.We the taxpayers are the oppressed in this country.And while we pay for everthing,we are also the ones who are attacked everyday for not playing along.Let`s just name a few of the folks who are stealing,or want to steal from us.Refugees,college students,welfare recipients,people getting subsidies to pay for their healthcare.congress with their outrageous salaries,and pensions,POTUS and his million dollor vacations,and a wife with her own plane to run off anywhere she pleases,senators,and congresspersons who give contracts to spouses to make a fortune on,free school lunches,Illegals who get better benefits then our veterans.You know, maybe these people I see on the exit ramps holding up signs asking for handouts may not be as dumb as I thought.Probably make more money a day then I do,and don`t have to report it.Can anyone say Fair Tax.F**k Obama,F**k congress,F**k refugees,And one that`s real hard to visualize.F**k Hillary.Hairy arm pits,and legs all.

me
7 years ago
Reply to  Bob M.

In general I agree with you, Bob.

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