With France in so-called lock-down following last Friday’s jihad attack in Paris, today Germany coincidentally appears to be in a state of high emergency, following the sudden evacuation of two stadiums and cancellation of two major public events – an international soccer match (which was to be attended by Angela Merkel) and a concert. Those situations you can review by clicking here.
Of more immediate importance, here in the USA much blustering has been done in the past few days by governors of the various states in the Union who bravely claim they are going to refuse to accept and house Mr Obama’s intended flood of 100,000 Syrian immigrants, which has already begun to arrive, ladies and gentlemen.
With thanks to Drudge, tonight I read a Bloomberg News report written by Josh Rogin on the incoming refugee issue. The sinister crux of the matter is buried about halfway down the page and is not at all reflected in the innocuous headline:
Governors Press White House for Refugee Information
In a call with senior Obama administration officials Tuesday evening, several governors demanded they be given access to information about Syrian refugees about to be resettled by the federal government in their states. Top White House officials refused.
Did you get that? They. R-E-F-U-S-E-D.
Over a dozen governors from both parties joined the conference call, which was initiated by the White House after 27 governors vowed not to cooperate with further resettlement of Syrian refugees in their states. The outrage among governors came after European officials revealed that one of the Paris attackers may have entered Europe in October through the refugee process using a fake Syrian passport. (The details of the attacker’s travels are still murky.)…
Yes. Those little details are murky. And my money says they’re going to remain murky for long time to come.
…On the call several Republican governors and two Democrats — New Hampshire’s Maggie Hassan and California’s Jerry Brown — repeatedly pressed administration officials to share more information about Syrian refugees entering the United States. The governors wanted notifications whenever refugees were resettled in their states, as well as access to classified information collected when the refugees were vetted….
Nice that Bloomberg News provides an heroic little feature for the Democrats – Jerry Brown is a leftist’s leftist. But let’s go on.
…“There was a real sense of frustration from all the governors that there is just a complete lack of transparency and communication coming from the federal government,” said one GOP state official who was on the call…
Gosh. I was getting worried there for a second or two. I feel so much better now. There is frustration abounding. That will surely save us from what’s happening in Europe. Frustration works well.
The administration officials, led by McDonough, assured the governors that the vetting process was thorough and that the risks of admitting Syrian refugees could be properly managed. He added that the federal government saw no reason to alter the current method of processing refugees.
Thorough vetting process. The risk can be managed. Really. And I’m sure McDonough said all of that with a straight face. Why are we even taking on any risk, manageable or not? Didn’t high officialdom in European countries offer similar assurances about their flood of immigrants from Muslim states? But here’s the dagger to the heart:
Florida governor Rick Scott asked McDonough point blank if states could opt out of accepting refugees from Syria. McDonough said no, the GOP state official said.
Got that? Governor Scott asked about opting out of accepting refugees. What a nice, polite, sissified way to phrase a groveling request, especially if you’re genuinely interested in protecting your people from what just happened in Paris.
McDonough said, “NO.”
Do you think that smack-down caused any gubernatorial outrage or strong reactions? Read on:
In a readout of the call Tuesday night, the White House said that several governors “expressed their appreciation for the opportunity to better understand the process and have their issues addressed.” The White House noted that “others encouraged further communication” from the administration about the resettlement of refugees…
Isn’t that special. So, here we are. Mr. Obama’s U.S. Government is opening the gates and inviting the barbarians whose life-long deep-seated ideology commands our destruction to come into our house. Our government has completely abdicated its solemn responsibility to protect us from foreign enemies.
We’re on our own, folks. Look to yourselves and your families.